As always, loved it!! TheAs always, loved it!! The chicken is so good, I haven't been able to try anything else, but my husband loves the Halibut and scallops! Oh, and the soup, to die for!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBarndiva is a great food establishmBarndiva is a great food establishment. If you live in the Healdsburg area or visiting like we were, you must go. The food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. Service was impeccable. The Sommelier was very helpful with wine suggestions as well as drink suggestions and recipes. We will be going back every time we visit the Sonoma region. We love it!!!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience! Can'tWonderful experience! Can't wait to have dinner! Brunch was innovative and delicious!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAfternoon DelightThis was my first, of what will be many, visits to Barndiva. A friend had recommended the restaurant to me. A couple of girlfriends and I went for lunch on a beautiful spring day and ate in the back garden. It was beautiful and peaceful. The food was excellent. All three of us ordered different items and we were all equally impressed with out meals. Topped off with a bottle of prosecco, it was a great experience.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWords can hardly describe itMy wife and I love Barndiva. We've been here a few times since discovering it a few years ago and it is always a fantastic experience. We usually do the tasting menu with the wine pairing, and every time it is always some of the tastiest, most well prepared food we've had. The wine pairing is also one of the ways we've learned about some of our favorite wines, always spot on for the dishes!! The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu and always has great details on what you're about to enjoy, so don't be afraid to ask questions. It is not a cheap meal, but I expect to pay this kind of money for the type of food and service Barndiva provides, absolutely worth the money.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a thoroughly enjoyableThis was a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The food was wonderful and service was very good.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool decor. Had chef'sVery cool decor. Had chef's tasting menu and thought the food was high quality and creative, especially the ahi appetizer.Hostess had good attitude and server quite professional. Wine pairings good.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly awesome!Barndiva really exceeded my expectations. The food is incredibly inspired and well-executed. My halibut was one of the very best (if not the best) fish dishes I have eaten (including those at Morimotos, Charlie Trotters, Gary Danko, Cyrus, Acquerello, etc). Really unbelievable stuff. Ditto on the young chicken, lobster risotto and many other hits. They even accommodated our finicky 8-year old's palate. The chocolate dessert was awe-inspiring. So nice to have a great restaurant in Healdsburg to replace Cyrus. I would eat here every night if I lived here!
The wine list is a bit sparse when it comes to Old World selections. I don't know much about the California wines, but the red Burgs were way too young and from "off" vintages ('08 and '10).5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBarn Diva LoveGreat heart and soul! Loved the fun, smart spirit of the staff. Food and wine fantastic except for the baguette - bit too hard. Room rocks - inspired design married with an inviting outdoor scene. Service, service, service - even those who didn't serve us directly seemed in love with the place and their role being supportive, fun and engaging with everyone around. Beautiful place that we'd love to frequent if it wasn't so far from home....Thank you Barn Diva - you made our 20 year wedding anniversary!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food....best salad weGreat food....best salad we had all week in Sonoma valley
Good service...not stuffy5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBarn Diva ALWAYS lives upBarn Diva ALWAYS lives up to our expectations-food, service, patio dining; all outstanding!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing.Food, outstanding. Service, best we have ever had - anywhere. Ambiance, one of a kind.
Was a definite highlight for the trip. Thank you!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor dining in Healdsburg!We had the chef's tasting with the wine pairing. We ate out on the patio by our request, even though it was a little chilly. A beautiful night with a full moon. (Propane heater to take off the little bit of a chill.) The food was excellent! Highly recommended.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We were rewarded for making the trek up to Healdsburg with a terrific meal.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMbarndivawe liked this place a lot and will go back again. very creative and diversified menu, and excellent service as well.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Over the top food presented beautifully in a great setting in ample portions with flavors as distinctive as the finest wine. Unbelievably good.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local experienceThe food was all excellent, including the presentation which was especially attractive on the beet salad I received. The service was good--not great, but good. As we are from out of town, we won't have an opportunity to return, but it seemed like a great casual, local place to eat.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely experience indoors or out.Loved everything about this place.
