Thursday, January 08, 2015

Best Sonoma County Restaurants - 2015

The Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area, and Wine Country Restaurants 2015 was recently published. Zagat, which in years past has published a guide book that included wine country restaurants, only included restaurants in San Francisco in this year's Top 50 list.  While we're a little late this year, here's Blue Heron's annual summary of the critics' choices for the best restaurants in Sonoma County. 

No Sonoma County Restaurants received two or three stars from Michelin.  The Sonoma County recipients of one Michelin star are Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Forestville, Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, and Terrapin Creek in Bodega Bay. 

"The San Francisco Chronicle's" top rating is four stars. No Sonoma County restaurant received 3.5 or 4 stars.  Sixteen restaurants are the recipients of three stars.  In Sonoma city only Cafe La Haye received three stars.  In Healdsburg, the recipients are Barndiva, Chalkboard, Madrona Manor, New Campo Fina, Ravenous Cafe and Lounge, Scopa, and Spoonbar.  

Lunchtime on my tours in Sonoma County usually finds my guests in either Healdsburg or the town of Sonoma. My favorite lunch spot in Healdsburg is Willi's Seafood, which features small plates of the freshest seafood. In Sonoma city, I recommend The Girl and the Fig for French influenced California food, El Dorado Kitchen for American cuisine, La Salette for Portuguese food, and Della Santina's for Italian food. If you would like to take a private tour in Sonoma County that includes a meal at one of these great restaurants, contact Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel at (866) 326-4237 or

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