Chalkboard Restaurant

Restaurant Reservations: 707 473 8030 |

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Chalkboard, located in the Hotel Les Mars lobby, is a casual, contemporary yet classic restaurant that brings a fresh and approachable option to the Healdsburg dining scene. Chalkboard's ever-changing small plates menus is defined by McAnelly's access to quality seasonal ingredients and celebrates the best of what Sonoma County has to offer.

Chef McAnelly, previously Executive Chef at Va de Vi in Walnut Creek, sources much of his menu from local purveyors and farms with many ingredients coming from the restaurant’s own dedicated 3-acre garden located at Foley's nearby Chalk Hill Winery estate. McAnelly is working closely with a Chalk Hill gardener to grow organic produce and herbs solely devoted to supplying the restaurant with fresh ingredients including fava beans, asparagus, greens, beets and heirloom tomatoes. As McAnelly has worked closely with Bay Area farms throughout his career, this garden allows him to become even closer to the source of his ingredients.

Chalkboard Restuarant Interior

The restaurant's 62-seat dining room has been remodeled into an energetic and welcoming space mixing elements with an industrial and organic edge, while taking care to preserve many of the classic features of the original space. Highlights include an open kitchen,new banquettes, newly exposed large pane-glass windows, washed White Oak floors, hand-forged iron finishes throughout, a 9-foot communal table custom made out of old-growth oak, and of course a large chalkboard displaying daily specials. The 20-seat bar adjoins the dining room and has also been renovated to create a lively environment with new finishes such as a Carrara marble bar and tabletops, and distresses metal finishes.

Chalkboard Menu Item

The menu at Chalkboard highlights daily-changing and seasonal dishes including crudos, tartare, just-picked salads, handmade pastas, roasted and grilled meats, and seafood. Menu favorites include  Cocoa Trifoglio ($24), Pork Belly Biscuits ($14), and Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($12). Desserts, all $10, are seasonal and change often; but you can always find “The Candy Bar”: brownie/caramel/roasted milk chocolate cremeaux/nougat ice cream/peanut crunch, the current seasonal donut, and the day's selection of home made ice cream & sorbets. Chalkboard's current menu can be found on their website.

Lancaster Wine at Chalkboard Healdsburg

Local wine flights and wine by the glass are also a major focus at Chalkboard. The restaurant offers custom wine flights——showcasing a mix of local California and European wines to be enjoyed alongside the small bites menu. Chalkboard also offers a list of cocktails inspired by fresh ingredients from the Chalk Hill garden, including old favorites like a Monkeypod, a Corpse Reviver #2 and a Perfect Manhattan.