Valette

4.7
2603 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Valette

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Valentine's Day at Valette For Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, Chefs Dustin Valette and Nathan Davis have created a very special 5-Course Tasting Menu. Dinner is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations for our indoor and outdoor dining spaces are available from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. Please note that the regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening. The fine print - We do require a credit card number to hold your New Years Eve reservation. Should the need arise, cancellation may be made up to 72 hours prior to the reservation date and time. If the cancellation is made after that point, the charge is $150 per person, and will be charged to your credit card.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 2603 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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GregJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, outstanding food and service. The flavors are balanced, fresh, and inventive. This is one of our favorite wine country spots!

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viprspeedygo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making my mothers birthday very special! We loved the scallop en croute for starters…very delicate and delicious l! Special thanks to Mr. Valette for stopping by our table in sharing some old family stories!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Steaks were over cooked.

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vipLisaRlovesfood
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After reading reviews we decided to try this family owned business in our visit. The service was impeccable, owners were onsite design, decor, plating, flavors. A must try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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vipKatieExc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 3rd time here, and the best yet. We had the 5 course tasting menu and loved every bite!

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food is extravagant (squid ink, bone marrow, etc) but not outstanding. For the price, I would expect something delicious, but it was just okay and some dishes were even pretty bad (pork chop).

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vipanna
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our time at Vakette

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Everything was great.

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LaurenD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mom’s 65th birthday dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, great ambience and tasty drinks!

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vipNancyT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are exceptional. It's like a dance if you order the chef's selected sample menu with plates coming and going at just the right time. The cocktails were to die for!! The servers were so knowledgeable and friendly. My husband loved his ribeye steak.

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AriadneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic tasting menu. This is our second time here, this time with COVID accommodations. There were 4 of us and they allowed us to have 2 sets of tasting menus, so we got double the options to try. Be prepared to leave stuffed--the portions are appropriate but we were SO full when we left! Our waiters and servers were all excellent and the outdoor seating was incredibly comfortable even in January. Excellent wine list.

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vipLefty
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The best thing about our Valette dinner was Mr. Valette Sr. coming around to see how we were doing. He's so personable, nice and a great ambassador for the restaurant! Our meals were fine although my husband found his duck a bit chewy and my striped bass dish had a bit too many sauces not complementing each other. My husband said his dessert was mediocre (some kind of peanut butter bar?). I would suggest that they invest in better heaters--the ones they have now are fairly useless in keeping customers warm. It's almost palpable that the Valette brothers are more interested in getting The Matheson off the ground (which is a superb venue) while leaving Valette a bit in the dust.

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AmberP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I dream of the Day Boat scallops and they lived up to my wonderful memories of enjoying them late last time I was here. 10/10 would recommend to everyone for a special occasion!

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vipLBG8
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, fresh ingredients, very good service. The tasting menu option is wonderful. This is our second time at this restaurant and it was as good as we remembered.

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RenaeA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was incredible. We did the chefs tasting menu, and every dish was amazing and we were stuffed by the end of it.
The servers and wait staff were attentive and kind. They were busy and rushing around but still informative and helpful. Our main server was difficult to understand and we had a hard time figuring out what she meant when she would answer our questions.
The outdoor section was chilly, but it’s mid January so anything else would have been surprising. They had heaters and scooted them and turned them up for us when we asked.

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KBFoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dustin Valette's signature scallops en croute simply do not disappoint! The dinner was luscious and beautifully composed from locally sourced farms. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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vipmitchellc
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

We peaked at the cocktail and charcuterie board. Then 45 mins passed and there was no entree. The waiter finally came over to say it was coming out soon and would we like a another cocktail which we declined. The manger then came over to let us know that a larger party had gotten ahead of our ticket but our order would be out and did we want a salad on the house to hold us over. We did not so he said save room for dessert as it would be on the house.
After about 2 mins We realized that we had had enough and let them know we were done. The manager offered to box our dinner which he assured us would be out in 2 minutes. We said we were done and he said the cocktails and charcuterie board were on the house.
We normally would have left something for the waiter but he really did not look out for us and once the manger stepped in avoided the table.
I am sure the food is great but we will never know.

