About this business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Catering, Coffee, Tea
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    thewildorchidcafe.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Catering, Coffee, Tea
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

Al S.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
My only complaint is that early on there was talk of changing the menu with the seasons, but I haven't really noticed any great changes. I enjoy just about all of the dishes for the most part, the food is always excellent, but it would be nice to see a little branching out now and then.
Crystal F.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Our waitress was VERY sweet, BUT I'm not so sure she knows what deodorant is. It was pretty bad! Our party (of 4) all mentioned it. But once again, VERY sweet girl!! And we will all definitely be back again!
Lois L.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
We will definitely be back!
Brittany K.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Great restaurant. Wonderful service. Will definitely stop in again. Farm to table aspect a definite draw for our family.
Susan C.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
They are in an odd location but I heard they moved just 3 years ago. Folks were kind and informative. We dined shorlty after a wedding party had rented out the entire floor so it is a local favorite.
Alan Z.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
A bit pricy
Maurice J.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
This is place is over priced.
Suzanne D.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Scallops were excellent, however the sweet potatoes used to be crispy and now they are mashed. I prefer the crispy.
Beth P.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Don't change anything, it was perfect.
Melissa
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
I have been to a few local to table establishments before, but The Wild Orchid has been by far the best. The wait staff were totally friendly and knowledgeable, I love the whole lay out of the place, and the food!! Ah, the food! Just a fantastic place, guys. Keep up the good work. We will definitely be back this summer, and bringing all our friends along with us!
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From Our Editors

When chef Jim Wilder put out an ad seeking a front-of-house and catering manager for his restaurant, he had no idea that he'd also find a soul mate. A pastry chef by trade, Karen seemed the perfect business partner, and two years later she became his life partner as well.

Together, the Wilders opened The Wild Orchid Café in 1995 in a homey, cottage-like space. Their recipes and shared cooking style favored locally sourced produce and protein, long before "farm to table" became a foodie catchphrase. In 2010, the restaurant outgrew its original home, and the Wilders pulled up stakes to move to a larger, more modern headquarters with stone columns, generous windows, and lofty ceilings, plus an outdoor patio guarded by blossoming trees.

"We have always cooked like that," says Karen of the pair's propensity for seasonal fare. On any given day, Jim, as executive chef, can be found inspecting the newest produce and meat offerings at local farms.

Jim and Karen work together on recipe writing, and though the menu changes according to what's in season, a few hard-and-fast staples remain. Grilled oysters burst with flavor when smothered in bacon and beurre blanc. Sweet wine, bacon, and grapes enhance sautéed chicken livers, and grilled bison sates appetites with much leaner bites than beef from cows or beefcake calendars.

Private dining rooms accommodate large groups, and one comes with a stone fireplace to warm up hands before they dig in.

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