Wildflower - Tucson
Wildflower - Tucson

Wildflower - Tucson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.foxrc.com/
  • Phone: 5202194230x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

    Happy Hour:
    Daily 3pm - 6pm

    Dinner:
    Daily 4pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, International, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Wildflower - Tucson reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (99)fit for foodies (97)special occasion (90)neighborhood gem (62)great for lunch (57)romantic (41)notable wine list (24)good for groups (23)hot spot (22)great for brunch (15)scenic view (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Great food and service outside
    laggVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We always eat outside because it is way too noisy inside. We went early, at 5 p.m. on a Monday, so had no trouble getting an outside table, and it did not get noisy out there until we were leaving. Our service was great, as was our food. This time, no glitches at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been here several times and one of our favorite places to go. Usually good service and food. It was a miss this time though this time. 06:15 reservation for 4. Seated right away. I think the server just had too many tables though. Little things like refill on waters, ice tea, etc had to be requested a couple of times. The food was just ok. Burger ordered well came out medium rare. The time it took for food to come, the burger person opted to not send it back. Scallops were over done and a little tough. Salmon plate and edamame dish were good. The dessert was tasty. Overall just an off night. Nothing horrible but ironically we raved about the place to our friends who had never been there. They were underimpressed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoked Salmon appetizer
    TeamLeaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    One of our favorites! As is everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant!,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was not as great as it usually is, but the food and setting we're magnificent!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy - but worth it
    DIanaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you sit inside be prepared for high noise level. Outdoor seating is much better. But no matter what, the food is worth it. Long time favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great as we hoped
    GinoP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Located in a strip mall, the ambiance is not spectacular but the openness and brightness of the restaurant helps to mitigate the location. The menu offers good variety and most of the food we ordered was better than average. One person in our party was not served her order in sync with the rest of us which put a damper on our experience. Half price wine night was a bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant in Tucson!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Absolutely love this restaurant, the food, the service and mostly the wine! Every Tuesday is half-priced bottles of wine, and with a great selection you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite in Tucson!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Wildflower has been my favorite restaurant since it opened years ago!! The food is the best in Tucson and I am in love with the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. Everything is delicious.....and don't forget to leave room for a beautiful dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good n Fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This kitchen is so very efficient that my food was delivered too fast! That said, the food was delicious and the service was excellent, as it has been every time I have eaten here. If you like to have your meal a bit slower, just delay ordering the next course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun and reliable
    Sueaz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Four of us ate there during Arizona Restaurant Week. One of us ate from the restaurant week special selections; and the others from the menu. All of us enjoyed our meals; and appreciated our waiter's good service. We were seated near the open kitchen, which was somewhat loud; however, we were treated to a view of the line working and also the Manager, working as the Expediter, directing the flow of food from the kitchen to the diners. Two of us split the chocolate dessert, which was very good, although four of us could have split it. Their desserts are all BIG! All-in-all, a fun evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    ais4aubrey
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great, experience! The place was packed and it was wonderful to see happy attentive servers and management supporting their staff! Food and drinks were spot on, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happy hour menu
    frugalfoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I usually enjoy all of the food options at WildFlower, but this particular happy hour item was less than pleasing. I ordered the crunchy vegetables- a batter fried plate of zucchinis. The dish was too salty for me to finish- and the flavor profile was very one note- salty with a barely a hint of spicy flavor. The house wine was a nice relaxing treat though, as well as the very attentive and extremely polite, courteous waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Foodcritic79VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had great company so that made it very good as well as the food and young server who remembered out order
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return
    Seafoody
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant was very busy so there was a short delay in our order being taken but since we were visiting we did not really notice. Our waiter, Mike, was attentive, friendly, and apologetic for the delay. Our meal was excellent from the beginning with the calamari appetizer, best I have had and enough to share to my meal of Lemongrass skewered scallops to my husband's Spinach Pappardelle. Dinner was followed up with the Key Lime Tart which my husband said was the best he had. I am not a dessert person but he insisted I taste the tart and it truly was tasty! The noise level was above moderate but did not put us off enough to be bothered by it. We definitely will be returning!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was faultless
    Mike
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined there recently and found the food and service extremely good. However, we ate inside instead go the patio which was probably a mistake as the noise level inside was very loud and it was impossible to hold a quiet conversation. The next time we will ate outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Cactusjoanna
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is fabulous and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    TravelingManVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wildfire has become somewhat predictable and boring. The food is OK, nothing more. The noise inside makes it impossible to have a conversation. Patio is the only option when it isn't too hot outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ralphie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Outstanding Food and Outstanding service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our meal again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food is consistently good as is the service level. Always enjoy it there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nevertooold
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    1st time there and will definitely return. The food was great and I had one of the best margaritas in Tucson. Noise level inside was way too loud but outside dining on the patio was ideal. We sat and talked and was not bothered by the wait staff to hurry and finish our dinner as others were waiting. I never give top marks in any survey so Wildflower should be happy with this response.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can count on it
