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Willi's Wine Bar
Willi's Wine Bar

Willi's Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.williswinebar.net
  • Email: info@williswinebar.net
  • Phone: (707) 526-3096
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday & Monday 5:00pm - 9:30pm Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mark Stark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by proposal. Please call Jenny Gipson for details. (707) 546-5100
  • Private Party Facilities: Willi's Wine Bar offers semi-private accommodations for parties. Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ulrike Steinke (707) 526-3096

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mark West Springs
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Willi's Wine Bar
A 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant. Willi’s Wine Bar's classic roadhouse appeal captures the casual, laid-back nature of the 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 32 international small plates, some wildly inventive and others comfortingly familiar. The knowledgeable staff is eager to help create perfect pairings with wines from the extensive wine list. Diners will find a dazzling array of wines by local producers and are likely to find the winemakers themselves at a nearby table. All wines are available in a two-ounce taste as well as by the glass or bottle. Patio dining is covered and heated. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Willi's has been consistently delicious for many years. It's the go-to place to take out-of-towners who love good food and wine; the small plates and wine flights offer lots of tastes for a small group to share. I enjoy the long-time favorites like the Moroccan carrots and the ahi, but there are always a couple of new choices to try as well. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food is very good, and the wine offerings (bottle, glass, or taste) are outstanding."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The two of us arrived at Willi's exactly at 11:30 for a quick lunch before catching a plane home. Lovely table outside, great food and perfect service. We had enjoyed dinner on 4/16 at Willi's and were pleasantly surprised to find the same menu at lunch. Nice flight if I Love Sonoma wines. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is my favorite Sonoma County restaurant. Besides the most interesting menu, attractively served -- the food is superb. Love being bathed in deliciousness. This is truly a dining adventure. Also enjoy the outdoor patio. They're not stingy with the heat lamps and the attentive and gracious staff is always willing to adjust to your comfort level. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We dined at Willi's after spending an entire day flying to Sonoma from Alaska. Willi's had a table ready for us on the patio requested. We enjoyed superb wines by the glass and tested several flights. We found the small plates offerings to be generous and wonderfully prepared. My recommendation is to go to Willi's hungry with friends and share many small plates and great wine. We were impressed enough to return two days later for lunch before catching our plane home. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Not only was the food excellent but the service was outstanding. We had a beautiful meal outside on the porch. The pork belly pot stickers were to die for and the Ahi Tuna Tartare was delicate and scrumptious. Everything was good but our waiter was better. Thank you for making our evening perfect."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We decided to have a bite to eat here since we were going to an event at the Wells Fargo Center. Service was fine; the waiter could have been a bit more observant in that we were ready to leave for a good ten minutes before we "caught" his eye."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We got there at 5PM and it could not have been a nicer evening or place to enjoy it! For a double Birthday it was tops in service and food and ambiance! We had not been there for a year at least, and I am certain we will be heading back again soon. It is just a little distance from us but well worth the drive! We had two eaters who do not like anything different. Well, the fava beans were at the top of even picky eaters list. Knock out, as was everything else. Service was at the top."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We ordered most of the items on the menu and really enjoyed everything except the ribs they were dry."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything is top notch at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa. The food is all small plates, each one done well. Lamb chops is one of our favorites. Salads are good too. There is an extensive wine list which includes many choices of wines by the glass as well as flights of wine so you can taste 3 different wines. It is a great way to find new wines that you like."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Consistently delicious. Varied menu that all can enjoy...meat lovers, seafood and vegetarian options. Beautifully presented and surprisingly filling. Fabulous wine list; and don't forget to try the sparkling selections...yum! Only downside is you have to make reservations early. They fill up fast."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent. And the experience wonderful. The service was great. The only issue, is there seemed to be a disconnect between making reservations on your site and them realizing you are already there. We got asked twice during dinner what name our reservation was under, and they called our house phone and left a message saying we were late to our reservation, even though we were seated exactly at our reservation time. It did not detract from the experience, but was kind of weird."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As a lifestyle journalist I know my way around the Sonoma County food scene. Willie's menu is one of the best. My friend and I sampled several dishes and shared others with a couple seated by us at the bar. Food, wine and service were outstanding."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great meal. Always consistent! Food is delicious and always filled with great flavor! Service could be better. Wished we were seated in a quieter area. Loud pair adjacent to us."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Met friends for a great lunch on a very cold and rainy day at Willi's -- we were very comfortable sitting on their outside patio as it was well covered and toasty warm with heaters strategically placed between tables. The rain on the patio covers along with the pounding rain made for a wonderful ambiance. The service was top notch and we were not rushed as we enjoyed "I Love Sonoma County Wines" flight. Everyone loved their food choices: roasted carrots, roasted asparagus, crab tacos, riblets, lamb chops, and fresh greens with shaved parmesan. I have never ordered a dish here that I wouldn't want to order again but I have to force myself to branch out and try new items. Do not miss this phenomenal restaurant; you will not regret it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I was with a fairly large group of ladies celebrating three March birthdays. The server was very attentive; ensuring we had everything we needed. Food was very reasonably priced! My favorite dish was the tuna tartar, but everything we ordered was delicious. Overall, great experience! I'll definently be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I eat there once a week as it's my favorite in this area of Sonoma County. Incredible dishes!