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“Small Bites at their best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willi's Wine Bar

Willi's Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 526-3096
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Ranked #2 of 449 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price range: $31 - $50
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.
Healdsburg, California
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“Small Bites at their best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Taste treats to share for everyone. Just scrumptious!

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Northern California
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32 restaurant reviews
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“I love their small plates and their flights of different wines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I love their small plates and their flights of different wines. The place is not cheap but it is really fun. Lots of small plates to choose from. We usually like to get a bunch and share. They have a nice wine list and so many wines by the glass or in different flights. I love the pinot flight, but they have a great champagne flight and so much more. In the summer the patio is nice. We actually had lunch on the patio last valentines day with tent walls down. It was very comfortable.

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Salinas, California
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“What to order next???”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Just thought we would stop and have a glass of wine and a few light tapas, well, we ended up ordering the olives, salami plate, cheese plate, and more. There were so many delicious choices. I will be heading back the end of January. Great experience!

Visited November 2011
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Cowan Heights, CA
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“A Smorgasbord of Delights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you are looking for a dining experience filld with fun and variety, make your way to Willi's Wine Bar. The bar is peopled with loud and friendly customers, an experienced and helpful waiting staff and terrific food. Come hungry1 The portions are small and intended to be shared tapas style. Typically two people would order 6 or 7 plates. We had the ahi, scallops, spinach salad, tomato soup served with a crab cake and bone marrow. While the marrow was not of the quality of the other dishes, the other 4 are highly recommended. The ahi dish should not be missed. Being in the Somoma wine valley Willi's has an extensive wine list that should be experienced. A highly recommendd stop.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Fun Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We recently had dinner at Willi's Wine Bar with another couple. We hadn't been to this restaurant for some time, so we were really looking forward to a return visit. We certainly were not disappointed! This is a small-plates-style restaurant. We've learned that the key to ordering is to keep your menus and just order one "round" of courses at a time. We perused the menu, discussed selections among the four of us then with the waiter, then made our first round of orders. We each ordered a different flight of wine--so fun and an education for our wine palate. After devouring our first "round," time to revisit the menu and so it went until we just had enough room left for dessert. Willi's is a great value considering the quality of food and the detail in the preparation and presentation. Perfect service, perfect dining experience especially with friends, warm cozy atmosphere with a good vibe--we can hardly wait to go back.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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