Mendocino

Restaurants in Mendocino

There might only be two entrées and a handful of starters on the menu, but each dish captures the essence of the season. The duck comes from Sonoma and the fruit from the Apple Farm, and the greens are harvested in the garden.

After 30 years and two changes of ownership, the restaurant is still Mendo’s answer to Chez Panisse: the Dungeness crab cakes are winners.

Fight the winter chill with St. Louis–style barbecued ribs.

As in a small-town version of Cheers, you’ll see the same faces reading the paper or tucking into a bowl of homemade granola.

Fresh ingredients and a surprisingly good wine list set Libby's apart from your average Mexican restaurant. The carnitas are excellent, but so is the Caesar salad: lightly dressed and sprinkled with crunchy tortilla strips.