Lovely place. Went for brunch and were seated next to the fireplace. Very cozy and the food was excellent.
My wife and I went out for New Year’s Eve. This was our first time trying Willow. My wife ordered a filet mignon and I had a pork chop. The pork chop was enormous. It had to be a 4” thick chop. Anyway, the “filet” was not a filet. It looked like a cheap piece of meat. My wife said it tasted alright, but she wasn’t impressed. My pork chop was ridiculously dry. Also, it was bland. I couldn’t eat too much more than 1/4 of it.
The crab cake and lobster bisque that we had for an appetizer were very good, as was the chocolate cake we had for dessert.
Overall, we’re glad we tried it since we’ve driven by so many times and vowed we would. However, I don’t think we’ll be back.
We went to willow for NYE and had a reservation. We have been there many times but this time was not the best experience. We sat upstairs in a banquet room and it was not at all like sitting downstairs. It was cold and not nearly as nice as the rest of the restaurant. The food was pretty good but for the prefixed menu price of $170 for 2 people it wasn’t that good. The service was very disappointing. It’s normally great but our waitress was not friendly and you could tell she was super overwhelmed. It took forever to just get a water refill. Never again do I want to sit upstairs, seems like a totally different restaurant. Just overall not happy with our experience for the price.
Willow was either over scheduled or understaffed for NYE dinner. Our reservation was for 7:30pm and we weren’t finished until 10pm, and that was because we asked for our dessert and checks at the same time. The food quality and service was tremendously better last NYE (2016). We were very disappointed in the quality of the food, the value (I get it NYE is an expensive meal) they definitely didn’t match. And to top it off our meal took almost 3 hours. Willow has traditionally been great and we have been there numerous times and enjoyed it, but they struck out this time and I will be rethinking going back for any special occasion. :(
The food and service were excellent as always. The prix-fixe menu selection had enough choices but small enough to not be overwhelming. All of the selections that we had in our party were very good and our waitress was very attentive and friendly.
The only detractor was the layout of the tables. They had one or two too many tables where we were sitting so we were often bumping into other people while we were seated and people had to squeeze past to get to their tables, bumping into ours. We eventually moved to another table that was properly spaced from others and had an excellent time for the remainder of our visit.
New year's Eve crowd was handled very smoothly. Mark our waiter was very conscientious with our needs. Went there last year and will go back. Making it a tradition NYE event.
Went to Willow on NYE. We've been there 4 times in the past and have always enjoyed it. This time the food was dry, overcooked, and overpriced. The service was great.
Restaurant was chilly. Focus seems like it was on preparing for New Years Eve instead of the people in the restaurant.
My boyfriend and I went to Willow because we had a gift card but would definitely not be returning again (especially with our own money involved!). With the high prices and luxurious vibe, we expected a delicious and quality meal. However, we were severed disappointed and underwhelmed. To start we ordered the chicken and brie flatbread as an appetizer and within minutes it was delivered to our table. The flatbread was cold and lacked flavor. I ordered the pork chop for dinner, which was extremely overcooked and very very tough. Downtown Pittsburgh is close in proximity and offers dining experiences at comparable prices but significantly higher quality. Don't waste your money or time at Willow!
Our service was incredibly slow. It was a Saturday night, but NOT crowded. The four of us sat down at 7 pm, we ordered, we got our first course (salads and soup) at 7:40, we got our main course (two of the four orders were only pierogies!) at about 8:10. Very disappointed. (And our waitress NEVER acknowledged that our orders were slow in coming....is this normal??)