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About Woodlot

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

Cuisines:
Canadian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian

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)

Cross Street:
College + Bathurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 342-6307

Website:
http://www.woodlottoronto.com/

Catering:
Negotiable

Parking Details:
Public lot available

Public Transport:
We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave

Executive Chef:
David Haman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Woodlot Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (51)
Romance (46)
Good for a Date (45)
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Special Occasion (43)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Local Ingredients (41)
Neighbourhood Gem (39)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Authentic (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Organic (19)
Casual (18)
Seasonal (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Healthy (14)
Outdoor Eating (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vegan (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Business Meals (7)
Great Beer (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Gluten-Free Options (5)
Late-Night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Child-Friendly (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my favourite restaurant in the city, and it never ceases to amaze me. The server could have been more accommodating but other than that, amazing.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mushrooms baked in a hot wood-fired oven...a flavour that makes winter tolerable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Mushrooms were amazing, my French onion soup was delish, proving that you don't need beef broth to make a wonderful onion soup. My Fish entree was great and my girlfriend's vegetarian entree was great for her. she also VERY MUCH appreciates a restaurant that will go out of the way to print a separate vegetarian menu. Cheesecake dessert not so great and I personally found it a bit warm (temperature)
Overall it scores high and is worth going back to again
thank you

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Incredible experience with amazing food. As a home baker, very impressed with your sourdough!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was really good! So fresh. The service and ambiance - outstanding. Great date spot. On the pricier side, but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, amazing service, delicious food, simple yet elegant menu, loaded with rustic charm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was our anniversary and were looked after well. Awesome food and drinks and on top of that amazing service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

Woodlot was perfect to celebrate my graduation. The starters and pastas were AMAZING! I would definitely recommend the grougeres (but definitely to share!) and the sweet corn agnolotti. The table was less excited about the roast chop of pork. Overall, it was warm and inviting with great service.

Just a heads up, there are a few steps down to the washrooms and a full flight of stairs up to the main dining area so it’s not very accessible if you have mobility limitations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

My night at woodlot was amazing. I came with my girlfriend and we enjoyed a lot. The duck we ate was unforgettable, really tasty! I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

The was extraordinary really, thank you! The atmosphere and service very friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing!!!!!!!! Super delicious, worth the money, the staff are the friendliest people :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

Client was visiting from out of town. Wanted to try something other than downtown core. Amazing find at Woodlot. Delicious food. Apps, main. Good variety of drinks too. Well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

Top notch vegetarian and vegan fare, wines were well matched with meal, beautiful ambiance, great service. Excited to return.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service, great food and ambiance... enough said. Thanks for making a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I liked that they had a lot of vegetarian options. Nice ambience. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was very slow and apparently they had some new staff on so that may have been an issue. We called to let them know we would be 10 mins late and got the lecture about the table needing to be vacated by a certain hour, which i thought was crappy and not very service oriented. And then because it took them over an hour to get us our appetizers, it made a nice evening a little stressful as i was wondering if they would kick us out at said time. Cool spot that i would go back to again despite the mediocre first experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I found this place while I was looking for a cool place to celebrate our second anniversary and it looked like it would be great - and we were not disappointed! We are both vegetarians, so it was good to know that it had a good vegetarian menu on top of its regular menu.
The restaurant is just south of college on Palmerston with a very unassuming entrance when the patio is closed as it was on this cold night.
As soon as we stepped in the door we knew that we would have a great time as it was a nice, warm atmosphere and we were met with the great aroma of the huge wood burning oven. We had a nice little table up in the seating area on the second floor that overlooks the oven and kitchen area.
Our hostess/server was very friendly and wished us a happy anniversary, which we had indicated through the reservation. She made a nice wine recommendation for my girlfriend and we started with the French Onion Soup (which was probably the best we've ever tasted!) and the Hen o' the woods mushroom appetizer, which was also incredibly tasty.
Our mains were the stuffed pumpkin and a very savoury pasta dish that was just perfect for the Autumn weather.
For dessert we had the petite fours - also quite wonderful.
The ambience was nice though a person at the table next to us was constantly using the flashlight on their cellphone to read the menu, which was a little distracting - but they do keep the lights very low.
I can not say enough about this place - we will definitely be returning! Highly Recommended!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Marvellous food. Great service and atmosphere. Woodlot is reliable for a lovely night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Exquisite. Appropriately attentive staff. Food was delicious. We ordered entirely from the vegetarian menu which was amazing. Highly recommend Woodlot!

