As you are probably are aware by now, I adore Healdsburg and the many Healdsburg Restaurants. What’s not to love?! This is a charming town about an hour and a half north of San Francisco combining many of my favorite things. Incredible dining, luxury hotels with fabulous guest accommodations, charming shops and local destinations, and, of course, Wine Country. I’ve been putting together my Top 10 Healdsburg Restaurant list for a while and with the new SingleThread Farm Restaurant & Inn opening, this list feels truly complete.
Read more about the Top 10 Best Healdsburg Restaurants and be sure to visit and check them out. If you have any questions, as always email me, I’m happy to share more information and give any other tips for a visit to Healdsburg. Check out my Top 10 Sonoma Wineries here if you’re looking for some Winery destinations while visiting Healdsburg.
SingleThread Farm Restaurant & Inn
As one of the most anticipated openings of 2016, SingleThread Farm Restaurant & Inn is truly like nothing you can imagine. In fact, they just received their third Michelin Star. I recently visited for dinner and a day time tour of the Restaurant, the Inn, and their spectacular rooftop; sure enough, I was blown away. It’s hard to put into words until you experience it yourself. However, I can best describe it as a culinary destination combining the best food, wine, and service in one of the most beautiful spaces in California. I will be writing a full blog post about the amazing 11-course meal I experienced, as well as the background of the owners, Kyle and Katina Connaughton. Stay tuned for that post very soon…131 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
The fabulous couple behind SingleThread Farm Restaurant Inn – Katina and Kyle Connaughton. I’ve met them both and they’re so humble, friendly, down to earth, and clearly so talented and passionate about what they do. They have found their calling!
Happy Hour at Hotel Healdsburg: The Dry Creek Kitchen Menu
The Hotel Healdsburg offers a fabulous happy hour daily from 4:00 – 7:00pm which I recently enjoyed and fell in love with. The food is from the Dry Creek Kitchen team and they offer great cocktails, wine & beer at happy hour prices plus amazing food. When I was there, we enjoyed live music as well! Be sure to check this out when you’re visiting Healdsburg. Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St. Healdsburg, CA.
The delicious tartare on the happy hour menu. Also be sure to order the Charlie Palmer Burger, another favorite of mine!
The fried chicken we enjoyed during our happy hour visit!
Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen
Within California, and specifically Napa and Healdsburg, Chef Charlie Palmer is quite a legend. Not only because of his acclaimed Dry Creek Kitchen Restaurant and Napa’s Harvest Table Restaurant but also because of his involvement in the incredible Hotel Healdsburg, read more about The Hotel Healdsburg here. He’s also adored for all the great things he does for his local community, including fundraising events such as The Project Zin, and the most recent event I attended Pigs & Pinot (stay tuned for coverage of that event on the blog soon). Dry Creek Kitchen is Chef Charlie’s high-end restaurant within the Hotel Healdsburg and it will blow you away. With incredible service, a delicious culinary experience, and a beautiful setting, this is a spot in Healdsburg not to be missed. Hotel Healdsburg, 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
I love a restaurant welcome that includes sparkling wine from Iron Horse. Dry Creek Kitchen has their own Iron Horse Cuvee which was beautiful!
Chef Charlie Palmer visiting with guests at Dry Creek Kitchen.
Valette Healdsburg is easily one of the best fine dining restaurants in Healdsburg. The chef combines an elegant, yet neighborhood-like vibe that’s not stuffy, while offering delicious, spectacular food and incredible service. Read more about my lovely dining experience at Valette Healdsburg here and see more about the 5-course Tasting menu and wine pairing. 344 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
SpoonBar is another incredible Healdsburg gem. The food is exquisite. Not only is their food incredible, but it has a lively scene, great service, and a great bar scene. Be sure to enjoy a cocktail before or after your meal. 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg CA.
If you’re in the mood for amazing pizza, great pasta, and a fabulous interior and exterior dining room setting, Campo Fina is another of my favorite Healdsburg Restaurants. I have been numerous times (mostly for Banshees Wines pick up parties, read more about the amazing Banshee Wine Tasting Room here), and the pizza is always great, I have a blast playing Bocce on their court in the back patio and the staff is super friendly. 330 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Situated just next door to The Shed is another of my favorite Healdsburg Restaurants: Chalkboard. They are known for great food, a fantastic happy hour (from 5:00pm – 6:30pm), and some of the yummiest pasta dishes in town. They have a charming indoor space with a bar that you will never want to leave. I enjoyed my dinner on the outside patio but you really can’t go wrong with either indoor or outdoor at this solid, consistently delicious Healdsburg destination. 29 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Hazel Hill at The Montage Healdsburg
Hazel Hill is centrally located a few minutes from downtown Healdsburg and tucked among 258 acres of Montage vineyards. This beautiful and upscale farm-to-table restaurant located at Montage Healdsburg Hotel offers seasonal, California-influenced French cuisine for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. While enjoying delicious food and an exquisite selection of wine, guests are immersed in views of wine country as far as the eye can see. I highly recommend this lovely spot! 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Another spot in Healdsburg I suggest you visit is BarnDiva. They have the best outdoor garden in town (hands down) with great food, an amazing atmosphere and a great team. Check out their Burger which is also on my Best Burgers in Healdsburg blog post here.
Photos courtesy of Barn Diva
One of the most adored restaurants in Healdsburg by the locals and tourists alike (after they visit they fall in love) is Baci Restaurant. It has a super intimate quaint setting and is owned by Lisbeth (my favorite Norwegian in Healdsburg) and her husband Shari (the Chef). Plan a visit early in advance as their reservations book up but the food is incredible, service exceptional and before departing you’ll be booking your next visit, trust me!
Another super small and intimate gem in Healdsburg is Guiso Latin Fusion. They have super creative, flavorful Latin cuisine and the best part is it’s family-owned and it seems everyone is related to the owners. It’s beyond adorable with fabulous food, super genuine thoughtful service and an adorable setting.