Disappointed wine didn't come with or food and had to remind waitstaff.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goodOur first visit but it's a very good addition to the Healdsburg dining scene.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu was creative, goodLoved the barn and atmosphere. Waiter recommended not so great vino, food was delish. Definitely recommend.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVEWe had an amazing meal here. I had one of the literally "prettiest" salads I have ever had. It was delicious too. Do not skip on the croquettes they are amazing. The chicken was also fantastic. Very nice wait staff. We love this place and will def. be going back again!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but expected better for priceEverything felt very high end here and we loved the decor. Plenty of imaginative dishes. Disappointed by the bland, overpriced lobster risotto, but all other dishes were tasty. I got the steak which was served atop a lobster hash which gave it a nice dimension. Portions were ample so we had no room for dessert. Service was on the slow side. Overall I would recommend it.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding tasting menu & serviceWe found the tasting menu and wine pairings outstanding, and the service truly impressive overall, with kudos to Matt in particular for dealing with our sometimes challenging comments and requests in an exemplary manner. These people really seem to care both about the food and your dining experience. Our only minor quibbles were the less than stellar bread, and not being asked how we wanted our halibut cooked (it came out medium, while we would have preferred medium rare). Bravo Barndiva, and keep it up!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit to BarndivaWe had a fabulous evening at Barndiva! We dined in their grape trellised outdoor dining area as it was a summery evening- we felt transported to Tuscany,Provence or the Spanish country side. With twinkling lights, the soothing wall fountain, the arched trellis of foliage, ..it was lovely. Our serving team was friendly, timely, and patient with wine comparisons and suggestions. The beet salad was memorable- gorgeous and fresh from the garden; the lobster risotto was rich and yet contrasted perfectly with fresh peas, the warm brie with apricots was delicious, and the Preston wine selection was enjoyed by all.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Gets Better & BetterWe have eaten here many times, lunch and dinner. The food is local, fresh and outstanding. Sometimes the service is a bit slow but the staff is eager to please, even the buser could explain the dishes.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe review are right - it's great!Our evening at Barndiva was even better than we had anticipated. The people there are very friendly and the service was perfect. If anything, they were TOO attentive! The food was spectacular - we sought out the chef to thank him when we left. My wife is vegetarian, and the waiter asked her what she liked and didn't like, and the chef made something special for her. Their specialty drinks were also very nice.
We sat out back on the patio, and although it was very nice and semi-private, it was quite chilly - they should have brought out some heaters. We had to finish our (amazing) dessert inside. It was quiet that night, we would like to go back when they have some of the special dinners, buffet, etc.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as everyone saidI read about Barndiiva as well as had foodies recommend it to me as well. It was a wonderful expereince, Out from Ohio for our 25th anniversary, we went there on a week night -Wed for dinner. It was not crowded and we had our choice of seats. We ate outside on the lovely patio. Gorgeous place to eat, trees with lights, a fountain and art.
The food was fabulous. I had halibut and it was the best piece I had ever had...crispy on the outside and very flavourful. My husband had a steak perfectly prepared. Everything we ate and drank was just wonderful, It was our favorite meal of our entire trip.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has always been my goThis has always been my go to restaurant in Healdsburg. Very relaxing beautiful outdoor and indoor. Great food5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat's not to love. Amazing,What's not to love. Amazing, fresh, locally sourced food. From the minute we got there, it was a wonderful experience.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu - nice variety,Great menu - nice variety, great presentation and the flavors and combinations balanced the meals for a most enjoyable dinner. Service was very attentive and we were never at a loss for anything.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the food and serviceEnjoyed the food and service very much. Will definitely come back again..4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was terrific, butThe food was terrific, but I found the service to be helpful, but quite slow. If creating unique drinks is a specialty of the house, then more bar help is required. We waited twenty minutes for a drink and this was before all the seats were occupied.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThird time dining at Barndiva.Third time dining at Barndiva. As always, the food and service were excellent. Fantastic asparagus soup, great entrees. Scallop entree was superb. A crab BLT sandwich was a special surprise. One of our favorite restaurants. Especially nice for lunch. Outdoor seating in warm weather.