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Wildflower - Tucson
Wildflower - Tucson

Wildflower - Tucson Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.foxrc.com
  • Phone: (520) 219-4230
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

    Happy Hour:
    Daily 3pm - 6pm

    Dinner:
    Sun – Thu 4pm - 9pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Omar Huerta
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Wildflower has a beautiful climate controlled outdoor patio that can be used for private dining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oracle
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Wildflower - Tucson
Wildflower sets the standard for innovative New American Cuisine featuring updated American classics with European and Asian influences. The menu changes often to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Wildflower has been named as one of Tuscon's Top 5 restaurants in the 2005 Tuscon Lifestyle Culinary awards; it is listed as one of Tuscon's top 10 restaurants in the Zagat Guide and has earned the 2004 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its unique wine list. With over 80 wines by the bottle and 25 by the glass, Wildflower's wine list offers an excellent range of options for both the experienced wine connoisseur and the novice. The relaxed contemporary atmosphere of Wildflower’s dining room with its sunlit ceiling and inviting blue plush booths are reflected in the intimate lounge area and the lush, intimate climate controlled covered patio.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Being our first visit to Tucson and not knowing where to eat we took a chance on the Wildflower after seeing their ad in the hotel visitors magazine. We could not have been happier with the selection. The restaurant was beautiful and lively and the food and service was excellent. We were surprised to discover the restaurant was owned by a group that owns many restaurants and will be visiting their restaurants in California as soon as we have a chance."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fantastic food! The 4 of us each selected a different item and each was fantastic. We highly recommend Wildflower!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I've eaten at Wildflower many times before and after the remodeling several years ago. The food is quite good, service is good and sitting outside is a joy. We don't eat inside any longer because the decor is so oddly....velvet. We certainly recommend it as a fun evening out or nice lunch with friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've never had a bad experience at Wildflower! When a special friend came to town for a short visit, I knew where I wanted to take her for dinner. All three of us had a fabulous time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our favoeite restaurant for food and service"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was fair but compared to the price, not a good value at all. Noise level was horrific! It was nearly impossible to talk. Wait staff changed throughout lunch and none of the staff were attentive...no one asked if food was ok, if anyone wanted coffee or dessert, etc. None of the members of our party would return as a first or second choice of lunch meeting restaurant."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I started with a salad that was good. The homemade pasta was quite good. Forn dessert i had Spikes special, which was a chocolate silk cake special that was one if the 10 best desserts I've had in my life. It had layers of devils food cake and topped with a raspberry and chocolate sauces."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went based on the online menu (Monday dinner special), which, after we were seated, we learned was three months out of date. Hence, no special. In lieu of the special, I had a steak, which was fine but not great. My wife had sea bass, which was excellent. Service was very good. But the room was uninspiring and a mismatch for the menu, which resembled that of a casual neighborhood eatery. Prices were on the high side but not outrageously so. If you go, call ahead to reserve an outside table and don't rely on the menu that's posted online."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything was great, drinks, food and service, so we will return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "WF has always been a wonderful experience. The food outstanding. The service impeccable. The noise level (music) too LOUD for your mature diners. A wait for the dessert was a fabulous surprise as our group was not aware that the pineapple upside down cake was baked to order. It was moist, perfectly p/a sweet and the presentation a feast for the eyes."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was the perfect restaurant for my husband and I and our friend. We are all "foodies" and pay very close attention to how things are made and what they're made of. The food was extraordinary, as was the service! We cannot wait to come back"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "VERY disappointed. It has been a long time since I have been to a FOX restaurant. This visit won't bring me back any time soon. I ordered the fish special, a barramundi with a corn rissoto. The fish was the smallest portion I have ever seen in a restaurant! Thin and small. The rissoto was delicious, as was the bread with olive oil. Maybe the forgot the vegetable, the plate looked way too big for what they served. For my $28, I could've had 2.3 of their burgers, which would've been a much better buy!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch here recently and enjoyed the meal and service a great deal. Our salads were tasty and large and the fish and chips was equally good. The fish was fresh and lightly battered. The ice tea was great and the service friendly, professional and attentive. Make a reservation even for lunch. It is very popular."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wildflower always meets the expectation whether for lunch or dinner. Food and the ever-changing menu are delightful as well as delicious. Service is terrific. One must try the donuts!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great meal. Service started out slowly. From moment of seating to service of drink was 15 minutes. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious, especially the edamame potstickers and huge bowl of mussels with garlic toast. Key lime with blueberry marmalade dessert was incredible. I would highly recommend Wildlower. They are busy on Tuesday nights because of their half off wine special. The outdoor seating area is lovely, inside, the tables are oddly spaced and arranged, it was a bit cramped."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Although the food was very good - I was looking forward to the Monday night Prime Rib special that was advertised on their website. I had booked the reservation for my vacation in Tucson and was looking for to the Prime Rib. Not only did they not have the special - they did not even offer prime rib as a menu option. The waiter's only response - that's a summer special only - when asked why it was listed on the website, he had no answer. No apology or even a glass of wine as compensation."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "A good friend arrived to visit us in Oro Valley with the statement, " I want to go back to Wildflower". Our return dinner was as delightful as expected: intriguing cocktails, scrumptious calamari, tender and tooth full baramundi. Our wait staff was charming and attentive. When we want to remember the experience and mark a celebration, we think "Wildflower"."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food, ambiance, and service...Wildflower comes through greatly on all of these aspects. The food has incredible flavor, the ambiance is comfortable and stylish, and the restaurant staff is friendly and very kind."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Requested a kind of private spot. We we're put sort of behind a bush. We could gab and cry and remember with abandon. We had a yummy salad and the waiter was there when we needed him but not too there, if you know what I mean. It was perfect! Thank you."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is the second time we've been to this little gem. Both times the food was outstanding and everything was so nice. We sat in the outside dining area both times and it was great. I had the short rib ravioli because it sounded so good, and it delivered. I'd have that again. Also had the steelhead and it was over the top. I would make this a regular stop if we lived here -- and we may soon. Trish Riniker"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always a great experience. I have been here several times and have had nothing but great experiences. Be aware that the noise level inside can get high. I believe that this is what the Fox restaurants shoot for since every one of their places has a high noise level."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We are frequent diners here. Always good food, wine and service."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had the opportunity to visit this restaurant for the second time in four weeks. The menu, which is seasonal, had not changed since my last visit. I ordered the fish special which was steelhead and was delicious. Two of my table mates had the spinach pappardelle with chicken and the third had the Korean BBQ beef tacos. Everybody was pleased with the food and the service. If I had to pick two things that were misses they'd be the dessert menu which was decent but I thought should change more than seasonally (wouldn't their pastry chef want more of a challenge?) and my main gripe is that the inside dining room is really loud! If you are hard of hearing be sure to request outside seating when making a reservation."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Liked it so much first night so we went back very next night - just as good! Interesting menu and everything we tried both nights were excellent. Definitely save room for deserts - The house special cinnamon doughnuts with vanilla cream sauce is a must. Bon Appetite"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I loved the quiet table on the patio with the awesome view of the mountains at sunset. They provided a kaleidoscope of colors from burnt orange, to purple, to midnight blue. The fresh bread, salads, hand-made pasta, and dessert menu were to die for. Reserve a table on the patio - the noise level inside was high. The chef was creative and the wine list had a favorite chardonnay, one that I had not been able to find for some time. This restaurant was worth every penny of the taxi-ride from the center of Tucson and a highlight of my trip to Arizona."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We went on our one year anniversary. The waiter was friendly, funny, and very helpful making our selections and how to order. He hinted that our complimentary dessert was going to be larger than we may think - so he even said skip the salads after a small appetizer. Very reasonably priced for a nice meal. I have always been impressed with this place - but this was the best yet."