Chalkboard

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 on a housemade pasta or fresh melon soup to start, followed by locally caught scallops, crispy fried chicken and steak.

The price is great given the wonderful service and toned-down elegance.