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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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Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful well done renovation. Our server Justin was awesome, very knowledgeable of wines and the menu. We shared salad, steak and mashed potatoes that were very well prepared, very flavorful. We would definitely go back. Little bit pricey especially with $15-20 glass. Recommend bring your own bottle for $20 corkage.

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Thank Pam1015
Simi Valley, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I wasn't in the mood for the Buffet so we tried Willows and was very delighted that we did...everything from the service to the food to the atmosphere was better than expected...the chef specializes in sauces and dips and there were plenty of different flavors to enhance the main items .I would go back...for sure...and maybe stay away from the... More 

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Thank Steve L
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Tucked Inside Chumash Casino is this little restaurant Gem. The food is pricey but it is good. My Top Sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and was very tender. It was served with shaved watermelon radish (more for presentation so it would not sit naked on the plate). I ordered a Caesar salad - I thought is was good. It came... More 

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Santa Barbara
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We wanted to return to The Willows after the renovations, the restaurant has lost much of its fine dining charm by becoming a slik, semi- modernist place which is not that great or welcoming, in particular I did not like the bar with its huge TV screen being quite visible from the restaurant. The service was attentative, informed and execellent,... More 

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Solvang, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

When you think about a Casino and a great dining experience, somehow those two terms just don't meld together very well. However, the Willows restaurant, inside the Chumash Casino is worth your time, and money, even if you're not staying there and even if you're not a gambler. My wife and I ate there last week before we attended one... More 

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Thank Greg W
Arroyo Grande
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I had a porterhouse steak and it was cooked perfectly and delicious, however, there was too much tough tissue running through itl for a fine piece of meat. My wife had the pork chop and that was very good as well. The place is georgeous...nice appointments and lovely setting.

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Thank David M
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went here after the remodeling hoping to go back to an old gem... It is not the same. Sad to think my main reason for going to Chumash is gone. The ambience is horrible and feels like the old coffee shop. Very strange for a fancy steakhouse. At least they allow the old school guests to order the old meals... More 

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Torrance, California
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We had the BEST lobster I've ever had in my life!!! The entire experience was excellent. Highly recommend to everyone who is NOT on a budget. That being said, I will definitely visit next time I'm in town!!

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Thank Renae T
Santa Barbara
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank eurostylist
Solvang, California
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?