Lovely relaxed atmosphere,
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, service was attentive and courteous
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A truly special dinning experience and one hidden gem in upstate ny
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. The menu was a bit limiting, which was a bit of surprise. However, based on the number of people that the place can seat, it is understandable. The prices are a bit on the high side, but for a special occasion, it certainly is a nice spot.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal but not enough
It was great- but I left hungry- one more sub meal would be better so you get a little more full and they don't have to increase the classy small portions.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We finally got to check this
We finally got to check this place out and we used our dining check from opentable! The food was everything it was touted to be. The chef's lineage is part of the Thomas Keller Group so you know you're getting one of the best in the business. The service from both Alex and Michael was second to none and we can't wait to go back.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rare high-end dining in CNY
Selections from the compact menu were unusual, creative, bursting with flavor; little works of art. Loved the "surprise" courses, including a venison sausage, unexpected plate of dessert sweets and "parting gift" of lemon cakes. Staff were plentiful, attentive, exceedingly-polite & helpful. Attractive, dimly-lit, woody, contemporary/Sixties-styled seating area. Pricey, but justified in the mind of this diner by the high-end fare and exemplary service. Only disappointing aspect of the evening was this couple seeking quiet conversation being seated in uncomfortable proximity to a large party of gents visiting the Turning Stone for a golf trip, which made private conversation all but impossible. Will return, requesting a more secluded table.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Turning Stone Rocks!
One of the best dining experiences I've had. The Duck Confit was outstanding!
All of my group were wow'd!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We happened to be driving along I-90 in New York State and wanted to stop for dinner. Checking Open Table we discovered we were only a few miles from this restaurant (which we had never heard of) and so made reservations and showed up a few minutes later. It was truly outstanding in ever respect -- the ambiance, the food, the service. I only wish it were less than 5 hours from home!
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed this restaurant very
Enjoyed this restaurant very much. Went for an anniversary dinner & the staff made us feel very special starting with a personalized menu. The food was awesome as was the service. If you are in the area it is a must stop destination.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem in Upstate New York
Wildflowers at Turning Stone is a wonderful restaurant in every way. When you dine there you are transported to "another place", right from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart. The menu is chock full of exciting and interesting dishes, and they are presented as "works of art".
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE SEVICE WAS FANTASTIC LOVED
THE SEVICE WAS FANTASTIC LOVED THE QUIET RESTFUL FEEL OF THIS EXERIENCE THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL LOVED THE TABLE SIDE PREPARATIONS OF STEAK DIANE AND CLASSIC C. SALAD WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wild Flowers Special Occasion
Took my wife and daughter there to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a view of the flower garden which was nice. Service and food were excellent! Loved the personalized menu's and hot towels. The server's were courteous and attentive without being annoying. At no point did we feel rushed. My wife hasn't stopped talking about it.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was wonderful. Food was
It was wonderful. Food was excellent...service five star!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Central New York
Have lived in Syracuse since 1985 and this is by far the best restaurant experience I have had and this includes the Horned Dorset. It was equal to many of the top restaurants I have experienced in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, or New Orleans which are my favorites for food.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the food is excellent,
While the food is excellent, the portions are very small. Food is unlike anything you will find in this area. Much more gourmet. We enjoyed it very much. But, its so quiet in there, you feel that you shouldnt talk above a whisper. The music is carried over from the day spa which is not the kind of dinner music I would expect.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy and romantic
My husband and I came to Wildflowers for our anniversary. It by far exceeded our expectations. The service was second to none, the staff is outstanding. I like that they try to incorporate seasonal foods into the menu. We had an appetizer, soups, main course, and dessert. Everything was fantastic. Like nothing else that I've seen in the area.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my best friend here for a day at Skana and then an evening dinner. The wait staff was outstanding. One of the waiters remembered me from a two months prior, when I came in for breakfast with my husband after staying in the lodge for an event.
I highly recommend this experience. It was lovely! The food was outstanding. I always have a memorable time!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A most wonderful restaurant
Wildflowers was special, polished, innovative, and brings a special message about how wonderful a dining experience can be.
Service was courteous and friendly, but quite properly formal. The menu was so good that each item was more exciting than the next.
Thai steak tartare was an appetizer, as were the best gnocchi I've had. Fabulous fish offerings - we had Dover sole and halibut.
The dessert menu was wonderful with a goat cheese cheesecake, as well as the best Bananas Foster I've ever had!!
The wine list was very extensive.
