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The Matheson, Healdsburg, CA

The Matheson

4.7
4.7
569 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Regional flavors and alluring depth are in every dish. Chef Valette plans in micro-seasons: working with farmers before seeds are planted and always celebrating peak ripeness. Our wine bar reflects a range of allocated and accessible wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 723-1106

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dustin Valette

  • Private party facilities

    We have five unique and beautiful spaces at The Matheson to host your event. From thoughtful service, to the stunning spaces, to the bespoke menu and wine list, our team will meet the moment. To inquire, please share your information on the form below.

  • Neighborhood

    Healdsburg

  • Cross street

    Healdsburg Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 569 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Hot spot

  • Wine Country

    Great for fine wines

  • Wine Country

    Good for special occasions

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  1. DustinBoswell

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal, this time with a group of friends at what may be the best-designed corner table in the world. Fantastic cuisine, beautifully executed and presented, and a super-thoughtful wine staff. Love it.
  2. LiliFolev

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service! Food was outstanding 👌
  3. AnnL

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellen was a fabulous server and our entire meal was creative, well presented and absolutely delicious!
  4. Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the 6 course tasting menu. Everything was prepared elegantly and tasted fabulous. Service was great Alana took very good care of us and our requests.
  5. Outandabout

    San Francisco

    429 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    429 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this restaurant. Great innovative cocktails and bartenders who take the time to help you pick one that you’ll like. Wonderful food. The menu is small, but fantastic. The soup is amazing as are the carrots. The black cod and the trout are excellent seafood choices. Wonderful staff!
  6. ValB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Just WOW! Jim was our server and did an exceptional job recommending dishes and wine pairings! His attention to detail made our experience so special! Overall the matheson team made our experience perfect! They wrote my husband a hand written birthday card! So thoughtful!
  7. JeffreyS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Matheson is a new favorite and worth the trip to Sonoma on its own. Nice change of pace for wine country fine cuisine settings: Michelin quality restaurant but lively enough and with bar/wine wall/rooftop alternatives to feel casual if you want.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was everything you would want on a special occasion. The food was stellar. We enjoyed the yellowtail cerviche, the celeriac and chestnut soup, the milk rolls. To finish we had the best entree ever in taste and presentation. The steelhead trout with pork belly and smoked clam broth. The service is above and beyond
  9. GregL

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fantastic. Started off with some bread. What made this so great was the salted butter. We had the Black Cod and Short Rib. Both were excellent. Service was spot on. Folks were constantly making sure we were taken care of. Probably one of the best meals I've had in Napa since I've been here.
  10. Janscience

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with excellent service. We had the steelhead trout and the Wagyu steak. Both were very well done and the accompanying sides were excellent as well.
  11. TonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fun atmosphere. Would recommend!
  12. sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food! Super cool space. Quite pricey but so is everything in healdsburg. Worth the visit!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful 6 course meal with pairing. Service is spectacular, food was delicious
  14. NicolasW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service highly recommend this place
  15. Cardguy

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special occasion spot. Great service and excellent presentation of all items!
  16. BudW

    San Diego

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Well regarded restaurant that lived up to its reputation. We both had the duck which was among the best ever!
  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in all respects
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service. We sat at the chefs counter and enjoyed being able to see the chefs prepare the food. Great meal all around.
  19. PhillipH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very attentive staff made for a wonderful evening at The Matheson! The wine selection was awesome especially with the “wine wall” where you could get 1 oz taste of any of their 80ish amazing wines. The ceviche was out of this world! all dishes were beautiful to look at, tasted amazing, and were reasonable portions for this type of restaurant. Also indicated that we were celebrating our anniversary and they treated us with such a personal caring touch, including a card personalized by many of the staff Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
  20. Kristen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wine wall is always a fun start to dinner. The food and service were outstanding. It would be nice if there were a pescatarian option on the 3 course local’s special menu. Paying $58 for steak vs. soup with trumpet mushrooms doesn’t make sense to me.
  21. BarbaraD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Tried the locals menu. Terrible. Soup served cold. Steak needed a power saw to cut and the chocolate pot de crème ruined by topping with too many additional ingredients that ruined this elegant simple dessert . The service was really quite good and they tried. The real stunner was $80 for a glass of Stonestreet Chardonnay.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Seating for two seems a little crowed even the servers seemed to have trouble setting things down. Initially service was a little slow took us a while to even get asked for drinks and then again to have them be served. Once the food started coming Ivette was very attentive on filling up the water and checking in on us the rest of the time. Beautiful place with great food. Very similar to Valette.
  23. charlesn

