The Dinging experience was unique and adventurous. Place yourselves in the hands of the very proficient wait staff and sit back and enjoy. The background noise (music?) was, as usual too loud and electic! When will dining establishments try no noise or at the very least, keep it very low and soothing. Otherwise, a very good and and neat place to dine
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time in Healdsburg
Our first time in Healdsburg and we were lucky enough to find this great restaurant. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Everything was wonderful and the portions were the perfect size.
The only downsize was the noise level with a large table with 3 kids.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first time having a meal that makes food to pair with wine. For each wine, there are 2 to 3 dishes that you can choose to go with the wine, which is a very special concept. Most importantly, each dish can stands along by itself; great portion, not just small bits. Every each of them are amazing and I love the Syrah bread and the Chardonnay olive oil. Finally, the dessert, white chocolate cheese cake pairs with the Chardonnay dessert wine, ended the whole meal heavenly.
They just opened 4 months ago. You should definitely try it if you are around!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for a restaurant in Healdsburg and turned to TripAdvisor. The ambience and feel of the restaurant was good. It is relatively quiet and probably a good "date night" restaurant. The service was excellent also. For the food, it was good but not phenomenal. The best thing we ate we the coriander brined chicken wings in a sweet chile sauce.
Since there are so many restaurants to try in the Healdsburg area, I don't feel the need to run back to eat there again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great but the pork buns, the crab and artichoke dip and the cherry and fig compote served with cheese were amazing!! Our server Jessica was also fantastic. Overall, a wonderful experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were eight people for lunch and were welcomed and treated to a great experience. Our server Earl was friendly knowledgeable and unpretentious. The wine and food pairings were excellent and fun. Te mystery wine Ina black glass was fun to start. The courses were varied and delicious and we had a great time. I'd definitely go back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hats Off To The Chef
Tapas-style menu was delightful and exceptionally creative.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great wine pairing
chef's choice menu went well with the wine pairing. great experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the small bites and wine paring for a Sunday lunch and were thoroughly delighted. Our wait person June was knowledgeable, friendly and generous with the pours. Make sure to try the braised carrots paired with Chardonnay and the friend oyster mushrooms. It was a perfect afternoon! I recommend this for anyone who loves food and wine!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and the server was very kind and knowledgable! Lovely experience
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Concept, Great Execution!
I'm a wine lover AND foodie, and have always loved the concept of wine and food pairings when they are done at wineries (which is rarely, and only with an expensive reserve tasting). KJ came up with a wonderful concept--take their wine list and build a wonderful tasting menu around pairing it with their wines, but allowing you the flexibility of mixing and matching as well. Prices are in line with other tapas bar menus, they give you the option to do 2 oz or 5 oz pours which allows you to "graze" and sample a greater variety, and the execution was wonderful--we either liked or loved every item we tried. Our server was also a delight and answered our detailed questions knowledgeably. Best of all, we used the Open Table promotion offered!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious and great value!
My dinner partner and I enjoyed an early (6:00) meal at Partake on Saturday 8/3. We had their chef's tasting flight (with a side order of their cab sauvignon french fries! and enjoyed every bite. The fennel panna cotta as well as the smoked lamb were highlights, but every course was delicious. The combinations of textures, flavors, and colors made for a lovely dining experience. Tyler, our server, did a superb job explaining each course and the wine pairings to us; he was just the right balance of attentive and inobtrusive. The wine pairings are good, and we liked that they sought our candid input and comments. Lovely, contemporary but not stark decor. At $45/person, a great deal and a lovely meal.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun experience
What a fun experience we had at Partake. And that is what it is, an experience. It is dabbling in amazing food and wine combinations. It was delicious, unique, and downright fun! The servers are down to earth, love to talk about the food and wine, even went back to the kitchen and scribbled down a recipe that I commented on. I definitely recommend!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
great but some concerns
the food and wine pairing was a fun experience. the server was responsive and informative. a substitution (due to a food allergy) was graciously made, with the change in food came a change in paired wine - nice.
there were however two problems - the hostess was clueless she gave us too much personal information as we were being seated and then within in a few minutes one of the managers (male) loudly gave the staff a 'talking to" about improving service. we had to ask he take the meeting out of the dining room as we couldn't hear what our server was saying. He seemed clueless about customer service.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you don't go with the chef's tasting menu, it's like a tapas bar little plates menu with wine recommendations for each dish. We did not want the white wines, so went a la carte and it was a great experience. Every dish we tried was excellent, wines were also. Only drawback was a very loud group sitting nearby, the place is small and the acoustics are not great if there is a loud group - everything seems amplified. The staff were aware of the problem, but did not seem to know how to address it with the loud table. Did not ruin the evening, but did drop our overall feeling about the place from a 5 to a 4.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best
Without a doubt, Partake is the best dining experience in Healdsburg. Superbly executed food and wine pairings. Not to be missed for either lunch or dinner. We dined there two times during our two night stay in Healdsburg.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
All That We Hoped For...
