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Special Dinner in Mendocino Area

jennifer810 Apr 27, 2011 04:56 PM


I'll be taking my husband to Mendocino for a surprise mid-week birthday celebration. We'll be there for two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday).

I'm hoping you can recommend two places for dinner and a place or two for lunch.

Thank you!

  1. j
    josephnl May 7, 2011 03:56 PM

    Suspect I'm too late, but for dinner would recommend the Cafe Beaujolais, and either the Little River Inn, The Ledford House, or La Petite Rive...all a short drive from Mendo. For lunch...no question, go to the Moosse Cafe in the Blue Heron Inn...have the mac and cheese, and the chocolate pudding. You'll feel guilty for a week, but oh my, are the good!

    Blue Heron Restaurant
    25275 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA

    Little River Inn
    7901 N Highway 1, Mendocino, CA

    Moosse Cafe
    390 Kasten, Mendocino, CA 95460

    Cafe Beaujolais
    961 Ukiah, Mendocino, CA 95460

    Ledford House
    3000 N Highway 1, Albion, CA 95410

    2 Replies
    1. re: josephnl
      BN1 May 7, 2011 09:01 PM

      To my knowledge and according to their website, La Petite Rive is closed until further notice. They left their former location under unfavorable circumstances and I get e-mails from the inn where they were located trying to undo the damage. When my wife and I dined there after they moved from the location across from The Little River Inn, we were not very impressed with our meal.

      Little River Inn
      7901 N Highway 1, Mendocino, CA

      1. re: BN1
        josephnl May 7, 2011 10:00 PM

        Thanks for the update re La Petite Rive. It indeed does appear that they have closed. We ate there twice when they were across from the Little River Inn and thought they were pretty good, but also heard that when they moved to the B&B they slipped & were not great. Unfortunately there's nothing really great along the Mendo coast. I guess that the Cafe Beauj which is very good, is as good as it gets...and the Moosse for lunch...the mac 'n cheese and chocolate pudding OMG!!

        La Petite Rive
        7750 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456

        Little River Inn
        7901 N Highway 1, Mendocino, CA

        Moosse Cafe
        390 Kasten, Mendocino, CA 95460

    2. t
      tom246 Apr 27, 2011 06:19 PM

      Jennifer, we had a very nice lunch at Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino about a year ago. Nice town in a beautiful setting.


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