Wildflowers at Turning Stone

Upstate elegance with seasonal flair
VERIFIED LUXURY
Culinary art meets casino nightlife at Wildflowers at Turning Stone, the intimate 65-seat restaurant located just off the lobby of The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort Casino. By day, the establishment buzzes with families and friends getting in a hearty breakfast before hitting the links or taking tennis lessons. By night, the space turns into a romantic hideaway tucked off the first floor.

The eatery sources locally grown and sustainable foods from nearby farms and changes its menu seasonally to accompany what’s fresh and in-season. Don’t miss the Wildflower salad, Dover sole or Bananas Foster (prepared tableside) while you’re here.

Additionally, make sure to allow extra time for the overall experience — Wildflowers takes its time with service, ensuring you have a pleasantly paced meal that lets you truly savor each bite on your plate.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Wildflowers at Turning Stone is a small, intimate 65-seat restaurant that focuses on flavors and seasonal ingredients.
  • In the evenings, the restaurant is dark and dimly lit, providing a romantic ambience and a quiet place to enjoy your evening.
  • From the moment you sit down in the pink, purple and red chairs at the tables, you’ll find yourself entranced by the restaurant’s subtle floral décor and spring-like feel, regardless of the season.
  • The Great Room between the bar and the restaurant features plush chairs, sofas and lounges, a working fireplace and views of the courtyard.
Things to Know
  • Open for breakfast and dinner only, Wildflowers highly recommends reservations for dinner service — especially during peak travel times.
  • Dine here for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week. Just keep in mind that the restaurant only serves breakfast on Sundays. 
  • The dress code for the property’s signature eatery is business casual. Skirts, pants and even nice jeans are acceptable for dining here.
  • It’s worth noting, though, that one of the admirable aspects of dining here is the slow-paced dinner service. It’s in the realm of possibilities that you will spend a couple hours taking in the full culinary experience, so it might not be a suitable environment for children.
The Food
  • Favorite starters include the light heirloom beet salad (served over celery root puree with a side of arugula dressed in blood orange vinaigrette) and a modern play on shrimp cocktail. The jumbo prawns are plated over seaweed salad with dollops of horseradish in a nod to the classic dish. 
  • While the menu changes seasonally, Dover sole meunière is a regular staple. The hearty fish is tender and buttery with a light twist of lemon that will delight your palate. 
  • Other rotating fish selections (locally caught, of course) can be prepared in one of four mouthwatering styles: Mediterranean with grilled artichokes and sun dried tomato vinaigrette, blackened with a side of Israeli couscous, paella with grilled shrimp and black rice, or classic meunière.
  • Save room for dessert. The liquid nitrogen ice cream is a delight for all the senses, prepared tableside in flavors like sorghum (this one's for caramel lovers) or vanilla bean and served over a sorghum cake with apple butter, kumquat gel and corn streusel. 
The Bar
  • Situated across The Great Room from Wildflowers, the bar is an intimate space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio overlooking the verdant events lawn. 
  • A menu of signature cocktails offer twists on the classics. Try a fragrant lavender martini (gin, Chambord, honey, lemon and lavender) or a white cosmo (cranberry vodka, Cointreau, white cranberry juice and a twist of lime). 
  • Just like the cuisine at Wildflowers, the bar serves up a rotating selection of seasonal sips. A recent summer menu featured a cucumber mojito, a vodka-based hibiscus lemonade, and a citrusy Aperol Fizz.  
  • While there are plenty of old-world staples on the wine list, New York labels have a strong presence, too. Try locally made sips like a dry reisling from White Birch in Skaneateles or a merlot from Lamoreaux Landing in the Finger Lakes. 
Amenities
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Outdoor seating
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Takeout
Valet parking
Getting There
5218 Patrick Road, Verona, New York 13478
TEL800-771-7711
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