25 Essential Sonoma County Restaurants

The restaurants every local and visitor must try.

There’s something incredibly special about restaurants that reflect the best of farm, ranch and sea in Sonoma County. Each bite has a sense of place like no other, with ingredients often traveling less than 10 miles to reach your table.

Distilling the best of the best into one list isn’t easy, as chefs hone their skills, restaurants come and go and tastes change. But what places like Diavola in Geyserville, Barndiva in Healdsburg and Glen Ellen Star in the Sonoma Valley share are timeless characteristics of quality, service, reinvention and unique personality.

Here are 25 essential restaurants to visit in Sonoma County that honor that magical sense of place you can only find in one corner of the world, right here in our own backyard. Click through the above gallery for details.