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Willi's Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
2665 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
A San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years, Willi’s Wine Bar’s 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 two-ounce tastes as well as by the glass or bottle.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 526-3096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Stark

  • Private party contact

    Ulrike Steinke: (707) 526-3096

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,665 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

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  1. JD

    JDeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with great food. We loved every dish we tried.
  2. CR

    CherylRS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The patio is most pleasant; indoors at dinner hour, it is dark and noisy. Food is well-prepared, and service is excellent. We love the Tunisian carrots and cheese plate. The wine list is extensive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very nice! I brought my niece and the waiter offered us a set of crayons, very thoughtful. Appreciate it :)
  4. CS

    CarrieS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as usual, but the portions seem to have gotten smaller the last few months. Sign of the times? Service and atmosphere were great, as was the dog friendly patio.
  5. 2

    2fordinner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wow! Delicious food, appropriately portioned, and a wide variety of selections. We avoided the red meats (just by choice) and had plenty to choose from. Just made our selections (5 small plates for 2 people) and let the kitchen and server bring them out at the appropriate time. Well paced delivery of 1-2 plates, saved the fried selections for the end. We only enjoyed sparkling wine with our meal, but the wine list offered a broad selection. Great playlist on the overhead. Fit for a 50+ crowd, and we are right there with them!
  6. BA

    BarbaraA

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sliders. Great service.
  7. b

    bdors

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious tastes: savory, BBQ, cheese, filet mignonette sliders! Yum!
  8. SS

    StevenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Waitress was unfriendly and abrupt. Rest of wait staff was friendly and helpful. All waiters and waitress have been excellent in the past except for this waitress who we have had for our last two dining experiences. Both times she was unfriendly
  9. T

    Tarabelle70

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - the combination and contrast of flavors is incredible. A wonderful experience.
  10. KS

    KrisS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous!!!Little loud for our anniversary celebration, so we sat outside. Everything was amazing!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good, can’t go wrong.
  12. SL

    SonomaLass

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We returned to this favorite spot after too long away. We were delighted with some changes: a cocktail menu, to start with, and some new dishes. The cocktails were delicious, innovative but not weird. Three of the four of the dishes we shared were new to us, and all were delicious. We had a nice outdoor table on a warm Sunday afternoon, with friendly and attentive service. Ordering small plates, you need to have patience sometimes and be prepared for the food to come as it comes -- we appreciate that everything came fresh from the kitchen, hot or cold as appropriate. Just a really lovely experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have nothing bad to say. I love this place, I try to go every Sunday. Goal is to try and have every dish, so far nothing has been disappointing. Can't wait to go back.
  14. N

    Nicholas

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food- sort of tapas size, maybe a little bigger, quality wines, reasonable prices- highly recommend!
  15. TL

    TennisLuver

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The only reason I gave less than 5 stars is due to the noise level, sometimes hard to carry on a conversation. I dine their regularly, usually dinner, and when inside one has to raise their voice quite a bit to hear each other.
  16. MM

    MichelleM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant that makes you feel at home and taken care of. Truly love the ambiance and the amazing team that takes unbelievable care of you. Food to die for!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun. Good food.
  18. M

    Macbest

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A bit of a mixed bag. The Pinot noir flight of wines offered were very disappointing. They offered two others for a small pour that we also tried. They also were disappointing. How can you have a restaurant in the heart of wine country with five Pinot noir‘s by the glass that were very disappointing? Maybe they were all open too long as they are offered by the glass! The wine steward needs to rethink the wines offered or throw our wines opened likely from the previous evening. We ended up ordering a bottle of wine that was quite good. As for the food we tried a number of dishes. The olives were tasty and a nice assortment with good olive oil. The tuna tartare lacked flavor and felt like it was missing something that was a disappointment the halibut dish was also a bit underwhelming. The items under the “earth“ menu were actually quite good. While the artichoke was heavily burned on the cut side it said give it a bit of a smoky flavor to say the least. The beet salad was excellent and the hands-down best dish was the spinach salad. Smoky pancetta mixed with a pancetta vinaigrette and goat cheese and mushrooms was sublime. We also tried the pork belly potstickers. It was very heavy and very dense but you kept coming back to it for more. The flash fried calamari was chewy and the sauce was an orange gremolata. Also a disappointment. A bit hard to believe I rated it for stars as all her past experiences at the previous Willi’s was excellent. We are going to give it another shot. Let’s hope for the best especially given the price point. We noticed the menu online was not consistent with a menu offered in the restaurant which is a disappointment. It doesn’t take that much work given the people standing around that I saw to keep the menu on OpenTable current. The only excuse for that is if they change the menu that day which we weren’t sure of.
  19. RO

