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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Wildcraft reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)good for groups (61)fit for foodies (56)great for lunch (55)great for outdoor dining (53)romantic (46)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (25)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (17)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jil
    Datenightmeal
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were not disappointed!!
    GabrielleIsabelle
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    coda
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtocook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tracy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was a great family dinner out. Great food and staff. We are glad you brought back the bread!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable!
    Foodie11
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    excellent service from the staff--especially the server
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPER PATIO
    DianeJ
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • justok
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is everything
    dineandash
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    Saira
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine and venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were a group of 8 and sat at a wonderful round table in the corner. Good was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Dave
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience and great location
    ERuiz
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Classy setup with big bar area and great ambience for group dining and a well as couple dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.