Explore Healdsburg’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Nestled in the heart of Wine Country, Healdsburg boasts a delightful array of culinary gems. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely brunch, a quick lunch, or an unforgettable dinner, this charming town has it all. Join me on a culinary adventure as we explore some of Healdsburg’s top restaurant recommendations.

Dry Creek Kitchen: A Sunday Brunch to Remember

Located at 317 Healdsburg Ave in the prestigious Hotel Healdsburg, Charlie Palmer’s renowned Dry Creek Kitchen is a must-visit. As an award-winning establishment, it consistently delivers exquisite dining experiences. On a recent visit, I indulged in their sensational salmon benedict, a true delight for the taste buds. And let’s not forget the mouthwatering carrot cake for dessert. It’s no wonder Dry Creek Kitchen has earned its reputation as one of Healdsburg’s finest restaurants.

Dry Creek Kitchen

Valette: A New Culinary Haven

Say hello to Valette, the exciting new restaurant that has taken over the space at 344 Center Street. This fabulous newcomer is the talk of the town, offering guests an unforgettable dining experience. Prepare to be captivated by their delectable dishes and charming ambiance.


Barndiva: A Hidden Gem

For a memorable lunch in Healdsburg, look no further than the beloved Barndiva. Located at 231 Center St, this popular spot never disappoints. Indulge in their beautifully presented beet salad or savor the sushi-grade tuna with a ponzu sauce accentuated by delicate flowers. If you’re in the mood for a refreshing drink, The Gallery Bar in Studio Barndiva is just next door, offering a stylish ambiance and outdoor seating.


Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise

Craving the flavors of the ocean? Look no further than Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar at 403 Healdsburg Ave. Their menu boasts an enticing selection of small plates that will leave you craving more. Be sure to try the charred rare ahi with cucumber, avocado, and truffled soy, as well as their decadent and filler-free dungeness crab cake.

Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar

Spoonbar: A Stylish Oasis

Situated within the new H2hotel at 219 Healdsburg Ave, Spoonbar offers a chic and vibrant atmosphere. Stop by for a glass of wine and take in the sophisticated design of the bar and hotel. While the food might not be the star here, the trendy vibe and specialty cocktails make it a worthwhile visit. Personally, I opted for Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar for a fantastic dining experience, but Spoonbar is perfect for a relaxing drink.


Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Healdsburg is also a haven for dessert lovers. Treat yourself to a visit to Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar at 116 Matheson St. This charming store offers a delectable selection of ice cream, Stumptown coffee, and mouthwatering pies. Coffee enthusiasts should also pay a visit to the contemporary Flying Goat Coffee for their delightful chai and exceptional coffee.

Flying Goat Coffee

A Gourmet Picnic and Wine Adventure

Before embarking on your wine-tasting journey, make a pit stop at Oakville Grocery Co. or the Dry Creek General Store. Located on Dry Creek Road, both establishments offer a wide range of gourmet food items perfect for a picnic. You’ll find an impressive selection of wines to complement your culinary delights.

Oakville Grocery

The Wine Trail

No visit to Healdsburg would be complete without exploring the famous Dry Creek Road Wine Trail. As a devoted wine enthusiast, I highly recommend Dry Creek Vineyard. Known for its exceptional zinfandels, this winery also offers a splendid range of malbecs and a delightful rose that I couldn’t resist.

More Healdsburg Delights

Healdsburg brims with countless culinary treasures. For a taste of world-class tapas, head to Bravas Bar de Tapas. Looking for a relaxing patio experience paired with mouthwatering burgers? Look no further than Healdsburg Bar & Grill. Chalkboard is a local favorite, serving up divine small plates crafted with farm-to-table ingredients. And for exceptional Italian fare, make a reservation at Campo Fina. Finally, embrace the Latin fusion at Guiso Latin Fusion, a hidden gem highly recommended by Eater San Francisco.

Healdsburg Bar & Grill

Unforgettable Culinary Escapes

Healdsburg constantly surprises with its ever-evolving culinary scene. The newly opened SingleThread Farm – Restaurant – Inn is an absolute must-visit. With three Michelin stars, this fine-dining restaurant offers an eleven-course tasting menu and a luxurious five-bedroom inn. Prepare to be amazed.

Among the new additions, The Matheson at 106 Matheson St. stands out as an exciting three-story space from local chef Dustin Valette. The ground floor features a bar and restaurant boasting local wines and modern wine-country cuisine. On the rooftop, you’ll find Roof 106, a captivating lounge and cocktail bar. I, for one, cannot wait to experience it on my next visit. Other noteworthy recommendations include Quail & Condor Bakery for their delightful cakes, breads, and pastries, Little Saint for a unique fusion of food, music, art, and conversations, and Journeyman Meat for wine, meat, and delectable sandwiches, burgers, and pizza.

The Matheson

Beyond Healdsburg

If you find yourself in Sonoma, make it a point to visit The Girl & the Fig. Sondra Bernstein’s acclaimed restaurant has garnered rave reviews and numerous recommendations from friends and family. La Salette is another popular establishment offering a fresh take on Portuguese cuisine.

Healdsburg’s restaurant scene never ceases to amaze. With its diverse culinary offerings, this charming town promises a feast for your senses. So come and experience the delectable delights that await you at the Ambassadeur Hotel. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of Healdsburg.

Ambassadeur Hotel