Barndiva

4.7
1716 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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JR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch, the food was excellent, 2 glasses of champagne, the waiter always ready without being overly present and as always a delightful experience. Best food in Healdsburg by a mile.

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C
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good! Flavors changed a bit with the new chef but still very good! Tuna crido doubled was a great meal!
As always staff is very attentive and willing to accommodate! Will have lunch here with friends every time!

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D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Overall a terrible experience. Extremely overpriced, and poor execution of the food made it a disappointing meal. The scallops were all different sizes making them either extremely tough, undercooked, and others overcooked. The filet was very under seasoned and bland. Bad night for the chefs maybe? This place gets great ratings from everyone else, but after spending $225 for 2 people it seems hard to come back and try it again.

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w
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service excellent , food outstanding with great choices of all categories.
Atmosphere great

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M
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our third or fourth visit since Barndiva got a new executive chef. It just isn't the same and the changes are not for the better. The combination of flavors has been changed and it doesn't work for me. I had the filet mignon with frites and I don't know what they fry the potatoes in but the taste was off. My dining companion had the roast chicken which was good but the food underneath the chicken did not taste compatable. I think it was Israeli couscous with vegetables and cheese and tasted strongly of tarragon. Most of it was left uneaten. Desserts used to be very strong but the fruit tart was not only incredibly small, it was not that good.

I should also mention that we saw many new faces working in the dining room. My order got mixed up and the mistake wasn't caught until it had been placed on the table and the runner had gone. We are very disappointed by the changes since the new chef took over. We probably won't be back until there are changes in the kitchen.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Thanks. Very accommodating. I wish this was a shorter request... only because I'm terribly busy and am not writing a review of the restaurant... and I write for a living. Still, I wanted you to know it was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and quality!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun experience! Amazing food, and service. Have allergies and didn’t feel bad about it - they took care of me! Beautiful space and great menu. We had a delightful time

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H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great service. I’m not normally a beet fan, but the beet salad was excellent. The salmon dishes were perfect and the beef filet was cooked to perfection. This was a special occasion dinner and it could not have been better. Will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails. Always love the menu here

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine steward was friendly and knowledgeable

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m
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nicely prepared food. Drinks were special and the wine list is robust.

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WS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, plus great service and attention to detail.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Scallops over cooked and frites were cold when entrees arrived. For the price, execution of dishes should have been much better.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy our annual trip to Barndiva

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JW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was awesome! I had the scallops, which were delicious and my husband had the pasta, also delicious. I love going to Barndiva and highly recommend this place.

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RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming restaurant with excellent menu and careful production our server was friendly and made our experience top notch.

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LG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good variety of food, well prepared and did not feel rushed to finish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level. We’ll be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is beautiful, open and inviting. Every person or point of contact was warm, professional and efficient. From the moment we entered, until one of the servers opened the door as we left, was pleasant and distinctly enjoyable. Our food from appetizer to desert was delicious, as well as beautifully presented. I highly recommend! Would be wonderful for any event.

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good drinks not too noisy

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a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3 of us celebrate each of our birthdays here every year. We appreciate the professionalism of the staff, creative & delicious entrees and atmosphere indoors and outdoors!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Made the mistake of dining on Valentine's Day, but we were from out of town and we had to eat out. Set menu was not very interesting or very good, service was not attentive (to be expected on a busy night), and the meal was very expensive. It was our first time at the restaurant and there was nothing to suggest we should go back. They even served a glass of corked wine as part of the wine pairings.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

A big WOW. Everything was excellent. The lobster dish and the steak I had melted in my mouth. Thank you to the kitchen staff. My wife and I will be going back soon. Thank you everyone at Barn Diva for a most wonderful dining experience.

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l
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and interesting; I had the beet salad and duck confit which were outstanding, and my husband's yellowfin tuna appetizer and seared salmon entree were also excellent. Each perfectly prepared dish had some creative twist that made the flavor sing. Presentations were lovely, and the artistic setting was charming in a style combining rustic and modern. Most of all, we appreciated the welcome and warmth of the staff who learned we had been in a car accident earlier that day. From the complimentary glasses of champagne they handed us as we arrived, to the kind attention throughout our stay, we felt supported by friends. We were visiting Healdsburg from the East Coast and this was our first time dining at Barndiva. We will return whenever we are in Healdsburg again.

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KK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here last Saturday to celebrate an early Valentines. Its elegant and hipsterish which we liked. The cocktails were interesting and enjoyable, the service was good. The Appetizer was delish- Croquettes and the Lentil soup were excellent. Our main courses were not as impressive as they were pretty salty and I am hoping that it was just an off night so I am willing to try again.

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MB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed 5 star food with 3 star service , once we were finally acknowledged by management. We had reservations and were seated by a hostess but the servers never came to our table or acknowledged us until a manager happened upon us sitting for more than 15m and at least took a drink order. The assignment female service had zero personal and never apologized for the 20 m wait in spite of her tending to the table next to us.

That aside, the food was wonderful. We shared a lovely plated crab salad which was more than enough to share. I ordered scallops and they were cooked to absolute perfection. They were plated with the most amazing grilled trumpet mushrooms I have ever tasted. Thinly shaved, perfectly flavored! Very very tasty. My husband had the duck confit which was perfectly crisped and accompanied by a terrific warm greens. The food was truly marvelous and as I said it deserved a 5 star rating.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite lunch spot when we want a treat. Food and service are always wonderful, and love the artwork. The chef is always willing to do a special vegan dish for one of us, and it's always delicious.

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RG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service from all staff was great. Beet salad and Barata appetizers wonderful as was the pasta with lamb was wonderful as were the deserts. Wine Steward was also very helpful.

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HB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific. Seattle friends impressed. Server was knowledgable and friendly. Been here before and will come back for sure.

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PR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The drinks are nice/different/refreshing. Ambience is relaxing. If you sit by the side door, it can be chilly as the staff keeps opening to walk out for something?! Food was good but nothing you couldn’t find elsewhere. In my opinion lacked the “wow” factor.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fantastic, I had the salmon & beet salad. Every bite was enjoyed,. My friend had the hamburger. She called it a gourmet hamburger, the best she ever had.
Staff was friendly and polite. Food came quickly . Loved it!

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FG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot before a Sunday matinee at Raven Players. This time we were also celebrating a friend’s birthday. We stayed with one favorite - the duck confit salad which is beautiful and delicious - and tried some new items - a plump steak, the half chicken, and the salmon. All were beautifully presented and so tasty. We shared the special dessert, which was a bread pudding - excellent but so tiny, just enough for a couple of bites each.

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always can count on a good meal here. The salad was outstanding, so fresh and big enough to share. The scallops were amazing, and the service was top notch as usual. One of our favorites in Healdsburg.

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F
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been to Barndiva when we are in Healdsburg. It is one of our "go-to" places and wanted to bring our friends here. The goat cheese croquets are the best thing on the menu and should always be ordered. The mains were a bit salty tonight. The one thing that made our night mediocre was when two women were seated next to us and reeked of horrible perfume. We didn't want to ask to change our table location so tried to put up with the overpowering perfume. We didn't even want to stay for dessert because of the smell. We wish that that waitstaff had noticed this and maybe had sat them elsewhere. Almost ruined our meals....

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CO
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent service, and of course, excellent food.

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KK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that you can make reservations for lunch here. The food is so amazing and service is great.

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JW
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Great service! We go to Barndiva often, but this was the first time we had ever gone for their brunch. It was outstanding and I know we’ll go again. Be prepared, they give you a lot of food.

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BR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing location with the BEST drinks. Worth going here just for the cocktails alone. we went here for dinner. The menu was pretty short. We had the cauliflower soup, burrata, beet salad, duck, and rigatoni. The soup and the duck were amazing. The beet salad was great. The burrata and rigatoni were just ok. I wish there were a few more options on the menu. we’ve been here for brunch and we’re way more “wow’d” by the menu.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great dinner all around, made more special by the outstanding service in providing seating outdoors for us to keep our puppy close. Without pre-arrangement, staff went into action to create a wonderful porch experience. no attitude and great care.

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