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About Valette

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.

344 Center Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly
Monday - Sunday
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
North Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 473-0946

Website:
http://www.valettehealdsburg.com/

Executive Chef:
Dustin Valette

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us at Valette for Valentine’s Day! We will be featuring a special Chef’s 5-Course Tasting Menu for the evening for $85.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. There will also be an optional wine pairing for $55.00 per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

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Valette Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Tasting Menu (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romantic (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing! We went for our wedding dinner. John, our waiter, made every second very special! Our favorite place in Healdsburg

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The meal at Valette was one of the best I have had in years. My only complaint it that on their website they said no corkage for local wines and they charged us $20.00 for a bottle of Idlewild Wine that is from down the street. We did not mention it to our server.
We did the 4 course "trust me" menu and were surprised that all of the delicious dishes were right off the menu. I expected them to be different than what we could have ordered but all were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

100% fantastic “trust me” Chef’s menu.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent service, great food! This restaurant diserves 5 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dustin has is a magician in the kitchen a great chef in healdsburg. This is a must eat at restaurant when you visit wine country!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Bartender was full of ageism. Treated us rudely. My entree was duck. Terrible.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a WONDERFUL dinner and experience...thank you Heather for making it extra special foir us!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was an exceptional restaurant! From the moment that we walked until the time we left there was not one misstep! John or Johnny was our waiter and he was absolutely fantastic. I can't say enough about him or the food. It is probably one of the best dinner's I have had in the Valley. It was also our anniversary and they went out of their way to make us feel special. Thank you Johnny and Valette!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Incredible dishes from start to finish. Each dish blew us away with the flavors. Our server, Heather, really took great care of us and all of her food and wine recommendations were spot on. Can not wait to get back to Valette for another incredible meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband and I went to Valette to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is pretty, and I particularly appreciated getting a hand-written card from the restaurateurs. I ordered the special filet mignon, which was excellent. My husband ordered the halibut, and it arrived over-cooked. He let the waiter know, who apologized profusely for the fish and took it away. He then received another order of the halibut, but this time the center was undercooked. Fortunately, he was no longer that hungry, so he didn't eat it all. But it left a bad taste in his mouth. They gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary, which was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, but my husband wasn't impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Valette exceeded our expectations in every way. The wait staff was extremely attentive and helpful. The chef’s tasting menu was incredibly creative with each course having two variations at our table of four. The noise level was low enough to be able to carry on a conversation. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We are so fortunate to have this neighborhood gem in Healdsburg. As locals we feel right at home in every way when dining at Valette the minute we walk through the door. From the designer cocktails to the last bite of a scrumptious dessert the dining experience can't be surpassed. Chef Dustin, Aaron and the entire staff make you feel like family.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Annual visitor to Healdsburg and will definitely go back on my next visit and will recommend to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

High prices, low food value. Great ambience and superb service, but the food and pricing need some adjustment. Bring your wallet and toothpick! We split an appetizer and an entree, and had two glasses of modest wine for $200 before tip. $125 would be more like this mediocre experience, and more conducive for a nice tip to fit the great service. High prices for what you get. American kobe filet mignon with sinewy gristle? Not top-notch ingredients, regardless of locality.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a treat to visit Valette. The food is amazing and the service matches the food. Great wines, just a culinary delight in every way.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Solid 4 stars -- haven't given 5 stars, yet, to any restaurant -- drove an hour to get to the restaurant and it was worth the drive. Went for the New Year's Eve prix fix dinner - was delicious, festive and special. Valette, thanks for making it a wonderful night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Valette is one of Healdsburg’s hidden gems. The food is exceptional and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Not a hint of pretentiousness. A must is the Scallops En Croute - an amazing pastry enveloped scallop appetizer. You are welcome to bring in a bottle of wine from your cellar- and if you also buy a bottle, the corkage is waived.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Attentive but not overbearing service, delicious food and we didn't have to shout
to enjoy a birthday meal together. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrific service , great food and friendly
Environment

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

What a wonderful gem of a place - fabulous food in a welcoming environment and with great service. The scallops were a particular highlight on a menu that was uniformly interesting and well-executed

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the most outstanding all around dinners we've experienced in many years. Over the top fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Organic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food here is great and will continue to go back as we live locally. The only compliant I had was the table they gave us was right next to the wait staff service area and there was a lot of activity going on around us. Not sure why we ended up there as when we got there, there were several other tables for 2 available. We made a reservation, so not sure why they stuck us there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Birthday for my wife. Requested booth when making reservations but was seated in open floor. A bit disappointed. Food and service made up for it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love this place and the people. It’s a wonderful experience including a casual feeling and everyone seems to know each other. Excellent food and the staff is very descriptive with what your options are.
Can’t wait to go back

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We went for our 40th wedding anniversary. The food and service was extraordinary. We ordered the four course tasting menu. It took an hour and a half to go through the four courses. It made the meal an event. It was a special evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere in the world. An absolute gem! The service is phenomenal. Get the tasting menu!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great flavors in every dish. The staff are so attentive and provide excellent explanations of each course.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place, highly recommend it. Plus the foie gras special is wonderful. Always need to get the scallops.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic dinner as always. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant in our town. We have lived here 50 years and are so lucky to be able to go to Valette's quite often.
Thank you Dustin and staff :)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

As always, Valette exceeded expectations, primarily on the basis of exceptional quality and great service. Menu hasn't shifted too much, but I hadn't had the pork in a while, and it was stunningly good - moist, very flavorful, unique touches and sides. Tartar at the start was fab as well...so well done. Attentive and thoughtful service, all just what one should expect from such fine dining. My "Go-to" in Sonoma/Napa.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazing food!!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

In December, we returned to Valette for my birthday escape after a terrific meal in July in celebration of my lady's birthday. We were delighted to have the same server, Heather, and were equally impressed with the food. We shared the two appetizer specials of the evening, a foie gras and a white truffle pasta, each of which was creative and excellent. The kitchen split the Charred Waygu New York Steak for our main course and it arrived a perfect medium rare with excellent accompaniments. When asked about desert, we declined, but Heather would have none of that and said, "I will choose it for you". An amazing "ItsNotA 'Snickers Bar'" appeared with elegantly scripted "Happy Birthday" in chocolate at the top of the plate. Add in the 2010 Guigal Cote-Rotie, and this was a birthday dinner to remember. Thank you Valette!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our first visit after receiving a very strong recommendation from friends. The food was excellent, including a very memorable dressing on the fresh green salad. The scallops in puff pastry are a "must try." Our server was knowledgeable, very helpful but even better was how all the wait staff worked together & backed each other up. We had a wonderful time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been to Valette’s 3 times now and have absolutely loved every minute of every visit. The waiters recognized us after only 2 visits, we felt special. The food was OUTSTANDING! We definitely recommend the “Trust me, Taste me” option.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return next time in the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Celebrated my engagement at this great restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our second visit to Valette, and we will be back. The service was friendly and efficient. The pumpkin soup and ahi appetizer were very nice, but the real star was the duck entree. We loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fabulous! Everyone was so charming and friendly. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with the chef’s father and LOVED our server Heather: she really made our evening. The scallop appetizer was divine!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great upscale, casual place. Creative food and drink menu. Friendly knowledgeable wait staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall it’s Great place !

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