Willows at Chumash Casino
Willows at Chumash Casino

Willows at Chumash Casino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chumashcasino.com/
  • Phone: (805) 686-3800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Renteria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Richard Hollowell 8056863800x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edison
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is available for all guests.
A word from Willows at Chumash Casino
The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant also features an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Willows at Chumash Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (10)romantic (9)notable wine list (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Very good but a bit too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. We both had steaks. The beef was very good quality but both steaks were very underdone. Appetizers and sides were excellent. Service was very friendly but a bit sloppy for the prices charged. We spent $175 with tip. Overall very good but it felt like a meal that should have cost $125 tops. Also, no dress code here, there were diners in cargo shorts and biker t-shirts, not a problem for me, but it may bother some in this price range!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go4ribs
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Our waiter, Domanic was outstanding - knowledgable, attentive, and friendly, as well as the managr Noe Vasquez.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always a delightful experience, especially before and after a concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Willows
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Really enjoyed my birthday dinner at The Willows. The service and atmosphere were perfection. Well trained wait staff. This was a true sophisticated dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining fine is better than gambling
    lifesavor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have always wanted to dine at The Willows, ever since I first tasted their food at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival. This was such a good time! The bread basket with four toppings was over the top, the trio of soups was delicious, the cioppino divine and the lobster macaroni and cheese decadent (way too much food, but great leftovers). They have an excellent wine list and some really cool cocktails. My coworker and I spent three hours enjoying the excellent service, taking pictures of the courses and even the dinnerware (the wine buckets are cool)! Only down side was that we were seated right by the door where all the smokers went in and out. I will definitely be back with another foodie friend who was totally jealous of my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated. Not recommended
    Jacoboyjulieta
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Waiter was young and not experienced in 3 star or greater dining. Food was just okeedokeeeeeee...not nearly worth the 5 star pricing. Used to be great. Now just mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Foodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I both felt the food was very expensive. The lobster mac and cheese did not WOW us however the veal chop was quite good. I guess I couldn't get over the hefty price for the lamb dish. Usually you pay that for a prime steak in L.A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful clean food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    First visit to Willows. Promptly seated.We had a nice table location. Food was very good with attractive presentation. server attentive. only complaint is we felt somewhat rushed. Every time I put fork down to pause, someone asked if I was done eating. My dish was still full of food. Not trying to catch a train.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Treat at "The Willows" !!!
    AuntieGum
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our delightful dinner at "The Willows". It was her birthday and after mentioning that to Chris, the server, he surprised her with a candle on the dessert we ordered! It was a divine dinner and absolutely one of the most gourmet meals we've had anywhere! Thank you so much for our first time dining experience at your restaurant with a terrific server who we will request again! Sincerely, Mary Williams
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service & Delicious Meal
    MotoBella
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Got seated at a little two-top against a wall, which was next to the kitchen/staff area, which unfortunately, was quite busy and loud with traffic - to be expected in that area, next time will ask to be seated further away. Our server however, was EXCEPTIONAL, she answered all of our questions with ease, gave us recommendations for both food and specialty drinks (lobster bisque and apple margaritas were amazing!) thus the excellent service and food definitely made our first visit enjoyable and I'd go back to eat there again anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden away gem
    Nanabanana
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Never would have guessed it would have been so good, but it was definitely worth the money. We ordered great cocktails to start, and the bread basket was amazing. The caesar salads were delicious, and the 22 oz. rib eye was wonderful. Dessert was great. All in all, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Willows
    Issa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good service, we didn't have to wait long for anything
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion spot
    chrisVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food, good service.....for a special occasion try the Willows. Bring your wallet as all choices on the menu are pricy. The overall experience is worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome! Best Filet anywhere!
    Wavers
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have eaten here twice so far. I had scallops and the filet the first time and lobster and filet the second. I do not normally order steak anywhere I do not like the fat, don't like biting into it, and really eat seafood because there is no fat on it. The filet here at the willows is the most tender and flavorful I have had anywhere, hitching post included. It is so good! I would order it without the seafood! Liked the artichoke and crabcakes also as starters. The bread basket is great though I don't like the crunchy breadsticks. Creme brulee dessert was good too. My husband had bison and loved it. Also loved the scalloped potatoes! So good! Great atmosphere! Accomadating and great staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Willows is a great find within the Chumash Casino. It is nice to take a break from gambling and enjoy a quiet atmosphere and delicious meal. I totally recommend this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always exceeds expectations
    Leonard
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food, service and ambiance is always first class. A fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    RescueDogs
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went to Chumash Casino on a gift package from our children for our anniversary of which the Willows was a part. The food was definitely first rate, service was good (not outstanding), and the whole experience was definitely enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance and awesome food!
    Wavers
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Bread basket was delicious. We had crab cakes and artichoke starters both were excellent. I had scallops and filet which were perfectly cooked, best filet I have ever had! My husband had bison and scalloped potatoes, both were awesome. My daughter had top sirloin and asparagus, very good. Cheesecake and creme brûlée for dessert were scrumptious! Such a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 100 reviews are from the Willows at Chumash Casino reviews archive.
