Barndiva

4.5
2642 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It’s hard to describe the Barndiva experience. And a web site is no substitution for being able to sit back and enjoy the beauty of an extraordinary space, the taste of a perfect cocktail, or the satisfaction that comes from a meal that hits all the right notes in you.


Barndiva is a celebration of all things local. Our food is sourced from farmers, ranchers and small batch purveyors who live and work in the magnificent food shed surrounding us.


Food is our passion. In everything we do, it all starts there. Thanks for visiting.
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Unknown
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This was a very disappointing experience. BarnDiva has an attitude and is not customer friendly. I hope they are able to fix it. We used to enjoy it very much. At this point I would not recommend it.

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JaneR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Pricey. Not the everyday eat out experience Good for a group. Attentive staff.

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JimC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, fresh and well-presented, delicious in an adventurous way, excellent and friendly service, lovely ambience. This was the best meal we've had in a couple of years. The goat cheese croquettes were amazing, the hamachi starter was perfect, the risotto and rigatoni perfect as well. Highly recommend the parfait as dessert.

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vipKeithL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was brilliant! We were welcomed by everyone from the hostess to our bus person! Our waitress was friendly, professional and efficient! Good was absolutely delicious!!

JB
JudyB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a special occasion. From service to food, to atmosphere everything made my birthday celebration memorable. The wine selection was probably the best I have ever had, and I had a fresh salad that was amazing. Everything we ordered tasted great.

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vipebandman
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fish dishes and appetizers. Very quiet and spaced outdoor patio seating available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was a little disappointing. 19% fee for waiters health benefits and asked for additional tip.

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BonnieR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only thing I was disappointed in was I had told them it was for a Birthday lunch and the even asked me name of person but never acknowledged it. We didn’t make a big deal about it and left without saying anything about the Birthday as we went home and had a celebration.

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vipJonF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

A surprise 19% tax added to the meal was not welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the bacon was $7 and then the waiter asked for an extra tip on top of the 19%

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glutenfree
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was outstanding. We brought our own wine, but were given a courtesy glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Overall, a wonderful experience. It wasn't cheap, but we felt we got what we paid for

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food is average and not as good as expected. Nothing special and kind of disappointed. Service is below average.

CV
CynthiaV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to eat outdoors in this beautiful weather in Sonoma now that the smoke is gone.... pretty much. Everything was perfect!!! Love this restaurant so much!

JN
JeanN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this quiet little gem in downtown Healdsburg is perfect: the food is great for foodies, the service is friendly and there when needed, the garden dining is a quiet respite from a busy day. But don't miss the great interior design.

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vipNomadEater
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Experience:
Went here with my fiancée for dinner over Labor Day. Had a reservation, checked in 5 mins prior. Was told by hostess there was no seating in the beautiful backyard area, she walked us to the stark front patio facing the street and sat us within 3 feet of a table of 6 drunk, very loud people. We asked to move to a covid safe / keep my sanity safe table away from the group and were sat on the other side of them. That group then promptly stood up and went inside because they were cold, leaving us on a cold, windy, street facing patio by ourselves. This gave everyone who entered the restaurant the opportunity to stare at us and make a face that said “yuck, I wonder why this couple was banished to this hellish front patio”. My fiancée only wanted to come here to sit in the backyard as we heard good things from friends. So she went to the backyard to observe 9 open tables after 4 couples had entered and none had left. Again, the warden hostesses power combined with lack of logic, common sense or compassion totally screwed us. Horrible - never again - ambiance.
The backyard looked incredible though.

Food:
- Heirloom salad was one of the best we have ever had, easily shareable, delectable.
- Cacio e Pepe - child’s meal portion, should be a crime to charge this much for this little. Also delectable cooked perfectly al dente, made me think of Italy.
- Fish and pepper dish - peppers amazing, fish incredibly overcooked. Like it had been par cooked, cooked and refired 3x.

Spirits:
Great Sonoma spirits list with 2 bottles of French champagne. Legit bartender lady with a ponytail shaking away the whole time we were there. Amazing hard Kombucha on the menu which I recommend you try.

Service:
- Fine.

For the management who may respond: train your host and wait staff to LISTEN to customers and empower your staff to create great experiences! If you are CREATING a bad experience - explore the other options with them. Try harder.

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vipHughT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were very disappointed in Barndiva. We have been to this restaurant many times and always found it delightful. The food tonight was excellent but the environment was very surprising.

