Patrona Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of beautiful Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. We are a family-run business and view the restaurant as an extension of our kitchen and living room. Our building served as the town grocery store for over one hundred years. Now lovingly restored, it is softly lit with warm brick walls, filled with hand crafted tables from local artisans and run by a staff that cares.
Bridget and Craig, two winery chefs, opened Patrona in 2003. The simple goal was to enjoy the great area we live in and share this with our family and friends. Our mission statement is simply “Happy People”. We need to be happy about what we do and how we do it. Our guests need to be happy and feel good as well as our neighbors and future generations. This means a thoughtful and sustainable business.
Our menus changes are based on today’s catch from the gardens, ocean and local purveyors. We see what we have and build on that, this is a very positive approach rather than servicing a menu with the negative aspect of what we do not have. Community is built with interaction and trust – knowing who grows our foods more than a label or marketing campaign. Prices are competitive and we offer a range for every occasion.
A dependable wine list features our friends and neighbors with a slight mix of imported wines to balance our offering. We use the highest quality glassware, have a temperature controlled wine room and have won awards for our wine list. Three winery chefs run the kitchen so our menus are not only wine friendly we offer specialized wine paring menus upon request.
The bar is small but has a wide range of hand-crafted cocktails popular with our regulars and visitors alike. We have a premium well; the largest selection of organic liquors around and the most creative and tasty cocktails in town and then some. Fresh pressed juices, house made bitters, infusions with a wild and culinary twist blended for that perfect cocktail.
We look forward to hosting you at Patrona Restaurant and Lounge as we share the bounty of the beautiful area we call home and work hard to increase the happiness in the world.