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Dinner in Mendocino

rokalada Aug 22, 2011 02:57 PM

One night only in Mendocino next week and would so welcome any and all dining suggestions. Of course, we love seafood and also wild game. Also, if anyone has a favorite place for a lunch stop en route to Mendocino from Napa, please tell me.


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    budnball Aug 23, 2011 03:07 PM

    If you are driving thru Healdsburg, I would recommend Zin, an American bistro with a focus on Zinfindel. Moderately priced amoung some great, but expensive places. Their take on Hash is always a winner.

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      rokalada Aug 23, 2011 03:15 PM

      Funny, we ate at Zin last summer and really enjoyed it. Frankly, I don't know how hungry we will be for lunch, since we'll eat at our Napa hotel for breakfast and the night before, we are going to The French Laundry. I am going to call this the "eat my way through California" trip!
      I remember Zin had a great lunch!

      The French Laundry
      6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

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        budnball Aug 23, 2011 05:43 PM

        I doubt if you will be hungry. Enjoy your French Laundry experience!

        The French Laundry
        6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

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          Gail Aug 23, 2011 07:05 PM

          The French Laundry is not a big "honkin'" dinner, rather a lot of wonderful morsels of goodness that seemed to keep coming, but at a properly timed pace...at least that was our experience.

          The French Laundry
          6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

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        Kim Cooper Aug 22, 2011 09:40 PM

        Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino is great. They also have a bakery called the Brickery that does great bread. Their rye bread was some of the best we've ever had.
        the restaurant has been there as long as I can remember, I hope they are still there. They have a dish that's sturgeon in a local mushroom and truffle reduction that is to die for. We've had the same sauce with scallops too, and I list it as one of the best dishes I've ever had.
        The restaurant closes from, I think, Thanksgiving to Valentines day.

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          rokalada Aug 23, 2011 03:13 PM

          Thank you so much! I have made us reservations at Cafe Beaujolais for the one night we will be in Mendocino. Their menu looks divine!

          Cafe Beaujolais
          961 Ukiah, Mendocino, CA 95460

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            Kim Cooper Aug 27, 2011 01:30 AM

            Be sure to report back after your trip!

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          Pcass Aug 22, 2011 09:31 PM

          Moosse Cafe in Mendocino is great.

          1. wolfe Aug 22, 2011 03:07 PM

            Napa to Mendocino by which route? If going to 1 try Hole in the Wall Sebastopol. Mendocino is on the California board.

            Hole in the Wall
            972 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95472

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