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…
Top Choice Californian in Anderson Valley

Table 128

Food-savvy travelers love the constantly changing New American menu here, featuring simple dishes done well, like roasted chicken, grilled local lamb and cheesecake. The family-style service makes dinner here a free…
Californian in Eureka

Restaurant 301

Eureka’s top table, romantic, sophisticated 301 serves a contemporary Californian menu, using produce from its organic gardens (tours available). Mains are pricey, but the five-course tasting menu ($62, with wine pa…
Modern American in Arcata

Folie Douce

Just a slip of a place, but with an enormous reputation. The short but inventive menu features seasonally inspired bistro cooking, from Asian to Mediterranean, with an emphasis on local organics. Wood-fired pizzas a…
Cafe in Jenner

Café Aquatica

This is the kind of North Coast coffee shop you’ve been dreaming of: fresh pastries, fog-lifting organic coffee and chatty locals. The expansive view of the Russian River from the patio and gypsy sea-hut decor make …
Top Choice Californian in Jenner

River’s End Restaurant

Unwind in style at this picture-perfect restaurant, perched on a cliff overlooking the river’s mouth and the grand sweep of the Pacific Ocean. It serves world-class meals at world-class prices, but the real reward i…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Ferndale

Lost Coast Cafe

Step into a homey kitchen, where the soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods are easily the best vegetarian choices north of Fort Bragg. Organic coffee is on the house. Cash only.
Top Choice Californian in Eureka

Brick & Fire

Eureka's best restaurant is in an intimate, warm-hued, bohemian-tinged setting that is almost always busy. Choose from thin-crust pizzas, delicious salads (try the pear and blue cheese) and an ever-changing selectio…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

Fort Bragg’s must-visit pizzeria is known for its sophisticated wood-fired, brick-oven pies as much as for its long list of microbrews. Try the ‘Gustoso’ – with chevre, pesto and seasonal pears – all carefully orche…
Top Choice Pizza in Ukiah

Saucy

Yes there are arty pizzas with toppings like Calabrian love sausage (really), fennel pollen and almond basil pesto but there are also amazing soups, salads, pastas and starters – Nana's meatballs are to die for and …