An excellent dining experience. Both food and service, as well as the wine-pairings were top notch. The Executive Chef made a number of visits to our table, and was most cordial and attentive to our needs and questions. We will be back.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and wine pairings
Wonderful food and wine pairings with great service!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Celebration!
Wow! What a wonderful evening we had with friends for a birthday celebration. We had the chef's selections dinner, and it was amazing. The food was delicious. The wines were exceptional and the pairing was spectacular. The service was great as well. They made sure we had a very special evening.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We checked out several other restaurants and decided to try Partake after dropping in early in the day to check out the menu and talked to the server. We liked the the kinds of food being offered. I don't drink and found that I can still enjoy the food. The evening was very pleasant. The food delicious. The price extremely reasonable.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wine pairings!
Put yourself in the chefs hands or create your own pairings.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most fun we've had at a restaurant in a while. Fantastic food, great service. The great crowd there that night and the staff made us feel like we were at a large dinner party instead of a restaurant. Maybe not as good for a quiet secluded dinner, folks of a certain maturity might not like the music, and the menu takes some explaining...BUT, if you are open to fun with your food, definitely give it a try!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wear seated at one of the tall tables and all 4 of us had trouble with the stools we were on, you had to work at not sliding off.
The food was great and the service was excellent.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Jessica was outstanding. We had a wonderful time. We got the garden pairing and the cheese pairing and everything was delicious.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came across the many positive reviews for Partake on TripAdvisor- they are all accurate! This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in years. The service was relaxed and friendly. The pairings of the food and wine was fantastic! The atmosphere was very comfortable- busy but not too noisy. Dinner for two with wine came in under $100. A true find for an outstanding culinary experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates were exquisite,
Small plates were exquisite, and paired well with the wines. The wines, however, were ordinary, The food carried them.
Servers were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a bday lunch
We dined at Partake by KJ celebrating a bday. We all had the Chef's Tasting. What beautiful and thoughtfully prepared food! We enjoyed the explanation that our waiter gave for each of the courses and pairings. The restaurant interior is lovely and great service from an attentive staff. It was a fun way to celebrate a bday!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
If your into paring wine with food, but never seemed to get it right, then this place will set you straight.
How much of a difference it makes when you have the right wine with the dish. Made for an excellant experience.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, Fun & Interactive Dinner
My husband and I ate here while visiting Healdsburg (one of our favorite towns) and decided to try Partake for something a little different - and we're so glad we did! The restaurant is beautiful, our waitress was fantastic, and the food & wine pairings were spot-on.
The concept is unique. Small plates are organized by the wine varietal, rather than by course, and you have the option to get small 2 oz. pours of each wine, which is what we did. This way, we were able to try a lot of food and a lot of different wine.
The chef came out to greet us personally, and you can tell he and the staff really have a passion for what they do - and they do it very well.
We'd definitely return - such a fun experience!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant adventure!
We get together with our friends from out of town several times a year around Sonoma and always try to come up with special things to do. Partake was particularly special. The food was fabulous and fun, Staff interaction was unsurpassed but when the executive chef, Justin was at our table several times sharing information and cordial beyond words, the evening was totally complete. We would go back for a special event anytime!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Might be one of the great values
This may be one of the great values in Healdsburg. The staff was incredible. You get 5 courses with a paired wine with each course. The food and the wine were of the highest quality. The manager made time to speak with us. Overall a great experience not to be missed.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal food, service and experience. A must try spot in healdsburg
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good was fabulous and the wine pairing was lots of fun. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Go here to explore wonderful food innovations, perfectly paired with different wines. If you just want a burger or mac & cheese go somewhere else tonight and save your palate for Partake another night when you're feeling adventurous. We shared a series of small bites - and had some amazing taste combinations and sensations. Try it all! And they do perfect pairings with KJ wines. Really fun experience. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there, and it will always be a special memory.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine tasting in Sonoma
A very different way to enjoy a wine tasting in Sonoma. Excellent pairing of wine and food located in beautiful downtown Healdsburg.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place while visiting wineries
Went here after visiting a few wineries in Healdsburg and the food and service was amazing
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful concept to showcase
Wonderful concept to showcase wine and how it pairs with food. Lovely variety of small plates artfully prepared and presented that truly showcase not only the wines but the chefs artistry with in using the ingredients; many of which come from the Kendall Jackson property itself. Well worth a visit and very reasonably priced for the quality. Our waiter Matt was extremely knowledgeable about not only the wine but the food as well.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sonoma Gem - Fabulous Food
This is a wine country MUST. The Executive Chef, Justin Wangler, creates food that is memorable, original and outstanding. We saw a cooking demo at the Harvest County Fair. The kobe beef was incredible as was the carrot dish with curry, coconut and chili pepper. At the restaurant, the menu has small bites and they can be paired with wine. Each bite plate is good to share. We started off with a mystery glass of wine to guess (complimentary) in a black glass - quite fun. We ordered the heirloom tomato salad, glazed carrots, duck mousse/sausage/breast, maitake mushrooms sauteed in red wine flour, and kobe beef dish.They serve bread made with gluten free chardonney and cabernet flour. The meal was delectable and we highly recommend Par Take.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I visited Partake based upon a recommendation. The experience was fantastic. The food was excellent ... the Maritake Mushrooms were our favorite ... and the wine pairings were perfect. The staff is very friendly and professional. We will definitely visit Partake again!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter, culinary school graduate/working at The Broadmore Resort in CO, my wife an excellent cook/ and enjoys good wines, and myself employee of Chateau St Jean and wine student, enjoyed our experience at Partake by K-J.
