The Woodlawn Inn

4.5
61 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
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.

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LV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food was not worth the price. The potatoes tasted like they were cooked on a dirty grill top and weren't seasoned at all. The eggs Benedict were nothing to write home about and the English muffins were stale. The tiramisu was lovely but the presentation was outdated. There was one waitress and she seemed to have difficulty keeping up with the amount of tables judging by how long we waited to order, get our bill and pay. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been to the restaurant on three occasions now.

We love it.

The food has always been excellent and the service is great.

My wife and I love it and will continue to visit for our special nights out.

I will say that I have always stuck with the beef options. This isn’t to say that the rest of their entrees aren’t amazing - I just really love their beef. Kudos to their chef!

My go to is a steak and caeser salad. I usually experiment with the appetizers and try something new in that department. Always been happy

As for a desert, their tiramisu is fantastic as well.

I have also appreciated the owner and he make time to make sure your experience is going well

Top shelf.

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FF
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner as usual. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak with. Everything was fabulous, you make our special occasions perfect every time. Thank you.

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BL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We attent Woodlawn once a month are always happy with our experiences. The Dover sole and lobster Fettecunie is to die for. Michelle is the best. Desert might even be better. You decide!

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TB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very very good! The filet was more than perfectly cooked and the trout was seasoned with a light hand and a knowledge of how to prepare fish. So delicious!

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is very good, the service is excellent and I love that it’s a quiet intimate space where the four of us could easily chat and enjoy ourselves.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary...
Ambiance was light, quiet. We were able to hear ourself speak.
Always enjoy coming here.

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HC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, great service in elegant dining room. Enjoyed the opportunity for quiet conversation.

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G
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a very nice, delicious meal prior to going out to meet-up with friends. Service was excellent.

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful old building, food was excellent, and staff was courteous. Well worth a visit for a nice dinner.

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the Woodlawn's service was impeccable, the food and wine excellent and the setting very comfortable. The only negative was the loudness of the music coming from the speaker above the table. When we mentioned it to our server, it was turned down.

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently celebrated my mother's 80th birthday at The Woodlawn Inn, and we felt very welcomed. There were seven of us, and each of us enjoyed our meal very much. Staff were attentive and made us feel like we were valued and our presence appreciated. Great care was taken to make sure that our special family evening was just that, special.

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EH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner was excellent! The wine list was unreal. Best place in town for cozy fine dinning

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M
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was wonderful. You are not rushed at all. We were able to sit, relax and enjoy our food and wine. We will definitely return with our friends...

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I always enjoy a special occasion at Woodlawn Inn!! Fine dining at it's finest!! Stephen is always so friendly and welcoming!! This is certainly a Cobourg jewel!!

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The dining room had a tastefully sparkly ambience, the staff were very helpful & friendly & the food was scrumptious right down to the last drop of coffee at the end. A lovely experience on a drizzly New Year's Eve. Thanks to everyone at the Woodlawn!

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely post Christmas brunch with family. Very nice atmosphere with delicious food.
Definitely will return.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
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
4 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
12 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
3 reviews
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
3 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
3 reviews
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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