Willi's Wine Bar

1415 Town and Country Dr, Santa Rosa
(707) 526-3096

Recent Reviews

ynflak

Great wine selections. The 2 oz pour gives a chance to sample several wines. And for lunch, just two plates were very satisfying and quite filling.

PetalumaResident

The space is pretty echoey so the noise from other tables was fairly loud. The food was superb. The service was quick, although didn’t come with any recommendations or context, which surprised me a bit given the nature of this restaurant. Overall, we had a lovely time and we will definitely be back.

DJPMo

For the first time ever, I was disappointed in one dish I ate: the scallop potsticker? forget the correct name. It was not as advertised or as I read it. I expected a scallop, instead it was a scallop mousse which tasted off. Too bad. However, this will not stop me returning to Willi's. I just won't order that dish again....

DonnaS

The food was amazing and the wine selections divine. It's a little on the pricey side when getting a selection of small plates so it's more of a special occasion place than a regular, but I was really happy there was a cross section of gluten free options. I had made sure to inform the restaurant about the birthday we were celebrating when I made the reservation and again when checking in and the host assured us they would do something to celebrate but they never did. Also, I think we had three or four different servers off and on so I never knew which one was actually ours. But the pacing was good and we only occasionally had to flag someone down for water or other service.

LisaG

I was as excited to hear of Wily’s reopening as I was disappointed in the new, and definitely not better Willy’s. Willy’s is dead and gone. Entirely different atmosphere, no longer a “wine & dining spot, totally wrong feel, food was mediocre and we tried a lot since we thought Willy’s was back. Filet Sliders, Halibut minimal flavor. Mac & cheese was ok, Truffle fries was clearly missing the truffle. Burr att a Salad & Bread was the most flavorful. We skipped dessert as we know it would not be same at that point

SeanO

My friend and I ordered margaritas and a martini and they were good. For food we ordered the fried calamari and grilled shrimp - both were good. The service was reasonably good. They accommodated my request for a table outside and also turned on the outdoor heater, which I appreciated. The only downside was the aggressive attempts at clearing of the table. We had to beat off the bus people at least 4 times while we were finishing the dishes. What's the downside of letting diners finish their food in peace?

BillB

All but the charcuterie plate was absolutely delicious! Good food, good wine, good service. What more could a person want? It was fabulous!

BillG

We’ve been fans of Willi’s for 10+ years. But, there’s another level of magic in the kitchen these days. The Peach Bruschetta was a perfect balance of flavors and season, we ordered it again. The brick chicken and filet sliders were so flavorful. And the goat cheese fritters are a perfect compliment to a wine flight. Willis is a destination restaurant and we happily drive up from the City to enjoy Lunch or dinner here! Really happy eating!

opentable dinner

Knowing my way around the kitchen I like restaurants that make things I like in ways I never would have thought of. I had a delicious Alaskan sole that absolutely hit the mark. The small plates allow for sharing a variety of great tastes & smells. Outside covid safe seating was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

tracyc

Went with friends for our anniversary. Our server brought us glasses of complimentary bubbles- very nice ! We had a table inside but social distancing was respected. The food was delicious, beautiful and served with attention. It was a lovely evening.

NicolaT

I was surprised at how good the food was for a wine bar. I'll be back.

RoybP

Have eaten at WWB at least 40x over the years. The new location is closer to me but part of me misses the original location that burned down in 2017. It can get a little noisy inside but I eat outside during Covid, which is covered. Service is always top-notch and all dishes are all smaller bites, so you will want to order 2-3 per dinner. Not much has changed in the menu in over a year but the stand-bys are so good, who cares. Food comes out at a good speed. Wine list is great. Prices fair for the quality. One of my favorite restaurants in Sonoma County.

Julia Schwartz

Wow. What a wonderful experience this evening at Willi’s. I’d originally had our reservation scheduled for the other Willi’s in Healdsberg but based on the recommendation of someone local, we decided to switch. I’m so glad we did. My family and I are staying in Healdsberg for the week but happily drove down to Santa Rosa for dinner for the evening. I kept telling my parents how great a place like this would do in our shore town in New Jersey. I absolutely loved it!!! All the food was fantastic, as was the service and the ambiance. Loved sitting outside and enjoying the gorgeous evening. All 3 of the different wine flights my family tried were fantastic. The only one thing they could have improved on was cooking the lamb to medium or medium rare. It was pretty well done, but still edible and flavorful. We just don’t like our lamb cooked that much through. Would happily go back and recommend to anyone!

BOOP

3rd time there, this time we tried the wine flight with our meal. Great Pinot selections by the staff. Thumbs up

Lindsay

Service was SLOW & food was ok. We understand things are challenging due to COVID, both my husband and I are in the hospitality business. But this was above and beyond. Are serve was not attentive. We saw the food runners more then we saw him. The process of having our serve come to our table to ask for the check, get the check, check pick-up and returning our final processed bill took at least 30 minutes, if not 45 minutes and only 5 tables left in the restaurant. One of which was only drinking. Food was fine but also nothing to write home about. The menu a little “stale”, nothing was new and we haven’t eaten there in almost 2 years. We enjoy eating at Stark Restaurants and will continue to do so but likely won’t return to Willi’s anytime soon.

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