About Raven's Restaurant - Stanford Inn by the Sea
The Ravens, nationally acclaimed award winning restaurant serves organic vegan cuisine. The restaurant sources many ingredients locally, from sea palm to chanterells and other ingredients including produce, fruit and edible flowers from the restaurant’s certified organic farm. On Wednesdays The Ravens features an ever changing "Ethnic Menu" - special menus from around the world. And every evening Happy Hour is offered as well as an extensive appetizer menu. Dinner features the Ravens signature Sea Palm Strudel featured in culinary magazines and cooking shows globally and chocolate mint ganache tort.
Breakfast features Ravens" Portobello "Benedict" on house made English Muffins; signature Citrus Polenta with freshly harvested greens and cashew cream sauce; Ravens Chiliquilles, and much more.
Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM
Dinner 5:30-8:00 PM - Call for actual closing times which vary seasonally.
Coast Highway 1
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every Wednesday is Ethnic Night featuring a changing menu of priced fixed cuisine from around the world.
Raven's Restaurant - Stanford Inn by the Sea Ratings and Reviews
Delicious vegan breakfast in a great loc ...
Delicious vegan breakfast in a great location. This dog-friendly restaurant serves great food that even meat lovers would enjoy. My wife and I came for breakfast and afterward stayed in the reading room and browsed through the books as we waited out the rain. The Ravens is quite a treat.
The seasonal crepe was delicious with lo ...
The seasonal crepe was delicious with local mushrooms. I also love the fresh fruit they offer. Not your usual..., there was banana, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, to name a few. Staff was very attentive, and there to take care of anything I needed.
I found the restaurant to be rustic but ...
I found the restaurant to be rustic but comfortable. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was kind & efficient. We did, as others have noted, have to wait awhile for our food. My husband & I shared the roasted beet salad. I had the enchiladas & my husband had the tres tacos. Everything was good tasting but not great. I'm vegan but my husband is not. We live in the South bay area so as nice as it was we probably won't go again.
Vegan food that tastes "healthy" (not in ...
Vegan food that tastes "healthy" (not in a good way). I've had delicious vegan food, which leads me to believe that with the level of plate presentation at Ravens, ( it was very polished) and for the prices (about $25/entree), the food lacked a level decadence. Not sure I'd go back, which is unfortunate because I love their mission statement and what they are trying to do. And the Stanford Inn is absolutely beautiful.
First, the setting and hotel are gorgeou ...
First, the setting and hotel are gorgeous...full of tranquil earthiness that would expect from Mendocino, with a hillside, ocean view and their own, organic gardens from which they derive their offerings . The dining room is also beautiful and offers some fabulous views of the sunset. Our meal was very good and we liked just about everything that was served to us. The service had some issues, but I'm sure that our server was new to the job, so I'm hesitant to give him low marks, as I'm know that he'll improve in short time. We would definitely go back again.
We had both breakfast and dinner here an ...
We had both breakfast and dinner here and loved it. It was especially nice being able to bring our dog with us to dine. We had the ravioli, enchiladas, and creme brûlée for dinner and then the french toast and tofu scramble with a yummy scone for breakfast. I thought the menu had plenty to choose from and would definitely stop by next time I am in the area.
We loved The Raven -- and so did our dog ...
We loved The Raven -- and so did our dogs who were welcome to join us in the inside dining room. (There is a wonderful view from the non pet friendly dining room.) Cosy atmosphere. Terrific cocktails! And vegan wines! (Who knew they'd be just as good as their non vegan counterparts?) Truthfully, I'm not sure I'd want to eat vegan every single night for the rest of my life, but the food was very, very good, and we know it was healthy. Love the outdoor areas, views and gardens. The wait staff could not have been nicer. Most certainly we will be back when next we are in the area.
It's a lovely take on vegan food. Porti ...
It's a lovely take on vegan food. Portions are a little overwhelming (a tofu dish came with an entire package - maybe two of tofu as an appetizer) and some of the recipes are over spiced / very rich. Presentation is lovely. The fresh ingredients are wonderful. The local sea palm dish is something unique and worth a try: expect to taste all the salt of the sea as it is very much that and is delicious with puffed pastry and what i believe is fresh (not powdered) wasabi.
Definitely worth a try if you're intrigued by vegan cuisine as it grows in California.
We had reservations at The Standford Inn ...
We had reservations at The Standford Inn and a dinner reservation at The Ravens for months in advance, so we had a lot of time for expectations to build. Unfortunately, the result was somewhat underwhelming. The food was fine, but not delicious. The service was nice, but not spectacular. We had breakfast from the restaurant 3 mornings in a row and were quite happy with those meals. Dinner let us down a bit, however. Coming from the Bay area and having travelled to several vegan restaurants around the world, perhaps I'm spoiled :-)
We had a great time dining at Raven. The ...
We had a great time dining at Raven. The menu is amazing. Such delicious vegetarian food that is nutritious and delicious. The dining room is beautiful, with big windows that make you feel like you're dining in the trees. Service is great, very kind folks.
