They say the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and that’s easy to do in Sonoma County! Rolling green hills, incredible Healdsburg wineries, and world-class cuisine make this area ideal for a romantic getaway that’s sure to spice up your relationship. Whether you’re planning an anniversary, proposal, or a memorable date night, these intimate eateries in Sonoma will have you and your significant other falling in love with the food and even more in love with each other!
In addition to romantic restaurants in Sonoma County, you’ll want to know the best things to do on your California getaway. Our free Vacation Guide is the perfect trip-planning tool offering the top recommendations on wineries, outdoor activities, sights to see, and more!
6 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Sonoma County
For the perfect dinner and some starry eye-gazing, head to one of these inviting establishments! Plus, when you stay at the Honor Mansion, you’ll be just a short drive or walk from some of the top restaurants in Sonoma County. Here are some of our favorite places to dine and cozy up with your loved one.
1. Madrona Manor
For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, head to the Michelin-Star restaurant at Madrona Manor where you can enjoy a candlelit setting and impeccable cuisine. The chef’s menu offers exquisite dishes that feature ingredients from the estate’s organic vegetable gardens, orchards, and greenhouse. Treat your special someone to a 6-course tasting meal, or let the chef decide with a pre-Fixe menu that can be perfectly paired with your favorite Sonoma County wine. Share bites of caviar, gourmet cheese, and blueberry cheesecake while enjoying stunning views of the estate’s grounds!
2. Farmhouse Inn
The restaurant at the Farmhouse Inn features an ever-changing menu that is guaranteed to keep you and your loved one guessing. Relying exclusively on what is fresh and in season, this award-winning restaurant offers dishes made with the best local ingredients available. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with old barn wood and aged stone mixed with cozy woolens and linens. The wonderful food, elegant decor, and friendly staff create an environment that is both romantic and timeless.
Known by locals and visitors as a Sonoma County landmark, Catelli’s is a third-generation Italian restaurant with gorgeous al fresco bistro seating. One step inside Catelli’s and you will feel like you’ve been transported to Italy! The garden and the main floor, which is decorated in elaborate Italian checkerboard marble, are a magical backdrop for delicious, homemade Italian dishes that are tenderly made using family recipes. You and your special someone will feel the love in every bite of their soul-satisfying comfort food.
If you’re like us and can’t get enough Italian cuisine, visit our blog on the best Italian restaurants in Healdsburg, California!
4. Valette Healdsburg
Chef Dustin Valette and his brother Aaron Garzini have a combined 47 years of restaurant and hospitality experience and have turned Valette Healdsburg into one of the most well-regarded and romantic restaurants in Sonoma County. With a thoughtful menu of dishes ranging from perfectly seasoned and grilled steak to housemade pasta, your tastebuds will surely be delighted at Valette Healdsburg. You’ll be talking about your meal for months to come!
5. Bravas Bar de Tapas
Celebrated for its traditional Spanish and modern tapas served in indoor and outdoor dining areas, Bravas Bar de Tapas offers a variety of small plates that are perfect for sharing. One taste of the restaurant’s delicious menu and you’ll quickly understand why Travel + Leisure voted Bravas Bar de Tapas “one of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the U.S.”
6. Dry Creek Kitchen
Dry Creek Kitchen mixes progressive American cooking with excellent wine pairings to tempt couples back night after night. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful garden terrace make this location ideal for those looking to experience the Healdsburg restaurant scene.
More Places to Dine
If you’re looking for more ways to satisfy your cravings while in town, take a look at our full list of fantastic Sonoma restaurants. All of these places are within a close driving distance of the Honor Mansion, so you won’t have to go far for delicious cuisine!
Complete Your Stay at Honor Mansion
Don’t worry, the night doesn’t have to end once you finish your meal at one of the most romantic restaurants in Sonoma Valley! Come back to your room at our cozy Healdsburg hotel where you can cuddle up by the fireplace together or slip into a large, bubbling bathtub. Add two glasses of incredible Sonoma County wine and you’ve got yourself a night to remember!
If you’re ready to book the ultimate California vacation, check the availability of our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you.