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Willows (Chumash Casino)

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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
800-728-9997
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Service and great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Roger A
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Anaheim Hills, California
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Anaheim Hills, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a gracious, fine-dining experience (NOT the buffet-that's a different dining experience also available at Chumash Casino). The service is exemplary and the food delicious. We enjoyed a recent visit dining alfresco on a balmy summer evening-with the namesake willows below our deck softly bending in the breeze. There are excellent selections from a local-heavy wine list so we... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Willows, is not for the faint of heart. Very pricey but very good. Beet salad a favorite, shrimp cocktail, size of small lobsters. service is great, very friendly staff. Managers of restaurant could not have done more for us. Bar is busy, especially after a boxing event, and only suggestion is after a boxing event, the kitchen stay open a... More 

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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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