The tasting menu was marvelous, wonderful match with our preferences, unique dishes . Excellent service. personal attention. great special food!
We dined on appetizers only. Pastry scallops were very good and interesting. Charcuterie was excellent with plenty of choices. Salad was large enough for two, fresh and tasty. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Support staff was pleasant and kept everything fresh. With desert, we had a very filling dinner. Wine by the glass was limited. And the bill was reasonable because of our choices.
Menu was varied and utilized fresh and local ingredients. I opted for a small plates approach and had three appetizers. All were delicious. My husband had an appetizer and an entrée (steak, overdone...the server did not offer to bring another or to adjust our tab). We both had desserts. Neither of the desserts appealed to us, as they were presented in a deconstructed format. For instance, the Smores dessert had just a thin smear of marshmallow across the plate...the marshmallow is the best part! I ordered decaf cappuccino...I received French press decaf. The runner returned with the right coffee.
Service seemed rushed and a bit sloppy. One other thing...the runner has obviously been trained to introduce each dish in a very loud voice. It was overwhelming.
Best Restaurant In Healdsburg
This is the second time celebrating our anniversary by having dinner at Valette. All I can say is the experience was fantastic. The food was delicious, great wine list and top notch service. I’ve recommended this restaurant to others and they are quick to tell me how much they enjoyed their experience.
Best food, great atmosphere, great service! Outstanding
Loved this restaurant!! Perfect evening
Valette is one of the best restaurants in Healdsburg. The food is always exceptional and menu changes seasonally. Great food is backed by equally great service. All servers are hospitable, smiling and there to ensure patrons have a great time. In the appetizers the Scallops are a must try (Chef Dustin Valette's signature dish) and Tuna Poke. In our group we tried the Bass, Fillet and Chicken in tne main course. All were superb. I would highly recommend this to any lover of great food.
One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Absolutely delicious, perfectly sized portions and attentive but not overwhelming service. Highly recommend that you try the crusted pepper as a shared appetizer as it is very rich but very delicious. The poke app was also perfectly seasoned. We had them open a bottle of wine we brought with us but after getting a cocktail at the end I wished I had been drinking their special cocktails made by a mixologist all evening. Still dreaming of this meal.
In Healdsburg for a weekend trip. Decided to make a reservation at Valette and so glad I did. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. John brought us one of each selection for each course so we were able to try 10 different dishes. Portion sizes for a taasting menu were adequate and the service was fantastic. Will definitely return!
Spectacular!!! Food service and everything was fantastic. Scallops, tuna and steak cooked to perfection.
Valette was amazing. Lamb trio was the best dish I’ve ever had. Flavors are incomparable. Don’t miss out on this experience.
Wonderful! The food is so well thought out and presented beautifully. The combinations of each dish are so interesting and delicious. Had the swordfish and the lemon curd dessert was just stunning. The staff is very well trained and helpful. This is a “must” place in Healdsburg.
After being seated at probably the best table in the restaurant we were greeted by a server who was personable, fun and knowledgeable. We thought the menu was lovely but a little limited. Based on the reviews we had read, we were full of anticipation as we made our choices. So we were very surprised at the quality of the food which was plated most lavishly. The steaks were very tough and chewy...even the filet of beef. The lamb offering was also tough. My steelhead salmon was not particularly tasty. The vegetables and sauces accompanying our entrees were very good.
All in all the food did not reflect the reviews we read nor did the price. We were prepared to pay the $$. We just thought we would have excellence at that price point. Very disappointed.
Excellent. The scallops en croute was A+++. Swordfish also great.
Love this place! Always fantastic. We took my daughter and son-in-law to celebrate their birthdays and they can’t stop talking about their new favorite place! We all shared several dishes since everything sounded so good. Every dish was beautifully prepared. Our waiter was fun and knowledgeable. Lots of great wines that are reasonably priced. Can’t wait to go back
Always an amazing meal with incredible service. Top notch.
We cannot say enough good things about how we enjoyed the food, service and overall experience at this restaurant. Quintessential casual but elevated northern Californian vibe, and highly attentive service. All chefs choice dishes were outstanding, my favorites being tuna, scallops, duck and swordfish. Not only the flavor but the presentation of the dishes were delightul. We will definitely return when we are back in this area.
This is definitely a do not miss to eat at restaurant! The food is simply amazing and the service perfect! Our server made pretty good suggestions and we loved the food especially the Scallops and the soup. The cocktail menu is pretty different and nice. Highly recommend! Don’t miss the scallop dish!
Great food! I had the duck. My wife had the swordfish! Both were great, but the swordfish was just so very tender and fresh! Never tasted swordfish that good. Also had the bone marrow which was awesome in flavor! We will be back!
Had the filet mignon, which was the special that night. So delicious--expensive but well worth it. Scallops appetizer was baked in a soufflé-style crust--fabulous! The tempura asparagus were great. Be prepared for a big bill, but it's Healdsburg and a wonderful dining experience.
Amazing food. Highly enjoyed the chefs Trust Me menu. Can’t wait to go back. Heather was our server and she was fantastic. Great experience.
One of the best meals we've ever had. Just phenomenal. Could not recommend it more highly.
A friend from Healdsburg suggested Valette for a dinner I was having with two friends last week. I wanted to treat them to something really special, and Valette did not disappoint. Everything from the exceptional dinner rolls to the entrees and wine was sublime. We couldn't believe how good each and every dish was. Innovative, but not precious. Full flavors, but nuanced cuisine. Very fresh and a wonderfully varied menu. We had a pasta with garlic ramps that was out of this world, a delicious swordfish dish, and one of the best steaks I've had in a long time. We were still talking about it the next day and will be savoring the memory of this meal for a long time. Service was also perfect - warm, unpretentious, but totally professional. I am already dreaming up a special occasion to return to Valette for. Unforgettable dinner.
Broken AC. If you can’t produce the best possible environment for your guest, you should’ve close the restaurant for the day. Disappointing management decision. Flew through dinner to get out of the sweat box.
Nice atmosphere. Staff was friendly and efficient. Wait service was excellent. The best part was the meal! Fabulous charcuterie platter and the sublime scallop in pastry. Dinner was duck and lamb. One of the best meals I’ve had. Best duck ever and the lamb came 3 ways, all delicious. Highly recommend and will be back.
Spectacular meal. They call it the 'trust me' tasting menu for good reason... they know what they're doing, both in the kitchen and front of house. Everything was sensational, and with other great restaurants like SHED and Single Thread within a few dozen feet, Valette is not shrinking away. Great, great restaurant; can't wait to come back.
Amazing!! Returned to Healdsburg and had to return to Vallette. Duck and poke' were delicious and dessert was unexpected
I've been here a few times and it never fails to impress me. My favorite restaurant in Healdsburg!!! Don't miss out on the Dayboat Scallops. Swordfish was also excellent.
Nice ambiance. Excellent food and value. Excellent service. Food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Lemon curd with basil granita is unusual but very creative - refreshing and light to end the meal. Will definitely recommend and add to our restaurant repertoires of must visit.
The food was outstanding and presentation worth the trip alone.
I love this restuarant! Such a friendly atmosphere with the father and brothers who own it and the staff is great. The food is amazing.
The surprise chefs menu was one of the best meals I've ever had
One of the best meals my wife and I have had in a long time. Great fresh food and an amazing wine selection. The perfect marriage of farm to table dining.
Restaurant uses good local ingredients but doesn’t make much of them and yet charges top prices. Dessert well prepared and priced.
Food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely will recommend Valette!
What an amazing experience! Valette always does a wonderful job in all categories. Delicious drinks, beautiful & extremely tasty food all paired with top of the line service! I’ve been there multiple times and they never miss a beat! Shout out to our sever Will for great service and a fun attitude!