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Woods Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON
Woods Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON
Woods Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON
Woods Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON
Woods Restaurant & Bar, Toronto, ON

Woods Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
1120 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
A truly Canadian experience showcasing superb Canadian wines, food, and hospitality. As elegant as it is natural, Woods Restaurant serves up seasonal, sustainable local ingredients in a space that is authentically rustic chic yet modern and beautifully lit. We bring the the landscape of the Canadian woods to your dining table. After dinner continue your experience with us at Pravda Vodka Bar. Ask for details.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, French, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 214-9918
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    BITNA PARK
  • Private party facilities
    Book your event with Woods and experience a truly unique evening. We can create menus specific to your event, arrange theme dinners and work within your budget. We also offer family-style and a la carte dining options.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 374-7769
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    Church
  • Parking Details
    Various Green P lots in neighbourhood.Meter parking available along King St, Church St, Wellington St..
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Innovative

  • Old Toronto

    Great for fine wines

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

  • Old Toronto

    Good for special occasions

1,120 Reviews
  1. anonymous

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server made our night! A+++ service! Would definitely come again!

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  2. Buffy0531

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful find for us. Not a common menu (where else is Elk available)? Delicious food, beautiful decor, excellent, attentive, knowledgeable service. We came to celebrate 30 years together, and will definitely be back!

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  3. ThibautMwizero

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WHAT A SPOT!!!! We had an absolute blast here on V-day. The food was AMAZING! The service was sooo good and organized! Honestly perfect! Thank you for making it special!

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  4. WaterSapphire

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited woods for Valentine’s Day supper. Have been there many times and this particular meal was outstanding. Should be a Michelin start restaurant!

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  5. GlennM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have enjoyed this place before, but the service was quite weak for the very high price we paid ($100+ per person). Just too many mistakes to overlook: hung up coat inside out, no drink menu for 15 minutes, physically interrupted conversations just to put cutlery down/no excuse me, noticeably long wait time between app and main (25+ mins), kicked no apology, servers chewing food walking around, zero personality: why did I tip $50 to essentially have a few plates dropped off. I don’t often leave poor reviews, but if the service could be polished this place is great.

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  6. PeterB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, live piano, decor, wine, and especially the service were all excellent. All of Front of House were very good at their jobs. Incredibly organized, knew when your show was starting and made sure to get you out the door in order to catch it. Food was incredibly lackluster, Elk main was cooked to Well (hopefully not intentionally) and fully cold by the time it got to the table. The sunchoke filling in the tortellini was watery and flavourless, the pasta quality itself was excellent. Burger meat felt like machine ground chuck on a stale bun, structurally too large and difficult to take a bite out of. Duck confit leg was dry. Elk tartare app was fine, nothing crazy. Scallop app was really well done, put together beautifully and delicious. Bread Somebody's gotta talk to the grill cook. Time's are tough and good kitchen staff are hard to find, you work with what you got and do the best you can. I just wish I didn't pay for it. Best of luck in all improvements, hope it was just a rough night.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time to this restaurant, excellent as usual, good food and service. I had a great time.

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  8. LaurenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, beautiful food, immersive decor. We were treated like royalty. They even had our coats ready to put on us as we were leaving the restaurant. It’s worth the price!

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  9. CathiM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience with amazing service.

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  10. CoreyD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I have been to woods. The first was probably 4 years ago. Both times every single thing we ordered was incredible. Cannot recommend enough!

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  11. MikeG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my wife’s birthday, they went the extra mile to make it a great dinner. Food and ambience were great

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  12. MikaM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at Woods and really enjoyed it. Service and the staff was wonderful! The space is stunning and great for larger groups too (I would defo plan a work/department dinner). Food and plating was super. I found the lighting too bright which affected experience/atmosphere and the music reminded me of being in an elevator at times. But - will definutely return!

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  13. MarionP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The seared Fois Gras was delicious, the rack of boar the same, as was the stuffed squash. The only suggestion is, if going non-alcoholic, save your money and have a pop. Would definitely recommend this as a great restaurant and experience...

