Food was amazing. One member
Food was amazing. One member of the party had food allergies, and Wood's took it in stride by tweeking the menu items that were selected without diverting from aromatic flavors. We ordered the scallops, heirloom salad, cheese flight and the roasted whole fish special, which were all excellent. Drink menu is extensive...one small step is a great drink. Also, had a nice wine list.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only complaint is the material
My only complaint is the material used for the outdoor tables. It's very slick, and when water and drinks come they slide (also the ground is not level). Having to watch out for this more than a few times took away the nice evening my friend and I were having at the restaurant. The food was very delicious and our wait staff very personable and friendly!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wood never disappoints and I will continue to return.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to Wood since
I've been going to Wood since the second day it opened and continually return with friends to introduce them to the experience. Wood is a great place for dinner for two, drinks/light supper at the bar, special occasions and get together with friends. The food is consistently top-notch, the seasonal menu keeps it fresh, the bar & wait staff are attentive, well informed and inviting. I'll be back many more times.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Service, good food.
Wood exceeded our expectations service wise, the food was good, we enjoyed the small plates more than the main course and appreciated that they were very accommodating with a group of 3 ladies and a kid! I would recommend the terrine of foie gras and the blueberry dessert as a must have!
Beautiful space, nice crowd, awesome service and the toasty bread never runs out!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Little Gem
I really liked this place and the food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and always available for providing pointers on the menu and even friendly small talk. The food was very good and not terribly priced. I'd go back again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, as usual.
Food was excellent, as usual. Peter was the nicest, best, most knowledgeable server. Wood is great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting, delicious small plates
We chose this location for a girls' night out on a friend's recommendation. The small plates were interesting and delicious-oxtail risotto, burrata, scallops, yum! Our server, Peter was fantastic and able to guide our food and drink choices. I would travel in to the city to go there again.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
East Lakeview's Best
We come to Wood often. Service is always friendly and attentive. The food is out of this world - the chef changes the menu often, and always with wonderful surprises. Most recently we had the stone fruit with home made Burrata and arugula - and also the tomato salad - both fresh and mouth wateringly delicious. Then soft shell crab as conceived in the mind of God; and a new take on fried chicken that would make you want to slap yo mama!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a gem!
This place was awesome, food is great, service wonderful. I suggest the Pate and Mousse appetizer, to die for and wonderfully presented..
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
You guys were amazing. Thanks
You guys were amazing. Thanks for making a rare treat extra special. Love you Mark!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this and will come back
I found this restaurant through Yelp and was not disappointed. My daughter and I went on a Tuesday evening so I cannot comment on the "bar scene" as it was not crowded. However, the staff was knowledgeable and very friendly and the food was amazing. I recommend the flatbread, best I ever had. The ingredients are fresh and the chef really knows how to balance a plate. I will go back as soon as I can. I am also looking forward to seeing what the atmosphere is like on a weekend.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a particular focus on seafood specials makes Wood a treat. Located in the heart of Boystown, you can't ask for a better spot to eat before hitting the clubs afterwards. Or, if in the mood for a low key night, sticking around the bar and having a few drinks.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic, and
The food was fantastic, and our server's extremely attentive (without being overbearing) nature made our experience a 100% delight. In town for Chicago's ultra-fun Big Shoulders swim & we wanted a great dinner the night before the swim. I had already been here once so I knew it was good. My friend ditched her husband, brought her Mother & we had a great time. The roasted chicken was juicy, with some eclectic touches, certainly not vapid. We started with a tomato salad, not too tangy or "over-flavored" like you sometimes get with a caprese style dish. Boozed too, always a nice pairing with good friends & good food. The patio offered a good view of passersby while not picking up street. Can't say enough nice things about our server.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are from Switzerland and we find the food excellent and the service was excellent. We will come back again
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took friends of mine who brought two "foodies" from Paris with them. Both arebvery successful doctors who have practices in Italy, Greece and France. They flipped out! One said that he was a "food snob" and has eaten at many 4 Star Michelin Restaurants and that Wood was better than all but one of them. They were shocked at what a great bargain the food was, considering the quality. They both had the cold corn chowder and the roasted chicken breast. I had the chicken breast as well. That chicken breast, was by-far, the best I've EVER eaten. They "sous vide" the chicken before finishing it in their wood oven. Eat here. You won't be disappointed.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
preconcert great spot
We were going to the Vic for a concert and I found this newer neighborhood spot on open table so decided to try it based on the reviews. The tomato salad was excellent and very large for 2. The corn chowder was amazing. So creamy and the crab just added to it's deliciousness. We had the swordfish and it too was very good, a bit underdone, but surprisingly good as I had never had swordfish rare. Now for the spaghetti with crab fondue...The kitchen needs to learn not to serve a glob of pasta with the sauce on top. I literally tried to get a bite and picked up the whole glob with my fork. I would highly suggest cooking the pasta with the sauce before serving. Peter, our server, was wonderful and all of his suggestions were right on.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice summer dinner
Wood has a great outdoor space to enjoy while it's still nice. It's also a refreshing change for well presented food in a sea of burgers and bar food. The tomato salad was excellent (loved the dressing) and the ham flatbread tasty. The spaghetti was excellent, with crab and beans. Wine list is always interesting.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Too much fun!
If you had ever gone to Firefly, you will not recognize it now as wood. what a transfiguration! Menu is divided into a couple of sections of small shareable plates (quite generous portions at that, at a great price point) and several entrees. Menu changes periodically. Pastas are fantastic in texture and flavor. So many rich offerings (foie gras mousse, burratta, cream of corn (not all in one dish of course!)--use your server to help put together a great meal. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cocktails have jumped on the mixology bandwagon and there is a full bar and decent wine list as well. Never have been able to leave room for dessert but am making a priority for next time. And there WILL be a next time--for you as well!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a drink / meal
We went with a group of 10 and had a 10:15 reservation. They were ready for us and sat us at two tables next to each other. Our server was fantastic and the food was very good. The bar was very busy and although the noise level was quite high, it was still easy to have a conversation with your table companions. Three people at my table, including me, had the Tagliatelle and it was delicious. The flatbread was quite good as well. Would definitely go back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going since they opened... And will keep going back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Tasty Food
Went here for a special event recently and the staff was great. I didn't like my second drink and so my server brought me something else that I really enjoyed. Cheese plate is outstanding and one of my favorite dishes on the menu. I will come back for another special night. Most of the staff is very friendly.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Wood!
Love the environment, and the food is amazing. The menu is ever changing and doesn't disappoint.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were quite good. Arrived 15 mins early for a 10 pm reservation and was glad for it. The host informed us that the kitchen would close promptly at 10 and that we needed to order quickly. This seemed odd given that OpenTable had allowed me to book a table at 10. What would have happened had we merely been on time for our reservation?
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second trip to Wood and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We weren't in the mood for Large Plates, so we stuck with the Apps and Small Plates. We may have had one too many dishes, but it was worth it. I won't go through all of the dishes, and will instead just mention the standouts - the Trout appetizer and the Oxtail Ragout. Both were absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was outstanding. We put our wine choices in his hands and he did not disappoint. After a few questions about what we normally like he selected a white to go with our trout and a few reds for the remaining dishes. They were spot on in every case. They were interesting and paired perfectly with our dishes. Well done!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place. Great drinks, friendly owner, fun server. Well worth a trip.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wood was a great find. Food was creative yet accessible - well prepared and unique. Had the spaghetti small plate and the fried chicken - both were excellent! Shared apple fritters for dessert which matched the quality of the meal.
Service was excellent overall except for a somewhat slow bar staff. The Jack Rose cocktail was perfect.
