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The Willows

900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
315.765.0271
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Ranked #6 of 143 restaurants in Utica
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Overall very good experience, although the service was surprisingly slow on what appeared to be an average to light night. We were seated immediately (without a reservation), but then it took too long to put our order in, get bread, get our salads, etc. The entrees were worth the wait, however. I highly recommend the veal lukatelli.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

excellent. great service. decibel level was very loud when we first came in but mellowed out ... it was a Friday night. had the French onion soup to start and it did not disappoint. was not the best ever has another reviewer had written but very good. my dinner companions had the mushroom soup ... special at night ... and... More

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Utica, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From a 2 person date to a group of 10, the staff can (and has) handled it all professionally. The food is outstanding. The service is well informed and attentive. Highly recommended!

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Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

went to a concert Saturday, March 15 never eaten in Utica before,so I went to Tripadvisor for help and picked out the Willows ,all the reviews on excellent food ,services ,atmosphere were true. Right from walking in to saying good bye the staff was professional and personable, Our waitress (BK) all smiles and recommended the Seafood riggies and the Chicken... More

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Utica, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Willows has become my favorite destination for delicious, creative, and well prepared meals. From soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees, the chef has developed a great menu, which incorporates fresh local food items. The service staff are all very attentive, professional, and personable. For anyone who has not yet tried The Willows, I highly recommend it!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Willows is our "go to" place for a perfect evening! Menu is fabulous. Love the rack of lamb...actually everything!

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Old Forge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

One of the best restaurants in the Utica area for sure!!! Great food and very attentive staff! Be sure you try it out!

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Utica
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My book group went to the Willows for our annual Christmas dinner.the place was packed at 6:30. The parking was horrible. With the snow & ice on the parking lot patrons parked with no regard for anyone else. A mess!!!! We were seated right away. The noise level was very loud. Our waitress was wonderful. Even though she was very... More

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marcy, ny
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Two friends and I went to dinner last night - a Tuesday. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere is nice, the drinks were yummy, the food was sensational, but we waited a long time - almost an hour - for our appetizer. To be fair, there were three large tables nearby, but we were seated first and felt we... More

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Utica, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We made it in for dinner last night, and found the food to be lovely! Escargot for an appetizer, pork shank that fell off the bone and maple chicken that was delicious with terrific mashed potatos and brussel sprouts. If I had to say anything, I'd say offer a vegatable along with the beef, or perhaps a dollup of mashed... More

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