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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "hope can have meal pictures on the menu, hard to choose without see pictures, blinding order!!!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great place for lunch... But the bar is my favourite, great menu, great wine list, not too quiet... But wonderful for an evening out."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A group of us went out for a friend's birthday, and none of us had been to Wildcraft before. I was able to book everyone online, and we were very impressed with the excellent food, service, ambience, and complimentary champagne! We will definitely be coming again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall nice place for dinner. Haven't been back for years and thought we'd give it a try. Wouldn't go back way overpriced for the portions we received. My husband ordered the special and found it to be very fatty and didn't end up eating it all which wasn't much in the first place. No wonder he wanted to order pizza when we got home."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always a great meal and great service. Excellent job."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I are in St Jacobs every spring and fall for business and every time we make a point of coming to Wildcraft. We always enjoy the menu especially the Wildcraft salad it is unique and very enjoyable. I especially like that the menu does change from time to time, it never is boring. The staff has always been very knowledgeable,friendly and makes your dining experience wonderful. We look forward to the visit in September."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our birthday-boy picked Wildcraft as his family celebration place and was not disappointed with his wonderful steak dinner and all the trimmings. One of our party was gluten-free and his needs were accomodated nicely but it would have been nice for him if you had GF bread available for him to enjoy while we were having our bread basket. We were pleased to be able to share a bottle of hard-to-find Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio! Our table of 8 were all happy with our meals and the service but it was quite noisy in the dining room and therefore difficult to carry on a group conversation."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my second time here, and I'm planning to return next time I visit the area."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We made reservations at this resturant to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived. We were greeted and served by professional staff - top notch! The calamari and flatbreads were both excellent choices for appetizers. Two of our guests had the pasta shrimp special, two had steak and one had the stuffed chickken. Everyone was exptremely pleased. Desert was presented on a wood platter with a variety of deserts and a Happy Birthday wish. We had been to this restaurant before and returned for the same reasons we would recommend it to others - the service and the food are wonderful."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my first visit to Wildcraft. I certainly will return and recommend Wildcraft to others."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with dinner on the occasion of his last day at work - retiring after 33 years. He detests parties, opting instead for a quiet exit on his last day. Our 2 children and their significant others were waiting at our table when we arrived, a treat considering one couple has been snowed in for much of the winter and missed several family gettogethers! We had a lovely evening with great food and wine, excellent service and lots of catching up! Special thanks to our server Seth!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "As a first time Wild Craft customer, I was absolutely delighted with my experience. I took the lady friend out for a special dinner and was very impressed with the food quality, atmosphere, and serving etiquette. I definitely hope to return at some point in the near future!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My wife and I, had a super experience. The wait staff went out of her way, to make the night magical. We plan on going back again. Thank you"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. Professional servers - pleasant, helpful, accommodating of special needs. The food was delicious and service was timely but not rushed."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My wife and I don't get the chance to go out very often with 2 young children at home (and one on the way) so it was ideal for us to have a great experience at dinner; the staff at Wildcraft came through. Everyone was very polite, professional and attentive. We had a primary server but were also attended to by a few other servers/hosts during our meal. The food was very good as well. My wife can be particularly picky and even she was 100% content. Overall we were both very content with the food, service, and experience. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant for the first time and had a wonderful time. Although I found the service to be a little slow, and our drinks took a really long time to come out, the food was excellent. Our waitress was a little slow on checking up on us, but Chef Aidas was excellent. Chef Aidas really knows his way around the kitchen and what he's doing. He made us excellent food that tasted great! You can taste his passion for food thought what he puts out."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th anniversary on Saturday night, and from the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. As soon as we had settled in at our table, directly in front of the fireplace, as requested, we were served complimentary champagne. Our server was friendly and attentive. The soup was delightful. The beef tenderloin was incredible - cooked to perfection.We were surprised once again with a beautiful dessert that had "Happy 30th Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate. It was amazingly good - rich chocolate caked with a cheesecake filling. The manager came over at the end to wish us a happy anniversary. The went above and beyond to make the evening very special for us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Drive all the way from Toronto to Waterloo for my son's birthday dinner. Glad that we picked this restaurant. Reserved ahead of time and the table was all set and ready when we arrived. Food was excellent. Right amount of food and delicious. Bought our own birthday cake and was told we have to pay $1 service charge per slice but ended up was not charged."