Healdsburg, CA is a defining Healdsburg wine country stop. Healdsburg’s walkable downtown has a vibrant food culture that attracts thousands of visitors every year. But it may be its nuanced collection of about 30 wine tasting rooms that stun visitors every year.
As the wine and dine capitol of Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA has many restaurant options. We looked at all the best fine dining experiences in the area and compiled what we believe are the five best local offerings. So if you are looking for an adventure with the best food and wine, let’s get started with this list.
Barndiva is a stunning and rustic farm-to-fork favorite in Healdsburg. The restaurant combines old world techniques, modern décor, and sustainability for a brilliant and very refreshing take on quality American fare.
The claim to fame for Barndiva is its elegant farm décor. Guests sit in a stunning garden space, with light beautifully coursing through the foliage. Barndiva consists of a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and wine bar, all held together by gorgeous greens. Ingredients are farmed local and fresh- right from outside the barn doors. The team specializes exclusively in farm to table, using sustainably grown vegetables and free range animals.
Dinner highlights include Seared King Salmon, Duck Confit, Filet Mignon, Herb
Roasted Chicken, and a lot more.
Dry Creek Kitchen
We adore the Dry Creek Kitchen. It’s open garden terrace provides an alluring atmosphere. Floor-to-ceiling windows light up the interior while delightful plants line the exterior terrace patio. It embodies that indoor-outdoor dynamic of wine culture we love so much.
Menu highlights include Seared Roasted Garlic Octopus, Burgundy Escargot, Caramelized Diver Scallops, and the Sautéed Ora King Salmon.
The restaurant also has numerous monthly events, like Easter Brunch and the special “Maker of the Month” showcase, which highlights wine from an acclaimed local winemaker. You can also take advantage of Monday’s DCK 50/50, where every Monday the restaurant highlights 50 wines which are 50% off.
What will undoubtedly capture your imagination with immediacy is the jaw droppingly-elegant exterior décor. Madrona Manor, appropriate to its name, is housed in a romantic mansion built in 1881. You are nestled amongst eight acres of landscaped grounds, including open verandas, a pool, and elegant walking paths.
Madrona Manor serves candlelight dinners, increasing the standard forever for a romantic dining experience. The chef has selected a mix of acclaimed wines both from local vintners as well as global sources.
Fresh produce is sourced directly from the state gardens. This is the quintessential garden-to-fork experience. The menu does change periodically, but you can find seasonal selections of seafood, pasta, and inventive desserts.
When the Madrona Manor closes up for the evening, you can always come back to an authentic luxury Wine Country vacation home.
The farm-to-restaurant relationship of SingleThread Farms is utterly amazing. The farm is located seven miles from the inn by the Russian River. Eggs, vegetables, fruits, flowers, olive oil and more are supplied to the restaurant.
Restaurant bookings are highly recommended. When you do make your way to the restaurant side of SingleThread Farms, you are welcomed by old world décor and classic California wine luxury. The restaurant is well-known for its offering of an eleven-course tasting menu, featuring a mix of California staples and innovative American cuisine. This is possibly the most productive way to get a wide taste of real fine dining in Healdsburg.
The Brass Rabbit
The Brass Rabbit changes things up with a classic Italian approach to fine dining. This is a pasta house in the heart of downtown Healdsburg.
The team has fine-tuned a phenomenal pasta-focused menu of antipastas and seafood. Highlights include the Beet Radiatore, Squid Ink Linguine, Bucatini Carbonara with house cured guanciale, Gnocchi Al Telefono with buffalo mozzarella, and Roasted Brassicas on Calabrian chile bread.
The best menu selections encompass an inspiring mix of inventive seafood and authentic Italian pasta.
We love the wine life. It is why we named ourselves Wine Country Life Vacation Rentals. We have Healdsburg vacation homes soaked in luxury and wine culture. Contact us for more details or visit our website to find your very own Healdsburg vacation rental- one you can fall deeply in love with as you sip a dark red from the patio and bask in the charms of Northern California’s wine country.