- Wine Country
- Vacation Guide
We are privileged to have some terrific restaurants in Healdsburg and the Sonoma area; however they are small and book up quickly. To assist you in making your decision please accept the following critique offered by Steve and Cathi which is based on their 30 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industry, and their personal experiences while dining at these wonderful wine country and Healdsburg restaurants. They know that it takes more than just “good” food to make the experience a success! Before exploring the Healdsburg dining scene, be sure to enjoy a fantastic breakfast at one of the best Healdsburg hotels, Honor Mansion!
Baci Cafe and Wine Bar 336 Healdsburg Avenue (707) 433-8111 Baci serves fine regional Italian and Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa and Italy, in a casual dining atmosphere. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Open for lunch Thurs-Sat starting at 12:00p.m, this is one of the best Italian restaurants in Healdsburg, California!
Catelli’s 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, Ca (707) 857-3471 Opened early 2010 in the old Santi building, this is an Italian Restaurant that is re-opening after many years, with the same name and a new generation of family. Classic and new tradition menu items. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Closed Mondays.
Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg (707) 431-0330
Owned by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer. Offers California wine country cuisine, and is a guest and staff favorite. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Madrona Manor Restaurant 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg (707) 433-6831 Elegant Old World Cuisine. Excellent ‘special occasion’ restaurant. Prix Fixe menu, full bar. Open Wed-Sun for dinner only. Credit card is required to hold a reservation. Michelin rated.
Partake by KJ 241 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg (707) 433-6000 Seasonal, local menu designed specifically to pair with Kendall Jackson wines, this is a fun, delicious choice right on the square. Open daily.
Stark’s Steakhouse 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa (707) 546-5100 From the owners of Willi’s Seafood. Lunch M-F 11:30-2:30 and Dinner Sun-Fri 5:00-9:00 and Saturday 5:00-10:00p.m.
Willi’s Seafood, 403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-9191
East coast oyster bar with Latin flare. Tapas Bar, smaller portions of great food. Gluten and dairy free menus available. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner daily at 11:30 am.
Other Sonoma Restaurants
Bravas bar de Tapas 420 Center Street, Healdsburg (707) 433-7700 Another culinary delight from the owners of Willi’s Seafood, this is a fun Spanish tapas restaurant one block North of the Plaza. Year-round indoor & outdoor dining. Full bar. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Chalkboard 29 North Street, Healdsburg (707) 473-8030 Chalkboard’s daily-changing menu is defined by ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farms, highlighting crudos, just-picked salads, handmade pastas, roasted and grilled meats, seafood, and a selection of playful dessert offerings. Open daily for dinner and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
John Ash & Co. Barnes & River Road, Santa Rosa (707) 527-7687 John Ash has developed his wine country cuisine for over 20 years using local products from local growers, resulting in a variety of new tastes and changing entrees. Dinner served 7 days/week beginning at 5:30; Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2:00 pm; Cafe Menu Mon-Fri. 2:30-5:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11-2:30. Full bar.
Parish Cafe 60A Mill Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-8473 This is a New Orleans style cafe. Open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday.
Sake O’ 505 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-2669
A unique style of California and traditional Japanese cuisine. Open daily for lunch from 11:30-2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:00-9:30 pm.
The Wurst 22 Matheson Street, Healdsburg (707) 395-0214 Bratwurst and hamburger restaurant. Great for lunch or a casual dinner, wine and beer on tap.
Shed 25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA (707) 431-7433
Valette 344 Center Street, Healdsburg, California (707) 473-0946