They had no Covid discipline in place. We were not asked if we were vaccinated and then were seated inside with tables much closer than 6ft apart. When I inquired why the tables were so close the answer was they were busy and needed to seat everyone. Unacceptable. We sat outside in cold and windy conditions.

We also asked for some bread to go with our salad and were told they did not serve bread during the week due to Covid?

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Phyllis
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My pasta was good but my husband’s Cacio y Pepe was a ridiculously small serving for the price. Small menus. Staff was lovely and both the interior and garden are Very pretty.

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vipDallasDavid
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting outdoor dining. Menu is short but a bit fussy. Interesting flavor combinations. Dinner was good just shy of great.

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JohnS
Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccably prepared food. And the service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The back seating area under the tree canopy is gorgeous and really special. The cocktails are amazing. The food was good, but not spectacular, and the prices suggest spectacular. The service was great - we really liked our server and the busser.

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krazykat
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, dined outside under the lighted trees- just bring a jacket and you’ll be prepared to enjoy the ambiance!
The Crudo, Tomato Salad, Goat Cheese Croquettes were our favorite- all delicious and expertly prepared and presented.
Service by all was attentive and timely and wine recommendations by Ryan were spot-on!

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vipGoper
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This wad our first time. We ordered 6 plates, and all of them were stellar Will definitely come again the next time we're in Healdsburg.

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vip100LastMeals
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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DavidV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Sat outside; I would figure out how to get heaters
to every table requesting one as it was chilly and trees would interfere where we sat but there must be lower heaters for that situation. I thought wine list was a little limited and pricey; not everyone is enamored of pinot. However, happy to find Storybook Mountain Zin by the glass so I could get bottle. I would heat pasta plate a little higher as pasta cooled very quickly outside. All staff were great.

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mypicatsa
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar salad is always great! Nice accommodating staff. Lovely outdoor space.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first experience! We will return every time we visit Healdsburg. We loved it!!!!!

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vipBarbara
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Was surprised to see a 19% service charge added to our bill. The service was slow and we felt rather neglected.
There was a large party next to us that seemed to be receiving all the attention. Was not planning to tip that much for poor service.

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GaryS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, what more do you need?
50 characters, not acceptable, you need a new app!!!

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vipJulialovesfood
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience at Barndiva last night! From the greeting at the door to the end of the meal, everything was very well taken care of. All of the wine and food were exceptional. My family and I ordered about 3/4 of the food options on the menu and one thing was better than the next. I’d recommend to anyone!

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vipBarbara
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Beautiful indoor and outdoor restaurant with lots of open space. Small menu but interesting. I was greeted at the front door by my name which is great and shown to a nice table.

Service a bit show to get to the table.

Food was good and well presented. Big problem. The main was brought out one minute after the appetizer and it was an hot dish. So, I had to eat it immediately. The waitress noticed and the manager comped the app. Big mistake!

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Marianana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot . Uber local , lovely staff . Go!

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Sheri
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Was expecting more - menu was small lunch menu. Barndiva Chardonnay is underwhelming. Overpriced with added service charge - waiter was fine but needed to be flagged down a lot - for price of food - should have been more attentive. $200 for lunch for 2 people needs to have a little more wow factor. Salad was fresh and enjoyable.

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vipMikeF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Absolute perfection with the salad to start. Main courses were very professionally prepared. Service slipped because of a forgotten item. Couldn't get her attention to tell her. She was very apologetic and seemed very busy. Perhaps the place is short staffed. Lovely outdoor setting. I would return.

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RobL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Strange menu. Beautiful setting both inside and outside. .Way overpriced for the quality - especially the wine prices. They have somehow achieved something of a cult status, and their prices reflect that. We live in Healdsburg within walking distance to the restaurant and won't be walking there often in the future.

Friendly and capable staff.

CM
ChrissyMarie
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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vipfromfrisco
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding, but I love the fun cocktails.

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vipBarbaraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly service. Very nice ambiance. Food and cocktails beautifully presented and tasty.

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vipDisappointing
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barndiva’s back patio is a delight, service is pro but friendly and the goat cheese croquettes are otherworldly.

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vipBillG
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is Fantastic! Food, service, and ambiance are all top notch! One of my favorite place to grab lunch or dinner in Healdsburg.

LB
vipLizBon
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's always a treat going to Barndiva. The food for lunch was just right and the drinks and service were superb. Our server, Jade, was knowledgeable, attentive and great fun. Drinks are awesome!

FAQs

Barndiva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 431-0100.

Barndiva is rated 4.5 stars by 2642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.