Willows at Chumash Casino

4.5
835 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Dear Guests, Willows will be temporarily offering food in a "To-Go" capacity only. During this time we will not be taking dining room or patio reservations but look forwarding to opening them soon. We eagerly anticipate your return and thank you for your patience.

The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood. This 14 time AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant also features a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list with an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipshelleym
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Years dinner, steak and side dishes were good to great, too over priced at $89. Restaurant is clean and service was excellent. Bread basket was average

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had dinner here. The food was very delicious. Our server was always checking up on us. Great service.

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SueL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time we come here. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Started out not so good. Had a 7 pm reservation made months in advance for my sister’s 40th birthday so important to me. At 7:10, I asked when we were expected to be seated and they said another 10-15 minutes. Come on. It is 3 people on a Tuesday. Was seated after having to be a bit of a Karen which is super annoying because I didn’t want to do that.

Meatball appetizer was very good. Both filet mignons were not prepared per instructions. We didn’t complain because we didn’t want to but most of it was left on our plates. Mac n cheese was very good. So in short—-a bit of mixed bag. Not
Rushing back.

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GOPJenn
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

They usually nail it but we bought a lot of different meals to try and they were all just ok. Disappointed for sure, but since it was my first disappointment I will add it up to, we all have a bad day now and then. I will go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious as always!

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GabrielleV
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the filet mignon. It was literally the best I've ever had.

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DebraC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fixed menu with2 entree courses for Christmas Dinner. Wait staff were personable and attentive. Delicious assortment of freshly baked rolls and flat bread. My husband had the soup and I had the salad. Both were so delicious, we ate every bite! We both ordered the Prime Rib, which was cooked perfectly and served with a large Hassleback potato, roasted vegetables, and a side of jus, horseraddish cream and condiments for the potato. Dessert was a fabulous chocolate yule log with housemade icecream and shaved chocolate. Wonderful from beginning to end!

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JodeyD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience being greeted, waited upon, the food suggestions, our choices, enjoying the meal were all fabulous! If anything, we ordered way too much but, now we get to enjoy the leftovers. We look forward to coming back.

One note: you have the beat bread basket we’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were visiting me and they love a good steak. I heard about Willows and never had the opportunity to go until now. The fine dining is exactly what we got. From the time we entered the restaurant until we left. Great service, friendly staff, and they even accommodated my younger brothers sports request. The steaks that were ordered were fabulous! For my family who are steak lovers, there was nothing but compliments!

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FrankC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

For the prices, the food was not as we expected. Tough, grainy steaks and what tasted like store-bought mash potatoes. Our waiter was excellent and complementary breadbasket was very good.

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RonW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! You’d never think such a nice restaurant could be in a casino - and you couldn’t hear the slots!

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FrankR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always love the flat bread made in house our waitress Jessica deserves 10 stars

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Maryfey
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good friendly service… food was delicious and waitress was very helpful with choosing what to have

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

12/3/2021

The ambiance was almost like a glorified coffee shop. Lots of parents with little ones running around. Some of the kids were screaming.

I ordered halibut. Although the portion was generous, the fish was so dry it was hard to eat. It definitely was not worth the price they charged.

I definitely would not recommend it to anyone who is expecting a fine dining experience.

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SusanG
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent and I have to say as usual. We have never been disappointed! We always ask for Richie and not only is he very attentive, he is also very nice. He knows what we like before we even place our order. We highly recommend Willows to anyone looking for 5 star dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service prices are as expected

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GrantM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect just needed a little more light. 😊

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Keitaro
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bus boys should be more attentive. They walked around and filled other people’s water glasses. No one came to refill our water. We had to ask for more water.

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ahome2love
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with a charcuterie platter, much larger than we expected based on the price. There was a selection of 3 meats, 3 cheeses, pickled vegetables, honey and a sweet/slightly spicy jalapeño jelly along with a cheesy cracker bread. Delicious! We ended up taking a good portion back to the room later. Good selection of beers and wines but prices on the wines were on the nosebleed side. After the charcuterie platter we opted to go with Cesar Salads which were perfectly dressed and topped with a large salty goat cheese crouton and a couple of mild white anchovies.
Service was excellent. The ending of a perfect day.

