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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
10:30 PM
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MacCallum House

4.5
354 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 354 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 hours ago

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

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EBfoodie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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rabbit (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipgqtwine (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 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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vipJefferyF (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Quite, prompt service, food very good

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unsatisfied (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 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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Janet (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipJaylo (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipClover88 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food and highly competent, professional service.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This was not our first dining experience at McCullen House. The food is always 5 star and the service is excellent. This is our favorite restaurant when visiting Mendocino

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vipamhey (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The venison was beautifully prepared. The service was friendly. A delightful place to enjoy dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent! The food was amazing, our server was attentive yet not obtrusive -- but the real star was the food! So good! Especially the cheese for dessert, what a treat.

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