Elk Cove Restaurant

6300 CA-1, Elk CA 95432
$$$ French

Our in-house Chef, Victor Passalacqua will undoubtedly give you a memorable experience of French Eclectic Cuisine.

Born in Peru, from Spanish and Italian decent, Victor found a passion in cooking and got his Hospitality Management education from L’Ecole de Lausanne in Switzerland. His search for perfection brought him to the kitchens of Grand Chefs like Paul Bocuse, Edward Merard, and Georges Blanc.

Before joining our team in Elk, Victor owned and operated various restaurants in Miami, FL.and was on the Culinary Board of Miami Dade Culinary Institute.

Together with his wife Melissa, who is a Certified Sommelier and a Wine Educator, they excel in the art of pairing food and wine, and hope to bring the best of both to your table

Reservations

Booking Notes:

All orders must be placed by noon the day of your reservation to ensure availability of all products, orders placed after noon may be subject to a reduced menu.
We are unable to accommodate dietary needs, allergy needs, or requests to alter the dishes on our set menu by adding or deleting ingredients in any way. Please understand that no requests for changes, substitutions, or additions will be honored.

Business Info

  • Address: 6300 CA-1, Elk CA 95432
  • Cross Street: greenwood-Philo rd
  • Location: Mendocino County
  • Cuisine: French |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: 7078773321
  • Features: Ocean View, Famous Chef, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Personal Wines Allowed, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Restaurant 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday
Grab & Go- Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Grab & Go - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast - Room Service 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 855 votes

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2024
Julie W.
The food was exemplary! The BEST FRENCH ONION SOUP EVER! Can't wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2024
Dave and Lisa B.
Just an incredible restaurant in the most beautiful setting possible. The food is so good, we had Cassoulet and Pork Loin and both were done perfectly. The service with owner Melissa running front of the house is warm, friendly, and makes the evening even better.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 30, 2024
Jim M.
An excellent restaurant with gourmet food and beautiful ambience. The fact that you need to order in advance only adds value, in my view, as there is no wait time and little food waste.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2024
Patrick S.
Food is fantastic, location is beautiful but Melissa is most wonderful. Seasonings are as if in France, very special.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2024
Katy and Robert P.
Always a wonderful experience. We go to dinner there often, as it’s special, comfortable, and delicious. Highly recommend, the lodging, too.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 24, 2024
Jared J.
One of the best dining experiences we have had. This place is so special!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2024
Janet R.
Elegant dining. Food was delicious. Portions were great. Service was friendly but a little slow.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2024
Sandy D.
Great food and service. I felt like I was at someone’s home rather than a restaurant.

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Mar 28, 2024
Liz D.
Food, service and sunset ocean views from the restaurant were some of the best ever! Melissa, the innkeeper and host, is personable, helpful and knowledgeable about the wine, the food origins (from their garden!) and the history of this lovely inn. The chef is extraordinary -- he produces the most delectable dishes we've tasted anywhere in our travels around the world. The french onion soup was rich and robust, the braised short ribs were tender with a luscious wine sauce and the apple galette's philo dough with fresh apples was mouth-watering. If you're in Mendocino, you must try this inn and restaurant - you won't be disappointed!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2024
Mary T.
We loved feeling a part of your so welcoming family and sharing in the dog joy!!! Our room was so well thought out with a knockout view! Meals were excellent! Last but not least — that incredible 2014 Old Vine Seebass. Looking forward to seeing all of you again. Nick & Mary

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 24, 2024
Robin W.
A table for 2 with a view of the ocean, fresh seafood,

