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Willi's Wine Bar

4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 526-3096
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Ranked #1 of 445 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mark West Springs
Description: A 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant. Willi’s Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of the Sonoma County Wine Country. Tourists and locals feel equally at home enjoying a quick bite or lingering over a glass of wine. The menu at Willi's features 32 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. The knowledgeable staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list. Diners will find a dazzling array of wines by local producers and are likely to find the winemakers themselves at a nearby table. All wines are available in a two-ounce taste as well as by the glass or bottle. Patio dining is covered and heated.
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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While visiting Sonoma last weekend, we stumbled onto this little place close to our hotel...several guests at our hotel mentioned it so we decided to try it out. First, you need to make reservations; it is very popular, and now I understand why...the food and wine are excellent! They offer "tapa" style menu with mouthwatering selections! The two of us... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We came to have a light lunch and were surprised to find a very nice place with great food and service. My husband had shrimp and said that was one of the best ever

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Lilburn, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The gnocchi with mushrooms and truffles paired with the wine flight suggested by our waiter, Rafael, was amazing! My friend had the 3-cheese and wine pairings. The food was delicious and so flavorful. It made me experience the wine, more than the food, which is exactly why we had decided to visit Santa Rosa.

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm keeping this short. Don't miss it. Go often. Enjoy. We went twice in five days and could have gone more often but wanted to experience other places.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

4 of us had dinner here. We booked in advance as always busy. Ordered Truffle fries, brick chicken, crab tacos, moroccan style lamb chops and ribs followed by selection of cheese's, flour-less Chocolate cake and crepes. That sounds a lot of food but they are small plates and we all shared. We all felt satisfied and not overfill. All delicious... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Willi's Wine Bar is very good, great ambience, a popular place so make reservations, to avoid long lines. Food was excellent especially the 'crispy pork riblets" with their mac and cheese. they have a great variety of wines, interesting beer choices and menu. It is a happening place to say the least

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The Healdsburg location is far better: selection, atmosphere and quality of food. The primary advantage is that it us close to Santa Rosa. Too bad the restaurants in the area are average compared to the Napa Valley and San Francisco.

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San Clemente, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whether you end up at the bar or on one of the small patios or at table inside, Willi's seems "intimate." It's a sophisticated, romantic atmosphere with a great selection of wines and a menu that will inspire you. I'm still dreaming of those goat cheese gnocchi in wild mushroom broth. Like little pillows of cheese...

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Healdsburg, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were there for dinner Friday of Labor Day Weekend with reservations. The restaurant was crowded and noisy, but we asked for outside seating and only had to wait a few minutes. The outside deck was busy, but quiet and the temperature was quite comfortable with outdoor heaters. Food was good with many items to choose from. We had duck... More

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Hobe Sound, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Large selection of interesting things to choose from on the menu, Parking is not a problem. Seating is available inside and Out. The Facility is smaller in size and has outdoor seating as well and has a quite intimate feel. We had a variety of appetizers which were very good and more than ample.

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