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Dry Creek Kitchen
Dry Creek Kitchen

Dry Creek Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com
  • Phone: (707) 431-0330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Valette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg offer a broad range of meeting and special event spaces for private dinners, wedding celebrations, wine tastings, meetings and other occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsay Rudell (707) 922-5243
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live Jazz performances in Hotel Healdsburg's Fire Side Lounge, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm - 11pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for dinner Friday and Saturday nights, stay to enjoy live Jazz performances in Hotel Healdsburg's Fire Side Lounge, 7:30pm - 11pm. Enjoy lunch on our outdoor patio Friday - Sunday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matheson Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Limited street parking is available. Complimentary self parking is available one block east on the corner of Vine and Matheson Streets.
A word from Dry Creek Kitchen
If this country has a culinary cradle, it's in Northern Sonoma, where the fruits of local labor—from outstanding produce to handcrafted cheese—have never been on a plane. Drawing upon regional ingredients is a superior way to eat and one can taste the freshness in Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette's Dry Creek Kitchen specialties. You can also experience the regional abundance in the six-course, wine-trail tasting menu, featuring "neighborhood" food and wine pairings.
Dry Creek Kitchen's wine cellar reflects the area's celebrated appellations, featuring more than 600 Sonoma wines with vintages ranging from 1985 to 2007 and a particular emphasis on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Blends.
Charlie Palmer's long standing commitment to wine manifests itself in his one-of-kind-collection drawing from the private libraries and cellars of the area's winemakers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Healdsburg. Great food, outstanding service in a beautiful contemporary setting. During our stay in the area we ate at Willie's, Baci and here... Dry Creek was my favourite. My husband had a bone in rib eye, I had lamb, bother-in-law the duck and sister the chicken. Everyone loved what they ordered. Of note, they have a fantastic wine life. We brought a nice bottle of wine of our own with us (note: no corkage fee) and for desert had a selection of sorbets."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was delicious, the ambience here always good and the wines very good as usual. Service this visit was not good, with lack of follow-up and timely serving; several not seeming to be organized and attentive to customers. Took a long time."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Per our request , we were seated away from the kitchen windows , which if you sit there is quiet bright. We prefer the subdued lighting ! The service was very attentive throughout the meal, including attention to our wine glasses.l. The food was very good. The desert was great. We had a great time- as we always do at Dry Creek."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As expected Dry Creek Kitchen was everything you hear about! Very good food, great wait staff"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had a friend visiting from Italy and wanted to share the wonderful gatsronomic-enologic-experience of "Dry Creek Kitchen"! She truly loved and enjoyed every minute of our evening. From the moment we walked in, until we finished our meal, it was another unbelievable experience. Our server Ben, was personable, knowledgable, engaging and eager to do whatever he could to make our evening memorable...and he did! The sommelier Courtney, also tended to our wine needs by answering questions and pointing us in the right direction when pairing wines with our food selections...another BIG success! thank you "Dry Creek Kitchen" for once again showing why you are my 'destination restaurant' when in CA! See you again on my next to Healdsburg!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love DCK. Food is delicious and the staff are attentive and well-informed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Their specialty drinks are very good - the burnt orange Manhattan was quite tasty and interesting to watch as it was being made.The Blackberry Mojito was really really good and included some HUGE berries.The amuse was excellent and included an often overlooked vegetable -kohlrabi.The scallop appetizer was great and pastry was a nice touch.The tomatoes in the Caprese style salad were absolutely scrumptious.The halibut special was cooked perfectly as was the lamb.The desserts - especially the peanut butter and chocolate were sooooooo good.Great job!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was perfect, but more importantly our wait staff was very personable and charming."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Seated immediately with reservation. Lovely table at floor to ceiling windows on sidewalk...opened with summer breeze. Offered purse hook immediately (love it). Love that there is no corkage on Sonoma County wines and always bring my own (we're local). Always order the Scallop En Croute as an app and never disappointed. I was too full for a desert but wanted something more for the finale, asked the waiter if they had vanilla ice cream - had something close enough - I asked if they would make me an affogato and presto! Perfect ending to a lovely dinner and evening. (GM Drew is a serene and thoughtful addition and has been at the restaurant 9+ years (that always says something doesn't it?))