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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (64)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (46)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Great for Lunch (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Casual (33)
Worth the Drive (27)
Romantic (26)
Healthy (26)
Good for Groups (19)
Business Meals (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Disabled Access (10)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Cozy (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I met an old friend who we hadn't seen in several years. Sat outside on the patio which was surprisingly secluded for being right off the parking lot and quiet even though Oracle is a very busy road. The waitress was wonderful...attentive, but not obtrusive and very understanding of us not being in a hurry since we hadn't seen each other in such a long time. The food was absolutely wonderful. I had their homemade pot pie which has the best crust I've had in ages along with very tasty innards....just enough different from a traditional pot pie to make it quite interesting. My husband had a chicken pasta dish which he said was delicious. Portion sizes were spot on. Plenty to make a filling lunch without being so huge that you either felt overfull from eating it all or wasteful for leaving some behind. Also felt their pricing was fair considering the quality of the food and service as well as the ambience. I would recommend Wildflower without hesitation and we will certainly be returning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Visiting from out of town and Wildflower was recommended. Definitely a good dinner. Very pleasant experience. Stephanie, our server, did a great job despite handling a very large party at the same time. We never felt neglected, and she was quite helpful. Food was very good. The drink was good, not great (Blood orange margarita). Definitely would recommend the restauant.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We loved the trout dinner and sticky toffee desert last Saturday night - the best meal I have enjoyed in a long time! :-)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome experience just loud and hard to talk and hear the person across from you..

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten at wildflower mostly for lunch over the past 15 years. There menu is far reaching and the food is excellent every time.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fish and chips is still the best I have ever had, including in London.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always eat outside on the patio because it is way too loud inside, and we have found that arriving after 1 p.m for lunch usually makes for quicker seating and less noise. Our food was very good, the artichoke and the Asian chicken salad, and we had good service as well. A large group of women diners who would not clear the patio when they finally got up to leave were annoying, but there is not much the restaurant could have done about such inconsiderate people. We were very happy that we were not at the table right next to them. We will return, and will hope for the best.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Thank you for making my birthday special. It was one of many gatherings. Always special at Wildflower.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The woman behind the bar served us, and she was excellent. The food was poorly cooked, for all three of us. We didn't have the time to send back the food, but normally I would have done. I have been here many times before, which is what made this worse. My daughter was in town, and I thought this would be a good place to take her, even though it is normally more noisy than I prefer. I will not be in a hurry to return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place has excellent food, a really nice atmosphere

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great as usual. the butterscotch pudding is always a favorite.
The service was consistent and well paced. The server was very engaging and helpful.
The noise level could be improved with some attention to acoustics, but then it is a very large room with high ceilings.
This is our choice for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was wonderful. Server was too busy with large tables and we had to ask her to help us. Beautiful interior. Prices reasonable. Way too loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

In the time we were in the restaurant and seated, two seatings came and went and we were still there. Tho hours and fourth five minutes in total, and 45 minutes between salad and our dinner being served; 45 minutes! To make all this worse, there were several large mistakes, and Vivian (our server) never once said “I’m sorry”!
Extremely disappointing experience for my son’s 10th birthday.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was my 2nd visit to Wildflower and I was not disappointed. The service, food and ambiance were wonderful. I look forward to a 3rd visit in the near future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have eaten here several times. Menu changes but always good. Vegetarian options. Great staff. Will continue to eat here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waitress was not good this time, forgot part of order and very inattentive. Could not get her attention, finally went to the hostess and complained and requested the missing Mayo.

Surprising because they are usually pretty good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Food is always very good. No complaints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Being English Born I had the Fish & Chips not the best the Sticky Toffee Pudding was excellent. My friends meal she really liked at had the butterscotch desert and that was good but not as good as mine. Nice place really good ambience would go there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice date night. I would highly recommend this restaurant. If you are looking for a romantic evening definitely sit outside. The inside is nice but almost like a cafeteria.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Cold Salmon Salad

Let me say right off that I love this restaurant but on this occasion things were not up to snuff. Our server was very sweet and willing but our service was VERY slow- the table next to us arrived after us but were served well ahead of us, inexplicably. When my Market Salad plus salmon arrived, the salmon was COLD. Not warm, not room temp- COLD! When I complained, a manager of some sort came by to apologize and assured me I wouldn’t be charged and offered to bring me hot Salmon ASAP, but also said that not serving hot salmon was on purpose as they didn’t want to put hot protein on a cold salad. That sort of makes sense to me but mine was cold, like refrigerated cold. It was still cold a few minutes later so my sense is that it was precooked, refrigerated and served without heating. If not, it sat on the cold salad a long time. Which is possible considering how long it took to get our entrees, an hour from arrival!

Here’s hoping next time is better!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My friend and I eat at wildflower every time we are in Tucson. It’s consistent, delicious, and accommodating. Our waiter this time was fabulous. I have many dietary restrictions, but I never have trouble finding something that I can eat at wildflower.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great time!!!!! Service wasn’t the best but normally it’s great

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Dinner was outstanding and our waitress Lacy was amazingly, attentive and friendly
Highly recommend and will most definitely return for more.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved this restaurant. My grown daughter and I had such a special evening here. The staff were attentive but also left us alone to visit. The food was amazing and so healthy. I had the fish special, which was amazing, and my daughter had paella, which was also amazing. The décor was lovely without taking itself too seriously. We truly enjoyed our time here. Thank you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice service. Delicious tasty food. Good iced tea. Hot foods hot.
Recommended by concierge at Hilton.
People at other tables seemed to be enjoying their meals.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The painfully loud room negated the fantastic food. My ears actually hurt when I left the restaurant, and my friend said she could not hear me. Service was barely adequate.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice variety on the menu, very good food, and we appreciated being able to have our dog sit at our feet as we dined on the patio.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and service was great, but the noise level was way too loud...just awful. We couldn’t wait to finish and leave.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A favorite! Food and sevice was excellent. It is pricey but well worth it. This is my “go to” for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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