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Partake by KJ

237 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Partake by KJ, located in Healdsburg, California, is a contemporary restaurant offering a twist on the wine tasting room concept. The restaurant has a wine tasting area where you can order a flight of wine and bites of food. Additionally, Partake by KJ has a full dining room. Try the tempura maitake mushrooms or the coq au vin with red wine flour pasta.

For a unique dining experience, Healdsburg’s Partake by KJ has something for every appetite. Whether you want to order a small plate, a la carte, or a full meal, the restaurant can accommodate. The knowledgeable staff is able to help pair wine with any food ordered.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Restaurant Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Tasting Room Open Daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 433-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Wangler
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

We ate here for the first time during Restaurant Week. My wife and I both chose the $39 3-course dinner plus wine paring, and deliberately made different choices from the menu, to taste the maximum number of dishes. The food was universally very good - relatively simple preparations done well. However the amount of food was very small - we were both thinking of things to munch on when we got home. The wine pairing (at $10/person) was exceptional! We were each of served three glasses (not full but substantial) of really good K-J wines, which was a great value. The restaurant is very small, and the noise level was higher than I would have liked. Service was simply perfect. If only there was a little more food.

vipnu2area (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

Delicious food!

Jpet (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Our first visit was a great experience - good food, wine & value. We were excited to come back again and since it was Valentine's Day, we thought it would be even more special. Well, this menu was definitely not as good as our first time. And of course, since it was a holiday, the price went way up. How unfortunate because the food was not exciting at all. The regular menu consisted of lamb & steak courses and the garden menu had a boring salad & gnocchi. The best part was probably the wine.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

Greg was our server. He was one of the best servers I've ever had. He knew the wine list extensively and provided great guidance for the food pairings.
He made our dining experience both memorable and exceptional.
Also, every dish we had was delicious and every glass of wine we had was special.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Food and service were great. The choice of wine to pair with the food was great. It was both a fun meal and great experience.

vipGoodcatmommy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

Very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly staff. With advance notice we managed to get a multi-course vegan dinner. Everything was delicious, the portions were just the right size, and the wine pairing was spot on. We especially enjoyed the creative use of mushrooms in more than one dish. I'd also like to mention that KJ has a great culinary garden at their tasting room in Santa Rosa, well-worth visiting, although I don't know if the restaurant in Healdsburg gets the produce from there.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

We are wine industry related and were very disappointed. I expected more from KJ. For what we were charged it was way overpriced. My son who is a culinary student could barely touch the mushroom soup. My wife couldn't eat it at all. The portions are extremely small for the entrees we were served. We were so upset we skipped dessert and went down the street. Unless something changes in the future I do not see myself coming back or recommending this restaurant to anyone.

vipEdgar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Great food and service.

vipChopsticks (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

This restaurant that's associated with Kendall Jackson wines is about more than just wine. The food is prepared in imaginative ways with a real depth of flavors and can be enjoyed with or without wine, and this is true for starters, entrees, and desserts. The potions were not too large so that we could enjoy multiple courses without feeling stuffed. It was great fun to try to guess the wines in the blind tasting.There are a small number of tables, and seatings seemed to be staggered, so the service we received was really outstanding.

vipACofHB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

We went with 4 friends that had never been. We had high expectations as we are seldom disappointed there. All the wines and plates that we were served were tasty. The service team was led very well by Matt. Both Greg and Alvaro did an incredible job of providing support. We are proud to have this restaurant in our hometown and love to show it off.

treat4friends (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

My wife and I got complimentary tickets from our stay at Wyndham Worldmark in Windsor, CA. We g

DenisG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

We had seen reviews that recommended Partake at KJ for the quality of food and its wine pairing, and I have to say after experiencing it that I could not agree more.
The food was top quality, inventive, with locally sourced ingredients (all vegetables coming from the Kendall Jackson properties) and very nicely presented. If you like going to restaurants for their tasting menu, quality of ingredients, perfect cooking, this is it! You will be enjoying it fully.
It is actually the best possible quality vs value that I have ever found for tasting menus with wine pairing. It opened up a different perspective about KJ's wines, and if that is their goal, it is very well done.
Since we were two and are used to sharing food for a more complete experience, we decided to have both tasting menus which allowed us to try 10 dishes with their associated wine. The house also gave an amuse-bouche to start with which was fantastic (a creation of the day with creme fraiche, persimmon, pistachio and balsamic vinegar), also paired with its surprise wine (you'll make your guess).
What it is not is a trendy bar with a lot of people, nor it is overly romantic with dimmed light. It has a clean decor, both with modern and rustic touches that go very well together. The good side of this is that it will be more quiet than your typical popular dinner venue and you can enjoy good conversation.
The service was prompt and delivered with attention to details, and sharing excellent knowledge about the wines being served and their vineyards.
The boutique has interesting items not seen elsewhere such as grapeseed flour and oil from specific grapes (as opposed to blends). I enjoyed tasting different grapeseed oils which was a nice discovery.
All in all a great experience and I highly recommend you to make a stop there if you are in or going through Healdsburg, and do choose the tasting menus..

LivingLarge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

We came early on a Wednesday at 5:30 PM, for wine and food pairings, and our waiter Greg was beyond outstanding! His knowledge of wines, and how the varieties express different characteristics in different areas, led us on an exciting and enlightening adventure through our Partake experience. The Lamb and the Duck were amazing, and much better than I was anticipating, but I have to say it was our server, who who lifted our evening to a whole new level. We left beyond satisfied, and with a delightful wine we discovered in the process, to share with friends.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2015

Food and wine pairing was spot on and the price was right

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2015

I've been here twice now and have had superb service both times. I love the intimate dining experience in the elegant dining room. The food here is creative and exotic. The wine paring options are delightful. I haven't had anything that I didn't like with regards to food. I highly recommend Partake for an evening of extra ordinary dining experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

This is a fairly new place in Healdsburg done by Kendall Jackson winery. Their tasting menu is great and very well priced. They only have about 8-10 tables, but when we were there only about 4 of them were full the entire time on a Saturday night, I don't think people have heard of this place yet, because their food is amazing and I think once work gets out they will be packed.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

While in wine country 8 of us spent a lovely evening of wine tasting and great food that was paired with it. The server was most knowledgable and accommodating which made for a memorable experience.

scbronco (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

We enjoy finding unique restaurants when we visit the wine country. Good to get away from the large chains. We are moderate "foodies". The staff explained each offering and suggested the appropriate wine selection. The meal was well paced and made for a very relaxing evening. Since we are KJ wine club members we were pleasantly surprised that our full meal was discounted. We will return to Partake again.

PetalumaFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2015

Four long time friends enjoyed a delightful experience of food and wine paring at Partake.....we had a three corse meal matched with Kendal Jacson wines......our server was attentive and introduced us to some exceptional wines from KJ.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2015

Don't be fooled by the big box name, this place has it all. I had the "From the Garden" wine pairing dinner and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. It was fresh, very tasty and the wine pairings were spot on for enhancing the meal. Our server was excellent and I will go back anytime I get.