Awarded Best Restaurant in Sonoma 2017 by the North Bay Bohemian, The Spinster Sisters opened in the summer of 2012, bringing a fresh example of New American dining to Santa Rosa, what we call “Sonoma County Cuisine.”
Using the bounty of expertly grown and crafted ingredients found right here in Sonoma County, The Spinster Sisters’ chef Liza Hinman creates an evolving menu of original dishes inspired by flavors and traditions from around the world. Peter Kane recently raved in SF Weekly that the restaurant was “a paragon” of New American food. Michelin wrote that the restaurant “reeks of good taste, not only in design but in their delicious range of food.” Wine Enthusiast put the restaurant on its list of the best wine restaurants nationwide and Eater named it one of 12 “Essential Restaurants of Sonoma County.” “The best way to order,” wrote Jeff Cox in the Press Democrat, “is to pin the menu to a wall and throw darts at it. Wherever a dart lands is sure to surprise and please you.” In December 2016 the restaurant published a book, “The Spinster Sisters’ Guide to Sonoma County,” which features interviews with 50 of its staffers, neighbors, farmers, regulars and wine, beer and cider makers. It is now in its third printing.