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Four Diamond Steak House at  Chumash Casino Resort - Willows at Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA

Willows at Chumash Casino

4.7
4.7
956 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Renteria

  • Private party facilities

    The Willows has three separate private dining rooms. We can accommodate parties from 6 to 50 guests and can create a menu to fit your occasion. Please call us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Hollowell: (805) 686-3800

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Edison

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet is available for all guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 956 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MikeM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Porterhouse will be cooked to perfection. Make sure you get the Blondie desert.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the BEST vendor that I booked for my intimate wedding. We had a small group of family (6 total) for my wedding reception and the staff were great every step of the way. I requested a private outdoor area and they gave us a patio off of the main part of the restaurant. All messages I sent were replied to very quickly and courteously. They allowed us to drop off my wedding cake the morning of my reservation and kept it refrigerated for me until later during our dinner. The person we were told to ask for when dropping off the cake was expecting us, and we had no trouble whatsoever. The food was great, the drinks were great, they even made sure my toddler was taken care of by offering him a water in a cup with a straw so he couldn’t spill it. I couldn’t have picked a better location for my special day.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary and it was the best service and food I’ve ever had. The entire staff made us feel special. I would recommend them for any special occasion you are celebrating.
  4. MW

    MikeW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salads we had were delicious, one chop salad and one wedge. We split the bone in rib-eye, delicious and cooked to order. Had asparagus and mushrooms for sides, both good. The mushrooms were the big portobellos cut into pieces and were wonderful! Be prepared for the bill. It is a bit on the pricey side. Only reason I gave it a four overall was that the first table they seated us at, we were dining on the patio, was not even close to being level and when we picked up a water glass, the table rocked and spilled the other water. Had to ask a couple of times before we got moved.
  5. RA

    RizaA

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are excellent.. Shout out to our waiter Richie
  6. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I thought that it was interesting that the site stated the dress was Business Casual and that many diners herein shorts or jeans. Several guys were wearing baseball caps and did not remove them at the table. The restaurant was lovely but not the ambiance that I anticipated when Business casual was stipulated.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day early celebration was great
  8. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were exceptional as well as the scallops. They were cooked exactly as ordered. The soup entries (lobster bisque & French onion) were outstanding.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent.
  10. MC

    MelissaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing!!! Filet is always cooked to perfection. The service and ambiance is wonderful.
  11. CW

    CollinW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was good, service was great.. ambience wasn’t there.. music in the background and noisy steak house.. would dine there again, but wouldn’t travel out of my way for dinner
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!!! Everything we ordered was amazing!
  13. TM

    TinaM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service outstanding!! We will return! Great attention to detail!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food was not quality fine dining material. The filet that was ordered well done came out as medium and the filet that was ordered as medium came out too done. The New York steak ordered as medium came out more than well done. The drinks had hardly any alcohol in them. The mushrooms were not good. For a total of over $350, We have eaten at much better quality fine dining restaurants. We were celebrating a graduation from military training and this was an embarrassment bringing our guests here. We will not be returning to this restaurant. We did not voice this at the restaurant, as it had already taken an extended amount of time to receive the main course.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chumash casino Willows restaurant is the best! Food is excellent and yummy...good services from the crews..
  16. SB

    StephanieB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time coming to the casino and restaurant. Every staff manner tried to be extremely helpful and friendly. No room service still due to COVID but we tried the only open sit down restaurant onsite and it was very good. Halibut ceviche came in avocado cups with lime very fresh would definitely get it again. Filet & scallops were excellent. Cocktails are well balanced and tasty. Got players cards so we can get rooms comped, we will definitely be back. Not a huge casino but has everything you need to enjoy a few days of light gambling. Spa was clean and well maintained massage was also great massage. With any body service you get access to spa pool for the day so typical casino spa policy.
  17. GH

    GustavoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was the best,on point checking up on us to make sure we were good. Gave us a free desert for our anniversary.best experience ever.
  18. CB

    CarolB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was cooked perfectly. And all the sides were delicious. Salad cold and crispy… yum!
  19. J

    Jawdine

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best and our food was amazing!
  20. GO

    GOPJenn

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We just ate at the bar but it was a wonderful meal. The Willows Salad was amazing!!! Came back the next night and split that and the filet with a friend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The $85 lobster was very dry and bland the wine by the glass was priced way to high . We are locals and have enjoyed coming to the Willows over the years - However, our last reservation something in the kitchen wasn’t working so our reservation was cancelled but we weren’t told until we actually arrived . And after last nights extremely disappointing dry lobster I don’t think we will return .
  22. TW

    TessW

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Ryan was very helpful. We split appetizer and dinner. Generous portions, cooked perfectly. Look forward to another great meal there!
  23. CN

    CindyN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chef special. Pesto pasta with mango and goat cheese with grilled shrimp. It was excellent!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was out of this world👌
  26. MA

    MartaA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good 👍 the only thing I would suggest is to change your coffee cup to a bigger size
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance , front desk, and our server Richie!
  28. TP

    TimothyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We visit the casino weekly, but this was the first time dining at Willows. We will be back!
  29. E

    Evelynlily

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet mignon we’ve ever had-been here 4 or 5 times now. Every time we go to chumash casino for a getaway it is a MUST to eat here. 5 stars all around ZERO complaints
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was great. Our steak was over cooked but still was very tender and tasty. We should’ve ordered medium so it was our mistake by ordering medium well. We would definitely return there. The cocktails were delicious!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent surf & turf which was only topped by the service.
  32. L

    Lolo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We used to come here all the time. They used to offer a nice complimentary platter of crackers, bread, and cheeses and spreads but they don’t offer that anymore, just bread. And even that we had to ask twice. My chicken was dry and the servings were smaller than I remember but the prices weren’t. Probably won’t go back.
  33. MP

    MichaelP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our birthday dinner was very nice and our server was awesome
  34. KM

    KellyM

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  35. DT

    DenaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hanna and Alex were amazing! These two had knowledge of the menu and specials. Very attentive service for our party of 8. Food was amazing, meat cooked to perfection!
  36. L

    Linda805

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Prices are a little high considering that they don’t have any other places since they closed there cafe.
  37. YL

    YvonneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Jason, our waiter, was great without hovering too much. My husband had the 18oz ribeye and I had the filet medallions and scallops. Melt in your mouth, so good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining at its best. Great atmosphere, incredible food, great service. Will definitely be back!
  39. CL

    CLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a little over-priced (and careful, they charge you for the bottled water), but excellent meal. all of us had something different from the menu, and all of us were extremely happy with our food.
  40. GR

    GilR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was awesome

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 956 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Willows at Chumash Casino

3400 E. Hwy 246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Edison

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet is available for all guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Renteria

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-3800

  • Private party facilities

    The Willows has three separate private dining rooms. We can accommodate parties from 6 to 50 guests and can create a menu to fit your occasion. Please call us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Hollowell: (805) 686-3800

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