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and outstanding service, and great ambience. will certainly make a return visit next time we're in the area
  24. MichaelW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food once again. And excellent service.
  25. GilbertM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here and the experience was amazing! We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! The staff were very friendly, helpful and very attentive. We highly recommend them!
  26. Donna

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We went for the restaurant week special. The menu had changed significantly since I made the reservation, which had sounded great. I had the burrata salad, which was ok but rather tasteless (not what had been described in the online menu) but my husband's soup was delicious. We both ordered the beef bavette, which was very tough. The desserts were ok but nothing to rave about. Overall it was a pretty average dinner.
  27. auntiegirl

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely stellar experience! From the friendliness of the hostess and the bartender, while we waited for dinner service to begin. To the knowledge and helpfulness of the waiter and food service staff. The food was outstanding with every flavor absolutely spot on, and enjoyable. Not an inexpensive meal, but certainly worth it!
  28. CherieH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, beautifully plated and fabulous service.
  29. Special

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and serving size was large for a tasting menu. It was a cold night and ever time the door opened we got a cold blast of air. That needs to be fixed for the winter months or blankets provided.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sweet! Handed us with card that the staff signed because we were celebrating our Anniversary. First time dining there but it certainly won’t be our last.
  31. MarianaB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for the first time for Sonoma Restaurant Week and it was a great experience all around. This is now my one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Can't wait to continue coming back, especially for the new locals menu option.
  32. KatieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and perfect wine pairing with our meal.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality; interesting flavors that meld together yet remain distinct. The staff are knowledgeable and warm. Ambience is lively. Top it off with amazing wine selections and dessert.
  34. KateyO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally worth every penny! Need to come back to experience upstairs!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we felt taken care of. Since I’m a vegetarian I wasn’t able to do the tasting menu. However that didn’t stop me one bit. I was able to order multiple items that fit my dietary restrictions. I highly recommend making reservations as well as going on the earlier side. The people watching was optimal. We can’t wait to go back and try it again!
  36. lindah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the Best Hburg dinners ever! We live in Healdsburg and frequent most of the restaurants in town. Six of us sat in the window booth which is charming! I ordered the three course special and it was outstanding! The celeriac/chestnut soup was so tasty and velvety smooth. Beef pave was tender & delicious. The chocolate pot de creme’ might b my new very favorite dessert!👍👍
  37. HelenR

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck was fabulous and the wine steward was very attentive. Vibrant ambience!
  38. DavidS

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively energy level, sophisticated design and very good, well thought out and executed upscale dining. The seared duck breast and yellow tail ceviche are standouts and don’t miss the butterscotch pudding for an unforgettable dessert. Wine list and wine service are amazing. Check out their “Wine Wall” with 80 or so wines available by the splash, the half pour or the full glass.
  39. Gerri

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Valentine meal. Every dish was flavorful
  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner and excellent service. Valentines dinner was prix fixe and each course was done to perfection and superb!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Matheson is rated 4.7 stars by 569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Matheson

106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Healdsburg Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Healdsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dustin Valette

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 723-1106

  • Private party facilities

    We have five unique and beautiful spaces at The Matheson to host your event. From thoughtful service, to the stunning spaces, to the bespoke menu and wine list, our team will meet the moment. To inquire, please share your information on the form below.

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