We had such a wonderful time, and enjoyed amazing food, exceptional service,and all in a comfortable upscale wine-town environment.
Huge props to the owners’ Dad who was assist-hosting after working as a fire-fighter pilot throughout his work week.
If you can’t find six amazing plates I. This menu, you must not love food : ))
Split the steak with my friend.....felt the quality of the meat could've been better.
But it was tasty..........
Not only did Dustin Valette and staff make us feel special - I noticed this treatment with each table. Staff was attentive and menu was creative - Valette is a definite treasure in Healdsburg! You will not be disappointed!
I don’t often leave reviews but this restaurant was fantastic!!! The food was awesome. We did the tasting menu with 6 courses. I love that everyone gets something different! The service was top notch. The waiters are friendly and incredibly attentive. Overall a great experience!
Although very noisy, I really loved the vibe and atmosphere. The food selection was adequate and very tasty,
There were four in our party recently for dinner at Valette. The food was very good with subtle nuances that left the palate wanting more. We all tasted each other's entree and found each dish really delicious. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection, served with polenta that was surprisingly very tasty........not sure what it was cooked/grilled with but again the subtle sweet strawberry flavor perfectly paired with the duck. For dessert we had the chocolate mousse, unlike any I have ever tasted........delicious.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out although it is a bit pricey.
Everything about our meal from appetizer to dessert was phenomenal, however, the duck entree may have been the best dish I have ever eaten in my life. Simply wonderful.
We loved our dinner at Valette! There was a vibe in the air - house was filled with folks having a good time, drinking good wine and enjoying the remarkable food. A great setting, and a place to which we will return on our next visit to Healdsburg.
Great food. Smaller portions without lots of veg.
Every dish we have ever tried has been perfection!
Service is great....friendly, informed and attentive.
Valette never fails to please.
Loved this wine country dining experience. Can't wait to go back
Came here by recommendation and it exceeded our expectations. We had a great server who suggested the tasting menu and we asked for him to pair wines. It was a trifecta of incredible food, fantastic wine and the best service.
We were in Healdsburg on a wine trip. Every vintner, our B&B host, and everybody that stayed at the Inn raved about the food and service. They were all absolutely correct. he best dinner we had in wine country, bar none.
Excellent dining experience. Excellent food overall with some key winners being the Day Boat Scallops en Croûte, Charcuterie & Cheese, Hawaiian Ahi Poke for appetizers and the Charred Wagyu New York Steak the winner for entree. Winner for dessert was "ItsNotA ‘Snickers Bar’" which was incredible. Great atmosphere but my pet peeve with American restaurants and unfortunately true at Valette as well is clearing the plates before everybody at the table has finished. Never understood why so many restaurant staff do this - it is so rude to have one person still finishing their meal when everybody else has their plates cleared off the table. Puts unnecessary focus on those who are enjoying their food more. However, this was true for every restaurant and is not just Valette. Overall experience was excellent and will definitely be back. I hope they win their Michelin star but also hope they don't lose their more casual and fun restaurant. Don't need another over-priced stiff collar restaurant. Highly recommended.
This was an exceptional find in Healdsburg. Excellent service, food and ambiance. A must try for sure. The founder's father dropped by to thank us for coming. Very nice. Did I say, excellent food? It made my Birthday very special.
Food and ambience was excellent. William was our waiter and he was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience William and the restaurant provided. Can’t wait to return!
Food and service always great.
One of three “must” stops for foodies in Healdsburg
We really enjoyed Valette -- my husband said the fois gras was the best he had ever had -- rated it a 10!
My husband and I very much enjoyed our dinner, but we have to give the service only 3 stars. We waited more than 45 minutes to receive our entrees after we finished with our appetizers. Other tables seated after us received their food before we did. No apologies or explanation was provided. Just an offer of more bread. Again...food is wonderful and I think we would eat here again, but disappointing to have to sit around and wait so long to be served.
My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday and the whole experience was exceptional! We shared the charcuterie / cheese board and then I had the salmon and he had the steak for our entrees. Last but not least, we shared the homemade Snickers bar for dessert. If I could give this place more than 5 stars, I would! The food is AMAZING!
We have visited many times. One of our favorite Sonoma County restaurants. Dustin and Nate are exceptional chefs. A place not to be missed in wine country.
Attentive service and delicious food. A bit pricey. Lamb and duck entrees both winners. Will return
The experience at Valette was simply superb. The service was excellent, very cordial, clear with the description of the courses coming to the table, and very attentive to our needs, I felt like a king. The four course dinner was worth every penny, the artistry, and skill they put into their food exceeded any expectation I could have conceived. That was some of the best food I've ever had. I will be recommending this to anyone with plans to dine in Healdsburg, it's a must if your in wine country.
Excellent service, good distance between courses so you Don't feel rushed
Absolutely fantastic, as always. Nice to see familiar faces over the years. Sixth visit and the Chefs trust Me Tasting menu was spot on. Steak tartare very generous as were all the courses. The last beef dish was the highlight in an evening full of perfect wines complimenting what has to be the Bay Areas super restaurant! Expertise overflowing in everything-service very top notch.Worth staying in the area just for a visit.
So so so so good! We did the Chef’s “Trust Us” tasting menu and it was amazing. Every course was delicious and perfectly paired with wine. The service was phenomenal, while also making you feel comfortable. Loved every minute!
We were very impressed with Valette's. the swordfish was outstanding . the chocolate mousse with caramel was also excellent and unique. Our server was smart funny and very efficient. We have lived in NYC, San Francisco and have spent many months in Europe so some may see us as hard to please. Valette can easily compete with Michelin one star rest. in the quality of their food and service. couple that with an outstanding wine list and one has a classy earthy dining experience. we will go back
While visiting a number of wineries, we had dinner on a Monday night at Valette. We chose the 'Chef's Trust Me' menu and none of the 4 of us were disappointed. Every dish was outstanding from beginning to end. The scallops in puff pastry and the waygu beef were outstanding. We brought our own wine and I thought the $20 corkage was reasonable.
This place was awesome! Saw them on Check Please Bay Area and was everything and more ! Food was amazing and the service was impeccable! Love that the owners father was going table to table making sure everyone is enjoying the experience! Thank you for making my best friends birthday one to remember!
Amazing food and service.
We loved every course we had. We started with charcuterie and the portion is enough for 4 people. Service was excellent throughout. Only negative comment is on the front door. The front must face west because every time someone came in we were blinded by the sun. This of course depends on the time and where you are seated.
Valette is an excellent restaurant and I would highly recommend. I would have given the food 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that the salmon entre that was delivered to the table virtually raw. That might have worked as an appetizer, but not an entre. The Server promptly adjusted the bill. Every other item on the chef's wine pairing menu was superb and overall the ambiance and service was excellent. I will return.
Typically visit Vallette when in Healdsburg with our local friend who makes this his home away from home. We always enjoy the great personal and friendly and, above all, professional service.e The staff knows food, wine, service techniques. Food it outstanding with lots of creative things to choose from. Kudos and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Amazing restaurant. We will definitely be back the next time we are in healdsburg
Dustin Valette and staff never disappoint. Another great meal with friends from out of town!
For those that know Healdsburg, the location is the old “Zin”. Now owned by two brothers, along with their dad, I’m told. One of the best dining spots in town! Incredible dinner. Impeccable wait staff met our every need. Dined with my wife and two other couples. Everything was perfect. Great local wine list, appetizers were superb, and mains were the best. If duck is on the menu, you have to order it. Two different fresh seafood entrees were on the menu, along with pork, steak and vegetarian options. We even dropped off a chocolate mousse cake earlier in the day, and had the kitchen staff cut and present each of us with a slice for dessert. They even added a bit of mango swirls to the presentation! I would return in a heartbeat!
Delightful meal and great people watching. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.
Have been to Valette twice now, and each time was spectacular. The food is always amazing! The service is fantastic, they don't hover, but discreetly keep your water filled and are prompt when something is needed. Great location and cozy atmosphere. Wonderful for special occasions or a fun date night. The menu changes with the season usually and they always have something delicious that even I can eat! (picky eater). I would recommend this place to anyone!
The appetizers were amazing! The main course options were a bit limited and it is quite loud.