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…
Top Choice Californian in Clear Lake

Saw Shop Gallery Bistro

The best restaurant in Lake County serves a Californian-cuisine menu of wild salmon and rack of lamb, as well as a small plates menu of sushi, lobster tacos, Kobe-beef burgers and flatbread pizzas. Laid-back atmosph…
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 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…
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…
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…
Barbecue in Gualala & Anchor Bay

Bones Roadhouse

Savory smoked meats and a busy biker bar vibe make this Gualala’s most fun lunch stop. On weekends, a codgerly blues outfit may be growling out ‘Mustang Sally.’
American in Samoa Peninsula

Samoa Cookhouse

On the Samoa Peninsula, the popular Samoa Cookhouse is the dining hall of an 1893 lumber camp. Hikers, hippies and lumberjacks get stuffed while sharing long red-checked oilcloth-covered tables.
American in Shelter Cove

Cove Restaurant

The first-choice place to eat, this place has everything from artichoke-mushroom lasagna to New York steaks.