Wildflower - Tucson

4.6
2583 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
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Wildflower, the first Fox Restaurant Concept, raised the culinary bar when it opened in Tucson in 1998. To this day, it continues to set the standard for innovative New American Cuisine featuring a melting pot of American classics with European and Asian influences. If that’s not enough, the restaurant offers 80 wines by the bottle and 25 by the glass – an excellent range for both the wine connoisseur and the novice.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Daily 11am - 4pm

Happy Hour:
Daily 3pm - 6pm

Dinner:
Daily 4pm-9pm
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Phone number
(520) 219-4230
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Handt
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oracle
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2,583 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
25%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Phoenix
1 review
4.0Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every thing was delicious but the restaurant is very loud and it was not even crowded.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding and the food delightful. I always love coming to Wildflower because I am never disappointed.

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NH
Phoenix
6 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wildflower consistently exceeds my expectations! The menu always has my favorites (mussels and the salmon and potato galette) but has some new additions each time I visit. The patio is usually my favorite place to sit but with our large group, it was a treat to have the corner booth that offered a better place to chat. Cocktails are wonderful, as are the desserts. We were delighted with a wonderful selection of complementary birthday desserts. Wildflower is always my first choice for special occasions!

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CP
Phoenix
4 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had our anniversary dinner here, at one of our favorite restaurants. The food was delicious and service was very good except the bread was forgotten, which actually was fine with us. They put all our desserts on a single plate and wrote Happy Anniversary in chocolate on it. The noise level is a bit high inside because the tables are rather close together. Prices are a bit high but the food is very tasty.

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F
Tucson
367 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good comfort food, excellent service, and reasonable prices, make this still one of the best places to dine in Tucson. We love the smoked salmon appetizer, the scallops entree and the paella! Servers are great too.

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MG
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service. Lovely location and ambiance!

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IF
Phoenix
35 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Haven't been here in awhile and was pleasantly surprised. Seated promptly, service was good, no hovering. Meals were well put together with thought.
Will return soon.

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MI
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary Dinner ... My fish was great and she enjoyed her scallops. The waiter knew about gluten free and dairy free things and could guide her with her choices. We had dessert and the two desserts came on a large plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Great evening.

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CD
Palm Springs
31 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The inside was crowded so we sat on the patio. Not such a good idea in the heat. The fish special was excellent as was the pasta dish. The shrimp on my salad was undercooked but the server took the shrimp and offered to have it replaced.

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DM
Phoenix
3 reviews
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service great but it's difficult to visit if you sit inside. Very noisy.

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K
Tucson
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful dinner with excellent cocktails and impeccable service

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l
Phoenix
81 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While my husband were visiting Tucson for the Independence Day holiday, we decided to dine at Wildflower. We absolutely loved it! The service, food and ambiance were all perfect. Save room for dessert, they make not only gorgeous looking desserts but they are extremely delicious as well.

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CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

When we first sat down, I wondered why I had such a limited selection of entrees to choose from, until I realized I had been presented with a lunch menu. Overall, the food was disappointing compared to past experiences here. My pork tenderloin was a bit overcooked and the sauce a little too sweet, which made the accompanying potatoes sweet, and drowned out any hint of the horseradish they were supposed to contain. As he described it, my dining companion's scallops were "just okay". Not sure we'll be returning any time soon. On the plus side, service was attentive, enthusiastic, and very pleasant and the "bars of sin" dessert was wonderful, as always.

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JG
Phoenix
1 review
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early reservation so we took advantage of happy hour for wine and appetizers. Short Rib Ravioli with requested grated Parmesan cheese was extrsordinary. Chicken open taco appetizer also woderful. One guest had fish & chips which was just OK. None of the desserts intrigued us; Would like to see some classics: creme brûlée, chocolate mousse and or cheesecake.
Busy & Service a bit slow for getting bread, which came with lovely herbed olive oil, and second glasses of wine.

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MA
San Francisco
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Took advantage of their Fourth of July 25% off special... so worth it! The Chef's Board appetizer has all the bases covered; we loved the smokey grilled taste of the bread slices plus the fine selection of marcona almonds, olives, cheeses, meats, and YUM! the bacon-wrapped dates! So nice to find not one but two Paso Robles red wines by the glass... My husband enjoyed his spinach pappardelle to the last drop... I brought part of my Sesame Shrimp home... but we still indulged in dessert. The Bars of Sin did not disappoint; so rich that a single order is easily shared. Since my sweetie loves pineapple upside-down cake, he tried that as well... it was the only disappointment - not enough pineapple, coconut or caramel - so pleasant but not worth reordering.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the energy in the restaurant. Food is always delicious

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KJ
1 review
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good. But service very slow. Not the servers fault but we waited about 40 minutes for a salad and a sandwich. We had a table outside as the indoor dining area is very noisy. I'm not sure I would return.

