Healdsburg Restaurant Patios Reopen for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country
Enjoying an outdoor meal in the summer months in Healdsburg is always on my list of things to do–many day-trippers and out-of-state travelers would agree. After being cooped up inside for 10 weeks, many locals are ready to return to Sonoma County Wine Country’s hip town for eating and drinking alfresco, and they’re benefiting from smaller crowds while tourism lodging remains closed. As of July 13, COVID-19 reopening rules in Sonoma County only allowed restaurants with outdoor seating to remain open, so several downtown Healdsburg restaurants that have patios are welcoming guests for open-air dining. Here’s a foodie hit list of the best Healdsburg restaurants with patios for your next trip to one of the best small towns in America. We will be revising our blog regularly as the reopening situation unfolds, so please check back for new additions and leave us a comment with any updates from around town.
Healdsburg Restaurants with Patios Now Open for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country (updated July 13, 2020)
Barndiva Open For Outdoor Garden Dining
Barndiva has opened its doors for outdoor dining under its lush mulberry trees, allowing locals and nearby visitors alike to enjoy the fresh and sustainable menu on both garden patios with safe distance dining. Once seated, guests can contact the hospitality team by phone or text to place their wine, cocktail and food orders. A new menu launched last Friday just in time to enjoy new, fresh summer bites. The chèvre croquettes with goat cheese and lavender honey, the fried chicken sandwich, served on a Costeaux Bakery bun with kewpie mayonnaise, kosher pickles, hot vinegar slaw and farro salad with beets, snap peas, pickled mushrooms, radish, carrot, candied pecans, arugula, feta and sherry vinegar are signature Barndiva dishes, but there’s plenty of plates to choose from. Reservations are required for garden seating. Local delivery and curbside pick-up are still available Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jordan Winery Turns Terrace into Restaurant Serving Alfresco Lunch
Although Jordan Winery doesn’t have a restaurant per se, the French-inspired producer has closed its indoor tasting salon during the pandemic and transformed its expansive terrace into a bistro-style restaurant, serving French classics with a California twist. Lunch is served five days a week with two seatings, Thursday through Monday. Located less than 15 minutes north of downtown Healdsburg restaurants.
Bravas Bar de Tapas Open For Patio Dining
Named one of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the country by Travel + Leisure, Bravas has what we think is one of the country’s most charming backyard patios for outdoor dining. Bravas’s patio is surrounded by lush orange trees, has tables spaced six feet apart to maintain proper distancing between tables and is anchored by a dedicated open air bar. The Stark family’s eclectic menu highlights small bites inspired by traditional and modern Spanish cooking, with a California wine country twist. Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias, and Spain-inspired cocktails, including a variety of signature gin and tonics. Outdoor dining is available year-round on the porch or patio in the back garden five days a week from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., or place to-go orders to enjoy at home.
Campo Fina Open For Curbside and Outdoor Patio Dining
One of our favorite Healdsburg restaurant patios opened for outdoor dining on Wednesday, June 17. Transport yourself to Italy with Campo Fina’s wood-fired pizzas, vine-covered brick walls and refreshing cocktails from the alfresco bar. Sip on their famous Lady in Red cocktail as you enjoy the Summer Salad with fresh blackberries and dried Dry Creek Peaches and a Pizza Salsiccia. Patio seating open for lunch and dinner from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Campo-a-Go-Go curbside service is still available online.
Catelli’s Restaurant Open For Patio & Garden Dining
One of Sonoma County’s favorite longtime family-style spots, Catelli’s Restaurant is now open for patio and garden seating in Geyserville, just 10 minutes north of Healdsburg. All guests will be seated six feet apart from each other to comply with social distancing protocols. Pick-up and delivery orders can still be made online and guests can call the restaurant to make outdoor dining reservations.
Costeaux French Bakery Open for Takeout and Patio Seating
Treat yourself to a breakfast sandwich, omelet or quiche at downtown Healdsburg’s Costeaux French Bakery Cafe for take-out and patio seating. Don’t forget to check their grab-and-go case that’s replenished daily with fresh salads, baguette sandwiches and delicious baked goodies. Open Wednesday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dry Creek Kitchen Open for Indoor and Outdoor Seating
Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen reopened on Thursday, June 4, offering guests takeout and dine-in options. Enjoy the intimate charm of Healdsburg and true wine country hospitality with outdoor dining offered on the patio, as well as inside the elegant dining room and the charming courtyard hidden behind adjoining Hotel Healdsburg. For more information about safety guidelines and to book reservations, check the restaurant’s website.
