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About Willows at Chumash Casino

The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant also features an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting.

3400 E. Hwy 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Edison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 686-3800

Website:
http://www.chumashcasino.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is available for all guests.

Executive Chef:
Sergio Renteria

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

Willows at Chumash Casino Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (6)
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Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As usual, the service (Irma) was fantastic, food was very well prepared and tasted great.
Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food, beautiful presentation, innovative cuisine, excellent service

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great place to go to celebrate something. Excellent service and food. One drawback is having the long walk through the casino to get to the restaurant. Not being interested in the casino, this is a drawback for me. I'd go more often if there was a separate direct entrance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I would highly recomment

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We have enjoyed a visit to the Willows whenever we are staying at Chumash Casino Resort and have never been disappointed. They have helped us celebrate two anniversaries with a special homemade ice cream and berries dessert. The entrees are so special with fresh vegetables, delicious sauces and creative presentations. The bread basket comes with four choices of spreads, and the salad selection changes seasonally...we saw strawberries being harvested on the drive down, and enjoyed a fresh strawberry salad as a starter. A restaurant that we always look forward to!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Willows has improved quite a bit from years past. The service is wonderful. Our waitress was helpful with suggestions and she was lovely to us. My crab legs were some of the best I have ever eaten. Definitely, they were a five star meal but the price tag was $78.00 and anyone would expect that they should be that good. The Caesar salad was a disappointment, however. It is hard to explain how a chef could ruin a Caesar salad but, unfortunately, he did. My husband's dinner was fine, he said, but nothing to rave about. He had the French onion soup first and then the pork chop as an entree. All in all, it was a mixed package of great, average and disappointing. I gave Willows a 4 star rating because of great service and the improvements that they made with some of the foods on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the service and atmosphere great! Always enjoyable to make the drive for fun and a beautiful meal, totally recommend Willows

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, good wine, ok corkage fee,$20 per brought bottle.
Overall great evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything was fantastic!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent just a very good place to have dinner and a friendly server which is important to me
Next time would do it again!

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A lovely romantic place to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. Food presentation was great and so was the flavor. My husband had the rib eye and I had the halibut. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Chris, our server was great! Two comments. The salt and pepper shakers were empty and the steak knives were dull. Good thing the steaks were so tender.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Perfect anniversary dinner ❤️ Great waiter and food. Our favorite Santa Ynez spot

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've dined several times at the Willows, have been very impressed, and would have rated the experience 'outstanding' ... until this visit. Our dinner on Mother's Day, at 8pm, found the restaurant crowded and the staff under pressure. Once seated, we waited 15 minutes before a server stopped by to take an order for cocktails, and didn't get our dinners served until 45 minutes later. My steak, ordered 'very rare', was delivered 'medium', and had to be sent back.
Overall, the waiter was pleasant, the food was good, but there was no 'gratis' offer of coffee or dessert over the inconvenience of long waits and returned food.

We will return to the Willows - it's a fine restaurant - but we will pick a non-holiday date in the future when the atmosphere is less pressured.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2017

So perv dining experience

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the service. We celebrate my wife's birthday the waiter brought a nice simple ice cream desert.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I ordered Lobster well done (have had it for years like this at the Hitching Post with no issues) this was tasteless and was not delivered to the table the way I ordered it (I specifically stated I like it crispy) therefore while my husband's filet and our mushrooms were very good my lobster which mind you I got to eat my dinner after my husband completed his was tasteless. This is not an inexpensive restaurant while I don't mind paying for a good meal I will not return as this was very disappointing a romantic dinner it should of been!! Back to the Hitching Post! Always consistent!! I did tip the waiter the usual 20% as I didn't feel it was his fault and the 2 star on the service had no reflection on the waiter this was directed at the chef.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Service was excellent! We were asked if we were there for a special occasion and we said we were, for our anniversary. When we ordered desert they were sure to write Happy Anniversary in chocolate on the plate. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and very tasty with the perfect amount of seasoning. My husband had the ribeye and I had the New York, mushroom risotto was very good, lobster bisque was just so so.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The off the menu items were very good, however my vegetarian wife, who ordered a number of "sides" told me that "the kitchen doesn't know how to do vegetables." Not sure exactly what she meant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Perfect. Every aspect 100%

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Wife and daughter took me to Chumash Casino for my Birthday not sure where we were going to have dinner. I suggested the Wiilows, my wife and I ate there years ago turned out to be a great choice!! Will definitely eat there on our return trip!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Service was great, but they need to learn what medium rare means.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We had a wonderful time our server was fabulous I do recommend some background music because you hear every little sound that happens. Like glasses clinking silverware clinking every conversation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

My husband and I have eaten here several times, and have never had a bad experience ! I highly recommend The Willows, and we will definitely eat there again soon !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The old willows restaurant was excellent. Very noisy! Food was ok. Very dark

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We were there for Valentine's Day a little early; it was very nice.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We live 5 hours away, and made this restaurant a destination because of the food quality. This was our 5th time there, and we will be back. The French onion soup is awesome, and we have not been disappointed yet. Outstanding customer service and it is a real treat to dine there, and we hope to be back in a few months.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Food was excellent. It was my first time there. I will be back. Service was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The new remodel made this place even more elegant. We can dine in a very comfy booth and enjoy the dim lighting. Food and wine selection is wonderful. The staff is very very friendly. We are only 25 mins away from home :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2017

The ambiance is okay, lighting was a bit dull and the tables were close together but aside from that the food was great and our server was ok

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Made my birthday dinner a success.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Food was of poor quality, 3 out of 4 meals were not eaten. when commenting to waiter he responded "everyone is entitled to their own opinion" and walked away! spoke to the manager who basically swept it under the rug. not as good as it was before they did their remodel. I will never return to this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Steaks were great as were potatoes au gratin but baked potatoes were awful...cold and not baked i.e. They were microwaved service spotty BUT because too few staff AND they'd been forced to work 20 hours straight. We really liked our waiter but he was tired.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Great food!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We the day before, so it was a last minute reservation. Our reservation time was little later than what we wanted. But we arrived early and there was a cancellation, so our dinner was just as we wanted it. The food was EXCELLENT, the service was EXCELLENT and we were seated in a private room. So everything was PERFECT.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The restaurant was open, and the only one open on Christmas. The food ànd service was excellent. One aspect of our experience was puzzling in that we arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation time, expecting a huge crowd. However, we were seated promptly, but not in the main dining room which had tables available, in the overflow room. Guess we were not good enough to be seated in the main dining room.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2016

My wife, daughter and a friend came to the Willows for a fine dining experience and
certainly wasn't disappointed. The ambience, service and the quality of the food as well as
the chefs treatment of all of our dishes were outstanding. Just one more reason why we
find the Chumash to be our favorite resort and casino.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great food and great service! Ordered the King Crab legs as it was Christmas Eve and felt like splurging....the best ever....and I have eaten a lot of crab legs in my lifetime.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2016

If you are looking for a dining experience in the Santa Ynez area, this is an excellent restaurant. Nestled in the Chumash casino, the restaurant is quiet, more than casual dining but still very comfortable. The service is impeccable. The menu offers something for everyone. It is fine dining. My wife and I shared an artichoke, onion soup and a ribeye. Everything was cooked to perfection. Definitely a good restaurant if you are looking for something a little more special. The price is not outrageous as well. Enjoy!!!

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