Food, service and atmosphere was perfect. We were a group of 8 and service was excellent.. Food was varied with something for everyone. Hope to return soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drink selection and
Great drink selection and wonderful, succulent barbeque! Smooth service and consistent quality.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, the meats from
Great food, the meats from the smoker are awesome. AAA+ Great service.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful service, creative menu.
I pass willow everyday on my way to and from work. Glad we decided to stop by! Food is top notch. On my quest to find the perfect taco, their Smoked Brisket Taco easily found its way to my top 3. They made a delightful old fashioned with a brown sugar simple syrup as well. Great experience. Our server was all over the place, but very knowledgeable and friendly. Can't wait to come back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific experience! Fantastic food and attentive staff. Will definitely return.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great place to
This was a great place to relax over dinner! Although quite pricy, the food and service were outstanding. I wish the entrance was more inviting--seemed so dark and drab.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
best dining in area
we had a 2 nite stay in the area & was not familar w/ area. did not want to venture downtown Pittsburgh so went on open table & read reviews for this restaurant. waiter recommended the fried green tomatoes which my husband is not a fan of & we both enjoyed them. he had the smoked meats, i felt it was too smoky for my taste but he didn't complain. i had the crabcake salad which was tasty & filling. we would come back if in the area again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
our server kylene was great and had wonderful recommendations. ribs were a little dry... bbq pork chops were outstanding
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, but
The food was very good, but I was disappointed that there were so few people there. I expected it to be crowded on a Saturday night.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of Entrees
I like this restaurant because the food selections are not your typical menu foods. When I dine out and spend money at a restaurant I want something that I cannot prepare at home. The food is full of flavor.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a nice dinner with another couple. This was my second time dining here, and I will return again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What I like most is the Willow's Happy Hour. They not only serve discounted drinks in the bar area, but also at your dining table. Some restaurants restrict you to the bar during Happy Hour. This is a real plus. The food was very good.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to Willow. I have
First time to Willow. I have a few food allergies, which they accommodated. Had a great red snapper meal. Waiter Mark was very knowledgeable and attentive.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time to Willow and based it off a find on romantic restaurants. I would not say its Romantic but Upscale. Smoke Brisket is mouth watering, has the right amount of bark and seasoned well. Crab cakes are their signature dish and are a must order item. I have eaten crab cakes in many places that say they are supposed to be the best, these may have been the best I have had. No filling all jumbo lump crab meat. The macaroni and cheese its top notch and very tasteful. Make sure to ask for the focaccia bread with the parmesan dipping oil. For desert we had the ice cream sandwich. It is a peanut butter cookie with a Nutella crust on them and vanilla ice cream, it was a great choice. The wait staff and hostess was ver pleasant.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were pleasantly surprised
we were pleasantly surprised when we recently dined at Willow. The food and service were very good - we especially liked the potato gnocci. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and made some good suggestions. We had dined at Willow in the past but were disappointed and didn't return for a long while. Glad to have another place we can have a good meal.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're in the area, Willow is a very nice place. Good to great food, pleasant service, and an interesting decor.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was great food in a great
This was great food in a great atmosphere with great service
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Place to Relax!
I took my friend here for her birthday, not knowing what to expect. The quality of food that we received was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
my new favorite
I was so very impressed with the service, ambiance and the food. Wonderful mixes of flavors that I would never have tried. Truly a great experience!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outdoor patio provided a very relaxing atmosphere for our special occasion dinner. The staff was very polite and the waiter came promptly to our service. The menu provided a nice variety from which to choose and being foodies, we ordered a number of appetizers to start and shared them. Not one was a disappointment, especially the scallops with a mango/citrus chutney, which were the special for the evening. We did the same with dinner and found ourselves with an abundance of food, all prepared exactly as we had ordered. The presentation of the dishes was exceptional and I found myself wondering what much of the garnish was as it was not your run of the mill parsley and such! I will certainly return and have told many about it already!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in the North Hills
Even if you live in another Pittsburgh neighborhood, make the short trip to visit this North Hills spot. The setting is large and inviting, right off Camp Horne Rd. The decor is rich and comforting. We were greeted and given a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. We were seated in the outdoor patio and greeted by our server. We started with the Mac Du Jour...an orecchiette pasta with ham, hot cherry pepper, arugula and cheddar sauce. This was an outstanding way to start a meal. My wife and I ate the Cranberry Chicken and Twin Filet, respectively; both we would order again...after we try the other incredible looking entrees.
In a city filled with chains and thought-free choices, Willow offers a fresh perspective on meals we all enjoy.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong
It had been over a year since my last visit and was met with the same pleasant service and excellent food that I remembered. We all ordered twin filets and received them prepared to our liking.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply incredible. Amazing food, service and atmosphere.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all got different items so we could taste each others different dishes. We will definately return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance and I were celebrating and I surprised her with a night out. I chose Willow from the Open Table List since we had passed it previously in our travels while choosing our wedding venue. I assumed it would be nice. I was surprised that it was the best place we'd been to in Pittsburgh. The prices were reasonable and the service was spectacular. Victoria was attentive but not pushy. The chef even came out to talk to us. My fiance had the filet and still hasn't stopped raving about it. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a night out. Can't wait to go back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The BBQ was very dry and over
The BBQ was very dry and over cooked but everything else was very good including the drinks and sides.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten lunch and dinner
Have eaten lunch and dinner at Willow many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Also have attended several private parties.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Autumn Menu!
My husband and I had a lovely evening. We sat on the patio. We always love it there. Our only disappointment was that the table next to us contained a foursome of loud women who were singing out loud and laughing very loudly and were very rude. It was not the fault of the restaurant.
