First, the dining room is lovely. Second, the staff is terrific, including the nutritionist/kitchen director, who comes over to say hello to diners and see whether they have any questions. Third, not only is the food vegan, but there are gluten-free options--and the staff will go out of there way to accommodate any other dietary restrictions you might have. I'm on a strict diet with no grains or root vegetables, and they made substitutions without batting an eye (actually, they suggested them). There happened to be a diner at the next table who couldn't have onions or garlic, which ruled out most of the menu in one way or another (in sauces and dressings, if not the main food item), and the server and nutritionist suggested a number of alternate versions to the dishes.
Finally, the food is fantastic. I wish they were closer to home--but they'll definitely be my restaurant of choice whenever I'm in Mendocino!
If you own or manage Raven's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.