Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva
Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva

Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildwoodsteak.com/
  • Phone: 6303778325
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Lounge:Sun:10:00am - 10:00pm; Mon:4:00pm-10:00pm, Tues-Thurs:11:30am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat:11:30am -12:00 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Corby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Wildwood's new elegant Private Dining room is the perfect location to host a dinner, luncheon, brunch or cocktail party for any special business or personal occasion. The Private Dining room can accommodate dinners of up to 80+ persons or cocktail parties up to 120 persons. View a virtual tour of our main dining room, lounge and private dining room on our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Neary (630)377-8325x
  • Entertainment: The Wildwood lounge features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
  • Special Events: Periodic wine, beer and spirits dinners and events. Monthly cooking classes led by Executive Chef Corby.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South
  • Public Transit: The Union Pacific/West Line Metra train station is one block south of Wildwood
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to ample street parking, the City of Geneva has a multi-story parking garage is located one block south of restaurant
A word from Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva
Wildwood Restaurant in Geneva offers upscale American cuisine including oak-grilled steaks, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Dine in the warm ambience of our dining room, upscale lounge or our spacious courtyard. Extensive wine, specialty beer and martini offerings complement Executive Chef Corby's dinner, lunch and ala carte Sunday brunch menus.
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Wildwood Restaurant - Geneva reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)great for outdoor dining (49)notable wine list (42)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (23)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and the food was excellent. We thought the service could've been a little better. The waiter seemed rushed and not very personable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michele
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the four of us all enjoyed our food. The menu was varied enough so that everyone could find something they wanted. Our server was amazing, he really knew the food on the menu, was very helpful and had no problem with some changes we wanted to make. The only negative thing I can say is if you like cucumber martinis like I do make sure you tell them NOT to put pomegranate in it, tastes all wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood & Steaks & More
    DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had lunch at Wildwood. The Lobster Rolls were the best we have ever had and accompanied by homemade potato chips. The decor was comfortable and relaxing. Our server was personable and professional. I look forward to returning for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location and Service
    Cubfan78
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    However I was not impressed with the food. The steaks were cooked perfectly but they lacked flavor even with the horseradish crust (which really wasnt a crust) The server was great and knowledgeable. I doubt I will be back in the restaurant. However the bar looked like a nice place for an app
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable anniversary!
    Imnursemurray
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have eaten at Wildwood for breakfast, lunch and brunch, but never dinner. We had the pleasusre of eating our anniversary dinner there the other night. We had early (6pm) reservations on Friday night and it was not crowded. We had a young yet knowledgeable waitress who was friendly and efficient. We had the crab cakes as appetizer - nothing really special. We decided to have the prime rib for dinner. Both our steaks were done exactly the way we ordered - medium. I had the parmesan au gratin potatoes which were delicious. Since I stated that the reservation was for our anniversary, our waitress surprised us with a lovely little piece of chocolate cake with raspberry mousse and dark chocolate chip filling. Yummy! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb Chops
    TryinNewPlaces
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A very nice place to enjoy a good meal. Seems like portions are getting smaller than in the past. I had lamb chops which were good but quite a bit smaller than times in the past. Too mucho she's potatoes doesn't make up for the lack in the chops. Excellent crab n shrimp hors devour. Our waitress Michelle was pleasant. Kids burger a bit charred on the edges.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been to this restaurant 5 or 6 times and have enjoyed it. We were entertaining friends recently and were quite disappointed. Our server had an edge that evening and acted like she would rather not be there. We spent quite a lot of money actually. Most of the food was very good, one dinner was just average. At the end we were the last table remaining. It became quite clear that the server was ready to leave. We discovered that she had gotten her coat out and placed it over a chair. We had appetizers, dinner, cocktails, wine, dessert and coffee so we were definitely spending money. However, it was not a good feeling to get the "bum's rush" at the end and we will seriously consider whether we go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    Jani
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was good, but pricey. Our waitress for superb and very accommodating. Great atmosphere. Enjoy the entertainment (blues) in the bar afterwards. Looks like they have a nice outdoor area for dining in the summertime.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was entertaing a potentional client and his wife for dinner every was great met the owner Patrick very nice the waitress was nice attentive and the food was great
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    marciag
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had friends visiting from Wisconsin and thought that Wildwood would be an excellent choice for dinner. The 4 of us had a fantastic dinner, excellent service, and lovely outdoor seating. We all enjoyed the food, ambiance, and ability to converse in the outdoor setting. Absolutely a winner!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Spot
    PaulOVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was really good and I thought the food was fine, nothing really special, but Wildwood does a nice job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    ploughman
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Everything fine until we paid with $70 gift card (part of bill). Waiter told us no value on card..he seemed rather suspicious. Explained it had been bought just the day before by our son as 25th anniversary gift. We had to pay on our own card and an owner came over and did nothing to help..just told me to phone his partner the next day. No effort to smooth over their mistake or make amends. Turned out their machine had charged my son $70 but not transferred the value to the card and they made us call them the next day to sort it out. A restaurant that wants good reputation for service would have made a much greater effort to fix it right then and offered dessert or something to apologize. Friends we told were amazed by the poor response.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great, service and ambiance was very good. Reservation and table ready on time. Very interesting and extensive menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed with service/staff
    SP13
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at wildwood this past weekend and were very impressed with the quality of the food; however the demeanor of the staff was less than friendly and they did not go above and beyond to make the experience more enjoyable. The courses took a very long time to bring out and you expect to have high quality customer service when you are paying $30-50/ person. We will not be revisiting anytime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Outstanding Visit
    Linbil
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We go to Wildwood on a fairly regular basis and our experiences have always outstanding. This latest visit was no exception....just an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently satisfied
    Pk1review
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always can depend on an excellent meal at Wildwood. Steak was cooked to perfection. Our server could not have been more attentive and friendly, and the roomy corner booth provided an excellent view.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not cheap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent menu and service. atmosphere okay, prices a little on the high side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly underwhelmed
    POd1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    1. Asked for a corner booth via open Table. Hostess took us to a table. After reminding her, she seated us in the booth that was 3 feet away. Does this feature in Open Table not show up on the restaurant's monitor? Or do the people who read what is on the monitor - simply ignore the guest's wishes? p.s. the restaurant was un-crowded at 5:00 pm. 2. Owner (?) said hello to every table but ours. We were dressed nicely, quiet, and well behaved, three ladies, one man. We spent a good buck there. Obviously the owner (?) does not want our repeat business. We will be happy to oblige. 3. Food was good, albeit a bit more expensive for the quantities served, and a bit higher than comparable area restaurants. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ev
    emvllcVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great wine list..good bar scene live music good jazz..food great specials...nice place for entertainment and business dinners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No rstavation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I received a confirmation email and when we arrived they did not have our reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    SRWO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great bar to wait for table - we arrived early and they were able to accommodate us (early reservation). Waiter was not fantastic but didnt spoil the experience. Loved the $10 brown bag gift wine table that night. Food was great, house red wine was fab for the price (Hahn Cab). Was celebrating a special occasion and indicated it on the Open Table reservation. Although the hostess recognized it, the waiter did not and they didnt offer a small dessert like other restaurants will. For price of the meal, a cup of ice cream with a candle would have been a nice gesture. Will come back but not for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    fil1220
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The whole experience was wonderful. We were gteeted warmly and evrrything we ordered was cooked perfectly. We have eaten there before and will teturn.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Mitch
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wildwood Restaurant in Geneva is my favorite restaurant in my hometown. I can always count on great service, and great food, prepared perfectly. What more can I say? I have never been dissapointed on any visit, and enjoy entertaining clients there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib to die for
    Jmad514
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Still the best place for Prime Rib in the Fox Valley. We always go big (16oz) as any leftovers make great sandwiches the next day. Our favorite for fine dining in this part of the burbs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    souschef
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend to celebrate my new position as a sous chef at a very well respected restaurant that will go unnamed. We both ordered filet mignon; in my opinion one of the easiest cuts of beef to cook. The steaks were requested medium. Both of our steaks were brought to us rare. My girlfriend ate two bites of her plate until I called over the manager. When we told him of our situation, he said that he would "throw the steak back onto the grill for us." As any steak connoisseur will tell you, this is a bad idea once the steak has been served and cut into; it will only dry out and become very unpleasant to eat. The manager would not comp the steak that his restaurant had ruined. Terrible food, worse management.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horsewomen
