Willi's Wine Bar
Better than it looks from outsideLooks like a local's bar from the street but it's got a great courtyard and very good food. All small plates you can share. The shrimp, the scallops, the lamb chop's were highlights. Lots of choices for a cheese plate. Skip the potstickers.
It gets busy so you might need a reservation.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Foodie place in Sonoma CountyMy wife and I love this place. All the food is so good, and the wine is even better. Service really makes the place!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word...AmazingI love tapas and was excited to come here, especially after reading the great reviews. We arrived on a busy Saturday evening but were seated right away with our Open Table reservations. We chose the outside patio to enjoy the beautiful evening, under the heaters it was perfect into the later evening. Our service was exemplary, friendly staff and helpful with our selections. The food was beyond good, each dish was an experience of flavors. I would highly recommend this restaurant to foodies and anyone who enjoys trying something new. I live out of the area but am already looking for a excuse to visit again so I can come back and try more items on the menu.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great restaurant.This was a great restaurant. There were 4 in our party. We all ordered 2 items and share. It was aa great expereince.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening!!! Yummy smallGreat evening!!! Yummy small plates! Terrific Wine!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWilli's has never ceased toWilli's has never ceased to consistently amaze. The place is always packed, but the small plates make for an intimate dining experience. Well done!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMJust SuperA+ for the Mac N Cheese, Pot Stickers, Scallops! Great Service and all around super evening.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and Excellent FoodEvery dish was delicious, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. We had a great time.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for food and fabulous wine!Went with a group of male co-workers and I was worried the "small plates" would leave them hungry. However, if you order enough of them and focus on the more substantial choices, you will be stuffed by the end of the evening. Our "quick dinner" lasted more than 3 hours due to the relaxed pace and steady flow of tapas coming from the kitchen. Service was very good, our server had a great knowledge of all the wines - we basically told her our preferences and she brought out her suggestions. Everyone was spot on! The BBQ duck with polenta got rave reviews, and I especially enjoyed the beet salad. Save room for dessert - the chocolate cake was delicious! Would definitely return in I'm in the area!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was exceptional!Our waiter was exceptional! We enjoyed our evening. The only down side was the buzzing mesquites and bugs.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Fabulous!!!! The lamb and couscous is to die for.....everything was great, the oysters...yum!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered several excellentWe ordered several excellent small plates. Most notable were the Goat Cheese Fritters with Blistered cherry Tomatoes, the Crispy Pork Riblets (tender, flavorful and a generous serving) and Moroccan Style Lamb Chops (simply outstanding!). We selected the flight of Sonoma County wines with our meal, followed by a Madeira with our dessert of flourless chocolate cake and vanilla bean ice cream. Our server was helpful, attentive and gracious. All in all a lovely way to end the week.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem of a relaxed, friendlyA gem of a relaxed, friendly restaurant with outstanding food prepared in a small plates concept with a notable wine list.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMsmall plates all delicious;small plates all delicious; wine flights a great choice to sample and not overindulge; friendly and efficient service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWilli's wine Bar had wonderfulWilli's wine Bar had wonderful food, great wine, and a lovely atmosphere! Will definitely be back next time I am in the area!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, wine, serviceAwesome food, wine, service and ambiance - love it!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great WineGreat food and great wine list. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Perfect for a light meal and some wine tasting. Would definitely return!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't remember just how weCan't remember just how we stumbled on this place, probably through OpenTable. Food was excellent, tapas style allowed us to sample a few different things. Crimini mushroom salad was a big winner for me. Great wine list by the glass too.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHey OpenTable, what's nearby?Hey OpenTable, what's nearby? HMMM, sure! What a delight! Innovative small plate menu, good wine list (a bit on the high side, check corkage fees, you ARE in wine country). Friendly attentive service, with quick, well sequenced delivery. The "Fish & Chips" with well seasoned fried sardines and homemade chips was a high point, just beating out the lovely "mac&cheese". This is truly a Neighborhood Gem!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWilli's a must stop for foodies!Just had a terrific meal which was memorable in both quality and diversity! With small plates you can taste a lot, especially with a group. The waitstaff was thoroughly professional, knowledgable and helpful making the experience something we want to repeat really soon. Worthy as a destination meal from 200+ miles away. And the wine pairings were perfect - Thanks Patrick!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfavoriteSonoma county has some of the best restaurants in the world. Willi's Wine Bar is my favorite again, and again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Fun restaurant.Great food. Fun restaurant. I definitely reccommend it for groups- everyone can get a little bite of what they want. Our waiter was outstanding and did not push us to leave even though the restaurant had closed.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe portions are bigger thanThe portions are bigger than real tapas portions and delicious.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSeveral visit to Willi's WineSeveral visit to Willi's Wine Bar and always a good experience. Just need to know what style of dinning to expect.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWill definitely dine hereWill definitely dine here again when in Santa Rosa.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience! LovedGreat dining experience! Loved the small portions and many selections of earth, surf and turf.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Seriously the best lunch my husband and I had in wine country this weekend. I have eaten here years ago remembering it to be good but it was much better than I remember. The oysters were the best I've had.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Willi's menu, food andLoved Willi's menu, food and service. Our server, Ryan, had a great knowledge of the wines. We told him what we liked and he found a great match on their menu.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was amazing andOur waiter was amazing and walked us through the menu. We had an amazing time and everything was delicious.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - request outdoor diningif you go be sure to request outdoor seating - we did not know to do this and got stuck inside despite having made our reservation weeks in advance. there are some very bad, dark and noisy seats if you are not specific in your seating request. the food was fabulous as was the service. fun place to try different things.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We were there for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and helpful; the food absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere - we even ended up bantering with the people at the next table! All and all a fantastic experience - our only regret is that we didn't have time to go back again (and again and again)!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM