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The Willows

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900 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
+1 315-765-0271
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Every meal that we have had has been delicious! Food presentation is wonderful. Very welcoming, relaxing atmosphere with attentive wait-staff. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Mary S
New York Mills, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the willows with a few friends last week. From start to finish it was a great experience. Our waitress Ruth was great in helping me decide between the duck and filet. I decided on duck and it was delicious, as were everyone's meals. Loved the lemon cream pie I had for desert. Will definitely be returning soon!

1 Thank 3377David
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194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Easily my wife's family's favorite local spot. They are always more than welcoming to all of us. We haven't been as often as we have liked to since we had a baby but when we come into town it's usually a night out for my wife and I. We sit at the bar, all the waitstaff recognize us so they... More 

1 Thank Andrew A
Frankfort, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have to correct an impression that was given by other reviewers about the service - we were a party of 5 and the service was excellent. It's a small dining area that fills up quickly, and I recommend reservations in advance. It was a leisurely dinner (if you want fast food, stick to Mickey Dee's) but the service was... More 

1 Thank FlyFishnFlyer
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

1 Thank Harris S
Barneveld, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 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
Reviewed 21 August 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 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 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!!

3 Thank Michele0101
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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!

2 Thank kathleenn707
New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 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 

4 Thank LovetoskiNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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?