    Horsewomen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We needed a large table on short notice. Everything was well handled. Food was excellent. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. And as advertised, the wine list is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first time around..but
    BestwaitressEVER
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The first time my girlfriend and i went to wildwood, everything was flawless, but this second time we went, the steak I ordered was littered with fat and grissel. Inuad ordered a ribeye the first go around and that was an all but flawless cut of meat. I think I just simply got a one in a hundred steak, but I was still disappointed by it. That's why I give the restaurant 4 stars still. great place, I just had an unfortunate ordering experience. Its a wonderful restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was very responsive and flexible to our needs. I was entertaining some gustes from China and they enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Ducky24
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My parents and I went to Wildwood for the first time this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. We went per a recommendation from a Geneva resident. We sat on the outside patio and From the moment we walked in until the time we left, we felt like we were customers who mattered. The waitstaff was exceptional, especially our waitress Melanie. She made excellent recommendations (we took all of them) and really made my birthday dinner a wonderful celebration. Dad had the rib-eye steak, Mom had the white fish and I had the sea bass. All melted in your mouth and was cooked perfectly!! They even brought me some amazing birthday cake! Wildwood was the perfect place to celebrate and a wonderful venue for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will come back
    jrhayes
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was very good, impressive craft beer menu. Ambiance was very warm and inviting. Only complaint was service was sub par despite it not being even slightly busy, but might have just been our server, noticed other staff being very attentive to other guests
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night out!
    Dk61256
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The weather was beautiful, service was excellent, and the food was attractively presented and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    liveforgoodthings
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wildwood is the only place we think of going when the event is special because they never disappoint. Food has always been cooked to perfection and the menu selection is beyond what you normally find at any other restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A gracious and casual atmosphere with excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dave
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Wildwood. Very nice restaurant with good food and a good selection. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Geneva, IL Gem
    KathleenCVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We frequently go to Wildwood for their moderately priced brunch ordered off the menu. My 92 year old father loves Wildwood! We celebrated our anniversary there for dinner and had the most wonderful server, I think her name was Christine or Christy. We've had her as our server several times for brunch, but this was our first experience with her as our server for dinner. Food was excellent and the service excellent. We often bring my husband's employees from his dental office for dinner for our holiday party and food and service are always superior. There is also a small banquet room where my father hosted a brunch for his nieces and nephews. I've attended showers here and the food is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, spotty service
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food can always be depended on to be consistently good, the service not so much. It is not uncommon to wait up to 10 mins before the server stops by to see if you need anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a delicious Sunday dinner
    albrieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Geneva is very quiet on a Sunday night but Wildwood was a great spot for dinner. We were seated on the patio that had very comfortable seats, which is always a plus, and shared a bottle of wine and some appetizers. Everything was delicious and I definitely intend on returning to enjoy some entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMS from DG
    DMSfromDG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always enjoy Wildwood very much and go there whenever we are staying in Geneva. The staff is always friendly and delightful. Our usual waitress wasn't there but we were there on a different day. The food is always wonderful. Our very favorite thing is the seafood fondue... PLEASE don't ever take that off the menu. So so good. The specials are always thought out well and the staff is always willing to accommodate you - like if we'd like to share something instead of ordering separately. Do yourself a favor and check out this restaurant. We are always meaning to go for a special occasion but getaways to Geneva are always a special occasion. Enjoy!! :) Yum.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    KVBowers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I am a frequent visitor to the Wildwood. Never been disappointed. Service, food, wine list - all perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable timw
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and went for a date night. We a a wonderful time. The food was excellent. Very good quality and great portion size. Our waiter was polite and friendly. We had a wonderful dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate