Willi's Wine Bar

4.7
2426 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 2426 people are saying
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vipCP71
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our first time at Willi's Wine Bar.
The food was good , service was ok , we both ordered one dish (brick chicken and sliders) and shared the bread & tapenade
I was done with my chicken when my guest 's sliders arrived.
I wish they will pour the wines they serve by the glass or 1/2 bottles in front of guest as oppose to from a glass pitcher.
The place was packed , we enjoyed ourself and will return in the future.

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vipDanielleM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Seriously every single bite of every single dish we ordered was gorgeous. The kitchen is highly skilled and there is a lot of care put into the food and drink. We will definitely be back! The menu has a lot to offer and we want to try more items! We stuck to cocktails (hello spicy margs) but I did appreciate the breadth of the wine list and our servers Hannah and Freddy were very knowledgable. Good feelings all around. We will totally be back. Thank you for a memorable evening out amidst what has been a crazy year for so many!

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vipStaceyT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time here in a matter of a few months. I just love this place! The cuisine is masterful and just delicious. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. We are so lucky to have this gem in the heart of Santa Rosa!

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vipLovenortherncalifornia
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

So happy to see our favorite Santa Rosa restaurant open in a new location. Food, cocktails and wine excellent as always. Calamari and lamb chops our favorites among the tapas ordered by our party of 4. Only recommendation for the restaurant is to consider the approach of the wait staff - we found interruptions of our conversation a tad intrusive. We’ll be back!

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maryp
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good quality tasty food. Our first choice always in Santa Rosa.

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PhilC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was great! And the service was even better!

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Foodiesrus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We were seated outside practically in a doorway. It was evening and quite chilly. The table service was amazing. The food was nowhere near its price range.

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sheeatwork
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond amazing and we loved the open air feeling of the restaurant! Upscale yet comfortable and causal. Our servers were all friendly and attentive. Wish they would open a Willie’s Wine Bar in St Louis, MO 🙂

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FrankZ
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of ours. Enjoy the variety, ambience, and quality of the food. Outside seating is a must for us nowadays, and Willi's has an excellent outside patio arrangement. It is our first choice to take guests when they are visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Going back tonight!

KA
vipKAH1
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service. A little pricey for some of the small plates. Everything we had was delicious .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food experience, staff and atmosphere, loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is good but very pricey. Lobster/corn came out cold & macaroni/cheese was flavorful but very runny. They were kind enough to bring us another lobster/corn at no charge. Waiter was very good.Everything else was tasty. We were 4 people, food & drinks $270 including tax.

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Emma
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Great food, great location, very relaxing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Halibut was overcooked but everything else was very good!

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LorraineS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The filet mignon sliders are outstanding. Great food!

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Kathy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and thoughtful service. A great neighborhood restaurant.

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Valerie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took two friends who had never been to Willis to lunch there. These two are great cooks and real foodies. They were blown away. So glad Willi's is back!!

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DianeA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, outdoors but shaded. I had not been to the new location and was very pleased with the interior design, the professionalism of staff and tastiness of food. Wouldn't expect anything less from a Stark restaurant!

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NRG145
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is over the top amazing!
I recommend you have the chocolate cake with peanut butter mouse 😀😀

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vipAnupS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a couple of wine flights and some small plates to share. The service was very attentive, gave us the background of each wine, food was well paced. Excellent patio seating for lunch.
Would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

A bit slow

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HerbF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time dining there. Wonderful experience each time. Our waiter was very attentive, would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, delicious, and such a wide variety of dishes to try. Willi’s gets better every time we go :)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

good food. good service

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TamaraS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willi's is wonderful - in all ways! It is one of our favorite spots to escape the real world :-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great people!

LM
LucyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant (and all of the other Stark’s restaurants) never fails to deliver and delight. We had pork belly pot stickers, Tunisian carrots, peach and burrata bruschetta, tuna tartare, Hoisin bacon with chive Shisho pancakes. Truly you. Oils throw darts at the menu to choose and you’d be pleased at the deliciousness. Our server Carlos was so helpful and patient with us dithering on choices. Elizabeth was a lovely hostess and then another server (I can’t remember his name) took our picture on our way out. I can’t wait to go back!

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ynflak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PetalumaResident
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

DJ
DJPMo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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....

LG
vipLisaG
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

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

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SeanO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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BillG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BillB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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tracyc
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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NicolaT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a fave!

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 4.7 stars by 2426 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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