On the edge of the rustic Pacific Coast in Mendocino sits the historic Harbor House Inn. Built in 1916, it is a luxury getaway surrounded by majestic old growth redwood forest and the dramatic coastline of California. Miles of pristine beach, cliffs and rocky shorelines welcome you to explore this timeless sanctuary and culinary destination. We invite you to experience life with the spontaneous pace of nature while you savor the wild beauty that Northern California has to offer.
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A 30-seat fine dining restaurant offers a tasting menu featuring naturalistic, progressive American cuisine. Our kitchen celebrates the bounty of local wild produce with recipes that have a global perspective. The style of the cuisine will celebrate the lush land and seascape Mendocino has to offer. It unites fine dining tenets with regional ingredients.
Distinctive, creative California Cuisine, with freshness in mind has created a culinary haven at this secluded retreat. Considered one of the premier Seaside Dining choices in Mendocino County, prix fixe menus are prepared fresh daily from local farms and sea. Our menu showcases bountiful ingredients found among the area’s lush forests and stunning coasts. An extensive award winning list of wines from California and the world are available from The Harbor House Cellar.
Our unique amenities include a wide array of offerings for the adventure and leisure seekers alike. For those wishing to explore the great outdoors we offer guided mushroom foraging expeditions and hikes through the hundreds of acres of neighboring national forests. For our guests who wish to relax and rejuvenate we have on site massage therapy and morning yoga. Each experience is curated to give our visitors a sense of harmony and connection with nature.
Mendocino Coast offers a great selection for antique treasure hunters looking for vintage items and artifacts from years gone by. Mendocino county has a collection of painters, sculptors, jewelers, glass artists, potters, photographers, fabric artists, silk screeners, weavers, beaders, candlemakers, and haberdashers.
5600 South Hwy 1 // Elk // California 94532 //
Travel US 101 North from San Francisco to HWY 128 West // At Hwy 1, go left 5 miles
As executive chef and property manager for Harbor House Inn, a century-old inn and
restaurant on California’s Mendocino Coast in Elk, CA, Aisha Ibrahim oversees the
property’s operations while executing an elevated, seasonal food and beverage program
that showcases ingredients found among the area’s forests and coasts. “Our approach puts
forth an evolving menu that reflects and respects the landscape of this region”, she
says. With experience in a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world,
Ibrahim unites fine dining tenets with the ingredients of the lush region.
From the lobby, to the rooms, to the spa and the restaurant,
Ibrahim is committed to serving her guests with sincerity and a more thoughtful approach to
service. “Throughout my extensive travels, I’ve discovered that warm, genuine, and
thoughtful service lies at the core of every impactful experience.”
Born in Iligan City, Philippines Ibrahim immigrated to the United States with her
family in 1991, settling in West Virginia. Although her parents shared and fostered a love of
cooking with Ibrahim, she focused on basketball, going on to play Division 1 for Elon
University in North Carolina. When a knee injury took her off the court, she rediscovered
her love of cuisine through cookbooks and decided to make a change, relocating to San
Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy and earn a Le Cordon Bleu associates
degree in culinary arts in 2008. She quickly discovered countless parallels between the
kitchen and the basketball court in regards to teamwork and discipline.
Her career began in San Francisco with an externship at Aqua, followed by a line
cook role at Betelnut and then the sous chef title—and eventually, executive chef title—at
Ramblas Tapas Bar. After staging at the three-Michelin- starred RyuGin in Tokyo in 2011,
Ibrahim joined Commis, the restaurant from chef James Syhabout until 2012. She also worked at the ow three-Michelin- starred Manresa, rising from a stage position to sous chef by 2015.
The internationally experienced chef was eventually tapped to run Aziamendi in
Thailand and co-run the Aziamendi88 pop-up at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Eneko Atxa of Azurmendi in Bibao, Spain. Ibrahim also spoke at the 2015 Watermark Conference for Women and the 2016 MAD5 Culinary Symposium.
After a 6-month sabbatical spent sampling cuisine and culture throughout 15 countries, Ibrahim felt drawn back to the California coast. Instantly attracted to the Harbor House Inn’s unique location, she took on her current role as Executive Chef in 2017.
We accept reservations and inquiries up to two months in advance, and all reservations regarding the restaurant experience is handled by purchasing tickets through Tock. For inn reservations, please contact us by phone at 1(800)720-7474, Thursday-Monday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. You may also book a room online anytime by clicking here. Reservations for the inn will require a one-night minimum deposit including tax.
For inquiries regarding larger parties and buyouts, please contact us directly by calling the number stated above or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check-in is at 3pm-8pm. For later arrivals, please notify our staff of your arrival time 24 hours in advance. We are available to hold luggage for early arrivals.
Reservations occurring during Fridays & Saturdays require a two-night minimum stay.
Check-out is at 11:30am.
No pets allowed on property.
Last-minute changes and additions are subject to availability. Young guests are welcome to dine given that they’ll partake in the available menus.
In order to maximize your dining experience, the kitchen team at the inn kindly asks that you indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation as we may not be able to accommodate them within less than 48 hours notice.
Cancellations regarding tickets for the restaurant experience are handled like an event, theater, or a concert ticket meaning all sales are final. Exceptions can be made at the restaurant’s discretion and all bookings are always transferable.
For cancellations regarding a stay at the inn, any cancellation from time of booking until 72 hours prior the 3pm check-in time is subject to a $200 admin fee. Any cancellations received within 72 hours or no shows will result in the forfeit of the one-night deposit including tax. The remaining balance will be due upon check-out. Exceptions can also be made at the inn’s discretion.
The Harbor House Inn is a small business that includes a nine-bedroom bed and breakfast located on the remote Mendocino coast as well as a 28-seat restaurant. We thank you for understanding our cancellation policy.
Our phone & office hours are 11am to 4pm seven days a week.
Full Tasting Menu Dinner | 10 courses | Available Friday-Sunday
5:30pm to 8:30pm
5 course Menu Dinner | 5 courses | Available Wednesday-Sunday
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Monday & Tuesday we will be closed to the public and only the 5-course Dinner Menu will be available to guests staying with us at the inn. In-house guests must notify the staff no later than 1pm during their stay.
Our snacks menu is available to the public Wednesday-Sunday
12:30pm to 3:30pm and can be enjoyed either in the lounge, outdoor deck, or outdoor garden seating areas. Seating availability is on a first-come, first serve basis.
The Full tasting menu is $150 per person with an additional 20% service charge.
The 5-course menu is currently $80 per person with an additional 20% service charge. This menu includes a choice of one local beer or local wine.
Full Menu Pairing $80
Non-Alcoholic Pairing $40
Corkage is $25 per bottle.
Parking is available at the inn at no additional charge. Free street parking is also available throughout the beautiful town of Elk.
For party sizes of 6 or more, please send an inquiry to
Gift Certificates can be purchased online or by calling us at 1(800)720-7474.