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Patrona

4.5
220 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Bistro
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm

Dinner: Daily 4:30pm-9:00pm (bar open till 11pm Fri-Sat)

Brunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 462-9181
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Craig Strattman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
School St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 220 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We're never let down - always good food and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service, relaxing, great food choices, reasonable price,

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As usual, our experience was stellar! And, we all fell in love w/the new item: beer-battered artichoke hearts!! Do hope they keep them on the menu - the outside was crisp and the artichoke hearts were very tender.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The restaurant was a little on the cool side for the customers. I understand the workers are probably warm from moving around and cooking. But the customers are sitting only and my wife and I needed our jackets through the meal. Prices are slightly on the high side.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I have been at this fine facility many times, never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to dine in downtown Ukiah - we love it - the community dinners are a great value and fun as well!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always good, fresh food in a nice atmosphere with very good service. Lots of options on the menu and craft cocktails too!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This is my company's go-to restaurant when we're entertaining business associates. The food is always inventive and tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and her good food. Had the beef tenderloin which was yummy. Waitress was extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We wee really happily surprised to find such a good meal in Ukiah, this restaurant competes with the best of the Bay Area restaurants. We really enjoyed ourselves. The only reason I didn't check the "Notable Wine List" above is that we didn't order wine, so I don't know. The mixed drinks were fantastic. Salad and main course of cod was absolutely wonderful. If it weren't a three hour drive to get there it would be on my go to list. Very reasonable prices and unexpectedly delicious food. Go there.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Always an enjoyable time here. I have to say charging for bread at the table is a bit much. Not enough of a negative to stop going...but not a great change.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Patrona food did not match our home cooking, one of the waitresses came by and, without asking, removed a dish and a fork I was using, though the restaurant had several open tables, food took a long time appearing and my steak, though highly recommended by another waitress, needed prolonged chewing to get it down.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was excellent and somewhat inventive. Presentation on wide rectangular plates was nice. But, like most eateries, it comes down to service and staff. Here, on both counts, service and staff were top-notch. Or is that the pomegranate margarita talking?

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Patrons is good for an occasional splurge. The food is fresh, often locally sourced, and well prepared. Service was efficient, appropriately friendly and helpful. There seems to be good coordination between the kitchen and the front of the house. The tables are spaced closely together and the noise and energy level can be distracting, but tonight that was not the case. Even with several young children in the dinning room it was quite pleasant. Prices here are high for Ukiah, but not unreasonable given the quality.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I had the Rib Eye steak and my husband had the special which was 3 cheese Ravioli. Both were delicious. The Atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. The wait staff and hostess were very pleasant and accommodating. This was my first time here for dinner, I have been here twice for lunch and the food was excellent so I was excited to have dinner and I was very impressed. I would highly recommend this great restaurant.!!

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Been here many times, but it was our first time getting the community meal. Great portions and good food!

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Went for a date night with my wife and we had a wonderful dinner. They have a community dinner that is only $20 for salad, main meal and dessert.

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Too bad we picked Patrona on our date night when no one cared. The food was cold. Both mine and my dates’. $80.00 worth of cold dinner. They warmed it back up but the damage was done. And then the real wait began. Where is the check? I was tempted to leave but I went looking for him anyway. Patrona must think there are no options for dining in this town.

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Limited menu, so so food, expensive drinks. Coudnt understand waiter.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

food was presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked. Service was pleasant but a little unobservant at times

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We stayed in Ukiah when visiting wineries in the Alexander Valley. The atmosphere at Patrona was upscale but not stuffy. The atmosphere was very pleasant overall...the lighting, low noise level and space between the tables all contributed to a comfortable dining experience.
I appreciated that our server brought two generous wine samples to help me make my selection.
We both loved the croquettes! The night we were there they were pepper jack with roasted pepper aioli. Delicious!!
The seafood pasta was rich and delicious. My partner’s steak and veggetable selection was clean and prepared as ordered.
We highly recommend Patrona.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Exceeded our expectations. Local catch red pepper cod, seared tuna, and wonderful gorgonzola/port soaked fig flatbread appetizer were all excellent and reasonable. Nice drink selection and winelist. Service was outstanding. Excellent Ukiah restaurant - do not miss this one!

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We started with the raw oysters, which were ok. My husband had wondered how old they were.
I had a pear, rosemary martini, which was pretty good, not too sweet. We then ordered the flatbreads, which were ok as well.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The Bolognese ravioli was in no sense a bolognese. Also it was insipid and unseasoned.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was expedient and friendly. Had a group of 12 with a number of separate checks which our server handled graciously. Everyone's food was tasty enough though some salmon orders were sent back for being under cooked. I liked the portion size of the entrees - perfect amount! Had local red Chiles cod, jasmine rice with stir fry veggies-delish!