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2024
Tawny M.
Every morsel was a scrumptious delight. Such flavors. From escargots and a sweet/savory baked brie to a fresh pasta dish piled high with an abundance of shellfish - scallops, mussels, clams, crab, calamari, giant prawns - in a delicate sauce. Desserts were beautifully presented and surprisingly light, especially the luscious lemon curd cake and crepe suzette! Thank you Elk Cove Inn Sibo Restaurant! WWE will be back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2024
Beth T.
We were seated right at sunset with an incredible view out over the cove and ocean. Taking our selected meals into consideration, Melissa suggested the perfect bottle of wine. We shared two appetizers, two entrees and tiramisu, all of which exceeded expectations. Chef Victor worked his magic.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2024
Victoria G.
Delicious food, beautiful ocean view, welcoming staff! We will look forward to dining here again and again.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2024
Louise P.
What an incredible wonderful restaurant and inn. We can’t wait to come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 29, 2023
James P.
An extremely pleasant Christmas Dinner. The location is phenomenally beautiful. The hosts are very pleasant, and the food was wonderful! We plan to be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2023
Kevin C.
What a wonderful dinner..beautiful location, great food and down to earth attitude. Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 28, 2023
Robert W.
Amazing food! Fantastic hosts and hospitality!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2023
Debra B.
FANTASTIC FOOD, AMBIANCE, and staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2023
Larry M.
My wife and I are "foodies" so from experience I can say the experience was absolutely amazing.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2023
David A.
Food was fantastic and the experience was lovely. We had a wonderful dinner and evening there. Melissa was very helpful in selecting wine and answering any questions. She made us feel very welcome and treated us to a delicious glass of bubbly as we watched the sunset. A memorable birthday!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Russ S.
Melissa was a great host! And the food was exquisite with healthy portions. Great ambience and location cannot be matched. Overall a wonderful evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Oct 15, 2023
Becky P.
Loved the mussels, octopus and appetizers. Coq a Vin sauce was tasty but probably wouldn’t order again. We were not fans of the house wine. You should use Navarro instead. Loved the service and cozy dining room. Will come back again. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2023
Jane R.
Wonderful dinner! The food was excellent and the atmosphere very nice. Not too loud so we were able to hear each other and a lovely view of the ocean. It was nice to have ordered in advance and service between courses timed well. Will definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2023
Shannon K.
Lovely venue.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2023
Gary T.
We had the grab and go veggie curry and beef bourguinone on the 20th and they were quite good. On Thursday we had the cassoulet which was superb! We ate outside on the wonderful deck. Excellent service and wine advice. Also Bella, the dog, and Porcini the cat.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2023
Orrin and Cindy S.
Superb food, service and. vistas of the ocean.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2023
James R.
More veggies available for dinner. Top notch! Breakfast great too! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2023
Karen C.
Everything was beyond perfect. The good was 5 star.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2023
Ted S.
Have stayed over 15 times in the last 25 years. The dinner was excellent with use of garden herbs and vegetables. Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2023
Linc M.
It was are 25th anniversary and everything was perfect !! We had a great time!! We will be back again & again. Thank you !!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2023
Janeen D.
The Elk Cove Inn dining experience is always a solid 10 out of 10! Chef Victor creates delicious meals from locally sourced ingredients (some of which are grown or raised on site). The wonderful staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need and feel right at home. We love the combination of a chef-inspired menu paired with the ambiance of a more casual dining atmosphere with a stunning view of the ocean. Our first visit to Elk Cove Inn was in 1984 and it’s only gotten better over the years. If you haven’t experienced a stay at the Inn, I would highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2023
Joni G.
We loved everything! The food, ambiance, service, intimacy was all perfect! Looking forward to coming back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2023
Ricky Lee T.
I happened to catch an interview on the radio while driving to the market one day where owners Victor and Melissa were the guests -- that did it! I booked a table for my husband and me that week. The food, ambiance, service, and friendliness were all wonderful! I give them highest marks on all counts! We had an amazing mushroom risotto (make sure to have it with the cream and mascarpone, it's to die for!), the soup a l'oignon was delicious, oozing with melted cheese to the brim! A favorite of my husband's. I had the tuna tartare, which was super flavorful and the escargot, which was simply prepared and so very fresh! We shared the osso buco, where the meat fell away from the bone without any effort! Lastly, there was no dessert on the menu, but I was told that Melissa had picked some plums off their tree earlier that day, and decided to make a "little cake," "nothing extravagant and tart," she said. It was so perfectly crunchy on the edges and perfectly tart, it was no "little nothing" cake. It was delicious! If you haven't been, make the trip! It's a gorgeous drive and the property itself has magnificent views of the ocean. Oh, and you do not want to miss meeting two of the most adorable, selfless and kind people ever! Kudos to Victor, Melissa, and partner Rakesh!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2023
George Burk G.
Soooo delicious, with a wonderful ambiance and view!

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May 29, 2023
Diane P.
Fabulous food, wonderful service. Don’t miss this.

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May 14, 2023
Barry R.
Everything was delicious

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May 05, 2023
Jenny N.
We loved personal touch and very friendly hostess. View from restaurant is superb. Food was good, probably best in value in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2023
Larry M.
Always magical!!! Thank you Melissa!

