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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
800-728-9997
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place

I had dinner here on my 30th birthday and it was very good. The drinks were stiff and the menu is extensive. The steak was well above average and they have a beat salad on the menu that is a little different but excellent! Staff was friendly and attentive. They also have a few private rooms with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Daniel M
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Santa Barbara
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here several times & the food is always totes amaze! If it wasn't comped it would be extremely expensive. Lucky for us we have some high flying friends :)

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Solvang, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at The Willows last night for our anniversary. From start to finish, the experience was amazing! Our waiter, Jessie, was exceptional- providing suggestions for wine pairing and our meal choices. He was very attentive, we didn't want for anything. We started with the bread tray with delicious dipping options- fresh garlic bulb, pesto and... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a high end restaurant, yes it is expensive $$$$ , the service and the quality of food next to none , It is money well spent, My wife had the scallop with mash potatoes was perfectly done and a great presentation, I had the halibut if I didn't know any better I think they just got it of... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had dinner here on my 30th birthday and it was very good. The drinks were stiff and the menu is extensive. The steak was well above average and they have a beat salad on the menu that is a little different but excellent! Staff was friendly and attentive. They also have a few private rooms with clear doors for... More 

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Valencia, California, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love this restaurant and have enjoyed several outstanding meals here throughout the years. The most amazing thing about the Willows is that it looks strangely out of place (in a good way) when compared to the seemingly unattractiveness of the actual casino. You step inside its doors into one of the most elegant restaurants I've ever seen, a 5-star... More 

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Los Alamos, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had Christmas dinner at the Willows and had heard raves from other area residents. We agreed the food was great...not necessarily the best in the Santa Ynez Valley, but very good. The service, however, was very disappointing. Our waiter was harried, distracted and didn't know the menu well at all. We began to think we were the forgotten table...water... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My BFF took me here as a surprise. During our stay, we went to The Chumash Casino to see Neil Sedaka. Before the show we went to the Willows restaurant. The food and the service were really good. We totally enjoyed the experience.

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I love this restaurant. I have to disagree with any negative review. The food and service are excellent. They have the best caesars salad I have ever had and their steak and lobster were cooked to perfection. What ever additional request you have they are willing to provide it. It is a little pricey that because it is a fine... More 

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Malibu, California
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Food may be cheap and plentiful, but there is a reason for that. This is a casino, not a fine dining establishment. The idea is to keep you in the casino, not the dining room. Eat and get back to feeding the slots is the mantra. Anyone desiring real food would be far better off getting out of the dark,... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wednesday visit. Steak was perfect service five star and the chef Sergio Renteria is a diamond. We ate inside ,they have al fresco dining available .One of the best meals we have experienced.

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Additional Information about Willows

Address: 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Number: 800-728-9997
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: 800-728-9997

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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