."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great service and food. Can't go wrong here. Went with a non-foodie and she was impressed. Servers are attentive and make it very personable."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Quiet evening on a Monday, service was the outstanding feature, while the tasting menu was our choice, the portions are very small and the presentation was beautiful the need for restaurants to use a large plate and very small portions only makes it even more obvious. The service of the staff was excellent and even playful and fun at times during the experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Creative and excellent entrees, including rack of lamb with house-made sausage and polenta. Wonderful service. Good selection of Sonoma wines (smaller vineyards)."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food is presented beautifully. Everything is very fresh. I had a salad with greens, lomo ham, sliced peaches that was fabulous. I also had their crispy spring chicken on a bed of wonderfully flavored mushrooms and fava beans. Staff was attentive but not annoying. Outside seating was lovely and comfortable."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Oh, it was memorable, but not how you would think. Our visit to Dry Creek Kitchen was absurd. 50% of the menu was either substituted or out. As we say in the restaurant business, 86'd. Cannot believe that no one on staff could not find halibut, bass or lamb in all of Healdsburg to stock an otherwise under ordered chef's kitchen. We were told- "We would rather run out than have extra." Totally absurd, as it says we care more about numbers than our guests. We finished our champagne, paid our bill, and left. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We didn't sit on the patio, but I wish we had...it looked beautiful! Food was very good but not particularly memorable. The environment is formal, and very lovely, but perhaps a tad stuffy for our taste. I would definitely suggest this restaurant for a special occasion and for those whol like the white linen vibe."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing & so was the 2012 bottle of Rochioli Pinot. Our Server was attentive but not too attentive - I will refer my friends"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had the Farmer's Market special with wine pairing. It was excellent, and the waitress and sommelier were very knowledgeable. The general staff exuded old-fashioned good service, which was very refreshing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food fabulous! Servers seemed gracious, but we were seated over an hour when our salads were brought (only after we inquired about when to expect our food). We told them early-on that we were going to a theater performance. When we told the manager that we hadn't been served and had been there for an hour, he appeared to be shocked. Our salads came about 20 minutes before we had to leave. The wait person said the manager would comp us a special dessert. However, we refused and also told her we didn't have time. The manager brought the check and said he removed charges for everything except the main courses. These were nice gestures and appreciated; however, the overall experience left us wanting. We would probably not return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you want to have an incredible dining/culinary experience Dry Creek Kitchen should be on your calendar! Truly every part of the meal was superb, as well as the service, which only enhanced this gem of a meal. Also the cocktails are wonderful and unique as well. Bon Appetite!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Well done California cooking. Fantastic sorbet for dessert."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent... The duck in particular. Service was great. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We sat at a perfect table inside, but next to the sidewalk and a huge open door. After an excellent wine suggestion, we dined on crispy chicken and duck breast. Service was excellent and the food was the best we had in a week in the area. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really lovely dinner w Great service just a little fast. The food is fairly formal - ie many French type preparations. This was a special occasion so nice for us. The manager also stopped by our table which was such a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "eaten here several times over 8 years or more and this time it was weak. pricey, promises a lot, nice location but for a lot of money it was not an equitable trade off. there are too many newer and more modern places in Healdsberg"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was great but the service was poor. Server not interested and time between courses was unacceptable. Made for an hours long dinner that just put everyone to sleep."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had the seven course chef's tasting menu, including wine for each course. Disappointing, at best. For the most part service staff was trying. However, the food simply did not measure up to what we were anticipating given the price we were paying and the reputation of the restaurant. Most dishes were over salted, and we love salt. The dishes were far from inspired, pedestrian at best. Service was fine, not exceptional, however, at the end of the dinner, while there were many other tables open, they seated the drunk real estate group right next to our table. We were paying a significant price for what is supposed to be a special dinner and they put the freaking loud drunk loser table right next to us? Disappointing, at best."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We live in Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen has been variable in the past. The last several times we have been there it has been outstanding. We believe this is due to the great chef and his attention to all the details."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived in Sonoma for the first time - to celebrate our 18th anniversary. Dry Creek Kitchen was our first dinner. What a TREAT! The food - to die for. The wine - unreal. The service - first class. While these two teachers could not afford to go here on a regular basis, we would definitely come on special occasions. An incredible night that we will not forget!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "One of the mangers was talking to my husband and me and he went to pour wine for my husband and spilt it on my husband's yellow shirt. He apologized and later offered to buy a glass of wine, but only after I ordered another glass because our bottle was empty. The reason our bottle was empty is because we waited almost an hour for 2 appetizers!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special birthday. Unfortunately we got seated almost 45 minutes after our reservation, but the restaurant did try to make up for it. The service was very attentive and sommelier knowledgeable. The wine list has an extensive selection of sonoma valley wines. The food was quite good, some dishes were exceptional while others were just ok. Overall, nice dining experience in Healdsburg. A bit less charming than some of the smaller restaurants in the area, but definitely nice if you want a more traditional dining room."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "All the details are covered in this neighborhood gem just off healdsburg square, farm to table, everything creatively prepared with love"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for lunch. They allow you to bring a bottle of wine in with little or no fee. I think it's no fee. Food was amazing except they cooked my husband's pork well done when he asked for medium rare. The server immediately took it back when we pointed it out and brought out a new one later. The manager gave us two complimentary glasses of red wine to try with the pork without us asking for anything. The food was amazing, the ambiance perfect (we sat outside on the patio and watched the people in the square) and service was just awesome. They take pride in their work there and you can see it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "A lovely anniversary lunch in wine country. Went with the tasting menu, and loved every moment. Flash seared butterfish, Porcini veloute, and a pork duo. Yum! Pairings were perfect. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "had the chef tasting lunch menu, food is good but not exceptional, the low point is its wine pairing, champagne (or better call it sparkling wine) is flat and not crispy at all, the chardonnay has no favor at all (maybe it was an overnight cheap bottle), save it a bit is the pinot noir served with the main course that still has a bit of complexity, I don't expect much for an additional $26 for wine pairing, but at least it should be better than this..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We booked through Open Table and listed that our reservation was for a birthday and retirement. Upon check in reminded hostess about special event. Our food was ok, polenta hard and salty, like a salt lick. Scallop appetizer good. Lamb ok, brocollini, limp and tough. Waiter continually made negative remarks about the wine we brought in. As the night progressed we asked for outdoor heaters to be turned on, oh by the way never a mention of the birthday or retirement…service was poor, food so,so we waited and waited for our bill-still no heat,by then we hardly could wait get out!! Husband complained, rushing comes a manager with some ice cream and a firework. A little too late! Bill came, heat came on finally. Worst dining experience"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Dry Creek Kitchen used to be our favorite wine country restaurant and we have never been disappointed before. We booked the wine-maker's dinner three months in advance for my birthday but was slightly disappointed this time. The restaurant was packed; as a result, the service was not as good or attentive as before. The food, while was cooked well, was not nearly as creative or complex as what we anticipated. Maybe because of the limited wine-paring aspect, one of the dishes was too salty to our taste and the other needed more texture. It was by no means a bad meal but given the cost of the dinner, it did not live up to the expectation. We may still go back but probably not for the wine-maker's dinner. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Outstanding and highly professional and classy service "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best restaurant I have been to in area including SF. 5 star food and service"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am a local cardiologist in Sonoma county and this is my favorite restaurant for a special occasion. The wait staff and ambience do not disappoint and the food is outstanding. My go to restaurant when I want to impress visiting friends and family. I consider this to be the best restaurant in Sonoma County."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We drove up from Mill Valley. We waited a good 10 minutes before a waiter came over & only after I flagged one down. We ordered the salmon on the brunch menu & then were told it was sold out. The alternatives for my wife & kids were quite inferior. The service was mediocre as was the food. $49 fixed menu for 4 way to expensive for inferior service & food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014