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“Not a good experience”

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
Ranked #5 of 99 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North St.
Description: Located just north of the town square in downtown Healdsburg, the East Coast and South America meet Wine Country at Willi's Sea-food & Raw Bar. The inviting vibrant decor and an exten-sive list of small plates combine with the eclectic seasonal cocktail menu and wide-ranging wine list to make visitors feel right at home. Designed for sharing, the menu features items ranging from New England Style "Rolls" and Latin-inspired skewers to ceviches and tar-tares. The chef's raw bar features an ever-changing selection of fresh seafood, including at least eight varieties of fresh oysters.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Dined here in early Oct with 3 couples. We had a reservation way ahead of time and upon arrival had to wait to be seated as the hostess seemed very confused and overwhelmed. Another small plates type of meal which we don't enjoy so we shared apps and ordered mains individually. I have NEVER had to PAY for bread in a restaurant and it wasn't even that good. The food was okay, not great. Two of us ordered steamed seafood dishes that did not come until 15 AFTER the other meals, and even they were 5 mins apart. Server seemed not to really know what was going on. They did remove the meals from the bill without being asked but it is not enjoyable to dine out with 6 people that way. They French press the coffee so when we asked to switch one of the coffees to decaf after ordering we were told NO! Only after the server realized that response was not acceptable(and after the coffee had been poured) did she ask if we wanted the decaf! Our experience fell far short of the mark based on the other reviews of this place.

Thank tammilip
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Ate at Willi's in Oct 2012. There was a long wait (as often the case), but staff treated us very well as we were waited. Enjoyed a variety of small plates which made it a more enjoyable and diverse seafood experience.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Great choice of raw and fusion food, well presented. Willi's is centrally located and very busy.
Service for us was very slow but worth the wait if you have time. Try to get a booth in the bar area as there is little privacy, if that is what you want, in two main seating areas.

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Thank ELES ESCAPE B a... B
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Recently we had dinner outside on the patio with another couple. The food and service were both excellent and they even brought a bowl of water for our friends' dog. The small plates were great to share and a nice selection and variety were on the menu. Definitely try this place when you are in Healdsburg.

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Thank worldtraveler535
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have been to several Tapas type restaurants over the years and we were really looking forward to this experience. We took a nice bottle of Jordan Cab with us (they charge a $15 cork fee which we thought was reasonable) from a wine tasting we had been to earlier that day. We tried a number of their small plates and really were not wowed by any of them. The service is good and the location is great if you're staying in the area. I don't think we would go back.

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Thank Corkum
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