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Mar 18, 2023
William S.
The welcome by Ricky was very nice. He met us as we got out of our car and guided us to our room. We were very tired after a nine hour drive and having dinner in our room was just right. And, for takeout food, it was fine. The boeuf needed a little extra seasoning, but was just fine. It hit the spot. Everyone has been very accommodating and willing to help with whatever we need. A good experience.

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Mar 08, 2023
Jeff T.
The food and ambiance was amazing! With Victor’s outstanding culinary skill and Melissa’s wine and food knowledge - made for one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. We will be back - again and again.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2023
Debra S.
I absolutely loved both my breakfasts and dinners! The care taken is evident of a chef who truly cares. My short ribs were difficult I cut off the bone but still delicious. The layers of flavor Chef achieves in all dishes is amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2023
LAura S.
Delicious dinner, made with love from home grown chickens, eggs, greens and veggies. What a delight and such a special place. You must stop in on your next trip to Elk and Mendocino

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2023
Courtney D.
Had a wonderful experience indulging in the multi-course NYE dinner! Everything was great. Next time we'll try and eat slower so that the next course is more spaced out ;) Thank YOU!

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Dec 31, 2022
Marsha T.
So yummy!!!

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Dec 15, 2022
Katherine C.
Excellent! We'll definitely be back!

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Dec 13, 2022
Sule G.
Amazing!!! Will definitely recommend everyone.

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Dec 01, 2022
Karen & Steve K.
The trout didn’t seem to be extremely fresh, but the preparation was superb. A larger crouton in the onion soup would have been nice. Missed trying the tiramisu! We heard great things about your special dinners from Husch, where we used the discount coupon. Would love to try a theme dinner (especially mushrooms) some day!

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Oct 18, 2022
Andrew L.
Elk Cove Inn, where farm to table is a 90-second journey and extraordinary cooking takes place in a beautiful setting overlooking the Pacific! A magical dining experience you deserve!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2022
Anne B.
Nothing could have been improved upon! Best dining experience I've ever had, start to finish. The Tuna Tartar and the Roasted Beet dish were truly unbelievably delicious. Thank you for your warmth, attention to detail, gorgeous property views, but mostly the amazing and delicious recipes and the wonderful friendliness of Melissa. We felt like old friends when we left! And we will be back!

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Sep 17, 2022
Norma H.
Absolutely everything was wonderful! Gorgeous view of the ocean, beach and flowers from our table. Service was friendly, informative and professional. The food was very impressive, very delicious, exceptional. Treat yourself to this lovely dining experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Elisabeth R.
Outstanding gourmet food, service, and seaside ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2022
Mark W.
Great food. Great service. Great view. The perfect birthday meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2022
Steve G.
Wonderful experience Great food Fabulous staff

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Aug 25, 2022
Hannelore and Jack C.
Excellent service. Food was delicious and the ambient lovely. Our first time here and we love everything about Elk Cove Inn. Amazing floral display in the gardens surrounding us. Our two doggies are very happy here as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2022
ART M.
Victor and Melissa prepared and served an outstanding meal! Escargot, Burrata, Salmon, & Trout we’re followed by spectacular deserts. Melissa even warned us that although the preparation was French, the size of the portions was American so we might want to share early courses. All of this overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a perfectly paired local wine started our Anniversary Celebration in great fashion!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2022
Anna v.
We loved the friendliness of the staff and appreciated the sweet card and glass of champagne for our anniversary - so thoughtful. The view is absolutely spectacular. The menu is unique and appealing. The wine list is very nice. The service was efficient with minimal wait time between courses. Our appetizers and starters were very good. I adored the garden salad. Unfortunately both our main courses (rabbit and duck) were extremely tough so we couldn't eat much. The sauce and potatoes with the rabbit were delicious. I would say that if the main course had not been as it was, the value and the food would have been 10's as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2022
Melissa B.
I would give 20 stars if possible! Our dinner/experience celebrating our anniversary 8/7/22 might possibly be our best dinner & restaurant ever! Service was phenomenal, the grounds were gorgeous and so intriguing with the fresh gardens of lush veggies, beautiful flowers and the bees! The ocean views with giant rocks jutting from the sea were breathtaking. Melissa was such a joy to chat with about the place, the food & small talk. The other young lady was delightful as well with her sweet personality & fun sense of humor! I loved the romantic uplifting Parisian cafe music playing in the background so much I downloaded the music for myself as soon as we got home from the restaurant. The salad and veggies were literally the best I’ve ever eaten as they were all fresh picked just then from the garden. I completely stuffed myself. The fresh wild king salmon was to die for & the chocolate mousse was over the top! The quaint restaurant, chit chat with Melissa & her other half made us feel at home & like we’d been there a thousand times. I can’t say enough. It was truly a magical evening at SIBO! We will be your new regulars!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Anne P.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Elk Cove Inn- we were taken care of the moment we stepped on the property. Our food and wine were of the highest quality and the service was fantastic. The innkeepers do a wonderful job of making you feel a world away but still at home. Thanks so much for a memorable experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Kimberly O.
The food is as good as the view and the view is spectacular. I recommend the house salad (veggies grown on site), mushroom risotto and any wine that Melissa recommends.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Linda S.
We are in love with this place, everything about it is a 10 we're already planning our next trip back here

