Wildflower - Tucson
Wildflower - Tucson

Wildflower - Tucson

  • 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:
    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
3 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)fit for foodies (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Decor, service and food all top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Server was attentive, food fresh, timing spot on all with reasonable prices, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is good, but quantity is on the skimpy side.
    Dinner
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Service was good, my scallops is cooked just right. However, the mussels in my friend's Paella were over cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 1191 reviews are from the Wildflower - Tucson reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Had a reservation for two, was placed in a cramped corner table. Asked for another table and was placed outside on the sidewalk with a defective space heater nearby. Recommend asking where seating is located prior to arriving if at all possible. Food was good but ambience was NOT. Evening was less pleasant than anticipated, particularly relative to previous visits. Overall experience was a minus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Delicious
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Food was fantastic from appetizers to desert! Great to find a place this delicious in the suburbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hobbit
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, great wine great food, Great service but the noise level is deafening. Next time the outdoor patio it's quieter. Or just go for lunch! I Also Could wear Bose noise canceling headphones!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    RayratVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Entres a little late in arriving and my sea bass order was not cooked through. Sent it back. The reheat(recook) took a while. Manager came to our table & profusely apologized for our not being able to enjoy our entries together. Comped the whole meal. Unexspected and more than needed but very classy and very appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Anacab
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was delicious And the staff very friendly.. We had to make a reservation two nights in a row because the first night we had one for 9 pm And got there 908 And we were turned down.. Came back the next day.. Worth the wait 😊👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Tucson's best!
    LNW1VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It is always a treat to dine at Wildflower. Our server was superb and the food delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Must be a REAL Chef
    Swabby01
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Picked this place based on the local "ratings" sites and could not have been happier - the meal was more than ample servings and the quality was outstanding - Had the Pork Tenderloin which was very nicely prepared and the squash risotto was JUST RIGHT, a true test of understanding food prep (not rock hard, not wall paste). The service was attentive without being overbearing. Bottom line - Great food, Great service and appropriate prices which means "home run" in my book
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, weak service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We go here a lot and love the food. Always good. However, last visit our server was very late to our table so another server came and got us started. After that, we were just kind of forgotten. Normally, service is great! Hopefully, this was an aberration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely evening!
    westenderVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were in Tucson for a couple of weeks and wanted to catch up with an old friend. Wildflower was an easy choice. We all love it and it is convenient to all of us. We sat outside on a lovely mild evening. Our server was just the right kind of attentive, and also patient as 2 of us were early so sat with a glass of wine waiting for the other person. We just ordered entrees, and all 3 disappeared quickly. The beer battered fish and chips was amazing. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The short ribs ravioli in truffle cream sauce was SO satisfying. Wildflower is always on our list when we visit the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Not Up To Par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had 4 entrees, all below expectations: --Sturgeon special --Korean tacos --fish and chips --crispy chicken
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wild for Wildflower
    PNGSctsdaleVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wildflower is avTucson gem and a real favorite of ours. Food is fabulous - service exceptional - every staff member is customer focused & skilled
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice for a mall restaurant
    gdizzle
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wildflower does a nice job of using local sources for farm to fork. The food was very good and service is attentive. It's location in a mall is somewhat less than desirable for a nice restaurant. It has a pleasant patio for outside dining but it overlooks a parking lot. Inside is a bar which was playing sports television, which might detract from some serious gourmand's experience. Overall good food, but the ambience does not match the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Once Again!
    JillyD
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I took my friend from Alaska to Wildflower and was once again amazed with just how outstanding the food is, the waitstaff and the overall great feeling to the restaurant! Have only been in Tucson for 1 month, but I just keep going back to Wildflower - it is the BEST!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites!
    Tucsondiner
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Wildflower continues to please with a great menu, vibrant atmosphere and great service. Love the half price wine bottle days on Tuesdays!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    desertlover
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Haven't been to Wildflower in several years and decided to celebrate a birthday. We were not disappointed. The service was good but not overbearing. Food was fantastic - nice size portions - not overwhelming Great combinations. Will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wildflower
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    always a consistent pleasant dining experience and enjoy the patio ambiance very much
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite good, but with a problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had lunch indoors, and the noiWse level was awful. You have no sound-absorbent materials in the ceiling or walls. Apparently no one consulted an acoustics expert when the restaurant was being constructed. It would be good the address this issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Service was impecible, great patio dining, food good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is always good but the noise level is always too high for us old folks even outside on the patio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal as I remembered
    LuvCasaGrande
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I haven't been to Wildflower in 1 1/2 years and I was glad to find the food, service, and ambience still remains. I had read other reviews and am sorry they didn't have such good results. I met an old friend and we sat outdoors and caught up--of course the weather was absolutely beautiful. We had a fish and pasta dish and they didn't disappoint. Neither did the chocolate dessert. I would recommend the Wildflower and just make sure people know the dinner prices are between $20 and $30. But well worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbandSara
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We dined on the lovely patio, which is the only way I will eat at Wildflower because the inside is so terribly noisy and loud a decent conversation cannot be held. The patio, however, is always perfect for intimate conversation. The food was outstanding (I enjoyed the salmon, which was cooked perfectly) and the service was excellent. I strongly recommend Wildflower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish specials
    LP57
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The nightly fish specials are always very good but the serving size is quite small. I don't expect to get more fish but a little more of the vegetables that accompany the fish would be appreciated so the serving is not so sparse.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The general manager was very attentive. New menu is very good - good change
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wildflower is great as always! The Friday night we went it was crowded - make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best!
    JillyD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything at Wildflower is great, but the calamari was to die for!!! We have only been in the Tucson area for 2 weeks, but we have been to Wildflower two times. I can say that it will be a mainstay for us! The service is as amazing as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I ordered hamburger well done & it came rare. It took a LONG time to get another one . Item should have been taken off the bill considering.....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wildflower in Tucson
    IkeK
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food at reasonable price. Great ambience in outdoor setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • specialtime
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is one of my "go to" restaurants for special occasions. Also great for just a nice dinner, never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rutgers66VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was not a good evening at Wildflower. We were a party of 4 and they tried to put us a a table for 5. We asked for a booth, they said they were reserved. The booth stayed empty all night!!!!!! We were there 2-½ hours.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    foodreviews
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food and service was wonderful. Great restaurant for intimate dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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