Patrona
Patrona

Patrona

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://patronarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7074629181
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-9:30am

    Brunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Strattman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: School St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Patrona
Patrona Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of beautiful Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. We are a family-run business and view the restaurant as an extension of our kitchen and living room. Our building served as the town grocery store for over one hundred years. Now lovingly restored, it is softly lit with warm brick walls, filled with hand crafted tables from local artisans and run by a staff that cares.

Bridget and Craig, two winery chefs, opened Patrona in 2003. The simple goal was to enjoy the great area we live in and share this with our family and friends. Our mission statement is simply “Happy People”. We need to be happy about what we do and how we do it. Our guests need to be happy and feel good as well as our neighbors and future generations. This means a thoughtful and sustainable business. Our menu changes are based on today’s catch from the gardens, ocean and local purveyors.
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Patrona reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (13)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)romantic (7)great for brunch (5)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • We love Patrona!
    Elle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We come to Patrona anytime we're in Ukiah--which is a couple of times per year--and it never fails to provide good food, a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Potential , but...
    RubyElite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One consistent problem with this restaurant, is a VERY slow bartender. Be prepared to wait. The noise level is high. No offer of bread or butter and they had run out of ice. Atmosphere was disorganized. Although the food and drinks were good one of the dishes was over cooked. This could have been an opportunity to comp the meal.We have brought many a guest with us to this restaurant over the years but we are just about done spending our food dollars here Once the food arrived , it was pretty good. But $30 for a ribeye!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch!
    Shada
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    There is no real view although they have added potted trees so take someone you enjoy looking at! :)). It has an inviting look with a deck, orange umbrellas and a feel of European dining. I have been there twice for lunch in the last two weeks and I don't even live there! Food is excellent and the service impeccable and attentive staff. Highly recommend this place for fabulous food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Favorite
    happymom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    wonderful locally sourced organic vegetables and meats prepared in very tasty creative dishes. great date restaurant and also a great spot for lunch with friends. always a terrific meal and attentive service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GFgirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    GREAT GLUTEN FREE MENU!! Food was excellent, service was great. Very accommodating to my gluten free needs- I have celiac disease and could eat almost anything on the dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Steak
    Erik
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had their ribeye, and it was exquisite! The only complaint was that it was a bit small/thin for my 'Merican appetite. The Gorgonzola sauce, is perfect, and the veggies and potatoes were great as well. Didn't leave anything on my plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The server was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maybe
    grampscVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I think the veggies served with my trout were leftovers, they didn't taste all that freshly made.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patronizing
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very good menu. They were very busy with a party of 16 near us. Still, the server was attentive, but clearly busy. Everyone was hustling. Great oysters on the 1/2, pork belly as an appetizer was great, as was the lamb.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Patrona reviews archive.
  • Amazing placar in Ukiah!
    FeBrVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I went with my wife in Patrona for a dinner and we loved the service and the food. First, they explained us about the food menu that has a delicious choices. After, we asked to taste a wine and they gave us sample and other suggestion. At te end, we had a Belgium chocolate dessert that was outstanding!! We recommend this place for everyone that travel to Ukiah.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local stand-out
    Victor
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The community meal is always a sytand-out and the evening of April 14th was no exception. the baby-back ribs over the chipotle potato saald was amazing! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Couldn't have asked for a better place to dine on my anniversary. Both server and Manager exceeded our expectations. Don't miss this opportunity.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Easter brunch
    dkgold
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Which was also my birthday lunch. Only a very limited ' brunch only' menu... mostly egg dishes. It was 1pm. No salads listed... asked if available & waiter said he'd check if they could do one... I decided against it. My choice was tasty [ seafood crepes], but came on large plate with NO accompaniment, just three very small limp endive leaves. Very disappointing. The 1 dessert offered-- a rhubarb lemon curd tart-- was tasty, but runny, not firm. All in all... didn't seem like much effort went into a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Pleasantly surprised to find such a great restaurant. Food was very good and service was impeccable. The manager made a special effort to assist with recommendations for our upcoming travel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understaffed?
    ReneeCA
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had to get the wait staffs attention each time we wanted drink refills-1 or 2 times so not excessive, even getting up to ask the busboy who was cleaning a nearby table. Other than that the staff was polite and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    TasteBud
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Visiting from out of town. Made reservations on my cell phone. The ambiance was great. The wine list impressive but the drinks are amazing!! The food was delicious, perfectly cooked and we'll presented. The food was seasonal with great flavors. Considering the whole experience the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend it without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has potential
    mangiaVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Items on the lunch menu seemed fresh and modern, but there was more promise than delivered. We liked the batter on the fish and chips, but the fish was not fresh. The beet salad was delicious, but the calamari seriously needed seasoning. It wasn't until afterward that I realized the calamari was supposed to have been tossed with a sauce and someone must have forgot it. Will give Patrona a second chance the next time we're in town.
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  • Outside dining seems especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Outside dining seems especially for smokers..........non-smokers very uncomfortagle smell of smoke surrounds the tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DebP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was perfect. A great place to take clients for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    Victor
