Dry Creek Kitchen

4.5
2702 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Chris
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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vipMemo
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and exceptional service, the food was quite good and we enjoyed the evening.

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JorgeL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Used to be an exceptional restaurant but looks that it just became an standard fine expensive restaurant. Below average food!

Dry Creek Kitchen
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Thank You for dining at Dry Creek Kitchen and especially your feedback from your experience. We are sorry we fell short of your expectations on cuisine. Please contact me at the restaurant, I would like to personally talk with you and make arrangements to have you in soon as our guest. Sincerely Dan Prentice General Manager Dry Creek Kitchen 707-431-0330

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Kitchen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner, great food, good help and nice atmosphere.

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vipChachi
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An altogether fine experience. We ate in a very spacious outdoor patio well away from the street. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the wine selections were extensive. Definitely a place to go back to.

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viplivetoeat
San Francisco
182 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return year after year to this outstanding restaurant! The waitstaff is nothing short of perfect. A combination of attentive yet unobtrusive. The menu! Whether it be fish, perfectly cooked-- or meat or poultry or vegetarian cuisine-- the entrees, appetizers, side dishes and desserts never fail to impress. The restaurant is quiet and peaceful- a perfect accompaniment to a special meal where conversation can be enjoyed. It is our favorite place in all of Healdsburg.

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JanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Love this place. Service was excellent and the our bus boy Adian was fantastic!

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TriciaJ
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner met all expectations, complimentary champagne was lovely. Service and attentiveness was outstanding. Would hubby recommend. Namasté

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vipRichW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They’ve done a great job with outdoor seating and spacing during the pandemic. Romantic ambiance.

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vipGlennSmick
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. My wife and i shared a few things and they were so accommodating in splitting up the dishes. Our waiter Matt was absolutely phenomenal.

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firebug
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals and the service was very good as well

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Erica
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Can't wait to go back.

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JasonC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Disappointing meal. My wife and I ate here and were unimpressed. I got the chef’s special pork chop... it was cooked really well, but had no flavor. My wife ordered a pasta saffron dish. It was just not very good. We wanted to like it, but it wasn’t good. Even the spinach salad had an awkward clumpy dressing. This place was not for us.

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LianeF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salads are enormous...and could easily be shared by two. Entrees are beautiful! Leave room for dessert!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Dry Creek Kitchen during our stay at Hotel Healdsburg. We sat outside and they provided heaters which made it very comfortable. The server was over the top friendly and efficient. I wanted to adopt her. The complimentary bread was delicious, the risotto was excellent and so was the halibut. Unfortunately we were too full to order desert but the choices were tempting. They added a special touch by providing little paper bags for our masks. What a classy place!

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Frenchy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited menu. Quality choices. Great service staff.

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vipHappyfoodie
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Dry Creek Kitchen has slipped, seriously, in terms of a quality menu and preparation. The food was lackluster at best; the lobster chitarra was inedible, the halibut and polenta was bland and tasteless. Maybe the restaurant can reclaim its former reputation but it will take time and talent.

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vipMelissa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were very disappointed with the service and the food. Service was lacking as it took quite a bit to even ask for our cocktail order. When the food finally arrived my $60 ribeye was so thin, I was shocked. While my steak was lukewarm, my potatoes were so hot they burned my tongue. My husbands halibut was overcooked and the presentation for both dishes was just awful. When we got our bill, they had charged us twice for our entree's and appetizers.

For a first time visit, that we were so excited about, it was just so sad. We won't be back. It's just too pricey of a restaurant to take the chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was great for most of our Gregorio and good for the rest. Wine recommendation was spot on.

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vipLocal
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Chicken cooked two ways was dry, especially the chicken leg confit, the salad was good and very generous portions. The waitress was lovely and very efficient

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vipnick
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Sonoma wine country. Indoor dining felt safe and properly distanced. No issue splitting plates.

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Lisa
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot for us locals, and visitors alike.

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krimsy1
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh baked focaccia was incredible!! It was perfect!! Everything else we ordered was just as amazing! We had Ahi tartare for an appetizer and the lobster pasta and chicken two ways. The flavors were vibrant and everything was so fresh. Highly recommend!!

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Pistola
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service and great food. Can’t wait to go back again.

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BillL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole DCK team was amazing. Our server was very attentive and checked in often to make sure we had everything we needed. The wines were very good and paired well with each course. The food from Chef Michael and his team was amazing! We had the lobster pasta, the halibut, the Smash Burger and all were excellent. The Little Gem salad, Ahi Tartar, Mussels,and focaccia were excellent as well. The deserts topped off a fabulous meal! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipJebrde
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance food was well prepared with timely service we sat inside and enjoyed a quiet dinner will definitely be coming back

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vipBrooke
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with lovely setting and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Also, the service was wonderful!!

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CarlaS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

For the price we paid for the meal and the wine, we were disappointed. The Prime rib was over cooked, and the chicken leg meal was not worth the price. The first course and bread was delicious but the main course and dessert were not what we expected.

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Syrah
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new back patio is a great venue. Looking forward to another meal!

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vipWinegirltours
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took advantage of the Easter Brunch menu to check Dry Creek Kitchen off my bucket list. It did not disappoint! I will definitely return. I had a table beautifully set with flowers on the patio facing the Healdsburg Plaza, well distanced from other diners. My waiter, Walker, was attentive and knew the wines (a great list!) as well as the food. The food was fabulous and plentiful (I couldn't finish dessert on the 3 course prix fix menu). Overall the experience met the gold standard I had hoped for at Charlie Palmer's kitchen, top shelf Wine Country food and wine.

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Lorifoodforthought
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Dry Creek Kitchen several times for dinner which is always exceptional. This time we went for Easter brunch. Just like at dinner everything was fantastic. Fresh, seasonal food prepared impeccably. Wonderful wait staff (Thank you Scott and Dante) and great cocktails. They have a very good wine list with selections for all budgets.

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Mike
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and nice setting. Live music not our thing but being able to bring a bottle of local wine for no corkage is a huge win.

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viplindaclo
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious halibut and salad; patio in front sort of noisy; heaters comfortable; attentive but not overwhelming service; high wine prices.

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laura
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Walker, was fabulous. The food was delicious.

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ChristineK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! The staff was super attentive and I loved the "stash your mask" bags on the table. Our first indoor dining experience in a long time and it felt super safe and welcoming.

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vipMRSJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was over cooked included complimentary Bundt cakes. Drinks too long to show up unfortunately but were good. Appetizers were great - recommend ahi tuna tartar, spinach salad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the level we'd expected. It was a busy Friday night, food took an hour and was not hot when it arrived (noticed other tables were waiting a long time too), service was spotty overall (no silverware, napkins until we asked). Outdoor setup was nice but weird music was distracting.

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OtisG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, great experience. Wonderful way to end a day of wine tasting.

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smitty
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice experience - even though it was a bit chilly the heaters were pretty effective. Food was good, but we thought a bit overpriced. We had the halibut which was excellent although not a very large portion, but did not care for all the turnips. Pork chop was great as was the little gem salad.

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Dry Creek Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 2702 OpenTable diners.

Dry Creek Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.hotelhealdsburg.com/.

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.

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