Wildcraft
Wildcraft

Wildcraft

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoalgroup.ca/main5.cfm
  • Phone: 5198850117x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 11:30am to 11:00pm
    Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am to 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hodgson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Wildcraft Wherever Catered Events can bring the Wildcraft experience 'wherever' you desire! Call us today - leave the planning and stress to us and be a guest at your own event! Contact Jennifer at 226-220-0011, or visit our website:
    www.charcoalgroup.ca

  • Special Events: Wildcraft has 2 private rooms and 1 semi-private space to suit any occasion. Contact Stephanie at 519-880-8354, or submit an online inquiry at www.charcoalgroup.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bluesprings Drive
  • Public Transit: On the main 7 line going to Conestoga Mall.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking exists right at our door.
A word from Wildcraft
Wildcraft is a premium casual dining and socializing venue. With an upbeat urban environment, Wildcraft has a comfortable suburban approachability. Come enjoy a hand crafted Martini in the W Bar and stay for dinner in our dining room.

Attention to detail is everywhere from the stunning and integrated design to the superior service to the quality of the locally inspired fresh cuisine.

A stunning outdoor dining courtyard makes Wildcraft a popular destination year round. We look forward to serving you!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Wildcraft reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (51)great for lunch (43)romantic (41)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (29)neighborhood gem (25)hot spot (20)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • good food, but salty
    Impressed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service were very good however everything on the menu that our group ordered was far too salty, almost inedible on some dishes. The service was great and the restaurant has a private room that would be great for group dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    2lovebirds
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was a little disappointed due to the fact my birthday was ignored. I made a note in my reservation that it was my birthday. I think our sever was to busy to pay attention to our table. I was a regular customer at Wildcraft prior to my retirement and had many lunches, dinners, staff celebrations and large group events. The food is always outstanding. Friday night was no different. Both my husband and I enjoyed our meal. Great relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance. Terrible Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Me and my gf went here for our 1 month. Seemed like a nice place with great ambiance. The food was TERRIBLE. She ordered the burger and the meat tasted like it had been sitting outside for hrs and had just been put into the burger. I ordered the chicken it just tasted like nothing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10th Anniversary celebration!
    8diners
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We recently celebrated our son and daughter in laws 10th wedding Anniversary with our adult children. The atmosphere is great, we can all talk, and the food is wonderful. Unfortunately, this time the service wasn't exactly as we've experienced in the past. Small little things but all added up it made us wonder.... Coming in the door I had to ask where I could hang my winter coat - before that this was automatic. Menus were not at the table, the waiter was very pleasant but we had to wait - for drinks, taking our orders, water was not automatically refilled. We really didn't feel like we were in the restaurant we had known. Sorry if I sound petty but these are all things that make us feel that we're really in a first rate restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary at Wildcraft with our son on Thursday october 9th. Our waiter was Alex and he was lots of fun, accommodating, helpful and funny. Thanks for a great evening. I usually have the vegetable stir fry - this time I branched out and had the vegetable strudel - it was excellent, but I missed my kimji salad from the stir fry. We are celebrating my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary this upcoming Saturday with a party of 13 and are very much looking forward to celebrating at Wildcraft again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildcraft
    TurnersDad
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of the best steaks ever. Desert (cheesecake) was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummm
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Alec, our server made the evening that much more memorable. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Lovers?
    Steckly
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Double baked cheesecake is out of this world - wrapped in phylo paper and served warm. WOW and the cheesecake pops? incredible. We had a birthday at our table, they brought out a brownie/cake with maple icing.... oh. to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall
    yumm
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time we had been there. After all of the recommendations that we've had for Wildcraft I'm so glad we went. They exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First date Lunch
    WaterlooAl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I've been to Wildcraft a number of times and like many things about it. I do find the lunch menu a little short in offerings. I enjoyed the salmon although it could have been more flavourful. I appreciate the volume level here as I'm always able to hear the other person. Depending on where they sit you , other customers may seem a little close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We celebrated my grandmother in law's birthday. Our server was outstanding as was her partner. Our grandparents had an excellent meal. My fiancée has the lamb special and it was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no brunch?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had booked reservations after looking online for places to take my bridesmaid and mother in law for brunch before a wedding show. We were saddened to learn that despite the website saying there was brunch they have not had brunch in a long time. Fortunately we were there close to noon any way and had delicious sandwiches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall. Service a bit slow.
    Quinte
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was quote good overall but the service was a bit slow. To be fair it was a very busy Saturday evening but it took quite a while even to received our bill
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Service and Food
    Lenny
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took a small group from work out for a special event and found Wildcraft to be awesome. The service was exceptional even though there was a slight glitch with our appetizers. The server did an amazing recovery from that and the end result was probably a better experience than if there had been no glitches. Food was exceptional. It was just a bit loud, but we were able to talk over the other noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional...
    exceptionldining
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was a very service oriented dining expeirence. The staff were very polite and attentive to all our needs. The selection of drinks, food was exceptionl. We will return soon, and also share with our friends...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    Taboolie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food, poor service. Service was very slow during every aspect of the meal. I was expecting a quiet dining experience but was unfortunately let down. More of a loud bar feel. Fine for a group of friends but no wouldn't go back as a couple. Charcoal next time for sure.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mira
    Mira
