Valette

4.8
1489 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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is very friendly. The food and service were great.

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

Amazing food, great service, fun conversations with staff, and the wine and cocktail pairings for the "Trust Me!" (chef's choice) are amazing!

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible dining experience. The food and wine were both fantastic. Frank was our server and he was an absolute delight! I will 100% be back and will recommend it to all!

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GL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and having the "Trust the Chef" menu was fun and delicious.

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OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette is our go-to when we are visiting Healdsburg. The staff and service is outstanding from the host, to our server, to the food runners, everyone is so welcoming. We loved most of the Valentine's tasting menu, we didnt prefer the oyster preparation but everything else was delicious. We enjoyed the wine to go with. And will, of course, be back!

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SD
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantabulous !

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NM
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent Valentine's meal at Valette. It was an amazing 5 course dinner with raw oysters, a crab and uni risotto that was incredible, a lobster with a delicious butter sauce, a wagnu steak for me and they made a special sea bass that wasn't part of the menu but prepared it for my husband because he doesn't eat red meat. The dessert was a small piece of light and delicate cake with poached pears and whipping cream. A perfect ending to a perfect meal. We were really impressed with the food and the service. Truly a lovely experience. We'll be back!!!

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have a vacation home in Healdsburg and consider Valette one of our must go to restaurants. It is the best restaurant in Healdsburg. Dustin Valette is one of the most creative chef's you will find anywhere. His marriage of tastes is something very special. The service is always impeccable. We always ask for john to be our waiter. His knowledge of food and wine and his warm and inviting personality make the meal special. I think that for the quality of the food it is a bargain.

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C
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented food which was also delicious. Knowledgeable wait staff. Warm & cozy. Would definitely return.

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CD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My selection of the duck was best out of our group of four. It was cooked perfectly, and all the flavors blended well. Service was very good, and I liked the ambiance.

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C
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. We ordered the “trust me” tasting menu and every course was outstanding. Great wine selection and our server was knowledgeable and engaging. Definite winner!!!!

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LR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chefs tasting menu!!!

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N
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had another wonderful visit to Valette! Alfredo was 100% awesome for service and very helpful with menu and wine thoughts. The steak, ahi and sunchoke soup were fantastic. Not as big a fan of the BBQ style sauce on the pork but that's a matter of taste. Every time we go to Valette it's nothing but smiles all the way home. Thanks for making our special occasion a wonderful time.

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SI
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
nice peoplehs
We had the tasting menu
We enjoyed very much

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We are Valette fans, but our last experience was disappointing, due to extremely poor service and the noise level in the restaurant. Our pre - dinner, ordered, drinks took so long to arrive that we had to wave down our waiter. Then after the drinks arrived he showed up too soon to take our order, and we asked for ten more minutes. After at least 25 minutes we had to wave him down again to take our order. That's a lot of time to try to talk in a very noisy room . And this was a Wednesday evening and our reservation was at 6:30! Very frustrating. The food was excellent, as always, and our group of 4 are all locals so we are somewhat forgiving. However, I would hesitate to bring out of town friends to the restaurant.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been eating at your establishment since opening, have recommenced and taken clients for dinner and everyone loves the experience and they have told me that they recommend to friends, unfortunately most of my clients are from all over the world...

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OB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dinner at Valetta. We heard a lot about them. I catch them on Tv more than once. Ambiance great. We ordered 10 course tasting menu. Unfortunately 8 course was salty. I mean not eatable salty. We can definitely handle salt and spice. But you are feeling your heart. Middle of the dinner my heart was start racing because of salt. Believe or not even our dessert was salty. Some chocolate dessert salt top of it. Whoever use that salt He should hold on that. Maybe salt is saltier than they think. Number one rule!. TASTE YOUR FOOD BEFORE SERVE. Anyways 300+$ was waste of time and money. But service woaaw! 5 stars. Why we stay until end all about servers and service. I can’t find any small mistake. Fast, polite and professional.

