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About Woods Restaurant & Bar

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, French, Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Church

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 214-9918

Website:
http://www.woodsrestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Parking lot available directly across the street at Church St. and Colborne St.

Meter parking available along Colborne St.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Woods Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (5)
Group Bookings (5)
Romance (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
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Food2
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

In the past we were never disappointed with the food here, but something is seriously amiss now. The amuse was undercooked and almost inedible, as was my wife's duck portion, she had to leave some of it behind, a first that I've seen. The menu is the same but the manner in which foods are cooked is seriously off, underseasoned... too bad, it was a great place for so long. On the other hand, service is still good. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the noise level is outrageous and it's impossible to hear each other. To top it all off, the restaurant didn't award the 100 points credit for a reservation and I had to complain to opentable... what happened?

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

When we arrived, our table wasn’t ready, due to a Christmas party who brought more guest than expected. But instead of treating us like most restaurants and leaving us while we wait, they went way out of their way to make sure we were happy while we waited, and were we ever glad we did! The food was impeccable! I had the duck and my wife had the halibut, and both dishes were amazing. These guys made our rare night out such a great time. So glad we came and waited! Definitely will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service are always outstanding at Woods. However, the restaurant this time was extremely noisy, making table conversation almost impossible through the entire meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Took my date here for dinner. We had an amazing meal. I had the smoked elk carpaccio and steak and he had the duck. All of our dishes were stellar! The service was impeccable. Love this place and will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food, drinks and service. They went the extra mile! Def recommend!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fun! Good food and excellent service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is my fourth visit to Woods. The cuisine is excellent the service is first rate. The menu is not long but the preparations are creative and delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The most magical dinner experience filled with local, quality ingredients and amazing service. There were two waiters serving my bread! Lovely!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first time and won't be our last. Service was great and we had a group of 7.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service, food was also amazing. You have to go here.

Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was so excited to try this restaurant, and it seemed really promising. The service is excellent, the interior is well-designed, and we had great drinks throughout (cocktails/wine/dessert wine.) But the food was not up to par. Both entrees were bland and quite underseasoned, and the foie gras was prepared in a way that made it lose all its texture and fattiness. It was just sweet. The brownie on the menu was the only part of the meal that lived up to the rest of the experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was passable but portions were very small for the dollar value. We were disappointed at the end of the night when our server grudgingly supplied us with separate bills after delivering a group bill to the table without checking first.
Our group had the distinct feeling that the staff was in a hurry to see us leave at the end of the night...here's your coat...don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable. Food was delicious as usual!

Food3
Ambience3
Service3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice menu and wine selection. Food was well cooked, but very under underseasoned. All in all it was a good meal, but very underwelming.

A solid meal, just nothing steller.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful interior. Attentive servers. Good variety of appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were looked after like royalty. We could not have had a better anniversary celebration. The food was delicious, the service superb and the ambiance is great, it’s bustling and full (even on a Tuesday). We were offered complimentary drinks including a glass of Canadian champagne and ice wine. A wonderful night.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing dinner and service. A must try!

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was disappointing given the extravagant prices. Not impressed.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Meat dishes are very good. Excellent wine selection.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Meals are always wonderfully prepared at woods and the service is exceptional. Make sure you read all the cocktail ingredients because they do twists on drink favourites. If you enjoy vodka and know the Russian bar Pravda, these are the same owners. If you ask nicely, they can take you into Pravda after your meal through the back so you don't have to walk all the way around the block.

Food1
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was mediocre, service was excellent, wine was excellent, portions were very small.
Will not return.

Tags: Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Took out of town business colleagues to Woods on a week night. All were impressed with the food. However it was the service that was truly outstanding. People were still talking about it the next day. Very attentive and accommodating and always friendly. They even accommodated with separate bills. We were a table of 8. Well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

The server was pleasant, respectful and attentive. The food was great, I ordered the halibut, it's cooked to perfection. The mushroom sauce was a bit too creamy/thick to my taste. My daughter had tuna, it was fresh and high quality.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I have already made reservations for dinner with our family next time. This was our first visit and we can't say enough about the dinner ... service ... ambiance!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

They provided free wine top-ups because it was my birthday! And an extra tasting dish for my table of 5! Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was our second time there and it was amazing. All the food was very good and our server was impeccable, best in the city. My only concern was they was a large group there that was quite loud, not the restaurant's fault but it would have been nice to know. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

super service - thanks for making it a lovely evening for a friends get together.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Another great evening. Staff always make you feel at home and appreciated and the bison short rib is was amazing.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

SUPERB!! Servers were attentive. Music was not the typical "Top 40" for a nice change. Food was delectable - thank you WOODS!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent attention from the staff who gave timely advice on wine and course choices. Really appreciated the local (or at least Canadian) fare which was excellent.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Eating at Woods Restaurant was a wonderful experience. The service was attentive, really impeccable and not intrusive. We lingered and did not feel rushed. The sweet pepper soup and the salad were really extraordinary. Our friends said that the salad was the best that they had ever had. Prosecco dressing lovely. The squash ravioli melted in the mouth. The halibut was delicate and delicious. Dessert of s'more tart perfect ending. The emphasis on natural woods (in the artistic decoration of the bar) and the exposed bricks and wood beams was lovely. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our server was fantastic and the food was really good however appetizers are extremely small despite the price. Mains were more appropriately sized. The air conditioner is also very loud when it goes on depending on where you are sitting.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best staff ever. Lorne was amazing and knowledgeable

Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Perhaps we caught Woods on a very slow night - by 7:30 there were only 2 other guests in the restuarant. The food was average with a very slaty taste to both the halibut and pasta dishes that we pointed out to the waiter.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful meal! The wait staff was friendly and courteous, permitting us to order and eat at our own pace. The selections were varied and well prepared. The Charcuterie platter was made for sharing! Our table ate both meat (short ribs) and fish (halibut and yellowfin tuna), all very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I hate recommending this restaurant - because at one time it was a nice quiet place for lunch. Unfortunately the rest of the city has found it.

Now it is just a Great Place for Lunch or Dinner - but no longer quiet.

Damn.... I love this place

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice spot. We were the only ones in the place but they still managed to bring out all 3 meals cold. Portions were tiny. Good local organic ingredients.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Organic
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I booked with short notice (less than an hour) for a business dinner for 3 at 9 PM when we got there it was empty and it looks they were preparing to close early but the waiter asked us to hold and wait to ask the chef and he came back few minutes after saying it's fine and we sat where we picked and had a great dinner, we were never rushed to leave and had a great evening and my out of town business coworkers enjoyed also feeling the restaurant was only for us.
Thanks you!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The most excellent service - attentive, kind and knew the menu. The food and presentation of food was excellent. Well done twists on classics. Décor is perfect for a relaxing but also special meal. The meal was topped with complimentary ice wine and truffles.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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