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  14. AlastairT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food in the city with folks who really get service. It's the little touches that make the difference

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  15. PeterL

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was at Woods last night with three long time friends and colleagues. We asked the owner Robin Singh if he could have Chef Bitna prepare a chef's table style meal, presenting to us a series of dishes of her choice. Without exception we thought this was one of the best meal's of our lives, and we have all been to Michelin star restaurants, and visited the top places in New York, Napa Valley, Europe and elsewhere. The smoked elk was my favorite, although the wild boar and seared tuna were strong competitors. There were many other courses and the presentation was spectacular. Robin is a consummate host, selecting a perfect wine and doing a special cheese presentation at the end. SO GOOD!!!

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  16. BernardH

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Menu shown on website not all available. Serving plates cold for lukewarm food. Food cold halfway through meal. Service equally cold. Seriously overpriced for what it was. Definitely not fine dining.

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  17. Mohammad

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Its a nice place for a first date or celebrating your accomplishments, very unique style of design and a perfect menu with variety of foods and drinks, there are couple of points I believe I need to mention, the night we went I believe something happened with their ordering system an our food was delayed ( between the cold app and the main course a delay of 45 min ) our server I believe made a mistake and didn't double check with the kitchen staff to see if they did receive our order or not, long story short we did receive the foods and me an my friend weren't bother with delay it was ok!, but the manager did had a harsh conversation with our server infront of other customers, that's not OK, any critics that needs to be mentioned shouldn't happen infornt of us! the manager did bring us complementary wines ( red and white) for the delay but I believe the appropriate approach could have been admitting to the delay or the mistake and asking us how they can make it right or what drink we would like! the other thing is about the pianist, he was a very talented person and we did enjoy it! I know music can be one of those things that it depends on specific likings of each person but I think the rhythm of piano was on a repeated melody! Overall nice food and atmosphere.

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  18. JamesH

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let’s start with the best - The attentive service provided by our server and his support team was exceptional. He was incredibly engaging and knowledgeable and was happy to share his experiences and insights with us at each interaction. We were there to celebrate our son’s 19th Birthday and the team worked with us graciously as our daughter has a dairy intolerance. The food was absolutely fabulous - if you get a chance and they have it available you must try the wild boar! The Elk Ragu was perfect and the seared Elk was done to temp and the accompaniments were well balanced! Wine list was large enough to make deciding tough and the cocktails were well crafted….pricey when you order everything but not unexpected and it is an all around great experience…

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  19. TimothyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Advertised as a farm to table restaurant. If you like raw elk served cold, this is the place for you! There were four of us, we waited two hours for our food to be served and all of our meals were cold! I noticed most tables waited as long and everyone was complaining. The staff seemed to not care as I guess it's the way that they do business. My wife ordered her hamburger "medium well with no pink" and it was served blood red! My cocktail was so watered down that it tasted like water. This is one of the worst restaurants I've ever eaten in!

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  20. GinnyW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service probably the best we have ever had..food very good … We will definitely be back!!

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  21. FerdinandV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a reservation with Opentable (CB, phone number...) 3 days ago. But there was a party and no room for us. I was first told "we are sorry, you should not have been able to make reservation". And after responding that it was a little late to tell us that , I was also told that they tried to reach us but because it was an international phone it did not work. I wonder how my family and friends can still call me from France on my cell phone then ?! Liar dont inspire me good food. Ferdinand, angry to be taken for a fool

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  22. JonathanC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute must to taste Canadiana done right! We went early in the evening but the reception was warm, the staff engaging and professional and the ambience was very cool. The food was excellent and it was good to see Canadian ingredients used so well. I highly recommend the charchuterie and my wife commends the scallops. A jazz band was just warming up as we left which only made the overall experience just a little cooler!

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  23. AlanaB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious cuisine and wonderful service. Gorgeous setting. Conveniently located to dine before a show down the street. Sunchoke tortellini were very memorable. Elk ragu pasta was delicious and perfectly cooked, but certainly felt less imaginative than my partners dish.

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  24. KristynR

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very poor & the server gave us a lot of attitude for not wanting to order a drink or dessert. We also had to return our food which is something I have not done in years.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the theme, atmosphere, dishes and the staff.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience and delicious food! Will definitely go again. Try the oka cheese and any of the elk meat.

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  27. JASMINEO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with incredible service and delicious food!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing farm to table Canadian restaurant featuring ingredients such as elk. Phenomenal. We had not been able to visit from the US since 2017 but just returned and the experience was wonderful. Highly recommended.

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  29. JacobM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay and the service was good. Overall ambiance was a bit strange. Good cocktails though.

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  30. Felicia

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best dining experience I’ve had in years! The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning, the food is unique and the service is phenomenal. The food was AMAZING. Our server was so friendly and attentive, but by no means made us feel rushed. I had spilt on myself and a minute later he was at our table with a cloth and soda water. Staff are dedicated to ensuring a great experience. Portions were perfect sizes. I highly recommend Woods for a delicious, unique dining experience. I will definitely be returning repeatedly

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional experience. A little spendy but worth it. The scallop appetizer is one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten. The ambiance could have skewed pretentious but instead stayed cozy. I only wish there had been a lighted dessert option to balance the heaviness of the meal, eg a fruit sorbet.

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  32. Alphonse

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance is good, if a bit too blue (literally). Service is friendly, attentive, and professional, couldn't complain. Now, food. Cocktail was OK, well-executed but nothing exceptionally exciting (Old Fashioned and Niagara Peach). We got the beet salad, elk tartare, wild boar chop, and seared elk. Salad was well executed, yet I don't think it's worth ordering if you are looking for something special; the tartare was fresh, savory, decadent, and the potato chips was one of the best I've eaten, it's subtly sweet, savory, just salty enough, cut paper-thin yet holds well enough to scoop the meat; all in all, one of the best tartare I've eaten in Toronto so far. Seared elk on the other hand was good, if a bit disappointing, in part because of the plating, and in part because of the dark, blue lighting; The first thing I noticed was the lack of salt on the elk, which i guess is a consideration taken by the restaurant if their clientele leans towards more older, more sedentary folks; I was helpfully supplied with a salt grinder and as I suspected, it does ties the dish together beautifully. The star of the night is the pork chop, to our surprise. It was flavorful, succulent, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth tender with a shatteringly crisp crust on the outside, which i will not complain about. All in all, good food, but definitely unexpected.

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  33. martina

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole "Woods Restaurant" experience was amazing! The food was above anything we have ever tasted to the very experienced, friendly and professional wait staff. Felt at home and relaxed. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone, and we will definitely be back! Thank you, Woods Restaurant!

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  34. Slick

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance,beautiful room, music, food, service - David! Thank you for making our evening extra special!

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  35. NouyC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and even more amazing food. The waiter was great.

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  36. JDH20220422

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Amazing food. Excellent service and a great vibe overall.

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  37. JeffW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for business or personal reasons. Highly recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very nice and helpful. Food was very good but steak wasn’t 10/10 Would go again though!

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  39. JanetteM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our dinner there. Food was delicious and the wine great! It is a very cozy and comfortable restaurant and the servers were lovely. Will definitely go back.

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  40. Craigf

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the meal, a bit on the pricier side, meals were smaller, but food was really good and not typical items on the menu

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Woods Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Woods Restaurant & Bar

45 Colborne Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1E3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Church
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, French, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Various Green P lots in neighbourhood.Meter parking available along King St, Church St, Wellington St..
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    BITNA PARK
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 214-9918
  • Private party facilities
    Book your event with Woods and experience a truly unique evening. We can create menus specific to your event, arrange theme dinners and work within your budget. We also offer family-style and a la carte dining options.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 374-7769
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