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“What a quaint place with a beautiful view.”

Flow Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion
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Restaurant details
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.
Mint Hill
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163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“What a quaint place with a beautiful view.”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed a simple meal of crab chowder, hamburgers and desert of Kahlua Creme Brulee. The view was gorgeous and the service great.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Charles S
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Orangevale, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wrong Breakfast and Cold”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited this Restaurant June 29, 2014. The Breakfast as delivered was incorrect and cold. They "made the correction" which was to include "County Potatoes". 10 minutes later the breakfast was very cold when the potatoes were delivered. I sent it back as they said they could not warm it and left, never to return. This was a decent option several years ago but not now.
The only redeeming asset of this restaurant is the view of the bay.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lorenzo99x
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I topped at the Flow for an evening meal while spending time in the Mendocino area. The restaurant has great views of the ocean and you can catch a great sunset depending on weather and time of year. The staff was very friendly and the food was good. They have a somewhat eclectic menu offering everything from burgers to various seafood plates. Prices seemed reasonable but maybe a bit on the pricey side for the quality of the dish. All in all, we would probably eat there again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Randy S
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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Took a gamble and won!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

After driving through Fort Bragg and realizing no one should dine there EVER (we actually walked into and immediately out of several places) we headed for Mendocino. Tried a few swankier places in Mendocino but alas we had no reservations, we stumbled upon FLOW. We decided to eat at the bar, you can learn all you need to know about a restaurant eating at the bar. Peter the bartender introduced himself and took very good care of us for the rest of our visit. Reasonably priced drinks and food can be found here. We had a fresh, lightly dressed spinach salad with blueberries, walnuts, blue cheese and bacon the best salad I've had in a long time. Pancetta wrapped prawns and a Margherita pizza. We had to take the pizza with us we were stuffed. Thanks Peter for the great conversation and wonderful service!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Julie N
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Los Altos, California
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Spectacular View & Food Improved (June 2014)”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's worth going just for the view of the Mendocino bay, headlands, and Chapman Point. Good food is a bonus - but finally the food has improved to very good. It may actually be better than very good but my last few visits earlier this year were pricey and poor. Seems they've worked out the kinks. Good luck Flow. Mendocino needs a good breakfast and lunch place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Carol S
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