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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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Staff and food were both great. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The menu was outstanding and everything was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Waiter was extremely polite and great with his service... Was a nice place for a first time date.... Would go again"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I made my reservations asking for a nice table for 2 as it was our anniversary. Our table was perfect and the service superb."
    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