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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.

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Good for Anniversaries (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 13, 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 6, 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 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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 26, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 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 9, 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 11, 2017

We love this place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 6, 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 October 1, 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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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved the food and service. Will definitely return!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 24, 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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·Dined on September 22, 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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·Dined on September 19, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 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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·Dined on September 17, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 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 13, 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 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 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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·Dined on September 7, 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 5, 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 4, 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 27, 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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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was terrific and the staff were attentive. It was a very nice experience definitely worth repeating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Pretty bland and unimaginative. Even the vegetarian at the table thought the food could use a little more pizzazz/

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great breakfast. Waffle and potabello Benedict are the best. Also get the scones!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Did not know vegan food could be so good! Really a fabulous meal. We had apps, entres and desserts...cause we wanted to try as much as possible...and all was so yummy. If I had to pick, the kale salad and choc dessert were my fav. Informative, friendly staff. Bought the cookbook too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Really interesting vegan menu. I can honestly say that I didn't miss the meat! Try the trumpet mushroom 'pulled pork. It is used in the tamales and it has the perfect texture to fool anyone. Only fault I could find is some of the veggies are served under one. Esp. Kale which is too chewy to be appetizing. It is definitely worth a try

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Attentive service and creative food.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Delicious Vegan food, friendly and efficient service, beautiful dining room overlooking the river.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love finally having a high end vegan dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fabulous vegan restaurant, featuring local and organic. Flare toward Mexican dishes, which were delicious!! Salsa was so yummy! Vegetables and creative dishes were outstanding! Service was wonderful..

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Organic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Vegan, Casual
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