Dinner

HEALDSBURG AND ITS SURROUNDING TOWNS ARE A FOODIE'S PARADISE.

 

Definitely make reservations as far in advance as possible to secure a spot at the places you want to visit the most. 

And if there are just two of you, all my favorite restaurants have bars that offer their full menus...and sometimes that's more fun.

In Town

 

Asahi Sushi & Kitchen

Best sushi in town. Chef Nobu has the freshest fish and best rolls. Super clean and lots of non-fried, non-mayo based rolls.

Sit at the sushi bar and put the menu away and put Nobu in charge. Trust me. 

335 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA

 (707) 395-0487

asahisushiandkitchen.com

Barndiva

A swanky spot with beautiful, amazing-tasting food and a lot of attitude. IF you can get in, go here.

Outdoor dining available when the weather is nice.

Shhhhhhhh...Their studio next door (Studio Barndiva/The Gallery Bar & Bistro) accepts walk-ins and serves small bites and a full bar. If they're not hosting a private event, it's open to the public. Don't tell. And...on Sundays they serve a full, French Country Dinner. (Book this through the restaurant)

231 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA

(707) 431-0100

barndiva.com

 

Bravas Bar de Tapas

Okay...Here's the deal with Bravas. I love their food and cocktails. Their decor is super legit. Nice out? Enjoy their backyard dining or backyard bar. (Epic game on TV you can't miss? They have TVs at their outdoor bar.) Cold and rainy? Sit inside by their (awesome) fireplace. But the music. Oh my god.

They play doo-wop. (?!?!) And try to call it classic rock.(?!?!) I don't want to hear the Beach Boys. Ever, really. But especially whilst enjoying a lovely dining or cocktail experience with friends. So...if you must go, try to distract your ears... Or maybe now it's all you'll hear since I pointed it out. Or bring your mom. She'll LOVE it.

420 Center Street Healdsburg, CA

(707) 433-7700

starkrestaurants.com/bravas.html

 

Campo Fina

Incredible Italian food prepared by one of the finest Italian chefs in the county. Maybe you're in the mood for some post-dining bocce?  Outdoor pizza oven and a couple signature dishes from the Scopa menu are some of my favorite features here (think: burrata plate, Nona's chicken, pasta). They have a great craft-cocktail menu too...And outdoor dining year-round is made possible by their (incredibly powerful) overhead heatlamps. 

330 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

(707) 395-4640 

campofina.com

 

Chalkboard

You know when a new restaurant opens and you make yourself be extra forgiving as they get into the swing of things? Chalkboard was the first restaurant that came out hitting aces and hasn't stopped.

When you walk in, you're greeted by their incredible craft-cocktail slinging bartenders. Be sure to come early for your reservation so you can enjoy their creations. The full menu is available at the bar too, so no missing out for you if you couldn't secure a rez. Small plates for sharing, outdoor dining available when the weather is nice. 

 29 North St., Healdsburg, CA

(707) 473-8030

chalkboardhealdsburg.com

 

The Matheson & Rooftop 106

Dustin Valette's latest venture. Outstanding atmosphere. A wine wall.

The Rooftop restaurant blends woodfire pizza and sushi handrolls. How these things work is beyond me--but they do!

 106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA

(707) 723-1106

www.thematheson.com

SingleThread Farms Restaurant & Inn*

Fine dining at it's finest.

A true culinary experience with a most genuine farm-to-table approach.

11-course tasting menu. A special-occasion dining experience.  

131 North St, Healdsburg, CA

Reserve online here

singlethreadfarms.com

 

 

In Wine Country

GEYSERVILLE

 

Diavola

There are few things that are perfect in life. And Dino's pizza may be one of them. His menu *in its entirety* is outstanding. They don't take reservations, so here's what you do: Put your name on their list, then go next door to his bar, The Geyserville Gun Club, and grab a cocktail and a snack and they'll call you when your table is ready. 

Or here's a great idea: Grab a couple pizzas to-go and take them down to the AVB for some in-vineyard dining and bocce.

ALERT! THE CANNOLIS ARE BACK!!!!

After a hiatus that felt like an eternity, the cannolis are back on the dessert menu. 

Thank you, Dino!!!

21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA

(707) 814-0111

diavolapizzeria.com

 

Catelli's

Catelli's is the revamped offspring of its parent restaurant, The Rex, once a bustling, hot spot for Geyserville locals. Started by the children of Richard Catelli, their menu preserves the staples of the original menu with new, modern favorites. They have a kale salad that will change your life. I love to order the 10-layer lasagna with meat sauce and get my husband or a friend to get the meat ravioli with meat sauce and do a little share-sies. Ohmygod.

They have an outdoor dining (and venue for large parties) that is part Godfather, part Versace. It's wild.

21047 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA

(707) 857-3471

mycatellis.com

 

 

 

WEST COUNTY

 

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

This Michelin-starred tasting-menu restaurant and (5-star) inn is located just west of Healdsburg.

You'll want to get an Uber there and back because the wine-list is off the hook.

7871 River Road, Forestville, CA

(707) 887-3300

farmhouseinn.com/restaurant

 

Underwood Bar & Bistro

The tiny town of Graton is a great stop along the West County wine roads. Underwood is a great spot to finish your day. They offer a late afternoon menu that's fun to enjoy over a game of bocce and a cocktail in their backyard. Their dinner menu is spectacular. They have an oyster menu, and a number of small plates for snacks or apps. (Get the white anchovy crostini. Amazing.) And their dinner plate menu is delish. Great, craft cocktails and a wine-list you'd expect for a restaurant in the heart of wine-country.

9113 Graton Road, Graton, CA 

(707) 823-7023

underwoodgraton.com

 

 

*denotes an establishment that only serves beer/wine