    ROYF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from beginning to end. The hostess greeted us with a friendly smile making us immediately welcomed. Our server pleasant and knowledgeable. The food, delicious as well as beautifully presented. Great wine list. Don’t hold back, order plenty of their delicious plates to share. We will frequent this restaurant.
  20. MS

    MelS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great, relaxing, fun experience as usual.
  21. S

    Shea

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and food are amazing. We have eaten here every time we are in the area and have enjoyed it fully each time. The Tapas selections are varied and abundant. You will not be disappointed.
  22. J

    Judykudie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The service was good. We thought the food was fair. Some of the dishes were not warm enough. The inside dining was too loud.
  23. MR

    MikeR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great variety, wonderful sauces, yummy desserts. Can’t wait to go back.
  24. MM

    MarkandMe

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant! Great food, good hospitality and we go every time we’re in town from the South Bay!
  25. NA

    NilA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was too fried but tasty. Could improve. The ambience was nice!
  26. TB

    ThomasB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Santa Rosa where more than not you will find restaurants that are just barely average, this is one of the better ones
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The waitstaff we interacted with was very low energy. Our waiter did not seem pleased to be working there at all. Kind of made us feel like a burden had to flag him down to finally order a second glass of wine. We did have some issues with our food, like the butter braised halibut was raw in the center. We were able to address our concerns with the GM who was very pleasant to speak with. I wasn’t impressed with the quality of food overall, it was just okay. Definitely needs some improvement with staff as well.
  28. s

    sushibait16

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    So this time around the food was good
  29. s

    savorsmith

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was delicious. Menu so much like the original Willi’s Wine Bar. I miss that atmosphere of the original place. We had a good time , but I think next time I woukd choose Bird and the Bottle. Our friends had a dog so we choose your spot, we did have.a nice time. Tuna tartar was the best!
  30. j

    jjhman

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, as usual except for the chintzy dessert. We ordered the "Warm chocolate cake blah blah." and it was a cupcake! I hate cupcakes. We sat outside and the noise was incredible, incessant delivery trucks and a hedge trimmer across the street through the entire meal. The semi enclosed patio area seemed to capture all of that and still amplify the noise of the other diners. Will we go back? You bet. We love the salads, the warm bread and the entrees.
  31. AS

    AudreyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always love Willi's - it's one of our favorite date spots! Extra kudos that they catered to me being pregnant and created the BEST spicy virgin margarita. Some mocktails at restaurants are pricy (like $10+) but this was only $6 and well worth it. The food was great overall, and great value (the small plates are not that small!). We ordered olives, the arugula endive salad, truffle fries, and halibut and it was plenty for two people. I didn't love the halibut - it was a bit bland to me, but my husband enjoyed it and everything else we've ever gotten there has been incredible. Obviously they have a great wine list, too, if you're not pregnant! My husband got and enjoyed a Spanish riesling and Kokomo zinfandel.
  32. PS

    PatriciaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We requested outside seating for a birthday dinner, but were sat in an entirely cover side alley that was hot, very loud and crowded. We asked to be moved outside. They couldn’t accommodate, even though the reservation was made well in advance. We ended up eating at the bar and the bar tender was very snippy and short. Food was the best part.
  33. PA

    PaloAltoNative

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant outdoor dining.
  34. K

    Kathy

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willi's food and service were impeccable, as always.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for dinner with your girlfriends!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! Never disappoints!
  37. m

    moonlightwaybaby

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was as amazing as ever and the service was perfect. I wish I could afford to eat here every week!
  38. CG

    CGBd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, servers are attentive without being intrusive (a hard balance to find, for sure!), food is seriously amazing. I went for an anniversary dinner, and Willi's was actually a last-minute second choice because the restaurant we planned to go to happened to be closed! I couldn't be happier with how that worked out, and I look forward to eating here again. Try the filet mignon sliders, and the ahi tartare!
  39. AK

    AliceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and macaroni were excellent. Loved the carrot dish with surprising heated olives. Portions were ample, had to take some home. Wait staff were attentive and on the spot. 3 rd visit and would do it again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites. This time we had the chilled and baked oysters also the curry crab tacos all were delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Willi's Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 526-3096.

Willi's Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Willi's Wine Bar

1415 Town & Country Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Stark

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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