The Woodlawn Inn

4.5
43 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
A Northumberland classic serving Cobourg and Port Hope for over thirty years. Perfect for anniversaries, date night, business lunches and dinners, the Woodlawn Inn is known for high-quality Canadian products, and an extensive wine cellar. Catering to traditional, vegetarian and gluten-free diners, The Woodlawn Inn invites you to experience our intimate and historic building, artisan-crafted ambiance and our fresh, creative menu. We invite you to enjoy memorable cuisine within our warm and charming country inn setting.

Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–9:30 am
Lunch
Tue–Fri, Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(905) 372-2235
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chef John O'Leary
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Cross Street
Division St and University Ave
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Parking Details
Free, exclusive on-site parking. West parking lot (front of the building), or East parking lot for dining and hotel guests.
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Public Transit
Cobourg Transit Route One 0:12, Cobourg Transit Route Two 0:47. VIA rail station at Cobourg a 5 minute walk from the inn.
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Entertainment
Dinner theatre and Dinner & Blues events. Please see woodlawninn.com for all of our upcoming promotions and events.
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Special Events & Promotions
Professional meeting spaces with historic charm and modern tech and romantic boutique hotel weddings with on site ceremony and reception facilities.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there. Very beautiful setting. Historic building. Dry nice that Mr Della Casa stopped by to say hello.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Woodlawn Inn is a wonderful dining experience. We had our anniversary dinner and my birthday there this past Saturday. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent.

We HGHLY recommend going to the Woodlawn for any special occasion. The tables are separated enough that you don’t overhear other conversations but we noticed that they also have dining rooms for larger groups.

The bar in the lounge where you can wait for your guests to arrive looked VERY nice and would be a pleasant place to have a quiet drink with your significant other.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Although staff was fairly friendly, poor service and very slow. Asked for coffee, and after nothing, waited 20 mins until asking again. Food was cold and not tasty, and breakfast came with 6-8 small pieces of potatoes hash. A friend has recommended it, but probably will never return again. Not worth the money.

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B
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food was simply terrible. Everyone in our party of four was of the same opinion. This is the second time we have had the same experience. We will not return.

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l
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Will return..enjoyed our evening very much!

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l
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Had a nice lunch..our guests reported that the tortiere was a bit too “meaty”.

Eggs Benedict was delicious with exception of the very tough bottom on the English muffins..hard to cut through with a knife.

Setting and service..excellent..quiet, lovely music.

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in 19thC home converted to restaurant. 18 guest bedrooms inclufing two adjacent cottages.

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PR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On the occasion of my 80th birthday I was treated to lunch by friends of 40 years. The lunch was wonderful,, our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. On the whole the ambiance of the time we spent in the Woodlawn Inn was perfect. Have been in the past, and that was why I recommended the Inn as the venue for my special birthday. Definitely worth the drive, and will certainly return again soon.
Thank you
Patricia R.

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KE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great chef prepared food. They went out of their way to accommodate gluten free requests. Love my desert!!! Waiter was friendly and provided excellent service. Will definitely go back.

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GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good, the service was excellent, the atmosphere of the historic Inn was a great back drop. We were very comfortable and most certainly will return for another visit.

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HC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been very pleased with dinner on the occasion of my wife's birthday a couple of months ago, and were looking for a high quality meal again. We were not disappointed. There are few truly classic restaurants anymore in this area, but the Woodlawn Inn never disappoints.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second visit and we will be back for a third. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The roasted root vegetable soup was delicious, the filet of beef was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying risotto tasted fabulous. The red wine that our waiter recommended went very well with my steak, and their maple creme brule was the perfect finish to our meal.

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were a group of 8 for Thanksgiving brunch. The food was lovely, and the atmosphere delightful. It was also very reasonable for all that was offered. Could become our new Thanksgiving tradition!

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Extensive menu. Loved the food. Very enjoyable experiance.

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall excellent, however only ONE vegan, gluten-free option for entre, and none for deserts.

