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About Raven's Restaurant - Stanford Inn by the Sea

The Ravens, nationally acclaimed award winning restaurant serves organic vegan cuisine. The restaurant sources many ingredients locally, from sea palm to chanterells and other ingredients including produce, fruit and edible flowers from the restaurant’s certified organic farm. On Wednesdays The Ravens features an ever changing "Ethnic Menu" - special menus from around the world. And every evening Happy Hour is offered as well as an extensive appetizer menu. Dinner features the Ravens signature Sea Palm Strudel featured in culinary magazines and cooking shows globally and chocolate mint ganache tort.

Breakfast features Ravens" Portobello "Benedict" on house made English Muffins; signature Citrus Polenta with freshly harvested greens and cashew cream sauce; Ravens Chiliquilles, and much more.

44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM
Dinner 5:30 - Call for actual closing times which vary seasonally.

Cross Street:
Coast Highway 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(800) 331-8884

Website:
http://ravensrestaurant.com/

Catering:
N/A

Public Transit:
N/A

Executive Chef:
Jeff Stanford

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Wednesday is Ethnic Night featuring a changing menu of priced fixed cuisine from around the world.

Raven's Restaurant - Stanford Inn by the Sea Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (11)
Scenic View (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Seasonal (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Spicy (4)
Waterfront (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious full size organic breakfast included with a hotel stay here at the Inn. Delicious breakfast options, gluten free options marked. The polenta is my favorite breakfast option. The garden scramble used to be my favorite, but it has a sort of tangy taste now that I don't care for. My husband had the ranchero which was really good as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Vegan, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was fantastic, organic, and there were gluten free options listed on the menu. We ordered the enchiladas and tamales, and they were so delicious.

Tags: Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Spicy, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious full breakfast menu for guests and diners. Free full breakfast included for all guests. Lots of delicious options to choose from. My husband chose the portabello florentine and I had the polenta and greens. Both meals were large and delicious. Several gluten free options

Tags: Spicy, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

The Valentines menu wasn't their best. I was thoroughly disappointed with the menu item which had plain white quinoa, with plain steamed greens, bbq tofu/veggie skewers and super dry plain cornbread. I was choking on the food because it was so dry, but I finished the meal. I highly recommend this restaurant but not the menu item I chose. Their regular menu items are far superior to the Valentine's menu this year. We also did not get the salad that was supposed to be included. The appetizer and dessert were good, and my husbands entree of eggplant ravioli was good as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Cozy, Organic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Alex was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had such a great experience celebrating our Anniversary. The food was excellent and vast. We had so many items we wanted to try and had to end up bringing our main course home. Dining here is unlike many other establishments. The flavors and presentation of each plate add to the experience. The only thing we found out of place was the fact that they purchase the organic bar salsa. It is not made on site nor is it locally sourced. Everything thing else was superb. We will definitely be a return customer.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our time here -from the warm welcome to the fab food and sweet ending

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We have been to Raven’s several times and each time has been a very enjoyable
dining experience. January 25 is our wedding anniversary and our meal was exceptional.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We love the food at the Ravens! It is our favorite restaurant on the coast. Delicious, organic and healthy! What more could one ask for?!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vegan, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

While we are not vegan - and far from it - my husband and I were intrigued by the vegan options and decided to try it for ourselves. We were certainly not disappointed. Their bar selections were outstanding, and my husband commented that his Moscow Mule was the best one he had had. We shared a salad to start, and it was thoughtfully split and arrived on separate plates. The entrees just continued our excellent experience. The BBQ oyster mushroom sliders were the highlight followed a close second by the sea kale strudel. We were too full for dessert! The evening was made that much more special since we were able to bring our two pups right into the dining room with us. It's sometimes a challenge when travelling with furry friends, but The Ravens was welcoming in every way possible. I highly recommend it !

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Healthy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is vegan heaven! My boyfriend and I are from Napa Valley and there's not one place that comes near the options for vegans. We will happily drive three hours to eat another meal here, so happy we came across it!

Tags: Organic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We enjoyed breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and dessert very much! Vegan, gluten free, healthy and delicious. A wonderful food experience!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We absolutely love The Ravens and are always amazed at how reasonable the prices are, given the nature of the food - local, healthy, vegan, etc. The atmosphere is lovely - particularly during the holidays when it looks especially elegant, warm, and cozy. We will go here whenever we are in the area.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Vegan meals which were excellent. We bought the cookbook they have in their gift shop. New Years eve, so they were busy. The waiter made a mistake on our order but quickly corrected it. He also made a mistake on the bill which the management caught and corrected before running the charge card. The restaurant is casual in atmosphere with lots of hard surfaces so is a bit noisy but not to a point where we could not have a conversation. We would definitely return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic, attentive service, perfect place for a fancy date night! The dishes we ordered were beautifully plated, especially the kale salad. Our favorite appetizer was the Rustic Flatbread, and we loved the amuse-bouche. Don't miss the coconut crème brûlée for dessert! Great atmosphere, especially the fireplace in the lobby. We will be making reservations again in the future!

