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Willi's Wine Bar

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International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (Mark West Springs)
+1 707-526-3096
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years...
A San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years, Willi's Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of 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 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. Staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list, many by local producers. Most wines are available in twoounce tastes as well as by the glass or bottle..
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wily You Should Be Proud

Stopped in Santa Rosa, CA on our way to do some wine tasting and decided on Wily's Wine Bar. Couldn't have stopped at a better venue. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine. Some great menu choices included ahi tartare (oh my), Foie Gras, flatbreads and a second tuna ceviche. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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tacoma
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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tacoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in Santa Rosa, CA on our way to do some wine tasting and decided on Wily's Wine Bar. Couldn't have stopped at a better venue. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine. Some great menu choices included ahi tartare (oh my), Foie Gras, flatbreads and a second tuna ceviche. Great small portions and wonderfully prepared. A great... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I have gone here three times to celebrate our anniversary, Valentines and my birthday. It is one of my favorite places to go for a special occasion. Although the inside looks dark and definately "barlike". The outside patio is a sweet special. We always ask for a table closest to the patio wall as it keeps your... More 

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Park City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We discovered Willie's Wine bar on a recent trip to Sonoma. We chose the restaurant b/c we really loved the menu online and b/c they are dog friendly on the patio. We had lunch here with our 10 year old GSD and everyone was really cool and sweet to her as well as us. My favorite menu items were the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The short ribs are a favorite. They are tender, fall off the bone goodness and pair them with truffle fries then you're good to go! Great place if you want to try different items and have a variety of choices with wine.

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was our last meal in California before we returned home. As busy as it was we were seated right away in a quiet corner. We ordered a variety of things that were all prepared with a lot of care and seasoned just right.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Only sells samplers - all very good, mind you, but everyone left hungry after spending $120. Even the pretentious waiter (i guess they have to be in a place that overcharges and only wants to sell wine) left the menus after we'd ordered because he knew it would't be enough. Would have been 1 star were it not for the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a place only the locals know about - not in the city but off the road near the performing art center. Too bad though for the traveler who misses this informal dining place with great wines and a long list of small plates from tartars through desserts. Order 4 or so with local wines from Sebastpol to for... More 

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Danville, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a terrific lunch at willi's today. Started with ahi tuna tartare with lemon, shiso & pine nuts which may have been the best that we ever had. Next came the arugula & endive salad, avocado, manchego cheese, toasted almonds, meyer lemon - truffle vinaigrette. This was really a light and tasty salad. We finished things off with filet... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

No matter what you order....your going to LOVE it! The service was excellent! Our server was very friendly and informative. A few of the things we enjoyed were the Curried Crab Tacos, Pork Belly Pot Stickers, Filet Mignon Sliders and Skillet Roasted Shrimp. The wine and desserts are exceptional as well. We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely candlelit dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Willi's leaves me totally amazed. Out of 7 dishes, 6 were simply fantastic, I mean Michelin star class. Red beet sallad, goat cheese gnocchi, lamb chops, charcuterie, hazelnut cake...omg so good. The only dish that was not perfect was the mushroom sallad. It was good, but simply paled in comparison. Services was meticulous. Wine suggestions was just spot on, impressive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (Mark West Springs)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-526-3096

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

A San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years, Willi's Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of 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 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. Staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list, many by local producers. Most wines are available in twoounce tastes as well as by the glass or bottle..
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?