Ruddick/Wood
Ruddick/Wood

Ruddick/Wood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ruddickwood.com/
  • Phone: (503) 487-6133
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: T-Sa 11:30am-3:00pm

    Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Brunch: Su 9:30am-3:00pm

    Tavern: Tu-Su 3:00pm-cl
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Paul Losch
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Both on and off-site catering is available. Please email info@ruddickwood.com and we would be happy to discuss how we can help provide quality food for your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can take small groups of up to 10 in our private dining room. Larger groups can reserve tables in the dining room or buy out either the dining room or tavern for a private evening.
  • Private Party Contact: Kyle Lattimer 5034876133x
  • Special Events: We are available to provide food or drink for conferences, food & wine events, or other special events. Please email info@ruddickwood.com with your inquiries

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Edwards Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ruddick/Wood
Ruddick/Wood is a casual restaurant and tavern serving locally focused, seasonal, new-American fare alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails in a renovated 1920s garage in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Ruddick/Wood has been built around the idea of country kitchens, roadhouses, saloons and way-points; and reflects our love of local food and drink, as well as our desire to create a place that is part of the community fabric.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ruddick/Wood reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (9)good for groups (7)romantic (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Elevated cuisine at a great price
    TheRyans
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We found Ruddick-Wood through Open Table and were very pleased with the food, wine, and with the moderate price of such fine food. We were on vacation in Oregon, but if we lived in the area we would definitely make it a regular place to eat. Very good locally-focused wine list. Foods were locally sourced and excellent in quality. We had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent creative food
    LauraT
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great service, exceptional food. Fresh seasonal veggies. Creatve selection of dishes. Beautiful presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    pdxbandman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ruddick/Wood in Newberg has a nice selection of food and spirits. We had a late dinner (7:30 pm) on a Saturday. Service was excellent. We found it as a nice discovery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Julie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We only spent one night in Newberg and after searching online for a restaurant, we came upon Ruddick/Wood. Reviews looked good, so I made a reservation online. I was worried that on a Friday night it might be busy. We went at 7 pm, but it wasn't crowded. I had a one of the best dinners I have had in a long time. I started out with a roasted beet salad with mustard greens and topped with ricotta cheese. It was great! Lamb cuts with kale and beans. Great flavor! The service was great. By the time we left the place was filled. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server error, customer pays?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Server offers Porterhouse special, brings over what is clearly pork. Neither one of us heard a pork porterhouse. We were looking for beef. She tried to get us to pay for it. Too bad service was awful, food waa good. It was extremely loud from the kitchen, 80s music (yuck). We will not be going back.
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  • Great new spot
    BleedCubbieBlueVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Good small plates to share. Rarely order chicken when I go out, but the rotisserie chicken two ways called me in. Very pleasant and helpful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended!
    Carolyn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I ate at Ruddick/Wood twice last week, and both times were fantastic! The food is extremely fresh, creative, and is well-seasoned. The atmosphere is lovely, and the service is attentive and thoughtful. Everything we ate was superb, but the house-made sausage is off-the-charts. Try it out! We'll definitely keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood Place of Your Own
    MAC111
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is just the kind of place you would like to find in your own neighborhood. Great food, attentive service, perfect atmosphere and enough variety that would help make you come back once or twice a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CatfanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    They had a limited menu - ok but not great. We tried to order traditional cocktails (gin& tonic and White Russian) without succes. Found a decent wine on their list for wagyu beef - flights were delayed, so it interiorrupted any chance to get a better constancy in the electronic end.
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  • A new player on 1st Street
    dumoyer2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The dining room is a welcome respite to the energy and noise of the adjoining Ruddick Wood tavern. The now open dining room is comfortably rustic in character with booths, open tables and seats at a bar surrounding an open kitchen. Service is relaxed and friendly, food portions generous. A roasted beet salad with house made ricotta and mustard greens starter was enough for two and excellent. The cheese board was rather boring with slices of 2 bland cheeses, bread, jam and almonds. A lamb chop on special that evening was nicely grilled and tasty. The duck breast arrived with a very large portion of spaetzel and was tasty if cooked a bit long, (need that rosy center!) A full service bar has lots of beer on tap. Average prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    vstock
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been looking forward to trying out this restaurant for quite some time. I ordered the lamb and flat bread dish. The flat bread was more like a dry unheated tortilla. The lamb was under cooked and incredibly chewy. I had a hard time with the $3 8oz bottle of diet coke. Seemed very over prices for what we received.
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was interesting without being weird and the taste was fantastic. While moderately priced, for what you get, it is a true bargain. We opted for the outdoor seating which was a table on the sidewalk next to the highway with a fine view of the youth outreach center across the street. So, it was a bit short on ambiance, but it was nice evening so we enjoyed ourselves. It took a few minutes for the waiter to warm up, but eventually he was fine and we did not experience any of the service problems others have reported. I highly recommend it and would happily return if in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    eatdrinkandbemerry
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place nestled in Newberg is amazing. Hands down the best food in the small town and a must go. All our dishes (grilled beats with homemade ricotta, fig and corn flatbread, wild rice with pickled veggies and poached eggs, and more) were outstanding. Everything is reasonably priced and the service was great. Did not have to wait at all with or without a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rural gem
    Food4life
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Posh and delicious cuisine in the heart of the willamette valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Ruddick/Wood reviews archive.
  • Great find!
    SuburbanSampler
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We recently ate at Ruddick/wood and had an outstanding meal. Everything we tried was well prepared, especially the roasted beet salad. My only concerns were pacing. The restaurant was not busy and there were long pauses between courses. And there didn't seem to be enough air conditioning. It was verging on too warm in the restaurant. These two items not withstanding, I will definitely be heading back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a fan
