After the devastating Sonoma County wildfire and widespread power shutoffs this fall, Sonoma Valley wineries, restaurants and other small businesses are getting back on their feet and reopening better than ever. Businesses are still recovering from closing their doors and cancelling reservations. The best way to support them is to show up and make sure they continue their delicious work.
Known for its handcrafted European breads, the Basque Boulangerie Café serves breakfast and lunch entrées and offers indoor and outdoor seating facing Sonoma’s Historic Plaza. With nostalgic reminders placed throughout the café, the atmosphere reminds you of a quaint bakery in the city of Paris.
Chalkboard is an elegant restaurant in the Hotel Les Mars in Downtown Healdsburg and captivates with a stylish and relaxing ambiance. The contemporary restaurant features ever-changing American plates with local seasonal ingredients. At this Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award winner, the food presentation is part of the experience, creating a memorable meal.
Located in historic Downtown Petaluma, you can find Della Fattoria housed in a 150-year-old building. The café and bakery offers a large vintage space with a homey feel where customers can enjoy the French-inspired modern breakfast, sandwiches and pastries. Don’t miss their wide variety of sourdough breads!
Hopmonk Tavern is one of Sonoma County’s finest brew pubs, offering over 30 types of bottled beer and 16 more on tap—including local brews from Russian River, Lagunitas and Moonlight Brewing Co. You can find more than beer and a lively atmosphere at this Sebastopol tavern. It also serves an assorted food menu featuring burgers, beer-battered fish and chips, sweet potato fries and chocolate cake.
La Rosa is located in Downtown Santa Rosa. It offers Mexican classics such as chicken chimichangas and features modern Latin flavors in dishes like the surf and turf burrito. La Rosa features over 160 artisan tequilas, including dozens of rare and special finds. It also offers private tequila tastings that guide you through the world of the agave.
McNear’s Saloon & Dining House is an old-fashioned pub that features a broad food menu and expansive drink list in a historic building in the middle of Downtown Petaluma. The saloon is open to all ages and perfect for family meals. It offers the perfect atmosphere to cheer on your favorite sports team and people watch.
Stout Brothers is a classic pub offering authentic Irish cuisine with a variety of Irish, English and American brews. It’s located in Downtown Santa Rosa directly across from the new Courthouse Square Park. Gather with friends and enjoy its warm, inviting and relaxed Irish atmosphere.
Set in Sebastopol, not far from the ocean, Sushi Hana pairs a cozy and refined atmosphere with classic Japanese dishes. This family-owned sushi bar serves dishes in the most authentic manner, including some favorites like gyudon and omakase.
The Girl & the Fig
Established in 1997, The Girl & the Fig provides a creative seasonal menu of cheese and charcuterie platters, French aperitifs and an award-winning Rhone-Alone wine list. Located in the historic Sonoma Hotel, the Girl & the Fig is a quaint and rustic bistro that features a wonderful antique bar with an outdoor garden patio.
Tides Wharf & Restaurant
You’ll find some of the most beautiful views on the Sonoma Coast here. The Tides Wharf & Restaurant has been a fixture in the fishing community of Bodega Bay since the 1960s, specializing in fresh, local seafood and American cuisine. It’s the perfect setting for a family event or a romantic date night.
Looking for more things to do in wine country? Click here for suggestions!