Valette

4.8
1766 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.
What 1766 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary tonight and Valette made it one of the best dining experiences ever!!
We were seat right away and when our server, Heather, came up to greet us she presented a hand written Happy Anniversary note card which was signed by the owners!!
What an amazing gesture to welcome us in to Valette!
Heather was so professional and knowledgeable in answering all our questions about the menu. She really made us feel at home.
The food was incredibly delicious and the presentation was first rate. Everything was cooked to perfection. I had the filet mignon which was topped tableside with black truffles. My husband had the duck and it was delicious!
The owner/chef Justin stopped by our table to check on our dining experience and we told him we had some of the best food in years!! We will be back soon to this wonderful gem of a restaurant in Healdsburg! BRAVO!

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you only eat at one restaurant in Healdsburg, you must eat at Valette!
We recently celebrated our 40th birthdays with a group of six people and had one of the best meals and experiences we’ve ever had.
Our group did the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings and the value was phenomenal. Each couple was given 4 different appetizers, and 4 different main courses to try (in smaller sharing portions) followed up by one of the most delicious desserts “this is not a Snickers bar.”
The wine pairings were generous and very unique (including 2 French wines). The service is absolutely outstanding. We had no fewer than 4 servers tending to us at all times and the food continued to roll out all evening long.
I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or celebration, but would also recommend eating here for any reason and trying anything on the menu.
We can’t wait to come back and eat here again!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot for a date night. Great food and service.

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

Wonderful
Welcoming staff. Incredible food and the chefs fathers visit to our table just make the evening

OT
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends have recommended this restaurant for a couple of years now. The food was outstanding. Look forward to our next visit up. I wish they were open for lunch.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. 5 course meal was spectacular.

OT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The wine offerings need much more creativity/originality/effort. It's a pretty short list. Regarding the whites: Surprising weak for those looking beyond California Chards. Some decent but predictable white Burgundies, one good CA sauvignon blanc, but generally boring and unexciting. Please try harder!! The food is excellent, so it's a shame that such a food destination can't live up to it's locale!

JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were terrific. The Chenin Blanc was perfectly matched to the scallops. The halibut and albacore dishes were cooked to perfection as were the duck and steak.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way! Loved the food, ambiance, and service. One the best restaurants we’ve ever visited.

JE
Houston
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James made our evening!

G
Los Angeles
312 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter John was excellent. We did the five course meal. The steak had a lot of fat and grizzle. We mentioned it and they immediately removed it from the bill. Otherwise everything was delicious. It is a very noisy restaurant. The service by everybody was terrific and everyone was knowledgeable about all the ingredients

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating two birthdays and all four of us did the “trust us” option on the menu. It was fantastic!!!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around but a special nod to our waiter who was fantastic.

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything from food, the service and the personal attention was outstanding. Every time we dine here our food is excellent and consistently so. One of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma County we highly recommend.

LB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sincerely amazing. Far exceeded our expectations. Sauces were totally memorable!! Wish Chef would make a presence back East!!

D
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Definitely will be eating there again.

JO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent! I can’t imagine them doing anything better.

JL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, thoughtfully presented. Food is always good, staff professional. Given location, wind list could be a bit more expansive, though.

K
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary dinner and it was a fantastic experience. They even had a happy anniversary card waiting for us. The food was the best meal we had on our Sonoma vacation. Will be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food wonderful service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had.

JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the quality of the food was good although small portions for some entrees..food good except for the $25 charcuterie and cheese plate. the salami and meat was served hot, appeared to have been sliced earlier in the day.. and was very dried out..4 small pieces of cheese and old, hot meat.. not worth the price at all. also the duck entree 3 small slices of duck breast for $38 or close to that price.. that was an appetizer portion

but service was amazing!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Valette was on par with any Michelin rated restaurant you could find in wine country or San Francisco. We both did a 5 course tasting menu but really we tried 10 things because they cleverly brought out 2 different courses. The wait staff was very attentive and well informed about everything in service. The only issues we found were the table was sticky (like Chinese restaurant sticker), the wine list was a bit expensive and varied wildly considering the locale and while we understand and saw what probably were a lot of local regulars in that the chef (one of the Valette brothers) literally went to every table to check on them except ours almost as if he was avoiding us. It did make us feel a bit odd and felt mildly rude especially given the fact we were doing a tasting menu of his specialties and purchased a bottle of wine. Despite the odd vibe from the chef we would return and recommend it for some amazing food and excellent wait staff.

RS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was outstanding! The food was delicious, the preparations were unique and we all enjoyed our meal. The owner even came over to chat with us for a bit and he was lovely.

E
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Tasting menu with wine pairings was so delicious. A must check out when in the area.

TE
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding evening, celebrating my Wife’s Birthday at Valetta, Healdsburg.
Great Hospitality by the entire staff. Especially, by Aaron and Dustin, taking time out of their busy schedules to visit our table throughout our amazing dining experience. This was a special evening for Us! They made us feel extremely special.
Upon arrival, Stella was provided a birthday card from our waiter, Frank. What a special touch, hand written and signed by Aaron and Dustin.
Thank you!
We’ve been customers since 2015. And will continue and always dine at Valette.
Thank you,
Tom & Stella
8/8/2019

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic time- from bubbles at the bar to a 5 Star meal of duck, halibut, and strawberries- it was truly great!! Service was impeccable, yet was very unpretentious. Loved this great anniversary dinner!

L
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Food was good, but nothing exciting.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with great service and very tasty food. We came here for the anniversary celebration and it was exactly what we needed. All food was perfect (salad with goat cheese, halibut and steak) with a great finale of the strawberry dessert. Wine selection is extensive and able to server all the possible tastes.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We would come again. The service person was great.

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively dining room but not too loud to have reasonable conversation. Excellent food and service.

BF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, original food, beautiful presentations. Enjoyed sharing two tasting menus with my companion. Rather expensive, especially with the wine pairing, but very enjoyable. Ambient noise level way to loud. Recommend and will return.

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the waiter to dessert it was first class.
Per my wife “best dessert you has ever had”

j
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Valette to celebrate a 40th birthday. We had an amazing experience. The chefs wrote a happy birthday card for the birthday celebration and put us in the best seat of the house! We all had the tasting menu which was fantastic with perfectly paired wines. Whatever you do, get the scallop en croute- it was quite possibly the best scallop dish we have ever had- just incredible! Thank you Valette for making our special occasion extra memorable!

DV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Love. Love.
Consistently delicious.
Warm professional service.
Local favorite.
❤️

g
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were absolutely incredible. The wait staff was nice and appreciative of us being there. The only complaint was the noise level. It was very hard to hear each other and we were only a table of 4.

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with a great atmosphere. The crowd seems to tend towards quite a bit older. Food was fantastic. Drinks were great. But what's with a $40 Old Fashioned?

F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, as always! Our salad with goat cheese fritters and roasted strawberries was a great starter, my duck was superb, and my husband’s halibut with corn and roasted tomato vinaigrette was the best he had ever eaten. Heather, our server, was professional yet friendly and informative. Small, noisy, but fantastic!

RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. We were visiting from NY at we were told this restaurant should not be missed. It was more than just dinner. It was an experience. Friendliest and most knowledgeable wait staff. We met the owners father who was walking around chatting up all the tables. The executive chef also came out and talked to some customers. Their staff has all been there from the beginning. Delicious food with the freshest ingredients! (Scallops are flown in daily from Maine). We will be back for sure as this was the best meal we have ever eaten and we are from New York!

RL
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience!

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