My only complaint is the tight tables / booths - but honestly, it was all manageable and worthwhile!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wood is a great place to dine
I took my adult son who lives in Lakeview and my 10-year-old son out for brunch at Wood. The food was very, very good. Wood does breakfast foods with a twist -- the corned beef hash featured large meaty chunks of delicious corned beef. The polenta is not to be missed. The apple fritters were delicious as was the burrata. The waiter was sweet with my younger son. We enjoyed our meal immensely and I would definitely return to Wood again.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood
Great addition to the dining scene in Lakeview. We had fabulous food, wonderful service, and enjoyed a great atmosphere. Chocolate cake ice cream dessert was to die for. This will be a regular place for us.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptional and
The food was exceptional and fairly priced. Beet salad exceptional, as well as halibut. However, noise level was an issue, but calmed down around 8:30. Staff was friendly and attentive. I plan on returning often.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new addition to Lakeview
Great new addition to Lakeview scene. Great food, uniquely prepared and presented. Excellent service from people who seem genuinely interested in making guests welcome. Highly recommended.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were at Wood on Halloween so probably it was noisier than usual. Food was great and so was the service especially since they were very busy. A lot of fun and great atmosphere.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved what I tasted. Some of my friends didn't care for their meals as much. And, there were some vocal critics of the waiter. Not sure why, but he came across as having a chip on his shoulder. "What's special here?" "Everything." And that was just the beginning.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A friend and I decided to go to Wood to catch up and dine-out. Drinks and food-a-plenty are what we had in mind. We certainly were not let down. We ordered half the menu (because that's just how we roll) and loved EVERY bite. Highlights: Scallops, Duck, Foie Mousse!!!. Our server Peter was awesome. He reset our plates for each dish, and made sure our wine glasses were never empty all the while describing each dish to us as it came out. I can't help but go back!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food a lot. It's nice to find a nice looking restaurant in Boystown with supremely tasty food. We ordered the scallops, which were cooked perfectly, to share at first. My other two guests are Parisian so we ordered the foie gras flan as well for fun...it was was an interesting idea but we found it a too sweet. Pairing a more traditional foie gras with a berry and onion jam on the side might have been a better (albeit safer) choice. We shared a ketel one cosmopolitan which was average but satisfied us. We all ordered chicken entrees (I had the fried chicken) and they were divine. The chocolate dessert was a little hard but tasted good. The ambiance is great and definitely caters to a more sophisticated crowd on Halsted.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love having a place of such high quality in thenneighborhood...
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
If only my relationships were as dependable! I love this place. The new edits to the menu for fall are absolutely delicious. I was there 3 times last week! I still have a few more entrees I want to try! :)
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our whole experience was great.
Our whole experience was great. The restaurant is gorgeous, beautiful bar, comfortable seating. Service was exceptional. Everything on the menu sounded fabulous, we asked for suggestions and everything we picked tasted fabulous. Portions were perfect. We will definitely be recommending Wood and definitely going back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and fair service
I have always felt the food was very good at Wood. My only complaint has been and continues to be service. I do not expect to sit at a table for 10 minutes without being acknowledged. Maybe we were not dressed like pretty boys but I can say we do have money to burn. After finally being acknowledged we ordered drinks. It took 10 more minutes to get our drinks. The bar only had 5 guests and 2 bartenders working, the restaurant was not even 2/3 full. Food was very good but again service lacks.
I want so badly to love Wood but service just does not cut it.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would almost compare to a more affordable less packed north side Avec. Good value.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new find
Had a really great dinner with excellent service and food. The owner was there and could have not have been nicer and helpful. I highly recommend it and will be back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was creative and
The food was creative and delicious. The service was outstanding. We will be back soon.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was nothing special and
Food was nothing special and a little high priced. We were there for brunch so that may not reflect how the restaurant is for dinner.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for brunch and loved it!
Though I wish the server was clearer about whether chanterelles were available for my egg dish or not before I ordered it. It was still delicious (sautéed red peppers, instead!) but I would expect that the price would have been adjusted since it was presented without the mushrooms. Otherwise, our party of 3 was delighted by the love and care that goes into the preparation of the food and by the warm welcome from the staff!
We used to eat at Wickline's when it was there in the 80s. Happy to see such a thoughtful restaurant finally return to that space, which is so cool.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and staff
Our waiter was very nice and made sure we enjoyed our meal. The host went out of his way to accommodate us. The food was wonderful and perfectly seasoned.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicous food, great service.
We were very happy here. At first we didn't love the menu. None of the appetizer choices really jumped out at us. But we got the tempura shrimp with a spicy slaw and it was fabulous. I wish there were more fish offerings but the duck breast and the short rib were absolutely great and we were not disappointed at all. Good wine, pleasant helpful server. Overall good experience. I would definitely go back.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are never disappointed, the food is always amazing and the service spot on!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, elegant neighborhood spot
We saw Wood on the show Check, Please and wanted to try it. The space is lovely and the menu is excellent for brunch. The staff is very friendly and try to make your dining experience exceptional.
Easy to park on a Sunday morning.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live nearly 50 miles away,
We live nearly 50 miles away, but can't wait to go back!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything came out of the kitchen perfect.. From the Duck Pate to the killer chocolate dessert
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM