Woods Restaurant & Bar

4.5
871 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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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
  • 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
What 871 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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TerryA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with outstanding service and food,
the chef accommodated our vegetarian requests from the set menu.
All in all a very enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner.
We will be going back again in the future.

SM
StaceyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and accommodating to the children with us. Celebrating our anniversary (also New Year’s Eve) and they made it a very special night for us all! We will be back. The food was amazing, the service was amazing. A very comfortable fine dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic New Years dinner - food and service was exceptional ! Elk was delicious and all the plates including the gnocchi were tasty! Will be back in 2022!

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patriciab
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is outstanding.10 out of 10

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Barb
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great time. I would go back. The portions are a good size. I don’t like over eating so I was very happy and satisfied. They choose quality over quantity, which I definitely prefer. Note, I had the duck and my husband had the steak. Both dishes were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time to Toronto, and we were amazed at our expert. You have to try this place.

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KImG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a great time at Woods restaurant. The cocktails were to die for, the food was next level Canadian food. Simple flavours but everything was just cooked and seasoned to perfection. Our server Derek was also top notch! I would recommend this restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love the space and the food here, I love that they fully promote Ontario produce and Ontario wines. We did get a bit of an icy reception from the hostess initially and got seated at a table in an awkward corner by a service station (despite the restaurant being empty at the time) which got the evening started on an uh-oh note, but it was made up for by our delightful server and delicious food. Our waiter was a ball of energy and an absolute delight, and made suggestions that were genuine and welcome. The value for money is fantastic here, and that’s a rarity in Toronto.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Woods. The servers were attentive and the food was delicious.

JM
JessicaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been there 3 times in the last 4 weeks. It’s my go-to place for entertaining. Love it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a really good restaurant. Interesting and imaginative menu, similarly interesting wine list and terrific service.

SS
SideStreet
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food & wine, ambiance, and helpful & cheerful service! Great spot!

JC
JudyC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We have previously dined at Wood’s but found this visit disappointing. The reservation was early so not busy. The gentleman seating people had his mask under his nose quite often. The food was uninspired with little taste. The beet salad was average and the scallop appetizer had a very small amount of scallops considering the price. The pumpkin ravioli was undercooked and bland and the chicken cordon blue was a very small portion and also bland. Service was fine. Overall a disappointing experience.

GM
GM123
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was excellent and service from our waiter was also excellent. Unfortunately the Matre D was not wearing his mask properly at all during the night, consistently in close contact with guests (speaking, serving food, coat check, showing guests to the table) with his mask below his chin. Completely unprofessional and unsafe.

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Andrea
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, very good food and plating. Will come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Service was slow and then frantic with multiple wait staff descending on our table at once. Food was bland. Scallop app only included 1 small scallop with civiche… The restaurant itself is beautiful… such a shame.

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vipWithHonours
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Derek was absolutely amazing as a waiter. Food was delicious. Takes a bit of time for it to arrive as everything is done to order and made from scratch, but extremely delicious. Restaurant itself seems very busy and a lot of people doing a lot of jobs, so you’re kinda left to your own devices for some time, but everyone is attentive to your needs. Extremely good food.

JE
JELE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Need to improve on service time. Can understand that food might take some time and certainly some people prefer that. However, unacceptable that first order for drinks took almost 30 mins.... And second order about 15 mins... For beer and soft drink...

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GregG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food ambiance and service were excellent!

JC
JaimiC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and served promptly even though it was a busy night. The have an excellent wine list too.

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Damali
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greta good and ambiance. Everything met my expectations!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and even better service. Derek was an exceptional server.

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Anum
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food (got the steak) and the ambience is great! Perfect place to take out of towners/guests

JR
vipJessicaR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The elk ragu was the best dish next to the scallops * single scallop *. The seared elk was unfortunately quite tough. The seared tuna was not tender. Croquettes along with it were spicy and tasty. Dessert was nothing to rave about with cold dry donuts and a chocolate mousse that they call a s’more. Sadly underwhelming. Nice atmosphere. Derek was friendly, but slow service.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had to put 1 because we did not even get to dine there. on our honeymoon, we were happy to have found a spot for a saturday evening quite late , at 9:30pm. when we arrived,the restaurant was packed and very noisy. upon telling the first staff member that we had a reservation, he blantly said 'no you'll have to come back another day we are full'. We then repeated that we had a reservation and showed our phone to him and he just said 'thats not possoble, wait a sec'. he fetched a second staff member who then as nonchanlantly told us that they had an event that was booked months in advance. he then proceeded to blame us for booking with opentable, telling us that they have a monopoly and gesticulating towards the screen telling us that they had a technical problem. i was furious as this really gave a sour taste to the evening, even more so since absolutely no welcome, no warm words, no apology and no solution was offered. would def not recommend and go back.

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EmmaL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I was so excited to come to this restaurant and it was good, but my pasta was cold, and the portions were really small. Our table wasn't ready, and we had to ask to be seated well after the 'few mins' they told us we would have to wait. Our waiter was kind, knowledgeable and very energetic, but could have worked on his timing. These few details are what's keeping me from giving this restaurant an outstanding. I think it could get there.

MS
MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Only suggestion - food could be warmer at time of serving.

Otherwise, tremendous presentation, flavours and uniqueness.

We would return!

JR
JasmineR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Toronto with amazing food, service & ambiance!

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Flint
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent. I quite enjoyed my time at Woods. The appetizers were a tad pricy, but not out of range of what one might reasonably expect at such a classy venue.

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vipcarmen
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, service and food was excellent. Owner and staff were incredible. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I dined here recently and our experience was by far top notch!!

The service was incredibly attentive and the food was unbelievably well thought out, beautiful to the eye and delicious!

We would go back in a heartbeat

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambiance!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Disappointed by the lack of gluten-free options (ZERO) for dessert.

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LeeAnnV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great, our servers were very attentive , food was delicious and presentation was fantastic.

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LoveFood
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great evening. Interesting food, fun, attentive service. Accommodating of special needs.
Would come again
Thanks

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marco
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great attentive service. Food was first rate. Great evening.

TM
TMGM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with delicious and interesting local foods that were paired perfectly. Even down to the complimentary wines with our starters. A great way to get back to 'normal' Everything was delicious! We almost felt we were the only people in the restaurant (we weren't) as the service was on point.

TD
TangledDiner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with my best friend was superb! The service was impeccable - making us feel very welcomed and attended; the cocktail menu was inventive; the wine list adequate; and the food - outstanding! My meal began with a lovely beet salad, followed by an exquisite Rack of Wild Boar after which I left but a bare bone on the plate! BF had the Pumpkin Ravioli, which she loved. Dessert was unlike anything we'd ever had - like eating a delicious cloud! This was our first visit and was recommended by the folks at Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square. I'm so glad they did, Woods is now on my list of must-go's whenever I'm in Toronto! I suggest you put it on yours.

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KimF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So delicious. Menu and service were impeccable. So many things We wanted to try on the menu, so we will definitely go back!

RM
RoseM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended Woods Restaurant for a friends birthday celebration. There were 6 of us.
From the moment we walked in we were treated with kindness and were provided amazing service. Our waiter was fantastic! Suggested plates and drinks to try (which were all outstanding)
Highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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Woods Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 871 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.