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Restaurants in Sonoma County

Like their San Francisco neighbors, the restaurants in Sonoma County boast world-class reputations, drawing in foodies from near and far with their farm-to-table California cuisine. Many a celebrity chef has either gotten a start in Sonoma County or adopted it as a second culinary home. And as pioneers in the locavore movement, many restaurants in Sonoma County source their ingredients from nearby farms and vineyards.

In Healdsburg, restaurants like Madrona Manor and Cyrus have earned Michelin stars for their multi-course prix-fixe meals and encyclopedic wine lists. In Sonoma proper, the El Dorado Kitchen, housed in its namesake hotel, serves up a first-class New American menu both inside its chic dining room and al fresco beneath the properties fig trees. Close by, The Girl & the Fig employs Sonoma County ingredients in fresh, French-influenced bill of fare.

Sonoma County restaurants aren’t all formal, however. Visitors can find some of the area’s most satisfying bites at casual Mexican taquerias or soul food-centric roadhouses like the Fremont Diner, which specializes in down-home favorites like chicken and waffles and barbecue.

  • Barndiva

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A locavore’s paradise, this all–regionally sourced, all-sustainable restaurant (set in a soaring, modern version of a red barn) takes haute farmyar... More
  • Bistro Ralph

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed in a small, narrow building, this neighborhood bistro serves locally inspired French cuisine along with a selection of exclusively Sonoma wi... More
  • Bovolo Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Pig is something of an obsession at this petite café at the back of Copperfield’s Books. You can get the house-made bacon on a salad, in a sandwich... More
  • Central Market, Petaluma

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef and owner Tony Najiola's downtown Petaluma restaurant serves locally sourced New American cuisine inside an open dining room. Large windows an... More
  • Cyrus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Sonoma Valley dining doesn’t get any finer than it does here, at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant set in Healdsburg’s Hotel Le Mars. The dining... More
  • Don Taylor's Omelette Express

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Open since 1977 and located in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square, this breakfast and lunch spot is known for its generous portions. The menu has over tw... More
  • Dry Creek Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Charlie Palmer has been a busy fellow since he first opened his landmark NYC restaurant, Aureole, back in 1988. Over the past two decades, he’... More
  • El Dorado Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Inside the El Dorado Hotel, this restaurant has multiple options for dining: on the stone-patio shaded by a fig tree, in a private poolside cabana,... More
  • Estate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef John Toulze and proprietor Sondra Bernstein—the same duo behind The Girl and the Fig—set their sights on rustic Italian cuisine with this new ... More
  • French Garden Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The food here is simple and fresh, much of it grown on the owner Dan Smith’s farm down the road. He operates a produce market at the restaurant on ... More
  • Hana Japanese Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef and owner Ken Tominaga moved to Sonoma from Tokyo as a child, eventually opening this Japanese restaurant in 1990. The understated dining room... More
  • Healdsburg Bar & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the Healdsburg, the lawn is the best place for a cold drink. The raspberry lemonade here is spiked with vodka and Chambord, while the margarita ... More
  • Oakville Grocery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This spin-off of a Napa Valley original is located in Healdsburg’s bustling town square. Staffers line shelves with local specialty foods like oliv... More
  • Restaurant Eloise

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • River Inn Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Known locally for its typical diner fare, attentive service, and hearty breakfast menu, River Inn Grill is located along the main street in Guernev... More

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