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Mendo Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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301 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3472
+1 707-964-4974
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a local friend to eat here after a fairly long drive. We were initially seated somewhere rather cold. The staff graciously changed our seat and we felt instantly taken care of. The menu is unusual in that you have to make many choices on your own. But it worked well and each of us was very pleased with... More 

Thank marsha b
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The menu is varied and the food is delicious. Although pricey, it is worth it. The ambiance was great when we were there; quiet and intimate. For a last-night dinner, this is the place to go.

Thank flamom46
Benicia, Ca
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116 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ate at Mendo Bistro on a Friday night. My friend had pasta - fusilli with braised chicken, sauteed mushrooms, and rosemary - he liked it a lot. I had roasted 1/4 light chicken on the choice menu (order an entrée, a cooking method & a sauce). Dinner comes with a choice of mashed potatoes or polenta (or you can... More 

Thank TZK
Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was our number two best dining experience in Ft. Bragg. It is on the second floor (no elevator) of a beautifully restored old lumber building with several food and drink venues. The Bistro has fine atmosphere and excellent service. Our meals were a tasty Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo, and a well prepared Wild Salmon filet. Good after dinner... More 

Thank Joecafone
MendoBistro, Owner at Mendo Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, just a clarification- we do have an elevator. More 

tulsa, ok
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cheese plate: Excellent 6 oz. Grass fed filet: Excellent Mashed potatoes: Excellent Very smart staff! Answered all our questions and made very good suggestions. I would definitely eat here again!

Thank lovenazare
Fort Bragg, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went in on a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Staff was very friendly, and helpful when deciding what to order. Ended up trying the chicken alfredo pasta and it was amazing!! Kitchen did a very good job. After eating my pasta I ordered a fried banana split, best decision of my life! Highly recommend.

Thank mendozam2121
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Relaxed fine dining, plenty of variety, do like the horseradish in the Caesar's salad. Fresh fish, tender steaks, lots of good appetizers to choose from.

Thank Vivienka
Danville, California
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Mendo Bistro was recommended by our Inn staff. It was hard to find as it is inside an old Company Store so we passed it a few times as we drove by. Look for the name painted on the side of the building right when the road goes from two to one lane. The staff was friendly and helpful in... More 

Thank Andrea H
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is the second time we ate at the Mendo Bistro. Both times are memorable for delicious food and great service. I had the crispy salmon and my husband had the shrimp. Both served with wonderful vegetable and side dishes. I also had the warm spinach salad, and my husband had the summer salad with peaches. The salads were a... More 

Thank LisaCNH63
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Mendo Bistro is on the second floor of a building right downtown Fort Bragg. There are a number of other businesses sharing the same general area, one of which was a pretty noisy bar. The service was good, except our waitress admitted she knew nothing about wine. I guess that's good to know, but in Mendocino County, a wine-growing area,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3472
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-964-4974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?