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 resort inns, Honor Mansion! And for recommendations on all of the best things to do in Healdsburg, California, be sure to download a copy of our free Sonoma County Vacation Guide!

* Indicates Steve and Cathi’s favorite dining experiences

It is our desire to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.  We are privileged to have some wonderful restaurants in the Healdsburg area, however many of them are small and book quickly.  

*Agave: 1063 Vine Street, Healdsburg (707-433-2411) Classic & modern Oaxacan cuisine, plus a wide tequila selection, in a lively setting with a patio.  Open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 9pm; Sunday 10 am – 8 pm.  $$


*Baci: 336 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-8111) Authentic Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Open for dinner Thursday-Monday, closed Tuesday & Wednesday. $$$


Bear Republic Brewing: 345 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-2337) Casual atmosphere, good food, better beer. Open for lunch and dinner daily. $$


Big John’s Market: 1345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg (707-433-7151) Local market, sandwiches, salads, artisan breads and local cheese.  Open daily 7am-9pm. $-$$$


Brass Rabbit: 109 Plaza Street, Healdsburg (707-473-8580) American culinary classics, farm to table. Open everyday for dinner 5:30pm-10pm.  $$$


*Bravas Bar de Tapas: 420 Center Street, Healdsburg (707-433-7700) Spanish tapas, casual and fun restaurant.  Open for lunch and dinner daily. $$$


Campo Fina: 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-395-4640) From the owners of Scopa, a casual Italian tapas restaurant, complete with bocce ball in the rear outdoor dining area and wood burning outdoor oven. Open for lunch and dinner daily. $$$


*Catelli’s: 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville (707-857-3471) Italian restaurant, classic and new tradition menu items. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Gluten free available. Closed Mondays. $$$


*Chalkboard: 29 North Street, Healdsburg (707-473-8030) Fresh California cuisine from the farm at their sister winery, Chalk Hill. Open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday; open for dinner daily. $$$


*Costeaux French Bakery: 417 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-1913) Breakfast and lunch, picnic lunches available. Award winning breads. Open daily. $$


Diavola: 21021 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville (707-814-0111) No reservations. Casual, gourmet pizza restaurant, open for lunch, dinner and take-out. Gluten free available. Open for lunch and dinner daily. $$$


Dry Creek General Store: 3495 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg (707-431-4171) Perfect lunch place in Dry Creek Valley; great deli and gourmet picnics. Open daily. $$


*Dry Creek Kitchen: 317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-431-0330) Owned by Charlie Palmer, offers California wine country cuisine. Open for dinner daily, and Friday-Sunday for lunch.  Gluten free available. $$$


Farmhouse: 7871 River Road, Forestville (707-887-3300) Michelin-rated restaurant in the beautiful Russian River Valley. About 30 minutes from the Honor Mansion, with amazing local cuisine. Open Thursday-Monday for dinner, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  $$$$


*Guiso Latin Fusion: 117 North Street, Healdsburg (707-431-1302) Latin Fusion restaurant, intimate.  Open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner. Lunch Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Mondays. $$$


Healdsburg Bar and Grill: 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-3333) Great burgers, casual and fun atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner daily, no reservations. Gluten free available. $$


Jimtown Store: 6706 HWY 128, Healdsburg (707-433-1212) Great deli in the Alexander Valley, box lunches, wine, etc. Closed Tuesdays. $$


*John Ash & Co: Barnes & River Road, Santa Rosa (707-527-7687) A special occasion restaurant, about 20-minute drive from Honor Mansion.  Open for dinner daily, great happy hour as well. Beautifully decorated during holidays. $$$


*Madrona Manor Restaurant: 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg (707-433-6831) Michelin-rated restaurant with elegant French cuisine. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.  Prix Fixe menu. Gluten free available. Open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $$$$


Oakville Grocery: 124 Matheson Street, Healdsburg (707-433-3200) Gourmet deli on the Healdsburg Plaza. To-go items for picnics, patio seating. Open daily. $$


Perch & Plow: 90 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa (707-541-6896) Serving international small plates. Farm-to-table cuisine with a full bar featuring classic cocktails with a modern twist. Open daily for lunch & dinner. $$


Rustic: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville (707-857-1485) At Francis Ford Coppola’s Alexander Valley winery location.  Italian, scenic views from patio. Open for lunch and dinner daily. $$$


Sake’ O: 505 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-2669) A unique style of California and traditional Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner and lunch daily. $$


Shed: 25 North Street, Healdsburg (707-431-7433) Farm to table, California cuisine.  Open Wednesday-Monday 8am-9pm, Tuesday 8am-3pm. $$-$$$


SingleThread Farm-Restaurant Inn- 131 North St, Healdsburg (707-723-4646) eleven course tasting menu, farm to table.  Open Tuesday-Sunday 5:30pm-11pm. $$$$


Spoonbar: 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-7222) Mediterranean inspired cuisine, with an amazing bar. Open for dinner daily. $$$


*Stark’s Steakhouse: 521 Adams Street, Santa Rosa (707-546-5100) Upscale American steakhouse. Open for dinner daily, great happy hour as well. $$$


*Valette: 344 Center Street, Healdsburg (707-473-0946) Rustic Wine Country Californian Cuisine & Wine. Open for dinner daily, lunch Fridays-Sundays. $$$


*Willi’s Seafood & RawBar: 403 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg (707-433-9191) East Coast oyster bar with Latin flare. Tapas style menu. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Waitlist only Fridays-Sundays. Gluten free available. $$$


Wurst Sausage Grill & Beer Garden: 22 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. (707-696-0770) Fun, casual restaurant with excellent choices of brats, burgers & beer. Lunch & dinner daily. $