There were so many nuanced extra touches that I fear returning to any of my usual restaurants -- they will be never be so exciting and surprising as Wildflowers.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous upscale dining experience.
Fabulous upscale dining experience. Attentive staff and all courses were prepared to perfection! Appetizers to dessert...delicious & appealing to the eye. Be sure to order the cheese plate appetizer and if you are lucky enough to have rabbit on the menu order it, you will be pleasantly surprised! Our wait staff explained all menu inquiries superbly and we haven't had a better experience anywhere else! Outstanding addition to our romantic getaway!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband requests
My husband requests going to Wildflowers for his birthday every year. We have our own wine cellar and my husband is an exceptional chef. So, our times out need to make us feel special. Wildflowers offers that kind service and experience - from our personalized menus to personal service giving us a perfect 3 hour, romantic and always exceptionally enjoyable evening.
As we like to say - "it is always so 'civil'."
And, as a side line, the prices are well within the scope of very reasonable especially noting the culinary perfection.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
our first dining experience at wildflowers was for breakfast we were guests at the lodge enjoyed very much we decided to try lunch exceptional then dinner after having all 3 meals in one day we cancelled our other dinner reservations and ate every meal at wildflowers for the next 3 days, We tried something different every meal. Service was outstanding. Before dinner we would have a cocktail at the bar. bartender Jodi friendly accommodating. All staff members were outstanding. I wish there was another wildflowers closer to home.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed Wildflowers and it was a perfect spot to have a romantic anniversary dinner plus since we mentioned it was our anniversary we received a dessert on the house. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgable about the dishes. Meal was pricey but worth it!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, not too heavy. Focus on flavor, interesting mix of fresh vegetables. Dessert was very creative without being bizarre.
Service was attentive,but not intrusive.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldnt have asked for a better
Couldnt have asked for a better spot for breakfast on our anniversary
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing! Chef Michael's creations are astounding and the service is impecable!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One enchanted evening
From the "personalized" menu, to the amuse bouche, to the take home treat -- the little extras were delightful. But the food and service are the stars of this show -- beautiful presentations, exquisite tastes, wonderful service! Nothing else like it in Central New York! Wildflowers is superb!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Oasis
Set apart from the noise and crowds of the Turning Stone Casino, Wildflowers is located in the serene elegance of the Lodge at Turning Stone. They take their food and service very seriously, yet they are friendly and relaxed. The food is exquisite! It is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner for two.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Evening
My wife and I were looking for a quiet night away from a very active two year old and found Wildflowers to be an ideal stop on that journey. We started with a soup course, the Du Jour and the Asparagus Soup, both delightful, just in different ways. For Entree I opted for the Lamb T-Bone, cooked to perfection with wonderfully complimentary sides and a great jus. My wife opted for the Pepped Cod, which while cooked to perfection was a bit over-coated with panko for her tastes. We finished with desert, myself with the Chocolate Campfire, a rich and decadent smores deconstruction, and her with her favorite of Bananas Foster, with table side prep. Service was wonderful as always and a enjoyable evening was had!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent but way
Food was excellent but way overpriced. If you don't mind paying for quality this is the place. Service was outstanding.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply excellent!!! The 4
Simply excellent!!! The 4 diamond plaques at the entrance over the past many years says it all.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Wildflowers for dinner. We were staying a the lodge. We were met at the entrance and the hostess said she had a table in the back. However there was a table full of men who were pretty loud and so I asked for another table. We were escorted to another table (intimate booth) with an apology for the noise. Great food and service can't wait to go back for the Dover sol
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolute gem!!!
We've traveled all over the US and in Ireland, and this restaurant by far is THE best we've ever dined at. From the service from Kenneth and Jennie, to the wonderful array of dishes by the chef, this is a true gem in Central NY. Not only is dinner wonderful, but the breakfasts and lunches are as well. For dinner the Dover Sole is phenomenal! Don't forget to try the Eggs Benedict for breakfast! No matter what you have, you will love ever bite!!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wild over Widlflowers!
Staying at Turning Stone in Verona again this yearn for a conference, I made a reservation at Wildflowers. We were so pleased with the service, our servers Alex and Michael were very knowledgable about the menu and how items were prepared. The ambiance is lovely. The hostess even noticed we were wearing black slacks and traded the white napkins for white ones. Amuse Bouche was delicious (crab cake), the smoked lupe wonderful and the entrees unmatched. We shared a dessert that was out of this world. Highly recommend this great spot.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent birthday dinner!
