Dry Creek Kitchen

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2368 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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If this country has a culinary cradle, it's in Northern Sonoma, where the fruits of local labor—from outstanding produce to handcrafted cheese—have never been on a plane. Drawing upon regional ingredients is a superior way to eat and one can taste the freshness in Dry Creek Kitchen specialties. You can also experience the regional abundance in the daily, tasting menu, featuring "Sonoma Neighbor" food and wine pairings.

Dry Creek Kitchen's wine cellar reflects the area's celebrated appellations, featuring more than 600 Sonoma wines with vintages ranging from 1985 to 2007 and a particular emphasis on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Blends.

Charlie Palmer's long standing commitment to wine manifests itself in his one-of-kind-collection drawing from the private libraries and cellars of the area's winemakers.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 431-0330
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Matheson Street
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Parking details
Limited street parking is available. Complimentary self parking is available one block east on the corner of Vine and Matheson Streets.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live Jazz and piano performances in Hotel Healdsburg's Fire Side Lounge, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm - 11pm.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for dinner Friday and Saturday nights, stay to enjoy live Jazz and piano performances in Hotel Healdsburg's Fire Side Lounge, 7:30pm - 11pm.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg offer a broad range of meeting and special event spaces for private dinners, wedding celebrations, wine tastings, meetings and other occasions.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great location and better food in the heart of Healdsburg. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, beautiful presentation. A top notch experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dry Creek Kitchen exceeded all our expectations. It is a fine restaurant and a pleasure to dine there.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent presentation of well prepared dishes. Very good variety of dishes on menu.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I have eaten here several times and had great meals before but found this time to be off. Dishes were extremely salty and dessert was inedible - described as pistachio donuts but was disgusting. The bill for 4 people was 421 so I would expect much better for that price tag. So many great restaurants around I will wait a bit to return. Service was marginal too by our main server. He failed to get our wine when our meals arrived and we had to ask others to help us. We waited 15 min to get the bill.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

After we were seated, my husband and I were offered a glass of sparkling wine for our anniversary. How lovely! My husband chose the chilled corn soup with crab which was excellent. I chose the heirloom tomato salad with large chunks of various tomatoes and it was very good. After a review of the menu we both chose the blackened duck breast that was sheer perfection arriving with various fruits and tiny dabs of fruit purée instead of the typical fruit sauce. The duck was sliced and served on a compressed sushi cake which was a tad salty, but oh so yummy and chewy from the juice of the duck. We also ordered a side of local vegetables and Duncan’s mushrooms. It was a perfect meal, Chef Scotty. We were stuffed and had leftovers so didn’t order dessert, but they provided two little chewy, dark rounds of a slightly sweet dessert with a soft center that was another nod to our anniversary. So sweet. The only slightly lacking point was our nice waiter’s service which was inattentive at best. He would disappear for very long periods then appear to attend to all his tables at once. Maybe he had responsibilities in the kitchen too? But, oh the food!

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We started out with great cocktails then oysters and salad which were both delicious and beautifully served. It went downhill from there. My wife got the filet which was dry and nothing to perk it up on the plate. She ate it anyway. I had the duck - turned out to be rubber duckie. The server asked how it was and I was honest. She took it away and offered to replace it with something else. When I asked what was really good they brought me scallops. We had ordered two expensive glasses of red wine to go with our red meat so they also brought me a glass of white for the scallops. Sounds good so far, right? Except the scallops were full of sand. Very gritty. Due to our displeasure some of this was comped. They seem to have trouble putting out a good entree but the service is spot on!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Our dinner was an absolute delight. The food was amazing, and the setting (the patio) was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Sat outside to dine and the weather was incredible! Food and service were top notch. Added bonus on Mondays is the 50 wines 50% off, so ordered an excellent Chardonnay for half price that was perfect with the scallops. Would highly recommend Dry Creek Kitchen.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great place and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I love this place. The cuisine is not curing edge but always nicely prepared and love the all Sonoma wine list! We had the tasting menu and the lamb was the outstanding item from the menu with the cheesecake the best dessert. If you’re feeling flush the wine pairing is a good option here.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The senior staff, wine director and head chef, were very engaged and added to a special experience as first time diners.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Really well done. Excellent presentation and fantastic flavors together. I had the Chef's Tasting Menu and was blown away. Putting this place on my 'Will Go Back' list.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Dry Creek Kitchen was a wonderful place to go for our 1st wedding anniversary. They were so welcoming, and even gave us a toast with champagne upon arrival. The entire meal was delicious and the dessert at the end was a nice tribute with a chocolate happy anniversary around the rim of the plate. We would definitely come back, for the food, service and experience. Very memorable and special.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Good food, great ambiance, waiters efficient and pleasant. I had the scallops which were delicious! I live in Windsor and get a lot of guests on their way to the wine country. Dry Creek Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Dinner was absolutely delicious. The octopus appetizer was a real winner.
Everything was wonderful.
Second time at the restaurant and even better than the last time.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Celebrated an anniversary and had a very nice dinner and staff was great

