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“Best dinner in our 6 day stay in Mendocino!”
Review of Trillium Cafe

Trillium Cafe
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Grass Valley, California
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3 reviews
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“Best dinner in our 6 day stay in Mendocino!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I had an amazing meal here...the best amongst the 6 days of our vacation here! Everything from the service to the presentation was perfect. The Kale caesar was one of the best salads I have ever had. I may go back today to get that for lunch before we leave, I loved it so much. Please give this new restaurant a try. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Innovative, Fabulous Food with Warm and Friendly Service”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

First time eating at Trillium. The atmosphere is warm and inviting as are the staff. Had lunch with our family visiting from Sweden. We asked for a few samples of food for them to taste before ordering. They were more than happy to oblige. They made us feel very special and were quick with drink refills and taking away dirty plates. The menu is very innovative without being pompous or snobby. We can highly recommend the Schnitzel Reuben (beyond amazing), White Bean Soup (wonderful flavor), Bleu Cheese Wedge Salad (my favorite), and Hamburger. As an example of their attention to detail, they make their own Ketchup-- which is over-the-top amazing.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Don M
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Oakland
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5 reviews
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“One of the Few”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

It's easy to be fooled by a wonderful menu but, at Trilium, they aren't foolin! We left very happy.

We have visited friends in the Mendocino area for 40+ years. It has had lots of restaurants. Most are pretty good but not thrilling. They don't add much to the visit. Trillium is one of two or three in Mendocino that we will look forward to, now, so we're really glad to have found it.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mike B
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Sacramento, California
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“New Restaurant - An Excellent Beginning”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Very nice people and great service. One of the best Ruben sandwiches made with weiner schnitzel. Very good home made bean soup. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. No more expensive then anyplace in town. Try it out

Visited April 2014
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Willits, California
1 review
“Truly amazing!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I knew and loved this restaurant as the Moose Cafe. It's even sweeter now! The new owners have polished and shown loving care in make the warm dinning room even more inviting with refinishing the wood tones with the spectacular ocean and colorful garden views in the background. The food was more wonderful than i expected. We ate a light meal...a baby kale Cesar salad, served with polenta croutons, paper thin sliced candied lemon, delicious freshly shaved cheese and an amazing dressing. The fresh pea soup was more like a savory desert, filling, with subtle but rich taste of just picked peas. The warm bread sticks had the perfect crispy crust while soft on the inside, and dusted with sea salt. The blood orange sorbet was just the perfect touch of sweetness to offset the tartness of the fruit. Service could not be more attentive or friendly. Prices were less than I would expect to pay for such great food! Overall, my new favorite destination for fine dinning on coast.

  • Visited March 2014
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