Restaurants

Top Choice Californian in Mendocino

Café Beaujolais

Mendocino’s iconic, beloved country-Cal–French restaurant occupies an 1893 farmhouse restyled into a monochromatic urban-chic dining room, perfect for holding hands by candlelight. The refined, inspired cooking draw…
Californian in Mendocino

955 Ukiah Street

One of those semi-secret institutions, the menu here changes with what's available locally. When we visited, that meant wondrous things such as a roasted cauliflower, feta and caramelized-onion appetizer. The dimly …
Californian in Mendocino

MacCallum House Restaurant

Sit on the veranda or fireside for a romantic dinner of all-organic game, fish or risotto primavera. Chef Alan Kantor makes everything from scratch and his commitment to sustainability and organic ingredients is nea…
Californian in Mendocino

Mendocino Cafe

One of Mendocino’s few fine dinner spots also serves lovely alfresco lunches on its ocean-view deck surrounded by roses. Try the Thai burrito or the 'Healing Bowl' of soba noodles, miso, shitake mushrooms and choice…
Pizza in Mendocino

Frankie's

There is no Sicilian-style simplicity to these pizzas, they are pure Californian with piled-high organic ingredients such as cremini mushrooms, Canadian bacon, roasted red peppers and pineapple (not combined, fortun…
Burgers in Mendocino

Tote Fête Deli & Burger Grill

Dine in or take away at this serious burger place with its all-natural, grass-fed beef and 11 choices, including veggie and portobello-mushroom options. Also on the menu are seafood dishes, such as fish tacos, calam…
Californian in Mendocino

Ravens

Ravens brings haute-contemporary concepts to a completely vegetarian and vegan menu. Produce comes from the idyllic organic gardens of the Stanford Inn by the Sea and the bold menu takes on everything from sea-palm …
Californian in Mendocino

Flow

Run by the Mendocino Cafe, this very busy place has the best views of the ocean in town from its 2nd-story perch. Brunch is a specialty as are Mexican-inspired small plates, artisan pizzas and a sublime local Dungen…
Cafe in Mendocino

GoodLife Cafe & Bakery

Here's where locals and tourists mingle in an unpretentious, noisy and cozy cafe setting. Get bakery goods and fair-trade coffee for breakfast and comfort food like mac and cheese or curry bowls at lunch. Lots of gl…
Mediterranean in Mendocino

Ledford House

Watch the water pound the rocks and the sun set out of the Mendocino hubbub (8 miles south) at this friendly Cal-Med bistro. Try the cassoulet or the gnocchi. It’s a local hangout and gets hoppin’ with live jazz mos…