Healdsburg Bar & Grill Large Patio and Deck Now Open
Downtown Healdsburg’s restaurant with the biggest outdoor dining space, Healdsburg Bar & Grill has reopened with their fenced-in patio, lawn and covered pergola for dining outdoors. Enjoy a casual and family-friendly afternoon with the swiss mushroom burger, crispy chicken sandwich or the greek chopped salad and cool it down with a local HenHouse IPA or a HBG House Cocktail. Check their website for more information on the restaurant’s COVD-19 safety protocols. Patio open for walk-ins Thursday through Monday from noon to 7 p.m., open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Journeyman Now Open for Sidewalk Seating
One of our go-to spots in Healdsburg, Journeyman Meat Co., is now open for outdoor sidewalk seating. Enjoy a glass of Journeyman Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, a salumi board, seasonal salad with arugula and shaved fennel or wood-fired pizza on the sidewalk. Sidewalk seating, curbside food and wine pick-up is available Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. View their menu online and call to place your orders.
Mateo’s Cocina Latina Now Open For Backyard Patio Dining
Mateo’s has opened its hip, airy backyard patio for limited seating. Guests will be required to wear masks while passing through the restaurant before being seated outdoors, but will enjoy the expressive food, wine and cocktail menu. Mateo’s drinks pair perfectly with a warm afternoon on the patio while snacking on addictive picadillo empanadas with tomato-habanero sauce, ceviche and olive oil guacamole with pumpkin seed crackers. The restaurant accepts reservations for the patio online and will continue to serve to-go and delivery through online orders as well. Don’t miss their impressive tequila bar menu, featuring seasonal fresh margaritas, from pomegranate to blood red orange. Make a reservation through Tock.com or call the restaurant directly to book. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Parish Cafe Healdsburg Patio Open For Lunch
Serving traditional New Orleans cuisine using local California ingredients, The Parish Cafe in Healdsburg has reopened for dining in and take out. (Their Santa Rosa location on Fourth Street is temporarily closed.) Don’t miss their famous Beignets sprinkled with powdered sugar or a plate of Shrimp & Grits (pictured above). Open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No reservations required.
Pizzando Now Open For Al Fresco Dining, Delivery and Take-out
Pizzando is now open for al fresco dining on the patio. Enjoy classic starters like the crispy Brussels sprouts, wild arugula and lobster arancini and finish off with a classic margherita or pesto caprese pizza on the patio. Be sure to save room for a soft-serve ice cream cone. Take out and delivery via DoorDash are still available every day from noon to 8:00 p.m. Call 707-922-5233 to place your order.
Spoonbar Garden Patio and Sidewalk Seating Open For Dining
Spoonbar is bringing guests to its back garden patio and front sidewalk seating to enjoy the creatively crafted fare at the restaurant once again. Their cocktail menu will be available soon but until then, check out the delicious local wine list for all your sipping needs. Spoonbar is taking extra precautions in making guests’ dining experience safe and comfortable and reservations can be made online via OpenTable. Splurge with an order of truffle fries or cioppino with calamari, mussels and chorizo. To-go orders can still be placed over the phone.
The Rooftop at Harmon Guest House Reopens
While Healdsburg’s newest downtown hotel remains closed, its open-air rooftop café has reopened so guests can take in the views of downtown Healdsburg, Fitch Mountain and the rolling Sonoma hills while enjoying one of the best appetizers at Healdsburg restaurants, the yellowfin tuna crudo.
Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar Patio Open
Enjoy Paris-worthy people-watching on Healdsburg Avenue at Willi’s—another Stark family-owned restaurant, like Bravas. This is one of our favorite local spots for fresh seafood that is now open for outdoor seating, dining and drinking. Choose from eight varieties of freshly-shucked oysters and other seafood delights, like peel and eat gulf prawns, Maine lobster rolls, and steamers—cooked in none other than PBR, Old Bay and garlic—all of which will transport you right to a charming seaside town in New England. Or, if you’re in the mood for a Latin American flare, choose instead from a selection of ceviches, crudos and tartares. The bar is known for its specialty cocktails, like Cucumber Martinis, Raspberry Lemon Drops and Barrel-Aged Manhattans. The wine list features over 40 wines by the glass highlighting some of wine country’s best options. Open air patio open five days a week from noon to 8:00 p.m. or place to-go orders to enjoy at home.
Agave Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar Open For Patio Dining
Agave has opened its patio seating in Healdsburg’s Vineyard Plaza so guests can enjoy their seasonal and fresh menu items al fresco. Don’t miss their homemade salsas, tamales, ceviche and the housemade Agave Margarita while you’re soaking up the summer sun. Open for curbside pick-up and delivery through their website. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.