Sunday, April 5, 2009

Healdsburg Area Restaurants make Chron Top 100

The SF Chronicle has come out with 2009's Top 100 Restaurants. Not surprisingly Healdsburg is represented.

First, Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa is listed. There is also a Willi's Wine Bar in Healdsburg. Small plates and good wine, the downtown location is 1 block North of Healdsburg Plaza and is always hopping. We like to sit at the bar and chat up the jovial bartenders and try the oysters, riblets, and other goodies.

Madrona Manor, on Westside Road, is known also as a wedding venue, and focuses on Contemporary American cuisine. Fixed price in the $60-$80 range.

On the high end is of course Cyrus, Douglas Keane's Michelin starred restaurant in Downtown Healdsburg. Get your reservation in advance. Pricey but very very good.

This is only the tip of the iceberg in Healdsburg, if you can't make it to one of these excellent restaurants, you can try one of our other great eateries, from the high end of Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen in the Hotel Healdsburg, to the Bear Republic (more known for their excellent beer), Charcuterie, and Scopa. Or if you are just looking to carbo load before a good bike ride, you can try one of my personal favorites - Giorgio's Italian restaurant, a true basic red-checked tablecloth joint.

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