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“Fabulous Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MacCallum House Restaurant

MacCallum House Restaurant
45020 Albion Street, MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA 95460
800-609-0492
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Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lansing St.
Transit: Mendocino Transit Authority.
Cool, California
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47 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Fabulous Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a superb brunch this morning on the warm and cozy sun porch. We both ordered breakfast cocktails - me the Alexander (champagne & cassis) and my husband a Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary was a bit different (interesting combination of citrusy, sweet and spicy) but really good! I ordered the omelette (spinach, mushrooms, & white cheddar) served with their home fries and a side of their applewood smoked bacon. Hubby had the Red Plate Special (fried eggs, potatoes, and home made sausage patty). We both opted for the whole wheat hazelnut toast which was served with a side of house-made apple butter. While ALL of the food was fresh and really tasty, the bacon was especially to die for. The service was excellent as well. We'd definitely recommend the brunch and would go back to try dinner next time we're in town.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Why bother?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Having made a reservation for 6 PM on a weeknight, we showed up on time. Two young ladies at the door to receive us. They discussed whether we would like to sit on the 'restaurant' side or the 'cafe' side where the bar is located. Having been alerted by our inn keeper that service can be slow on the restaurant side, we chose the latter. We were shown to a table. No other customers were there except for a lady having dinner at the bar and talking animatedly with the bar tender. A shop keeper in Mendocino had also warned us that service could be both slow and impersonal. While we were sitting on the cafe side, our only contact with the staff was a young lady who filled our water glasses. She mumbled something after I said 'thank you', then walked off. All this time, were sitting within view of the bar tender who continued to chat with the lady having dinner. No one gave us menus to look over, and no one offered to take our drink order. So after 10 minutes of what we perceived as the 'cold shoulder', we walked out. The ladies at the front door had disappeared and someone who might have been our waitress followed us out. No questions were asked; nothing was said. Based on our experience, the staff the evening we were there (Thursday 21 November) simply did not care. This restaurant is in a lovely old home, nicely fixed up, but poorly managed.

Visited November 2013
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Berkeley, California, USA
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“very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food is excellent. Have been here several times and always the food is outstanding. I enjoy the decoration the relaxing environment, where you can have a romantic dinner enjoying your company without loud noise and no rush.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wanderlusting83
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Had the scallops; while the flavors were decent and the portion was relatively generous compared to restaurants here in Chicago that give you three, maybe four scallops, the scallops here had grit of sand that was unpleasant and made the dish hard to enjoy. For such a pricey restaurant, that is an amateur move. Good drinks and ambiance.

Visited November 2013
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Fairhope, Alabama
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“Good choice for very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Food is very good. Have been here a number of times...service is always slow so be prepared to wait between courses.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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