Attached to the sleek hotel Healdsburg, find this upscale haunt of famed Chef Charlie Palmer. The wine list beams with Sonoma pride, and each month highlights top vintners from the region. The vaulted room is airy and refined, with white tablecloths and windows overlooking the downtown square. This kitchen may serve American classics, but each has a unique edge, making the five-course tasting a major draw. Indulge in gnocchi with a succulent lamb ragù, black garlic purée and watercress for a bit of pungent fun. The pastry chef’s talent is formidable, resulting in beautifully delicate lemon tarts with pistachio sable or strawberry mousse buried under its own unique world of toppings. If you're lucky, textbook canelé will arrive as a grand finale.
- Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN