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
389 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (279)good for groups (194)great for lunch (145)kid-friendly (139)special occasion (127)fit for foodies (111)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (42)great for brunch (33)late-night find (31)romantic (27)scenic view (15)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Bone - L'woods same thing
    sweetsue
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very consistent in quality. Good with no surprises nor anything special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good Eats!
    GmvsKVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    L Woods doesn't disappoint. We haven't dined here for about a year as it is far away from home, but well worth the trip. The waitress was very attentive and we did not have to ask for anything twice. The Sunday special chicken was a bit too salty this time but the pulled pork and flattened chicken were to die for -- as were the mashed potatoes...and don't EVER take that BBQ flatbread off the menu, it's a taste of heaven
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My mother ordered prime rib as it is the Saturday special there. When it was served the manager happened to be walking by our table and noticed it was quite fatty, so... he proceeded to order her another piece and then comp'd her dinner. At the beginning of the meal we had ordered the Apple Streudel and the waiter forgot to write it down, so he comp's us another dessert and coffee. This is true customer service. I know sometimes mistakes can be made, but when it's immediately recognized and resolved that is the note of true professionals. I highly recommend L'Woods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    KentVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It appears that without ordering cocktails and appetizers our server lost total interest in taking care of us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • seasonal food
    CrabGourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great harvest turkey chowder. Walleye chips - a special treat since Chicago area restaurants do not serve much walleye. Apple cider salmon - well prepared. Fresh apple crostada - seasonal. Attentive waitstaff. Good local gem. Food quality is better than average Wisconsin supper club.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LWoods Consistent
    Garabaldi
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    LWoods came through again. Consistently good food and a nice atmosphere. Loved the walleye sandwich. Also the flatbread pizza. Nice place for the boys to get together for lunch or dinner. Plan ahead, however. It can be crowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A FANTASTIC RESTAURANT!!
    ZUBSKISVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    THE SEATING HOSTESSES ARE ALWAYS NICE AND FRIENDLY!! THE FOOD WAS JUST FABULOUS AS IT ALWAYS IS!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL!! HE IS VERY TIMELY AND VERY ATTENTIVE!! THIS RESTAURANT IS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM!! MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE ARE ALL SO GREAT!! THIS IS A GREAT RESTAURANT!!
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A slice of the North Woods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We celebrated my best friend's birthday at L. Woods recently. She had the NY Strip Steak and said it was the best steak she has had for a long time. I'm a vegetarian and the veggie burger was moist and tasty. Everything was extremely fresh and homemade. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed - think huge stone fireplace and antler chandeliers. Service was wonderful - personal, warm and efficient. We can hardly wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, comfortable atmosphere
    Elfish
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Tried L. Woods for the first time. Had a really nice experience. We had lunch there for my mom's birthday. Homey setting. Food was tasty. Service was very good. If you like comfort food, this is a good place to go. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Heaven!
    drzarkov1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I went for Sunday night dinner. I ordered the 20 oz. "King sized" prime rib dinner, L. Wood's Sunday specialty. This was possibly the best prime rib I've ever had (and I've had it at dozens of Wisconsin supper clubs), very tender & flavorful. (But the smaller 16 oz. "Queen size" should be more than enough for even the heartiest appetite.) My wife ordered their BBQ planked salmon, and said it was excellent. This was a relatively expensive dinner for us: with pre-dinner cocktails (their Muddled Kentucky Old Fashioned was excellent), chopped salad, and wine with dinner (a very limited wine list), plus tip, the bill was about $150. Not for foodies, but friendly service, great comfort food, and good value for the money. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    cynic
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Ribs were dry. Potato chips, cold. Slaw, blah. Overpriced for half slab.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Birthday Tradition
    ErikV
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I go here every year for my birthday because I love the atmosphere, I love that it's a neighborhood kind of place, I love the wait staff, and most importantly the food is amazing. I definitely recommend for special occasions... and the beef ribs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • salad salad
    mikey
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been to this place many many times. The meat is always good but the bloody mary was poorly done and the ceasar salad was not made up of dark green romaine but white, almost head lettuce type leaves. My brussel sprouts were too hard to eat. The ribs were as good as always. It will be awhile before I go back and pay almost $30.00 for the slab of spare ribs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden treasure
    Bubbaeatgood
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    great service- excellent food/basic but with a twist reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday Night Crowd
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    L Woods is always crowded because it is always excellent. Great food, comfortable dining for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeanVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food is always great but be prepared for lots of kids and parents who don't always manage them well in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love L Woods
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We've been going here for years and it stays consistently busy and good. Service is usually great!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    MangiVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I am a rather regular diner at L Woods. Great food, service, atmosphere! Will continue to visit with family and/or friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS A GREAT PLACE
    goodeats
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    FOR A NORTH SIDE DINING PLACE, L-WOODS IS THE PLACE. ALL THE FOOD ON THE MENUE IS GOOD. ALL THE SERVICE STAFF ARE NICE AND FRIENDLY. THE DRINKS ARE GENEROUSLY POURED, AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS COMFORTABLE. ALL IN ALL EVERY VISIT IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Everything we had was so delicious and well-made, especially the pear sangria. And the strudel! - It's is big enough for about six people. OUr one regret was that we were too stuff to try even more items. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the pork loin special!
    bs093070VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went on a Wednesday night so some of us could have the Breaded Pork Tenderloin special - it is amazing! Thin and crispy, and the breading is not too thick. Had a wonderful soup - a turkey chowder with cranberries - really hearty for autumn. The apple strudel is an amazing dessert. Everything every one had was good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • david
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The manager tried hard to honor my special request. The food and service never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    themul
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been to many lettuce restaurants and I always put L Woods at the top of my list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Seasonal treats
    CrabGourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    L. Woods changes its menu based on the seasons and available food. The turkey chowder has turkey meat pieces, cranberry, seeds, and sweet potatoe. It is flavorful and unique as chowders go. A fall treat. Good salads. Great fish choices. Walleye is always a treat. Barbecue salmon is tasty. Vegatables are fresh. Fresh shucked corn is good in season. Apple crostada is another fall delight. Female servers are attentive and professional. This is higher quality food than the typical Wisconsin supper club. We have even met people here from Wisconsin. Attentive male and female managers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MakakiloVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was wonderful as usual and our server / barrtender Greg M. was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    You can always count on getting a good meal at L Woods. The skirt steaks were seasoned and cooked just right. My husband said the baby back ribs were the best he's had . We have eaten here before and I hae come with groups and it is always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front Desk
    foodhappy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The front desk lady was not very friendly. Yes, that's a hard job, but she is the first person you meet and you want the welcome to be more positive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little off this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    server was not attentive and someone in the kitchen should string the green beans! Well cooked and fresh, but strings make them tough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food, reasonable prices, the Manager Pat was extremely friendly and courteous..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L bones
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always consistent service and food. Can't wait to go back there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long time favorite
    Localresident
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love Lwoods. It used to be called Bones and it still is fantastic. Great food. Great service. Prices are around $20 for main course but they include veggies and potatoes, they don't nickel and dime you. Always crowded, recommend reservations. Best thing is it's a lettuce entertain you spot...the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a family
    BLTBAH
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went to L Woods to celebrate my dads 87 birthday. The food was as expected. It was very crowded and noisy which made it hard to talk sometimes. Overall a good experience and was what we were looking for...a super club type atmosphere with shrimp cocktail and steaks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miscommunication
    Birdman
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had ordered the daily special with a side of ribs but received side of ribs dinner with no daily special. I was too tired/hungry to correct the server and just ate the food, which was good, that was brought. Next time will clarify and have the server repeat back to me the order to make sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skokie Gem
    Buttons
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    L. Woods is our go-to restaurant for special occasions or when we want to dine out with friends. The ambiance is great, the food is outstanding, and the service is second to none. I have never left there disappointed. I have had their dry rub back ribs, barbecued planked salmon, and chicken and each one is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebrations
    MangiVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My friend was treating me to a birthday lunch at L. Woods. Service was great; food was wonderful as usual, and I was given a birthday dessert on the house. Awesome experience this time and always, which is why I keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • madame1971VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I always love dining here. Lunch is the best- it's quiet!! We shared the chopped salad and the key lime pie, both of which were delicious. Service was outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, sloow service
    saisson
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is the "steady eddy" of restaurants. Wide menu assortment specializing in BBQ. Planked salmon and skirt steak were outstanding as well as the drinks: Old Fashioned & Gin Gimlet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Dependable
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good food, good service - consistently. I am a regular patron and Woods always comes through as a "go-to" place for selection, quality and nice seating. Prices are creeping however - a concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StuartVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    food was good but alittle pricy for that it is............Not bad however
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistent & charming
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Neighborhood place. Great service! Need a wine list though. They have five choices, although usually a couple of decent bottles. Food is consistently good. Ribs and garlic mashed potatoes are always delish. Prime rib was good. Wedge salad was yummy! Great key lime pie. Nice cocktails made by experienced bartenders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.