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Barndiva

231 Center St. (Mill St.) Send to Phone
707-431-0100 | Menu
Seasonally-inspired, flavor-profiled menu showcasing local purveyors and food artisans.
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Lunch Wed.-Sat., Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
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Dining room at Barndiva, Healdsburg, CA

Barndiva Restaurant Review

: Tucked away just off the main square in Healdsburg is a surprising hamlet of exotic drinks and chic gardens. Low-slung seats surround the bar, the center-point of the long, narrow restaurant. Show-stealing cocktails include Brazilian caipirinha and artisan martinis with ingredients such as lemon grass syrup, cilantro and muddled ginger. The cuisine, billed as “modern country,” is just as enticing. It’s divvied up into three sections---light, spicy and comfort---though these classifications seem somewhat arbitrary and overlapping. It’s also tough to determine which dishes should be starters versus mains, so rely on staff advice. Regardless, consider wild mushroom spätzle with golden beets, rich short rib shepherd's pie or crispy Liberty duck salad. The menu takes pride in promoting ingredients sourced from a cooperative of local farmers and purveyors. An impressive wine list carries local and international selections. Service can vary from extremely cordial and warm to slightly aloof, but the food and cocktails are enough to overlook this shortcoming.

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