Willi's Wine Bar, in Santa Rosa, celebrates wine culture with a fine selection of vino along with a delectable array of global dishes to match. Mix and match charcuterie boards featuring cheese and cured meats from across the U.S. and Italy make the ideal starter to your meal. Willi's Wine Bar's menu consists of small plates, categorized by surf, turf and earth concepts.
The curried crab tacos with apple, cucumber and mint and the scallop dumplings with pancetta in sherry vinegar butter make stunning seafood tapas. If turf is more your style, the Liberty Farms pulled duck barbecue with white cheddar polenta and the filet mignon sliders with creamed spinach and mustard are sure to delight. Willi's Wine Bar vegetarian tapas, like the wild mushroom mac and cheese with brioche crumbs and the roasted butternut squash shooters with jalapeno pimento grilled cheese are beautifully prepared and perfectly seasoned.
We had an early evening reservation. Our server was very friendly and nice; but as the evening progressed, it became little difficult to get his attention. It seemed they didn't have enough servers to properly address customers' needs.
We ordered several appetizers; and all of them were good. We loved their marinated olives - we ordered them to go. We were told that they will come in jars; but we were disappointed that we were given those compostable paper containers.
Overall, we were impressed with the chef - the flavoring was just right. 5 stars for food and 3 1/2 stars for service.
This was a top place on our list during a recent trip to wine country. Glad we got this recommendation from others. Tapas-style, casual dining in a good atmosphere.
This casual place just off the highway in Santa Rosa was near or at the top of our list of places our group of four tried while traveling around Napa and Sonoma. The Warm spinach salad and crisply pork riblets were very good and the filet sliders were to die for! We sat on their very pleasant patio and would love to go back someday.
This place is amazing! Nothing on the menu disappointed! The mushu bacon wraps were so tasty, as were the filet mignon sliders and the crab tacos. I also had a lovely Vermentino white wine that the server recommended and it was awesome with our food. The outdoor patio was charming and comfortable and we greatly enjoyed our experience from start to finish.
Small plates are the specialty at Willies Wine Bar. There are so many great palate pleasers it's hard to recommend just one. The crab tacos, short ribs, calamari and sliders are excellent. Going with a group is fun in that you can share and get a taste of everything. Be careful though, those small plates can add up when the final desert is shared and you ask for the check.
Great wine menu as well as your standard all American cocktails.
Best food in Santa Rosa
Willi's is one of our favorites and the food, as usual, was quite good. However, we are used to service that matches the food and this time it seemed as if we were forgotten a few times. We will take this as an aberration, hope it doesn't happen again and still highly recommend Willi's.
The small plates are always a hit. Always good Great wine selections.
I would go back everyday if I live there....delicious food!! Great wine selections...
Lamb Tartare was awesome!!!! Goat fritters were awesome! Can't say enough good things!