A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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Prince St. to Washington Square North, LaGuardia Pl. to Sixth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Opened in October 2004 by chef Jay Jadeja and his wife Raquel Wolf, wild Flower reflects this disarmingly friendly, quirky duo's personal tastes, even their obsessions. The namesake plant is in full force: sunny yellow walls are bedecked with glass sconces bearing dried bouquets, framed close-ups of blossoms, and stenciled images of petals. The effect is lovely, although veering on kitsch. A dangling assortment of petit chandeliers, shelves lined with cookbooks and wine bottles, plus lots of dark, unfinished wood help tip the balance towards the former. Jadeja worked in the hospitality industry in Australia, England, Italy, Switzerland, and his native India before coming to these shores. At Wildflower, his dishes draw on—and often reconceive—these myriad traditions as well as others like his Cajun-inspired Louisiana gumbo with spiced halibut. Retooled American standards and extreme eats top off the heady mix. Buffalo meatloaf, ostrich filet and alligator etouffé.Extra
There are a few ways to save on wild Flower's pricey menu: a prix-fixe dinner which runs $34-$43; a prix-fixe brunch for $18; and the option to order select dishes in half or full portions.Recommended Dishes
Charcuterie and fromage board, $14; Chilean sea bass, $29