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“Outstanding all the way around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Beaujolais

Cafe Beaujolais
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Silicon Valley
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358 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Outstanding all the way around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Late Sunday afternoon dining after a robust hike during Memorial Day weekend. Our House Aperitif and Kir Royale, respectively, put me and my spouse right in a good mood. The duck leg confit was a nice tasty first course. My salade nicoise and his sweet potato gnocchi were huge hits. The creme brulee met my very high expectations. A really great wine list. The Baxter Black Label Pinot Noir was a fine discovery. Excellent service by Janet and her colleagues. A real gem.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Patrick S
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Brussels, Belgium
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563 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

When we read the criticis about this restaurant, we expect really an exception. Yes and no...
The food is tasty and the chief try to make some special associations of flavours. But at the end, good but nothing really special and exceptional in your plates.
The service is good and friendly, the wine list is interesting.
Upon to me, this restaurant is overrated but still good
Nice house

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank HDLBruxelles
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Mendocino, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Still wonderful after all these years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

After 30 years and several owners, this is still our favorite restaurant in the area. We went to Cafe Beaujolais for the first time after many years, and we were pleased that the quality, selection and friendliness of staff is still as wonderful as before. The dining room has benefited from some refreshing decor updates. The garden has matured beautifully. Outdoor dining wasn't open when we went, but we want to enjoy that again too. Prices are about par for Mendocino, not bad considering the dining experience. We will definitely be back soon. And more often.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank gabriolagertie
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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Coasting on its Reputation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Café Beaujolais used to be at the cutting of California cuisine, but these days the restaurant seems content just to mail it in. The menu is limited and unexciting. The night we were there, there were no specials. We ordered sturgeon, the only fish on the menu, obviously not local. It was tasty, in a heavily-sauced sort of way

The service is efficient but impersonal. For better or worse, the minimalist decor hasn’t changed in decades. The dining room is small, and the tables at Café Beaujolais are more closely spaced than at other Mendocino restaurants.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LaBu
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Columbus, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious and Not Pretentious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Got in at the last minute; the restaurant is very intimate and the service was wonderful. Probably our most expensive meal in Mendocino, but well worth it!

Visited May 2014
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Thank maryannk777
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