Suggestions for dinner in Healdsburg area
- ChefJune Aug 10, 2014 12:42 PM
We will be in Healdsburg area for several nights. Zin is on our dinner list, but we'd like additional suggestions for great eats not too far from Healdsburg. Looking more for casual dining than formal/fancy. Thanks!
Willie's Seafood is always a staple for us. It, like most places in town, gets very crowded during the summer. But it has a good wine list, decent food and a nice patio. Not fancy at all.
the most original and creative cooking from locally sourced foods in your immediate vicinity will be at Mateo's Cocina on the chef's specialties menu.
In the more formal vein would be Madrona Manor, which has top notch service, and perhaps Dry Creek Kitchen. Other than that, everything else has quite a casual atmosphere even though the cooking might be quite elevated and not at all rustic.
Here's a recent thread with suggestions that could be helpful for ChefJune,
P.S. I'm not a fan of Willi's Seafood.
Great recommendations so far, if you don't mind driving a little, Geyserville is just a couple of exits north of Healdsburg on 101. Diavola pizza and salumeria is a must hit spot.
Almost next door to Diavola is Local's Tasting room. They offer wine from many Sonoma producers who are too small to have their own tasting rooms. Interesting wines at reasonable prices.
Also, Bravas Tapas has a great happy hour deal if you want a light snack or early dinner.