My husband had the new Burger that replaces the "Barnstormer". I had the Pumpking Pasta and it was INCREDIBLE. We also had the Brisket Taco's for an appetizers and I made a mental note to come back and have just those for lunch!
Tyler was our waiter and he was superb! We will certainly come back soon!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant. The lounge
Great restaurant. The lounge on the main level is cozy and comfortable - especially in the colder weather with the fireplace burning.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining there, not last!!
Willow was fantastic!! It was beautiful inside. We went for dinner, so the lighting was dim and romantic which is was exactly what we wanted. It was a beautiful candlelit dinner and the food was extraordinary. I recommend the filet mignon-- cooked to perfection ! Amazing restaurant, will definitely visit again!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I decided to celebrate our 20 year friendship with a special lunch. We chose Willow since it is half-way between our homes. What a gem of a place! Great atmosphere. Quiet for lunch. Wide variety menu. Friendly, competent staff. The food was delicious. We had a wonderful time. She plans to go back soon with her husband for a romantic dinner. I heartily recommend Willow for your next event!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, Food, & Environment
We enjoyed our time at the Willow. The server knew the menu quite well and answered our questions with honesty. He also made some great menu recommendations that turned out to be fantastic. Highly recommend.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my birthday with
Celebrated my birthday with the fine, professional service of Victoria. Her cheerful performance was a seemless triumph.
New menu has arrived and we enjoyed the pumpkin agnolotti and the smoked brisket. The brisket was laden with smoky flavor and was so tender, it crumpled with the touch of the fork - - -highly recommended for traditional barbeque lover........no sauce needed!!!
Enjoyed our meal in the Woods Room - - -the best of both worlds------climate control coupled with the beauty of the wooded site!
Be sure to try and expect a great experience!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had chosen Willow for a very romantic evening with my lady friend. Service was wonderful, never pushy or over talkative. Appetizers and meals came out in timely manner. Dining room we sat in, the tables were a bit close together, so conversations were melding together. Food was excellent, although rice medley was a bit spicy. Overall, everything was very enjoyable and the ambience held the romance for the evening.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent. Well worth 5 stars
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and perfect location for my Homecoming dinner! Thank you.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here every year for my hubby's bday (he loves this place!). Everything we tried was phenomenal! Brisket tacos, soup of the day-broccoli Parmesan, crab cakes and the filets..yummy! We highly recommend this restaurant!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lounge area with fireplace.
Great lounge area with fireplace. Excellent appetizers- antipasti plate and deviled eggs are excellent
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
When Willow called to confirm reservations, they asked if we would like to sit near a fireplace. Since we were 5 cousins getting together for our birthdays, it was a great suggestion, so cozy and in a nice small room. The service was excellent, the food delicious and desserts were outstanding. We will be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crabcakes were awesome!!!
Went to Willow to celebrate my wife's birthday. We all thought the food was great. Salads were delicious. Crabcakes were among the best I've ever had. Rib-eye steak was delicious as well. The only downside was the server was somewhat unfriendly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here to celebrate
We came here to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and found it to be very cozy with the fireplace and the limited amount of diners since it was a Tuesday evening. Prices are reasonable and our server was very good.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mahi-Mahi Entree
Got the fish special which was mahi-mahi done with a blackened sesame crust and a soy sauce reduction served with vegetables over linguine. It was unique and delicious with the single exception of the whole endive vegetable which was so tough that I had difficulty cutting it with my knife.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for a nice meal
Went for a nice dinner as the menu showed a variety of foods and reviews were favorable. In fact the only 3 star and lower reviews found were ones with silly reasons to ding them. I would say that if the sole purpose was steak I may go elsewhere but one could easily entertain a large group with a wide variety of tastes quite easily here, no one would be disappointed. My steak was great relative to the chains but left a little to be desired relative to the much pricier steakhouses. In my opinion it fits well with the price but I may opt to cook one at home.
Crab cakes... Damned fine. They'd bring me back.
Service... Our waiter, Chris, did a great job, would like him again.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.
I have been going here for years. It's always good and it's always consistent. They mix up the dishes enough so that you always can find something different to try if you want. If you like an awesome crab cake and a petit filet please give it a try. It's awesome.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose to try many of the small plates so that we could sample many of the dishes and were not disappointed. The roasted beet salad was delicious, we added the crab cake...a great choice. The rooms are cozy and the fireplace was a welcome feature. The house Pinot was light and mellow and our server, Wade, had excellent table-side manner and attention to detail. Would definitely recommend this for a party of 2 or 20. Retiring to the lounge space next to the bar was a great way to end the evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
we enjoyed our anniversary so much
We have been wanting to experience willow for awhile now but living east of the city didnt get there as fast as we wanted!
we thoroughly enjoyed everything from the taste of the food, the ambience and the anniversary celebration!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. Cozy dining
Great restaurant. Cozy dining downstairs by the fireplace. Delicious food.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner
There are many more good facets to Willow, but the quality ingredients and attentive, consistent food preparation are outstanding. Foodies, especially, will like this place.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
quality dining in the north burgh
We were in town from NYC and wanted a break from thanksgiving leftovers, Willow was really great. Super service, great food, good wine and beer. Only minor drawback is that the place feels like it could use a makeover. Will repeat.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone
Our three-generation dining group found so many appealing choices on the menu that it seemed to take longer than usual to decide what to order. Some of us even ended up with a couple of small plates plus soup or side dishes. Our waiter was friendly and professional, providing excellent service throughout. The reservation confirmation came with the hint that a first floor table should be requested if stairs would be a problem (a VERY helpful suggestion), so I was able to add that request beforehand. We were all delighted with Willow.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM