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“Disappointing for a "Topchef"” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Healdsburg Bar & Grill

Healdsburg Bar & Grill
245 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4103
707-433-3333
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Ranked #28 of 82 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Disappointing for a "Topchef"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went back and forth between average or very good for this but decided since they have a banner on their fence advertising that the winner of "Top Chef" is there, they were average since I think the judges on the show would have voted down the meal.
There was nothing really wrong with the meal, it was good, it just wasn't out of this world like a Top chef should be in my mind. It was just a good pub meal - nothing great, nothing bad.
The service was great - being greeted, shown to a table, drink order, etc. The staff worked really well.
They also have a pretty good beer list which had me happy.
We ordered the wings to start which were stellar. Yum. No complaints there. Great sauce, fantastic buttermilk crunchyness, good size. Yum.
The burger arrived on a nice bun, the garlic aioli was garlicy. The toppings were all nice but it just didn't have any flair or punch. We both asked for the burger to be well done (being from Canada, the idea of raw ground beef doesn't work well with us). My wife felt hers was fine but I thought mine was dried out. The flavour of the meat wasn't really there though.
We both ordered a side of fries - chipotle salt and garlic. They were each good for the first few bites but quickly became too salty for the chipotle ones and too garlicy for the garlic ones. We abandoned the last half of each set of fries.
$60 for 4 drinks, appy and 2 burgers.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, United States
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288 reviews 288 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
“Burger should include fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After 6+ hours of drinking red and white wines and listening to a bunch of wino snob talk of "blah blah ,this region, blah blah, this apricot hint, blah blah, this kind of grape, blah blah"... HBG's $8 Moscow Mule, one of my favorite cocktails, was refreshing and delicious!

HBG Burger is pretty good, but after adding cheese its $10, and that doesn't include any fries.

It gets loud in here! Try to sit in the middle of the table if you want to talk to everyone in your 6+ group. :)

Visited February 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Nice Outdoor Dining with Exceptional "Pub Grub"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very pleasant staff and an interesting menu make the HBG a fun place for lunch. The Shrimp Louie is delicious as is the Cuban. Prices are a little high.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A great upbeat atmosphere with good service. Go for the burgers, they are freshly ground and absolutely delicious!

Visited September 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Incredible hamburger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

What a treat - the most delicious hamburger I've had in years. Luckily my friend and I decided to split and I also had the cubano - outstanding. The pork was smokey and moist. Loved the fries. A great place with a limited menu but worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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