Try These Healdsburg Restaurant Patios for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country
Enjoying an outdoor meal in Healdsburg is always on our 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 2023. 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 Open for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country (Updated June 2023)
Jordan’s New Chef’s Terrace Tasting Menu Unveils this Summer
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 serving alfresco lunch on select days. Due to its success, the pop-up has returned as Chef’s Terrace Tasting and is offered Thursday through Monday from June through October. The menu features seasonal bites prepared by Jordan’s new Executive Chef Jesse Mallgren. 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. Learn more about visiting Jordan on their website.
Rooftop Views from Rooftop 106
One of our favorite indoor-outdoor spots in town is The Matheson’s rooftop—Rooftop 106—a dream project that opened its doors in 2021. This beehive-inspired, lounge-dining room-bar hybrid has an incredible energy that can’t be replicated. We especially love the wood-fired oven, dining couches and bar that overlook Healdsburg Plaza. Favorite menu items include their TM Pepperoni Pizza topped with smoked mozzarella, crushed tomato, honey, Thai basil; Broccolini Pizza with charred onion & Calabrian chile cream, feta, preserved lemon; Spiced Pork Belly Bites with apple + red cabbage “slaw”, pickled red onion, garlic chip. Rooftop106 opens at 12 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Reservations available on OpenTable.
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. Chef Jordan Rosas joined the team in 2020 and in 2021, he and pastry chef Neidy Venegas earned the restaurant its first Michelin star. Dinner is served prix-fixe from Wednesday through Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
Valette Restaurant’s Outdoor Dining Room
Dustin Valette and his staff built a lovely outdoor dining room during the pandemic in 2020, 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’re happy this temporary parklet stayed because there’s now more opportunity to experience this culinary staple in downtown Healdsburg. Book your reservation on OpenTable.
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 patio 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.
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.
Journeyman Now Open for Sidewalk Seating
One of our go-to spots in Healdsburg, Journeyman Meat Co., is open for outdoor sidewalk and alleyway 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 or alley. Open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
PizZando Renovations and Permanent Patio Dining
PizZando recently renovated its indoor and outdoor patio this winter after expanding the pizzeria and adding indoor bar seating. During the pandemic, the local pizzeria added a parklet and luckily, it isn’t going away. The new outdoor patio features pull down shades, planters and more seating for pizza-loving visitors. Be sure to save room for a soft-serve ice cream cone.
Lo & Behold Backyard Patio
Lo and Behold has quickly become the go-to spot downtown for unique cocktails, shared plates and an outdoor patio. Located in the old Mateo’s spot, Lo and Behold has revamped the space with lounge bar seating, eclectic lighting and a lush garden patio. With some of the best bartenders in town, you can’t go wrong with any cocktails. Open Thursday through Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bar is open until midnight.
The Rooftop at Harmon Guest House Reopens
Located on Healdsburg Ave., Harmon Guest House’s open-air rooftop café is one of the best places downtown to enjoy views of downtown Healdsburg, Fitch Mountain and the rolling Sonoma hills. Don’t miss one of the best appetizers in Healdsburg, 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.