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NB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette is always wonderful. We've been there many times and are always so pleased. Not only a great place for us as locals, but a great place to take out of town guests to show them how it's done! Can't wait for Dustin's new restaurant. More Valette in town? Oh yes, please.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and top notch service. Each dish was perfect and they let us share so we could try more items and they made sure to plate for each of us.

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was very kind and generous to share different bites in addition to our entree. Looking forward to his newest project to come in Healdsburg.

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DF
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is French Laundry quality at a fraction of the price. Go and enjoy.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valette is a fantastic restaurant; in fact, it is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion. The chef's tasting menu is creative and delicious.

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M
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The scallops en croute appetizer is outstanding. My dining companion had the duck breast which was outstanding. I had the Petrale sole stuffed with dungeness crab which was quite good though I thought the accompaniments didn't work at all. The fish was plated atop a pile of insipid spaghetti squash and the side vegetables were cold, sauerkraut flavored cauliflower. The sides did not enhance the fish at all. I noticed too that someone at the table seated after us had the same Petrale sole dish that had a much larger piece of fish. Desserts were outstanding, drinks were great, and the service was spot on.

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S
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to coming to Valette each January when we visit Healdsburg. It never disappoints! The food is amazing as was our server Will. Hands down awesome!

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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous ambiance, exciting food, and delightful staff. Special place for a special occasion.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with larger portions than most fine dining restaurants.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. The chef menu was so great. Could not think of a better anniversary dinner.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was a bit awkward- server talked so fast we couldn’t understand him. Hated that they used iPads for the wine list. Food was good but heavy.

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MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time dining at Valette and it has yet to disappoint; I'm beginning to think they don't make anything bad at all. Everything is so delicious, the wait staff are so friendly and talkative and always smiling, the cocktails have been different each time I've come and they've always been excellent. I always look forward to ending the night with the Bread, Butter and Jam dessert, as it's mind-bogglingly incredible. I have no problem driving 93 miles one-way to eat here, and would do the same if I lived hundreds of miles away, it's that amazing.

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d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Valette family for another perfect night at our favorite place to dine.

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CM
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommnded by friends for a birthday dinner and it was perfect!

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. !!!!!! We are locals to the area and are huge foodies. It’s just laid back cozy cool gem that just ticks all the right boxes for great dining experience.

Rock star / baller worthy status

Cheers

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JS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and we were not disappointed. Starting with the salad through to the dessert, the entire meal was a sensual experience. I highly recommend.

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s
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just delicious, and always surprising. I went for my birthday dinner and received a hand-written card upon entry, as well as an apology that my table wasn't quite ready yet. My friend and I were then ushered to the bar where we were served complimentary appetizers and drinks until we could be seated. The waiter comped our corkage fee as well, which was totally unnecessary but very kind. The food here is really, REALLY good - but it's the personal service that takes a meal at Valette up a notch. I will be back!

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was a recommenation from a friend and the scallops are to die for but the service was a bit condescending. When the waiter takes the wine bottle out of my hand it is definitely awkward. The wagyu New York steak was flavorful but tough. I would try again, just expected more.

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a
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love everything about this place ..

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u
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette was delicious with very friendly professional service and such an amazing vibe. The restaurant really wants the diners to have a wonderful experience without being stuffy or too fussy for comfort. Food was interesting and innovative but not “trying too hard”. Would go again next week if we were still in Hearldsburg!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always solid; service is impeccable

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MM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for my birthday and it was amazing. We drove up from Marin, 55 minutes and it was over the top worth it! We did the "Trust me" tasting menu and every single of the 6 courses was a delight on the tongue. We were each in our own little heaven as we delighted in every bite. Not kidding...that good! We have eaten in the best restaurants around the country and world even and Valette is definitely right up there in the top 2-3.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd never heard of this place. I was excited to see what they had to offer and they did not disappoint. I highly recommend.

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