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was well presented and had great flavor! The small plates and wine flights were a great way to cap off a day of exploring wine country! Would recommend to a friend and already trying to find time to go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great meal of tapas, bought several & shared. Nice wine selection too."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Willie's never disappoints me !! Food & service are phenomenal !! Will return again & again"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Was just there a couple weeks ago. This time for lunch . . . Typically, one would think that two people in business suits would not want a lot of time between sitting down and ordering. We were given just a tad too much time than I'd have preferred. We needed to be in and out . . . but the server was friendly and being given more time is preferable than being rushed so they can turn the table. The tuna is fantastic."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First rate food with a menu of surprises, leaving your taste buds charged for the rest of the evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Creative dishes that are fun to experiment with -- especially if you're with others and share, thereby allowing a wide variety of small tastes. The filet mignon sliders are sublime, as are the fries. Everything is interesting and creative. Would not be good for kids as this is a grown-up restaurant -- and grown-ups like time away from kids. Please leave them home."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Willi's Wine Bar was such a lovely way to wind up a day in Sonoma County. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the fountain in the garden. The service was friendly and efficient. We loved the flat bread, spinach salad, the lamb chops and my husband enjoyed the bone marrow. However, the gnocchi with truffles was absolutely divine and we're so glad that the waitress recommended it. She said we wouldn't be sorry and she was so right! We had two wine flights…pinot and zinfandel and liked them both. They worked well with our food choices. We finished with espressos. It was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is awesome small plates to share along with wine flights. We had spicy skillet shrimp, braised veal cheek's, pork belly pot stickers, and mixed beet salad with goat cheese and roasted hazel nuts. Yum, Yum."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed most of our selections but I would skip the cheese platter next time. The goat cheese fritters are awesoem."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A delightful gem of a place . the service was excellent and each dish lived up to the recommendation of our server."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food, as always, was amazing. Service by Jason P was superb."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the wine didn't stand up to the food flavors. Service was very good"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We had tickets for Wynton Marsalis which is close to Willi's Our 6 pm reservation was perfect. Josh was an excellent server and knowledgeable about the menu items. The wine is always superior with great flights. The food is interesting and varies by season. I highly recommend Willi's especially if you are attending a concert nearby."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have been visiting Willi's Wine Bar regularly lately. The lamb chops keeping calling us as does the Trombetta pinot noir. They had some special oysters from Maryland that were some of the best oysters we have ever had. Also had crab, veal cheeks, fries and the lemon dessert with a glass of tokaji…… Wonderful meal"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Yummy wine and apps close to the Wells Fargo Center. A girlfriend and I had 10:00 show tickets. We booked on OpenTable, easy and convenient. The seafood apps were great and prices well. The wine list gives options for pour sizes as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Eight of us enjoyed a fun and delicious lunch on the covered outdoor patio. Waiter was very helpful recommending serving amounts for the group. The small plates are unique, fresh and nicely seasoned. Our favorites were ,of course, Willie's signature truffled fries, both the warm spinach salad and the arugula salad, the sauted Brussel sprouts and their excellent dessert selections.....especially the bread pudding. This is a favorite place for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant every time we go to the wine country. The small plate menu make it a great place for small groups to share a variety of their excellent food. Great oyster bar, too."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Though we have lived in the area for years, this was our first experience at Willi's. It won't be our last!! The food was some of the best we have had anywhere in the Bay Area. The small plate menu allowed us to indulge in a variety of tastes and experiences. Our favorites included the Cauliflower soup shooters (I am still dreaming about those days later) and the Filet and Creamed Spinach Sliders, although every one of the 6 items we had were delicious. My husband was so knocked out by the place, I know it will be hard to get him to go anywhere else for a long, long time! Great wine list as well. The tasting flights made it easy to experience several different wines. Thanks Willi's for a fabulous meal!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I love Willi's wine and food selection! We always stop there when we are in Sonoma Valley."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great food and presentation! Wait staff was top-notch!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Creative small plate dining. Been there twice and can go again without repeating. Great late lunch."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Thank you so much for your great and friendly service... The food was Delicious ! I am from Louisiana and two friends from New Jersey and we were with my sister in law who lives in Santa Rosa and you are one of my brother's and sister in law's favorite restaurant ! And they are right ! It was everything they said.... Thank you !"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Been to Willi's Wine Bar several times. We keep coming back for the bone marrow and the lamb chops that are terrific with a nice glass of red wine. Nice wine selection by small pour, glass, half bottle or bottle."
    Dined on 2/22/2014