Valette

4.8
1584 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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AC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! This restaurant never disappoints as the entire team follows the great example set by the owners.

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w
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great wine selection and knowledgeable staff-Jon is wonderful!

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The scallop starter was pretty amazing.

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a
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Dustin prepares delicious food presented elegantly. Service is professional and attentive, also very friendly. Valette is our favorite .

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They just do a terrific job on all aspects of the meal.

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RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valette is an outstanding restaurant. Don't miss the scallops en croute, but the soups and pastas too are always amazing. The rolls served hot out of the oven are the perfect touch. Love this place!

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W
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down the best meal I had this past weekend in Healdsburg. In my mind even better than A Single Thread.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I mean, yassss! This place is everything. Beautiful interiors, incredibly friendly staff, food is to die for (I mean, that bread, the duck, the bone marrow, yum to all of it), and Heather as freaking rock star. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

This is a Healdsburg must. At least it is for me from now on. Will be back soon!

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o
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was inventive, well portioned, delicious and fun. Chef Valette's 5-course 'Trust Me' tasting menu allowed two of us to sample over half of their offerings. Duck breast with a thick crunchy coriander crust was a stand-out. Our terrific server James paired wines by the glass nicely. Don't skip dessert. We'll definitely go again.

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D
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

“Over the toque “! Experience. Food theater I spiring

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent meal and perfect service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! The food was incredible. We did the 7 course “Trust me” menu and it was out of this world. I love how they brought out different dishes depending on our personal tastes. Heather, our server, was delightful, attentive and so knowledgeable. She paired up delicious wine for our food and we left very happy. Highly recommend! Will be going back again for sure.

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend - the day scallops are a DO NOT miss!

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a tremendous evening at Valette. Great food, wine, and service. Enjoyed the tasting menu and we thought the wine pairings were really well done. Would highly recommend Valette for a relaxing dinner.

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MM
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive to my dietary needs and delicious food also.

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MA
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, the place is so beautiful and the food is outstanding. I would highly recommend it!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we walked in the noise level blew our hair back....We should have turned around then. When we got to our table our server, Will , was so over bearing and terse. We ordered our main courses and wanted to ask what he suggested for an appetizer but before we could finish, he rolled his eyes “Is that all, just main courses?!” In hoping to salvage a nice evening, we moved to the bar. He hovered around clearly upset we had moved. Saying “Is that better for you?” while snickering. The bar staff were exceedingly professional and friendly. Unfortunately, the food was just okay. We had a risotto appetizer w shaved truffles that had no depth, very thin in flavor. The grains were undercooked and hard. We both ordered the sea bass entrè, which was over cooked and dry. The sauces were cloying and sweet. Overall, one of the worst dining experiences Ive ever had.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Excellent ambiance, world class food and service.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was amazing! It was our first time there and would absolutely go back in a heartbeat. The service was spot on and the food was outrageous. Loved the vibe...

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had! The presentation of scallops was beautiful and steak and bone marrow cooked perfectly. Would go back again and again.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and excellent food. Probably the best steak I have ever had, and I have been to a lot of restaurants known for steak. And my salad was outstanding. Rarely does a salad stand out but this one did.

The owners father was walking around, drinking wine, greeting all the tables. Nice touch. It’s a bit pricey for a regular place but if you are in Healdsburg for a limited time I highly recommend.

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r
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent in all respects-duck was recommended by the staff and it ws amazing

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was a real treat. Not to be missed. OMG

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B
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 5-course dinner had some amazing touches — can you say sunchoke soup? Hospitality that is top-notch with food that is equally outstanding made this an amazing experience.

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o
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valette is located very near Healdsburg's square in a rather small and narrow space dominated by
an open kitchen at the far end and a long bar serving both drinks and food. It became full on a
rainy Tuesday in early April and is clearly a popular destination. The menu is not extensive but
well selected with piscine and vegetarian options as well as duck, pork lamb and beef. My wife
and I opted for the latter two and both were excellent. We had a Ahi poke salad (me) that would
have been better with salt, by asked for no salt as I am on a no salt diet. My wife had scallops
en croute and that was divine. Desserts were ho-hum, the only negative. The wine list is an
excellent tour through Sonoma offerings; we brought our own wine to celebrate the occasion,
our wedding Anniversary.

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SG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food served by excellent staff. Very accommodating to all food needs. As a local- the one place that is a MUST for all visitors.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Valette for my husband’s 60th birthday celebration! We had an excellent dining experience! From the outstanding to the delicious food...I highly recommend it.

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CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Healdsburg!

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SP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have ever had. The scallop in puff pastry was outstanding! Will definitively return.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience with this special dinner. Kudos to the chief for this culinary adventure

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S
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had the 5 course tasting menu which is a selection from off the menu. Very accommodating for special diets or if there is something you really would like to try.
Highlights included Ahi Poke, Scallops en Croute and Sunchoke soup.
Service was exceptional, professional without being stuffy.

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GC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! Our group of eight had heard great things about Valette and it did not disappoint. Food was exceptional, but the story of the night was our server, John. As someone who dines out and entertains frequently, John was one of the best servers I have ever encountered. He seemed to sense exactly what our table needed for food and wine selections. The combination of John and fabulous food made for a memorable night! Can't wait to go back!

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FS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I started with the charcuterie plate for two. The salume was all house-made, substantial and delicious, with cornichons, warm olives, pickles and toasted bread. Highly recommend it. My wife had the petrale sole stuffed with Dungeness crab and raved about it. I had a taste and was impressed. I ordered the duck breast that, while pink (as it should be) and warm, wasn't particularly memorable. Later that evening, the owner's father stopped by and said that the duck dish was brand-new on the menu and that it was still being refined. The service couldn't be more attentive.

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f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed the meal. It was a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. Every dish we ordered was tasty and beautifully prepared. Going back soon to try other dishes.

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GK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful dishes - truly special. What spectacular cuisine! It is noisy due to concrete walls that reverberate. I recommend two changes: 1. Put sound-absorbing art (cloth?) on the walls to suppress the noise 2. The servers and staff should speak as softly as possible, and keep social chatting with customers at a minimum. Everyone has to yell above the noise, thereby increasing the noise...

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this restaurant. It’s on the loud side, so it’s more festive than romantic.

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LW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always perfectly executed and obviously prepared with great caring. The service is warm and outstanding. Always a joy to go here. Thank you Valette team!

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F
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great bar to sit for dinner. Servers were all great. Nice to have owner stop and introduce himself. Disappointed in the duck, a bit tough and not as flavorful as I was hoping for. Crab stuffed fish was also just ok. Would recommend for ambiance and would lean toward appetizers and not entrees.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed delicious starters and main courses—the poke, duck and pork chop were our favorites. Excellent service from friendly staff.

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a
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in everyday !

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