About Wildflower - Tucson

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.

7037 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Daily 11am - 4pm

Happy Hour:
Daily 3pm - 6pm

Dinner:
Daily 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Oracle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 219-4230

Website:
http://www.foxrc.com/restaurants/wildflower-american-cuisine

Executive Chef:
Kevin Handt

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
1/2 Off Bottles of Wine Every Tuesday!

Wildflower - Tucson Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (50)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (38)
Great for Lunch (35)
Romantic (31)
Healthy (31)
Fun (25)
Local Ingredients (24)
Business Meals (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (16)
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Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
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Sunday Lunch (12)
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Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Organic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vegan (5)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was quite good, but food mediocre at best.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Always an Enjoyable Dine at Wildflower, Thank you !

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

While visiting Tucson, this was our favorite restaurant! We were able to eat on the patio which was much quieter than the main restaurant. Our server was incredibly attentive and compression us wonderful desserts because of the wait in receiving our meal. Not all establishments would do that. She went above and beyond! When back in Tucson, we will definitely live to visit Wildflower again!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite places when I come into town. Perfect portions and hard to choose what to order there are so many options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Food, cocktails and service were excellent. We were there on a Saturday night and it was very busy. The dining room is very loud. Would have preferred an outdoor table to avoid some of the noise but one was not available.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wildflower is very consistently good - good food, good service, nice setting. Had very good and sufficiently strong cocktails- old fashions and a Moscow mule. Bread is excellent. Great salad selection and large portion. My wife and I had the short ribs with grits. Fork tender and savory. My sis in law had paella- which she loved (and enjoyed next day for lunch). Service was good and well timed. Wildflower is a pleasure.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food, lively atmosphere, great service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Been here a few times and I always have a great time. Awesome food, great service, and excellent attention to detail with both drinks and food. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just go there with friends for drinks and creative dishes.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tucson)·Dined 6 days ago

You can always count on Wildflower for excellent food, drink, atmosphere and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding chefery: i.e., unusual seasonings, very tasty, beautiful presentation, good menu with innovations. Noise level extremely loud. But the restaurant was absolutely full, so that was inevitable. Glad for you for the attendance. The heaters were also extremely hot; wait staff was on the ball turning them down, and she was polite and patient with us. (We thought, facetiously, that we might be asked never to return because we made so many requests - to turn the canned music down, reduce the heat, change tables to get off the rained-on pillows.) But the waitperson was very accommodating. Overall a fine dining experience. We just need to find quieter times to make reservations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day special menu, great deal but should have enclosed a glass of wine,
Food excellent, service good to outstanding. Atmosphere good, even sitting on covered patio in rain.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner. Service is always pleasant and the ambiance suits.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was my wife and my first time visit. We found the restaurant had plenty of safe parking in back. The restaurant was clean and appealing. The server Dianne was exceptional, as was the food ,drinks and dessert.
We went for lunch and selection was great , their dinner menu looks great also and we will try next time in Tucson, in the evening.
It was a great experience which we will try again when in Tucson!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and service. Always enjoy the bar menu. Just wish it wasn't quite so noisy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We were a group of six for my birthday. Everyone in the group is over 65. We were seated in a corner with almost no light and the noise level was so loud we could not hear each other from one side of the table to the other. We had to take out our cell phones and use them as flashlights to read the menu. We were originally seated in a "C" but could not hear each other at all. The waiter brought two chairs so were were now sitting closer and across from each other and we still struggled to have a conversation without shouting. The food was tasty and I can see why it's so popular but for people like us this is a "hostile environment". I doubt we'll go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

As always, the food was excellent and the service exceptional! Have dined here many times over the past 10 years and the experience has always been outstanding. A Tucson classic! Keep up the great work!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 12, 2018

My entree was small and quite oily. I forget the name of the dish, but it had vegetables wrapped in pasta
The restaurant seemed more like a sports bar as it was very noisy.
If it wasn’t for the fact that it was a cool night , we would have picked the patio rather than inside.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Besides the outstanding, friendly, and enthusiastic service, the food was creative, well displayed and very well prepared. Water glasses were kept filled, the appetizer tray was amazing, and there was plenty of easy parking.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, from drinks, to the crab toast appetizer, to the chopped Greek salad, to the agnolotti main course (skipped dessert). Very noisy! Full house when we first arrived and it seemed to abate only slightly when half full by the time we finished.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Vacationing like to keep it local cuisine. Love this restaurant. Food was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food but was so noisy inside our 4 person table could not converse with one another.
While the food was very good the noise level meant we all just wanted to eat and leave. Not an enjoyable night.

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always enjoy the food. Would go more often if it were not so noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wildflower is a must visit. They have unique, delicious dishes. The cocktails are very yummy and reasonably priced. Their desserts are to die for! I especially enjoyed sitting outside on their patio. The ambiance is wonderful, it's less noisy than inside. Even though the restaurant is on a fairly busy highway, the outdoor patio feels like a lovely escape from all the noise and traffic. There's low lighting, heaters and plants around. The staff are friendly and quick for the most part despite the restaurant being very busy and popular. Definitely get a reservation depending on the day and time of year. Anyways, I absolutely love this restaurant. It was my husband and my anniversary and the dessert chef sent us a lovely dessert (free of charge) with happy anniversary written on the plate in chocolate sauce. It was so delicious too!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our dinners were excellent..Our drinks were delicious...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Too noisy for casual conversation; you had to yell just to make sure the person across the table could hear you. Avoid the bar area unless you want a very noisy experience. The back booths are better in terms of noise, but still way too noisy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always fantastic food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Simply Delicious!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

No trip to Tucson seems complete without a visit to this gem!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The special occasion was my birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was cute and inviting. The servers on the other hand were not as respectful and inviting as they should’ve been. The service could be much better there.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a delicious experience! From the bread and dipping oil to dessert! The black mussels were fabulous! So sweet and tender. We had the salmon and beef short ribs ravioli. Both were excellent. Dessert was bars of sin. Awesome!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very loud inside, Next time I would ask to be on the patio. The food was excellent and service was very attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I celebrated my birthday dinner with a delicious dinner. My husband shared a fabulous bottle of wine and a dinner of mussels, bouillabaisse, and the world’s best dessert—bars of sin. The manager comped our dessert for my birthday, which was really nice. We love Wildflowers, and we make it a point to take friends there who don’t know what a terrific restaurant it is.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The appetizers are great, main meal was well prepared. Had the steak and short ribs, wonderful flavor. Service was friendly and appropriate for a romantic evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had dinner at Wildflower on the last night of a one week vacation in sunny Arizona. (We are from Wisconsin where the weather was 50 degrees colder at the time.) Our dinner at Wildflower was by far the best meal we had on the trip, which included mostly 4+ star venues. Prices were surprisingly reasonable and the service provided by Austin was impeccable. He was polite, knowledgeable and efficient. We wish there were Cox restaurants in Wisconsin.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Tucson location one of our favorite bistro dining spots. Food and service are excellent. It's too noisy inside for pleasant conversation, so sit outside if you want to talk to someone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I ate here about.a year ago when I was visiting. It was 4 star all the way. This time we had some hiccups. Two of the four entrees had to be returned. and we waited for our drinks for at least an hour. The manager tried to make up for the problems. I hope the restaurant doesn't continue down this path. I will give them another try because the first experience was so good. The service was impeccable first time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Quality of food is lacking

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Outstanding cuisine!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good meal, and excellent service. Outside is too noisy due to the traffic on Oracle Rd and the loud volume of their "background" music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Have been there ourselves and have taken guests. Guests impressed as we are always satisfied.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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