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Coco
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our visit to Valette. The food presentation and taste was phenomenal, the staff was attentive, professional and fun. We'll definitely be back!

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vipUnique
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipHealdsburgLocal
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Always love the tasting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, wine, and service was great! Patio was adequately warm with good ventilation.

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toby
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was not prepared properly. Flavor underwhelming.Disappointing overall.

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vipAdell
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Raspberry fields (cocktail); charcuterie board's cured meats, house mustards, and pickled green peaches; and cookies and cream (dessert) were some highlights.

Chef's choice tasting a fun idea.

Overall left very disappointed though. Around 150-200pp incl the tasting and left with full bellies but empty hearts. Pork dry, coffee cold, apple dessert rubbery.

Inconsistent experience overall--maybe just an off Monday night?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER EVER! Every morsel of food was fantastic and the service was awesome. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipCDub
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit... nice outdoor dining setup that was comfy despite 40 degree temperatures. The NYE Prix Fixe was well chosen. The Gnocchi and Duck courses paired well with the Barolo that was part of the wine pairing that night. If we weren't driving, the full wine pairing would have been a treat. Def' worth the drive whether you're vacationing or local.

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AnneVP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, exceptional service, and best overall dining experience in a very long time. Highly recommend!

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vipJessicaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We enjoyed the food well enough but the service was awful. Staff seemed to have trouble juggling the timing of tables with tasting menus and those without. Our 3 courses took over 2 hours. We had to beg for wine and water in between. The food was delicious if over-priced, even for the area. Tourists disrespectful of Covid mask requirements with staff unbothered to address issue. We were celebrating a birthday and had told the restaurant ahead of time but no one seemed to know or care. Would not recommend!

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Judyza
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding in every way/ service & food. Appetizers were uniquely prepared & artistically presented. Favorites were the Ahi Poke & the Scallops En Croute. Entree notables were the Duck Breast & the Wagyu steak- both perfectly cooked and sauces bursting with flavor.
Our waiter, John, clearly a seasoned veteran, made the whole dining experience more enjoyable plus we got to be served one dish by ,Aaron, one if the owners who apparently is always hard at work !
Get a reservation here. Michelin quality food for a much better value than the nearby starred establishments.

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JohnH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent spot for our 10 anniversary. The food, service and ambiance were all spectacular! We highly recommend it

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AmyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience! The food is fantastic and the staff is very professional. Everything was interesting and we will definitely plan to return.

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vipEmmanuelF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our party of 4 had a wonderful experience at Valette. We got a last minute reservation and sat outside. They have heat lamps so it was very comfortable. We decided on the Chef's choice 5 course dinner but without the wine pairing. Instead we let our waiter pick a white and red wine to go our meal. The meal was fantastic and the wine that was chosen was perfect. The presentation of each course was clean, well thought out and made it easy to sample the many flavors of each dish. We were surprised with 4 different deserts to try for the last course. Overall we all really enjoyed our visit. Would highly recommended Valette and the Chefs choice 5 course dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Overall experience. Service outstanding, great ambiance, and food was excellent. Great date night!

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ericaw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This jewel was pricey & delicious. Nice atmosphere lovely California trendy scene. Definitely $$$ but the portions were generous and plenty to share with friends and family. I will definitely return for a special occasion. It was cold outside so they were lovely to accommodate us with the indoor table so our reservation was for outside. Staff was comfortable, not pretentious and really a great dining experience.

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vipSusanT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very cold and drafty table with no attempt by staff to correct the issue! Sat with coats on and hoods over our heads to try to stay warm while we ate dinner.

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LisaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Food, service and atmosphere are all perfection.

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Eric
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down, Best restaurant in Healdsburg. In fact, it’s one of the best restaurants I’ve ever dined at. Healdsburg, especially Vallette is just on another level compared to any spot classified as fine dining in LA or NY. Such a great menu and atmosphere with incredible service. Kudos to the owners and staff. Eating here is a strong reminder of why we all go out to eat.

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vipOliver
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Should have a star. Truly enjoyable and delicious food. A gem. Don’t miss soup if it is on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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VinceR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love going to Vallette. It’s our favorite Healdsburg restaurant. They never disappoint.

FAQs

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

Valette is rated 4.7 stars by 2603 OpenTable diners.

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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