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "new to kw we heard rave reviews -a ton of unexperienced services walking around and hovering -vegitarian eggplant was over battered and barely edible -it was alright, expensive for what you were getting"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A group of 6 friends got together to catch up in the middle of the long winter we've been having. The table which was reserved for us was perfectly situated in the restaurant so we were far enough away from the other diners that they didn't have to listen to our somewhat loud and boisterous gathering. The wait staff was outstanding and appeared at just the right time to serve us, but did not hover. A great time was had by all."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great first time experience. Everyone was super polite. The food was good (deserts were the best part). Will go back for deserts."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner, staff Heather was excellent, very nice, and knowlegable. The food was very good. Our table was actually what we requested."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Always have great service and food. A very comfortable atmosphere and everything is consistently inviting."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We'd heard about this restaurant countless times and have tried to dine there before without a reservation but were turned away because it was so busy. I guess this created a high opinion of the place before we'd even dined there. I'd heard friends always comparing other restaurants' caesar salad to Wildcraft's, but it was just ok. I've definitely had better. The pan-seared duck was great, but my husband had the steak but said it wasn't as good as the same steak at the Keg. Overall it was good food, but can't say I would go out of my way to dine there again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From the apps to dessert, everything tasted great. Server was nice and attentive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent and staff seemed friendly, but service was beyond terrible."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food - very tasty and different than the other restaurants. I will definitely return for the pear flatbread!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The duck was excellent and the portions just right."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for valentines day dinner and even though it was very busy as expected, the staff handled the rush very well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As a first time visitor to this restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is really nice and the service was great! Amazing steaks and food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stopped going to Wildcraft because the menu wasn't changing but decided to give it a try again. Overall the experience was fine but the place was too noisy. Not a place for an intimate or romantic dinner for certain - caters to more of a social/business crowd. What disappointed me the most was how the wine list seems to have gone down hill. Layout was very cluttered and selection not that great. Ordered a 2011 from the list but was presented with a 2012 - no comment from the wait staff when I noticed this (I don't think it meant anything to them). So, this will be on the back burner again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. Beautiful restaurant with great service. They have a terrific wine selection and a great beer selection that you can't find elsewhere. Not a huge menu but still a wide range of selection for everyone to enjoy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stopped in again and grabbed some burgers the other night. While the burgers were good, it's certainly not a menu item I'll likely order again. Wildcraft excels at everything they do, but the burgers seemed like too much bread and sauce, and short on the meat. The accompanying sweet potato fries and the flatbread appetizer were both excellent. We visit Wildcraft regularly, and will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've eaten at this restaurant many times and will again. However, on this occasion we arrived on time and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. We were then taken to a table in a corner of a small room adjoining the main dining area. Immediately after being seated we noticed a cool breeze descending on us. My wife put on her fur coat! Eventually, we asked to be moved and were given the next table over that had just been vacated. Our first table was immediately re-filled with another couple who also asked to be changed. Then, a third couple arrived - they stuck it out but the lady moved places to be further away from the breeze. This "breeze" did not come from outside or from poorly-insulated walls but from the ventilation system."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food selection was different but good. Glad to see a lot of local food items on the menu. We sat close to the bar so unfortuanetly some of that noise spilled over into the dining area. But the service was great, the food and drinks were served appropriately and the waitress was very nice and helpful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was our sons 23rd birthday. The reservation was for 4 people and when we got there it was for 2 (Bad). The food was very tasty and exactly what we ordered (good). The waiter was not as attentive and did not engage in our festive event at all and let our wine run dry (Very bad)"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I will say it was so great until one of the guess ordered duck and he was little mad for the plate serving. He has this plates before in Toronto and was really great; but he said that was the most poor food that he ever had. For the rest of us it was so good thanks"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I came here with my brother for lunch at around 3pm. The place was pretty empty but the staff was friendly, and the food was good! I definitely would visit again maybe later in the day to check out the ambience for dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went at lunch time. The service was excellent & our server was attentive without being overbearing. The food came hot & was very good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a terrific dinner as usual! The steak was amazing. Always cooked perfect. A very satisfying meal. Great service also."
    Dined on 2/7/2014