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Albion River Restaurant - Albion River Inn

4.7
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474 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Overlooking the sea on the Mendocino Coast, the Albion River Inn Restaurant celebrates California coastal cuisine in a romantic and cozy ambiance. Chef Stephen Smith's menu draws its inspiration from the sea, and showcases seafood, meat, poultry & pasta dishes prepared with local, organic produce.

The award-winning wine list, acclaimed cuisine, cozy fireplace, full service bar with an extensive Scotch collection, attentive service, and our incomparable Mendocino coast ocean views offers one of the best dinning experiences on the coast.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations are available for outside dining only. With limited availability, reservations are strongly encouraged. Our full menu is also available for take-out and room service. Our current days and hours of operation are Friday-Monday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please call with questions, 707-937-1919.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 474 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipRipleyandGriffysDad
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're on the Mendocino coast and you want a fine dining experience, Albion River Inn's restaurant is serving up gracious service and delicious food in a lovely, covid-safe outdoor space under a great big romantic tent. We each enjoyed a fantastic salad starter followed by a delicious fish entree for him and steak entree for me. The wine and beer service was top notch and the dessert (a rich mouse in a cocktail glass with a candle) was on the house when they heard we were celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary. And a hearty "Thank You" to the hostess for allowing us to bring our two pups to dinner, who rested quietly at our feet all evening. The evening could not have been more perfect.

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Bobby
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, attentive and friendly staff, excellent food. By far one of the better dining experiences I have had in a while. Look forward to coming back!

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BobO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful view to ocean outside under tent. Attentive service.

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PeterS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and location. service was friendly. would definitely eat ther again to try some additional items. The asparagus appetizer was amazing, couldve eaten two !
The filet mignon was perfectly cooked.

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FrancescaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Albion River never disappoints. My husband I have celebrated many Anniversaries here. This was our 40th. The new outdoor seating, food, service, atmosphere and everything about it was excellent.

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FaustineC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting, friendly, helpful server, and delicious food.
Highly recommend for a nice dinner.

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AlisonP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a breathtaking and gorgeous birthday dinner outside on the cliff with the most stunning sunset view ive ever seen. Wow. All was perfect!

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NataleeM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal with a view

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Fog was in so we missed the beautiful viee.

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vipJohn
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful is my best description!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my girlfriend's birthday and it was a memorable culinary experience... The meal was excellent, the service was great.. The setting? Unbelievable! Right on the ocean just below Mendocino.. Don't miss it!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at it's finest! Space heaters nearby, and they even brought lap blankets to keep us warm. I had the Rock Cod, which was cooked to perfection, and accompanied by delicious vegetables and warm, melt in your mouth, bread. The wait staff were all friendly and helpful, from the time we arrived at the door until we left our table for the evening. We felt well taken care of and valued as guests. Get there before dark so you can enjoy the breathtaking view of "where the Albion meets the sea." This was my birthday dinner, and we could not have chosen a finer spot. Thank you, Albion River Inn!

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Hibiscus5
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything outside overlooking the ocean. Tables far apart. All waitstaff wearing face coverings. Delicious cocktails asparagus appetizer with prosciutto was delicious. Grilled shrimp entree was good. Flavorful coffee. Felt safe and great outdoor ambiance with flame lamps. Hope they can find a way to make this work into the rainy and winter season.

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viplosgatosdiner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved Dining outside on the ocean with amazing views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome outdoor dining experience for our 40th anniversary. Everything was perfect - the food, the people, the view!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunset dinner by the fire pit with my daughter! Thank you so much!!

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Noelle
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Filet minion: fantastic! Perfectly prepared w an incredible demi glaze. Chicken Dijonaise: chicken was moist but sauce was overly salted. Vegetables were overcooked and quite mushy. Outdoor seating w great view of cove was the best thing about this evening. Servers and hostess could be heard gossiping about other patrons. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The filet of beef was outstanding and my wife’s fish dish was excellent as well. Will be back

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JanineT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular....every time! I highly recommend it!

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CoreyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful COVID-19 safe outdoor meal! The prawns were delicious and don’t miss the desserts!

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ronm
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was marvelous! The night was beautiful with a chill but the heaters were great!

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BarbaraAnn
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating , beautiful views, great food, excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right in the middle of Covid , they did a fantastic job to give us a wonderful meal and experience 👍👍

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vipPaneb
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming here for years and were her to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The are taking all the necessary Covid-19 precautions and tables are outdoors where they usually hold weddings. It was an absolutely spectacular sunset.

We started our meal with the squash ginger soup and the asparagus/proscuitto/parmesan appetizer. They always have amazing soup and this was no exception. For entrees we had the cod special and the prawns in a lime cream sauce that was so delicious you wanted a bowlful to eat like soup. We paired our meal with a Hawley Viognier (many local wines on their extensive wine list). We finished our meal with a candied ginger ice cream and a pair of sorbets.

Our server Matt and his helpers were gracious and helpful. They made this occasion delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner outdoors on our visit to the Mendocino area. Service was attentive and gracious and the meal was wonderful. Thank you to all of the talented team at the Albion River Inn.

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vipJenn
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal again! When our reservation at another place fell through (they changed their hours but did not cancel our reservation) Albion River Inn came through again. Laura and the staff were sweet and attentive. Meal was delicious. Thank you!

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BradD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Highly recommended. Great food and what a view. Their rice and prawns out of this world👍👍

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vipJenn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on the bluff by the fire pit was such a glorious break from the smoke in the bay area...service and food were terrific. We had the tomato towery, caesar salad and split the steak w prawns everything was perfect. Full bar and great cocktails but also a stellar wine list. I'd def come back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

38 wedding anniversary

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WendyE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great food, good service, fabulous atmosphere

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kendall
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Albion River Restaurant to celebrate our one year anniversary. We sat outside, overlooking the ocean. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and it's a great place to go for a special occasion.

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StacyC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful socially distanced outdoor dining with a fabulous view and wonderful service. A must when in the Mendocino area! We came back for the oceanfront view and the prawns and they did not disappoint!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

View was so beautiful. Wait staff great felt very safe and protected from covid. My food was terrific but my husband do not enjoy his steak. Felt it was tough. I loved all mine and he enjoyed his appetizer. He tried my main course and liked it. We will definitely eat here again. So enjoyed ourselves. Had many other menu items we will try. Probably just not steak again.

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JoeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Albion is the best restaurant
Our soup was outstanding
The prawns were so fresh and delicious
Then our desert was so great
Also the service was so attentive
Always our favorite place to eat and stay!!!

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PaulB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at the Albion River Inn many times over the past decade. It’s always great. We ate outside in the fog with heaters and it was still wonderful. Service is excellent, food generous and impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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PatrickD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant offered a lovely setting, great service and good food. We are glad they took reservations because it was busy. They handled social distancing well

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JeffB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great environment and service. Outside dining is the way to at Albion River Restaurant!

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vipCTFoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Eating out in the time of COVID has it's challenges but the staff really did their best. View is unbeatable. Food is delicious. Social distancing in place.

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Views
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience and service was excellent. The staff were friendly and the view of the ocean/cliff was spectacular. The Latin inspired soup was so tasty! The main food was good but could have been better. The cod was chewy and the steak was not as flavorful as we had hoped for. The food was still good just not as excellent as the ambience.

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Albion River Restaurant - Albion River Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.