Walk by Spoonbar on a summer night when the “walls” are open and you can’t help but want to step in. The lounge beckons with intimate banquettes and the dining room’s airy space is graced with freeform tables made from reclaimed acacia. But it’s the color that draws you in. of the artisanally-crafted spirits and locally-grown garnishes that line the bar. Of the three-dimensional art floating in a golden splash along the wall.
The modern presentation of each dish – on custom plates made by local potter Jered Nelson – is as artful as the restaurant’s airy interior. And with a critically acclaimed cocktail programss, the atmosphere is as fresh and vibrant as the food. From plate to place, everything about Spoonbar is a rich alchemy of art and craft.
Mostly, though, it’s the vibrant energy of people enjoying what’s become the gathering hub for Healdsburg.