Try These Healdsburg Restaurant Patios for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country
Enjoying an outdoor meal in Healdsburg is always on my list of travel recommendations. Whether you’re from Sonoma, San Francisco or San Antonio, you’ll find something enchanting about our quaint town’s energy and scenery–both downtown on the Plaza or at a hilltop winery just outside town. The parklets erected during the pandemic are still allowed in downtown Healdsburg, so many restaurants that didn’t have patios before the pandemic have joined local favorites to offer more indoor and outdoor dining options in 2021. Here’s a foodie hit list of the best Healdsburg restaurants with outdoor dining for your next trip to one of the best small towns in America.
Healdsburg Restaurants with Patios Now Open for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country (updated May 10, 2021)
Jordan’s Alfresco Winery Lunch in Healdsburg Returns
The French-inspired wine producer, located just outside of downtown Healdsburg, had to close its indoor tasting salon and popular estate tour excursion during the pandemic. The challenge inspired Jordan Winery’s chef to transform their expansive terrace into a bistro-style restaurant called Paris on the Terrace. Due to its success, the pop-up has returned from May through August and again in October. The menu features French classics with a California twist (think shaved carrot salad, salmon rillettes or chocolate mousse), served four days a week with seating at noon. If you’re looking for another outdoor wine and food experience, try Jordan’s Estate Tour & Tasting–a moveable feast where you’ll enjoy alfresco wine and culinary tastings across the 1,200-acre estate. Offered Thursday through Sunday from June through October.
Barndiva Offers Lovely Outdoor Garden Dining
Barndiva offers outdoor dining under its lush mulberry trees or on a covered patio connected to the restaurant, allowing diners to enjoy the eclectic-fresh menu outdoors in two settings. Once seated, guests can contact the hospitality team by phone or text to place their wine, cocktail and food orders. Chef Jordan Rosas joined during the pandemic, and he’s mixing up the menu, though the chèvre croquettes, BD burger and fried chicken sandwich remain all-day menu mainstays. Reservations are required for garden seating.
Valette Patio to Remain Open in 2021
Dustin Valette and his staff built a lovely outdoor dining room during the pandemic, allowing diners to enjoy the chef’s farm-fresh cuisine in a lovely sidewalk setting surrounded by plants and the bustling sound of friends reconnecting over dinner. We hope that this parklet-style dining room will be allowed to stay open indefinitely, but time will tell. Word is that parklets will be allowed to stay in Healdsburg until at least January 2023.
Bravas Bar de Tapas Patio Dining
Bravas is located inside an old craftsman-style home with an equally charming backyard patio, hidden away from street view. Bravas’s backyard dining room is surrounded by lush orange trees and anchored by an 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 at the backyard patio or the restaurant’s covered back porch.
Hidden Courtyard for Outdoor Patio Dining at Campo Fina
One of my favorite Healdsburg restaurant patios, Campo Fina serves Italian fare inside its brick-walled dining room, but its hidden courtyard dining room also scores high on the charm scale. Transport yourself to Italy with Chef Ari Rosen’s wood-fired pizzas, Italian-centric wine list and refreshing cocktails, all served overlooking a bocce ball court.
Spoonbar Garden Dining Room Returns
During the pandemic, Spoonbar, located inside the H2 hotel, created a dining room in its garden behind the hotel lobby. Diners were so charmed by the sounds of the nearby creek and birds chirping in the surrounding trees that the owners have decided to keep the Spoonbar garden dining room open this year with no plans to return to offering only indoor dining anytime soon. Barndiva chef alumns, Thomas Mulligan and Pancho, now helm the kitchen, and are creating some of the most exciting food since Spoonbar’s opening a decade ago.
Dry Creek Kitchen Offers Two Outdoor Dining Areas
Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen continues to serve dinner indoors and outdoors, but Healdsburg’s white-tablecloth fine dining restaurant added a second dining room during the pandemic. Guests can enjoy the intimate charm of downtown life with outdoor dining on the restaurant’s main patio, which overlooks Healdsburg Plaza, or opt for dining in the courtyard hidden behind adjoining Hotel Healdsburg.
Backyard Patio Dining at Mateo’s Cocina Latina
Located across the street from H2 hotel, Mateo’s entrance only offers a hint at the airy backyard patio dining area behind the restaurant. Mateo’s flavored margaritas pair perfectly with a warm afternoon, addictive picadillo empanadas with tomato-habanero sauce, ceviche and olive oil guacamole with pumpkin seed crackers. 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.
Other Healdsburg Restaurants with Outdoor Dining: The sidewalk high-top tables added during the pandemic at Journeyman Meat Company and Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar will remain this year, KinSmoke barbecue and Duke’s Spirited Cocktails are keeping their parklet dining areas on the Plaza and Healdsburg Bar & Grill continues to serve casual fare at Healdsburg’s largest outdoor dining room. Also, Single Thread’s Outdoor Dining ’Usu-Zan is reportedly ending on May 31, hence its absence from the list.
Healdsburg Restaurants with Patios Now Open for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country (updated July 13, 2020)
Barndiva Open For Outdoor Garden Dining
Barndiva offers 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. 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.