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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 443 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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91% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you love tapas, you'll love Willi's! Every time we're in Santa Rosa, Willi's is our first dining experience.

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Hercules, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Willi's for our anniversary dinner after going to Safari West. OMG! Out of the 8 items in our bill, we loved 7 of them! 1) Bordeaux Wine Flight ($19) We love wine flights because it's an affordable way to try different wines. 2) Dungeness Crab Flatbread, Baby Artichoke "Lardons", Bellweather Farms Crescenza Cheese ($12). I had second... More

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Pasadena, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Took a group of five mid-week for an early dinner (6:30), the place was hopping, nearly full. The servers were friendly and astute, knew the food and the wines well, and treated us as respected friendly guests rather than supplicants or tourists. Indoors was a bit noisy, as noted below, but we had no problem chatting or ordering, and we... More

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Windsor, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Little pricy for the little plates, but the flavor and variety makes up for it. Will go there again on a special occasion.

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Camarillo, California
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455 reviews 455 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Small plates restaurant that I think is best done as a wine pairing place. Two or three courses per person. Lots of wonderful small plates, even better if shared. I went with a salad/Sauvignon blanc, gnocchi/Pinot noir, dessert/Cabernet. One of the best wine/food experiences ever. Budget $30 per course per person with wine, tax, and tip. Well worth it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great service, excellent wines and small plates, reasonable prices, beautiful setting. A great opportunity to try some of the local wines and foods expertly paired together.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great place for sharing some small plates. The sliders are fabulous! Also delicious was the mac and cheese with pancetta, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and ahi tuna!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to California and we spent the day visiting local wineries. After checking into hotel we got a recommendation from the front desk for Willi's but as always I checked with my trip advisor family which had really good reviews. For one of the few times I have to disagree with the majority. We were greeted... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was recommended by our sons friend, so wasn't sure what to expect . But the food was so good I wanted to go back the next day. We had the Arugula salad, Crab flatbread, Filet mignon sliders and a skillet shrimp dish. Everything we ordered was to perfection. If I had to choose my favorite I would have to... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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182 reviews 182 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In town for my hubby's hockey tournament (Snoopy Seniors), for our first night in Santa Rosa we brought four friends directly to Willi's Wine Bar. We had been here once a couple of years earlier and liked it, so we were happy to introduce our friends to Willi's. The six of us got a great table in its own little... More

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