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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.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM
Dinner 5:30 - 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
We chose Ravens for our wedding anniversary dinner and as always the food exceeded our expectations. Plenty of gluten-free items to choose from, the dishes were beautifully presented and the flavors well balanced. A healthy, nurturing and elegantly prepared meal. Loved the "Rustic Flatbread" the tomatoes were at their peak of ripeness, "Kale Salad" with cauliflower ceviche, innovative. Service was at a perfect pace.
We celebrated my daughter's birthday. This restaurant was very special. You felt the kitchen was making innovative, thoughtful dishes that made sense, brought joy and were fully satisfying (the portions were surprisingly ample). Ditto for the service. The ambiance (the restaurant is part of an inn) is lovely: bright yet understated, artistic yet comfortable and calming. Definitely full price, but we felt we paid for a special experience that was delivered!
Did not know vegan food could be so good! Really a fabulous meal. We had apps, entres and desserts...cause we wanted to try as much as possible...and all was so yummy. If I had to pick, the kale salad and choc dessert were my fav. Informative, friendly staff. Bought the cookbook too.
Really interesting vegan menu. I can honestly say that I didn't miss the meat! Try the trumpet mushroom 'pulled pork. It is used in the tamales and it has the perfect texture to fool anyone. Only fault I could find is some of the veggies are served under one. Esp. Kale which is too chewy to be appetizing. It is definitely worth a try
Delicious vegan fare with a vegan wine list to match. Only quibble is that the kitchen was unwilling to serve my corn "off the cobb" - I recently had dental work and this seemed like a very minor accommodation to make in the circumstances, so a bit disappointed there. Half price cocktails helped make up for it though!
My wife is a vegetarian and we really were looking forward to this place. Totally disappointing on all accounts. The food is uninspired tasteless and overpriced. Maybe we're spoiled with all the excellent vegan/veg options in LA, but this place was just lame. Tamales that were dry, served w iceberg lettuce, looked microwave defrosted and tasted as if. The ravioli was drowned in marinara that tasted metallic and at 26 bucks was a ripoff. The carrot cake tasted like the frosting was made with margarine Really? Not moist and not at all good. The service was okay, but for the prices you expect service that meets that category. Save your money and time and go to Piacis for vegan pizza and delicious salads.
We had a lovely meal, overall.
For starters we had,
-- Vegatales con salsa de chile - was better of the two, made very well.
-- Appetizer Taco - the black bean variation. Nothing special about one single tortilla with usual toppings.
- Enchiladas - good quantity, made well
- Thai Red Curry - colorful, flavorful though was on the blander side, added a chili sauce and it got better
Desserts - we took it to go, but not sure we would do this bit, again.
As a lacto-vegetarian, it was nice to be able to eat at a restaurant without having to ask "is it egg free?", "does it contain any fish or oyster sauce?" etc. A little pricey, but okay for a special occasion. Otherwise very nice! Our only complaint was that it was difficult to find the restaurant entrance to the building. A larger sign with an arrow would have helped a lot.
My wife and I have been wanting to visit The Ravens since becoming vegan four years ago. Based on other reviews and the price point, I had set fairly high expectations. Unfortunately, this place didn't fully deliver. The setting and views are great, and the staff was attentive,(although some were more personable than others). The wine, beer and drink menu is very good and Wednesday nights the drinks and beer are half price. There was a piano player in the bar, and the music was drifting into the dining room was nice.
The first ding was the cucumber infused table water. It was room temperature and tasted funky.
I ordered a beer, so this wasn't that big of a deal. My wife and I started with the sushi appetizer and each of us ordered the enchiladas. The sushi was excellent. The enchiladas arrived and looked wonderful. Unfortunately, the sauce lacked flavor and there was absolutely no spiciness to it at all. The mushrooms in the filling were fine but the accompanying rice was a bit dry.
For desert, we shared the pecan tart which was very good...until we got to the burnt bottom. We pointed it out to the waiter and he did take it off the bill.
The prices for the food here are comparable to Millennium in Oakland, but based on our experience, the food is nowhere near as imaginative nor as tasty. We likely won't be coming back, which is a shame since Mendocino and Fort Bragg have very limited options for vegans.
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