I celebrated my birthday here and had an excellent experience! The staff was awesome! Dinner was superb! I love the ambience of the lodge and Wildflowers! Thank you everyone for making my birthday special!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
My wife and I celebrated my retirement with a special occasion dinner here at Wildflowers. Wildflowers is our favorite special occasion restuarant, and never fails to provide a supberb meal Our waiter Ken is a chef in his own right, and always provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of all the special dishes available. He also suggested a terrific wine to pair with our dinner. All our dishes were prepared perfectly and expertly served. We will definitely return when another special occasion arises.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Wildflowers a number of times for dinner; this was my first lunch experience. It was outstanding as always - great food, careful attention and a lovely view. Also not expensive at all. I highly recommend it.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely experience. There was a boisterous twosome when we arrived but, they were handled delicately, expertly by management and we were treated royally. The two women diners were very rude.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Wildflowers @ Turning Stone Casino & Resort this past weekend for her birthday. Fantastic experience! We were going to a show in the casino at 8pm and had reservations at 6:30pm. We were out of there by 7:45PM. The waiters were very attentive and made sure we made it to our show on time. Food was excellent and worth the price.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, every employee was very nice and cordial, restaurant manager came over to see how everything was an ask some relevant questions about our stay and reason for visiting. Food was excellent and filling! Great portions and we were offered a bonus small smoothie and chocolate chip scone, which were excellent! My wife and I were so full we turned down a very nice offer of a dessert menu item in celebration of our anniversary. Will definitely be going back! Dinner next time...
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wildflowers is Outstanding
This was our first time at Wildflowers and we were very happy. The food combinations taste amazing and the presentation is equally impressive, also the staff is 5 star. They can tell you anything about your choices and were very accommodating with a gluten free diet. They even printed up a special GF menu for my spouse. Also they have an excellent wine list. We will most certainly be back.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love and visit Wildflowers for our special occasions. Eating is an experience when you go there. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys quality food and food that is made with passion for the ingredients. Love, love, love it and can't wait until we go back again!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing finish to girls weekend
My best friend and I alway plan a trip here once a year for girls weekend and finish the trip with dinner at Wildflowers. This is always such a special treat. We know from the time we are greeted at the door till the time we leave that we are going to be well taken care of. I am so impressed with the staff and how wonderful they make our whole dinning experience. The food is out of this world and they will accommodate whatever special requests you may have as long as they have the supplies. Going to wildflowers is a trip we continue to make as part of our girls weekend. Just an incredible experience!!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend the food,
I would recommend the food, it is excellent. I have one complaint, they could not find my reservation. I came a long way and had it been busy I would have been out of luck and very angry.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service was excellent.
Food and Service was excellent. Beautiful setting and my vegan friend was pleasantly surprised at the attention she was iven.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very classy restaurant located in Turning Stone Casino--superb dishes, wonderful service, and beautiful ambience. A bit pricey, but well worth it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great in every respect !
Wonderful food, chef, waiters and ambience. Definitely a must for a special occasion and relaxing experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect choice before show
wonderful evening. They spread the meal out very slowly, yet appropriately. The server was spot on each and every time. Such a wonderful experience. If you have enough time before a show at the events center this is a spectacular restaurant to visit. Allow yourself a good 2 hours before show time.The filet mignon was perfectly cooked, the wine was delicious. All in all.....well priced for the quality of the food and ambiance of the dining room.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice Dinner at a casino
The restaurant was removed from the hustle and bustle of the Casino so it was quiet and upscale. The food was great. The Pork belly appetizer is their signature and now I know why. It was fantastic. We had the Duck Confit and it too was just great. Service was very good as well.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful, very elegant, setting. Fine menu if a bit pricey. Extremely attentive staff. BUT, why must we endure staff who do not understand that "you" and "we" are not the same?
Are we having wine tonight? Do we need anything else at this table? How are we tonight?
Every such inquiry is an insult, which most guests are too polite to mention.
The food was carefully prepared from excellent ingredients and beautifully presented.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE BEST place to celebrate in CNY
We have celebrated three special occasions at Wildflowers. It never disappoints. Service is top notch, attentive but not overbearing. Food is exquisitely presented and wonderfully prepared. I know of no better place in all of central New York that can hold a candle to Wildflowers. From the valet park attendants, to the doorman, to the hostess and all the wait staff they are all very professional and friendly at the same time. The room is beautiful and the view is great. Intimate setting and quiet. Since it is located in the Lodge at Turning Stone, you are far from the casino and its boisterousness. Highly recommend....but it is VERY pricey!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM