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  • Address:
    425 King Street North
    Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z5
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Wildcraft Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoalgroup.ca/main5.cfm
  • Phone: (519) 885-0117
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11:30am to 11:00pm
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:30am to 12:00am
    Thursday to Saturday: 11:30am to 1:00am
    Sunday: 11:30am to 11:00pm
    Lunch Served Daily from 11:30am to 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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:

  • Private Party Facilities: Wildcraft has 2 completely private spaces and one semi-private area to choose from. The Studio, situated just steps down from the dining room, features plenty of natural light and its own private sunken patio. The Studio is conducive to all types of social gatherings. The room is designed to feel comfortable enough for a family dinner yet with enough of an eye to detail to impress that important client. On the lower level, the Den seats up to 30 and boasts the lastest in presentation technology. Stylish and sophisticated, with beautiful wooden tables and plush leather chairs, the Den is waiting to host your corporate or social gathering. The Lower Lounge is an intimate semi-private dinner space for groups up to 12 people, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. Our chef has prepared wonderful menus for your event and is always happy to make your event just as you want it to be. Please ask to speak to an Event Coordinator or manager for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Lawrence (519) 880-8354
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I made my reservations asking for a nice table for 2 as it was our anniversary. Our table was perfect and the service superb."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is the restaurant out of all the charcoal group spots that I visit the most. This visit was more disappointing than others. We felt rushed. I was still eating appetizer when my steak appeared, had to put it on the side of the table as we weren't ready for it. I quickly finished what I was eating so steak wouldn't get cold. I order the same every time I come so I know how I like my steak cooked. My medium steak was quite rare. I had them cook it more and had to wait to eat with my wife. At that moment I just decided to make the best of it all so we would enjoy our date night without our new baby. Disappointed but hope it was just a rough night for the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Friendly and accommodating staff. A relaxed ambiance. Our server, Spencer, was the epitome of courteous efficiency. We we later informed that we were his first customers. One would hardly believe that....he was so professional. The mushroom soup was out of this world. The shrimp done to perfection....still firm. The chicken melted in your mouth. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to our next visit! Though the menu offered a great selection, might it be a consideration to expand on the chicken and seafood dishes? Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a friendly attentive waitress who served us a very enjoyable meal. The steaks were the best we have ever eaten. The salads & dessert were fantastic. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The steak was terrible. At best a AA cut sold at prime prices. Over loaded with tenderizer and garlic. The mashed potatoes were overcooked to the point that they were turning to paste. I would be embarrassed to serve this poor quality of food in my home. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was a great family dinner out. Great food and staff. We are glad you brought back the bread!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My family and I dined here for a birthday. Food was great Apps (calamari, short rib antojitos), Mains (Tenderloin, Strip, Salmon, and Soup/Salad), Wine and atmosphere was perfect and staff provided service with a smile as usual!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "excellent service from the staff--especially the server"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is a great choice when you are in the mood to dine outdoors. The patio is awesome - firepits if it gets chilly, umbrellas or sun depending on your preference. If it rains a bit - the umbrellas are a perfect shelter. The food is wonderful - many choices - all of them great - including some super desserts. Make sure to try the 'baked white chocolate cheesecake' - it's scrumptious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our server was super slow at everything. Every time we needed something (drink refills, the bill) she was no where to be found (even after asking other servers to help us). The food was ok, but not worth the high prices. We probably should have requested a table on the patio (where it was much quieter), as the dining room was too loud for conversation. We still had a good time, but likely won't return to that particular location."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "After having a very pleasant experience last month we returned to celebrate another family Birthday. The restaurant was busy but not over crowded in my opinion. We met our server on the way to be seated and we thought that we were in for another stellar meal. Unfortunately our server was either too busy or not able to provide the attention that we are used to at Wildcraft. Our evening was just OK when it should have been fantastic. Hopefully our next experience will be back to the level we expect from the Charcoal Group."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Service and wine were great. Food was just okay. We have had better in the past. My daughter wanted a burger with stilton cheese, they accommodated it but the burger was very greasy and hard to hold since it kept slipping down. Both my husband and I ordered the tenderloins and they came cold. The blue cheese butter on my steak was hard and didn't melt because the steak was COLD. We asked them to be reheated and they did. But it was a very poor quality of a good restaurant to bring out cold steaks. My son's alfredo fusilli from the kid's menu was very dry that he didn't eat more than a bite. Although we all ate our food, but for a $150 bill, we expected a lot more."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 and sat at a wonderful round table in the corner. Good was great"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went with parents to celebrate their anniversary. Great food. Great service. Nice atmosphere but a bit louder than I'd prefer. Glass of champagne to toast the anniversary and the "Happy Anniversary" dessert were a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Referred by family and friends who have had brunch and evening meal in past at Waterloo restaurant where we also ate. Staff was very obliging, moving our reservations to a different time making it more fitting."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Classy setup with big bar area and great ambience for group dining and a well as couple dining."