L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge

L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lwoodsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8476773350x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm



    *See Special Events below for Holiday hours...
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lynn's Back Room is a private room enclosed with beautiful French doors to give your special event the privacy needed for that speech, toast or meeting. Lynn's Back Room decor is the same as the restaurant featuring a cozy hearth to give your event a special touch. Lynn's Back Room accommodates groups up to 36.
  • Private Party Contact: Debbie Demondo (847)677-3350 x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln & Kostner
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge is a Northwoods Supper Club in the honored tradition of timeless Midwestern towns. Presenting "Classic American" comfort foods featuring ribs, chicken, fresh fish and a wide variety of sandwiches. L.Woods is a casual restaurant and gathering place where guests can relax with family and friends in a setting reminiscent of a comfortable, rustic lodge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
396 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (272)good for groups (188)great for lunch (151)kid-friendly (135)special occasion (123)fit for foodies (112)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (42)great for brunch (38)late-night find (29)romantic (28)scenic view (20)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Kaja
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Loved the chopped salad, would return for that alone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Delicious nut-crusted walleye; delicious skirt steak
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A FANTASTIC RESTAURANT!!
    ZUBSKISVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    THE SEATING HOSTESSES ARE ALWAYS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY!! THE FOOD WAS SENSATIONAL!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS JUST THE MOST SUPERB SERVER!! HE IS VERY TIMELY AND TAKES GREAT CARE OF ALL OF HIS CUSTOMERS!! AT THIS RESTAURANT, ALL THE EMPLOYEES ARE ALL SO NICE AND WONDERFUL!! THE MANAGERS ARE ALSO WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    From the beef ribs, fried chicken and wedge/Cesar salads....everything we delicious. And the they brought out an apple turnover big as your head and oh so yummy! I rarely eat leftovers but these were gone by the next night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love L. Woods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a great family dining spot! The menu is varied but not overwhelming, the food is delicious and filling. The fried cheese curds are a must-have item. They also have an extensive gluten-free menu for those who need it. It's hard to pick a favorite dish as I have something new each team and have loved everything I've ordered. Can't wait until our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeanVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    L Woods has the best fried chicken in town, every Sunday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notpickyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    old time supper club all natural ingrediants at reasonable prices--loved the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Staple
    MocakesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a great place. We had seen it on Check Please a while ago and it had been a while since we had tired it. We went before a movie - the service was good and quick. The food was yummy! We will put this on the list for out of town non-foodie friends/family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ribs and Chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As L Woods is known for their ribs and chicken, whala! Very good. Next time I order a full slab of ribs. They were tender, juicy, and moist. Meat fell off the bone and no need to hand-hold them high. The craft draft beer choices were nice, a dozen or so. My wife had the parmesan crusted cod and it was good as well. We split the chopp salad. Now my places for chopp salad include L Woods. Nice rustic cabin lodge look and feel. Lots of taxidermy fish. First timers get a free flatbread which was a nice surprise for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bunnies94VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The six of us had a lovely meal. Our reservation was honored right on time, we were seated immediately. Service was good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    GroovyTravellerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Been a while since we were at L.Woods. Waitress was excellent. Food very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • madame1971VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As usual, dinner at L Woods was delicious and the service was perfect. We had the white fish and ribs and all were wonderful. The kitchen split our meals for us, so we didn't have to split our food at the table. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. This is why we keep on coming back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent!
    DinerBewareVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants and I dine it alot! The quality of the food is ALWAYS, without exception, prepared exactly as you request. The service also is wonderful! Always, an excellent dining experience!! I come here often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Just one of those comfortable places with good food and good service. We weren't rushed and the noise level allows for easy conversation. I wish their wine list was a little better but overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L. Woods Comfortable
    criz
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love this restaurant, especially the room with the knotty pine. I feel like I'm in a Wisconsin cabin. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant! Anything you order will be first rate. You do have to request bread now, as this was not the case in the past. Service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what we expected
    teacher
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Given that this is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant we expected better. We were seated right away, but we had to flag down our server after sitting for over 10 minutes. He did not ask for our drink order, but instead just took our dinner order. From the time we sat down until the time we got our entrees over an hour had elapsed. The food was very average. I am gluten free, and the chicken dish I got consisted of two tasteless chicken breasts with some bland lemon butter sauce. My son's turkey burger was over spiced, and my wife's salad was very bland, too. We had mentioned the need for a gluten free menu on Open Table, we had to ask for one. We also mentioned it was my birthday. No mention was made by the host or server.
