When visiting a Mendocino inn, in the wonderful village of Mendocino, make sure to check out the local eateries. There are a tremendous number of them, each one distinctive and tempting. When you prepare to leave your Mendocino b&b for a fine dining experience, why not look through the restaurants that we picked out as some of the outstanding choices.
MacCallum House Restaurant
45020 Albion Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone: (707) 937-0289
Although this is not an inexpensive restaurant, you will find that the quality of the organic and sustainably raised food to be quite magnificent and artfully prepared. The eclectic menu includes such entrées as braised halibut with French horn mushrooms or roasted Mary's organic lemon thyme chicken served with roasted pepper and snap peas. Perhaps more to your taste is the pan seared Liberty Farm duck breast with Mendocino blackberry Syrah sauce or the delicious grilled Niman Ranch pork loin. The elegance ambience is relaxing and charming.
10451 Lansing Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone: (707) 937-6141
At the Mendocino Café you will not only find unique and international dishes, you will also find the restaurant quite affordable. The menu reads like a review of the owner's travels across the globe with foods that reflect the cuisine of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Italy and France. The wine menu is extensive and also quite reasonable. The Mendocino Café is committed to providing organic produce, free range chickens and meats from a local ranch that are not fed antibiotics or hormones. The restaurant's appeal is also is its wonderful water views of the bay.
961 Ukiah St., P.O. Box 1236, Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-5614
A beautiful garden surrounds this lovely, somewhat expensive, restaurant, which is a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean. Café Beaujolais prides itself on using organically grown produce and meat, poultry and eggs from animals humanely raised in a free-range environment. While its name is French, many of its entrees are eclectic blends of international palates. Escargots are there, but so are Hawaiian Ahi Yellow fin. The sophisticated elegance of the interior, makes dining here a great event.
955 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-1955
This casual restaurant has a sunny interior and dishes that echo many cuisines, including Italian, American, and French. A small restaurant with an intimate feel, specialties include red snapper, crispy duck and lamb stew. Desserts reign supreme at 955 Restaurant, and waiters caution diners to leave room for a fabulous sweet, such as chocolate-rum torte, bread pudding, or mango sorbet. This is a moderately expensive eatery, but well worth the cost if fans are being truthful.
45051 Ukiah Street
Mendocino CA 95460
Just because you are staying in an upscale Mendocino bed and breakfast, doesn't mean you can't eat at a local, reasonable, deli that is the in-spot for those in the know. The Mendocino Market has organic, tasty, main and side dishes that you can make a meal from. Come for take-out or dine indoors or in the garden. You can even dream up the kind of sandwich you want, and the wait staff will make sure it's made the way you want. Specialty sandwiches include local ingredients and lots of fish. Take their suggestions for a local wine to go with your meal and make sure to try their fabulous desserts too.