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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.
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot available directly across the street at Church St. and Colborne St.
Meter parking available along Colborne St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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
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?
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.
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.
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!
Amazing food, drinks and service. They went the extra mile! Def recommend!
Fun! Good food and excellent service.
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.
The most magical dinner experience filled with local, quality ingredients and amazing service. There were two waiters serving my bread! Lovely!
Our first time and won't be our last. Service was great and we had a group of 7.
Fantastic service, food was also amazing. You have to go here.
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.
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.
Our server went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable. Food was delicious as usual!
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.
Beautiful interior. Attentive servers. Good variety of appetizers and entrees.
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.
Amazing dinner and service. A must try!
Food was disappointing given the extravagant prices. Not impressed.
Meat dishes are very good. Excellent wine selection.
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.
The food was mediocre, service was excellent, wine was excellent, portions were very small.
Will not return.
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!
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.
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!
They provided free wine top-ups because it was my birthday! And an extra tasting dish for my table of 5! Excellent service!
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.
super service - thanks for making it a lovely evening for a friends get together.
Another great evening. Staff always make you feel at home and appreciated and the bison short rib is was amazing.
SUPERB!! Servers were attentive. Music was not the typical "Top 40" for a nice change. Food was delectable - thank you WOODS!
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.
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.
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.
Best staff ever. Lorne was amazing and knowledgeable
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Great food, service, and atmosphere.
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