Dry Creek Kitchen

4.6
2423 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

It's Turkey Time! This Thanksgiving, celebrate at our table with our three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe. $72 per guest, $35 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Let's welcome the new year deliciously with a luxe four-course menu from Chef Charlie Palmer. Enjoy the energy of Midtown away from the chaos of Times Square and toast to 2019.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2423 People Are Saying
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w
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We had a terrible experience with the service on our last visit. After our entree was delivered, it was as though we were on another planet. This is not the Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen we have come to know and love.

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WB
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dry Creek kitchen epitomizes a truly great restaurant. All aspects from welcoming efficient service to truly wonderful food make for a superb dining experience. We have eaten many times through the years and they remain a real favorite.

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C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dry Creek Kitchen has a small menu, only a carefully selected few items. But, everything is so well prepared that no matter what you order, you will be surprised at the pairings and quality. My wife had chicken. She loved that it was not the boring presentation that chicken frequently is. I had lamb chops. Two of the thickest, tastiest chops I’ve ever had and I eat a lot of lamb.

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g
London
512 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

A mixed bag. Really good bread, a nice wine list and well-prepared entrees offset by incredibly slow service (our entree took an hour to make it to the table) and a server who was a bit stiff and cold. We’ll chalk it up to a bad night on the service side, because the tastes and the setting were very good.

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H
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have often dined at Dry Creek Kitchen and returned to celebrate our anniversary. The menu had changed in odd ways including items like duck breast on a miso granola bar. Nori peanut butter was part of another dish. I had the duck and though I understand the desire to be creative and find a new way to pair duck with sweetness, it just didn’t work. It was too sweet and tasted like a misplaced breakfast bar. The service was also lacking this time. A waiter tried too hard to be folksy and assumed we knew nothing about food and wine (as two “older” women we get that a lot). He was being followed by a young woman waitperson. We were both rushed and ignored at various moments. It’s usually a lovely restaurant with an interesting menu. I hope they can return to earlier standards.

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CS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made our 30th anniversary celebration exceptional. Great experience!

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BD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the tasting menu. Every course was outstanding. Sommelier’s pairing recommendations were perfect. And, as a bonus, Monday’s offer 50/50 Wine pricing 50% off a choice of 50 Sonoma County wines.

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w
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately my experience was very poor especially for the reputation of this restaurant and owner. The service was terrible from the start. My dish came out cooked completely wrong. If it wasn't for Todd the very gracious manager I'm not sure I would continue to recommend this restaurant.

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WB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, very good service but a little pricey. Worth the drive to Healdsburg. Worth walking around the town square to window shop.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good, but nothing especially unique. The service was disappointing for the price point and level of restaurant this is intended to be. The time between courses was exceptionally long especially since the server never came back to offer more drinks.

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my husband's birthday dinner very much. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive and very patient.

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d
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was spectacular, except the granola bar under the duck breast. Maybe the idea could be executed with a thinner piece, as its mass was greater than the duck itself which was fantastic. The BBQ sauce on the Tbone was a bit sugary sweet, but the second time it came out as a replacement for our protein bar, it seemed to have been fixed and met beautifully with the pistachios and beets .

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i
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is fantastic! Imaginative! Well- prepared.

The service is regrettable: snobby; uncaring; almost lazy.

I cannot recommend this restaurant to my friends. The meal was not enjoyable, due to the very uneven service.

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great menu selection and the warm bread was amazing! We sat on the patio and really enjoyed both the food and service.

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HT
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious but service was subpar. We had a group of 6 and felt very rushed to order, eat, etc. We bought two bottles of wine but glasses were not refilled and dirty plates remained on the table too long.

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DC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the experience of dining in such a fine but comfortable setting. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. The service was outstanding and friendly. Look forward to another dinner when returning to this wonderful city!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute treasure in Sonoma. The most accessible and enjoyable fine dining restaurant in Sonoma. Great pricing for great food.

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e
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Over cooked my lamb chops and service was slow, negligent and patronizing

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

While the food was solid, it was not exceptional. The service was very inattentive. We had to get up to find a soup spoon. I had to ask for water three times during dinner. For a restaurant of this level, this was unacceptable.

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OT
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was quite slow, but the food was great.

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finished a great day trip to Alexander Valley and Healdsburg with dinner at Dry Creek. Staff was engaging and attentive. Table ordered Halibut, Lamb Chops and Chicken dishes. Excellent food presentation and taste even better. Chef visited table which is alway a nice touch.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dry creek kitchen was a perfect place to end our engagement celebration weekend. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. The wine director guided us for excellent pairings with oysters, duck, and beef. The food was incredible! They really know what they’re doing. The only reason I couldn’t give five stars across the board was that they forgot to bring out one of the sides until I reminded them. Otherwise a wonderful evening!

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AN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like being in a beautiful but not ostentatious country manor, with attentive staff, and an excellent somm (to help navigate an amazing wine list with extensive local selections). Great food, fine presentation and a simple menu executed perfectly. Not as expensive as one might expect for the quality of the experience. Don’t miss it when in Healdsburg.

