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The Willows

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900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
+1 315-765-0271
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Great food

Appetizer - hot sweet peppers and garlic tasted great. The dining room was sparse though - they could use professional decorating to give more atmosphere. The server we had Jeff was good, came around often. We had a longer wait than we expected for the food but it was delicious when it finally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David J
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Syracuse, New York
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Sauquoit, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I gave this place any stars at all is because the food itself is actually very good. I had meatballs and chicken riggies, both were excellent. However, the service was the worst I have ever experienced. It took 2 HOURS to get our food. My mother told me she experienced the same problem when she went there... More 

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Thank Allison S
Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Appetizer - hot sweet peppers and garlic tasted great. The dining room was sparse though - they could use professional decorating to give more atmosphere. The server we had Jeff was good, came around often. We had a longer wait than we expected for the food but it was delicious when it finally arrived. Spiced lamb with a side of... More 

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Thank David J
Indian Lake, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This restaurant was superb! From the in-house baked bread, appetizers to die for, the selection of entrees and their presentation; everything was beyond our expectations and a real treat. A great experience to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Hope you are fortunate to be served by BK, she is warm, polite, friendly and knowledgeable of the food offered,

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Thank Adkcamp
New Hartford, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My husband and I chose The Willows for a special night out on our wedding anniversary. We were so happy we did! The food was outstanding. The Maple Bacon Butternut Squash soup was, without question, the best soup we have eaten. Ever. The salads were delicious and, like everything, nicely presented. We chose the Volcano Pork Shank (prepared Osso Bucco... More 

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Thank Ellen2761
Bayside, New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Visiting my parents in Utica we decided to take them to dinner. They picked the Willows. what a pleasant surprise. Lovely dining room, good service. we had heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, to start. I had the greens appetizer as my meal and thr was enough left over to take home. It is pricey for the area but the food is... More 

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Thank karenmm58
Utica, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very pleasant staff. Bar area service was a little slow but it was a busy Friday night with only one bartender. I had the scallop entree which was EXCELLENT. Most of the others in my party had the steak special and all were pleased. We have eaten here a number of times and always been pleased.

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1 Thank Elizabeth M
Utica, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Atmosphere excellent, service outstanding, food great, what more can you say. Will definitely return. Be prepared to be there awhile.

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1 Thank Phil M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wanted to take good friends out to dinner for a celebration and they suggested here. GREAT choice. Flawless service from Ruth, every....really every dish that everyone had was fantastic! Did think the lemon cheesecake was a bit bland....just had to add some comment. So rare a restaurant rocks from start to finish. I think just any choice from the menu... More 

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1 Thank richrick
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We had the most delicious dinner at the Willows this week. My husband raved about his seafood riggies (scallops were perfectly done) and I had the special of the night which was a Thai dish: full of fresh vegetables, spices and flavor. Wine was great as was the service. We will be back soon!

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2 Thank Ddelliottaz E
Utica, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Always a great culinary experience. Usually takes 2 hours start to finish so make sure you go with people that you like.

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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: +1 315-765-0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • 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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