Healdsburg Restaurants Cheat Sheet

In a town awash with fantastic cuisine, top picks for all budgets.

Truly Special

Hip restaurant (seasonal cuisine), cocktail lounge, and wine bar does it all well.  American  $$$

The Matheson
First-floor farm-to-table fine dining, sushi, and wine bar (dozens of Sonoma County offerings on tap) plus casual rooftop for lighter fare and cocktails.  Modern American and sushi $$$

SingleThread Farms Restaurant
Purchase a Tock ticket well in advance to experience the multicourse meals at Kyle and Katina Connaughton’s destination restaurant, an exquisite show.  Japanese-inspired $$$$

Seasonal, intricate cuisine from chef’s menu or à la carte.  American $$$

Geyserville native Dustin Valette is behind his namesake restaurant and The Matheson, which opened in 2021.

Among Healdsburg’s Best

Bravas Bar de Tapas
Tapas, paella, sangrias, cocktails, festive patio, great time.  Spanish $$

Paella and other Spanish-inspired dishes pair well with sangria and specialty cocktails at Bravas Bar de Tapas.

Campo Fina
Casual Italian (pizzas, pastas, rustic plates), bocce in back.  Italian $$

Guiso Latin Fusion
Latin and Caribbean cuisine prepared with passion, lovingly served.  Latin American $$ 

Oysters on half shell at Campo Fina.

Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Seafood small plates raw and cooked, great desserts.  Seafood $$$

Worth Checking Out

Baci Café and Wine Bar
Italian classics trattoria-style, vast Sonoma County wine selection.  Italian $$$

Healdsburg Bar & Grill
Food & Wine magazine declared the juicy burgers here among the nation’s best for a few years running; enjoy them or other comfort food prepared with panache, preferably on the outdoor patio and washed down with a local brew or wine.  American $$ (no tipping)

Barbecue in several styles (TX, K.C., St. Lou ‘n’ more); love the espresso and house sauces.  American $

Breakfast Light and Heavy

Costeaux French Bakery
Baked goods (super croissants), breakfast served all day, hearty salads, and sandwiches for lunch.  Bakery $

Great way to start the day: golden-brown croissant or other pastry at Costeaux.

Picnics/To Go

Big John’s Market
Nice prices for local market’s sandwiches, prepared foods, and other picnic items. Supermarket $ 

Dry Creek General Store
Opened in 1881 and still atmospheric store sells gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads to go or enjoy in picnic area.  Market $

Old-school feel, gourmet cuisine at Dry Creek General Store, open since 1881.

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market
Produce, artisanal meats and cheeses, prepared foods; downtown, Tues. (late spring–early fall) and Sat. (spring–fall) Outdoor market $

Oakville Grocery
Gourmet picnic fixin’s, near Healdsburg Plaza at fancy prices.  Market $

Coffee, Baked Goods, and Sweet Treats

Black Oak Coffee Roasters
Ethically sourced, sustainable coffee from around the world, graciously served.  Coffee $

Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar
Good flavor combos like raspberry-lychee sorbet, heritage pies even better.  Desserts $ 

Heirloom grains plus other ingredients tangible and intangible go into Noble Folk pies.

Quail and Condor
Breads, biscuits, croissants, cookies, pies, doughnuts, and quite a bit more from “your friendly neighborhood bakers” (with major chops).  Bakery $

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This story originally appeared online in 2017; it was fact-checked and updated in 2021.

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