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“Sit at the bar to enjoy the best it has to offer”

Little River Inn Dining Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Little River Airport Road
Los Altos, California
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185 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Sit at the bar to enjoy the best it has to offer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tip: To enjoy this restaurant at its peak, sit at the bar where you have a wonderful view and enjoy a glass of wine and appetizer. Dining tables do not enjoy the same view.

They do a nice breakfast brunch but ours was always more eye appealing than culinarily well executed but unless you're willing to drive to Mendocino your choices are limited. We've consistently found dinners to be of similar quality.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Carol S
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Suisun City
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed at the inn for 3 days. We ate dinner 2 times in the restaurant. It's casual or dressy dinning. I had the steak, cooked perfectly, my husband had the fish stew. Both were very tasty. The chef is amazing. The wait staff is also very good. We took our desserts to our room. Warm bread pudding and chocolate decadence. They were both amazing. I would recommend eating here for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lynda S
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Littleton, CO
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312 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed the Little River. Food was good and the service was great. This is a beautiful inn across the road from the ocean.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Doug W
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Coasting on their reputation......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

While we thoroughly loved our Little River Inn accommodations, we were looking forward to a similar experience in the dining room, but unfortunately were disappointed with breakfast meals. We ate there one morning and the eggs Benedict were just okay. The orange juice, which is evidently a signature "dish", was all pulp and no juice. We figured they had an "off" morning so tried it again the next day with a too-similar experience. Their "special" pancakes were too doughy. We'd definitely stay at the hotel again, but would skip the dining room and eat meals in downtown Mendocino.

  • Visited May 2014
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Wisconsin
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“was hoping for a bit more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

granted, we were advised to sit in bar for a more relaxed dinner and both dining and pub menus-
the recommendation came highly, but it wasn't that special.

a large burger-
some so-so quesadillas-
and some seafood.... soup good, otherwise ok.

all fine, but not as good as we hoped.

prices were reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank tvdirector
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