  • Amazing dining experience
    CentralCoastDiners
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Who knew we had such a gem right here on the Central Coast? We have so many great restaurants, right? But this is fine dining at it's best. Excellent service, an amazing menu with such a great assortment of delicious choices, a calm, quiet atmosphere, a nice view. The prices are in line with the amazing food and excellent service. We will definitely be dining here again. As often as we visit the Chumash Casino, we ask ourselves, "Why didn't we dine here sooner?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    SLOFoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, great service! It is a wonderful culinary experience before the concert. The breadbasket was served with an artichoke spread, roasted garlic, herbed cheese spread & whipped butter....delish. I had the melt in your mouth short ribs in a Syrah sauce with polenta and a glass of Cambria Syrah. Dessert was a tiramisu & coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    firstimers
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had excellent service and food at the willows, everyone was very attentive . We were dining early and on a Monday night so there weren't many people there. Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "M & D's 61st ANNIVERSARY..."
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My Wife & I took my parents here for dinner to celebrate their 61st anniversary. The entire experience was PERFECT! The service was warm, friendly, and well trained. The food was UNBELIEVEABLE! This is THE perfect restaurant for important events or for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our server, Natalie, was terrific! She was attentive, engaged and personable. Everyone who stopped by to help at our table was top notch! It was my husband's birthday, and he really appreciated the kind attention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kitty
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Missed the tables by the window so you could enjoy the view.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peater
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have been to the Willows before and enjoyed when it opened years ago. I was surprised by the few tables occupied during the recent Saturday night we dined here. The menu selection is ample, but the WOW factor is missing. Don't get me wrong, the dishes we ordered from appetizers, entrees and sides were very good----but that's about it. They were presented and tasted in a way one would expect. For the prices, one would expect to be surprised or appealed by an avant-garde presentation. It seems the chef needs a more creative side in order to uphold the four diamond rated designation. On the other hand, the service was impeccable and all staff working that night went out of their way to provide a very accommodating dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    gnmc
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Service great, protiens over cooked. If the steak that I ordered way Wygue (as offered), I will eat my shoes. The steak was very tough... Not expected from a rib eye.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner before concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Reservation was for 7 and we were seated right then. Appetizer was very good (artichoke). we then ordered dinner entrée and thats where things went wrong, It took almost 20 mins to get our order. I ordered the "special" Halibut filet. It came out overcooked..after waiting several min for waitress to come by, I finally was able to get a managers attention. Told him issues, however with our schedule to make the event, I declined to wait. I did eat some of the veg and mashed potatoes that accompanied my fish. We got our bill and I noticed that I was charged full price for the entree ($40). I felt that there should of been some discount .... but oh well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try restaurant!
    Mjsylvest
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Was absolutely surprised to find that this casino restaurant was as nice as the upper scale ones here in California. The service was incredible. And i cant even begin to say how awesome the food was. Everything we ate from the appetizer to dessert was out of this world goid! Hats off to the chef--even your food presentation was rediculously good. We have eaten in the "fine" dining restaurants of casinos, but NEVER was even remotely close to this one. I dont even remember Ruth Cris being this good. I cant recommend this restauraunt enough-----will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Setting the Stage
    6Teesbeing
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    On those treasured opportunities when my wife and i can get away for a show at The Chumash, we look forward to an always memorable dining experience at Willows. The evening wouldn't seem complete without it. The atmosphere is bustling enough to add a sense of excitement for the show, while at the same time, allowing us to relax and forget about the drive and the day. The food is fantastic and the servers are always accommodating, keeping in mind that you've got a show to catch, yet we never feel rushed. We keep promising ourselves that one of these days we'll postpone the drive back to reality and stay the night so we can return to the Willows Bar after the curtain closes and extend the evening with a nightcap.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thw waiters were nice, the
    virginiao
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    thw waiters were nice, the lobster bisque ok. the duck was tired and old..they cancelled the reservation after 16 minutes. long way through horrieble casino to get to restaurant. serves purpose .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was an 1st birthday girls'
    Kristi
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This was an 1st birthday girls' group for my mother on a very busy Thursday evening before the live show at 8pm. The waiter was attentive, the food well prepared, and service good except at the end attempting to close out our tab. All in all would recommend. Also, it is the only spot in the casino serving liquor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous scrumptious dining
    Vicki
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This restaurant has a lovely ambiance, comfortable seating with a quiet and serene atmosphere. The food is over the top and gourmet quality. The staff were extremely attentive, courteous and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the scallops with filet,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We had the scallops with filet, which was outstanding. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we ate was outstanding
    maizieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had reservations and after we were sat we waited at least 10 minutes for our server to greet us. We order drinks and dinner. The food was delicious ! We had artichoke appitizer and beet salad and then steaks for dinner..yummy . After we placed our order someone other than our server brought the food we never saw our server again until he brought the check. The food was really good but our server never once checked in us to make sure everything was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, no communication
    Ironsides
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A little on pricey side. Took over an hour to get 2 steak dinners, with no explanation as to why. ( we also did not ask what hold up was)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great the waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great the waitress was rude but everything else was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was fantasic! Food
    BigAl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was fantasic! Food enjoyable, and beutiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day with J Mathis
    Moeller1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Willows was a perfect lead into the evening concert. A very wonderful dining experience. Quiet, with absolutely excellent service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tontt
    chum
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    all very very good, got there early, was quiet, by the time we left, very loud about half full........one t hing, very long time from order until the meat arrived...possible to get more drink time in, good for them...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable dining experience...
    HappyMerryWorker
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    "I planned a first-time dinner there for myself and my significant other while spending the day at the Casino and we had a wonderful dining experience! Slightly pricey; but very much well worth it... The food and the service were both exceptionally outstanding! We'll be back..."
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.