Woods Restaurant & Bar

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome all around. Will go back

KS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was excellent!! Wonderful food, ambiance and service! Definitely going back ASAP!

MT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had good service - very professional. The scallops were great. We sat in the front window area which was a bit cold with the door opening and closing. Next time I’ll ask to sit in the back where it’s more cozy.

LV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Attentive and kind service. We both finished every bite. We will definitely be back.

DB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second experience at Wood's was just as good as the first. Great service. Excellent food and great atmosphere for a business lunch.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience dining at Woods Restaurant. We were visiting Toronto for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. This was the epitome of our visit. Dinner was incredible, but it was our server Mike that truly made the experience special. His attentiveness to detail and sense of humour made for an unforgettable evening of sharing and laughter. Incredible night....Thank you!!

SR
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I have had two amazing meals at this restaurant but both times have found the waitstaff impolite in different ways.

The first time a waiter was unnecessarily loud and then rude to other staff (not us directly but the lack of awareness of our discomfort wasn't great).

The second time I was mocked by our waiter for asking what format the ribs were served in - while I don't know if this was genuinely as stupid a question as he made it seem, pointing it out to me that it was, pretending to explain in a mocking voice, and then saying "well I don't know what to tell you" and continuing to laugh - was pretty uncalled for.

I don't think he would have made such comments and continued in this manner if I'd been male. I also note that there were no female waitstaff either time we visited which seems strange.

Anyways, sad to say goodbye to the amazing food but I don't think I'm comfortable going back.

Also - Agreed with other reviewers that the bathrooms are a mess.

TC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service. Good value. Had a great time. Enjoyed the meal.

TM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent and second experience at the Woods already! John, our waiter was outstanding and the place well be 'a go-back place' for all the participants of this dinner.

KK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a really nice time. Only real issue was there was only one vegetarian dish, but we were already aware as we checked the menu online. We very much enjoyed the complimentary drink at the bar across the lane way.

CA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Canadian cuisine is the draw, for me and many others.

HM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodated my food restrictions without any issues. My guests loved the vibe and thx food. Our server was great.

SS
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Beautiful decor and ambiance. Great service. Good location

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sadly the food was substandard - seared elk main is a "confused" dish... elk meat was cooked all right, but was under seasoned, sun choke tortellini were cold and chewy, not nice to eat, parsnip pure was insignificant, lacking flavour, oyster mushrooms were far, far from crispy... Overall, big disappointment!

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Amazing food. We will be back! Thank you

CM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. The service is outstanding and the meal delicious

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Staff shortage in the kitchen meant our food took more than 1 hour but we were given free drinks while we waited. The food itself was delicious, well worth the wait. We had a train to catch so it was a wee bit stressful but aside from that we had a great lunch and the waiters took very good care of us. I would eat there again in a heartbeat!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff that were knowledgeable, attentive with a nice sense of humour

TR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was cold and service could use a bit more improvement. The menu was very promising

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time and amazing food.

They treated us so so so well.

Thank-you :)

d
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was terrible. Ravioli was tough and tasted bitter and sour. My husband's over-priced halibut was not fresh.

i
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful meal at this Toronto restaurant located in a very interesting old building. My husband had the elk medallions (which he’s still talking about)and I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Impeccable service and the waiters were very knowledgeable about the menu items and wine list. Their recommendations were spot on. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Highly recommend.

BE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening with some friends. Interior was cozy and calm. The food was imaginative and delicious and wine pairings on point. Would definitely go back.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner at Woods Restaurant. Our server was very charismatic and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. Would def recommend!

L
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, nice place for ant occasion

WS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent and all servers were attentive and friendly -- we felt like we were the only table in the house though we certainly weren't. The food was perfection. Simple with depths of flavour.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience. Came for the Foie Gras (restaurant Specialty). Guess what. Sold out !
Other dishes were terrible!

t
Manitoba
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, excellent energy and above all freaking awesome food!
(mic drop)

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service servers are very professional, food outstanding. The atmosphere is quiet no thumping music

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t say enough - fantastic experience!

KA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, amazing staff and great food.
Good wine selections and other cocktails!
Warm and inviting ambience. I highly recommend Woods.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent local fare. A chill low rise alternative to Canoe.

DX
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Went for my wife’s birthday. We had a romantic corner seats. Food was fantastic and great value

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food, terrific environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner for 4 took about 3 hours so slow service but servers were apologetic and polite. Food was good, lots of different options and all presented very nicely. Loved the ambiance and decor.

CM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband's steak was chewy, so he didn't really enjoy his meal, and my pasta wasn't as hot as it should have been...so that is why we gave a 4 star instead of a 5 star for the food. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere is really nice.

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with my dad before a show at the Sony Centre!

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place, good food and amazing service. I would recommend it.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service - the guys are always affable and entertaining! We love it there!

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service at Woods. The food was delicious and Michael took great care of us. Will be back!