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The Restaurant

418 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3216
707-964-9800
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Ranked #5 of 71 restaurants in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Californian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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82% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Fort Bragg, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Restaurant is a long-time Ft. Bragg institution that NEVER disappoints! Fish & seafood entrees are always delicious and made with the freshest of local marine fare. Veggies are equally fresh and locally sourced, I've seen Jim shopping at Harvest Market's organic produce section more times than I can count and believe me he was very selective. Two of my... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The seafood special (rockfish and prawns) was cooked to perfection with an outstanding sauce. Bread is served (without us asking) and was very good. All the desserts looked good and we had a chocolate truffle cake that was superb. Also, they know how to serve tea - really hot water poured over the tea bag in the pot; not just... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food is consistently great. We eat here every time we stay in Ft. Bragg and have always had an outstanding meal. The portions are large and perfectly executed. The blackened salmon was served with roasted vegetables and wild rice. The Asian noodle bowl was wonderful. I asked what some of the ingredients were. The chef owner came to our... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We ate here twice on a recent trip to Fort Bragg. The menu was just right. Not so many selections that it was confusing, but just about something for everyone. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. The grilled polenta was delicious. Great wine list. Wonderful homemade ice creams. We very much enjoyed the 70's era décor, too!

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Ripon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Older building, very limited menu, high prices. The hostess was pleasant as was the young girl who served us our water, bread and cleared the table. The waitress who took our order was an older lady who was very abrupt to the point of being rude. I would not go back as I'm sure there are better restaurants in the... More

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Fort Bragg, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Restaurant is deceiving. The building front is mildly inviting, the menu seems simple, and the decor is certainly different. That said, the food is consistently complex and fantastic, the service superb, and the atmosphere intimate. My husband and I enjoy both their dinners and brunches. A great place for both locals and tourists.

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Fort Bragg, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

A friendly restaurant, somewhat elegant but reasonably prices for what you get. It feels like an island of tranquility with subdued lighting and wonderful paintings and drawings on the walls. The food is always excellent,

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We celebrated an anniversary here and were hoping for a really nice dinner. We were a little disappointed. We were seated right away in a comfortable booth. Service overall was good except for 2 things. We ordered the crab cakes and asked if the sauce would come on the side. Well it did and it didn't. There was a small... More

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Stayton
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Enjoyed a very nice meal while traveling the California coast. As others have mentioned the clam chowder was great. My wife enjoyed red snapper and shrimp and it was wonderful. I had the fried Willapa oysters and they were done just right. Th e y make their own version of tarter sauce and I enjoy e d surveyor much. Very... More

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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Don't miss the clam chowder. As a New Englander I am amazed at what is passed off as clam chowder in most places, where you get something like a heavy white sauce with clams in it. The Restaurant serves an authentic clam chowder that alone may be worth the visit. I had fried oysters which were delicious,; my husband had... More

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