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“Barn "Viva"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barndiva

Barndiva
231 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-431-0100
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Ranked #11 of 82 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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“Barn "Viva"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Although the name of this restaurant doesn't suggest much, once you enter you know you are in the right place. What a cool bar with blue indirect lighting of the bar. We enjoyed the pris fixe dinner with wine pairings. This was one of our top fifty dinners of all time. The service was excellent, the wine pairings perfect and the three courses exceptional. I could write more but you should see for yourself!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Among the best in Healdsburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nice intimate restaurant with great service and delicious food. The appetizers were tasty and prepared with an added twist. Entrees were also served full of flavor and portions sizes that left you satisfied. Worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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“Unique and excellent as well as cool.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

San Francisco meets Wine Country. Barn Diva has excellent food in a beautiful setting with overtones of seriously chic. They have a unique menu and format. The staff is ultra friendly, and helpful. You will love the food and also has music. Great brunches in the exquisite and large garden patio

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Santa Rosa, California
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“Worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My first time here. Good atmosphere and good food. We brought our own wine, so didn't check the wine list. The place is a little off the main Healdsburg track but worth the effort. I had the chèvre croquettes, the cauliflower soup and the day boat scallops. Basically all appetizers, but it made a nice combination and a pleasantly filling meal.

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Long Beach, California
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“Splurgy yet affordable meal of a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you're anywhere near Healdsburg, call several days ahead or plan to drop by when dinner hour opens. You will not be disappointed.

While in Healdsburg for a weekend we had the pleasure of an early Saturday night dinner at Barndiva. We'd called the night before to try to get reservations but had no luck, and Saturday afternoon we were put on a waiting list but were given the suggestion to show up early in hopes of scoring seats at the [full service] bar. We arrived around 6:15 and happened to get a table that had been set aside for walk-ins. Our server was professional and appropriately attentive; his suggestion of the chevre croquettes was terrific as the flavors of goat cheese, tomato jam, honey, and lavender balanced each other extremely well. Entrees of the winter vegetable puff pastry and crispy young chicken were rich and flavorful, celebrating the ingredients. Presentation was gorgeous and highlighted baby vegetables. We capped the meal with the dark chocolate bavarois, which was garnished with Maldon sea salt and set in a smear of vanilla bean creme fraiche, alongside a quenelle of creme fraiche ice cream nestled in almond streusel crumbs. These delicacies plus an Arnold Palmer set us back only $80 -- not much at all for one of the best meals of our lives.

A bit dark inside but we weren't there to see what was going on.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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