    nteeter
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We've eaten at Wildflower a number of times because we can count on good service and good food with some healthy choices. This dining opportunity was because of the 25% offer for Labor Day. When I made the reservation, I asked to be seated on the patio. The request was accommodated, and our party of 4 enjoyed a nice table on one side of the patio. Service was crisp, friendly and efficient. The food was the quality we have come to expect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great promotional value
    AZMD
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We met friends we hadn't seen for a long time for a late lunch on Labor Day. We chose Wildflower because I had received an email for a 25% discount that day and it's one of our favorite restaurants. The entire neighborhood must also have decided it was a great promotion, as the place, both outdoors and indoors was packed. Unfortunately, the noise level was deafening and the uncomfortable booth configuration for 6 forced us to yell to maintain conversation. Service was good, if slower than usual due to the crowds. My favorite dish, the spinach papperadelle was overcooked, not al dente as usual, and lacked the usual crunchy topping. Still, it was an enjoyable meal. Hope these great promotions continue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Labor Day Crowd
    Judy02
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    With 25% off, veterans flocked to Wildflower last Monday. But they were not to be disappointed as, even with the crowds, the service was good and the food was good as well, even though the patio was noisy for lunch. We always meet people we know when dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here and everyone's food was very good and the service was excellent. Quality and price along with great service make Wildflower one of the best values for your money out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was here many years ago and really liked it, but on this visit I was disappointed and my love didn't care for it at all. She thought it wasn't very romantic, which was why I took here here. My dishes were OK, but nothing to remember.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    FoodDudeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Not my favorite place but certainly worth a visit several times a year. The outdoor seating is especially pleasant as it tends to be less noisy. The menu is augmented by a soup and a fish special. The regular menu doesn't vary much though I could have done without the politically correct conversion of a Caesar salad to kale! A solid wait staff and an accessible wine list. Good bread and seasoned olive oil.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nothing is great, but nothing is ever poorly done. Nice American food in nice atmosphere. Nothing special, but very convenient. Nothing as good in the immediate vicinity.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WineandDine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wildflower has been my go-to dining spot for many years and I've never been disappointed. Service is great, food delicious and not the mainstream menu. Love their Seasonal Board and Spicy Shrimp Noodles! Their Tuesdays specials on bottles of wine are a real plus, and they'll happily re-cork any unfinished bottle for take-home. The patio is delightful (and quieter)in cooler weather than Monsoon's. Inside noise level is the only downside, imho, but then most establishments by this owner are too noisy due to poor internal construction for quiet conversational dining. All the shops near Wildflower are a bonus for a fun outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the Short Rib Ravioli!!
    ILoveToEat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant was amazing. My boyfriend and I sat on the patio, which had a beautiful view of the mountains. I had the short rib ravioli, and it was probably the greatest thing I have ever tasted. Roasted mushrooms, peas, breadcrumbs, and a truffle cream sauce! Need I say more? GO EAT HERE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, great food
    AZfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a good time at Wildflower. Came early (5:30pm) to catch the end of their Happy Hour. The Happy Hour menu was decent and even though we ordered an appetizer and wine off of it, I think there could have been more of a selection available. Still great tasting food from the menu and a good ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite for years
    Italianinaz1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    All time favorite lunch or dinner spot for the last 10 plus years. Great business and family spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food bad service
    Foodcritic79VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was very good just the waiter forgot everything we ordered took to long for everything
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner.
    Tucsonfoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We really enjoyed the 1/2 priced bottle of voigner wine. I was so looking forward to my birthday dessert of donuts and was not disappointed. Absolutely delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite restaurant in Tucson
    DickydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Beware it can be noisy. During peak lunch and dinner times, you almost cannot have a conversation. Go in the off hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was amazing!
    Taylor26chef
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wildflower is everything I was hoping it would be and more! The decor was very simple but extremely elegant. And the food was done just as well! I started with the cold smoked salmon appetizer, it was delicious. I had the short rib ravioli for dinner. Short rib is very flavorful and wasn't masked by the cream sauce and pasta. It was very delicate and delicious! I ended the night with the key lime tart, which was probably the best dessert I've ever had in my life. I'm a chef. I've eaten a lot of dessert and amazing food. The Cabernet sorbet served along side the tart was to die for. Definitely will be back to Wildflower when in Tucson. And will recommend it to anyone visiting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ralphie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Womers for good reason.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually good
    MfmdocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was horrible. Very spotty. This is one of the best restaurants in Tuscon but not on this night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    TooLoud
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A small group went for their weekday happy hour. $4 glasses of wine. Nice selection of small plates of food. Wasn't very crowded and wasn't loud at all. We could easily carry on a conversation. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always quality
    mmtucson
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This spot always manage to pleasantly surprise with their innovative selections. Our group enjoyed a roasted artichoke, carrot / ginger soup, a nicely prepared steak and diver scallops. Well seasoned, beautifully presented. Professional yet warm service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experiene
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were seated in the center of the room which is very wide open and spacious. The service was slow at first - it looked like they were understaffed. However, everyone seemed to work together. Even the hostess was serving food, bussing tables and assisting in any way that she was needed. The food was exquisite - the edamame dumplings were excellent! Great food and Awesome Ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.