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“A Wonderful Experience”
Review of Barndiva

Barndiva
Ranked #9 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Matheson
Transit: County Transit Bus 60, Healdsburg Plaza
Description: It's hard to describe the Barndiva experience. And a web site is no substitution for being able to sit back and enjoy the beauty of an extraordinary space, the taste of a perfect cocktail, or the satisfaction that comes from a meal that hits all the right notes in you. Barndiva is a celebration of all things local. Our food is sourced from farmers, ranchers and small batch purveyors who live and work in the magnificent food shed surrounding us. Food is our passion. In everything we do, it all starts there. Thanks for visiting.
San Mateo, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Our party of 6 arrived 15 minutes early and because our table was not ready, the host/owner, offered us drinks on the house. A wonderful way to begin the dining experience! The croquettes were wonderful, lobster rissotto, exquisite and the scallops were as good as I have had. The sashimi was perfectly served and absolutely the freshest.

The staff, environment and overall experience outstanding. Lukka, Owner/host, is the best!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank marvcharney
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Houston, TX
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Fantastic Space, Great Food”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

First thing I should say about Barndiva is that you should definitely try one of their specialty cocktails. I know, Healdsburg is wine country, yada, yada, yada. Of course, after a day of touring the wine country, it can be nice to try something else, and I was blown away by by the drinks that my wife and I ordered while we waited at the bar for our table. Hers had Pisco, Elderflower, some spicy bitters and several other ingredients, while mine included vodka, fennel bush, cucumber, etc. Both were inventive, refreshing and VERY tasty. Lots of fun...

Beyond that, the building, site and interior are thoughtfully designed, with some interesting art on display. The food is creative, and enormously flavorful. I had the bouillabaisse (made with scallops), and she had the roast chicken. We both greatly enjoyed our dishes, as well as our shared appetizer and dessert. The service was friendly and efficient. This is a romantic sort of place. Enjoyed it immensely.

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor dining with delicious food”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Loved the ambiance of this restaurant; The food is beautiful and delicious; Started with really fresh salads and followed with fish that was perfectly and interestingly prepared

Visited June 2014
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Thank dck_333
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Sonoma, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mothers Day Brunch”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Chef Ryan is the bomb. We came here as a large group for Mothers day. Quality, presentation and taste above par, with an innovative and fresh menu. Great bar and outstanding service, along with that funky Sonoma County ambience I enjoy. Real food and real people!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank epicureansecret
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Alexandria, VA
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Superb meal in lovely outdoor setting”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Our group of 25 people dined here on a Friday night in June, when the restaurant was busy with a rehearsal dinner and at least one other group. Despite the numbers, everyone in our group had a delicious dinner: the halibut was perfectly cooked (no mean feat when cooking for this many at one time) and those who ordered the steak enjoyed it. The composed salad was fresh, light, and beautiful, and the mini-desserts were the perfect ending: each of us could sample four different two-bite sized delicacies, including an almond blueberry cake, a mini strawberry shortcake and a decadent chocolate mousse served in a chocolate tulip. Service was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. We had a terrific time here, sitting at tables outside on a beautiful evening.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank MartsoSwan
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