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“Awesome as always...but over-the-top good tonight!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Willow On Wascana

The Willow On Wascana
Ranked #38 of 561 Restaurants in Regina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Willow on Wascana has been a part of Regina life since 2004. We pride ourselves on the amazing and quite surprising bounty this great province has to offer. From every grain under the sun to the most flavorful vegetables you have ever tasted. We even have fresh fruit growing in the valley. The willow has worked very hard with countless families and individuals skilled in the art form known as farming. From our major meat supplier, Pine View Farms in Osler supplying us with an array of all farm animals. Our wild boar family Schneider Farm just 15 minutes outside of Regina. Local eggs, local flour and now even a local cheese artist. Our amazing produce from Heliotrope Farm in Craven, you name it chances are they grow it. All these great things we enjoy so much and transform into our own culinary masterpieces, and just picked fresh right out of the backyard. From Farm to Table, let's face it, that's the way it should be. Cheers, Chef Tim Davies
Regina, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome as always...but over-the-top good tonight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We were having a bit of a lousy Canada Day, just by chance. We decided that we would go to the Willow for dinner because it is a consistently positive experience and always an uplifting evening. The food is always spectacular and the service by Dave, Josh, Sean, and their team is consistently outstanding! Once again, tonight, the dinner was fantastic - but tonight the customer service was extraordinary! Just after we finished dinner we went to take a taxi home, having decided to leave before the fireworks so that we could avoid all the traffic congestion. We call the taxi who said they would be 10 minutes and then waited outside the restaurant for half an hour. Dave noticed and came out to check on us - he then proceeded to stand out on the street for almost an hour trying to get us a taxicab! We went back in and enjoyed a fantastic glass of wine and eventually got back home. This is the kind of customer service that you simply can't get anywhere else and yet another example of why the Willow is and will continue to be our number one destination for dinner. Thank you to the Willow team for everything!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicholas C
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DaveBurkeOwner, Owner at The Willow On Wascana, responded to this review, 11 January 2015
Nicholas it is because of amazing guests like you that we are able to announce...we are currently under going MAJOR renovations so I think you will be quite pleased on your next visit as well! Grand re opening is expected late January

YOU ROCK! thanks for the support over the years

Cheers

Dave
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English first
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Great dining - gluten and dairy free included”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lovely spot, friendly attentive service, delicious food, good wine! What more could anyone ask? I require both gluten and dairy free food. Here is a restaurant that understands these needs and is able to provide delicious food that is safe for me to eat. I can relax and enjoy without worrying about being ill afterward.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MFJ48
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DaveBurkeOwner, Owner at The Willow On Wascana, responded to this review, 11 January 2015
We are always happy to look after our guests... actually making our food from scratch allows us the opportunity to look after virtually all dietary restrictions! Glad you enjoyed your time with us... we are currently under going MAJOR renovations so I think you will be quite pleased on your next visit as well! Grand re opening is expected late January

See you soon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Once Regina's top restaurant, now so so.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I've been to this restaurant a handful of times. Unfortunately each time I go, it isn't as good. For what it costs to eat you would expect top notch service. The service is very casual. You are offered spring water or carbonated at the table. Asked for regular tap, but was still charged one dollar. It has the best wine menu in town, but it is very expensive. There are many restaurants in this city with much better service. Our server didn't do a table check and the meal was not only cold, it seemed like it was prepared yesterday. The Willow could be great again, if they step things up a notch. It has the attitude that it's the best place in town, but it's no more.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maceystars
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DaveBurkeOwner, Owner at The Willow On Wascana, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Yikes! It certainly seems we have let you down on multiple occasions... We try very hard to please each and every guest on every visit and we pride ourselves on our service and food. I am very very sorry that we missed on your visits. I will share this with the team and we will take steps to improve.

Thank you very much for your feed back... if there is every anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to call me personally 306 535 5334

Cheers

Dave
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Regina, Canada
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“Great find for gluten-free dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Willow on Wascana truly does go above and beyond in providing options for celiacs and others who are gluten-sensitive. Many of the items on their summer menu are gluten free, and their incredibly knowledgable staff are willing to make substitutions for the ones that are not. I love the focus on fresh and local food, the willingness of the creative team to try new flavours and the warm and welcoming staff. Beautiful location, delicious food and gluten-free desserts that go beyond creme brûlée! Oh, and their wine list is interesting and extensive. I highly recommend The Willow.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bisou1994
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DaveBurkeOwner, Owner at The Willow On Wascana, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Awesome! glad you had a great experience... we do try every time to make everyone's experience fantastic, though like all restaurants we do occasionally drop the ball. We look forward to your next visit and again thanks for the kind words

Cheers

Dave
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“Good Flavor not many options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

I went there in the afternoon (2pm) and they provided me with a menu with around 10 items, the popular one was sold-out . When I arrived to the place everyone was too busy (it was not full) to notice that I arrived. After a few minutes someone notice and provided me with a menu of around 10 items. The taste of the food was very good (the portion was some kind of small but it’s a fine restaurant). I got charged for the water without any previous warning, the water was good but in order restaurant is complementary. At the end of my meal I was provided with the bill without been ask for coffee or something else, so I am not sure if coffee or desserts were available.

In general the food is good and the place is nice, a little expensive (for the portion size), will probably go back just in a special occasions.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roque
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DaveBurkeOwner, Owner at The Willow On Wascana, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thanks for the review... did you seat yourself or did we seat you at a table? Your experience does not sound like our service but we could have dropped the ball on your visit... you did arrived at the time of day when we do convert to a limited menu ( between 2:30 and 5:00 ) in order to switch over from lunch to dinner... you should try us out at lunch or dinner for our full seasonal menu... you can see the menu on line at our website. I would love to have you back and give us the opportunity to show you what we strive to do for each and every guest.

Thanks again and if there is anything I can do in the mean time please feel free to call me directly at 306 535 5334
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