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Great dinner with excellent service. Some unique menu options. Loved it!

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3.0Dined on August 30, 2017

For whatever reason, whenever I eat at Patrona, we order our drinks, then food, and the drinks always take forever and come out after the food. I wish they could get their flow together and get the drinks to us first. Food should be more outstanding for the price.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

At first it was frustrating to attempt to make a reservation here. Open Table kept responding to our sign up by saying the reservation didn't go through, and to try again in a few minutes. So I called Patrona to make a reservation and they told me I had already made two of them!

Still, our meal was fabulous! I have to be gluten-free, due to a medical issue. They must cook gluten-free meals correctly, because I had no response to cross contamination from my meal.

Thanks Patrona!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

My date was a difficult and nit-picky customer. The staff handled her phenomenally. Service was good, food was good. I appreciate y'all

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Server wasn't knowledgeable and lacked attention

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was exceptional. The seafood pasta was exquisite. Gorgonzola steak sauce was something to return for again and again. Lovely wait staff!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and a great wait staff at Patrona. Very good food except for the vegee burger that was fairly tasteless and fell apart immediately, plus the bun was starting to be stale. Will be back to try other vegee options.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

The lunch menu was varied, creative and enticing with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. I had the trout with tarragon mustard sauce and vegetables. Delicious! Most tables were full, but the noise level was low enough to permit easy conversation. I look forward to returning to Patrona to try other menu items.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was excellent, especially the panko -encrusted chili cod. However, the salmon portion was a little small. I ordered off the drink menu and asked for a dark and stormy. It made me wish I had gotten the lavender whisky sour. Everyone else was quite happy with their drinks and dessert.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2017

First of all, this is an attractively designed modern, warm restaurant. While the staff is pleasant and polite they seem disorganized and unpolished. It seems like they are understaffed and overwhelmed. One server in the entire restaurant on a Saturday night! Our server forgot our cocktail and had to be prompted for a dessert order which she returned 15 minutes later to take. She also didn't check back to ask us if we liked our meal until we were almost finished. And then there was the food...None of our dishes had any perceptible seasoning. The ravioli with a horseradish sauce had the slightest hint of flavor and no apparent salmon inside. A very plain crime sauce. Bland, bland, bland. Swordfish was a tiny portion overcooked with two teaspoons of bland bearnaise. The truffle fries were soggy with no apparent truffle flavor. Our calamari appetizer was well-cooked with an overly sweet orange sauce. Some lemon, garlic and salt would have been nice. We're still waiting for our dessert...which when it finally arrived was not what was mentioned on the menu...neither the server nor the kitchen were aware of this when I mentioned it to her...

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

not as good as in the past -maybe someone new in the kitchen

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Love this place. So many choices on the menu and the Sides/Add On list is great. We usually stop here when we are driving up to Humboldt County from Napa. Never disappointed. Staff is always on it.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Overall they usually have great food. The ribs were great but the baked beans did not have much flavor and were dry. My husband sent his food back since it wasn't very hot, but they were responsive. Very good drinks and desserts. Pace is leisurely so don't go if you are pressed for time.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Have been to Patrona several times and have yet to be disappointed. The bar on a Friday after work is lively and the clientele is varied between attorneys and dreadlocked, patchouli smelling characters. The food is good and they present a wide variety for discerning tastes. Prices are a bit high, not quite enough to keep some of the more fragrant members of the community away, but on par for the higher end for Ukiah. Our last visit was for brunch on mother's day. The staff was showing the strain of not quite enough of them there as well as a smallish kitchen for the table count. Ordering and delivering of food and drinks was a bit slow, but understandable given the number of patrons and turnover of tables. I ordered the crab eggs benedict, well cooked and flavored. this might sound odd, but I think that it would have benefitted with a little less crab. The briny sea flavor pushed itself past the hollandaise and eggs. My wife had the rib-eye and poached eggs. Both were cooked and seasoned correctly. The ambient noise was atypically higher than usual due to the mothers day patrons being abundant. Normally muted conversation is standard. I ordered a bloody Mary at the beginning of the meal and another one at the end of the meal and it was obvious that two different bartenders made the drinks as the first one was bright, light and very tasty while the second one was nearly undrinkable with way too much Worcestershire sauce. Overall a nice meal in a nice atmosphere. Would, and have, recommended to friends and people passing through the area.

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