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Thu, 5/24
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10:30 PM
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MacCallum House

4.7
378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Everything about the MacCallum House Restaurant and Grey Whale Bar & Café is warm and inviting, from the sunny wrap-around porch to the convivial bar and romantic fire lit dining rooms. An exceptional staff makes you feel as if you've been invited over to dinner by friends.

In the restaurant dinners are served in the former library, graced by two river-stone fireplaces, candles and garden flowers on the tables or, informally, in the sun porch café.

All food is prepared to order with an emphasis on the use of sustainable meats and seafood along with organic produce to create delicious fresh cuisine.

The food is complimented by an extensive wine list featuring local and regional bottles at reasonable prices; there is a full bar and innovative cocktail list with seasonal cocktails and creative concoctions.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept Open Table gift cards or checks for payment in our restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Dinner: Daily: 5:30PM -Call
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Phone number
(707) 937-0289
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alan Kantor
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Private party facilities
The MacCallum House accommodates groups of up to 200 for weddings and corporate events. We can also host smaller private groups in our dining room and bar area.
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Private party contact
Herman Seidell: (707) 937-6756
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Catering
Call for information. (707) 937-6756
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lansing St.
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Parking details
Ample street parking and we have our own small private lot.
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Public transit
Mendocino Transit Authority.
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Entertainment
Live acoustic music in the Bar area every Friday at 7:30 pm. Free admission.
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Special events & promotions
We host weddings, rehearsal dinners and other special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 378 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

All food had too much pepper. Duck was good, but not special. Service was slow even though not many were dining at that time. Servers were not as cordial and were not attentive (we had to ask for more water) as expected and was a bit clumsy when presenting dish to the table by hitting the water glass with plate.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food was good but a little overpriced. The service was crisp but all the waitstaff seemed depressed.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful evening. Great meal an excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is amazing, with flavor harmonies and nothing overpowering, fresh local ingredients, masterfully prepared.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We did the wine pairings. It was fabulous. Service was great. Friendly staff

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Amazing food, warm ambiance and excellent service made for an incredible date night with my husband in Mendocino!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Delicious food, great service and wonderful ambiance. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Beautifully restored restaurant with fresh food options.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing experience! Staff were all so friendly and attentive and very accommodating with minor special requests. The food was absolutely outstanding - I would eat there every day if I could! Highly recommend this place!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Macallum House is a Gem! Lovely get away for a couple

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We love this restaurant. The food is always creative and made with the freshest ingredients. Love dining there!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. Arrived a half hour early to enjoy the incredible bar selections. Our table was ready punctually. Our server was delightful and the food well thought out and delicious. Have been here several times - a sure winner in my book!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very nice food, people, total experience was wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

MacCallum House never fails to please! Absolutely delicious food. One of my favorite places to go.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food. Fresh salad and oysters. The Sea Bass was excellent and good portions. The service was friendly, but unrefined for a higher-end restaurant. The waiter threw a log on the fire with a thud, just as he asked us about the menu. What's the focus? A support table server hiccuped as she cleared a plate. Cute, not as bad a burp, but really?

Still an really great place and I would go back, but my date may not

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a great meal in a fun house.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

the quality of the food was outstanding, great presentation, best meal we had in Mendocino . best banana split . we even went back on a second night just for the banana split

