Valette

4.9
2333 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Support Valette during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2333 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As a Michelin-quoted restaurant, I expected better food. Dish was very salty, very few vegetarian options, and OK service. We had a good time, but did not live to expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They spaced the courses out, they split the apps for us and they gave us a card for our 7year wedding anniversary.

The person who I can assume is the owner was just as attentive to guests as his servers were and even came by to chat to us and our border collie.

10/10 and will definitely be back! I suggest they try to keep their outdoor seating ambiance was so much better than indoors!

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RogerS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, innovative food and people

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ErinB
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (make sure to get the scallops!), great cocktails, and great service

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vipHotelwiz
Orange County
113 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous experience at Valette! Great menu - we started with the burrata salad and the tuna poke - and service was prompt, friendly, and well-informed about the entire menu.
Main courses of black cod and halibut were perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Food, great atmosphere!! The food was superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef’s tasting menu was great. Each dish was beautifully crafted and delicious.

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vikingwayne
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Tomahawk steak was the best ever. We are so lucky to live near world class dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I do understand that is a difficult time for restaurants with the limited and often inexperienced staff. Our experience was so disappointing and our service was very spotty. Two of our entrees were not as described. When the waitstaff ultimately came to ask about our entrees we told her that the octopus was missing from two of the dishes. She said she would talk with the chef and came back and told us that the chef said that it was prepared as described. We said that we would not miss octopus in the dish. We were eventually brought the octopus to add to what little was left of our entrees. The other two entrees of halibut and duck were undercooked, but with no one coming to the table, it is rather difficult to share the issues. Bread plate and butter knife at each setting remained empty throughout our appetizer course and we did not receive any until we asked about whether we could expect to some. This was not a meal that deserved the price that was charged.

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DebbiD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette is one of the best restaurants in Healdsburg. We go every time we visit the area and the quality of service and food remains consistent. I can't wait to see what they are going to do with their new restaurant opening later this summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best halibut ever and our server was exceptional!

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RichardM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duck was outrageously delicious. Service was excellent. Would eat there again.

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vipsbsjs
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was fabulous! Some of our favorites were dishes we wouldn’t have necessarily chosen ourselves. Service was perfect. The whole experience made for a lovely birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we celebrate another Birthday Valette is spot
for great meal and many choices fantastic wines
With great friends and who could forget Bob we love ya !

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vipRebeccaO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience and service was amazing. Food was delicious but a bit on the salty side.

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Spiderfrommars
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant in Healdsburg. Service is excellent without being intrusive. Food is inventive and delicious without any pretentiousness.

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DavidG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff, well paced dinner.

Great old stone building with creative menu

We will return when we visit Healdsburg

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vipAndyP
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was absolutely amazing!

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JeffB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here to celebrate anniversary. Stunning food with exceptional service. A truly special restaurant.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, John, was attentive and charming. The food was all amazing and the cocktails had the perfect balance of strength and good taste

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We went with the "trust me tasting". This was an excellent choice. We did 5 courses and we both got different dishes at each course. We were able to try so many dishes. The dishes were delicious. The portion sizes were perfect and the flavors were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always FANTASTIC! Service, food, ambiance, FOOD! My favorite restaurant in Healdsburg. Just keeps getting better and better. Great menu options and Impressive wine list. Staff is friendly and professional.

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vipDesigner11
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly lovely and oh so delicious. This is fine dining and we loved it. The ambiance, the staff & the food was over the top. This was an early Birthday celebration for me and it felt very special. Thank you Joey out waiter..you were great. Awesome that Chef Dustin came out to meet & greet us. See you soon!!!

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CynthiaP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was superb. Would definitely recommend this place.

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vipgeoffieg
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time at Valette. Service was excellent with an engaging and entertaining server. Every dish that the three of us had was delicious and excellent. Great to see that top notch restaurants are able to continue to be top notch after surviving the pandemic.

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napkin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience! We were greeted with a beautiful card for our anniversary. We had the tasting menu - 5 courses were perfect! The staff was amazing! Everything was just so well thought out, we left thinking it was hands down the best meal of our lives. Thank you Valette team for making our 20th anniversary a special occasion.

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YenP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette is absolutely our family favorite restaurant in Northern CA. Highly recommended.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here after wanting to try it for a few years. It was more casual than I imagined it would be which was really refreshing and not pretentious at all. The service was the best from the waiter and the bus"lady". They were so nice! Had appetizers, entrees and a dessert that we let the waiter pick for us. Will join them again.

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vipDiningDevotee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the experience at Valette was perfect. Isaac took great care of us, and the entire team was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Each course of our delicious dinner was delightful, and I’ve never had the pleasure of being treated so thoughtfully when it comes to my food restrictions. It was clear that the whole team had taken time in advance to discuss each possibility on the menu so that they could offer me options - it took the pressure off me completely and, as a result, I felt huge relief and enjoyed my meal more than any other at a restaurant in recent memory. My main dish - the Crispy Skin Local Black Cod - was expertly prepared and the dish was beautifully composed in terms of the flavor balance, and the same was true of everything my friend and I were served. This was absolutely one of the all-time best restaurant experiences of my life! I can’t wait to return.

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KimberlyB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!!

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vipCalGourmand
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining. All meat and seafood dishes great. Had tasting menu. Beef tartare a little too skimpy to really enjoy. Scallops and pork belly dishes sublime.

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vipminmmk
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience.
The food was ahhhmazing. Service was stellar.
A definite must go to in healdsburg!

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vipRichardO
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my all time favorite restaurant and I've dined at a lot of Michelin Star restaurants. Have to try the tasting menu! Great food and service!

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JordanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The birthday card when we came in was an amazing treat and genuinely (though pre-written and signed) was a “wow” and eye opener to the level of customer service and care that goes into welcoming guests like friends.

The spacing in the restaurant (Covid protocol) and acoustics really provided a white noise where conversations and music were canceled out and I could hear my partner at our table.

Service was outstanding, always people moving and without hovering or preying on your empty plate. Felt like eating at home and just savoring, with unlimited time, the flavors of the dish.

Amazing veggie dish with the chick peas fritter, beautifully moist and crisped to perfection. The birthday girl loves that one!

Thanks for providing what I consider the best restaurant around. It’s always a treat to dine at Valette and we will be back sooner than later again!

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vipLynn
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday but excellent for any excuse!€

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vipSusanB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Dustin’s father was an added treat to talk with us.

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JenniferG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an absolutely delicious meal with impeccable service and an overall phenomenal evening. If anyone has a bad experience here, please tell me. I would love to go with you to see how that is even possible.

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vipmarkj
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well for starters it took us booking a reservation 5 weeks in advance to get in. There seemed to be available tables during the time we were there.
The food is in a class by it self. For a run down we started with the Sonoma Salad, such freshness and subtle flavors, amazing. We both had fish, I had the crispy cod, cooked beautifully so many flavors. My wife had the Halibut which she was much impressed with, we also shared a side of vegetables, baby turnips and carrots, crispy and fresh.
The desert we ordered was Chocolate Block and Panna Cotta, both just so tasty and beautifully prepared.
First I must say when I take my wife out to eat I get nervous as she is a fantastic cook and I want it to be a meal that she won't say that she could have made this better at home. So to hear her say this was a fantastic meal is giving high praise .
Also the staff was most friendly and service fantastic.
Definitely coming back

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vipKateA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! The chef's tasting menu and accompanying wine pairings were incredibly creative and delicious. Food preferences and allergies were graciously accommodated with terrific substitutions. Dustin Valette is one of the most stupendous and inventive chefs around. Food is of the highest quality and gorgeously presented without being at all pretentious or stuffy.

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RichardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must! One of the best meals we’ve ever had.

FAQs

Valette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 473-0946.

Valette is rated 4.9 stars by 2333 OpenTable diners.

Valette does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.valettehealdsburg.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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