Valette

4.8
1353 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly
Monday - Sunday
5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 473-0946
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Valette
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Cross street
North Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1353 People Are Saying
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K
Jacksonville
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from beginning to end! A+ evening!

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the chefs trust menu and the scallop en croute, it is just insanely delicious!

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

Always a treat...love the food, the people. Consistent and yet still can amaze. Get the scallops and anything else! Only downside is that it has become so popular that we can no longer just walk-in for dinner...

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

On recommendation from my boss, we made a reservation at Valette while visiting Healdsburg. My friend and I were seated in the centre of the restaurant but moved to the bar because it was away from the bustle of servers. We were able to order from the full menu there and the seats were very comfy. The bartender was busy making drinks but never made us feel bothersome for asking a ton of questions. My friend is a celiac and her dishes were adapted to accommodate her dietary needs. The food was excellent and I wish we lived closer so I could eat there on a regular basis. Bob Valette came over to chat and was super personable, giving us some background on the family history and talking about how proud he is of his sons who own the restaurant. The chef came out to chat with the guy sitting next to us and it all added to a great meal experience.

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

My wife and I went to Valette for my birthday dinner. They seated us right away and when the waiter came by he had a handwritten card thanking us for choosing to celebrate my day with them.
Our server was amazing. Attentive but not overly so, and he had fun comments and quips throughout the night.
We opted for the 5-course tasting menu. They even took note to ask about food allergies and were very accommodating.
The food was amazing. My wife and I each had 5 different dishes, so it was more like a 10-course tasting menu.
Highly recommended for any occasion. This place is a must visit if you are in Healdsburg.

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g
London
513 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal in Healdsburg. Very good wine list and fresh bread to start, then creative apps and solid entrees. Dessert was good but not great. Friendly staff and very nice setting made for a very enjoyable dinner. We’ll be back when we’re in town.

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MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food my husband and I have ever had!

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JV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would go back again and again for the "trust me" menu which is the chef's selection. Do the wine and food pairing option and would recommend only one person to do it and share between two peeps.

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing.

We arrived early for our reservation to grab a drink at the bar and the staff was able to seat us early. This place is great for a nicer, but yet casual meal or you could dress it up as a fancy date night. We saw guests from both camps.

We started with the House Made Lumaconi Pasta ‘BLT’. I am not a huge pasta fan, but this was unbelievable -- I just could not get enough. We used our fresh bread to sop up the extra walnut pesto.

For mains, we had the Liberty Farms Duck Breast and the Charred Wagyu New York Steak. Both were cooked perfectly. Appropriate portion size and beautiful plating. We did not get any additional sides.

To finish, we tried the Bread, Butter and Jam upon a local's recommendation. I am sooooo happy that we did. Light fluffy bread that melts in your mouth.

I will definitely be coming back. Next time, I plan on trying the Chef Valette's 'Trust me' Tasting menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our place for special celebrations. Delicious, classy and friendly.

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g
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food great. A little noisy for dinner conversation . Overall a very nice experience

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ST
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food, warm and lively ambiance, can't say enough about Valette. The scallops dish they make is unreal...it's like a pot pie, subtle delicious flavors with a fun presentation. Can't wait to go back again and try another menu item. Highly recommended!

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette is our new favorite restaurant in West County. We live in Sebastopol, and have been to most of the good foodie restaurants in the area, so high praise. The food is excellent, innovative without being precious. Service on point with very knowledgable wait staff. Wine list notable, with some small local producers worth a try. Do the tasting.

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LW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect and service was warm and on point! Thank you for another awesome dinner.
JC

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely a wonderful meal in a comfortable setting was presented with attentive informative service.b a new all time favorite for us

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant treats everyone like family. The food is amazing and not to be missed or rushed. Make a reservation and enjoy your experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Why? Excellent service, cleanness, and food is outstanding.
Great Job Valette team!

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RZ
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu and excellent service. This would be my pick for the top Healdsburg restaurant.

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SR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Chef Surprise where he selected several courses for our group. Everything was a hit and we had a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, Valette was quite the experience. Food, service, ambiance, were all amazing. My wife and I celebrated our one-year anniversary at Valette, and we could not have been happier.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The starters were good and the dessert (jam, brown butter and toast) was amazing. Where things fell short was on service and the mains.

- Lay off the liquid smoke already!
- If 70.00 worth of main dishes are left uneaten, maybe take notice.

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KB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the scallops- out of this world!!! What an amazing food experience.

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VM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent, creative food and ambience. We did not have the "trust me" tasting menu as we were not hungry enough but seems good value.

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Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food w/perfect service. Wines. Y the glass were great. Would definitely love to go back!

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BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a treat to dine at Valette. Everything was great - Especially the food. You can't go wrong here!

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Valettte. The food is so inventive, delious and beautifully presented. Every single dish was outstanding. The staff is very attentive, engaging and often funny. I can see why Valette is so popular.

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AC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always! The only surprises we ever encounter are the most pleasant kind!

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CL
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Valette. It was a great experience. They very nicely acknowledged our special occasion, and we had a wonderful dinner. We opted for the chef's tasting with wine--it was a great choice. I'm sure we will return when we come back to Healdsburg!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great...loved the look of the restaurant. Fun staff...fun night

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JD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank did a great job taking care of us, and Heather did also! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Healdsburg!

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O
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Chefs choice 5 course menu and every course was well presented and delicious. We both received different dishes for every course and so got to try 10 different dishes! The highlight was the steak dish - absolutely delicious. We really enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend it.

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B
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it all
Third time in 12 days
Hands Down good food , service and ambiance!
Reena and Mike Blumenfeld/Dallas /Palm Desert

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and dining experience at Valette! We did the Chef’s menu and all the courses were superb.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation! You won't get in without one.
This place was still seating people at 10PM on a Sunday night.
Amazing food!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 5 course tasting menu!

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IG
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The Halibut and pork loin were of mediocre quality which was a big disappointment. Service was great, but not enough to make up for the lack of quality in the food.

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c
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great experience here. We let them know it was Mother's birthday when we made the reservation, they had a handwritten note for her. Flawless service by Alfredo and the entire team, we suggest the chef's trust me selections!

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the friendly welcome, great service, and absolutely superb flavors, you can't go wrong here. We can hardly wait to return.

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DW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of friends live in southern Oregon and travel to the Sonoma wine country once a year. I had been to Valette once before and had an extraordinary meal, so last year I suggested we make reservations there for one of our nights during the wine tasting tour. We had an amazing dinner then and agreed Valette was our first choice for dining this year too. Another delicious meal - we’ll be back next year for sure!

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TP
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we ever had! The Chef's surprise 5 course meal was amazing and well worth the cost.

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