Barndiva

4.5
2297 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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DianeB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very secure and safe in the garden. Tables were spaced out more than 6 ft. Personnel was masked and gloved.

Food was great, but a bit pricey.

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Pokey
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon I the garden. Food delicious.

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ErikaW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was unparalleled and most food was amazing. A couple dishes felt a bit underwhelming and the sticker shock was there when we got our check. Overall good experience

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vipEllie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We experienced very poor service. It took more than an hour to get our entrees. No one came to communicate or update us about the delay. We ended up requesting to have the food in a to-go container since it was 45 degrees and the outdoor heaters could not keep up. Upon placement of the containers on our table we requested the bill. Our request was not even acknowledged. We used their text system (you have to text your food orders once seated). They told us they are charging the credit card on file.
We had received great recommendations for this restaurant so this was a great disappointment.

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JillR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an excellent lunch at Barndiva. The hamburgers were perfectly cooked as were the fries. The bloody mary's as always a pleasure and delight. The wait staff were keeping up with guests and helpful without being intrusive. Best lunch in Healdsburg.

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VickiJ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid accommodations didn’t diminish experience, in some ways improved it -eg. didn’t need to wait on waitperson to take order or bring the check. The outdoor setting is great as was the weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by the staff to get food out of the kitchen at the same time and still hot! This might sound simple but with only outdoor dining on a cold night this was impressive! Kind and caring staff and of course good food :)

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vipwinegirl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have been going to Barndiva for a long time. While the food was up to the usual standards, the current method of table service detracted from our dining experience. Diners have to text or phone to communicate with restaurant staff rather than have someone wait on the table. While I imagine that this is being done in an effort to protect restaurant staff, I'm not sure why it's necessary given that dining is only outdoors and that masks are required when not actually eating. I also find the automatic addition of 20% gratuity to be incommensurate with this type of service.

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vipLoyalLocal
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have Barndiva in our neighborhood! They have gone above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and still be able to enjoy a spectacular meal in a beautiful setting during this pandemic. The staff, cuisine, and atmosphere combine to make dining at Barndiva a real treat!

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vipLinSF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I think Barndiva has done a nice job of adapting their outdoor space with Covid restrictions in place. The experience is very different though - you order via text and for that reason the meal just felt a bit underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal - thank you!

JL
JeffL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just another masterpiece of an afternoon eating the view at the Barn!

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Naney
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything well done didn’t think server saying save your fork from one course to the next was great. Everything else wonderful

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vipShelly
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to eat - food is excellent, service is excellent. Love txt messaging my order.

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Eatwell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food is really good, just make sure you request a table on the gravel in the yard when you make a reservation. My husband and I had made a reservation a week in advance and when we arrived they attempted to seat us at a tiny bistro table shoved in a corner on a back deck about four feet from another table of five. When questioned about this proximity to others we were then seated at the front patio of the restaurant - it was okay but not at all what we had envisioned -- no real ambience at all.

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vipJaniceW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Well, we actually got up and left after being seated. Once we were seated, they provided us with menus and told us to text our order to them. Odd, but, ok! So we reviewed the menu which is a much shorter version of their normal menu, which now includes only 3 entrees. Two fish entrees and a steak. There really wasn’t anything that interested either one of us. Plus, because it was my husbands’ birthday, they brought him out a glass of champagne. Nice, but they never even asked me if I would like one, even though we would have been willing to pay for it! So, since we found it to be a struggle to pick something that we were both interested in for dinner, we decided to just leave. We ended up texting them telling them just that. Even though this was one of our favorite local restaurants, we probably won’t come back any time soon. Too many other places to choose from in Healdsburg.

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MarkK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How can a simple burger and a salad be such an amazing food experience? Don't know, don't care. We'll keep going back to Barndiva! They CARE during the pandemic, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday dinner at Barndiva and from the ambiance to the food & drinks, it was nothing short of amazing. Beautiful outside seating area, quiet, tree lights provided a soft glow in the evening. The drinks are hand crafted and delicious! I enjoyed the steak and squash with squash purée, it was spectacular! Highly recommend.

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Mason121
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

You go to this place clearly to pay for the atmosphere. The food/ drink menue is an attempt to appear fancy... pricing is commensurate with that. However the execution was terrible in that there was nothing remarkable about the food or drinks palatability. Sounds great on paper but once you see it, you know the deal even without tasting it. They are in over their head and trying to hard to pull off something their kitchen can not. The server was at a loss to even explain what the items in the menu even were when asked.

This is a place you pay to go to socialize with your friends in a nice garden atmosphere. Not if you primarily want good food or drink.

We enjoyed our time, the staff was friendly, the venue was very pretty. But the topic of conversation for everyone sadly was how mediocre the food was given what they were trying to do. These are not neurotic pretentious people and the criticisms appeared valid. The head of our party even apologized for the food. But we agreed the venue was nice.

There's a lot of potential at this location. The kitchen needs work.

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Leprechaun
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My medium burger was served very rare. You would think a kitchen of this caliber would know how to cook a medium hamburger 🤷‍♂️ Everything else was fine. The wine was served ice cold (Pinot) and had a sour finish 🤦‍♂️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience from start to finish. My husband and I came here for our anniversary, the staff greeted us with a lovely note and champagne to celebrate. The outdoor seating is truly magical. The food was spectacular, everything we ate was delicious. We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time dining there, 2 great experiences, it’s a can’t-miss in Healdsburg

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marieD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and ambiance, amazing service, delicious original cocktails and appetizers, side dishes as well but do not order the steak frites Unless they change the cut of meat, fries were ok, béarnaise délicieuse. The lunch dessert were so disappointing: lack of taste and originality.

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SusanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barndiva is doing a fantastic job adapting to CoVid safety. The outdoor setting is lovely and plenty of heat lamps although we were there for lunch on a pretty warm day. Food was all excellent, servers were friendly and texting the order worked beautifully. The best outdoor CoVid dining experience we've had.

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ShawnL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and amazing food. Very happy with the experience.

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place - our seafood entrees were perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Due to Covid the restaurant is not servicing tables which at this point unnecessary. You can wear a mask and socially distance and still wait tables???
If others restaurants can do it, then Barn Diva should be able to do it especially with their very large outdoor dining area.

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Seamus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Lovely setting under mulberry trees in garden. Very small menu, No gas for the heater and it was cool/chilly. Menu items overpriced, small portion of pasta $18. Brussell sprouts $14
I appetizer, 2 mains, 2 sides, 2 glasses of house wine. Total cost including tax and service charge $155. Poor value for money. as a eating out person would suggest a total cost of $110
wold be acceptable. Been a customer for over 10 years will not be back.

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paulm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time at was great. The outdoor seating, was comfortable, and with the heat lamp it was just perfect. Using the phone for making orders, and asking for the check was a great way to social distance, and yet the bus boy, waitstaff were on top of everything. All of the food we had was fantastic. Barndiva has been great in all these years that we've been going there, and they really adapted well during this difficult time.

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BrianA
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Best you can expect during a Covid period. Super friendly people but limited social interaction.

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vipPeteM
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food, but Barndiva just needs to understand their audience. They weren’t properly set up for a cool autumn night during Covid.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Barndiva has always been a very special place for us. We realize that everyone is making changes however it seemed to us that Barndiva is way over the top. For us the entire experience was more like a glorified takeout meal, which would have been fine if that was what we were expecting. All the other restaurants seem to be going out of their way to make sure people have as close to a normal experience as possible. Food was fine, and we appreciate the anniversary treat. Just wish that there would have been more attempt at a true restaurant experience.

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DaveF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience at Barndiva is wonderful. Sitting outside in their back area is just lovely, plenty of space (lots of space) between tables, so very comfortable from a social distancing standpoint. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. Desserts are so so. We love the way you order food directly from the kitchen via texting, may not be everybody's first choice but we hope it is the wave of the future. Love Barndiva!!!

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Jeff
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We came in for our reservation as they were closing their Sunday brunch service. We ordered right before the kitchen closed. The menu is small and pretty fancy. The beet salad was good and the breakfast sandwich was pretty tasty, but tiny. The smashed tater side was also pretty flavorful but small. Overall quite expensive for not many options and nothing too special. The outdoor seating area was pretty though.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have dined at Barndiva many times before including Dining Outdoors since COVID. We did not mind that the orders are placed via text, although this is somewhat absurd as other restaurants in Healdsburg have servers who take orders. The issue is that there is basically no-one to advise on food orders, no-one to ask how each course was, and no follow up. Thus, there is no real service. Our final entree, a Pork Chop, was overcooked, but when we looked for someone to assist us, there was no-one. Wine service was fine in the beginning only because we asked when we sat down immediately for a wine list. Even then, no-one returned to ask how we liked the wine although in the beginning, someone returned to pour the wine.

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JonnM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our Favorites in town. The ambiance in the backyard with the bar and trees is amazing. The food is always very good. Love this place! We will be back again and again!!

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JohnP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience of food, drink and laughter with dear friends. The black cod is super delicious and not to be missed.

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vipMallyGN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Barndiva! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was super relaxing, and the service was impecable - even with Covid-19 requirements. Thank you so much!

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vipJayH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere under the trees. The service strategy took a minute to get used to (ordering your food by text) but in the end works given the circumstances.

Only suggestion, wish they offered more local local wines in the menu.

Highly recommended!!

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vipShelly
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch at Barndiva - excellent - so pleasant sitting in the backyard, tables spaced well apart. Felt very safe, very relaxing. Highly recommend it.

FAQs

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

Barndiva is rated 4.5 stars by 2297 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.