Valette

4.8
1718 reviews
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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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Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Get the scallops.

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

That dinner was totally awesome. Had the "Trust Me" tasting menu with wine pairing. Both food and wine were incredible. James was our server and he was great. The entire staff was first rate. Overall, the best dining experience I have ever had!

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu. It was delicious and way too much food. That didn’t stop us from eating it all. I wish there was more off menu items though to make the tasting menu really unique. It was pretty much small portions of the menu items. But everything was delicious.

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

This Healdsburg gem is one of the best. Flavors, presentation, service are all superb. This trip I had the halibut and Sonoma County Salad. Mmmm delicious.

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BA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and very cool old building that evidently has been in the family forever. Great service and wine selection. Love it! Great Poke and the scallops en crute is awesome.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not what we expected from a Michelin starred restaurant

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! The food is Absolut delicious. We did have to wave down our server a few times but we enjoyed every bite. Thank you!

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M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner as always at Valette. Fresh creative scrumptious cuisine. Good value for superb quality.

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our wait staff was wonderful in helping us with a very unusual an special diet that my mom has. The chef accommodated all her needs and even surprised her by making a special dessert that she could eat - it was a lovely special night out.

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Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Valette was amazing! Definitely make a point to eat here. Absolutely try the Scallops in Croute. We eat at a lot of high end restaurants and this was one of the best dishes we've had. The restaurant was very busy and our waiter seemed to be serving a large portion of the area. He had a large table and was focused most on them. We had to ask for a few things that should have been brought to our table 4-5 times. Besides that, I'd eat here again anytime!

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AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The food was really unique and beautifully plated. My husband and I went for our anniversary and it was a great ambiance and experience for a special occasion. The waitstaff was incredible and the owner walked around chatting with tables which was really cute

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We had the chefs choice 5 course tasting menu. They set it up so that we each got different dishes and we basically got to taste everything on the menu . Can’t wait to go back . Next time we will dine at the bar which looks really fun

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l
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Dustin never fails to deliver great food and the services is great our favorite is John

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NS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!! The best experience I've had in a long time

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was delicious, really top notch! My husband and I shared the salad and my only regret was that we didn’t get each get our own - fantastic! They kindly split the salad for us and gave us each a goat cheese croquette. I had the scallops in croute which I’d had before and loved it. My husband had halibut and raved about it. Dinner is kinda spendy (wines by the glass were $18) but it was a special + wonderful dinner with friends. Everyone loved their meal.

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DS
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best New Restaurant in Sonoma Wine Country.

This restaurant was recommended by a tasting room employee at a local Winery. Was lucky to get in for an early reservation on a Thursday. Split a Tuna Poki appetizer with a friend. It was amazing. Perfect cubes of tuna with crunchy nori chips, aioli, sesame seeds, warm avocado and wakame salad. Amazing! I had to pause with each bite to appreciate the complexity of the textures and flavors. My friend and I both ordered the halibut encrusted in pancetta. It was presented in medallions on top of sweet corn with small crunchy bits of pancetta and diced poblano peppers. An oven roasted tomato vinaigrette accompanied it. Fish was perfectly cooked, slightly rare in the center. Desserts (The S’more and Roasted Strawberries and Cream) were inventive, fun and delicious. The bill for 2 glasses of sparkling wine, 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, a bottle of Chablis, 2 desserts and a cappuccino came to $209. A genuine bargain compared to most over priced, pretentious restaurants in the Bay Area.

This restaurant is a gem.

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J
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops en croute are a must. Everything was amazing. Best Duck I have had in my life.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal in the US I have ever had. A great balance between gourmet and hearty and presentation. My wife and I had the most memorable anniversary.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. Seated quickly for our reservation. Servers were well versed in the menu, we had Will-he was great! Cocktails were on the strong side, but that just meant I would finish my wife’s. We had the poke and scallops to start, both very good-poke was our favorite. Then the wagyu steak and swordfish—steak was cooked to medium rare, a bit tougher than expected, but flavorful. Swordfish was a little dry, enjoyable, but wouldn’t order it again. Desserts were delicious, we had the s’mores and “not a snickers”—-both delicious. Will brought us the strawberry tart since we were debating it and it was also very good. Desserts and the poke were our favorite, we will return and likely do the chefs tasting.

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JD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been more impressed. The day boat scallops are a must!

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dining experience

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! Highly recommend the Chef’s tasting menu. Chef Dustin is the best and he has surrounded himself with a 5-star team. Valette is a must-dine in Healdsburg!

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CO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Our waitress was very pleasant as well as the rest of the server. I strongly recommend this place for a special occasion. Would go back anytime we're in the area.

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London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. We had a somewhat distracted waiter, but the rest of the staff jumped in and made it a great service experience as well. Mr. Valette even stopped by the table to chat and make sure we were enjoying ourselves! Will definitely be back soon

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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic along with the food and very accommodating with allergies for the tasting menu.

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JA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Valette many times and I think this was one if the best! We did the tasting menu - which is a must. Everything was amazing and great way to try most things on the menu. Can’t wait for our next dinner there.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were astonished by the quality of our meal! The scallops en croute and wagyu steak entree were mind blowing! And our waiter was knowledgeable with a delightful demeanor. A perfect meal!

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BU
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly this far exceeded our expectations. We opted to do a 6-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Our server was spot on as was everything else. Bravo!

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j
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our 5th time here and always consistently excellent.
Swordfish, sirloin, soup were fabulous. The tuna tartare was OUTSTANDING.
The service this time felt rushed and perfunctory by the server. Felt like we were at a diner.
We will be back!

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DB
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As others have said the scallop en croute appie was absolutely magnificent! The wait staff was so knowledgeable and helpful. Only criticism, if you’d call it that, was the portions were a little small for their prices.

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H
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the "trust the chef" 5 course tasting menu. The food was superb, but the service really put it over the top. One person in our party had allergies to certain foods, and our server went above and beyond to accommodate him and make sure everyone had a great experience. We also called half an hour before our reservation to try to add two more people to the reservation, and they made it happen even though it was a full night. In addition to the service, one dish that had us talking about it the day after was the ahi poke appetizer with the best nori chips we've ever had. A must order at this restaurant. Pretty good value for the food too.

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IM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My favorite restaurant in healdsburg! The food and service are outstanding.

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 20th wedding anniversary and Valette made it a memorable evening!

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P
India
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very food, the ahi poke was fantastic...delicious filet... and the service was over the top.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette NEVER disappoints....the highest quality Ingredients mixed with incredible recipes make for an awesome experience!
We love coming to Valette and I have never had anything but an outstanding experience there!!
Great job Valette!!

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SF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered ala carte - wasn't up to the 5+ course tasting menu but heard it is amazing. Started with the house-made charcuterie which was almost a meal in itself - for $23, it is a bargain! Other highlights included the scallops en croute (scallops in a black squid ink puff pastry with a decadent cream sauce) and the wagyu beef. And don't forget the Flying Goat french press coffee! Corkage is a very reasonable $20.

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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in years, outstanding duck
Super imaginative scallop appetizer. Good advice in wines, many excellent choices. Friendly and knowledgeable service

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a
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. A few courses were a little too salty but everything else was great.,

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MB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time at Valette. The food and staff are great. Definitely recommend trying out the chef's "trust me" tasting.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. The presentation/food was fantastic and service was great. One of the best meals I have had in a long time.

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