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food and service was great. Restaurant was very busy and they added a large table beside ours which made it too cramped"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is always one of the best dinners. Service is the best in the industry and the food is hard to beat! Try the duck, you will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food, service, everything was perfect! We even received a special on the house desert wishing us a Happy Anniversary! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A very pleasant dining experience; would not hesitate to bring clients to lunch here; service was prompt and friendly; food was fantastic! Very nice restaurant with lots of private rooms for special functions. You should open a Wildcraft in Oakville / Milton."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch with a friend. Patio is away from the road. Nice mid day escape. Food was great. My friend had the short rib with polenta fries. I had the Mediterranean flatbread with a delicious mushroom salad. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed it and I will recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food we ordered was prepared to perfection. Not one person could complain about their meal. Service was amazing and the prices were reasonable for a higher end restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We frequent Wildcraft quite often and we have always enjoyed our dining experience. Most recently we celebrated my Wife's Birthday. We ordered steak and a fish dish both were prepared to perfection. We concluded the evening with friends in the bar enjoying the atmosphere and a few drinks to mark the occasion. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Love the bread basket. Nice way to start a meal. The tuna tartare, calamari and antijitos where excellent. So were the main courses. What was outstanding this time for us were the desserts... We usually are too full to even think about trying them. This time we did and... It was a big WOW!!! "La crème brulée" was outstanding and the twice baked cheesecake wrapped in philo was out of this world. The pastry chef has to commanded for her creativity. We had someone from out of town with us. We had told him about those latest additions to the Charcoal Group. He was impressed by the decor, the friendly but at the same time very professional service and the food. We will be back again :)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful attentive server and food delivery staff members and the manager stopping by as well as the complimentary special occasion excellent surprises from the chef. The meal was fantastic and we had the best time possible. These are professionals, all of them! We wish to say a huge "thank you" and "job well done" to everyone at this beautiful restaurant. There is no question; we will be back and will be spreading the news. This has restored our trust that there is somewhere that cares and provides quality, value and excellent service. THANK YOU ! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wildcraft is a fantastic restaurant. It is clean and the staff is excellent. My steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The others I was with also thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Look forward to going again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Service and food were extremely good. Waitress was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Loved the casual yet upscale atmosphere. The wait staff were very attentive yet not intrusive at all. All our meals were very tasty and the steaks cooked to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food and the service were fabulous We felt very well looked after."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for brunch on Mothers day. There were 4 of us including my 98 year old mother. We were very pleased with the service and the food was great. There were lots of choices on the special menu. We all chose different items and shared an amazing white chocolate cheese cake in phyla...warm..yummy. Will go back again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went to Wildcraft for ou anniversary. Food was amazing and the service was second to none. A bit pricey "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went for dinner to celebrate Mother's Day. Restaurant was very busy, so it took a bit long to get our food, but otherwise everything was good. Food was excellent and we were glad the had a kids' menu."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I wish I could recall our waiters name, but he was excellent (quite tall with black rimmed glasses). I informed him that I am Celiac and he went out of his way to explain my food options and his recommendations. Too often with dining out, I run into people who do not take gluten avoidance seriously. Not the case here - thank you!!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I believe the noise level in the restaurant resulted in my order being wrong. The server corrected the mistake but unfortunately my two dining companions had their lunch before I did - this is always awkward since it was a business meeting and time was a factor. Not sure why energetic would be listed a noise level - I do recall the noise level but you do not have a category for too loud. Not sure why your restaurants and I have eaten in all of them insist on having the music so loud. I love to listen to music but does it really need to be so loud you can barely hear your companions. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "They have sparkling or still. Which both cost $2.50 a person. They don't tell you you can have tap water for free. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We brought the kids (age 9 and 10) for lunch at Wildcraft to introduce them to fine dining in a kid-friendly way. I chose Wildcraft because their kids menu had small versions of grown-up food, instead of just kid food. The meal was a resounding success and the kids were able to try (and enjoyed) several things outside their normal comfort zone, such as seared duck breast with gnocchi, taro nachos, braised short ribs, and steak frites, all of which they loved. The server was incredibly accommodating and fully participated in making this a fun and positive experience for the kids. The kids have asked if we can go back every weekend. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious, ambiance was lovely in the bar area. Some elements of the service were disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went here with my wife for a special occasion in getting a night out just the 2 of us. We Shared a Ceaser Salad which was amazing, and another app that was very good as well(can't remember) We both had the Steak and frites which was amazing. Unfortunately my wifes was a little under cooked but they took care of it right away and gave us a desert and glass of campaign for the inconvenience. The waiter said he was only there a month, but he was excellent. Very good overall evening. There was also a wedding there this evening, but it was nicely separated and wasn't an inconvenience at all"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food rating here is more of a four-and-a-half, meaning that there have been better meals in my lifetime, but none better this year. The service was great, and I rarely use that term. The room was urban-modern and at a noise level to be expected on a Saturday night. Pricing was appropriate for high-end items, both in food and wine. An unexpected complimentary flute of champagne with delectable chocolate cake topped the evening. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014