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“A Place for Lunch”
Review of Mesa Luna

Mesa Luna
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Sawyer
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Farm-to-table cooking & cocktails served in a cozy place with seating on a patio & screened porch.
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

A lovely Sunday afternoon found us hungry for a quick bite. We had eaten at this locale a few times when owned by others, so decided to stop here to compare. The porch is just beautiful, and the wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. My lunch companion had the cheddar bacon quiche that she said was quite good. I had the vegetable fritata. Unfortunately the only vegetable was one piece of potato. The consistency was more like a deep dish omelet. It was tasty, but not what I expected. Other diners appeared to be enjoying their burgers, etc. Because the owner - chef is quite touted, we will come back again to try something else.

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Heading off for my 4th evening at Mesa Luna in the past 2 weeks. Same great location as its predecessor restaurant. Indoor and outdoor dining. Relaxed, but special surroundings. Food is always exceptional. Spring rolls display talent I hear chef learned with Wolfgang Puck. Entries are all high quality and can be had in half or full portions. Nice option, I usually get two halves. Absolutely the best evening meal at the beach. May they last here in Sawyer for a long time.

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2  Thank taldrich
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Nice people, great garlic custard calls out to bring you back. Good variety from all price ranges. New owners of a closed place really got it right

Thank J F M
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Our party of 7 had dinner there during a recent weekend trip to the area. Everyone in our party loved their food. We especially liked the full and half portion options on the entrees. The salads were delicious especially the house with fresh goat cheese. Outstanding! There is a very nice wine list with Michigan wines featured. We made reservations the day before and requested a table on the porch. It's a very nice area to eat in. Think you're grandmother's screened in porch. We will definitely go back.

Thank FiftiesGal
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Sam Luna has returned with a new version of his much loved Mesa Luna - this time in Sawyer, Michigan, featuring a more casual menu. Sam has cooked with some big time guys in Chicago, and he brings classical training to his food, as seen in his spectacular garlic custard with a fricassee of wild mushrooms. The current wild salmon entree is stunning in its simplicity with nuanced favors - would be a star even in Seattle or Portland. I wish more high end chefs would offer half portions as Sam does because it is a great relief to be served something other than the monster pieces of meat or fish found in so many places these days. This is especially true of Sam's Korean skirt steak with kimchee vegetables where half is just exactly enough. Add an interesting and very fairly priced wine list chosen by his extremely knowledgeable wife, Denise, and the new incarnation of Mesa Luna is a huge winner for all of us Harbor Country refugees from other places who know and appreciate great food. Service is still a little unpredictable, but once it is polished up more I will upgrade to five stars.

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Thank faded-elegance
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