By Courtney Cochran
Last year Healdsburg diners hit the jackpot when hot spot Ravenous moved from its digs next door the Raven Theater into a more spacious spot across the street, expanding its own business while leaving room for new favorite Ravenette in its pint-sized former location. The new micro eatery – which seats no more than a dozen or so diners comfortably – has quickly won the hearts of locals who care more about delicious, simply prepared food and friendly service than they do about Michelin star ambiance.
But don’t get us wrong – there’s still plenty of ambiance at Ravenette, it’s just more of the unstudied, bistro-around-the-corner type than the professionally airbrushed motif you see at some of the big-ticket spots. And when it comes to food, Ravenette positively soars with an unfussy menu emphasizing seasonal ingredients prepared in small plates fashion. Don’t miss the decadent desserts made in-house, and wash everything down with a bottle from the short but well-edited wine list or a favorite from your own cellar.
All this, and you can catch a flick next door when you’re done. Two thumbs up, way up!
Ravenette * 117 North St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 * (707) 431-1770