The Award Winning Ravens ... Mendocino's Signature Restaurant is celebrated for:

Local - Dishes based on locally harvested products from seaweed to morels.

Organic - 99% of our ingredients are organic and most produce is from regional organic growers or the Inn's California Certified Organic Farm.

Conscious - Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Products carefully selected to support sustainability.

Regard for the Land - Wine list comprised primarily of wines produced from certified organic vineyards, biodynamic vineyards, or those using sustainable, traditional farming practices.

Recycling - All food wastes are composted and the compost dug back into garden beds. All glass, papers, and cardboard are sent to recycling.

Ravens' Restaurant is independently owned and lovingly cared for by Jeff and Joan Stanford.

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES
FOR 30 YEARS - Read about Sustainable Kitchen

Haute contemporary cuisine meets vegetarianism at the Ravens in the Stanford Inn by the Sea
Lonely Planet

There are masterfully crafted dishes that explode the myth that it takes meat to make a meal.
Best Places Northern California

....the food – strictly vegetarian and delicious.
Santa Barbara Magazine

Finding a vegetarian restaurant of Ravens' caliber in such a spectacular setting is amazing.
The Vegetarian Connection

…this inn is the perfect escape--even if you just get away for one exquisite meal. Don't plan on sharing;
you'll want to savor every bite.
Vegetarian Time Magazine

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RAVENS' RESTAURANT AT STANFORD INN BY THE SEA: Coast Highway and Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA 95460

800-331-8884 • 707-937-5615 Email: ravens@stanfordinn.com

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ABOUT MENDOCINO CALIFORNIA (mendocino, ca): Mendocino sits atop beautiful ocean bluffs surrounded on three sides by Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bluffs comprise the Mendocino Headlands and offer walking trails that afford incredible views of the ocean and the lovingly restored 1850's New England style Victorians which now house restaurants, specialty shops, galleries and provide lodging for Mendocino artists.

Historic buildings line the cliffs. At times the Pacific roars and crashes against the headlands with such force spindrift floats up to Main Street. The air tastes salty. In a complex surrounding what was once a Victorian carriage house is the Mendocino Art Center, described by the National Endowment for the Arts as a "rural miracle." The Mendocino Art Center serves area artists as well as artists and aspiring artists throughout the United States. All this is the nature of Mendocino, located about 150 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 1.

Besides the natural beauty, visitors to Mendocino will find a variety of things to see and do. The history of Mendocino and its founding families can be explored at the Ford House and the Kelley House museums. The Mendocino Community presents a variety of events from monthly art openings that celebrate art on the Second Saturday of every month to the annual Mendocino Music Festival providing performances in a huge tent on the Headlands in July. Other annual events include a Whale Festival, the Mendocino Art Center's Garden Tour featuring exquisitely created home gardens with a luncheon at the Stanford Inn's Raven's Restaurant, an old-time 4th of July parade, the renown Art in the Gardens presented by the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Winesong celebrating fine wines and local culinary talents in a tasting followed by an auction and celebrations of the Christmas holidays with lights and singing at the inns and lodges of Mendocino, Little River and Elk, and much more.

Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy bluff-top excursions to view seabirds, the seasonal gray whale migration and spring wildflowers. Nearby Big River Beach is ideal for family picnics and Big River is an ecological treasure which is easily explored by canoe or kayak which can be rented at Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too! Montgomery Woods up Comptche Ukiah Road offers virgin redwood groves with the tallest living tree in the world. Redwoods and Douglas Firs dominate the Russian Gulch State Park as well as other nearby State Parks including Van Damme and Hendy Woods. Many of these parks allow dogs on their trails. And at MacKerricher State Park Lari Shea offer horseback riding along the beach.

There are no supermarkets, fast food chains or motels in Mendocino. Small markets, intimate restaurants, a hotel and bed and breakfast inns fill the needs of the vacationer. The town is compact and shopping and dining destinations are within easy walking distance of one another.

Mendocino is an art collectors dream. Coast artists show their works at the Mendocino Art Center and in the scores of privately owned galleries. Performing arts include productions by the Mendocino Theatre Company, Hit and Run Theater as well as intimate concerts provided at the Mendocino Art Center and the Caspar Inn.

Mendocino is truly a special destination - it is the "wine country coast" with Anderson Valley wineries within only twenty minutes drive and Sonoma's fine wineries just an hour south.

SPECIFICS ABOUT MENDOCINO RESTAURANTS: Mendocino.com offers information on restaurants with critics reviews of the Best Places to eat and dine in Mendocino County, Coast & Wine Country Restaurants. This listing includes - at the top - Stanford Inn's Ravens Restaurant in Mendocino CA.

FROM WIKIPEDIA: Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of the U.S. state of California, north of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and west of the Central Valley. As of 2000, the population was 86,265. The county seat is Ukiah. The county is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, Redwood forests, wine production and liberal views on marijuana. The notable historic and recreational attraction of the "Skunk Train" connects Fort Bragg with Willits in Mendocino County via steam-locomotive trains and other vehicles..

Rivers
from south to north

Mendocino Russian River (inland)
Mendocino Gualala River
Mendocino Garcia River
Mendocino Elk Creek
Mendocino Navarro River
Mendocino Albion River
Mendocino Little River
Mendocino Big River
Mendocino Noyo River
Mendocino Pudding Creek
Mendocino Ten Mile River
Mendocino Eel River (inland)

Beaches

A Beach Near the Town of Elk
Mendocino Big River Beach
Mendocino Caspar Headlands State Beach
MMendocino Van Damme Beach
Greenwood State Beach
Mendocino Seaside Beach
Wesport-Union Landing State Beach
Mendocino Manchester State Beach
Navarro Beach
Portuguese Beach
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Long Valley Creek
10 Mile Creek
Parks, reserves and related places

Islands off the Mendocino coast
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
Caspar Headlands State Recreation Area
Hendy Woods State Park
Jughandle State Reserve
MacKerricher State Park
Mailliard Redwoods State Reserve
Manchester State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino Woodlands State Park
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Reynolds Wayside Campground
Round Valley Indian Reservation
Russian Gulch State Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Smythe Redwoods State Reserve
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Van Damme State Park