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About Dry Creek Kitchen

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.

317 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Matheson Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 431-0330

Website:
http://drycreekkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy live Jazz and piano performances in Hotel Healdsburg's Fire Side Lounge, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm - 11pm.

Catering:
Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Parking Details:
Limited street parking is available. Complimentary self parking is available one block east on the corner of Vine and Matheson Streets.

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Spend a romantic evening with your special someone in Dry Creek Kitchen. Executive Chef Scott Romano's prix fixe menu highlights the best of local Sonoma County ingredients. Whole lobster available for pre-order. $105 pp | $75 wine pairings

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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.

Dry Creek Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (22)
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Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food & ambience! Sadly, our waitress never checked on us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

EXCELLENT SERVICE. FIRST COURSE BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD VERY GOOD. SECOND COURSE PORK LOIN OVER COOKED. DESSERT QUITE TASTY.

WIFE HAD ARCTIC CHAR AND SAID IT WAS GOOD BUT NOT EXCEPTIONAL. SHE DID NOT LIKE THE PRESENTATION (SKIN SIDE UP).

THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME DINING AT THE DRY CREEK KITCHEN. FIRST TIME WAS OUTSTANDING. SECOND TIME GOOD.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Remarkably good food, excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The soup special was great. Lamb chops were perfect with Zinfandel. Nice burger and fries for my child!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great dinner. Food was done well (especially the focaccia bread!!) and a fantastic wine menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food and service was truly fantastic and it was an incredibly memorable experience. It was a relatively slow Monday night. The only issue or concern was the jazz duo played too loudly. We were not seated near them, yet they were so loud it sometimes was difficult to have a conversation. It was like the musicians were trying to be the star of the show, but the food was the true star!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I visited Dry Creek Kitchen for our anniversary and it was such a fantastic choice. The restaurant itself reminded us of high end places we have visited in NY. Service was outstanding and we were seated next to a live jazz duo that added ambiance without overpowering our conversation.

I highly recommend the peanut butter bars for dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully plated. And I was touched that one of the waiters provided his personal readers for me to read the menu! However, the table we were seated at - although I had specified this was a special first date - was so darkly lit that I couldn't see the gentleman's face across from me. Even so, it was lovely and a great choice (restaurant and date! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Loved the incredibly fresh butter leaf lettuce salad, truffle gratin appetizer and the blue cheese crusted filet mignon was cooked medium rare to perfection.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

casual elegance with great food and service; imaginative presentations that are as good as they look;

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We spent a week in the Napa area and had dinner out each night. Many great restaurants, but DCK was the best by far. Everything we tried was great. From the octopus and scallops to the filet, all were some of the best food we had the entire week.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We found the place too fussy and trying too hard; service was too fast-like they were trying to move the table. Food was fine but salad design was way off. Comes off as overly serviced and "packaged". Relying too much on Charlie's name.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was really great, but service was borderline insulting. We arrived on time for an 8pm reservation, and although multiple tables were open, we’re forced to wait for 20 minutes before being seated - without any apology from the staff. Took another 15 minutes before we received our menus, and 10 more before we could provide our drink order.

No offer of any apology or compensation (ie, drink) from anyone from staff. Although the food was generally very tasty and well executed, I would NEVER recommend the restaurant due to inattentive and insulting service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

-Good locally sourced food
-Attentive staff
-Seating by the front door drafty with a space heater next to tables
-Plates not heated and food temperature served less than ideal
-No corkage fee for up to 2 Sonoma grown bottles of wine

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was excellent, service was impeccable. My wife and I enjoyed the whole experience. Highly recommend the filet and the butternut squash soup was divine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

MOST Disappointing

How does one of what is supposed to be Healdsburg's best restaurants bring to the table an organic chicken breast so overdone that I cannot cut it with a sharp knife? (I checked, the knife was indeed nice and sharp. I could have easily cut my finger with it.)

I asked if the chef was in the kitchen. Answer: yes. Shame on him and his staff. Someone had to cut the thing into three pieces to plate it...

In addition to the main course fiasco, my date had ordered the smoked trout appetizer but was served the ahi. As he said, "Dead fish." (Unlike me, he offered no complaint and ate half of the mis-delivered tuna.)

The service was also questionable at best. We ordered wine (great wine, a J Pinot Noir). The sommelier presented it, but neither he nor any other server ever poured us another drop. I also observed glasses at a neighboring table go empty for minutes at a time.

No one came during the meal to check on us, although my meal was scattered in hunks across the plate as I searched in vain for an edible bite.

To their credit, the chicken dish was removed from our bill. And the foie grass which was my appetizer was fantastic. BUT, half right is all wrong when it comes to fine dining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overhyped...good but not phenomenal. Char was good all the rest ok.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Another extremely high quality dinning experience. Michelin needs to get in there and recognize the excellence. It's a ways from Vallejo, but we will always return for such fine service, wine, and menus.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent dinner with my wife. We had flown in from Virginia and my wonderful sister-in-law had made us a reservation and given us a gift certificate. The food was quite good and the wine list amazing.

Definitely a place for a special occasion, but not priced to high, and it's also just a great place for an evening out.

Enjoy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had the nicest meal and the best time. The service was excellent and well paced and the meal from start to finish superb. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We average 2 brief visits to Healdsburg per year. Although we live nearby in Santa Rosa, going to Healdsburg really feels like a getaway, a mini-vacation. The combination of dining at Dry Creek Kitchen and staying in Hotel Healdsburg is very enjoyable. The restaurant is open and nicely appointed. It is conducive to conversation. The staff is very professional. Service is outstanding. The food is very good and showing improvement. Everything considered, Dry Creek Kitchen is hard to beat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love DCK and its the one restaurant we come back to year after year. We love the service staff, the wonderful wine list, the lack of corkage for Sonoma wines, their support of the community (fires) and the properly sized portions with a huge variety of flavors in each dish. You are our Michelin star

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We both had the soup which was very good. My wife had chicken which had too much sauce and my pork loin was very dry.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

AWESOME! Everything was fantastic! The chef is a genius!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service and attention to detail. Very generous portions, all well prepared, with meticulous arrangement of accompaniments.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Chef was friendly and made service happen quickly for us. Very fun! Food was incredible, very well priced for quality and presentation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. Wonderful in every respect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great staff, great food, small portions 😊

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Kicking off a wine tasting weekend!!
This is an amazing place
Perfect
Fantastic

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!
The food is out of this world and the service impeccable.
The neighborhood is very much appreciated, as well as the no fee corkage for Sonoma wines!
A gem!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

There is no bathroom in the building!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday for friends wife.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. The presentation of the food is unbelievable and then you put the food in your mouth & it is so delicious! Excellent ambience as well. Wine selections were amazing & our server was excellent. I rarely have dessert but just could not pass it up! Delicious desserts as well. If you are anywhere near Healdsburg you must try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was over the top epic. Service was perfect. Best place to eat in the area

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Poor at best

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great dinner across the board. A definite must.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Dry Creek Kitchen is a must do in Healdsburg. We always do the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing and it's consistently a great experience. you can't find a more friendly and savvy staff. They are fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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