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2022
Moses G.
The food was Amazing - from the breakfast egg dishes veggies omelettes to the benedicts to the heuvo rancheris to the potato casserole to the dinner of delicious Salmon with a unique presentation to the best French Onion Soup I've ever tasted - more of a cream liquid instead of just simple broth. Oh the Chocolate Mousse too !!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2022
David P.
Professional presentation, gracious service, superb cuisine, fine wine, great view

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2022
Joan F.
We enjoyed our dinner on the deck outside of our room overlooking the ocean. Truly a lovely evening! The clam chowder was one of the best soups we have ever had! And the cold salmon platter was ample and delicious. Everyone at the Elk Cove Inn was welcoming, attentive, and a joy to talk with. We look forward to returning! HIGHLY recommend the Elk Cove Inn and their restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Reuben W.
Great place friendly staff nice rooms all in all great way to spend an anniversary

Overall: 10/10
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May 06, 2022
Jeff C.
Very good food.

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Apr 07, 2022
Jyothi K.
Food was excellent, hospitality and location were very impressive! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2022
Kaia K.
We didn't have the opportunity to dine in the restaurant but our room service breakfast was prompt, hot and DELICIOUS. Everything was so well appointed and so, so fresh! Can't wait to be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2022
Dieter M.
Absolutely Amazing! We ordered room service and this meal was for our 25th anniversary. They made it so special and gave us complimentary glass of champagne, brought us a candle and flowers in our tray of food which made our meal romantic. We ordered the Fresh Onion Soup, Baked Brie with apples & walnuts in a puff pastry, Salmon, Trout, Chocolate Mousse, Apple Crisp. Everything was so delicious!! Our favorites are the French Onion Soup, Baked Brie, Salmon, & Chocolate Mousse which is absolutely divine! We have stayed at this inn two other times it was the same absolutely perfect the room & food! Will be back over & over again!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 16, 2022
Victoria G.
The food here is wonderful. The view of the beach is spectacular. The co-owner/hostess is a pleasure to chat with. And we felt secure dining in the indoor setting because all patrons had to show proof of vaccination.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2022
Lynn J.
Elk Cove Inn will not disappoint! The views from the rooms are magical. You can see and hear the ocean, and there is beach access. A full breakfast is included, and if you are lucky enough to make dinner reservations there, WOW! What a chef!! Spectacular!! Elk Cove is a quiet, beautiful Inn and we can’t wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
Linda W.
Wonderful, enjoyed the service and the great food and wine. Never been disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2022
Karin s.
Chose date to stay based on food availability. This is an issue in the small village of Elk, ca. Then was informed the restaurant was closed. Hmm.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2022
DAERYUN K.
GOAT!

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Dec 31, 2021
Kayoko G.
Awesome

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Dec 09, 2021
Nicholas G.
Food delivered to the room. Excellent dinner looking out over the ocean in front of the fire place. Beef and chicken meals with very fresh vegetables, soup and ice cream desert. Could not have asked for more after a long day on the road to get here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2021
Eve W.
The best breakfast I ever had. Thx for everything...