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was exceptional as always! Delicious wine. We happened to go on a night that they were serving a party of 15 so it took quite some time for our food to be made. The upstairs was quite drafty and chilly even when the front door was cold. Bring a long sleeve or sweater!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Food & Great service! One caution: You can't be in a hurry as the courses do take a bit of extra time but worth the wait. I loved by fish and hubbie loved the pork. Fritters are incredible! I could take or leave the sides - a lot of mayo on both beans and potato salad (of course) which was perhaps why these weren't my favorite - but still tasted good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a stellar experience.

I think you’d be hard pressed to find a restaurant that offers better service, food, drinks and ambience in Toronto. Absolutely reasonable prices for the calibre of food and service.

Great for couples and dates. Not great for big groups or young families.

Lots of veggie options too, if that’s your thing. And some of the best wood fired bread in the city!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

I went with my vegan friend. Disappointed there was not more vegan selection.
It was SO NOISY we could hardly talk.
I had the tomato galette which was all pastry and very little heirloom tomato.
The hen and chicken mushroom starter was the bright note of the evening.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent on all counts. The mushroom appetizer is unique- must try and I hope the pork chop stays on the menu forever. Sooo good!

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Restaurant is way too loud. Some simple fixes would absorb sound and make the experience more pleasant.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Woodlot a neighborhood gen Worth changing neighborhoods for.

They had me of course with the woodfired oven. Very good selection of vegetarian food. Some classic would oven specialties and nice countrified atmosphere. They were nice enough to turn down the tunes which were rather loud when we came in . Good selection of wines and a really nice place to go especially if you're not in a hurry as service can be a little laid back which was fine with us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very good food!

Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Presentation was very nice, but flavour was lacking and overall combination of ingredients wasn't working. Had the stuffed pumpkin and hen of the woods starter. Wine selection was very good, and the bread was to die for. Service was less than desireable. Could be my take on dining, but it felt a bit kitschy... maybe I'm too traditional and more prefer straightforward dishes. Would likely not revisit, other than for that gorgeous bread.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It really is a gem of a place. The food was great I loved they had a separate Vegetarian menu. The service was good lost a star as the starter arrived before the drinks even though the drinks were ordered first. The ambience was nice and romantic but it was a little too dark and tables were really close together which made it a bit noisy but overall definatley worth a visit.... we will definatley go back!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and friendly services but way too slow for comfort. 2.5 hours was leasurly but the last half hour we spent trying to catch our waitress's eye. Being seated on the patio and inside a " communal table" we got forgotten!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Woodlot was great. We visited as part of a company retreat, having a range of dietary restrictions (someone that was vegan, someone that was plant-based, someone visiting from Thailand, and someone that loves meat). All of our interested were taken care of, and everyone was extremely satisfied with their meal. I was happy to see most of the vegetable lovers menu was feasible for vegans, this made my coworker extremely happy, so did the roasted mushrooms.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and service, was there on a date night and we were both extremely impressed. Will definitely return, and recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I always have a wonderful time at Woodlot! As a vegetarian it's such a treat to go out to a non-vegetarian specific restaurant and still enjoy a satisfying, fantastic meal! The wine list is everything I want in life, the pacing is perfect, the service is always authentic and warm. Wow, really such a lovely evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Really delicious food, knowledgable staff, and nice vibe.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

While visiting Toronto, The Woodlot was recommended by friends who live there and have deemed this as one of their faves in the city! I can certainly see why! The food was delicious and the service was great. Would go back again on our next visit to Toronto!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was the best meal I had in 2017. And, as a group we rated it as the best meal we've had in the history of eating meals together.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food, very good service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 11, 2017

We loved the food, especially the absolutely delicious vegetable dishes. Service was friendly and professional. Volume seemed a bit high but we could still chat easily. Lighting was a bit too dark -- I used my phone to read the menu and to get a better look at my food. Also, the open windows on a cool September night made it uncomfortably cold. Overall, a bit pricey but worth the expense.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We went to Woodlot to celebrate our friend getting married and everyone enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The food was fantastic, service was great, and we also had a vegan at our table and she was so happy to find some things on the menu.

Overall, we would go back again. I had been there once and remembered it to be a very good experience, so I suggested Woodlot for this dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and the overall service and food was great! I would definitely recommend this place and will be coming back here again.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best pasta I've ever had and that's saying a lot coming from me. Very knowledgeable staff. Cozy and romantic and unique.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine

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