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Birthday Lunch at Barndiva !Took two friends for a birthday lunch .The service and especailly outstanding...Our server's name was Katherine. She was attentive and very helpful in suggesting drinks and our menu selelctions. She also had a sense of humor and patience. Yes, several photos were taken of the party people by Katherine. The food was delicious ...duck, halibut, beautiful tasty salads. tangerine sorbet, coffee. birthday candles....it ws all there. Thank you Barndiva for a wonderful lunch and an attentive server.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep the barn door open!!!!!!!!!!!!My Wife and I did the Barndiva tasting menu....each of the portions were perfectly proportioned, extremely well prepared, superbly presented, and DELICIOUS!!!!!!! The wine list was also OUTSTANDING!!!! If you are looking for an extra special place, this is it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice find in HealdsburgThe food and the service was excellent. The waitstaff support each other well. First wine by the glass a little small , but they make up for it on the second. We licked the plates and washed it down with some well chosen wines by the glass. Not an inexpensive place so expect to spend some coinage.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder the Vegetarian Entree!!Barndiva upholds the stereotype that the food in the Sonoma/Napa region is ridiculously good. We were both so full from eating all day that we ordered two vegetarian appetizers and the vegetarian entree, and despite our not being super hungry we devoured everything. We ordered the "vegetarian" at the suggestion of our waiter, and we were so glad we did. It consists of the patron telling the waiter the types of vegetables they like, and the Chef puts together a creative and delicious assortment with a beautiful presentation. In an area with so much competition, Barndiva stands out.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest inspired menu in HealdsburgBest inspired menu in Healdsburg !
Wait staff described menu items with passion and knowledge.
Great for a small, intimate wedding or party.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCrispy Young Chicken is the best.My husband ordered the Crispy Young Chicken and declared it the best chicken dish he's ever had. We travel and eat out a lot and we love great restaurants. Our waiter described the dish and mentioned it is basted with butter so I suspect that had a lot to do with it. Still, it was a lovely dinner and we had a great time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMToo bad about the serviceToo bad that the service does not match up to the food4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was extraordinaryThe food was extraordinary and the service and ambiance superb. We're going back as soon as calenderable and are already looking forward to it. We give it an A+ on all fronts!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousThis is a Healdsburg favorite for us. On this visit to wine country we were happy to discover they have a stellar Sunday Brunch. The food is fabulous and eclectic. Service is flawless always! We rate Barndiva as a definite stop whenever we visit.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was a pleasure--food,Everything was a pleasure--food, service, attractive and relaxed dining room (away from the bar). Well-priced (they don't gouge) wine menu with many small hard-to-find Sonoma County wineries. Will definitely return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Filet Mignon burger wasThe Filet Mignon burger was the best burger I've ever had — in seventy-one years of life! Kudos!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting Menu and don't think twiceWe sat down to have the Chef's Tasting Menu and never looked back...
We first discovered Barn Diva 2 years ago when we were in the area for a wedding (we live in DC). We planned a trip back to San Francisco and as soon as I had the airfare booked, I booked our dinner reservations (3+ months in advance). We were only in H-burg for 2 nights and wanted to make sure it was centered around our dinner. We ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu:
Crispy Pork Belly
Petite Filet Mignon
We ate, and laughed, and enjoyed the total experience and will be back as soon as we can.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favoriteAfter our second meal here, it's moved to our favorite in the county. Be sure and take some money--it's not cheap. But, well worth it.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat there once a week.We eat there once a week. Love it. Artisan plate is incredible!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWait in the Bar, Empty RestaurantOur reservations were for 6:30 & we arrived at 6:20. The restaurant was 20% occupied with plenty of open tables. The hostess told us that our reservations were for 6:30,our table would be ready in 10 minutes & directed us to the bar to wait. Since the restaurant was almost completely empty we were all astonished & annoyed. We did not want to wait in the bar / have a drink, so we walked outside. Two minutes later a gentleman came to get us & apologized for the miscommunication. We were seated at one of the many tables that was open to begin with. I rated the service outstanding because our waiter was great- but the reception person was not.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal!!Great dining experience. Had a 5 course tasting menu paired with wine. Excellent food. Highly recommend it especially to experience Barndiva's use of different ingredients with lots of flavor in a variety of very tasty dishes.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal to celebrateA great meal to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM