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The Willows

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900 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
+1 315-765-0271
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Italian menu w/ several specials. Excellent servers; so nice & helpful with everything. Outstanding house-made desserts

Thank Harris S
Barneveld, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to The Willows for date night . We have never had anything but exceptional service and the food is hands down the best in central NY.

Thank justlyl
Whitesboro, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We went here based on recommendations and positive reviews on this site. Negatives - Waited over 30 minutes for drinks to come to our table ( 1 draft, lemonade, sparkling water and a soda ) We did not order appetizer and we still Waited over an hour for entrees. Very loud dining room Positives Friendly staff Food was very good... More 

Thank David D
Central New York
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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!!

2 Thank Michele0101
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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!

1 Thank kathleenn707
New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

3 Thank LovetoskiNewYork
Utica, New York
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

2 Thank Kathleen C
New Hartford, New York
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235 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
  • 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?