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Laker7
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food, drinks, and service were all good, but the restaurant still has a slight odor of smoke from the nearby casino floor. If you don't smoke, it is very noticeable and detracts from the otherwise great experience.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. The seafood towers is amazing! The service is always terrific. We have never been disappointed!

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EveC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It took 2 hours to get our food to eat! Unacceptable!

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VickiC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miguel was a very good server. All staff was very courteous. Halibut did not have the taste I expected.
We enjoy eating in the Cafe because there is more variety—when will that open?

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SandraF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Although pricey, it was worth it.

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HilaryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My 3-star review stems mostly from what happened after the meal. There were 11 of us for a birthday party for two of us. We were told when we got there that we would not be allowed to have separate checks. Why we couldn't do separate checks, I don't know. From the time we finished our meal to the time everyone figured out what they owed, paid, and we were ready to walk out, it was an hour and a half!

Within the first 15 minutes the waiter came back and refilled our water, but never came back again to do so. Our meal lasted 2 hours, so in a four diamond restaurant I would expect better water service. The waiter was pleasant enough, but should have been more attentive.

We were told that only one person at the table could use their Chumash Club card when they paid, even though we could pay separately. So if we could pay separately, why couldn't we use a Chumash play card with each payment? Not to mention, if we could pay separately why couldn't they just give us each our own freaking bill? (And there were couples, so it wouldn't have been 11 separate checks).

It made our birthday celebration, our delicious dinner, and time together with friends soured by the experience.

They never even told us how much tip they added to the bill for 11 people. We all assumed it was 18%, so we ended up being short at the end and couldn't figure out why, so my husband and I ended up paying an extra $40 because the actual percentage that they charged for tip was 20%.

The only other thing was that one of our guests had to get up and specifically talk to the waiter, or his boss, about getting the two birthday people a simple birthday dessert with a candle that she had seen done many times before, but was not offered to us.

We had a 5:00 p.m. reservation, and didn't leave the restaurant till around 8:30!

Very frustrating, and in my opinion, a very bad way to do business. It would have been nice to leave that restaurant with a smile on my face. Happy birthday to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food and Fantastic service. Our waitress, Jane, was very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Great overall experience and we highly recommend this place.

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Deedee
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so delicious. Drinks okay. Lovely table setting.

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Efnbautista
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrated anniversary. Service was great. Shrimp Cocktail appetizer was ok. One more shrimp would have been nice. Entrees were phenomenal. Wife said it was the best Seafood Pasta she ever had. My Ribeye was delicious. Sides (baked potato and mushrooms) were fantastic. Overall, maybe a bit overpriced. But a great experience.

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was an exceptional young man who paid a lot of attention to us. The food was of great quality and was delivered in very short order. Overall I'd say the Willows is a fantastic restaurant. Only two minor points the air conditioning seemed to be turned down a little bit too much and the cost was a bit high but I knew that going in.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 30 years of marriage and were so glad we chose Willows. Beautiful ambiance, great and attentive service!

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AngelS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and amazing food.
Everyone we encountered while there was pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful server! The food was fabulous and the wine was spectacular! LOVE this restaurant!

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WarriorPrincess
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had the following:

- Shrimp cocktail
- Ribeye, medium
- Halibut
- Crème brulée
- Chocolate hazelnut cake

I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and then a glass of Pinot Noir. For both I left it to the server to choose which winemaker to go with. Both of his recommendations were excellent! Plus, he was friendly and professional throughout the whole experience.

Another fun and perfect dining experience at Willows!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, wish there were more options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was not nice. Not welcoming vibe.. took a long time to get our table. Our dinner reservation was at 7:30, but we had to wait another 20-25 minutes. We didn’t get our waiter until another 25 minutes. Food quality was average. Not worth of spending almost $400 on dinner. Overpriced and service was horrible!!
You might need to think twice before dining over here..

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LyleS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Second visit and the first sold us. Second visit has me questioning whether to go back or not. One mea orderedl was the same as first visit. The first being great and the second not at all. The second meal ordered was just ok. The first visit meal was great. We waited at our table to get our check about 30 minutes and almost walked out. Never done that otherwise I probly would have. Really disappointed because we enjoy the Casino experience overall. Just FYI take your chances

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DougM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was very slow. It took a lot of time between our salads and entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great the food was delicious

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DragonLuck
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, ambiance and service. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Willows at Chumash Casino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-3800.

Willows at Chumash Casino is rated 4.5 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

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.