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900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
315.765.0271
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Favorite Restaurant in Utica, NY

I moved from the Washington, DC, area to Utica in 2010. Utica is a small city, but there are surprisingly many good food restaurants here. My very favorite is The Willows. It is a chef-owned restaurant and he (Luke) and many of the staff have been together for many years in the restaurant business... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Margaret R
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I moved from the Washington, DC, area to Utica in 2010. Utica is a small city, but there are surprisingly many good food restaurants here. My very favorite is The Willows. It is a chef-owned restaurant and he (Luke) and many of the staff have been together for many years in the restaurant business. Everyone in The Willows takes special... More 

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Utica, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A real culinary experience. Outstanding food from the apps to the disert. Every dish was over the top fresh and delicious. Made with much attention to detail. A must go to place in Utica and we have been to many places. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Forest, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Joined family for a pleasant dinner with everyone enjoying their meal. Pork Osso Bucco and Veal Francaise were well done and had good presentation. The bread with honey butter was excellent as were the house salads. My nephew raves about the fillet and says that The Willows is the best restaurant in Utica.

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Adirondack Mountains
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I have dined here on many occasions and can't think of one thing to complain about. Great service and the menu items and dinner specials will keep you coming back for more. If you are cold, ask for the 2 top near the fireplace this winter!

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Utica, NY
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Utica, by far. Have never been disappointed by anything that has been ordered. Have actually been impressed by every single meal.

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Utica, New York
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Awesome place for couples won't break your wallet and it's amazingly clean. Great atmosphere and time well spent. Thrue gem.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our friendly waitress set the tone for a great evening, good wine, and exceptional food. Celebrating a job promotion in this restaurant was delightful!

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Top Contributor
452 reviews 452 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315.765.0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?