Overpriced mediocre food. Poor service. ...
Overpriced mediocre food. Poor service. Wrong food came out twice and blue sky soda was substituted with a can of Hansen's without checking with us. When we questioned the switch, the server argued with us, saying it was a comparable substitute. Server could not tell us ingredient in the signature dish and had to go ask someone in the kitchen. This vegetarian was very disappointed.
We had a wonderful experience at Raven's ...
We had a wonderful experience at Raven's. We loved eating in a restaurant where dogs were allowed, the fireplace was crackling and live music was playing. Definitely the nicest ambiance we've enjoyed. We also loved the full vegan fare!
The food is vegan. We had 3 meals at thi ...
The food is vegan. We had 3 meals at this restaurant The food lacks imagination and taste. It is very bland. The enchiladas were the only item that were tasteful and quite good with good flavor. The breakfast waffles and pancakes and French toast left a lump in the stomach for hours. Heavy and again tasteless except for the same cinnamon flavor in all three. The breads are dry. Vegan food can be quite good. This was not. It is also way overpriced. Too many better options in the area
As vegans, this restaurant is a rare fi ...
As vegans, this restaurant is a rare find for us, a vegan restaurant of high quality, creativity and freshness. Associated with the charming inn, The Stanford Inn, it has an open airy modern rustic ambience and serves an extensive menu utilizing the fresh produce and herbs from its own garden. The big plate portions are huge, perhaps to ensure that omnivores too are completely satisfied. There is a full bar. The downside was the rather amateurish service at most meals. The hosts rarely offer a warm greeting and other staff seem distracted and forgetful, if well meaning. The only dish we didn't care for was the sea palm seaweed phyllo roll. We loved the beet salad, daily flatbread, and taco with trumpet mushrooms in barbecue sauce with pineapple salsa.
Our waiter was very nice, but a bit of a ...
Our waiter was very nice, but a bit of a language barrier made understanding the food descriptions difficult which were numerous as there were 2 different menus. A Mexican menu and their standard menu. Our food took an exceptionally long time to come out. The heirloom tomato salad was the highlight of our meal. Mole potatoes were fine, but would have made a better side than appetizer as listed. One salad was served with an over abundance of cabbage and uninteresting. Our spinach ravioli was flavorless and the red sauce was very heavy and not good flavor. Dessert options were uninspired and we didn't try after such a disappointing dinner.
Chef made a special meal and dessert for ...
Chef made a special meal and dessert for us that was gluten free and SOS-free (no sugar, oil or salt). We so appreciated the extra effort of adapting the Wednesday night BBQ special to our needs and the chocolate avocado mousse. Thank you.
Even my dairy-devotee husband loved the ...
Even my dairy-devotee husband loved the food here! The vegan sour cream was surprisingly excellent. We had items off the Mexican menu and all were delicious. The pecan torte with coconut-milk ice cream was delicious. Creme brulee was a little disappointing, just too far from the original texture & taste of a dairy-based custard, but overall our experience was excellent and we would absolutely dine here again.
Delicious and interesting food. Had a ve ...
Delicious and interesting food. Had a very hard time trying to decide what to order and really wanted tastes of everything. My food was wonderful. Portions weren't very big except where dessert was concerned and then it was too big and I ate every bite. Even though I live more then three hours away I am looking forward to returning.
We have had meals at Raven's a number of ...
We have had meals at Raven's a number of times and the food and staff have never been a disappointment. Top quality food and gracious staff. I love that we can order anything off of the menu and that we can glance over at what is being served to others and know that we could have made that choice to get a sense of our next meal the following night/day.
WE WENT FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY; MY WIFE IS ...
WE WENT FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY; MY WIFE IS A VEGAN. IF WE HAD THIS RESTAURANT IN UKIAH WE WOULD EAT THERE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. LOTS OF FLAVOR; ALL THE DISHES WERE BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT; I WISH I HAD TAKEN PIX. EXPENSIVE, BUT A GOOD VALUE; WE HAD LEFT OVERS FOR DINNER WHEN WE GOT HOME ON MONDAY; 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE CANT BE BEAT. LOVED THE HOUSE VODKA MARTINI (GREAT PRICE $5 INSTEAD OF $13 AT OUR FAVORITE HOMETOWN RESTAURANT. CANT WAIT TO GET BACK THERE; DONT WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR!!!
My sister and I ventured to Mendocino fo ...
My sister and I ventured to Mendocino for a little girl's weekend and could not have been happier with the choice of Raven's for dinner. As a vegan / vegetarian, I am used to the difficult task of finding something to order when I go out. This, was the complete opposite. The difficulty was in deciding what NOT to order. It was Heaven. And nothing disappointed. From our yummy tortilla and black bean starter and glass of Pinot Grigio, to my delicately stacked kale salad and flavorful portobello sliders for dinner, to a lovely coconut ice cream dessert, the experience was absolutely perfect. You don't have to be a vegan to enjoy the restaurant, but you will be ecstatic and completely at home, if you are. Highly recommend!
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