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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is the second year in a row we have dined here to celebrate our anniversay. Have been lucky enough to have Dominic as our waiter both times. Food and Service is impeccable!! Thanks again Dominic - we sure enjoyed the ice cream medley. See you next year (if not sooner).

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1  Thank Karen93550
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Being it's in the back of the casino, the place is a hidden gem. The food was great. Good quality, fresh, great presentation, and tasty. The staff were very attentive, knowledgable, nice, and best service I've had in a while

2  Thank maylee32
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Our family has been to Willows 4 times in the past 2 years and each visit was more amazing than the one before. Two years ago we actually got our own room for my dad's 75th birthday party and couldn't rave about the food enough.

Last Thursday's meal for my husband's birthday was such a disappointment. I'm not sure if or when we will go back. The halibut was undercooked, the scallops were dry and well the chicken - I'm not sure what it was supposed to taste like but it was horrid. The service, as usual, was excellent.

I noticed the prices have gone up considerably since our last visit. I was actually shocked at how much they had changed. We never had a problem with the prices before but for the quality of food they served us Thursday night, we feel they really were off the mark that evening. Would love to hear if they had a new Chef or something. I think I will email also.

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1  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had dinner at the Willows during the Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week event. We were impressed. The food was great, the wine list impressive and the wait staff was top notch...... VERY well trained and very polished. If you can hold your breath long enough to get thru the smoke filled casino to get the restaurant I highly recommend trying it.

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1  Thank dlb0758
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Chumash Casino C, Marketing Manager at Willows, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Willows Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and genuinely appreciate your willingness to share your experience.
Our priority is to always give excellent guest service every visit.
Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We value your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a memorable meal in the future.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Service here was very good with attentive wait staff. The ambiance in the dining room was good, including nice music. Our food was pretty good except for the parmesan toast on the salad, which was clearly STALE bread before being toasted. The best part of the meal was the creme brulee which was superb. The reason that I won't return is that the dinner wasn't worth what seemed like a mile long hike through a horribly smokey casino. I don't know if their ventilation system was not working or what. They really should have a separate entrance for the restaurant and non smoking part of the casino. It makes no sense at all to have to go through the smoking area to get to some decent air and have a good meal.

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Thank mscalifornia
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