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The Willows

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900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
+1 315-765-0271
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Central New York
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here on this visit due to another local restaurant being completely incompetent. We knew if we came here it would be great...as it always is. The Willow's did not disappoint! Service is top notch and the food is outstanding. Best salmon in the area! Love it!!

Thank Michele0101
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is warm and inviting with a fireplace and fresh flowers everywhere. We had the place to ourselves as they were kind enough to open for our occasion! Our children had decorated with memorable photos and balloons,while thestaff had set up a large table for all of us and a great buffet table. The service and food was excellent!

Thank kathleenn707
New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is our most favorite place to eat and we only go there for special occasions to keep it as special as it is. We try to get there once in the summer and once in the winter. The food is all cooked to order so be prepared to relax while you await the presentation of the meals. The... More 

1 Thank LovetoskiNewYork
Utica, New York
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We all enjoyed dinners were played beautifully...and tasted excellent! Lamb, egg plant, chicken Brian ... all excellent! Wait staff superb! Definitely a must try!

Thank Kathleen C
New Hartford, New York
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233 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service but had to wait 45 for a table. Excellent atmosphere. Especially loved the chicken riggies and the appetizers.

Thank Ann K
Utica, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

In addition to the regular menu there were 3 appetizer special features and a main course special feature. My meal was expertly prepared and exactly as requested. The service was prompt and friendly. The dining room was subdued and comfortable -- very pleasant. If you arrive a bit early, parking is easy; however, once the place starts to fill up... More 

2 Thank James C
Ilion, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times, and every time the appetizers and entrees are cooked to perfection, and the desserts are absolutely delectable. Service is excellent as well. My husband and I joke about the pristine and lonely salt and pepper shakers at the edge of the table, for which one never need reach, as the seasoning is always spot... More 

2 Thank BBfoodie777
Utica, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Had very good food, drinks and as always the service was excellent. Can't wait ti go back very soon.

2 Thank John W
Upstate NY
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168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This restaurant has it all, great food, great staff, great location! Most restaurants are quiet at 5:30 pm, but this place was already busy. By the time we left, all tables were occupied and the bar was full. The staff is very friendly and business like at the same time. Our waitress knew the menu and was very helpful. Our... More 

2 Thank hitthehighway
Canandaigua, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Recently dined at The Willows with a large group. It was highly recommended by several people. After the experience you know why. Our group began at the quaint bar (seating for approximately 12-14 at the bar and a few high tops. The bartender mixed some excellent Martinis and other mixed cocktails. It is a full bar with plenty of draft... More 

1 Thank Dave D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Culver Avenue, Utica, NY 13501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-765-0271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?