Valette

4.8
1624 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
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Absolutely best birthday dinner...scallops, poke to die for , then pancetta wrapped halibut and swordfish that melted in your mouth, service and staff over the top!!

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Healdsburg and this was roughly our 7th or 8th visit to Valette.
The food is outstanding and creatively presented. The dining room is rustic elegant with a touch of mid-century with the light fixtures.
On this particular visit we had the poke as a starter and I was thinking about it the following morning....without question the best we have ever had.
The best new addition to Valette is James one of the waiters. He is very attentive, patient, knowledgeable and funny! We'll be back again soon if for nothing else, the POKE!

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CC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was pretty amazing, we did the tastes with wine pairings. Wished we could have tried more but we were stuffed full after only 5 tastes. Plan to be back soon and try some of the things we missed. Only issue I had was the wines though paired well with the tastes, weren't particularly drinkable on their own. Might bring my own next time and pay the corkage fee.

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RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise was ridiculously loud. Owners should address the problem, which is easy to solve. Kitchen must have been hot as they had the A/C on and the dining area was COLD. Had to eat with out coats on, as did neighboring tables. Food was outstanding, but ambiance makes us not likely to return.

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TM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second dinner at Valette and it lived up to the 2 year reputation and our memories. Great wine list, super appetizers (don't miss the scallops en croute) and absolutely delicious duck breast. I plan to dine here at least once every time I visit the area in the future. Will, our server, was knowledgeable and fun!

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AB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun place to eat in Healdsburg. Seems like a popular place. Varied menu with good options. Had the swordfish special which was delicious. Home baked rolls and tasty appetizers. We will be back!!

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Tad bit on the noisy side but really a must stop for dine dining in Healdsburg.
Highest recommendation.

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CJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered several appetizers and a couple of bottles of wine. Nice experience. Recommend the charcuterie, scallops and poke.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and our server was very attentive. A bit noisy, but overall a great experience.

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AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Food... by far the best dinner in Healdsburg.

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TM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun and boisterous vibe. Food was fresh, excellent and well prepared.
Bob Valette is a friendly and wonderful host!
I’d recommend a reservation, popular and busy spot.
Good selection of wine of course!
Service was a bit slow but then again it appeared to be a full house the night we were there!

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DS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful and the wait staff was extremely helpful and on top of things. We had a delightful time and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Overpriced wine list, on an iPad so hard to scan. Noise level was super high. Chef put mint in strawberries and ice cream, awful. Overpriced, over rated. there are much better places in Healdsburg

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

Can’t wait to go again on our next trip to Healdsburg!!

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CH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Valette, I can still taste the risotto melting in my mouth. The halibut was cooked to perfection and with the English pea and piquillo pepper sauce was a culinary delight. Service was impeccable - and we could actually hear each other converse in the quiet booth. All in all, the meal was outstanding and well-deserving of a visit every time we travel to Healdsburg.

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BI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

From the moment we sat down, we felt rushed. We ordered cocktails first, then three courses to share, each paired with a glass of wine. We ended up with all the food and three glasses of wine on the table at one time. The food was beautifully presented, but we could not enjoy any of it as it was a brought to the table together. We couldn’t even remember which wine to drink with which dish. We felt that for the amount of money, this restaurant was a poor choice. We will not recommend this place.

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m
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was the best wait person! He was so attentive to our needs!
The food was unbelievably out of the world delicious! It was a perfect evening!

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JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our dinner at Valette was superb. Everything was wonderful - the staff, the meal, the ambiance - everything. Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine at Valette were superior. Extra enhancements to the dining experience were the conversations with owner and owner’s father—delightful!

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience at Valette. Outstanding food and service.

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OG
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our vacation splurge dinner and everything was just fantastic! The Service was stellar from Hostess to our Server (Frank!), food runners and support Team. Incredible mushroom risotto appetizer, duck & Waygu steak enters accompanied by surprising, delicious sides. A perfect date night for us!

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PR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Having been recommended by several sources we booked this for a special occasion. We were disappointed. Service was friendly but staff uninformed about the menu and the wines, despite the small number of choices. The food was descriptively exciting but not when served. Duo of lamb was a lamb chop which was tasty but unremarkable and the shoulder bore no resemblance to lamb due to being very heavily cured. Good quality lamb spoiled sadly. We did not stay for dessert. A shame.

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RI
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service, wonderful atmosphere, but expensive. Welcome to the world of Healdsburg restaurants.

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D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is some of the best we've had in the area.
Our server, John, was extraordinary.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an amazing anniversary dinner at Valette. It was a wonderful experience! The food, hospitality and service were 5 star!

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DP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the top 5 meals I ever had. One where the food Gods were smiling.....everything was perfect. The waiter recommended a spectacular wine, the Charred Wagyu New York Steak was perfectly done, tender, great flavor and served with a wonderful variety of tasty goodies such as Mr. Duncan's Mushroom Fondue Brown Butter Parsnip Puree – Au Poivre Butter – Roasted Bone Marrow. The Risotto appetizer and S'Mores dessert were both excellent. Great waiter....Valette should have at least a couple of Michelin stars.

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but not exceptional. I was disappointed that their way of celebrating birthdays was to give them a card. Not very impressive. I would not go there for special occasions.

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience! The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We went with our 1 yr old daughter and they were very accommodating, which means a lot to us as parents.

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CT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often try to get a meal at Valette when in Healdsburg. The food is always creative and plentiful.
The menu is large enough to have variety for different tastes but small enough for the chef to maintain quality and fresh ingredients. Service is always attentive and prompt. We like to have a few appetizers for a meal sometimes and they're a great way to try different tastes. Wine list is very good for our palates.

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K
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love when we’re lucky enough to get a reservation here while in town! Dustin and his staff are wonderful and the food is delicious! Can’t wait to return.

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IC
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Day scallops were the best thing on the menu. The lamb was very tender, but something I cook in my own kitchen. The swordfish was strangely tasteless and very disappointing

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Fast, efficient service with intent to "turn the table". The food is great with nice selections. However, being in Healdsburg, the menu is pricey the tables are crowded quite close and there is no attempt to dampen the din from fellow dinners.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. Everything was great!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

APPETIZERS EXCEPTIONAL, STEAK SOMEWHAT TOUGH. THE SERVICE FROM A TEAM, ONE OF THE SERVERS WAS NOT HAPPY AND "MOVED" MY SALAD I WAS STILL EATING ALMOST MID FORK SO SHE COULD MAKE ROOM FOR THE ENTREE. JUST KINDA WEIRD, BECAUSE WHEN SHE ASKED I TOLD HER I WAS NOT FINISHED. THE WINE I COULD HAVE USED SOME HELP ON. DESSERT ALSO PHENOMINAL.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Every dish we had was a delight. We chose to have two appetizers one main, side and dessert between us and it was actually a bit too much food. We look forward to trying more of the menu soon.

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AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is fairly good for the price. However, the service was seriously subpar for the level of restaurant. Giving people an iPad for drink menu does not equal good service. Only getting high quality employees equals good service

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MV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Seem to have fallen into an assembly line sort of rut. They push the unexceptional tasting menu and you can see it coming out to every table. I regret that we both ordered it. Only the scallops were memorable. We wanted the meal to be special, but it sadly wasn't. I'd recommend sticking to the a la carte choices.

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Y
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends to dinner and they were totally WOWED!! Not only was the food magnificent, the ambiance and the visit to the table by Chef Dustin, was so appreciated and sincere. We love this place and keep coming back for more!! Thank you and your terrific staff!

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed it a lot thank you so much for everything

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AC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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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