Pictured below: Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel, Crème Brulee – Vanilla bean and Frangelico coconut custard brulee

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the vegan organic food! Love the ambiance and will definitely come back!

Tags: Scenic View, Organic, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is surprisingly poor quality for the price and setting. Our meals tasted like a home chef (‘chef’ is probably too strong a word) prepared them— and not a talented one. I know vegan cuisine has its limitations but surely it’s possible to prepare tasty and even elegant vegan fare? Our dinners were so disappointing that we passed on the free breakfasts that came with our stay at the hotel. Owners would do well to hire a professional chef. Beautiful hotel but eat elsewhere unless you must eat vegan and are prepared for a 2-star rather than a refined dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Amazing food. Our server Deena was absolutely fantastic. All I can say is wow. This place is top notch.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I went for Christmas dinner, we chose Ravens because of the plant based menu and were not disappointed, the atmosphere was awesome very Christmasy, the service and food: Excellent!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Organic, Vegan, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent vegan cuisine. One of my best dining experiences ever. Very fresh cuisine. Wonderfully attractive kale salad. I felt terrific after dinner here. Highly recommended for all - vegan, vegetarian especially. Interesting books to read too. Coconut creme brulee terrific for the lactose intolerant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Maybe the best Vegan restaurants in NorCal and beyond. Great variety, attentive service and awesome location. A real must visit for meatless dining.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love this place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Though the restaurant was pretty and service good, the food was bland. Dishes sounded great, but guacamole, chips were lacking in flavor, as were other dishes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved this place. Favorite spot now. Celebrating two adult childrens' birthdays

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I expected more from the menu for the price AND considering it's a vegan restaurant. I've eaten at Cafe Gratitude and Millenium, two places that can justify their prices because they're delicious. Raven's wasn't all that. The server was great and the view was phenomenal, which are the only reasons why I gave Raven's a generally good rating.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Where else can you order sea palm strudel? And it's delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Organic, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved the food and service. Will definitely return!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was there for my birthday and was in bliss the entire time. We will be returning again and again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We loved everything about our experience. Being able to eat with confidence like that is priceless.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

You must like non-meat meals to take full advantage of the menu items. The menu items are tasty and original. But if you are looking for meat or fish, you should look elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the Portabella Enchiladas and Butternut Squash Tamales. While the Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel was beautifully presented and apparently is a signature dish, we did not care for the flavor. We thought that the Spinach and Herbed Ricotta Ravioli should have had more flavor. All of our breakfasts were excellent. While the desserts were tasty, we wish they did not include refined sugar and oils (which the Ravens Cookbook lists in some dessert); we try to avoid these ingredients for health reasons. We shall return.

Tags: Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First visit in your dining room. Tables could be larger. Overall, excellent experience and I will return. Already recommended it to four foodie friends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We were disappointed that most of the entrees were hot with chilies and very spicy. My wife does not tolerate spicy food and had very limited choices. The last time we were at The Raven the selection included a number of choices that my wife could enjoy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We chose Ravens for our wedding anniversary dinner and as always the food exceeded our expectations. Plenty of gluten-free items to choose from, the dishes were beautifully presented and the flavors well balanced. A healthy, nurturing and elegantly prepared meal. Loved the "Rustic Flatbread" the tomatoes were at their peak of ripeness, "Kale Salad" with cauliflower ceviche, innovative. Service was at a perfect pace.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I like the idea of this vegan restaurant, and many of the dishes were pleasing, but one was not. The entree, Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel, was hard to take. The sea palm was unappealing both in flavor and texture. The rest of our dinner was fine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our absolute favorite vegan dinner spot - beautiful setting, organic whole-plant delicious cuisine, beautiful view, quiet and inviting ambiance, but best of all: your (well-behaved) dogs can sit with you as you dine!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was good but I would say it wasn't spectacular. Too pricey for what you get. Only one thing raw. Unfortunately. Wish there was more to choose from. No kids menu. The dog was cute though

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's birthday. This restaurant was very special. You felt the kitchen was making innovative, thoughtful dishes that made sense, brought joy and were fully satisfying (the portions were surprisingly ample). Ditto for the service. The ambiance (the restaurant is part of an inn) is lovely: bright yet understated, artistic yet comfortable and calming. Definitely full price, but we felt we paid for a special experience that was delivered!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Setting is lovely, interesting menu but staff not adequately trained on wine list. No one was able to discuss wine to help us choose from local vineyards as other restaurants in area gladly did. Host did nothing to make us feel welcome when we checked in.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was good, though needed more flavor. We were seated uncomfortably near the tables on either side. I could overhear conversations on both sides with perfect clarity. Especially annoying considering the many empty tables.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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