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Healdsburg hotel and restaurant recs

Planning a first visit to the Healdsburg/Russian River Valley area and would love any tips on centrally located hotels or can't-miss wineries and restaurants. Thanks!

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    1. re: Scott M

      Absolutely echo the recommendations for Cyrus, especially if it's a special occasion. We celebrated our anniversary there earlier this month and it was fantastic, albeit expensive. We did the chef's tasting menu. See attached.

    2. We loved a recent breakfast at Bovolo which is right on the square. It was world's better than the Downtown Bakery & Creamery place that was mobbed with people.

      http://www.bovolorestaurant.com/

      FYI - It would be helpful to know what types of food you're interested in. What price ranges you're looking for, how upmarket & down&dirty you're willing to go and what wines you like. You're much more likely to get useful recommendations.

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      1. re: larochelle

        Thanks for the tips so far. Hotel Healdsburg is a little out of our budget - we're saving our pennies for wine and food! Any other recs for a more affordable yet still centrally located place?

        Bovolo sounds exactly up our alley, food-wise, and we prefer red wine in general. Can each area: Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Healdsburg proper, etc., be tasted in a day?

        1. re: larochelle

          Those breakfast menu items sound goooood!

        2. Stay at the Hotel Healdsburg and eat at Cyrus. Avoid the Dry Creek Kitchen.

          1. For a superb and economical meal, Mirepoix in Windsor. They have the same menu for lunch as for dinner. If you've never eaten sweetbreads, now is the time.

            1. Lodging recommendations are out of the scope of what we do on Chowhound, but please do keep the suggestions for Healdsburg eateries coming! Thanks.