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“a novel food & wine experience”
Review of Willi's Wine Bar

Willi's Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mark West Springs
Description: A San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years, Willi's Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of 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 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. Staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list, many by local producers. Most wines are available in twoounce tastes as well as by the glass or bottle..
Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a novel food & wine experience”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food & wine pairings - that's what this restaurant is all about. Try one of their flights of wine; then pick a bottle to drink with dinner. The cheese platter is delicious, for instance. The only negative comment is that it can be quite noisy when busy - try to sit out on the terrace.

Visited April 2013
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Tok
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Now this is good eating”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Not a fancy place, the best meal of my trip was here. The cassoulet was fantastic as was the veal chop I shared with a friend. The 1000 potato dish tasted fine and wasn't greasy, but was very difficult to eat. Ours was tipped over immediately by one of my friends, making a mess we ate off the paper covered table. The ice cream sundae dessert was to die for.

Visited March 2013
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AA, Mi
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best meal of our Northern California Vacation”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful Friday dinner - April 2013. Quality and quantity of food were excellent. Wonderful wine and beer selection. Riblets, Filet mignon sliders, and Truffle risotto were all outstanding dishes. Staff and Chef were attentive and knowledgable regarding child's food allergy.

  • Visited April 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Willi's Wine Bar is a Very Special Experience!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great food with unique and high quality small plates. We shared 11 different offerings and loved them all. Extensive list of wine, with pairing recommendations spot on (thanks Patrick). We look forward to a repeat visit soon, even though we have a way to travel - it is worth it!

  • Visited April 2013
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Santa Rosa, CA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“always excellent”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Small bites, we were encouraged to "order as you go." It was great service as usual, and so exceptionally tasty!

Visited August 2012
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