9 of the Best Restaurants in Healdsburg CA for Foodies

restaurants in healdsburg caIf you want to get to know Sonoma wine country in California, it’s recommended that you try the wine. But if you want to have a more intimate experience with this beautiful location, you have to try the food! From casual cuisine to fine Healdsburg dining, you’ll find exquisite dishes and unique experiences at a multitude of restaurants in Sonoma County such as Valette of Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen. During your stay, be sure to book a room at the Honor Mansion. Our romantic, luxurious rooms and suites bring the charm and beauty of this area right into your bedroom! After settling in with us, head out to one of these amazing restaurants in Healdsburg, California.

1. Madrona Manor

The Michelin-Star restaurant at Madrona Manor is a must-see for those searching for the absolute best in cuisine. The chef’s menus offer impeccable dishes that feature ingredients from the estate’s organic vegetable gardens, orchards, and greenhouse. Guests can create their own 6-course tasting meal, or let the chef decide with a pre-fixe menu. Notable items include decadent Australian black truffles, Japanese wagyu beef, and local King salmon with estate eggplant. After just one bite, you’ll see why this is one of the best breakfast restaurants in Healdsburg, CA (after breakfast at the Honor Mansion, of course).

2. Chalkboard

For the cool and casual feel of downtown Healdsburg, be sure to check out Chalkboard Healdsburg. Their eclectic menu offers everything from crudos and just-picked salads to roasted meats and fresh seafood. Each dish highlights ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farms, and is truly a celebration of all that Sonoma has to offer. Visitor favorites include a tasting of homemade pastas, where they can sample interesting flavors like cocoa rigatoni, Old Bay strozzapreti, and saffron bucatini. It’s a pasta lover’s dream!

3. John Ash & Co.

If a peaceful Sonoma County oasis is what you’re craving, head to John Ash & Co at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa. Just a short drive from Healdsburg, John Ash & Co’s Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt creates innovative recipes that will have you wanting to come back again the very next night. His Zinfandel-braised beef short ribs perfectly showcase the close connection between wine country cuisine and local wine. It’s a delicious way to experience the best of Healdsburg and surrounding areas.

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5. Campo Fina of Healdsburg, CA

One of the most stylish Italian restaurants in Healdsburg, Campo Fina offers wood-fired pizzas and small plates served all day. It’s covered porch and bocce court in the courtyard just add to the ambience. While this is one of the best lunch restaurants in Healdsburg, CA, it’s worth a visit any time of the day.

6. Valette Healdsburg

Chef Dustin Valette and his brother Aaron Garzini have a combined 47 years of restaurant and hospitality experience that have turned Valette Healdsburg into one of the most well-regarded restaurants in Healdsburg and Sonoma County.

7. Bravas Bar de Tapas

While this restaurant is celebrated for its traditional Spanish and modern tapas served in indoor and outdoor dining areas, Bravas Bar de Tapas also serves larger dishes like paella.

8. Dry Creek Kitchen

Dry Creek Kitchen mixes progressive American cooking with excellent wine pairings to tempt guests back night after night. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a lovely garden terrace make this location ideal for those looking to experience the Healdsburg restaurant scene.

9. Scopa

Another fantastic Italian restaurant in Healdsburg, Scopa is a perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious Italian food (including creative pizzas) in a cozy, rustic-chic Italian bistro setting.

Stay Right At Honor Mansion!

Before a busy day of exploring wine country, be sure to fill up on a spectacular breakfast. At the Honor Mansion, you can have a fantastic breakfast just steps away from your room! Our homemade recipes are the perfect start to a fun-filled day around town. For more ideas on a few of our favorite restaurants in Healdsburg CA, be sure to read more recommendations on Healdsburg dining and download our free vacation guide! You’ll stay up-to-date on all of the very best restaurants in Sonoma County, including Barndiva.

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