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Lobby Lounge

American, Bar, Pub
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45080 Main Street, Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
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United States
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The beautiful mahogany bar with its carved griffins sets the stage for a great evening nightcap with friends - the mixologists here have their act together! Service is friendly and the food is excellent, too! Love stunning glass ceiling and the cool settee in the window.

Thank winewriter
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

IN many lounges, especially an old world one such as this, the fireplace is usually a focal point. It was quite cool in early May but the "fire" consisted of a measly two logs and small at that. I can understand that this old wooden hotel must have concerns about fire but a firescreen should take care of that. I... More 

Thank 00slevin
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Mendocino Hotel has a restaurant as well as a bar. The restaurant was pricey for dinner; however, the bar menu was much more reasonable and the items were more to our liking. Prior to arriving at this hotel we had read other peoples comments about the bartender service being slow so we did not expect prompt service, which actually... More 

Thank Vinturi
Mendocino, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

With the bar near empty, the bartender was so busy visiting with her friends at the bar, she completely ignored me as a customer causing me to cancel my final drink and leave...........

2 Thank annz2
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have been coming here for years and occasionally tried other recommended restaurants and always happily came back. Oysters Mendocino, Pork Chop, Roast Duck, Fresh Salmon.... yum. Try to leave room for Marionberry or Fresh Peach cobbler.

Thank caria4077
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The antique bar is worth it alone to sit near it at one of the two set antique window tables. And if service is your thing be sure to go Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night when John is the bartender. And the Bistro menu is nothing short of excellent!

Thank WGB51
Pismo Beach, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Spectacular view of ocean during the day. Incredibly gorgeous decor. Service spotty but oh well. View and decor carry the day. Have at least a cup of coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank SuzyFor
Alameda, California
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190 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My husband and I stopped here for a drink while touring Mendocino. The bar was completely swamped and we barely got served. We took our drinks into the sitting room next door. We found a lovely table by the window and were served at a leisurely pace. Salad was good, sandwich was fine. It was a good place to just... More 

Thank Roberta5261
Richfield, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We sat down and the bartender came up and took my wine order. My husband was still trying to decide. I never got my wine and he didn't come back to take my husband's order. We left after 15 minutes of waiting. He was very busy, but I think he wanted us to go to the formal dining room.

1 Thank CBRobin
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our food here- I got the Reuben, which was amazing. Hubby got the au jus. The view from a window seat is nice.

1 Thank zeppgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45080 Main Street, Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?