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BL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always it was a great evening. Excellent food. John our waiter is always helpful if there are questions about the menu.

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BL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet dining in a relaxed setting. Caesar salad and filet of sole are to die for.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Vegetable Tower, just delicious, the Veal Scaloppini nice and tender, for appetizer
spinach with kale salad, very different, for dessert the Kahlua Tiramisu just melted on your tongue.
we really enjoyed our meal, including the friendly service.

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TH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have been there several times and I would recommend it for nice elegant dining in Cobourg. I will definitely go back the next time I am in town.

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good menu choices, and food was excellent. Service was good-to-excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted fine-dining -- it was well worth the drive from the GTA.

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O
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always !! My friend lives in Cobourg and whenever I am in town we go out for dinner here. Michelle is amazing!!! Thanks Steve for stopping by our table to say hello!

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and was greeted by the innkeeper Stephan a very personable fellow
Had a delicious meal served by very professional waiter , very friendly atmosphere and outstanding ambiance , will definitely return for that special dining experience

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P
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at the Woodlawn Inn dining room was great. The owner attended our table and gave us a brief history of the Inn and of Cobourg in general. Being architecture and history buffs , this was a real plus! Our food was impeccably prepared and served. Thanks for a great one!

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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was a very nice meal and service was very good. We would definitely go back.

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A
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely evening. Celebrating a wedding anniversary. Very accommodating with our toddler. Service was great.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have celebrated our Anniversary here before and have always enjoyed the atmosphere , the service and the food. This time did not disappoint.

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RE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went for dinner on our 44th wedding anniversay. The owner and wait staff made us feel extremely welcome. The food was delicious and atmosphere superb. I will definitely come again. I recommend The Woodlawn Inn to anyone.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great meal - stayed for a getaway for a few days and had breakfasts and dinner there. The food was delicious and the wait staff were attentive and professional - friendly and humorous! Nice touch that the owner circulated to the tables to talk with guests.....would definitely recommend

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HC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and found the dining room setting elegant for the occasion. We were able to enjoy our meal and have a conversation at a normal tone at our table by the window. The food arrived in a timely manner, allowing us to savour each course.

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O
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent as always steak was to die salted caramel cheesecake delicious my friend had the salad yum and veal scampini she loved it with the apple pie

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It was our anniversary and we totally enjoyed the evening. We enjoyed the setting, food and service. The wine was excellent. The veal could have been cooked a little less as it had burn marks on the edges and tasted a little burnt. The food was hot and tasted fine.

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ST
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent! Server was lovely! Have already recommended it to a few people.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience at the Woodlawn. Michelle, Stephen and the Team made sure we had a great and memorable anniversary dinner. Food is always superb, right temperature and flavor. Also on the menu is one of the finest wine lists in the area. Pick from local favorites or rare finds from aroiund the globe. You know you will be a treat when you dine at the Woodlawn. I can say for sure that every time we have a meal there, we tell ourselves that we will definitely be back.

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TL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Service in the beginning was very slow.The food was very good

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

as always lovely service great food in a relaxing diningroom

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would have been perfect if tea and coffee included in the price

Prefer the buffet though

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J
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It would have been nice to hear some soft music playing with dinner.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a great experience at The Woodlawn Inn Restaurant. The food was delicious and we were impressed with the service. We will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

June 2, 2018. Food was bland.... I had lamb shank which was overcooked and had very little flavour. Dessert (carrot cake) was heavy with little to recommend it. Ate about 1/3 of the food and no one noticed. Probably should have complained but wasn't up to it.
Service was ok but not great. Decor was great. Probably won't go back..... Toronto prices without the taste or service. If I want an average meal I will cook it myself.

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TG
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Woodlawn Inn never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. The atmosphere is second to none. If you are looking for a cozy, high-end dining experience, this is the place for you. The service is great. It is a dining experience that you will not forget. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed that you did.

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