Dry Creek Kitchen
Excellent, Excellent, ExcellentOur visit to the Sonoma Valley was highlighted by our dinner at the Dry Creek Kitchen on our last evening. The ambience, service and food were all extraordinary. We brought our own bottle of very nice Pinot Noir from a nearby Sonoma winery which they opened and served us at no fee. The food was exceptional. The overall experience was so good that words are hard to describe it.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!!!!Celebrated mothers day with a wonderful dinner! Enjoyed everything from bread sticks to complimentary cookies!!! All dishes cooked to perfection, flavors abounded!!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed!This is our favorite place in Healdsburg! The food is great along with the service. The no corkage fee is you bring your own wine from wineries in the area is a perk!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ValueThe weekly changing three-course Sonoma Neighbors' Menu at $37 is a terrific value. Chef Justin Vallette's creative ideas and execution, while still relying on local producers, are a welcome change from the Cal-Italian menus that seem to be the norm everywhere.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWe were celebrating a landmark birthday. The entire evening was fabulous from entry being greeted by a friendly hostess to the end with coffee and a chocolate dessert. We had drinks at the table and a bottle of wine recommended by the wine steward. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive without interfering. I had the scallop en croute with onion and leek in a black truffle beurre rouge sauce and my nephew had the tortellini. Both were excellent. For our entrees we had the Liberty duck breast served with a almond sauce and a New York steak with a mustard sauce. Both were cooked exactly as we asked and served with great sides. They could not have been better. I can't wait for a reason to return to Healdsburg so I can go again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. WellGreat food and service. Well worth the drive from Tiburon4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA top-notch experienceOur dinner for 6 was so terrific that we decided to return the next evening for another dinner! Great service, wonderful food, beautifully presented. We'll return the next time we're in Healdsburg.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinarily good. WhyExtraordinarily good. Why did I wait so long for my first visit?4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI had seen some Trip AdvisorI had seen some Trip Advisor reviews where locals had dissed the place for poor service so I was a bit apprehensive. I have to say that the evening could not have gone more perfectly. Food and service was outstanding!! We were able to bring some wine from our tasting tours that day and they were most accomodating. The somelier was most helpful when time to pick from the list. Would definetley want to go back here.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeChef provided a regular menu plus 2 tasting menu options that could be paired with wine. One of the options was a 3 course and the other a 5. I chose the 3 and it was perfect.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a let downAgain - we had a fabulous experience at Dry Creek Kitchen. This is one of my favorite places to dine. Without a doubt, I would recommend it to anyone who has an affinity for fine dining. We are always thrilled
I did feel that the wine list seemed to soar in prices this trip. Or perhaps it was heavy on the pricey wines in the Pinot Noir Category.
That said, Dry Creek is very accommodating if you bring in Sonoma County wine as they do not charge corkage. That is a wonderful service and great promo for Sonoma County wineries. We really applaud that.
The staff service is impeccable. Honestly, our food was a bit delayed. Without having to raise the issue, the staff comped up on lovelt treats and Port.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my third time at DryThis is my third time at Dry Creek Kitchen. Have always loved it. This time everything was fabulous ...except my main dish. I had the Halibut and it was so salty that I couldn't finish it. Fortunately, they didn't charge me for it. I would still go back as the rest of my meal was fantastic and the experience is always very good.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant! TalentedBeautiful restaurant! Talented chef! Fabulous desserts!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never dined at DryI have never dined at Dry Creek Kitchen and my huband and I went there for my birthday. My husband and I shared the tasting menu and we enjoyed it very much. The service and the staff were great. Every course was perfectly presented and the servers were gracious and friendly. We will definetely be back for the food, ambiance and service!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDo not miss this place!Excellent food! Very nice American fusion cuisine.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the tasting menu --allHad the tasting menu --all seven of us and it was superb. Hard to please 7 women but we all thought it was perfect and outstanding. French Laundry has nothing over this restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food at good pricesExcellent food at good prices in a great atmosphere. I have been going to this place for at least 6 years and have never been disappointed in the creativity, quality, or taste of the food. I had the Easter Dinner special menu; my partner ordered off the ala carte menu. Food served is always evolving and improving. Always an enjoyable eating experience. Our reservation was timely honored. Note of concern: service is a bit disjointed, with too many people serving different portions of the meal and servers not always communicating with the others as to what has already been done or ordered. Time between courses was good except between the entree and next courses: a 20 minute wait for a cheese course and a dessert, no explanation as to why.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHave stayed at the heraldsburgHave stayed at the heraldsburg hotel but never dined at the kitchen. It was fantastic, we're still talking about it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe three of us enjoyed allThe three of us enjoyed all of our courses. Everything was fresh, delicious, and presented enticingly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMexemplary food, fantasticexemplary food, fantastic service - an all round good dining experience. Why Michelin have not awarded it stars is a real mystery! .. and you can take two bottles of local wine without corkage.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit too much service - seemedA bit too much service - seemed there were two actively working our table.
