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Where to eat in Downtown Healdsburg, California

Updated: Jan 1

Healdsburg, California is a small town located near the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County's wine country. It is considered a great alternative to Napa and Sonoma for a trip to California's wine county and offers a plethora of wineries, tasting rooms, bars and restaurants.


Bellow I have made a list of my favorite restaurants that I dine at frequently as a local.


Willie's Seafood

403 Healdsburg Ave.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Sunday - Thursday from 11:30 - 9:30

Friday and Saturday 11:30 - 10:00

  • Dog friendly outdoor patio

  • Raw bar

  • Accepts walk-ins and reservations

  • Gluten free items


Recommended food items:

  • Hamachi ceviche with rocoto chili, lime juice and pepitas

  • Tuna tartar with jalapenos, cashews, ginger, coconut milk

  • Spinach salad with goat cheese, cracked almonds and warm bacon dressing


Baci Cafe and Wine Bar

366 Healdsburg Ave.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Thursday - Monday 5:00 - 10:00

  • Italian

  • Daily Specials

  • Reservations strongly encouraged

  • Private wine room for groups of 8 to 12 people with reservation


Recommended food items:

  • Carpaccio di Capesante Asiatico

  • Spaghetti alla Bolognese

  • Risotto frutti di mare



Bravas Tapas

420 Center Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Sunday - Thursday 11:30 - 9:00

Friday and Saturday 11:30 - 10:00

Happy Hour Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 6:00

  • Spanish style tapas dining

  • Dog friendly outdoor patio and bar

  • Accepts walk-ins and reservations

  • Gluten free items and vegetarian items


Recommended food items:

  • Spanish and local cheese plate

  • Goat cheese toast with golden onion and white truffle honey

  • Creamy chicken, ham and gruyere cheese croquetas


Barndiva

231 Center St.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Wednesday - Saturday 11:30 - 2:30, 5:30 - 9:00

Sunday 11:00 - 2:30, 5:30 - 9:00

  • Reservations strongly encouraged

  • Cocktail lounge and wine bar

  • Indoor and outdoor dining

  • Seasonal Menu including gluten free and vegan options


Recommended food items:

  • Chevre croquettes with Laura Chenel's goat cheese and lavender honey

  • Lobster Carbonara with house made lumache, mascarpone and english peas

  • Crispy duck confit with white bean puree, tokyo turnips, rhubarb, pomme paillasson and duck jus


Dry Creek Kitchen

317 Healdsburg Ave.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 9:30

Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 10:00

Happy Hour daily in the Hotel Healdsburg lobby from 4:00 - 7:00

  • Indoor and outdoor seating

  • "Farm to fork" seasonal menu

  • Reservations strongly encouraged

  • Vegan and vegetarian options


Recommended food items:

  • Fresh market oysters

  • Caramelized diver scallops with crisp heirloom eggplant, soy infused watermelon, blistered shishito pepper, toasted sesame, miso-almond cream

  • seared Mary's chicken breast with king trumpet mushrooms, chicken thigh pave, bing cherries, chervil veloute, purple watercress


Campo Fina

330 Healdsburg Ave.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Sunday - Saturday 11:30 - 10:00

  • Reservations for inside dinning room only. Patio for walk-ins only

  • Bocce Ball courts

  • Dog friendly patio

  • Gluten free options available


Recommended food items:

  • Liberty duck liver with grilled bread, candied apricots, sea salt, pickled shallots and parsley

  • House made ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese in a light spicy tomato sauce with basil and parmigiano.

  • Pizza salsiccia with tomato, mozzarella, house made sausage, and cardoncello mushrooms.



Valette

344 Center St.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Sunday - Saturday 5:15 - 9:30

  • Indoor dining with table service and bar seating

  • Showcasing local farmers, wine makers and artisans

  • Good for groups, must reserve ahead of time

  • Offers a season menu as well as a "Trust Me" tasting menu


Recommended food items:

  • Yellow squash and saffron soup with estate grown squash, lobster relish, puffed shrimp and lobster "chip", and lemon

  • House made semolina pasta with crispy Valette charcuterie, goat cheese mornay, basil pistou, olive oil poached cherry tomato.

  • Chef Valette's "Trust Me" tasting menu. $15 per course. 5 course minimum



The Parish Cafe

60 Mill St.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 3:00

Sunday 9:00 - 2:00

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • Serving traditional New Orleans cuisine with local California ingredients

  • Walk-ins only

  • Indoor seating and dog friendly outdoor patio


Recommended food items:

  • Beignets

  • Spinach and artichoke omelette

  • Eggs nouvelle orleans benedict




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