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was excellent. The waiter was pleasant and professional. The room was a very comfortable with a nice fireplace.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary over the past weekend. The place is lovely and charming; the waiter attentive but not overly. The meal started off really well with delicious cocktails, oysters were fresh and the jalapeño mignonette surprisingly good and not overwhelming, beet salad with frisee, candied pecans, tangerine reduction, and Humboldt Fog Blue Cheese was very tasty but my husband would rather have had the cheese crumbled instead of a small wedge, my gnocchi appetizer was tender and cooked to perfection. The problem came with the main course. My husband's entire plate was cold (steak, brussel sprouts, potato gratin) as though it was pre-made and left to sit out. My rabbit ragout was tasty but the polenta was really boring and tasted more like flour than grain. We ordered dessert and coffee (brought out cold which they fixed and removed from the bill). The banana split with three different house made ice creams, toasted hazelnuts, and chocolate sauce was very good and I loved the poppy seed beignet with lemon curd and candied zest. Would definitely eat here again for a light meal: ambiance, drinks, apps, dessert - but would skip the main course.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Best fried chicken! Yum!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great drinks, food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Meal was outstanding! Very tasty. Go for the prefix and wine pairing. Epic meal.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Mendocino for a bit of upscale dining. Was there on a Friday evening when a local jazz duo was performing. Enjoyable, pleasant music while you dine. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I'd heard about MacCallum House for years and impulsively decided to take advantage of an available booking. I tried one of the daily specials, and my husband tried one of the standing menu options, and both were expertly prepared. Service was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive.

The "sequencing" of the dinner, which can be an issue for so many restaurants, was also perfect. Our courses seemed to arrive at the table at the right time - but we never felt as if dishes were piled on top of one another, or that we were being hurried through our meal. I note that our reservation was on a Friday evening (and holiday weekend), so kudos to the entire staff for providing a quality dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We're been here several times, and always enjoyed the ambience and food. This time, one dinner was outstanding: the steak; the other was a miss: risotto patties.
The patties were gray, with dry, crusty tops. They were dry, tasteless, and unappealing. The greens were an odd combination, again with little flavor, and little cooking.
It was the night after Valentine's day; I wonder if the kitchen staff was worn out.
Our waiter was outstanding; very attentive, pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The menu is not extensive but varied. The wine list is extensive. Very good service and excellent meal.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

After waiting several minutes for the “host” to finish a conversation with some regulars, we were approached as if we didn’t have a reservation. Worse yet, we were staying at the inn. Server described the soup as potato leek, but we could taste neither potato or leek. Fish special (scallops) were delicious, but over-priced.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We just love this place. We just took my mother there for her birthday and had a lovely meal, great service, all in a delightful setting.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Quite, prompt service, food very good

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Poor menu selection, waitress was brisk even though there were only two other patrons, food was subpar and overpriced for quality.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Best duck breast of my life! My friends rabbit was noteworthy as well. Quiet, wonderful place in Mendocino suitable for romantic couples, groups of friends who want to be able to talk and even my 87 year old friend who wanted a special nite out. Not cheap.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and the staff were very attentive. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

EARLY TURN OF THE CENTURY FEEL, FRIENDLY PROFESSION STAFF.
FOOD WAS FABULOUS. A MUST VISIT WHEN ON THE COAST.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food in a unique setting.
The daily specials were prepared masterfully. We couldn’t have asked for a better meal and a cozier setting

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Came here for the first time and had an excellent meal. Teelo had the duck and it was absolutely the best duck either one of us have ever had anywhere. Very plump, not fatty, wonderful sauce, just wonderful. Jaylo had the beef and it was also outstanding. We came here because our usual favorite restaurants in town were closed for a January break. Glad that happened, from now on, every trip up here we will come here to eat.

The only issue was the restaurant was really busy, busier than what they were expecting I believe as the waiter said how busy it had been, and it was obvious he was working hard, but I think they could have used at least another waiter, and maybe even a water/drink helper as keeping the water glasses full was an issue. Next year, on MLK weekend, they should plan for a busy weekend, especially if 2 other restaurants are closed again.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was excellent as well as the service. I would highly recommend giving this restaurant a try.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed both our meal and the lovely setting in this historic house. My gnocchi was flavorful and creative, and my husband enjoyed his venison.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Cozy rustic setting. Amazing food but small portions. Friendly attentive service. Expensive but worth the experience. I'll come again and highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food and highly competent, professional service.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a very nice Christmas morning breakfast here. The view is breathtaking from the dining area. Very friendly staff.

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