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The Willows

900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
315.765.0271
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Ranked #5 of 146 Restaurants in Utica
Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
394 reviews 394 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is small but beautiful. I would love to dine in front of the fireplace on a snowy day. My duck confit with turnip risotto was divine. The scallops were delicious and the pasta was great. The prices were high but this was a nice treat and I hope we can take our Moms there again!

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is my third trip to The Willows for a special occasion, in particular my father's 83rd birthday. I have never been disappointed with the food and it's quality. Quantity is a plenty also. I suggest you check it out. It's well worth the stop.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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