Often duplicating questions. But the food was very good.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first diningThis was our first dining experience at Dry Creek Kitchen and we will definitely be back. Upon entering Dry Creek, we were greeted by a very nice and friendly hostess and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and patiently answered all of our questions. He also asked if we had any food allergies, and kept them in mind. I recommend the Sonoma Greens, the Charcuterie, the Short Ribs and the Petrale Sole Stuffed with Crab. For dessert we had the Orange Mousse and I had the Lemon Bar. Everything we ordered was delectable. The ambience was cozy and elegant. I would recommend it for special occasions, because although we do not drink, the tab was $162. But it was so worth the price!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favsThis is a place that my husband and I love to dine at when we want a special treat. The service is always amazing and the food NEVER disappoints. Everything is beautifully prepared, and the ambiance is so elegant. Somehow, the place never feels stuffy. A true Sonoma County gem!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, creative food.Excellent, creative food. Quiet, well-timed service. Definitely worth a visit!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond the food (which wasBeyond the food (which was great) I always judge a restaurant's service based on how attentive the waitstaff is to my water glass. I never had to ask for more water, the waitstaff kept an eye on my glass and filled it before I could make a request. A true sign of well trained staff with an eye to superb customer service.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner, good service.Great dinner, good service. Great california cuisine selections. Only complaint was there was way too much pepper on a couple of items, including my scallops with truffle. Aside from not liking pepper and not having it listed as a significant ingredient (the amount WAS significant & therefore should've been listed) it just didn't go with the dish. But overall delicious and fun experience and we'd definitely go back. The seared tuna app was delicious!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time dinningThis was our second time dinning at Dry Creek Kitchen and it was just a as great as the first. My wife and I enjoyed the chef's tasting menu and it was excellent. Food was amazing along with the service. A must eat location whenever visiting Healdesberg. Can't wait to go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful diningIt was a wonderful dining experience. We chose the tasting menu with the pairing of wines with each of the 5 courses Each course was perfectly prepared and the wines were excellent. The service was over the top and made us feel so special.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had their NeighborhoodWe had their Neighborhood Menu, a prix fixe three-course (appetizer, entree and dessert) selection that was good overall. Good wine choices on the menu and no corkage fee for Sonoma wines.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been here before forI had been here before for dinner and was blown away by how great the food was. The lunch did not disappoint either! The scallops en croute was the special and it was amazing! Best scallops I have ever had, they were so savory, rich and decadent!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI am giving the food onlyI am giving the food only a good rating because every course came to the table just lukewarm, including the soup. I enjoy the meal when it comes hot and gradually cools as I eat. Unfortunately, if you get it lukewarm then it's cold at the end of the meal. I made a specific request for the soup to be steaming - didn't happen.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, nice waiter butGreat food, nice waiter but he was inattentive, forgot to come back with bread, then with the answer to a question he promised, quite unfortunate, but the place is wonderful.11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM