The Wood Restaurant & Lounge

3.8
172 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Canmore, Alberta The Wood Restaurant and Lounge offers casual dining with attentive and friendly service. Our menu features Alberta beef steaks, homemade burgers and pasta, a wide selection of sandwiches and amazing salads, gluten free and vegan options, and a kids menu featuring pigs in pretzel buns and kids chicken fingers.

The Wood Restaurant and Lounge is located in the log building at the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue in Canmore and offers breathtaking views from the best patio in town. The lounge offers 24 draft beers on tap, a wine list featuring 30 wines from 30 vines, our signature cocktail list featuring our famous peach bellini. Eight big screen televisions offer up all the big sporting events. Free wireless internet is available throughout, including the 130 seat patio......which offers great views of the local mountains.

....fun, food, and friends....

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was great, the food was good, the drinks were good. Did not disappoint!

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ArleneT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Attentive and friendly server. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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MarkR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, beer choice was excellent. Server was friendly and knowledgable about the area.

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Becky
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big portions of food -
Great service -
Comfy patio.

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harr
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

When we booked our lunch reservation we did not have access to a 12 noon time, so we took 11:30 am. At noon there were 4 out of 12+ tables occupied. At 12:35 pm there were still 4 out of 12+ tables occupied. It caused us to leave Calgary earlier than planned for the day. Not sure if that's OpenTable's issue or the restaurant's.
Otherwise the lunch experience was a little cool outside, but overall excellent.

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SusanO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food were both excellent. The one concern was that there is no ramp so it is not wheelchair accessible, and that made getting to our table on the patio a bit of a challenge. The washrooms are in the basement down a long flight of stairs so that was not accessible either.

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Willyplumberboy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at the Wood. It was the last in dining evening before the latest lockdowns and we were looking for somewhere that had an interesting menu and a good local feel. We were not disappointed, both of our meals were delicious and we had the apple crisp for dessert and it was great!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us and glad you enjoyed the food and experience at The Wood!

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LCRB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

After making a reservation for 7pm, we arrived 5 minutes before 7 and waited for 20 minutes before even being greeted at the front. Once we were finally seated, it took another 10 minutes before a server arrived to order drinks. We did not once even get asked if refills were needed/wanted and therefor left with empty glasses. The food was not good. The “in-house smoked” brisket was clearly not smoked and tasted like it was from a store bought package. The bread for the brisket was soggy. The chicken sandwich was dry and bland.
The restaurant was very dark as we weren’t beside a window (needed to use our phone lights to even read the menu).

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thanks for the feedback and we apologize your recent experience was not the best. For our beef brisket we use Alberta Angus brisket 12 hour smoked in house. It and the grilled open face chicken sandwich are two of our more popular items. Sorry you did not enjoy them. Hope you will give us another try in the future

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WayneG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a limited menu of course, food was good service was great, waitress was very helpful and had suggestions if items were unavailable, next day was a new shutdown due to COVID. Would recommend giving them a try.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thanks for the review Wayne and glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. Hope we see you back again soon!

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MaryW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and nice staff. Very COVID safe. Will be back fo sure

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thanks Mary for taking the time to review us. Thanks for the shout out on the food and the staff....and our COVID safety protocols. We are doing our best to keep our customers safe. See you back again soon we hope!

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AlbertanOnVacation
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food looked better than it tasted. Service was not the best. We were never offered another drink and had to ask for more water.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Sorry your experience at The Wood was not up to par. We will review with our service team. Hoping you will give us another try in the future and thanks for the feedback.

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PatriciaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Hubby had the beef dip. While advertised as braised beef tips. It was sliced beef. Still tender and tasty though. I had a burger and salad. It was juicy and flavourful. And came with a very large house salad. Over all it was a great night out.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed your night at The Wood. Thanks for taking the time to review us.

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Randy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

If this is your first time visiting Canmore you should definitely check this restaurant out!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thanks Randy for the review and shout out! Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Wood. Come back soon!

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calgarydiner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious dry rubs and salmon burger! Bar atmosphere is good, even during covid. Not fine dining, but good for price level.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the salmon burger and ribs . Hope we see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our last night in Canmore and we like to eat at the Wood when we get a chance. My husband ordered the Wood burger and I had the Salmon with blueberry. The meals were delicious. I wasn’t too sure how the salmon would taste with blueberry but I was pleasantly surprised. I would order it again. We will definitely be back to this restaurant

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and glad you enjoyed the food! The Blueberry Salmon once tried is always a hit! And thank you for making The Wood a regular stop when in Canmore! Hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was pretty good, dinner not the best. Ordered 2 bison burgers and they both came out raw. Makes the evening less desirable.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 29, 2021

Sorry about your recent experience at The Wood. We appreciate the feedback and will be reviewing with our team. Again our apologies and if you would like to try us again we can ensure the experience will be a better one

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed as much as last time! Never change!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed everything!! No changing here!

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JulieW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant offered a lovely setting for a small birthday meal. Delicious food offerings and we were looked after wonderfully by Raphael our host for the evening, he even brought a delicious cheesecake with a candle for our birthday boy ❤️

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 22, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service Julie. Thanks for taking the time to review us and glad we could be a part of a special day for you son

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SherinA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is always delicious. I have always enjoyed my visits to The Wood.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 12, 2021

Glad you enjoy our food and thanks for the review!

