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The Willows

900 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
+1 315-765-0271
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salmon” (8 reviews)
“filet” (8 reviews)
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900 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Group of eight on a Thursday. Place 2/3 full. It took TWO HOURS AND FIVE MINUTES before we got our meals. The noise is shattering, we could only try to communicate by screaming. Headache City.

Thank corindo
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We have been to the willows numerous times and have always had an amazing experience. The food is always exceptional and the service is always warm and welcoming. One of the best places to eat in Utica. The bar is quaint and a great place...More

1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My family surprised me on my birthday with a meal at The Willows. We arrived early and only a few tables were occupied, but the restaurant filled up by the time we left. The main dining room is a larger, open space and although a...More

Thank romanmel
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My husband, cousin and I enjoyed a New Year's Eve dinner here at the Willows and it was to die for! Wow! Both my cousin and I got the salmon and my husband got the filet all were incredible! We also all got salads, which...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Willows is great. They have a proper chef and the food is consistent and delicious. The staff are friendly and the restaurant comfortable. The ambiance is a little basic, but it does the job. When I'm in the mood for typical Utica Italian food...More

Thank WorldEater1981
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The food was acceptable, although not as impressive as I had hoped, but I would never return due to the extremely loud and uncomfortable dining room. I have eaten in hundreds of restaurants and never had such an awful experience.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Can't believe I waited so long to go here. Went there on a Tuesday night and it was busy. The service was exceptional. Attended by the hostess, waitress, bus boy and even the bartender. The menu was extensive but the special was a hit. The...More

2  Thank dallasguyDallas
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Wonderful dining experience. We have been wanting to go to the Willows for a longtime. The experience was not disappointing. The surroundings very attractive. The service, one could not ask for any better. The meal absolutely wonderful.Will not wait to go back again. Something for...More

2  Thank campperk
Reviewed 7 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!

1  Thank Mary S
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....More

2  Thank 3377David
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olivia b
6 February 2018|
Response from WorldEater1981 | Reviewed this property |
I've seen people in shorts and t shirts here, although I am of the mindset that if you patronize a fine dining establishment you should dress the part. It adds to the ambiance.
Tim C
27 January 2018|
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Response from WorldEater1981 | Reviewed this property |
Not required, especially if you go early in the evening, on a weekday (like when they first open). Definitely make a reservation for the weekend or a regular dinner time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, 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 Ave, Utica, NY 13501-2019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-765-0271
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