Valette

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Contemporary American
Contemporary American: Portraying what Sonoma County has to offer with refined elegance and simplicity.


We will showcase what the region has to offer by focusing on the amazing network of farmers and artisan producers in the area. The relationships we have formed with our purveyors have given us the opportunity to work with what is available while providing the flexibility of changing our menu weekly.


We are determined to provide warm and personable service by dedicated professionals who love what they do. Every guest will feel as if we were inviting them into our own homes.


The wine program is inspired by the incredible history and diversity of the region that surrounds us. Here you can explore classic varieties made by the pioneers whose dedication has made Northern California one of the most exciting wine growing regions in the world.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hawaiians love valette. we had to go there three times. they were threatening to eat food off the floor. they would like valette to move next to their house but then they would be fat.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. Several of the employees remembered us from our last visit and came over to say hello. Our server Will was knowledgeable, professional and had a great sense of humor. We did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic as always. I appreciate that they can do this completely pescetarian. I've never tasted anything other than high quality, fresh, inventive food coming from this kitchen. Perfection. Highly recommend.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Fantastic Service. I will definitely be back. Best food I have had in a long time.

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WB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go-to if you are in Sonoma / Healdsburg. Farm-to-table excellence! Brilliant flavors in all of our dishes. Must start with the scallop appetizer (and add extra scallops - they'll do it for you): it is served in the most creative and delicious way. All entrees were fantastic (the duck was out of this world), and they even gave us a complimentary small cake for my wife's birthday after we grudgingly passed on dessert. Top marks and can't wait to go back!

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DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the charts. Best dinner we had in our Napa Sonoma trip. Bay Scallop appetizer is pretty much the best appetizer ever. Both fish entrees, and everything else, was excellent. Ate at bar and had fun conversations with the staff. (Bar height is a smidgen high, even with the cushions offered, but after 5 minutes we forgot about it). Wish there was a Valette in Venice, Ca, (my home)

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Open text boxes reduce the likelihood of me completing this questionnaire

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was spot on and food was exceptional. Definitely a must visit when in Healdsburg.

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RM
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our birthday celebration went off without a hitch. A very large party definitely kept the service staff well occupied so that we did not get the customary service we've come to expect, but that is what circumstances dictated. The food, as expected, exceeded expectations. Like Douglas MacArthur, we shall return.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgettable experience. The scallop in puff pastry dish from presentation to flavor was the highlight, but everything from the casual elegance to the team service was on point

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great wait staff and outstanding kitchen.

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JN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw this restaurant on Check Please Bay Area on KQED.
We made res.and I requested a nice table and we got the best in the restaurant!!!
The service was exemplary they did everything to make our experience excellent!
The salad, pasta and the Waygu steak we all delicious. This is a MUST GO!!!
We will be back!

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R
London
56 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted something special for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and Valette totally delivered. What an amazing experience. Having eaten all over the world, to include some Michelin started restaurants, we rate our experience at Valette among our top 10. We did the 5 plate tasting menu along with wine pairings. Every dish was notable, seriously. Especially over the top was the scallop appetizer and the duck entree. All of the pairings were notable. This is the best restaurant we visited in the area. The value, quality, and creativity certainly top the Farmhouse. Do yourself a favor and go!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We chose the fixed menu
Excellent service

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were party of 8 and celebrated our friends's anniversary. They accommodated our request on how we want to be seated and before we came to restaurant they called to confirm that all is setup for us. The food is something to remember for a long time. I mean not only presentation but also the taste. It was so good. We ordered many dishes and every single one was very delicious. Our friends got a very nice card from the owners and desert for couple was on the house. On top of it, owner was present in the restaurant and was walking around. He also allowed to take pictures with him and shared lots of interesting stories. I highly recommend the Valette and make sure to make reservation ahead of time (we did a week in advance). The restaurant was packed when we were there.

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Personal service; great food and good wine list. A real treasure!

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was rude to my friend. Food took way too long - even for slow food - and waiter totally ignored the issue, walking passed us singing as if nothing was wrong.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service!

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I would give it another try. I read the write up about the brothers journey and I really wanted to
give the restaurant the best review but cannot.
I had the pasta special and it was dry.
My husband ordered the lamb and it was cooked medium well done and he ordered it rare.
The restaurant was so loud. There was a table of six at the front who thought the only way to
speak at one another was by shouting.
Unfortunately, we were happy to leave at the end of our meal.
If we come back to Sonoma will try the restaurant again and hopefully it will be a better experience.

