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Wood
Wood
  • Address:
    3335 N Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Neighborhood:
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Wood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woodchicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 935-9663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ashlee Aubin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be booked for private event any day of the week for 3 hours or the entire evening with different pricing depending on the hours and day of the event. We offer full menu and/or passed hors d'oeuvres that can include open bar to tab bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco Gianni (773) 935-9663

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Halsted & Buckingham
  • Public Transit: Red-line at Belmont or Addison el stop putting you approx. 6 blocks from Wood from either stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Currently there is street parking and valet just 3 doors north on Halsted. Valet service will be available starting in September on Thurs-Saturday evenings.
A word from Wood
From the kitchen to the bar, everything we serve is defined by a passion for exploring unique flavor combinations. Wood is more than a name: our wood-fired oven is at the heart of it all, mustering a dynamic menu of small-plate, American fare, made with the best ingredients the season has to offer. Though the dishes regularly change, they are defined by a few constants: meat is butchered in-house from humanely-raised animals; vegetables are drawn from family farms like Green Acres (North Judson, IN), Three Sisters (Kankakee, IL), and Spence Farm (Fairbury, IL); herbs are picked directly from Wood’s private garden; and all pasta and sausage are freshly made, straight from the Wood kitchen to the plate. We bring the same attention to quality and taste to Backwoods, our late-night Belgian fry pick-up window. Made from hand-cut Kennebec potatoes, twice-fried in the traditional Belgian style, and served with your choice of a dozen different house-made sauces, these aren’t your average fContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "From the initial greeting to dessert, the service and food were awesome. Don't miss this neighborhood gem. Excellent small and large plates...you can't go wrong at Wood."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been here twice for brunch so my review pertains to that experience. I love, love this place and will continue to go back. Great food, generous portions and interesting menu. Hope to return soon for evening dining!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I went to Wood on Friday night with the boyfriend and another couple. We sat in the window seat - what a view! We got to see the neighborhood heating up for pride week. The vibe was cool and I appreciated that our server was attentive, but laid back. We ordered five small plates and two large plates to split and it was the perfect amount of food! Everything was totally delicious, if not a little salty (but lets be honest, what restaurant isn't too salty these days?). Scallops and carrot agnolotti were the highlights, skip the ham flatbread and get another cocktail! Final bill was $175 before tip. I would definitely go back for a fun night on the town."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was a special occasion for our 1st visit and was a perfect evening to enjoy the outdoor seating. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated promptly. The staff was knowledgeable, helpful and very attentive. The bartender mixed a great "Old" Old Fashioned--one of the best. The menu selection was truly gourmet and beautifully prepared, however, the duck breast was a tad chewy. The appetizers were excellent. In fact, we ordered a serving of the chicken liver mousse to take home. It was a busy night but we never felt rushed. Our compliments to all who made the occasion a memorable one. Looking forward to another visit in spite of the 80 mile drive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not sure what was going on that night but it took them 60+ mins to bring our main entrees. Drinks and appetizers came right away though"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Delicious, not uptight or pretentious. Worth the price. We were staying on mag mile and this restaurant warrants the travel! Wait staff was very nice and easily accommodated special dietary restrictions. I will gladly go back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had the patte appetizers which was really good. I had the braised beef rib which was ok. My wife had the grouper which was good. I just think it was over-priced for the food. We sat outdoors which was really nice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Got a gift certificate here from my old boss. The food was really good - I had the filet, which was pretty much perfect, and my wife very much enjoyed her duck breast. Appetizers were good, though not great, and while the dessert we got was very tasty, the options were pretty limited. Really great cocktails. Only complaint - our server seemed easily distracted. We were during the lead-in to Chicago Pride, which the neighborhood embraced fully, and this place was crazy on Saturday night. Seemed like our waiter kept running into people he knew and getting sidetracked. His service was great, but it was hard to get ahold of him if we needed something. Still, highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Every morsel we ate was wonderful. Had the agnolotti, tartar, sturgeon, & pork tenderloin beautiful plates. Cocktails & bartender excellent. Beautiful room. Loved it"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic! Small plates were by far the best. Flavors wonderfully paired. Have to say one of the best places I have eaten."