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All 17 Santa Ynez Restaurants

Willows (Chumash Casino)

3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
800-728-9997
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Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Luis Obispo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
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37 reviews 37 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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Fillmore, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is buffet at Chumash Casino Resort. We arrived for day to gamble and have late lunch dinner. We got in line 2:30 pm and sign said closed 3:00 to 4:00 opening for dinner. We had a buy one $17.00 second one free for comps meal. We knew it would be fresh at 4:00 pm. We went to high roller... More 

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Additional Information about Willows (Chumash Casino)

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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