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Lobby Lounge

45080 Main Street, (Mendocino Hotel), Mendocino, CA 95460
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Ranked #18 of 22 restaurants in Mendocino
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jan 1, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The antique bar is worth it alone to sit near it at one of the two set antique window tables. And if service is your thing be sure to go Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night when John is the bartender. And the Bistro menu is nothing short of excellent!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Spectacular view of ocean during the day. Incredibly gorgeous decor. Service spotty but oh well. View and decor carry the day. Have at least a cup of coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Alameda, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for a drink while touring Mendocino. The bar was completely swamped and we barely got served. We took our drinks into the sitting room next door. We found a lovely table by the window and were served at a leisurely pace. Salad was good, sandwich was fine. It was a good place to just... More

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We sat down and the bartender came up and took my wine order. My husband was still trying to decide. I never got my wine and he didn't come back to take my husband's order. We left after 15 minutes of waiting. He was very busy, but I think he wanted us to go to the formal dining room.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our food here- I got the Reuben, which was amazing. Hubby got the au jus. The view from a window seat is nice.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Looked out this place to eat about 5pm on a Sunday afternoon. Got a lovely table at the window in near the bar. The decor is superb - dark but full of history and charm. One of the two waiting team in the bar came over and lit the candles on the tables and I expected him to come back... More

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Caspar, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We come here a couple of times a month. Melissa always gives us great service!! The Lobby Bar has a variety of "seating options": tables, at the bar, couches, in front of the fire (we hardly ever have that choice because it is usually occupied), and our favorite tables for two by the windows overlooking the waves crashing on the... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This was our first visit after many trips to Mendocino and we will come back. Very neat old place with comfy seating, fireplace and good atmosphere. The chicken and brie sandwich was very good as was the angus burger with a nice, thick slice of gouda cheese (other choices available). We had very good service although I am guessing it... More

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Sebastopol, California
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53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

After a disappointing meal at the Mendocino Cafe I was happy to the find the Lobby Lounge of the Mendocino Hotel. The old Hotel ambiance is lovely and the food very good. The Hotel Mendocino Salad with feta, pecans and dried cherries was so good I will be going back for it again later. A chicken sandwich with bacon and... More

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Ceres, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Seated by the window looking out on the beautiful headlands and cliffs of the Northern California Coast was only made better by the wild Mendocino Mushroom soup and oysters with spinach prepared by the chef in the Hotel kitchen. Sipping a local sirah, we unwound from our long but beautiful drive up highway 128.

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