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    A gem in a working-class town that always seems to be busy - always changing up the options and always great tatstes and presentations. Always feel like "we have gone out to dine."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confused
    Leonard
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I'm not sure they know what they want to be. From the decor to the ambience at the bar compared to the what the food and the level of service gives me the impression they're trying to get different sets of clientele in a small space. The food was decent. There were a few mishaps with our main courses. My partner had the steak and asked for it medium. It was rare. Her veg was all over the place. Some of it was slightly charred while others were raw. I had the duck special and everything was good except the sauce that was served with it. Seemed like it sat on the burner a few minutes too long. Both of our starters (mussels with white wine and a spinach salad) were excellent. The trio of chocolate was to die for...as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant evening
    RubyElite
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Patrona's is one of the very few nice places to eat in Ukiah. Their menu selections are good and the food nicely presented. They have a smallish selection of local wines which could be expanded in light of the large number of local wineries. We had a good time and left satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special meal
    Carole
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went on Valentines Day; had the couples "aphrodisiac" tasting menu. woo woo! 9 courses of love on a plate. Craig and his crew outdid themselves with this one. From oysters on the half shell, threw endive with a nice mousse; to spicy shrimp, to roe on avocado; then spicy lamb; and lovely (moist) stewy chicken breast. then there were the four dessert items. cocktails are always a winner here. had the "contrary mary" with tomato and celery "shrub" mixed with spicy vodka served in a martini glass, very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My meal was mediocre, and
    mikey
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My meal was mediocre, and my son was unenthusiastic as well. I have had much better meals there in the past.
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  • My favorite
    lfphilo
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I took a friend to lunch here; her first comment was: "Wow! I didn't know there was any place like this in Ukiah!" I'm so happy to have such a place in Ukiah. It's both comfortable and elegant and food is always done right. Full bar, as well, with original cocktail ideas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • home town favorite
    Carole
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We took a friend as a treat. I had asked her where she wanted, there were several other choices. she was emphatic about going to Patrona, and I was so glad, because that is where I wanted to go too (win, win;) service is always great, it is nice to be recognized and acknowledged by the staffers. They make you feel welcomed and the place is comfortable and homey. Tried one of the winter cocktails, any of them are a winner here. We tried different items from around the menu and shared tastes. that's the fun of this place. they always bring extra plates. Soups yum, salads, yum, appetizer was a panko covered shrimp cake that was enough for 3 to share, yum. cod, duck and crepes, yum, yum, yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Brunch
    JohnHVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    As I usually have a nice dinner, I was disappointed with brunch. Service took a very long time, and then when the food arrived it was the wrong entree. Having waited so long, we just ate and left. The dish I was served, which was an eggs benedict (not what I ordered), was mediocre. Sadly, I will not return for breakfast. Maybe I'll try lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem in the Wilderness
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Go eat here if you are in Ukiah and have a Bloody Mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food spot in ukiah!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Pleasantly surprised by patrona. Had the red chili cod. Very tasty and portions were just right. Had a gluten free menu for my mom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I first heard about Patrona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    I first heard about Patrona on the Food Network. I always try to stop here for dinner when I'm in the area. The food is delicious. They use local sources, including wines from the area. The food, and service never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never fails to deliver
    Victor
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Always a joy coming here. Makes you feel you have really gone out to dine. Great staff and food - and just the right ambience. We love the fact tat the the block Patrona's is on has become foodie alley. Great new scene for a small town. Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining spot in Ukiah
    JohnHVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Always a steady choice when dining out in Ukiah. Service is on par for the area. Food is very good and well conceived.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ukiah Gem
    Mdmom
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This restaurant is a pearl amidst some rough stones. Actually, the street it's on appears to be gentrifying with a cool Enoteca nearby as well as a wood burning upscale pizza place. The menu was very trendy and every dish we had was well executed. We will got back for sure next time we are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had wonderful, fresh, beautifully
    elliebellieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Had wonderful, fresh, beautifully prepared lunch here. Yummy. Will definitely go again when on a road trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    FredZVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    The food was outstanding. The sherry carmelized red onion soup was great and the gargonzola, walnut, port marinated fig flatbread was even better. The dinners were good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for eats!
    homebizjoe
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Went there to celebrate my honey's birthday with some friends. Food was very good, nice variety as well. Service was excellent. We went there for lunch on a Saturday. We are anxious to try them out for dinner some time soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, it was a very nice
    FoodessVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Overall, it was a very nice dinner.. the cocktails were very good, as well. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer, with orange sauce..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise in Ukiah
    Tomf
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This is a great find in Ukiah. We were in the area for a wine event, stayed overnight in Ukiah. The ambiance is great, service excellent and well timed, and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend it for anyone staying in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    babs
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    GREAT PLACE TO EAT WITH FRIENDS, WILL BE BACK OVER, OVER AND AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Favorite
    blueeyedbec
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I appreciate that this restaurant participates in local fundraisers related to food and nutrition. I believe they attempt to use local produce whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate