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“Unique and good food, great view”

Flow Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Epic view of the Pacific and Mendocino Bay. Deck and bay window views. Fresh, local, organic cuisine, skillfully blended by chef Matt Samuelson. Whale watching from our second-story view, December through May. Beautiful sunsets most evenings. A great place place to drink, dine and watch the sea and sky float by. Full bar with local wines, beers and specialty drinks. House-made breads and desserts. Kid's menus and drinks. Please be our guest. We look forward to serving you.
Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service was good, although they weren't busy at the time. I had Margherita Pizza which was OK. Better than the pizza I had at another place in town. My wife had Beef Briscuit over Polenta, and it was to die for. She also had a mixed salad that she said was really good. The view is the best. Wonderful sunsets. Give it a try.

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stopped in to Flow in the afternoon to sample the bar menu. We understand what others are saying about the service, but it wasn't the server's fault. There was just one waitress for the entire place during the post lunch-pre dinner phase. She was moving as fast as she could trying to cover 9 or 10 tables all by herself. The fresh baked rolls were very good, as was the olive oil that came with them. The crab chowder was kind of bland, even for chowder. The champagne also was so average. The pizzas that went by didn't look very good--we were going to order one until we saw a few go by. They looked kind of like boboli pizzas.
There is an amazing view of the coast and ocean and we saw several whales spouting while we were waiting.

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1  Thank MMMSebastopol
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is our fourth visit to Mendocino. This restaurant opened after our last visit and we just happened to notice it on our way to lunch. Changed our plans and ate here. Great choice! The view is wonderful,inside or out on the deck. The brunch/lunch menu offers nice selections. Full bar. Nice wine list and beer selections. Hubbie had the brisket hash which came with incredible potatoes and eggs to order. I had the smoked salmon/bagel plate which was delicious. Very friendly staff. The service was a little slow from the kitchen, however. But we will be back again on our next trip to Mendocino because the food was so good!

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Thank Karen B
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We didn't eat at the restaurant because the service was so bad we got up and left. On the upside, it has a great view and lovely light. The servers were NOT friendly. No one came to greet us and after being seated no one gave us a menu. We got menus and then waited...and waited. We moved to the bar thinking it would be faster....Nope. No greeting. Nothing. Finally, we left. If you are patient, it might be worthwhile.

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1  Thank travel_hound86
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This restaurant serves breakfast till 3pm, which is a plus if you like to sleep-in on vacation like my husband and I do. Our waiter was not terribly friendly but our food was delicious and because of that we would go back there again. We had (and very much enjoyed) their banana macadamia nut pancakes, eggs flowentine (that's not a typo), and a bloody Mary. They had several other yummy sounding entrees on the menu.

Thank LoveBirds25
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