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service and delicious food. Our server Chloe was very professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    Thespinewhisperer1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If your lucky enough to get Jess as your server you will have an outstanding dining experience. There was an amazing awareness of our needs throughout the dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come back
    Birdy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The chefs are amazing and really accommodating for dietary restrictions. There were some mix ups when I was there but I will try again another time and hopefully get the right food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Linda
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This restaurant has good food, service, the whole package. I've never been disappointed there. Although food is great, I really do think the exemplary service is why I keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but expected more.
    LunchyesDinnerno
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went for dinner and the appetizers were good, but the main meals were not great. Steaks were not flavourful and they had run out of Ahi Tuna and this was only at 5:30 on a Sunday. Basically 2 entres, a flatbread and two appetizers came to $150. Very pricey considering the food was not great and we only had water. Had been here for lunch before and it was very tasty, however the dinner menu is underwhelming - too bad as we frequent the area and are looking for a good dinner restaurant (but this was not it).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wildcraft
    Gregory
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent service and food. Can't wait to come again!!! We loved it and so did our children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will come again
    Ontario13
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If have been here before and loved it so when friends asked us to meet up for lunch after they dropped their daughter at Laurier I immediately thought of Wildcraft. Great food, beautiful layout, great service, terrific menu. We will be back, next time for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    mauigal67
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I reserved a special booth for 3 for my son's 21st birthday on Sunday evening. Our waitress, Chloe, was very sweet and attentive. Unfortunately there was a slight accident when she brought the iced tea. The iced tea flew off the tray and spilled all over our table. Clearly, it was a terrible accident and Chloe was extremely apologetic and helped us to clean off the mess. Besides the early mishap, it was a wonderful evening! Food and the service was great. Couldn't ask for anything better. However, I am a little bit upset that we never had a manager come to our table to check to see if we enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was amazing as always! Out server however was not so amazing. The resturant was a little busy but I have defiantly been there on busier nights, he was slow and not personal at all. While having a conversation with my boyfriend, about a man who purchased a camera for 4000$, our waiter appeared and started joining our conversation. Normally I wouldn't care as he was trying, but what came out of his mouth was absolutely revolting. He decided to say it was ridiculous someone would spend that much on a camera and that that person needed a drug addiction. We're a young couple so maybe he thought it was okay, unfortunately drug addiction has taken people from both our lives and we did not find it funny!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Loud Noise
    Josiah
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took my girlfriend to Wildcraft for the first time. The food was simply fantastic, though the dining room was very loud. Even though we were sitting beside each other, we had to raise our voices to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    wildcraftreviewer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wildcraft was amazing this past Saturday. The food was great, service was great, we really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations again!
    SteveD
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been to Wildcraft multiple times, and once again left very pleased. The food is exceptional, and a very good value for your dining dollar. We were there celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary, and the extra efforts to make us feel special are partly why we return to Wildcraft every year for this occasion. Wildcraft is one of a small list of restaurants in KW we enjoy, and it is also holds a top spot when we compare to our favorite spots in other places we frequent... Toronto, Montreal, Orlando specifically. The food is cooked to perfection, every time. When we want to go out for a great meal in KW, Wildcraft is our first choice every time. They never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night for business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Attentive service geared to our requirements. Did not feel rushed. Helpful with wine menu and food pairings. Good value, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will go again
    JoandJo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was good (appetizers where outstanding) , service was prompt and friendly (we had a new person I think, but they did an excellent job). Will go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group for Lunch
    dinsrus
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A group of us went for lunch. The ambience and menu is outstanding. A few issues with our orders and service was not the fastest, but all in all, we enjoyed our food and went back to work full and happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mira
    Mira
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our server Jacy was excellent and very professional. The food was delicious and the portions were appropriate. Overall, the food and service were outstanding. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Staff and food were both great. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The menu was outstanding and everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Chix018
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Took my family out and the food was GREAT!! the quantity was just right, mom doesn't eat much and she found the food amount just right. Also the our waiter was a great, amazing service. By the way it was my second time there, first time was same experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karin
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Have never been disappointed in the food or service. The noise level however, is an issue at times especially when seated in the more open areas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were impressed that someone greeted us when we came in and said who our waiter would be. The manager stopped by to see if everything was okay. Because I booked on line we got a small appetizer which was not expected. Only bad part was the noise level. It was very difficult to carry on a conversation due to the noise. Overall the experience was good. All the staff made us feel quite welcome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening
    1stDater
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Waiter was extremely polite and great with his service... Was a nice place for a first time date.... Would go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to catch up
    allieoxf
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been many times to Wildkraft, but this time was a special time to catch up with my old friend who was visiting. Kevin was wonderfully attentive, but not pushy. Food was good as always and the drink list has a great variety.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Camper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great worth a little wait. The service was slow this time around. Did not appear to have anything to do with the waitress. She was quite attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Annette
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I made my reservations asking for a nice table for 2 as it was our anniversary. Our table was perfect and the service superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.