Woodlot

4.5
1104 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Woodlot Restaurant offers honest and simple handmade cuisine.

We offer both a meat and vegetarian version of our menu, with lots of cooking done over open fire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last call for food)
Thursday - Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm (last call for food)
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Phone number
(647) 342-6307
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
David Haman
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Catering
Negotiable
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Cross Street
College + Bathurst
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Parking Details
Public lot available
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We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 1104 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous dinner at Woodlot. We were a family of 4 with one vegetarian. Veg menu was appreciated and excellent! As was the meat menu😁. Service from Melody was outstanding!!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food and timely service. VERY loud though. ///////////////////////////

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal at Woodlot, everything we ordered was delicious, and they have a great wine list. The staff was very attentive but not overbearing, and the ambience is lovely.

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

Great ambiance, great service, great food. Will definitely go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Woodlot is the absolute perfect date-night spot. The food was incredible (don’t miss the Bavette steak!), the cocktails were well-balanced, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the atmosphere was perfectly cozy and intimate. We loved the open-kitchen, simplicity and attention to detail. Can’t wait to come back!

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NY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Have been here many times and always enjoy it. As a vegetarian, I appreciate having a vegetarian menu, but also great to have the omnivore menu for non-vegetarian friends.

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Our server was very helpful. The setting is rustic and appealing. Nice size .... not too big or small. Vegetarian menu was available and quite good apparently. I had pork and very much liked it. Cocktail drinks’ names were references to Game of Thrones which made it fun.

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VW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A favorite! Menu changes seasonally, love the varied vegetable-friendly options. Everything is prepared beautifully, and dishes are thoughtfully planned with lovely flavours. Wine and beer lists are both exceptional. Service is very attentive yet low-key and friendly. Beautiful cozy room. Not super loud so you can enjoy conversation with your dinner mates.

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We came here for our 1st wedding anniversary and called ahead a few times, the restaurant repeatedly said they couldn't do anything special. Dietary restrictions were listed on the reservation but it didn't matter when we got there, there was barely anything eggless that I was able to eat. The place is sold as quiet and romantic but it was extremely loud and irritating. The food was OK, but WAY too overpriced. I've eaten much better food in the city for a fraction of the price. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top spot! Staff were super and the food was outstanding.

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

Great spot for date night!! Food was delicious and service was fantastic! We will be back!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The zucchini blossoms were fantastic yet overpriced and very small portion ( $4 for 1 blossom) and the pork chop when served was not warm and very overpriced ($32) with no additional side- all side orders are a la carte. It is not a high end restaurant yet the overall prices are quite expensive. It is a very small restaurants with seating close by to others.

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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance. No pretentious attitude.. We sat at the railing on the balcony, so we got an aerial view of the kitchen staff at work. Fun to watch them load that giant oven with all that delicious food. We had the mushroom-beet appetizer, the steak and the pappardelle. For me, the pappardelle was the highlight. But the steak was nicely done as well, though I was hoping for a slightly bigger portion.

I would not hesitate to go back or recommend this place to a friend.

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MH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was very chewy and the mushroom starter was room temperature and under seasoned. That being said. Get the stuffed zucchini blossom. Amazing!

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c
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

heirloom tomato salad was awesome even though it had only cherry rather than full sized tomatoes but at $17, the price made it a very poor value. we had the stuffed pepper and the rockfish entrees. they came with interestly prepared veggies but the serving size just didn't justify being a main dish. we were seated in the upper level and had a good view of the overhead fan above the main room; it was full of dust and grime which did not make for a great dining experience. either the place never gets inspected or the inspectors don't worry about what is hanging from the ceiling that might drop into the food.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Woodlot after reading nothing but good reviews. It certainly lived up to the hype. Great service and unbelievably good food. 10/10 would recommend.

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R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place...but it was very hot. No air conditioning appears to exist

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CF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was super accommodating for our large group of 10 (last minute booking). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food (you can’t pick a bad item on the menu, all comes down to preference) and the latte was one of the best in town!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Was an alright meal, but nothing really outstanding for the cost. Good ambiance and service. Lots of vegetarian options.

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b
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Believe it or not, it was our first time dining at Woodlot in 2018!
Loved the simple yet sophisticated menu, and the no frills dining experience.
Definitely coming back for more!

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AP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the fourth time we have dined at Woodlot when visiting from Vancouver. Their vegetarian menu is sublime and different each time. The wood-oven is well used to create incredible breads and vegetable dishes. One of our favourite spots in Toronto.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exceptional, the timing of selections perfect

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Try the Heartsbane

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have to start by saying I love his place. We used to live in Toronto and returned to Woodlot over a vacation (been away for 2 years). The visit was among our top 5 things we had to do when in town. So we had high expectations. The food was as good as ever - absolutely delicious. The service was great and easy going. The dessert was fabulous. We were there with our children who waited patiently to get the petit fours. All in all a great meal. Makes my mouth water just remembering it.

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AD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was good- just not amazing. Given that it was a special occasion I was hoping for more, especially for the price point. Steak was average and pasta was very salty. But did love the fire roasted broccoli and hen-o-the-woods mushrooms. Bounced between two servers with opposite energies. One was very dry and kind of seemed cranky. The other was over the top enthusiastic. Was a bit of a wild ride - haha.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food! Highly recommended!
We'll be back there for sure.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It's a quaint little place. However for the portion of food you get, the prices are way too high.

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FG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of the best vegetarian meals I’ve had in Toronto! Love that there is a separate menu for meat options.

Lovely atmosphere, given the option to sit on the patio or in the dining room. Patio was very nice and not too noisy even with street traffic.

Service initially seemed a bit rushed, but was fine once we’d ordered.

Good drinks menu.

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FC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We dined upstairs and it was uncomfortably warm- enjoyed the food

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DP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were blown away. My friend and I have been trying to make it to Woodlot for quite some time. It has been recommended repeatedly. It did not dissappoint. The wait staff and management were available and helpful. The wine pairing suggestions were excellent. The food was delicious. Perfect night to catch up over great food and fabulous service. Thank you to everyone. We will be back.

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Woodlot is a gem. Excellent wood fired concept and very creative vegetarian dishes, a real rarity. The wine list is outstanding.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal and cozy space!

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been many times and it’s delicious. My husband is vegetarian and I am not so it’s great there is a full menu available for him to chose from.

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PP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Vegetarian food is great as always - nice cozy place!

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DS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was impeccable, the service was lovely, and everything was done quickly and professionally. I was mildly disappointed that we weren't comped at least a celebratory drink because of the occasion we were there for, but that's likely more that I'm a victim of my own expectation a reflection of the restaurant.

A terrific meal as always!

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NM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Carnivores and Herbivores side by side in perfect harmony.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Booked this place after reading great reviews. It was just OK. As a couple out, it wasn't the right choice for us but would maybe suit a crowd of friends. The prices did not reflect the food and facilities as the food was nice, not outstanding and the AC, noise and space were all poor.
We went out of our way to go here which I wouldn't recommend but if you're nearby and in a group it's not bad.

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Edward was amazing. He navigated us through the wine list and made a few recommendations that were pleasantly surprising. The rest of the staff seemed a bit uninterested in serving us. We’d heard many great things about Woodlot before going, but maybe our expectations were a little high.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal experience, friendly service, homey atmosphere, creative use of ingredients & outstanding flavours.

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AM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Wonderful pastas, zucchini blossoms and the pork main was fabulous. Service was equally up to the quality of the food. A value experience.

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