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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Wildflower - Tucson Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (60)
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Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (38)
Casual (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Healthy (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Seasonal (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Scenic View (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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Quick Bite (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Way too noisy. Patrons were literally shouting at each other to be heard. Food has slipped a bit from the past. Service is still very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Wildflower is dependably good. Often excellent! The patio is the best bet because the noise level inside is unbearable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good service; great food; way too noisy. The room needs soundproofing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ambiance, service and wine were great. My date ordered the ribeye special, medium well and after sending back and it still was rare inside we changed our order to the sesame shrimp pasta dish. While that was good it was oversauced. I had the fish special which was really good but my date was not so lucky. May give this place another try as every thing else was enjoyable. I do think however that after two tries on a steak at least our after dinner coffees should have been comped but that didn't happen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Tucson, based on its professionalism, high quality food, location and excellent service. January 6th, my birthday, was no exception. Stampley, at the bar, provided excellent service and the night was wonderful in all respects. Love Wildflower.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Artichoke was outstanding. Prime rib was very good and wine selection excellent

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Predictably good as always. We were seated promptly for brunch. The bread here is outstanding. Salads were fresh and good size. The chicken salad sandwich was served on freshly sliced bread. Service was a tad slow, but OK. Can't really go wrong at this place. It is a relaxing atmosphere and the food is excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Not a Fox restaurant fan as I think the food is ok, but Wildflower is my favorite of the Tucson chain.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants for good, consistent food and service. On this occasion, however, we were disappointed in the service. We waited much longer than usual for a server to appear, or water to be brought. We had to ask several times for bread which eventually appeared as we were finishing our salads. Our entrees were good if not spectacular, spinach pappardelle and scallops with forbidden rice, but came out in a timely fashion.
This is the only time, out of many visits, that Wildflower didn’t live up to its normal high standard.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We sat outside and it was very cozy and warm. Great place for date night!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food and enjoyed dining outside! Nice New Year’s Eve menu choices.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great job by attentive and friendly staff. Food was terrific. Those are the reasons that we dine there often. A Tucson favorite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wildflower is a good reliable place to eat when in Tucson. While it's not a 5 star dining experience, for the money it is always good food and great service. So while there might be other fancier places with more sophisticated options, if you want a dependable place for a good meal, Wildflower is a great choice.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I were in town from Dallas and celebrating my birthday. We found Wildflower on Open Table - and honestly weren't sure what to expect from the mixed reviews - but we had a terrific experience! The restaurant was busy but had a nice vibe and not too loud. The service was top notch - attentive but not in your face. The recommendations our server made were all right on. And the food was amazing. I had the short rib and my wife had the corvina - both were delicious, served steaming hot and right size portions. Make sure you save room for the Bars of Sin for dessert - just amazing.
Not sure we'll be back to Tucson soon - but if we are we will be hitting this place again - and I strongly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love this restaurant, food is always great, but last night the service was terribly slow...we felt forgotten in the corner.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Thoughtful service and an excellent house wine at happy hour!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Christmas Eve Pre Fixe meal. Excellent food, plenty of choices and not too much food for the older person in the party. Patio with Heat lamp was perfect and better ambiance than inside. Austin was a great waiter. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a wonderful Christmas Eve lunch. The menu offered so many delicious options. Service was just right, attentive but not over done. Wine list was interesting and varied.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have dined her several times, but this is the first time we opted to eat outdoors. The propane heaters kept us cozy warm and it was much quieter than inside dining. We are actually able to carry on a conversation. Some of the dinner entrees were different. One of the items I favored previously was no longer available. I'm not sure what is was called, but it was a spicy noodle, vegetable and protein (chicken? shrimp). The four of us all ordered something different and no one was dissatisfied.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

BEST PLACE TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY. This is the restaurant I pick for my birthday dinner and I’ve not been disappointed. Our wait staff was excellent, the chef made an appearance at the table, the entree’s were AMAZING (I had the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, our guests enjoyed the pot pie and said it was the best pot pie they’ve ever had) and the DESSERT! The dessert was a selection beautifully displayed of their best desserts (our favorites were the butterscotch pudding and doughnuts...oh my goodness!!). It’s already on my birthday list for next year.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was good. Servers seemed harassed Left my scarf there. Not sure that anyone even looked for it when I called to find it. But, my fault for leaving it. You could tell your hostess thought the same.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was my first experience of having a really bad lunch at wildflower. The french fries were cold, the hamburger was overcooked and I was actually sick as soon as I went home from the lunch. The service was no very good either.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was awesome, except one detail. The inside dining noise level is pretty high. This is the case on every visit. I notice there is a section regarding that on this survey. I would suggest some way of providing accousitics to battle this. It still doesn’t keep me from returning as all else is awesome!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a wonderful experience, the food, the service and the ambiance all were better than expected.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The first time we went Saturday evening and the hostess was standing "guard" with another beautiful "snowflake". They were snooty and rude when we didn't have reservations.
My nephew is a chef and recommended the food so I made reservations for a Monday night. The same blonde hostess was again rude holding us off with an index finger while she talked on her phone. Thankfully a wonderful waitress seated us and made our meal outstanding. She and the food get 5 stars! P.S. the restaurant was slow with only 5 tables seated on that Monday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Again, outstanding meal. This time we went for a special Lunch and everything was fantastic. Service Great! Food wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always have loved Wildflower, still the same wonderful place. Eating outside is a treat. Good food and nice flavors, a little bit different each time.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great except being stalked by the hostess because they were waiting to combine our table to make a 6 top. That was very disrespectful and disruptive on our date night.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This remains one of the most consistently good restaurants in Tucson. The food and service are both tops in a comfortable atmosphere at very fair prices! Lots of great choices on the menu. I love the salmon galette appetizer and the paella and the great desserts!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wine was $10 a glass! While that is significantly high for a glass of wine, I was actually charged $13.50! The waitress interrupted our conversation twice. I used to be a waitress, and I would always approach the table and WAIT until I was sure the party was finished with their conversation. The waitress also grabbed at the attachments to the bill that my friend wanted to keep, but with no explanation, the waitress just responded that she needed them!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall, always one of the best places in town. Great menu, some of the best desserts in town and a beautiful dining room. Service is just above average. The issue with service has always been how often the young staff checks back, coffee is never refilled, coffee is always served way before deserts come out and remains empty. Again wait-staff never came back after we paid bill to check on us or refill water when we sat talking for a bit after paying. Service is the only thing they truly need to invest time training and management improvements of being present and walking the floor during service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience as always. Little disappointed happy hour was cancelled for the day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always reliable, great value and quality. Typically great Fox operation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wildflower never disappoints. I had the kale salad with steelhead salmon, which was very flavorful, tender and absolutely delicious -- probably the best salmon I've ever had! Would be even better if it had been wild salmon. Service was attentive.. The Key lime tart was also excellent. I do wish Wildflower would have gluten-free selections for dessert. Overall a very delicious experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful evening and great food and service. It was crowded and the noise level was high but the room was beautiful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a very nice time — food was excellent, the ambiance was a little loud.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We have been here many times and always had great food and service. This time was awful! Our waitress forgot the appetizer we ordered and brought the soup and salad first. We had to ask for bread and she never came back to our table to refill the wine glasses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been dining at Wildflower since 1999 & have found it to be consistently wonderful
in its menu, service, and decor. I, as always, would like more vegetarian options, but the
chefs are quick to offer meat options without the meat.

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is holiday time so large groups were near us. The noise was an issue at age 70 or so. The food is always interesting and delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Continues to score with creative tasty dishes that please the palate

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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