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Cocktails were excellent and creative. Appetizers were the best part. One of my foodie friends was so taken with the appetizer menu he ordered three and no main dish. The bread was excellent--parsley, chives, and I think they said thyme. My duck and my friend's lamb were a bit overcooked; that's why four stars on the food and not five. We also waited a loooonnng time between appetizer and main course. We didn't complain but I think the waitress was conscious of it.

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The adage in the Restaurant Business is serve C food and A service and people will return. Serve A food with C service and they won’t return. This restaurant, on this night, was the epitome of this adage.

It wasn’t the servers fault. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable but she had 8 tables with 32 guests. Management needs to better staff their restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Absolutely fabulous meal, from the wine, to the service, to the food. The best restaurants we ate at in Healdsburg.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was mixed for us. My lamb chop was really good, but a couple of the apps missed the mark by a bit. Oysters weren't as fresh as I'd hoped. Dessert home made ice cream was surprisingly awesome. We'd come again because the ambience is so nice and the servers are exceptionally attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Most amazing food ingredients prepared in an impeccable way, not to mention s first class service by a very knowledgeable and professional staff.
Even the chef came to the table to inquire about our experience.
Will definitely come back even though we live in Houston, Texas

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great food and great service in a delightful and quiet ambiance

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food and Service were indeed great as was the ambiance but the noise level was a distraction. We’l Go again.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Our go to Restaurant in Healdsberg, truly an amazing place with creative delicious cuisine, innovative cocktails, a most extensive wine list and exemplary service. We had a dark haired waitress that eve and wish I remembered her name, she provided attentive, friendly and truly impeccable service allowing us to focus on our reunion with friends! All around wonderful nt You cannot beat Dry Creek for perfect cuisine and sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance. Eat outside if weather permit ms, lovely patio!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A wonderful dining experience. The food and wait staff was top notch.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was excellent, service was attentive, friendly and professional. Ambience was perfect, upscale but comfortable.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was incredible! Don, our waiter was awesome! Ask for him! Make a reservation! NOW! You’ll be happy with your choice! Your wife / gf will think you are cool!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We have been to DCK many times and everytime it is a splendid experience!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere, good food and service was excellent and right on the town plaza. We sat inside, it's open and airy and very pleasant, not too noisy like many restaurants (many upscale restaurants are so noisy it's hard to have a conversation). (Also, I love the fact that our table for two didn't have a chair that faces a wall). I had Mary's Chicken Breast which was delicious. My husband had the scallops and strawberries which had interesting flavors and very good.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was a great experience all the way around! Food , Service and Ambiance was fantastic .

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was fine, but not extraordinary. The main dishes were heavy considering the summer heat.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent experience in all manners of fine dining and service.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Dry Creek Kitchen is a fabulous place to dine. The food is impeccable, the service is fantastic and the wine list amazing! definitely a place to visit when in Healdsburg!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent soft shell crab. Cocktails were delicious. Service was excellent. Expected price was high, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We visit every trip to Wine Country and as we remarked to our server, we see continual improvements... which is hard considering the excellent starting point! We were invited to visit the kitchen to express to the chef and his staff our positive regard for his efforts. Great time!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great chicken dish, the skin was light and crispy. My wife had the salmon which was also excellent! Our waitress was so friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Very good food and wine list, good outside seating.
Highly recommend !

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Really great and memorable, dinner. This is the real deal when it comes to well though-out tastes and wine pairings. The carrot soup was to die for. In Healdsburg, we ate at some other supposedly upscale, trendy restaurants, which had fancy ingredient combos that didn't mesh well. Dry Creek puts unique ingredients together in ways that work. It was the only place in town where we ate and would go back again. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Everything was fine until the end. Excellent food, nice ambiance, attractive setting al fresco, attentive service. But then, the dessert was late in coming and frankly was an overwrought concoction that would have benefited from a much simpler presentation. The bill was also late in being presented and was higher by $20 than it should have been. The bill was fixed, but such a mistake never should have happened.

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