Regards,
Kim Carmichael

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AL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you so much for another fabulous anniversary celebration! We really appreciate the excellent service and remembering our anniversary ❤️

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Went there for dinner and returned the next evening! Excelent combination of different flavors and textures...a restaurant you don,t want to miss!

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vallette is an amazing restaurant and I would recommend it highly to anyone. Our meal was amazing: burrata salad, scallops, charcuterie, fresh fish and amazing desserts. Five star rating!!

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O
San Francisco
333 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vibe, great service and the food is fantastic! The warm asparagus salad with a duck egg was superb. The poke was also wonderful, as was the ginger carrot soup. Valette never disappoints!

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with a fun vibe and inventive food. Dustin and team do an exquisite job!

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful tasting menu, great wine list and excellent service! The restaurant is a little dark due to the fact they covered the windows. It would have been nice to have more natural light.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got engaged!

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ES
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have ever been to (and we frequently eat at Michelin rated restaurants). Delicious food, perfect service. Highly recommended.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a wonderful dinner. Started off with the charcuterie funny, knowledgeable, attentive and went the extra mile for us knowing we were celebrating our 15th anniversary. We’ve eaten at several Michelin restaurants that Valette puts to shame. Highly recommend if you’re in the area!

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BZ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, creative, fresh and excellent wine by the glass list! Highly recommend Valette!

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Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations in every way. Dustin’s dishes are simply outstanding & the hospitality team is world class. Do their “trust me” menu...trust me, you’ll love it.

Thank you, Team Valette, for an exceptional evening. 👏🏽

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L
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose the 5 course tasting options. Neither of us was served the same dish, so we got to share in 10 different tastings. The plating is as beautiful as the food is delicious.

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MG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James, our waiter was excellent, matching the quality of the food. I highly recommend Valette.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Valette continues to be exceptional. The flavors and imaginative use of local ingredients make this an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Highly recommended.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great server who made the birthday celebration fun. And the great food didn't hurt either! Did the Chef's Choice tasting menu. Highly recommend.

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BJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived way early for our reservation and although they were very busy they accommodated us with no problems and we were treated extremely well. Service and food were awesome! Thank you again for everything!

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MC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food choices and the presentation was superb. Wine pairing was very good. Desserts were addictive. Definitely a -must visit- while in Healdsburg.

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LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good food with nice presentation. Would recommend it.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Perfect balance of ingredients. Service was excellent. Thank you for such a wonderful meal!

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a
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Valette, and I will say up front that it exceeded our already high expectations. We have eaten at outstanding restaurants the world over, and this is one of them. To begin with, I had requested a table in a relatively quiet area as I have hearing problems in a noisy environment. We were led on arrival to a large booth that fulfilled this need admirably. The attentive staff was there promptly to bring water and menus, and our waiter could not have been friendlier or better informed, both on the menu items and on the cocktail and wine list.

For my starter I had seared scallops in a puff pastry with a leek and fennel champaign sauce that was one of tastiest dishes I've ever had. I was truly an awesome creation. I congratulate the chef on a home run. My wife was also quite pleased with her salad. The hot bread right out of the oven could not have been tastier.

For my main I went with the parmesan crusted halibut served beautifully over a bed of lentils, leeks, peas, etc. that was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. My wife's Wagu beef steak was done to perfection as well, as were its accompaniments.

My only criticism of Valette is that the main course was served to quickly, just moments after we finished our first courses. Would have liked a little time to digest and relax.

Would I recommend Valette? Is the Pope Catholic? Can't wait to return to this awesome gem of a restaurant just off the main square in Healdsburg. By the way, though not inexpensive, it was worth every penny. We live in the heart of Silicon Valley where one can easily spend $1,000 on dinner for two at a number of restaurants. Valette's prices were a bargain for the quality, and our bill including cocktails, wine and tip was in the $200 range.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu selections

Skip the desserts

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurant and dining experiences I have ever had. I have been to numerous 3 Michelin star restaurants in Paris, Barcelona, Hong Kong and London, and I can say unequivocally that Valette meets or exceeds many of these.

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