Willi's Wine Bar

4.6
1704 reviews
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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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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

We are big fans of the Stark's eateries; but the noise in this location was way too loud to have a meaningful conversation. Need to fix that.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Way way wY too loud - will travel to willies in healdsburg next time

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So happy their back, especially with all our favorites!

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N
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch with a friend, delicious food, good service, never rushed! Loved the atmosphere!

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BD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food ok. Horrible noise level

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Work celebration - nice but too pricy for a casual meal

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to see they have returned. Always a great experience and a great team. Love their menu and a fantastic wine list!

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K
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We went with friends to check out the new spot. The new restaurant is beautiful and so spacious, compared to their old space. The menu is familiar and everything we tasted was really delicious. Before dinner we ordered three different wine flights. The chardonnay flight had a wine that the nose was REALLY skunky...hard to drink. The bubbly flight had a rose' that was on the edge of corked, and the Lambrusco was bad. The Rhone flight was the only one that was ok. Really for a wine bar, ALL the wines should be great. That was a HUGE disappointment.

The service was friendly and quick, not overbearing. The dishes we ordered were very delicious.

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old and new favorites; everything was both delicious and beautiful. Great selection of wines by the glass, bottle, or half-bottle. Highly recommended for a special treat!

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than ever! I miss where the old Willis was but this new location is great - larger, nice outside eating, great bar. It is rather loud inside at dinner time, hard of hearing may have a difficult time. But the food...oh my!!

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

So happy Willi's is in my neighborhood! I enjoyed lunch very much and will be back often.

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was attentive without being intrusive. She was knowledgeable about the menu. The bus staff was attentive and we enjoyed their timely service. Since this was our first time at this location and with this menu, we ordered several plates to share.

Try it!

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DP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Willi's Wine Bar is back and good as ever. Just a different location.

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CD
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Willi’s is back in a new and quieter location, rebuilt since the fire, and is once again serving outstanding small plates and interesting wines in an indoor/ outdoor venue. Almost all the old favorites are back, plus some new dishes.
We will once again be stopping here twice a month on our way to and from northern California.
This time we shared lobster gnocchi, truffle fries, BBQ duck polenta, and the famous warm spinach salad. Will be back this weekend for bone marrow and flavorful fish tacos. A Sonoma county gem.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved Willys wine bar and I still do

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Found the venue clean and fresh. Although my napkin was stained when I opened it for use. Waited too long for order to be taken and a couple of dishes were lukewarm, i.e. scallops & lamb (which should never happen). Overall we had a nice experience, understanding there are kinks to work out at the new location, and will definitely give it another try.

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VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the new location for the first time last weekend. The new location is a lot roomier than the old one. I shared 3 delicious dishes with my friend. We had the spinach salad, filet mignon sliders and a gnocchi dish. Each dish was fabulous. We had the Meyer lemon cake for dessert and it was moist and very flavorful. I can’t wait to go back!

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcome back WWB! Space is open, wine flights are a great way of exploring wines from around the world. Great options for non-meat eaters.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and delicious food. Perfect timing bring our plates out and very attentive tidying up. Truly excellent experience. Looking forward to returning! Lucky we live in the neighborhood!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food. Service started slow but improved. It did get loud but only real issue was my wife getting bonked on the head by an outdoor screen that was left unsecured in the breeze. Indoors next time.

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SM
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy they are back ! Wonderful new building and outside area is lovely! Food just as good as ever and since it’s a bit bigger- easier to get into!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great food yummy

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great to be back at Willi's Wine Bar. Everything was perfect, al always.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I heard a lot of great things and all were true ❤️

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f
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So glad WWB is back!
By far my fave meal & experience since we moved back to Sonoma County this past January!
With exception of one dish (flavors perfect but over cooked) each dish was a treasure.
And the oppty to do wine flights enabled the two of us to try 6 wines with our 5 small plates.
The lamb chops are not to be missed
And, by the way, our server, Emilio, graciously accepted our feedback on the one dish and removed it from our bill. Doing the right thing. Thank you, WWB! We are telling our friends and will be back!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Willi's has been our favorite restaurant in wine country for 12 years and the new location is better than ever. A few favorites include the pork belly pot stickers, filet mignon sliders, lamb chops and truffle fries.

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F
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad they are back! And within walking distance for us is a plus! The service was amazing. Favorite dish for me was the bone marrow, followed closely by the scallop dumplings, potstickers, and shrimp! I had a lovely Spumoni sundae with a candle on top to finish my birthday dinner. We will be back!

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GS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend and waiter advised us that all small plates were meant to be shared for two. Everything on the menu looked delicious - so many choices. Our waiter helped us with decision making and everything we choose was wonderful. The banana chocolate bread pudding was exceptional and we almost wanted to lick the bowl! Can't wait to go back again and try everything on the menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun time at WWB and enjoyed sharing our small plates. We hope to return try the cheese and charcuterie options with the really nice wine list with wine flight options.

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KD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So happy to have Willie's back!!!!! The fava bean bruschetta was so yummy. I could eat that every day!

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SR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food, service and decor but really don’t like the noise level while dining. It is NOT energetic, it is LOUD. Some sound dampening would make the dining experience so much nicer.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seeing familiar faces again.

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Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is so wonderful to have Willi's back! The food was great, the location is interesting, and we felt like the restaurant was merely away on vacation - they didn't miss a beat!

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Willies is back and every bit as delicious as ever! Congrats to Willies!

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u
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the food comes out too quickly. a slightly slower pace would be nice.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We love att the Stark restaurants and looked forward to the new Willi’s Wine bar. Unfortunately it fell short. The food arrived slowly; one plate at a time, and some were cold. I ordered the BBQ duck and the sauce tasted like Kraft or Masterpiece. We were surprised at the wine list, given we are in Wine Country. We will try one more time hoping it was a one off but we will bring our one wine.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad they're back after the fire! Food was just as delicious as before, service was great, and the new space is really nice too. Looking forward to many more lunches and dinners there in the near future.

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HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. Variety of dishes is excellent, quality superb, service perfect!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. So yummy and I enjoyed how they brought the items out two at time. As we ordered so many plates it could of gotten crazy. Very happy with our experience. I highly recommend!

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G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive staff
Great small plates
Upscale food in a fun environment
Wish they would expand on the local craft beer choices

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