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  • Always Good
    Jojo20VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    L Woods is always consistently good. The food is always tasty. Their specials are very good. Their appetizers and desserts are very good. They have everything from sandwiches to full dinners. The service is always attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is very lively.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food. Felt like I was in a Northern Wisconsin suupper club.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable L Woods
    notafoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    L Woods is a restaurant you keep coming back to because of the consistently good food, good service, and good atmosphere. We have never had a bad experience. The range of items on the menu is great. You can eat light or have a big meal. We love the Chopped Salad and Flatbread Pizzas. The burgers are tasty as well. The deserts are very good. Be sure to order them with your meal so they are ready when you are finished with dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ
    luvLEYEVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We both enjoy the ribs, baby back and beef ribs. Our previous visit we tried the apple strudel dessert (must order with your meal) and we weren't thrilled, thought the crust should have been very flaky but seemed a little tough. This time we tried the chocolate cake with molten center (also must order with your meal) and we enjoyed the cake. Much bigger than we expected. We returned for the ribs, enjoy the beer list and several unique cocktails. It's very casual and quite loud, as long as you know what to expect! We would probably go back and try the brisket special (I think that was Tuesday). Both recent visits we had very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    WE often dine here with the kids. Always great service - especially from Jim. Most meals are locally sourced - a bonus. Specials are consistent hits, particularly the Sat night Prime Rib. Drawback -- cooks are generous with their salt shakers. We've made this place a regular since they opened (pre-kids), now our 4 kids love it too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DhanaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great server -Dameon. Chopped steak is a real deal @$15.99.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    DrJAF
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have eaten here often over the years. This was my first disappointment. Water glass was never refilled. Never offered a coffee refill. My fish came cold and dry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    CityGirl
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a fabulous family lunch here yesterday. Five people were in our group. We wanted a leisurely lunch and our server never rushed us. She understood and respected our wishes. Chopped salad and creamed spinach were amazing. Pounded chicken was also fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    StevePVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Outstanding service and great food. I highly recommend but you must get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive service
    CrabGourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Fresh seafood. Great seasonal specials. Excellent desserts, especially with fresh fruit. They will accommodate special food requests. Great managers. Today's waiter went out of his way to be helpful. Definitely above average. Overall this restaurant is fancier than the Wisconsin supper clubs with a larger food variety. I do not think there is another restaurant in Chicago area that currently compares to what this restaurant offers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Lettuce Joint
    LettuceFanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    its not always easy to get into L. Woods because it's probably the most fun and best food around that area. They did a nice job of mimicking an old Wisconsin Supper Club inside. (it even has that old lodge musty smell, something that sparks a lot of great memories for me.) Favorites apps: Cheese curds (Duh) Walleye Chips. For dinner, The ribs (both kinds of pork and the beef) are pretty amazing but I think their bbq chicken really stands out. (I ordered it the first time because I walked through the dining room and saw at least a 8 people eating it.) For dessert: Great key lime pie. (Similar to sister restaurants like Joe's & Shaw') and the hot brownie sundae. If you're a junkie for Melman joints, its not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Supper Club
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love L Woods for the atmosphere and good food. It's very cozy even though it's usually packed. I've been there on two occasions. The first time we had the rib eye steak and the BBQ ribs. Both were very tasty. This time I ordered the Prime Rib which was the Saturday night special. My dining companion had the ribs. Again, they were both very good. I will definitely be returning to L Woods
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bunnies94VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our experience was good. Server was a little pre-occupied and non-attentive, choosing to clear off another table while we waited for our salad dressing to be brought to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dual anniversary Outting
    JandJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised having never been there before. It was our 39th anniversary, and a couple of weeks after our friend's 39th as well. We always celebrate together each year. The hostess, Stacie, was marvelous. She knew it was the anniversaries and set aside a cozy booth. She said it was her favorite. The waiter, Martin, was great. Before our friends arrived we ordered two martinis, great! The dinner was great as well, 3 prime rib and one salmon. The mashed potatoes, to die for. Horse radish a good touch. There was a surprise anniversary dessert which was really nice too. All and all, it was a great evening and we will do it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was fair, service was slow and less than attentive. The restaurant has a gluten free menu, but the server was very uneducated on what gluten even is. A five minute explanation and a server would know a baked potato does not contain gluten. Clearly, management hasn't put in the effort to train staff on this dietary need, however has put the effort into marketing to the gluten free. I ordered the filet mignon, which was supposed to include sautéed mushrooms - no mushrooms, unappetizing less than stellar cut of meat seasoned only with salt and pepper. They shouldn't offer a GF menu if they can't make it work well for GF customers. For $27.99, thats pretty shameful.
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  • Great
    PinkyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always enjoy eating here the food is delicious. The waiters. Were very efficient an pleasant. The bar was good too, an the drinks were great. We definitly will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fried perch in the world
    Robert
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is great. Service to match. And lively enjoyable comfortable environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great restaurant. Would always go back v
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CB912
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    L. Woods always makes the experience very nice. We were seated quickly despite our group of 4 not all yet there (Chicago Rush Hours!) Our Waiter was incredible. Caesar Salad for 4 remains one of the best. Skirt steak was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mjg2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have dined here before and have always enjoyed the experience. The sangria and the ribs were great!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    reluctantreviewer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I returned in hopes of finding the steak salad I remembered so fondly. It was still on the menu and every bit as good as I recalled. I love the goldbrick sundae, a treat that I haven't found anywhere else. My companion was delighted with her burger and fries. We both appreciated the waiter. A pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my family's favorite places!
    LovelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    L. Woods has something for everyone. It is kid friendly, yet perfect for couples, the elderly, families, and larger groups or parties. The food is reasonably priced, of good quality, and most of all, delicious! It's in our neighborhood, and high on our list for evenings out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    tuffym
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Best beef ribs in Illinois...sauce is great.Air conditioninng a lttle too high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lodge atmosphere
    Dans
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A unique place in the city. Once in the doors you feel as if you are at a lodge in Wisconsin or Michigan and you left the city. Reservations are necessary if you are dining on the week end. Items on the menu are reasonably priced. The briskets we had were soft and very tasty. The dessert cobbler was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.