Top ChoiceJapanese in Healdsburg

SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn

The most ambitious project in Northern California is SingleThread, a world-class restaurant and, secondarily, an inn, where omotenashi (warm hospitality in Japanese) reigns and dishes from an 11-course tasting...

Top ChoiceCalifornian in Healdsburg

Madrona Manor

You’d be hard-pressed to find a lovelier place to propose than this retro-formal Victorian mansion’s garden-view verandah – though there’s nothing old-fashioned about the artful haute cuisine: the kitchen churns...

Californian in Healdsburg

Dry Creek Kitchen

Right on the town plaza, you'll no doubt catch a glimpse of this restaurant's elegant dining room with its beautiful people, floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous fresh-flower bouquets. From the creative mind of...

Californian in Healdsburg


If you're looking to impress somebody, Healdsburg residents suggest Valette. The sleek American restaurant is regularly packed with suits and fancy ladies making a show of swirling their local wine (corkage fee...

Californian in Healdsburg


With its tony grotto setting, sunny back patio and changing daily menu, this top restaurant focuses on pulling the freshest ingredients from local farms. The small-plate menu is ideal for sharing. Don't miss out...

Fusion in Healdsburg

Mateo's Cocina Latina

Here the upmarket Yucatan-inspired cooking at lunch and the California-French fusion dishes in the evening integrate fine technique and all-local ingredients for standout dishes, such as daily beef cuts and...

Tapas in Healdsburg

Bravas Bar de Tapas

This beloved tapas restaurant is part of the distinguished Stark restaurant chain and serves up Spanish cuisine, including the ever-popular paella, on small and large plates to share. The back patio is...

Pub Food in Healdsburg

Healdsburg Bar & Grill

Top Chef Masters winner Douglas Keane's gastropub is perfect when you’re famished but don’t want to fuss. Expect simple classics – mac 'n' cheese, pulled-pork sandwiches, top-end burgers and truffle-parmesan...

Cocktail Bar in Healdsburg

Duke's Spirited Cocktails

The town's much-beloved cocktail bar is as popular for its crafty libations as it is for staying open beyond midnight on weekends, which is pretty much unheard of in Healdsburg. Also the drinks have cute names...

Bar in Healdsburg

John & Zeke's Bar

The best dive bar in Healdsburg, John and Zeke's lights up the night with a rowdy local crowd, decent cocktails and wines on offer, pool tables, dart boards and more. It's everything that's fun and exciting and...

Italian in Healdsburg


Ideal for lunch while wine tasting in Alexander Valley, Diavola makes outstanding salumi and thin-crust pizzas, served in an Old West, brick-walled space, loud enough to drown out the kids.

Market in Healdsburg

Saturday Market

Healdsburg's downtown farmers market comes to life every weekend in the summer, bringing in farmers from across the county, plenty of vendors and small eats tastings.

Cafe in Healdsburg

Costeaux French Bakery & Cafe

This cavernous bakery-cafe is good for an easy lunch of salads and sandwiches on house-baked bread, plus all-day breakfast dishes including omelets and scrambles.

Gifts & Souvenirs in Healdsburg

One World

Household goods with a global outlook: alpaca shawls to Vietnamese trivets to cashmere shawls from Tibet, sourced from fair-trade collectives in 58 countries.

Tasting Room in Healdsburg

Locals Tasting Room

Eight miles north of Healdsburg, tiny Geyserville is home to this indie tasting room, which represents 10 small-production wineries with free tastings.

Bakery in Healdsburg

Moustache Baked Goods

Incredible locavore small-batch sweets (some gluten-free), including scrumptious cupcakes in unusual combos such as maple-bacon (available seasonally).

Cafe in Healdsburg

Flying Goat Coffee

See ya later, Starbucks. Flying Goat is what coffee should be – fair-trade and house-roasted – and locals line up for it every morning.

Californian in Healdsburg


Impeccable seasonal-regional cooking, happening bar, beautiful garden, but service sometimes misses.