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BI
Phoenix
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

the beef dip was not really good. the beef was too thick

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F
Phoenix
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Out of several menu items,and service was slow

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JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a real go-to-place for us but on July 4 we simply went there for lunch and to get the 25% discount that they offered. Who could beat that for great food, comfortable patio dining (where we could actually hear ourselves talk) AND at 75% off! At the regular prices you'll find us there regularly for a great chef's board with bacon-wrapped dates, the wonderful fresh-baked bread, and (my favorite--although I filled up on sharing the chef's board so I couldn't have it this time--the calamari! Oh, and the mussels...a wonderful place to dine.

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SL
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at wildflower. The martinis were perfect and so were our salads and the scallops. Service was great and the outside front patio area is very nice.

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AZ
Phoenix
7 reviews
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent lunch selection, appropriate portion sizes. Food is really outstanding (except all the iced tea options are flavored, ugh.) Acoustics are awful. Only 2 of us at the table and we had to lean in and speak loudly to converse in a half-empty room, but this is unfortunately typical for Tucson.
Service was a little spotty; good timing for ordering and we weren't rushed to finish but they had a hard time keeping my water glass full even with requests. I'll go again in a SECOND for the food, probably try the patio for noise.

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b
Phoenix
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i ordered the mussels, which are normally made with chorizo which i don't eat, They happily made them without the chorizo and they were delicious. the manager came over to see if they were okay. My friend enjoyed the soup of the day and artichoke. I've always had good food here.

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m
Phoenix
21 reviews
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband and I have been at Wildflower quite a few times. An very dear, old friend was in town and we wanted to show him some of Tucson's finest. My husband ordered the sweet pea agnolitti (sp?) as he had in the past. He said it was very heavy and not as good as the last time he ordered it. I ordered the Spinach papardalle and it was very bland.

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SN
1 review
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Flies, flies, flies earmarked our patio lunch. Nasty. They were crawling over the napkins and table top. Yes, the food is tasty, but, golly, the flies!

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L
Las Vegas
4 reviews
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and superb service but very, very noisy.

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g
Phoenix
77 reviews
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wonderful Decour the menu has changed but the go for the bars of sin dessert

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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the ambiance here. The value is great! Food has too much sugar added and liquid mesquite flavoring. Salmon does not need sugar to taste great. Artichokes do not need liquid mesquite flavoring to taste great. Service was wonderful but tables we so close servers kept knocking the things in our table. Overall a great value though!

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NL
Phoenix
48 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Tucson. The service and the food are fantastic. Wildflower of all the Fox restraints is one of the best. Great pork tenderloin and the pappardelle pasta is fantastic. Nancy and her team do a great job.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT, MY WIFE AND I REALLY ENJOY SPENDING THE EVENING THERE CELEBRATING OUR ANNIVERSARY. ONLY OUR SECOND TIME THERE.

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R
Phoenix
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family has been dining at this restaurant for the past 20 years. The quality has always been above average, although not always spectacular. On this occasion, everything we ordered was perfect. It could not have been better. It is always a bit noisier than I would like, but I'm not sure they can do much about it. Four different staff waited on us at some point, and all were excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve always loved my meal at Wildflower, but I usually forget they have a terrible habit of not listing ALL the ingredients in each dish... for someone like me with a life threatening anaphylaxis level food allergy, that can be incredibly dangerous if I happen to forget to ask. I was ok in my meal because I asked questions, but my friend who was dining with me is vegan and ordered her spinach salad without blue cheese, I’d came with it, and they brought her another one quickly... only for her to realize half way into the salad that it also had bacon (not listed on the menu!)

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v
Washington DC
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Noise level inside is over the top, patio is much better

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ES
Tucson
1 review
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Pretty sure my husband and I got sick from eating here. We used to love Wildflower for its romantic ambience, but, this time it did not have that special feel. They sat us outside after it had been raining, my husband's seat was wet and the server flipped it over and said it was fine. Halfway through dinner water began collecting under my seat and I had to tuck my long dress under me so it wouldn't get wet. Our server didn't seem to be concerned with the basics like bread or refills on drinks. And, she gave me the incorrect gift card back (one had a balance and the other did not) so I had to call and have the other one mailed to me AFTER I tried to use it at a later date at a different restaurant. We shared a starter and a salad, that is my guess where the sickness came from. Big bummer because we used to love this place!

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CP
Tucson
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Wildflower annually to celebrate 3 of us with June birthdays. The cocktails are always delicious, the food fresh and tasty and service is always friendly. Plus, they treat us to some of the best desserts gratis!

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RK
1 review
4.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an anniversary lunch at Wildflower. I would consider the restaurant more feminine than the men in my circle enjoy. My husband would go back, but only if I REALLY want him to. Otherwise, a great place for lady friends.

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F
Tucson
23 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a birthday lunch and were pleased as usual. The service was excellent and our farmer’s market salad with grilled salmon was delicious!

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r
Minneapolis
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We returned and again thoroughly enjoyed our meal, with more to try on the menu. Ann is working through some of the craft cocktails, experimenting. I usually do red wine and the list is a bit weak.

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JB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Friendly wait staff. Glasses of wine available in three serving sizes.

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JP
Tucson
21 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

food and ambiance I excellent. We both had the chicken salad and it was wonderful, not the chicken salad we were expecting. It was a little noisy but this was because our booth was almost attached to the booth in back of us that had 4 people. Other than that everything else was excellent,

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