It was a surprise and a delightful one at that. We did not know what to expect (outside of what we read on the web page), but all three of us where overwhelmed with the care in food selections and wine parings. Fresh and seasonal ingredients, well prepared, and paired with some of the best KJ wines. Our host was knowledgeable and friendly...thank you Earl.
I would highly recommend Partake by KJ to my wine and food friends and guests. I will be returning. For the record, we selected a late lunch 2 PM...not crowded.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bites with KJ
Food creative and well presented
limited to KJ wines so you better like KJ wines!
Dessert a must
Chefs menu best vaue at $45 and good variety
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine and Food
The presentation of the food, the quality and the service was remarkable. It was our first stop on a weekend trip to Sonoma and they set the bar HIGH! We had a group of 6 and our table had ample space for everyone's wine and food but also small enough for all of us to visit without shouting across the table. Our server, Matt, was enthusiastic and attentive and never rushed our group. A+ experience all around!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new favorite!
We had the chance to visit Partake and now have a new favorite spot to dine in Healdsburg. The wine and food pairings were phenomenal. We went with a group and shared the food so we were able to try many of the pairings. Each were unique and exceeded our high expectations as foodies. The service was top-notch. We had our kids in tow and the staff was very accommodating. Can't wait to visit the area again and be a repeat customer!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Healdsburg treasure
Small, cozy, and modern. This place could best be described as american wine gourmet food emporium. Eat as much or as little as you wish, same with the wine! Fabulous, and a bargain considering the offerings.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We decided to try this restaurant because of the pairings. 2 of our group had the small plates, and 2 others had the pre-set menus. The Servers were excellent for suggesting wines for the small plates. We would return to this restaurant next time we are near Healdsburg.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding quality and value
My wife and I selected Partake to host a family outing during our annual trip to Napa/Sonoma. We had eight diners plus an 18-month old, and the staff warmly welcomed us upon our early arrival with a round of Sauvignon Blanc. The staff never stopped anticipating our needs (particularly Matt with the wait staff), and the quality and inventiveness in the kitchen matched the outstanding hospitality. The wine list is predictable, inasmuch as this is a KJ restaurant, but the pairings were spot on and guests get a great opportunity to try some small production offerings. The modest price for the experience means that even the bill's arrival is a pleasure. Partake is a great addition to the area!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the Best
This is our second visit and we found it to be just as fine. We've been singing its praises and brought friends. They too found it
wonderful. Healdsburg has become a real gourmet ghetto but for my money this is now the best spot in town since the closing of Cyrus.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and wine pairings
We ordered the food and wine pairings meal-- one had the vegetarian and one had the non-veg. The meal started off with a mystery wine in a black riedel glass with complimentary food pairing. It was fun to guess the wine.
Most of the veggies and herbs in the meal are from the Kendell-Jackson site a few miles away. So, the food was fresh and local. The items were served 2 items at a time with the accompanying 2 wines. The pairings were excellent. My sensitivity to which food and wines go together was increased. Service was very attentive -- 3 servers in all. They expertly answered all of our questions. An additional feature was 3 breads and 3 olive oils which were refilled throughout the meal. Food quantity is like a light lunch.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great way to showcase K-J wines
We chose the Chef's selections and had a wonderful lunch of food and wine pairings. Our server was knowledgable and helpful. The tasting and guessing of the wine in the black glass, was a fun way to kick off what ended up being a really memorable meal!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must while in Healdsburg
Living in Sonoma County affords me a wide range of unique culinary opportunities. The new Partake by KJ is by far one of the most enjoyable pairing experiences I’ve had in quite some time. Don’t miss it next time you are in Healdsburg. Five Stars all around.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM