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3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 800-728-9997
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Glendale, California
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165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank NoHoMike
Ventura, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Denise123452014
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Berrywin
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Pam1015
Simi Valley, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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Thank Steve L
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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Thank LuluGrace8
Santa Barbara
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank cpntictoc
Solvang, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

When you think about a Casino and a great dining experience, somehow those two terms just don't meld together very well. However, the Willows restaurant, inside the Chumash Casino is worth your time, and money, even if you're not staying there and even if you're not a gambler. My wife and I ate there last week before we attended one... More 

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Thank Greg W
Arroyo Grande
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

I had a porterhouse steak and it was cooked perfectly and delicious, however, there was too much tough tissue running through itl for a fine piece of meat. My wife had the pork chop and that was very good as well. The place is georgeous...nice appointments and lovely setting.

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Thank David M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Went here after the remodeling hoping to go back to an old gem... It is not the same. Sad to think my main reason for going to Chumash is gone. The ambience is horrible and feels like the old coffee shop. Very strange for a fancy steakhouse. At least they allow the old school guests to order the old meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 00:00
Monday
15:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 00:00
Thursday
15:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?