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LisaD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Ambiance. Food was delicious. Excellent service. Def recommend the Tuna Stack and Dry ribs. Great and deversify drinks option

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars Lisa and hope we see you back at The Wood again soon!

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vipSheppie
Calgary
239 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Clean and safe

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thanks for the review Sheppie and glad you enjoyed the food and service. Come back soon!

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NatalyaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very authentic nice restaurant.
The food was great, service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Family get together - the food was really good!

Good points:

Food was really good - 100% from appetizer to main dish.

We ordered crispy dry ribs (tender and crispy) and tuna wonton stack ( very delicious )

For main dish we Ordered: crispy salmon burger, Korean fried chicken sandwich, open face chicken grill, dragon noodle bowl with garlic shrimps, and the steak - all very delicious

Service was fast - however they tend to forget small things I.e. forgot to give us small plates when appetizers were serviced so we had to eat with our bare hands.

Nevertheless, ambience and food is outstanding. I will always come back here

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the food and service! We will work on being better with the smaller details! Thanks for bringing that to our attention. See you back again soon!

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and following Covid guidelines. Food and drinks came out decently fast and the service was very friendly. I would highly recommend the peach bellini and the open faced chicken grill, super delicious!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Ashley! Welcome back any time!

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PaulaC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Hosts and Servers. We were there on Sat Feb 20 @ 5:15 p.m. We were well taken care of. Our server was bright and friendly. We will definietly be back.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Paula and good to hear of your positive experience at The Wood! Hope we see you back again soon!

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RobP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for families with kids - nice location too

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The drinks were fantastic and the service was great! I got the brisket sandwich and unfortunately it was extremely fatty and chewy. But otherwise a great time!

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Nwags
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic would eat there again! Great service, friendly staff and excellent food!

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PSonadate
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was so nice to be out and the staff are so friendly

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Nadine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice to get out again after the shutdown. The waitress was very friendy and helpful. Lots of different Craft beers available and we got to sample a few before we landed on the one we wanted to order. Food was very fresh and tasty. We ordered the Wood burger, which had a beautiful bun and lots of tasty flavours. We also had the open chicken sandwich which also was nicely presented and tasted delicious. Would definitely go back.

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vipshayda
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Parts of the meal were cold, other parts were tasteless. Maybe should have stuck to the burgers.

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LorianneT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They were so accommodating for our party. They made sure the kids had everything they needed and were so kind and inviting. Will definitely go back!

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TBird
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was amazing! Food was great and everyone enjoyed their meals!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been many times in the past, always good. It’s why we keep coming back.
After Covid it was even better.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was attentive and prompt, I chose this place based on other reviews and it did exceed expectations. The atmosphere was perfect for date night!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2020

Glad you enjoyed the food and service so much and that we exceeded your expectations! We hope to see you back again soon!

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vipDiner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was very good however the appetizer we ordered was stone cold in the middle. They did give us a second order but weren't offered any compensation

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2020

Sorry about your recent experience at The Wood. We to strive to make every visit to The Wood amazing We will reach out to you directly to see how we can make things better. Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback

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JulieW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The set up to manage social distancing is very good , staff are very helpful .

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We have been doing our best to keep our customers and staff safe. Have a Merry Christmas season

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Ksen
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great environment, friendly servers, amazing food, and an awesome selection of beer and other drinks!

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2020

Glad you enjoyed everything about the Wood Hoping you have a great holiday season!

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vipTracyR
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to The Wood on a recommendation from several friends and weren’t disappointed. I ordered from their Mexican menu that I believe was a monthly special, pulled pork tacos and Mexican street corn wings. Both were fantastic. My wife had the beef dip which I will be getting on our next visit. Can’t wait to return.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2020

Glad you enjoyed the food at The Wood so much and we will be looking forward to your return!

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DrMR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Disappointed. VERY disappointed.
First of all, I would start by saying that i would have raised issues directly with the server if she had bothered even one single time to ask about the meal. She didn't.

We had visited the restaurant about a month ago (during the Oktoberfest promotions) and were very impressed with the food and the outstanding service we received that day. Therefore, on a return trip to Canmore, we went out of our way to make reservations and visit the Woods. What a contrast. A lot of it had to do with service. We arrived for our reservation 15 minutes early. No issue in being asked to wait. The issue was the rudeness of the server/hostess. We felt chastised. Even talked about leaving. She waited until the exact second of our reserved time. I could understand if the issue of us being a tad early was because the waiting area was crowded, but it wasn't. We were alone. She claimed that she had to wait until parties left due to capacity. No one walked past us on the way out. So...was it punitive? I don't know. What I do know is that she was RUDE and we felt very unwelcome. She was also our server. Once again, I would understand her being rushed were the restaurant filled. Totally. But, it was way busier the previous time and our service was engaged and warm. You can't make a cocktail on your menu? Fine...but that isn't our fault. When we asked if it could be made with basil instead of rosemary (which you were out of), she said there wasn't any (hmmm guess the meals with basil weren't being made that day either??) Once again, if policy is that herbs don't leave the kitchen, just say that...but it isn't our fault that we asked. A guest should not feel compelled to apologize for you not having an item on the menu. The food. The food was room temperature (cool enough to question safety, actually). Would i have sent it back,,,yes...probably had server showed her face again. Couldn't wait to leave.

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You can order delivery directly from The Wood Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. The Wood Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 678-3404.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.8 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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