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2021
Anne G.
Both breakfasts and both dinners were delicious! I think the salmon with the champagne butter sauce was my favorite. I ate the rest of the bread just trying to capture the last of the sauce. Yummy!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Victoria L.
Felt like family without drama. The food and staff were wonderful. Maybe add some outdoor heaters if possible when dining on the outdoor patio.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Kris R.
We had a perfect experience at the Elk cove Inn and Restaurant. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2021
Charlene G.
Dinner at the Elk Cove Inn is the best! The food is scrumptious! The service is impeccable! The atmosphere is charming! This continues to be my favorite restaurant in the area!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2021
valerie b.
The dinner food is prepared exceptionally. I loved our dinner, and eating out in the open by the sea and watching the sunset was amazing. The breakfast I suspect is not prepared by the chef of Sibo, and needs improvement. Otherwise our stay was unforgettable and absolute heaven.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2021
Reuben R.
Only unfortunate thing was our stay was too short, but I blame that on poor planning on my part. I love this place, me and my wife will be back soon. Chef victor and Melissa and the whole crew was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
Mary Elizabeth G.
The food- so beautiful. Sunset - outstanding! Friendly friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
Jacklyn N.
This was our 2nd stay at the Elk Cove Inn. The first time, pre-pandemic (4 years ago) the in-restaurant dinner and also the breakfasts were wonderful. I think the pandemic is of course a hindrance to providing quality meals and that showed in our room-delivered dinner and breakfast. The dinner was adequate but in no way memorable. The first morning room-delivered breakfast was disappointing. I received the wrong egg order and the rest of the offerings were just okay. The second morning’s breakfast was much better and showed a bit more care had been taken in the kitchen.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2021
Ralph B.
Fantastic views and ambiance. Staff and service outstanding. Delicious menu options. One dish slightly over cooked.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Jodi S.
Cute touches everywhere! Loved the wine in the room! Breakfast was fantastic! Lovely staff. Pretty location. Would def stay here again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 14, 2021
Arla G.
Great food! Great chef and fun staff. Beautiful watching the sunset in the evening while we ate a delicious dinner - fresh caught salmon and cassoulet with duck, sausage and pork belly with lemon curd cake for dessert. We loved it all. Staff was friendly and talked easily with us making our choice of wine and food seem like the best! We look forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Robin W.
We had our dinner in our room due to COVID restrictions. My husband LOVED his escargot appetizer! His preference on the RockFish entree would be either the capers or olives, as both together were a bit overpowering. My shrimp was very flavorful and the Apple Crumble dessert tasty! As it was our birthdays, glasses of champagne were a welcome surprise! We look forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2021
Susan F.
I had 2 lovely breakfasts in my room. The muffins were heavenly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2021
Katherine D.
We loved, loved, loved the pan seared salmon and the cassoulet! Your wine recommendations were on point as well. The service was friendly and attentive. All in all, a wonderful experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2021
Thomas T.
Excellent overall experience!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
Lisa F.
Really amazing food, very friendly service, million $$ view!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Richa G.
Love the place! Love the food! Wonderful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Autumn R.
The Burrata and Tomatoes Salad was fantastic, as was the Short Rib Bourguignon. It was only just warm enough to sit outside. The addition of a couple heat lamps would be a solid investment, but the service and overall dining experience was otherwise wonderful.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 10, 2023
Susan K.
Bathroom needs remodel for sure. But enjoyed stay

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 02, 2023
Rob R.
The fish vegetables were amazing, I did think the fish was under seasoned and overcooked. The risotto was seasoned well good flavor, a bit stodgy. The mushroom were a bit off as well. Not cleaned well I had a few bits that had grit in the bit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 26, 2022
Raymond R.
Food was generally great (save for the salmon entree which was not quite as good as the rest of the meal). Service was terrific and very friendly and personable,

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 10, 2022
Janet R.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We arrived early and appreciated the suggestion to walk down to the beach while our table was prepared. Enjoyed all the dishes- beet and mushroom appetizers and the risotto and tortellini main courses. Especially loved the mushrooms in the dishes which were mostly locally grown we were told. I thought there could be more red wine by the glass offerings. The only red by the glass, Husch, was mediocre. Heat lamps would have been a good addition as it got cold and we sat outside. We were offered blankets which was nice. Overall, a charming place with staff that seemed genuinely happy to have us and our dog there. Would definitely return again and maybe stay in the inn.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 25, 2022
Terri M.
Great. Only comment is if offering bottled water explain the fee and let the customer have the bottle if they paid $6 for it.