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GF
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a lovely deco. Our server was excellent and she made sure my food was gluten free.
For appetizers, we enjoyed the Corn Soup and the Fresh Oysters ~ both of which were delicious.
For entrées we had the Halibut and the Barramundi ~ both were perfect.
The sommelier helped us pick out a half bottle of Chardonnay to have with our fish dishes. However, he failed to come back and refill our glasses nor did he bother to find out if we liked the wine.
Our desserts were an Apple Tart and the Pavlova which unfortunately had sat out too long and the meringue was chewy.
Overall we had an excellent dinner.

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BT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Great service and dinner was outstanding. Free corkage for Sonoma Wines made this a great go to, after a day of wine tasting. Keep up the good work.

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JD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had great food, great service- (Gaia-sp.?), and this was our 2nd time to dine here. The acoustics are awful though, and we could hear a loud conversation coming from right above our table that could’ve been a lecture, except that the content was not something you would want to listen in on while paying the price you pay for a nice dinner like this. No one, not our server, Gaia, or the chef, or anyone else could explain this except to say ,“ yes, we have heard this before.” It was quite annoying and should’ve been moved, but another table was not offered. The scallops were delicious and the chocolate peanut butter dessert was, as well.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every aspect of this wonderful dinner. The heirloom tomato salad was delicious. The sommelier wine recommendation to pair with the duck breast was excellent. This was one of our best dining experiences in 2018.

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DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Creative and ambitious and mostly hits the mark. The agnolotti was a table favorite; my scallops with cauliflower was pretty good but sort of an odd combination of flavors. Suggested wine pairings (local, of course) were nice. Definitely a very pleasant meal experience overall but we did get better food other places on our trip.

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They have no bathrooms and you have to go over to the hotel. Very inconvenient and not good for handicapped .

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m
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were there celebrating our 46th anniversary and were treated to a very elegant dinning experience. The staff was knowledgeable and very nice. We enjoyed our dinner and wine selections, everything was delicious. We will recommend you to all of our friends. Thanks for making the dinner so enjoyable.

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Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived on time for reservation, seated almost immediately. Service and staff and wine Somm all on point, attentive. Greeted with Schram sparkler (Yum) for our anniversary. Carried us through our very tasty cold Crab soup; very good. Asked for help from the Wine Somm, given the range of food we were having. We had the Heirloom Tomato salad, delicious, with a Texan BBQ kick (from chef Scottie) that amazingly did not flare up in the wine! Then, lamb porterhouse and my wife ordered the Shrimp Pasta starter Special. Slightly mis-led by our waiter saying it wasn't too spicy, but my wife couldn't eat it; too spicy. But they picked up quickly and replaced her Pasta dish with the Halibut that was delicious. My lamb chops, about 1.5-2 in. thick were done exactly as I like them, a juicy MedRare+. Tomato salad course paired well with Bucher Pinot Noir 2014. Per the Somm, the lamb chops and Pasta were to be paired with a 2015 Mauritson Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, however the somm & waiter quickly stepped in after it was poured and realized the pasta dish was too spicy to replace it with a domestic dry reisling for my wife's Halibut dinner, a truly great pairing. Great idea to access their Wine Somm for these wines. Finished dinner with their "famous" chocolate/peanut bar, & espresso. Charlie Palmer's places do it right. Even though the slight issue on the pasta dish, they quickly and professionally recovered.....thanks to our waiter and Scottie(the chef) who quickly got my wife's replacement (and yet delicious) halibut dinner out quickly. Thank you to the entire DCK kitchen, chefs and staff for making our anniversary meal and experience special. Only kicker: We left a little earlier than we would have liked due to the large raucous table with foul mouths located next to us. That simply and quickly broke the ambiance and overall experience. (But am still checking the romantic box if you can keep these knuckleheads out of your perimeter. Otherwise bring your earplugs.)

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food was good. Waitstaff distracted. Badly behaving high rollers got all the attention. Chef Scottie finally kicked them out. Won’t be back.

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s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dry Creek Kitchen has always met, if not exceeded, our expectations for a wonderful, warm, memorable evening filled with tantalizing menu choices that do no disappoint and most often surpass. It is our "go-to" place in Healdsburg for an evening with friends and for our special occasions when we really want to fine dine. However, you can also just stroll in and sit at the bar (or go to the Spirit Bar) and grab something casually off the menu as well. A dream for both worlds you might be in!!

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V
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DCK is a wonderful dining experience for those special occasions out. Expensive but lovely, food is very good and chef is willing to make concessions (I asked for the pan seared scallops to be cooked through and he accommodated and they were perfectly cooked).
Great staff, great ambiance.
Right in the heart of Healdsburg.

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CP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu with the wine pairing, it was a beautiful meal and experience !

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A
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was awful
Wine poured sporadically
Food served Luke warm
Waited an hour then the bread showed up
Beautiful presentation on the plate but would have preferred it be less pretty and served hot

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! We always make it a point to have our last dinner in Healdsburg there.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at DCK tonight. Everything was amazing!

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B
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. It was a special occasion and Dry Creek Kitchen was the correct choice.

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BM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined here 3-4 times over the past few years. Always a delightful setting, wonderful food and drink. Highly recommended and will return each time we’re in town.

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