Willi's Wine Bar

4.8
2175 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2175 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathyJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Kudos to the staff! Food was tasty and interesting. Background music was a little loud for my taste, but otherwise the entire experience was delightful. Thanks!

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Bluegirl1975
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch as always. My daughter says she'd eat the Mu-shu bacon for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week if she could! Great wine selection, attentive service and nice atmosphere. Some of my favorite dishes include the warm spinach salad, the delicious flatbread and filet mignon sliders!

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Qguy
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is really good. Literally nothing you order will disappoint. On a scale of 1 to 10, at least half the things you order will be a 12 or 13. Highly recommend the Moroccan Lamb Chops, Goat Cheese Fritters, Curried Crab Tacos, Scallop Dumplings, Duck Liver Mousse, and the Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake.

If you're into full-bodied cabs, The Mariner blend is outstanding. The "Sauterne" dessert wine was equally good.

I love the fact that you can get 2 oz pours of wine and make up your own wine flights, or just sample many different ones.

Unfortunately, the service on a Friday night was very indifferent. Our waiter just disappeared half-way through our meal. To order more wine, I had to flag a passing busboy (I asked him to send our waiter; he was actually willing to take our order himself, but a passing waiter intervened). We had to ask a random person to organize our check.

Also, be aware that the indoor dining area is VERY loud.

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vipBouldersbestfoodie
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Willi’s was outstanding as always! We live around the corner and love the food, atmosphere and service. Always a great treat

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Linda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly patio dining with great food and service.

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ValerieL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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vipKathi
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We all normally LOVE Willi’s. However, from our very first dish we felt like something was a bit off. That continued with several of the dishes. They just weren’t as consistently delicious as they usually are. Then, to top it off, two of us ended up quite sick in the night. It’s definitely given us a bit of pause. The service was stellar though.

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vipJanda
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an absolutely delicious lunch. The small plates were outstanding.
We ordered Oysters on the Half Shell, Duck with Creamy Polenta, Grilled Prawns, Arugula Salad, Crab Tacos. Our server was terrific. A very enjoyable afternoon.

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alexandraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Try many items you cannot go wrong. Rafael was just fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and we had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary 🥰

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vipKAK2
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good to be back at the Bar. Been waiting over one year.

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Dom1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and efficient and pleasant service , I would recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork Belly potstickers are the BEST!!!!

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Dixiechick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend for date night.

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vipzeepro
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great but what really stood out this time was the service. Very smooth and connected , bringing our small plashtes dishes to us at just the right time to keep the meal moving but not rushing anything...Impressive

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vipEatstein
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I loved Willi’s at it’s old location — it was my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area — but it just hasn’t gotten it’s grove back on in the new location. The food is very good but just not amazing. It’s a little heavy handed and clumsy —missing the finesse and artful presentation of the old Willi’s. The atmosphere is also a bit clunky and charmless. This time, we ate outside and it was a bit cold even after they got the space heater working again. The space itself is not the inviting garden setting of the old location.

If I hadn’t been to the old Willi’s I would probably think the new one was terrific — just not magical and amazing like the old spot. So don’t hesitate to try it yourself. It is still one of the better restaurants in Santa Rosa. I will likely return from time-to-time for pork belly potstickers, Tracy’s Almonds, Tunisian Carrots and Warm Bread with Olive Tapenade.

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DeniseJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Starks have created yet another awesome eatery.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat out. Good COVID protections in place. Order only a couple of things at a time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Willie’s reopened. Fantastic food and wine.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time with good FOOD, and with my friend! Definitely coming back with more great food and more friends!

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vipEdieG
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Stopped by Willi’s Wine Bar in Santa Rosa on our way home from Sonoma. Great reviews led to high expectations. The ambiance looked more like an old coffee shop and not a good restaurant. The food was very rich. Our salad was so rich and overdressed we sent it back. The two other small plates we got were super flavorful, but the sauce was so rich. You will not need to order a lot. The wine tasting was the highlight as we loved being able to order tastes of several wines rather than committing to a glass of one thing.

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Laura
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a very nice lunch at Willi’s. The food was delicious and our waitperson was very attentive and helpful. The patio is inviting and comfortable.

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CarolynD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food choices and presentation. Very impressive service and good wines!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and exceptional service, great ambiance inside and on the heated patio

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SusanM
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant in over a year! So happy it was at willi’s wine bar!
Excellent food, service, protocol etc!!

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vipMarleneS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly- the staff is bubbly and friendly and helpful- the food came out in a timely and well- paced manner- every dish was delectable!

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VictoriaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Willi’s WB delivers great food and wonderful service in a nice location. Outdoor dining is pleasant on the porch or the patio. Great choices of small plates for sharing. A favorite destination of ours!

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Daniel
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The portions are quite small considering the price.

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vipDennisA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with excellent food. Nice outdoor dining also.

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BLaw
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always knocks it out of the park. The food is inventive and delicious! Service is great and they are always on top of things.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & COVID safety was all perfect.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great staff and beautiful ambiance.

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vipMarthaS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. Service was great. It was treat to sit at a restaurant after so long!

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foodie4
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the ambiance is even better in the new location! Thanks Willi’s!

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MarinDiner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very pleasant staff and nice to eat inside at last.

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vipNicoleB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with a great server. the patio was very nice. One of the heaters was not working but we made it work. Really nice dinner.

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vipDavidO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Love the small plates and great service!

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avalon
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful meal, with great service. Unique and delicious food you can't get anywhere else, portioned generously for sharing, with reasonably priced outstanding wines. I've been coming here for years, before and after 10/17, and they never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Willi’s!!!

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vipShelly
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time out with friends sitting at a restaurant - it has been a long year! The four of us felt safe in the outdoor space and very much enjoyed the food. The waitstaff were professional and fun. Great spot - highly recommend it.

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 4.8 stars by 2175 OpenTable diners.

Willi's Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://starkrestaurants.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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