Willi's Wine Bar

4.8
2242 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 2242 people are saying
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vipMichele
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything met our expectations. Will return often to this neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food amazing as always! I will be back on Sunday!

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Tuna
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great first place to go back to to dine after lock down.

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BettinaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic service!!! Always consistent with quality ingredients and awesome flavors!

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vipKristen
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Willis Wine bar and we were not disappointed. We shared 3 small plates, the halibut, the filet sliders, the pot stickers & the Mac and cheese. Every plate was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect Mother’s Day lunch. something for everyone. Menu is seasonal - try lots of things! We also ordered all four desserts for three people. Will come every time we are in the area.

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Mjdy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after the fires! Wonderful experience - great food, great drink...definitely going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food and service! The small plates we selected were all delicious and we were treated so well by our server and the staff. Returned to dine here after a number of years and left wondering why we waited so long to return. We will be back very soon! Excellent experience!

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Jany
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

This was the first time I have not been fully happy at Willi's Wine Bar.

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PatriceD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We sat outside. Street noise was a bit overwhelming. The food is always inventive and tasty, the wine selection, plentiful. Service was a bit slow. My dining companion and I thought the kitchen had forgotten about us. Once our food came, and the street noise abated, we had a lovely chat and meal.

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vipNorman
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willie's Wine Bar has the most unique menu of any restaurant I have ever attended. I have eaten at the French Laundry 13 times, but I rate Willie's as my favorite. I have many European friends who are foodies, and we head to Willie's first when they are visiting.
For me and my wife, Willie's is a very special adventure.

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suzie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French fries are the best. Luscious lamb chops. Fresh and crisp salad.

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vipNapaDiner44
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be my new favorite spot. The food was great, the wine was good, and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we’re celebrating our wedding!

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BarbaraW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere, friendly service. Unique imported wine selection. What more could you ask for!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Willi’s! Friends who hadn’t been before all liked it very much.

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SolidSender
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to meet for a glass of wine, light food, and conversation. Nice atmosphere, outdoor covered seating available. Quiet enough to hold a conversation. Clean bathrooms.

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juliannp
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing lunch. The food was phenomenal! Service was excellent friendly and helpful!! So professional! Loved this place will frequent again so many more food options to try!

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BetteR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous blending of flavors and textures. Love the small plate style as it allows me to explore lots of fun dishes. Love the staff…excellent customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff, chef and hostess all were over the top friendly. We ordered family style dining and shared the small plates. We paired it with a fabulous wine that they had on the menu. Topped it off with dessert. The atmosphere and ambience was very nice and look forward to visiting again soon.

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JamesM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made a reservation on line for outside. Showed up eight minutes early. The host told us he didn’t have a table for us and it would be quite a wait. He didn’t have any tables out side, but could seat us inside. Told us they seated people who came in ahead of us and our reservation did not guarantee we would get a table. We ended up getting seated at 6:50 for a 6:45 reservation. If it was our first visit we probably would have never come back. We love the food so much we tolerated the inexperienced host up front. So my comment is, if you make a reservation you should honor it and met the time booked.

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Susan
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Totally enjoyable visit with my sister visiting from Oregon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, quite good food in smallish portions... this restaurant is great, modestly expensive. Worth it. Staff are first rate. Plenty of parking, table options and range within the menu and wine. Try the homemade soft drinks too.

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Funfoodee
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to lunch with a friend to celebrate. We both had the sparkling wine sampler and it was a very good value 3 fairly good size tastes I think for $17? The food was delicious we shared all the plates! We had crab tacos and they added 1 to make it 4, sauteed shrimp, burrata on bagette and 2 filet mignon sliders. We ended with 2 desserts, the meyer lemon pudding cake and chocolate chunk and banana crouissant bread pudding. DELICIOUS!!!! Cannot wait to go back! Highly recommend!

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BtomN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in a long time. A foodie left happy. Good size sharable plates. Ability to pair 2oz pours with all them makes for a great dining experience

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Nikki
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time here and specifically came back for the liver mousse and pork belly pot stickers! So good!

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SPayer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time every time I have been there! The staff is amazing!

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JulieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice seats on the front patio but if you come in the evening, bring a wrap. Heaters work but the breeze is unavoidable. Food was delish, great wine selection in flights, by the glass, or bottle.

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vipwggzreview
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lunch outdoors which allowed for a quiet conversation. Inside, however, the noise level can be quite loud. The service was excellent and the food, as usual, was very good.

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Sangie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have waited for over a year (pandemic...ugh) to try Willie's Wine Bar and it was well worth the wait! All of the Stark restaurants are fabulous.

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LindaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall very pleasant experience. The staff was great, and very understanding when my friend was late in keeping our reservation. The food was perfect and so was the atmosphere. Of course I will go back again.

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CMsantarosa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! Loved the variety and unique dishes. This is our favorite place to go for a date night, girls night, or celebrating a birthday or anniversary!

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vipCschroe1
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and small plates! So many things to try, all the food and drinks were fantastic!

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KathyJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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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vipAnnie
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time eating here. I heard good things but was totally blown away by the flavors. Everything we had was delicious. I love having small plates because you can try more things on the menu. There were 4 of us do we did get a good sampling of dishes. Can’t wait to try all of them!

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vipBouldersbestfoodie
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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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Qguy
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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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Linda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly patio dining with great food and service.

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ValerieL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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 2242 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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