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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 800-728-9997
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Willows. Really excellent beef! The filet and lamb chops were perfect and cooked to perfection. Sides were delicious. Lovely presentation and outstanding service. A really great dining experience!

Thank Steffenino
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casinos can be hit and miss, even in their top dining venue. This was never misses. Top notch dining. Very well prepared seafood and steak. All presented with a great selection of bread served warm with several toppings. A bit pricey, but that's the way it goes these days. Good house wine by the glass.

Thank Mpclaw
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice, leisurely dinner. They bring you a beautiful basket of bread with 5 different spreads. Hubby and I ordered the lamb, sirloin steak, bone marrow (that one was a miss-the marrow was nonexistent in one) sautéed mushrooms and the wedge salad. Except for the bone marrow, the dinner was delish and Jason our server was awsome!

Thank pjkovacich
Glendale, California
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a nice steak house. It has an upscale feel, and the Staff is very nice. The food was very good and seemed to be prepared, to match that upscale feel. This would be a place for visitors and locals to go. A very nice evening out.

Thank NoHoMike
Ventura, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our first dining experience since the renovation. The environment was very pleasant and quiet. We were greeted warmly by Noe, the manager. Our server was Irma. Her service was excellent. She provided just the right amount of attention to our needs. We were given a selection of breads and a variety of spreads and roasted garlic. We ordered the Lobster... More 

Thank Denise123452014
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Had not eaten here before. Quiet, with excellent service. Had charcuterie and a couple of side dishes with house wine. Really enjoyed the leisurely meal, the food was quite good. Thought it was a very good value.

Thank Berrywin
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very peaceful well done renovation. Our server Justin was awesome, very knowledgeable of wines and the menu. We shared salad, steak and mashed potatoes that were very well prepared, very flavorful. We would definitely go back. Little bit pricey especially with $15-20 glass. Recommend bring your own bottle for $20 corkage.

Thank Pam1015
Simi Valley, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I wasn't in the mood for the Buffet so we tried Willows and was very delighted that we did...everything from the service to the food to the atmosphere was better than expected...the chef specializes in sauces and dips and there were plenty of different flavors to enhance the main items .I would go back...for sure...and maybe stay away from the... More 

Thank Steve L
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Tucked Inside Chumash Casino is this little restaurant Gem. The food is pricey but it is good. My Top Sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and was very tender. It was served with shaved watermelon radish (more for presentation so it would not sit naked on the plate). I ordered a Caesar salad - I thought is was good. It came... More 

Thank LuluGrace8
Santa Barbara
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We wanted to return to The Willows after the renovations, the restaurant has lost much of its fine dining charm by becoming a slik, semi- modernist place which is not that great or welcoming, in particular I did not like the bar with its huge TV screen being quite visible from the restaurant. The service was attentative, informed and execellent,... More 

Thank cpntictoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 800-728-9997

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?