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaruant has some of the best food and greatest service in Tucson. All of the staff is friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "After Wildflower adopted "Tru Foods" menu items, the menu didn't appeal to us. We tried a couple of times and then took a break. This was our first dining experience in a year and we were wowed. The menu has healthy choices, outstanding quality meat and seafood and variety. The quality of my steel-head salmon was over the top terrific. The portion sizes are good, but not obscenely large. I've had better service at the restaurant in the past, but this experience was adequate."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Delightful lunch experience! Food was delish, server efficient and funny, patio perfect for conversation and enjoying Tucson springtime weather. Memorable day! Thanks Wildflower!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Good and service is always consistent and great. Menu changes to keep you coming back but the scallops with forbidden rice is always a favorite choice."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Wildflower has great food, a creative menu of choices, and a nice patio (I've actually never eaten inside). I've been to Wildflower many times over the years with groups from 2 to 10 and the food and service have always been excellent."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "i have been to Wildflower many times and still maintain that it is the best restaurant in Tucson. the overall experience always leaves me with a wonderful feeling. both food and service- wise, they can do no wrong. enough said."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "A colleague and I had dinner and it was just great. I had the paella & she had the scallops with black rice. We agreed that both were excellent although my paella was a little loose and lacked the crunchy bottom. But it had a perfect amount of heat and all the seafood and chicken were cooked perfectly. She had the key lime pie for dessert and loved the interplay of tart & sweet. I had the salted caramel pudding which was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Our dining experience was very good. The food and service were fantastic. Unfortunately we forgot to request an outside table and could hear the person next to you."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We took a dear friend out to his favorite place, Wildflower, Tucson. We were not disappointed! Fabulous food, very friendly wait staff full of information. Quiet enough to have an enjoyable conversation. We would go back anytime! Another family was sitting nearby with a young daughter and a toddler. They were well taken care of by the staff and obviously had choices on the menu for the children."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "One never knows which Wildflower will be in evidence on any given night. The one with the semi-invisible wait staff and grand cuisine, or helpful and attentive service with flawed kitchen output. Fortunately, they odds are with you that it will only be one or the other. Not that all the dishes are praiseworthy and the menu is quirky, but we keep going--and hope for the best. Lukewarm soup is not acceptable of course, nor is an inadequate description of it. But if we grade on the curve it is--on balance--more fun than irritation. If I'd been able to get more than two glasses of wine through the glacial meal pace it would have helped"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to Wildflower on Sept. 2013 and found the find interesting with good flavors. The this time the food was bland, no flavor. Ordered bubbly which came flat. Flat, kind'a describes the entire experience. Would be hard pressed to go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "If you want a quiet romantic dinner, this lacks the quiet aspect in part because of the restaurants own acoustics, and in part because the patio sits at the edge of a busy parking thoroughfare. But the food was terrific, the service excellent (quick, friendly, accommodating in every way), and I would not hesitate to go back. There is a small pleasant bar area where you can start with wine or other beverages while enjoying the yummy smells coming out of the kitchen and to tables. The place is quite lively, and the clientele pleasantly varied. It doesn't demand that you dress up, but it is an opportunity to do so in our generally casual city."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We have heard good things about the Wildflower and finally had the opportunity to enjoy a meal. The covered, shaded area out front was very inviting and comfortable. It is amazing how cool you can be in the desert with good shade cover. Our food was very tasty and came very quick during their busy lunch time. I had a kale/brussel sprout salad with added salmon ~ great combination! The proportions are generous. The other folks enjoyed their meals as well. The bread before our meal was awesome! Very delicious and the olive oil with herbs was a hit! The noise level is a bit high if you have folks that are hearing impaired, but it was doable. Thanks for a great meal!!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "As a vegetarian I was disappointed in the menu. In the past I have ordered the Pasta dish without whatever meat was in it & it was fine. Last visit, I tried to do the same but even the sauce had chicken stock in it. I ate the quinoa salad & a lot of bread ... I went home & heated up some pizza. My companions were not vegetarian & very much enjoyed their apps & entrees."
    Dined on 3/15/2014