Healdsburg SHED

4.7
324 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
SHED Cafe brings together all of the elements we believe in: responsible farming, ingredient-driven cooking, and flavorful food. Menus change daily and are inspired by what is in season as well as what is coming from farms and producers within a small radius of the kitchen.

The celebrated Fermentation Bar features housemade shims, shrubs, kombuchas, and kefirs. It also highlights a selection of local wines and beer on tap in addition to hard ciders and wines by the bottle.

Accolades: The SHED Café was called by the San Francisco Chronicle “The Best Restaurant in Sonoma County” in a three star review by Michael Bauer the chief restaurant critic and chosen as a Top 100 Restaurant for 2016, 2017 and 2018. SHED received the James Beard Award in 2014 for Outstanding Restaurant Design.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
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(707) 431-7433
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Foss St
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Parking details
Street parking and parking lot next to SHED.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, The Shed was GREAT! Ambiance in general ... food in particular. We had the smoked fish platter for the second time yesterday, Tuesday 11.20.18: we'd been dreaming about our first exposure to this rather incredible offering during the Christmas holiday of 2017. We were not disappointed! It was exquisite.

We over-ordered (couldn't resist the tartines) but what we couldn't possibly eat became lunch today ... just prolonging the food high.

The only possible improvement is to the music. Not so loud!! Maybe not at all!! (The market vibe of The Shed is background enough ... and very appropriate and stimulating.) All four of the people in our party found the music actually irritating.

But a perceived music glitch is a small price to pay for the sublime smoked fish platter. :)

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W
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent...be prepared to wait for some time once you order, the staff was responsive if not particularly attentive

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bacon!!! 😍

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh innovative California cuisine. Setting and market also innovative and exciting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful.

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C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perry’s cusine NEVER disappoints! Great dinner. The Shed is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner

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l
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating two very special birthdays and couldn't have picked a better spot. We had the four course chef's menu and wine pairing. It was amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a unique dining experience! The restaurant is within a large warehouse/greenhouse type building which houses a retail boutique for cooks tools and ingredients.
We tried several appetizers with our group and were wowed by the creative and healthy and yummy presentation. For example heirloom tomatoes with burrata had a touch of falafel (cumin) which brilliantly complemented the flavors. One of the appetizers had edible flowers on it.

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LW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My clients loved everything about SHED! Thank you.

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k
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Innovative but small menu, not so good for picky eaters. I loved it but my dining partners not so much.

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T
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Usually love Shed-With this most recent menu the chef is overly enthusiastic with the Ras El Hanout-giving everything an overly spiced flavor-some of the flavors even clashed. Ordinarily the dishes coming from the kitchen are brilliant but I will wait for a change of menu before returning.

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DH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and inventive cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Not inexpensive, but definitely worth it. Downtown parking can be an adventure, but we had only a short walk. Note that we dined outdoors on the rear patio. It was quiet there, but the indoor dining sounded like it was quite noisy.

You will probably find that "inventive" means flavors and ingredients combined in unexpected ways. This does not always work, but there were no missteps at SHED. The heirloom tomato salad (shared dish) was exquisite, my wife's duck entree the most perfectly cooked duck I've ever tasted. My black cod was a creation to bring tears of joy to someone who grew up on New England seafood.

Very nice selection of beers and wines, I chose the MacRostie Chardonnay, simply because I ride my bicycle by their vineyards and winery twice a week--a good pairing with our meals, local, and didn't break the bank. Highly recommended.

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N
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Hard menu if you need a mix of innovative (their specialty) and basics (less so) to please a group. No beef or pork on the list night we went. Very fish heavy, but not conventionally prepared (which is fine, but made the gluten free or other diets little tricky). Salads were a high point and very foodie-inspired. Oysters on halfshell were the best of the night. $3+ per, but very good! Nice wine and beer options but not a lot of Cab options if you like the big reds. Lovely service team. Bit noisy and they didn't try to seat family friendly groups in one area vs all adults in another so our table and another with 6 adults were having a very hard time talking over crying babies and rowdy toddlers. Think they might want to think this part through given the tons of hard scape surfaces echo and magnify noise heavily.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation road trip!

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w
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best food I have ever had. The tasting was an incredible deal since they brought out little plates not on the menus for us to taste. Everything was delicious with unusual flavors I have never had. Not a single complaint. Staff was wonderful, chef even personally delivered some dishes himself since it was a quiet evening. One of my favorite restaurants and we will be back in the future!

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was mediocre although seated outside, noise was disturbing from diners who had a bit too much wine

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Living in Mendocino County we had heard of The Shed and read reviews so we made our anniversary reservations. We stayed at a near by B&B where other guests had also dined at The Shed. Everyone raved about the quality and inventiveness of the menu. WE loved our gracious server and enjoyed every bite of every dish. It is a MUST for any foodie.

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LA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They are capable of perfection. Our table was ready, our server was a pro and advocated for us, the drinks were special and the food could not have been better. It isn’t always like this but when it is, it sings!

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Place for people to go.

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SR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a meal while vacationing in Healdsburg and loved the innovative cuisine that would be more expensive at other restaurants. Loved the smoked fish platter and the duck entree was fantastic. The sardines also a real winning choice as was the cauliflower pizza. Nothing we ordered disappointed.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was the second time dining here. Everything was very good.

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CB
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there were ten stars for this place they would get all ten!!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Fresh based on what is available from the local farmers. Taste combinations very interesting and nuanced.

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FF
London
49 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly crafted dishes in a lovely environment served by friendly and well-trained staff.

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IK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Shed. Every time we're in Healdsburg that's where we eat. The food is very fresh, beautifully presented and so healthy! The chef is very creative with local ingredients. Fabulous food!

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SE
San Francisco
256 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perry Hoffman, former chef at Etoile (Domain Chandon) had earned a Michelin Star back then . . . and is now working his magic at Shed - everything we had was phenomenal.

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s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Even though Summer would have liked more hot food/soup etc

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J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I was in Healdsburg on business for about 3 weeks and stopped at SHED several times after dining at other restaurants for either a glass of port and dessert or just a dessert to take back to my hotel with me. Each time, I had something more incredible than the previous. Their pastry chef is a master!

I had the opportunity to have dinner alone one night and the server wasn't very friendly. She could have asked if I'd dined at SHED before like she did the other tables around me but she didn't. Trust me, I'm a friendly, jovial guy so I'm not sure what turned her off, so with no other information I ordered the beet salad thinking I'd order something else after. It turned out being huge, but fantastic and unforgettable. In fact to this day I'll never forget it and have told dozens of people how amazing it was. On the other hand, because it was so big for one single diner I didn't have room for anything else to eat and I didn't want the rest of the salad to go to waste so I ate it all and that was it.

Like I said, it was unforgettable as were the different pastries I had. I only wish the server would have educated me a little more about what to expect. I had three glasses of wine, a bread plus the salad and stopped by the pastry counter on my way out so I spent well over $90 for one person so I hope that's not what discouraged her.

I'd go back in a heart beat, and I hope to very soon to try some other menu items. Based on the food alone, this scores 95+ points!

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place with food ingredients that challenge your palate. Highly thought after food formulas that stress variety and feature high quality. Do not miss visiting that place if you are in the area!

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RF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We did the chef's choice tasting menu. Incredibly creative with salads, amuse bouche and appetizers. Main course was rabbit leg quarter in amazing veggie medley and pumpkin mole sauce.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Seriously one of the most inspired and flavorful farm-driven menus I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot as a farmer and ex-restaurant owner. Only issue was that the service was brutish and rushed. It wasn’t really an issue. I’m pretty chill about service, but the polish level of the service was significantly below the food.

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GP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the creative and interesting dishes. Everything was delicious and it was a fun evening.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Tables of noisy kids distracted from the experience.

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b
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the chefs choice dinner with wine pairings. The salmon carpaccio was fantastic as was the smoked fish taster and cold cucumber soup. Presentation artistic and fresh. The main dish was disappointing-lamb which was quite chewy and heavy overpowering cardamon sauce. Wine pairing was nice with the exception of the Albariño. Great service and beautiful outdoor seating.

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L
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious fresh food! beautiful presentation and great value :)
good to go with a group so you can try all their menu! the strawberry custard was amazing!

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RK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SHED has lived up to its expectations when the present Executive Chef transformed the style and substance of the menu. He is the third generation of the culinary stars of Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino beginning with his grandparents, who created the original French Laundry in Napa. Centered in the heart of the wine and food richness of Sonoma county, SHED exemplifies the produce, dairy, meat, and poultry of the farm-to-table ethos that makes California the national leader in gastronomy. I adore the beverage creations starting with the Shrub cocktail, so refreshing and complex at the same time. The beet salad was so extraordinary in its complex flavors. SHED continues to use ingredients, not for the sake of another gimmick, but to enrich the palette of each diner. The one thing that I love about SHED is that, unlike its neighbor Napa Valley which has become more of an outpost of New York, SHED is truly Californian. All the greatness of what the wine country used to be - its emphasis on local products, its casual atmosphere, its innovation based on the sense of place. Isn't this why we go to the California wine country? If we wanted an urban scene that is hard-edge and corporate we could go to Manhattan.

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful and delicious local offerings. Well done service. Love that everything is brought with serving utensils for sharing; great touch for which I usually have to ask. Will be back again.

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MW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend The Shed. The food was fantastic and so creative! We did the 4 course menu that was the Chef's picks although they gave us a few more smaller courses as well making it about 7 courses. Each dish was so creative with so many interesting things that you would not necessarily think to eat. We ate fennel frawns, bee pollen, succulents, fennel flowers and more. Our main course was a game hen with apricots, apricot puree and fennel frawns. The dessert was a blue cheese flown in from Indiana as well as a apricot sorbet in lavender tea...amazing! The vibe was laid back and the service was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant and already have to a few couples I met over the weekend!

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don't let the casual set up at the back of the market fool you. The food, service and creative, beautiful presentation is something you would expect to find in much more expensive venues. Every single dish is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the pallet. My fiancé and I had the yellow fin ceviche and the braised rabbit, we couldn't decide which was better. Our server was exceptional too.

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