Valette

4.9
2387 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Support Valette during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2387 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarcG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. The service was prompt, understated and welcoming. An all around great experience.

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foodie4
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great but the many flies in the outdoor seating area! how about Valette thinking about ways to improve the outdoor space to keep the bugs out? thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ordered the chef’s tasting menu which I highly recommend, everything tasted incredible. The service was good. My only complaint is there were a couple food runners that both had very strong smelling fragrance on, it overpowered when they presented the dishes to our table. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for a romantic occasion as the noise level is extremely loud. The food is hands down the star of the show but the supporting roles weren’t as notable. Overall a good experience I just expected complete perfection considering I booked our reservation two months in advance for the first available Saturday.

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Dibrooklyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the door to table, server was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was great. Wonderful wine selection. We are inside but the patio also looked great. Bathroom was very clean. The kitchen was super accommodating when I requested something made vegetarian.

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vipLEver8
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as always as is the service! We went with another couple and we were seated next to a large group of obnoxiously loud people, to the point of us not being able to hear each other across the table. I asked the hostess if she could move us and she did so. The rest of our meal was very pleasant.

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Kirklandfoodie
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have had in a long time—excellent presentation and flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and our waiter Alfredo What is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Utterly fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at Valette! From the moment we arrived—everything was wonderful! We enjoyed great waitstaff, excellent service and fine cuisine in a relaxed setting! Our favorite was the scallop appetizer, however it wasn’t over shadowing any other dish, every bite from start to finish stood out as special! And the desserts were divine! Light, sensuous and deliciously unique! So glad we chose this restaurant!

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KLMS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish that our party had was delicious. The server was very knowledgeable making recommendations and presenting the food with details of the preparation and composition. We will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we checked in the service was impeccable. We all felt welcome and that is rare. Chef Dustin and his dad came to our table and chatted for a minute and that was a treat. The food was outstanding. We all had different dishes and share tastes with the others. Pricey but worth it. Can’t wait go back.

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vipaudreyb
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette is one of our favorite restaurants. Since the pandemic we have enjoyed eating at at the restaurant, although during the pandemic it was great to pick the amazing food up and bring it home! What a Great "recipe" Dustin and his team have created; the atmosphere is fun but elegant, ambiance is modern but with a nod to the history of Healdsburg and all of Sonoma County! Looking forward to the Matheson!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve ever experienced. Scallops to die for! Awesome!!

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vipTonyY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! We met the chef at Dry Creek Kitchen, he took us on a tour of the farmer’s market and presented a risotto that we all loved. We’ve recommended this restaurant to many friends and they are always impressed. My husband feels the steak is the best in the county. This is really a special place.

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vipYoli
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests in town and we planned this dinner when we heard they were coming. Terrific 5 course meal and such a lovely staff! Dustin came by to visit a few times and the friendly and excellent staff did a wonderful job at making us feel right at home and made sure we had all that we needed. They also graciously accommodated several allergies for our guests. Thank you for the terrific food snd service!!

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viprebeccaW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful anniversary dinner. Every appetizer and entree was delicious and the service was exceptional. One of the nicest dinners we have had in a long time and we go out often. Perfect for special occasions!

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Sampro
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant! Since the pandemic, they were able to set up a nice outside section, However, we alway enjoyed the inside ambience as well. Our meals were cooked to perfection. Select your favorite protein dish and it will not disappoint!
Bob Valette (father) came to our table several times and we enjoyed all his stories. This place is not pretentious, but meals are first class.

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vipkellya
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town. Always consistent, delicious and creative entrees, superb service. Thank you!

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vipGiselaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love Valette! The food is amazing and the personal touches throughout the meal makes you feel so special! Thank you, chef Dustin and crew.

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vipMaryF
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Valette. There were 4 us and between us we had: oysters, scallops and the special risotto of the day to start. Following up with the N.Y. steak and halibut. Everything was delicious.

The only hiccup was 2 of the appetizers came out and we had to wait another 5 minutes for the other 2 to arrive. The waiter stopped by twice to say they were on the way. They were delicious when they arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette was outstanding. Dustin, the chef/owner has a phenomenal menu with an amazing wine list. Our waiter new about and described each wine we were interested in to us. As someone who works in the wine industry, this was not only impressive but appreciated. I highly recommend making a reservation for the outdoor patio. Very cool ambiance. Bring a jacket but they also have heaters. We will definitely be back next time we are in healdsburg. Also, it looks like he might be opening another spot in healdsburg. WooHoo!

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I've had from a restaurant in quite some time. Ordered the tasting menu and every dish was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FAB-U-LOS! 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef tasting menu was fantastic. Truly an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience in every way - a must go - great for a special occasion or just Fabulous dinner anytime.

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vipChristopher
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was fantastic, our waitress took great care of us, made us feel like we were the only ones dining. The presentation was just top notch. Already looking forward to next time!

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vipMemo
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette did not disappoint. We had a fantastic dinner that was prepared to perfectly. I had the Ahi poke appetizer and while it did not appear like the traditional Hawaiian poke tasted every bit as good with the familiar flavors. My dining partner had the Scallops in Croute which was as delicious as ever. We both had the duck breast as our main and it was cooked to perfection. We accompanied our dinner with Vallette's pinot noir which was excellent. If you love candy as I do, don't miss the "It's not a Snickers" dessert. Service was impeccable and we have a lovely evening.

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ScottC
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend. Best restaurant we ate at during our visit.

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ElenaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Excellent service. Amazing wine knowledge from the staff. Phenomenal food.

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vippditty
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with the Chef’s tasting menu and it was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, can’t wait to go back

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vipSFnative
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined in the outdoor area which is well shaded. Tables are nicely spaced apart from one another. All of the food was excellent - especially liked the charcuterie and duck. We brought our own wine ($20 corkage). Wine service was excellent: three different glasses were provided to accommodate the three different wines being served. This is absolutely the correct thing to do but many restaurants don't.

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viprxmarilynrx
Phoenix
139 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A must for any stay in Healdsburg! Great service with attention to detail; fabulous food choices and preparations and a lively and captivating audience taking it all in! Sit at the bar and let them take care of you!

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vipRLSO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal at Valette. We live in Sonoma Cty and frequent this restaurant. The only area we would suggest improvement is that the striped bass could have been better. It was ok but not the typical quality that we expect from Valette. I can't pinpoint what needed to be improved about this entree, just that was not the quality/flavor profile that we expected. Overall it was a very good meal and we will return.

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vipDavidR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - food, wine, service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Ordered the 6 course menu pescatarian and it was awesome. Very good service,

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AbigailF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was the WORST!!!!!!!!!!! I’d NEVER go back. Took forever to get our plates; our server was non-existent and when I mentioned it, she was dismissive. Sad because food was decent, just trash service.

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vipAnne
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valette is my favorite restaurant in Sonoma County. The food, service, and atmosphere never disappoints.

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Local
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not been you are truly missing out on an extraordinary find. Make reservations asap and GO. See you in December!!!!

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vipGBGG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in HEALDSBURG. Try the outdoor patio. Very nice. Do not go here without having the scallop appetizer

FAQs

Valette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 473-0946.

Valette is rated 4.9 stars by 2387 OpenTable diners.

Valette does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.valettehealdsburg.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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