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    If you go on a Sunday, don't miss the cinnamon roll! Best of the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Willamette Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We ate at 5 of the Valley's best restaurants, and I think we thought this was the best; certainly the best value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had brunch at Ruddick/Wood. The menu was limited, and the food just wasn't that good. One member of our group had the lamb sandwich and said it just had no taste. It was nothing special. Two people had the chicken and biscuits and felt they were alright but that they had definitely had better. Overall, we were disappointed. However, the service was great.
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  • cool spot
    MikeGVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    great beers on tap..interesting menu...cool building.....overall a great place....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great start by R/W
    ArthurVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The ambience and attitude at R/W is terrific. The menu is perfect for the spot and the food was very good for the price even if there was a bit of slippage in execution (e.g, soggy French fries). All in all a great addition to the Newberg scene and we will return when in town. Excellent and well priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice quiet restaurant in downtown
    KascadeKat
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This was a good place to go for a solo dinner. I had two appetizers and a side dish instead of the entrees, partly because there was a great list of things to choose from on the appetizer side, and I didn't want just one! I had the deviled eggs, charcuterie platter, greens and apple bread pudding. The food was all excellent - and it's hard to make braised greens that are excellent! They had a nice selection of wines by the glass, mostly local. Service was unobtrusive. I gave it a four instead of a five because a five star experience should be outstanding. This was excellent - not in my top ten all-time greats, but probably in my top fifty - and I eat in a lot of restaurants.
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  • Nice Vibe
    Longhorn21
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice NW rustic modern feel, comfortable seating for a couple or small group, nice selection of food on the menu and good quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best cooked steak I've ever had
    bsly
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I'm not a fan of uncooked steak, and that usually results in loss of flavor, dry meat, or overcooked taste and texture. That was not the case here. The cooks at R/W did an amazing job and it was the best rib eye well done I've ever had! The restaurant itself it's very nice and has a great look to it. It's easy to spend a long time there! A bit pricey, but that just makes it a great spot for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Foodiealltheway
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I just found this wonderful restaurant. The food is amazing!!! You know that it is good organic, well prepared food. If you sit and the kitchen seats you can see right into the kitchen and watch your food being prepared. You can feel that they care about the food they are making which I really appreciate since I am eating it! Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Willamette Valley Gem for Foodies
    WVdininggem
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The service was excellent, and the food was sooo delicious. I had the shaved asparagus salad special and the salmon with the nettle broth, and it was cooked perfectly. I am very particular about my salmon, and I would order that again in a heartbeat. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Was excited to try this place, but didn't enjoy it. It was extremely warm inside (no a/c) and very loud which made it difficult to hear our tables conversation. The waitress made us feel pressured to order quickly, eat and leave. Not a relaxing experience for a Friday night. I will say their IPA beer was fantastic. I would return as a place just to meet friends for a beer, but will sit in the tavern section next time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Ruddick Wood
    Kmorrison
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great dinner at Ruddick Wood. This was our second visit to the restaurant and both visits were wonderful. Cocktails are unique. The Charcuterie plate is amazing and we had it on both visits. The wine list is diverse and reasonably priced. So great to see affordable, local wines in the wine country! Our entrees were all perfect; duck breast, chicken, lamb and ling cod. This is a great addition to Newberg. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant about a week ago and boy are we glad we did! Everything we ordered was excellent and the service was quick, professional and very friendly. This will become one of our go-to spots for a good meal ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    WelshTerrierAcres
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mothers Day Brunch was amazing. Our table was ready when we walked in the door. We had a great time and felt pampered...the waitresses are so friendly and helpful! The Duck Confit melted in your mouth. I could eat the spicy sauce on the eggs benedict on anything.My new go to spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    abcdefghijklmnop
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were a bit disappointed to be honest. The service was friendly, but slow as ever. It took over an hour to get our food and our orders were relatively simple. The food was pretty mediocre. The pickles were so saturated in vinegar that your sinuses could have exploded. The flatbread was dry and overcooked. We had high hopes for the cute simplicity of a nicer tavern environment in Newberg, but I wouldn't come back here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Subpar
    Purser26
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our waitress was snooty and the menu needs more options. It took too long to get the little food we had. We had been in the bar and liked it, but the restaurant was a let down. You didn't even have diet soda?
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  • Give the new guys a chance
    Winecountry2
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We've been wanting to try this newly opened place for a while and finally got by for lunch. It was early, maybe 11:45, so the place was deserted except for one other table of 4, so it seemed a little empty. The service was very casual and barely attentive, not refilling coffee even once at the end of our meal. That said, the food was excellent. The burger my husband ordered was cooked perfectly to his order and delicious, high quality beef. My grilled goat cheese and squash flatbread sandwich was very tasty and the side salads we both had were carefully dressed and a great blend of very fresh bitter greens -- perfect accompaniments to our sandwiches. We will be back to try this place again and hope that the service aspect will be improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh local food
    TJJMJTVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The food was top rate and tasted very fresh. Prepared in a manner to highlight the natural flavors while adding a NW flare. There house pickled vegetables are incredible. I would go back even if they were the only thing on the menu!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Neighborhoodgroupie
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went for lunch and took longer than we had hoped. With a little improvement in that area for the lunch crowd it will be a great place to go for a g all round experience and excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Festive, Fun Brunch!
    farmerM
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband & I enjoyed a lovely meal that was delicious, generously proportioned, and a steal! The quality of the food & the hospitality of the staff definitely enriched our Easter holiday together! It was also lovely to unexpectedly see so many of our friends dining there. Nice to have such a locally focused restaurant in our 'hood!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate