The Willows

Fresh and delicious recipes Casual dining at santa barbara Comfort food restaurants Mouthwatering pan seared lamb, prime steaks and seafood Fine dining restaurants Finest cuisine

Our Four Diamond rated restaurant, The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, together with an extensive selection of local and imported wines. The menu features fresh and flavorful ingredients from local farms, ranches and gardens. Come experience it all in a comfortably elegant setting. For more information call 805.686.0855.


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    Shaved bison - 18

    Carpaccio, bison, micro arugula, black truffles, bacon vinaigrette, caper berries, grana padano, radish

    Cheese and cured meats - 20

    Cheese: point reyes, san andreas, purple moon

    Meats: prosciutto, salami, pepperoni

    Cured salmon - 16

    House cured salmon, trout caviar, olives, dill, mustard cream, red onion

    Lump crab - 18

    Blue crab, king crab, lime caviar, mustard cream

    Smoked duck liver - 26

    Foi gras, lingonberry, cinnamon smoke, pineapple compote

    Candied bacon - 12

    Pork belly, seared fennel, whiskey sauce, pickled grapes

    Prime filet - 18

    Tartare, mustard, egg yolk, W sauce

    Oysters - 18

    Frozen mignonette, flying fish roe, lime juice, half dozen

    Stuffed artichoke - 12

    Artichoke heart, wild mushrooms, sous vide, kale spread

    Seafood tower - MP

    Oysters, king crab, mussels, lobster, jumbo prawns, traditional sauces

    Bisque - 12

    Lobster meat, vanilla bean, tarragon, whipped

    Pea - 8

    Split pea, fresh pea, Virginia ham, fall succotash watercress

    Sweet onion - 10

    French, new castle, cabernet, swiss, crostini, grana Padano

    Beet - 10

    Baby Chioggia beet, golden beet, shaved fennel, goat cheese

    Wedge - 8

    Iceburg, tomato, pancetta, gorganzola, custard egg

    Ceasar - 10

    Romaine heart, ceasar dressing, goat cheese toast, white anchovie

    Pear - 10

    Danjou, blue cheese, fennel, pomegranate, lemon vinaigrette

    Creamed spinach - 6

    Bread crumbs, custard egg

    Cream corn brulee - 6

    Roasted corn, black pepper candy

    Sweet potato au gratin - 6

    House made marshmallow

    Risotto - 6

    Chef’s choice of the day

    Broccolini - 6

    Olive oil, garlic

    Wild mushrooms - 8

    Oyster, hen of the woods, shimiji

    Smoked potatoes - 8

    Pee wee potato, house sour cream

    Mashed potatoes - choice of one or all three - 8

    Blue, horseradish, lobster essence

    Baked Potato - 8

    Chives, sour cream, white cheddar, bacon

    Brussel sprouts - 8

    Fried pig ears, kale spread

    Usda certified 32 wet aged

    Top sirloin 12oz - 28

    Shaved fennel, orange, chervil

    Certified black angus

    Filet 8oz - 36

    Hydroponic watercress, watermelon radish

    Bone in ribeye 20oz - 54

    Shaved heirloom carrots, pickled broccoli and cauliflower couscous

    Porterhouse 22oz - 56

    Wilted frisse, radicchio, balsamic glaze

    Snake river farms / wagyu

    Flat iron 10oz - 36

    Grilled Meyer Lemon, arugula

    28 days Dry-aged / Prime

    New York 10oz - 48

    heirloom beet salad, parsley, chives

    Steelhead - 26

    Horseradish cream, pickled shallot, kale spread

    Alaskan king crab - MP

    Butternut squash, Peruvian potato, lemon pudding, lime caviar

    Poached pacific halibut - 32

    Olive oil, braised greens, beets, tarragon, spaghetti squash

    Monkfish - 28

    Prosciutto wrapped, shaved vegetable, apple caviar buerre blanc

    Cioppino – 68 *serves two*

    Clams, scallop, shrimp Halibut, crab, saffron tomato broth

    Lobster - 42

    Brazilian tail, arancini, spinach

    Grilled Bison striploin - 38

    yellowfeet mushroom, winter root vegetable hash

    Roasted Mary’s Chicken - 24

    wild mushrooms, mixed mesculin, bourbon chicken demi

    Pan Seared Colorado Lamb chops - 56

    roasted cauliflower spread, harissa potatoes, mint gelee

    Braised Osso bucco - 40

    Vanilla bean celeriac pure, cara cara orange gremollata

    Smoked Kurobuta Pork chop - 32

    banana polenta, apple, potato paille, port glaze

    Maple Leaf Duck - 30

    Seared breast, confit leg, pickled cabbage, cranberries, smoke gouda croqet