I had booked a reservation a month in advance and arrived on time. However, we had to wait about 30 mins for our table. Had a nice visit with some locals who too were waiting so the time passed quickly. My wife and I loved the dining room; we had a table in front of the kitchen window, looking out toward the townsquare. We tried the 6 course tasting menu. The food was very good but there was too much delay between courses. We were seated next to a large table of friendly locals, one of whom was a nearby wine maker. Made for an enjoyable evening. All in all we had a great time but I can see where some of the previous reviewers had some valid points about service, etc. There were many good restaurants in the area I planned on going to instead ( Farmhouse Inn, Santi, Mirapoix) but I wanted to stay in Healdsburg as I was tired from the busy day and planned on drinking some serious wine. Also, the other Healdsburg choices are mostly small bistro-types with similar menus. Therefore, DryCreekKitchen has it's niche.