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Restaurant was closed upon arrival and after making a reservation. For some reason it wouldn't let us make a 1:30 reservation, but reserved for 4 people at 1:15 pm. We got there and the door was locked."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were recommended this place for brunch. Got reservation for 3 in sit in the patio. Great. The service was slow and not attentive. The coffee was pretty bad. Way too lite. The food was ok, nothing especial or unique. Likely won't return"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were looking forward to eating at Wood. Heard a lot of great things about this restaurant. The food was very good. We ordered the fried chicaken and sturgeon. However our waiter had quite an attitude, made us feel like we were an inconvenience to him. UNTIL right before he brought the check, he was our best friend then. We still tipped well as the men who brought our food and filled our water glasses were friendly and curteous. We were also placed at a 'table' at the end of the bar. It would've been just fine except the later it got, the drunker people bacame and started crowding us while we tried to eat. That was a bit uncomfortable. Pros and cons~"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "So the service and atmosphere were quite nice, and the drinks were quite inspired. Wish we could say the same about the food. On artistry, the presentation was lovely. Taste, well, that was an issue. The food didn't quite live up to the promise that the menu (prices) suggested. The only exception was the pasta small plate with carrot. Perhaps it was the combination of small plates we chose, but we ended the meal with a so-so feeling about Wood. And we really hoped for more."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love this neighborhood favorite with excellent food and great service. The chicken liver mousse is not to be missed - incredible flavors and texture. We've never been disappointed with this terrific restaurant. A must try!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place was a great find. I didn't know that it existed before yelp. The menu looked great, original so we gave it a try. The host was super friendly, the server was good, but the host outshined him. Me and my friend split an apetizer and both got an entree. I would go back and probably try a bunch of the small plates, the carrot pasta was to die for. Drinks were a little pricey for a local spot, it would be awesome if they had some specials during the week, and if they did I would come back often. Beautiful decor, would be a great date spot. I will go back and recommend!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal. Burrata was amazing as was the polenta. Sturgon was ok. Cocktail were GREAT! All is all a good meal but a bit salty for our taste."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I had passed this restaurant many times but never gone there. I wasted a lot of time. Really good food, including a delicious pineapple dessrt."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Loved everything about Wood. Food was delicious. Staff was great. And dining outside was so nice."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Wood several times for brunch and it is always great. Finally made it there for dinner this past week and was not disappointed. My friends and I shared several small plates and everything was amazing. Really impressed with Wood's outdoor space as well. Their patio is covered making it feel more intimate and cutting the noise from busy Halsted. Definitely recommend! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We've been to Wood for dinner twice. The menu is large and diverse (they even offer a vegetarian menu!) and the selection is wonderful. We've taken different sets of friends and everyone had a wonderful meal. Lovely upscale restaurants on the north side are few and far between, so keep this one in mind if you want a nice meal but don't want to trek downtown. It was a little too chilly for us to eat outside, but the outdoor seating will be wonderful once summer warms up. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A very lively and nice place - great service with very friendly staff. What Wood lacks is coordination. We had to ask twice for our wine; which came at the same time as the food arrived - the food arrived without crostinis (and it's hard to eat pate without bread). And after that all out dishes arrived at the same time (small plates) - so it was hard to enjoy them without being cold. All in all the food was very nice, and I am sure with a little oversight Wood could improve tremendously."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Loved everything we ordered at WOOD - fries with truffle aioli especially good. Tenderloin of beef cooked absolutely perfectly. Wine list small - think it is more a cocktails sort of place - and weird. Tons of Scholium Project - which I was eager to try - but I'd love a little bit more diversity in that list. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Yummy food and nice atmosphere. And I think this restaurant is a modern american style."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was great, menu was interesting, and our server was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We ate at Wood on a Saturday night. Based on all the reviews and ratings, we had high expectations. We ordered the cheese tray which had nothing more than four cheeses and a smear of honey. There was nothing to pair with the different cheeses. We also had the tartare which was just average. The tartare at Bin 36 is much better. I had the halibut and my husband had the pork belly. Again, the food was just OK. We weren't blown away like we expected to be. We've eaten at several Michelin-rated restaurants as well as others that have received various awards, and Wood just didn't meet that standard. We've had better food at suburb places like Davonti Enoteca, Vie, Tallgrass, and Adelle's. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Brunch at Wood was great, totally exceeded my expectations. I've been many times for cocktails and a couple of times for dinners, but was delighted by the options and prices on their brunch menu. $5 mimosas! $7 bloody marys! All breakfast entrees under $13. For Wood, this is an absolute steal. The only issue is that they seemed to be understaffed for the brunch crowd, getting a second round of drinks was difficult. If you're willing to wait though, I definitely recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "First, the place was half empty, yet it took a long time to get my waiter to approach me. Ordered eggs and toast and the dry, cold toast came unbuttered. Without butter to add. Had to wave another waiter down to get some. There was no salt or pepper on the table and I had to ask for that. The pepper shaker came...empty. Very expensive for simple food."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Having seen Wood on Check Please, our expectations were high. There is a lot to like here. Staff is great. Menu, though limited options, was very interesting and reasonably priced. Morels with veal sweetbreads were delicious. Halibut and short ribs were both great choices. The restaurant is very narrow and seating is awkward, not particularly comfortable. Nevertheless, we give it very high marks."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We would go back in a minute. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend there for her birthday on a Monday night and the food was wonderful. The greeter and the bartenders were both friendly and the drinks were fantastic. On the negative side I thought ( as did my girlfriend) that our waiter was less than friendly and actually somewhat pretentious. I gave the overall service 3 stars because outside of our waiter everyone else was great. I would recommend the restaurant based on the food but I would mention the waiter as a potential red flag."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Good food, good drinks, great staff, highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I came here with 3 girlfriends on a Sunday evening. We sat outside, which was just a touch chilly, but better acoustically. The waitstaff was just the right amount of friendly, and the food was delicious! Desserts are usually a let down, but the chocolate-banana-peanut butter dessert was perfection. I will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "After hearing about it on Check Please, was excited to check it out. While the food was interesting, our server Kevin was so cold and unhelpful that it cast a pall over our entire experience. When asking for recommendations, he offered terse one word answers, and he never returned to see if we enjoyed our choices. We were also seated on a bench with shards of glass from an interior mirror that had broken, without any apologies. It was unfortunate to have such poor service ruin a potentially wonderful meal."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have been going to Wood since they opened. Handsome, airy space with a fun bar, very good food, and wonderful service staff from door to bar to table. Drinks, dinner, weekend brunch, Wood is the place to go!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We really liked the food there, I went for the braised beef and my partner went for the pate platter. The beef were really tender and come with a delicious sauce. I opted for switching the potatoes to a green options. The Pate platter was big enough for a main we found, and was really tasty. The service was good at the exception of our main waiter who had a bit of an attitude and wasn't that friendly (seams to be in a rush when it wasn't that busy that night). It was fine, but it could have been better. Would we go back? Yes :-)"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Fancier than expected for neighborhood corner. Elegant room. Good drinks. Smaller ($11) & large plates priced a bit high but well crafted & tasty. Entrees in the $27 range. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Hi, My boyfriend and I enjoyed the food. I was disappointed with my Halibut. It was quite over seasoned but I didn't send it back. The two small plates we had were great and the short ribs were outstanding. The service could have been a bit better. The waiter didn't bring out the entrees at the same time and there was a bit of confusion in some of the other service. He did make it up to us by bringing us each a taste of a sauterne with our dessert. Also, there was no hot tea available which disappointed my boyfriend because he is a big tea drinker. All in all, we had a great time and would come back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "From the drinks to the food, everything was excellent! Hot spot in boystown, barrata, morel mushroom, porkbelly and short ribs were our favorites! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wood is the best restaurant in Lakeview. From the beer, wine, and cocktails list, through the small plates, entree, and dessert, everything was impeccably thought out and presented. The ambience is subdued, yet tasteful and though I was a bit underdressed, I never felt like I was being looked down upon. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who has a little extra money in their pocket and wants to enjoy an entertaining and great tasting meal."
    Dined on 5/2/2014