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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
  • Email: francogianni65@gmail.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
  • "Excellent choice of higher end dining in Lakeview. Service was great; however, I docked one star for forgetting the amuse-bouche--a bit of a critical deduction, I know, and note that it's the only comment that kept it from a perfect review. You get what you pay for here, and then some."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If you have an appetite for a true tasting menu you'll come away satisfied."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Wood. Very popular restaurant in a vibrant neighborhood. The beautiful bar stretches down the length of the restaurant and is quite comfortable. Good wine and cocktail menu. Limited inside seating but come the warm weather the outside seating will provide more space. Small plate and entree selections were varied and delicious. We enjoyed the walleye entree and the lamb. I highly recommend the praire salad with potatoes and kale and octopus starters were great too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I love my fried polenta entree. It was cooked perfectly with the right flavors. Our host decided that we had waited too long for the entrees to come and gave us complimentary desserts. Their attention to customer service is exceptional. Just wished there were more variety in the small selection other than seafood."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I love finding new places to eat in Chicago. Wood exceeded my expecatations. The food is wonderful and the cocktails are very creative and tasty. I was concerned that the guy who went with us was not going to be full from the mix of small and large plates but he left very satisfied. For desert we had the "chocolate" which was outstanding! Wood is now one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Chicago!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing. I can't say enough about how amazing it really was. The service was ok not the best for what you paid for but honestly I could have cared less."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The tasting gives you small plates of 4 dishes and a dessert. Well worth it a wonderful selection of foods"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We started by sharing small plates --- loved the tagliatelle and the flatbread. Then we ordered entrees My husband had the polenta and he loved it. I had the lamb and it was really outstanding. Our friends had the walleye and they enjoyed that too. The staff couldn't have been more attentive. Our waiter was so nice -- pleasant, always there when we needed him, made very helpful suggestions and candidly told us his preferences-- which I thought were spot on. And the host came back to our table to also check that our evening was going well. . .I'd highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great! Service was a bit slow and lots of rules."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the restaurant. The food (we chose the tasting menu) was wonderful, the service attentive & friendly. We are already looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had to dine early due to a later commitment, so the seating was easy and the service friendly and attentive. I'm sure by later it would be packed! Great choices of small plates as well as a wide variety of entrees and sophisticated cocktails. Even though the meal was more than sufficient, we were tempted to try the pineapple dessert which was wonderful! It was our first visit, but won't be our last!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This the second time we have dined at Wood. The food is excellent. The charcuterie platter was outstanding and enough to feed four. The tagliatelle with seafood was great. And the pike was terrific. The wine list is small but we were able to find a good bottle. All in all, an excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always a pleasure ... Food and service spectacular !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lakeview isn't known for classy and delicious food, but Wood is just that! It's a much needed addition to such a vibrant neighborhood with a fun night scene. I don't normally go for Italian food, but I was a big fan of the noodles and gnocchi at Wood. I also loved the sleek ambiance."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I am a subscriber to Timeline Theater and am always looking for a dinner spot in the neighborhood. Parking is very difficult so I look for something a reasonable walking distance from Timeline parking. Wood is a great option, less than a mile from the theater. Inventive, fresh local ingredients, and reasonably priced for the high quality. Our server, Mark, was helpful and friendly. The host also checked on us during our meal to make sure that we were happy with our selections. My husband's seafood special, halibut, was outstanding as was my creatively prepared and served lamb roast. We will be returning to Wood."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been to Wood about 5 times since the first of the year. It is one of my favorites in the northside of Chicago. Lovely atmosphere, great service and darn good food. It is not cheap but then good food in Chicago is not either."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food and cocktails were exquisite! Will come back very soon!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "A group of us met up at Wood for dinner. We had a fantastic time. The service was incredible at every level. Everything we had was great from the small courses to the desserts. I highly recommend the pork belly and scallops. They have some great specialty cocktails as well. Great ambiance as well."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My only complaint, if it really is one, is that the serving dishes are too small for the amount of food, Cutting the food became a small problem. Perhaps a different vessel should be considered. All else made for a very nice brunch"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were a party of 5 for brunch. The food was perfect. Service was a bit slow, but once he got to the table, everything flowed. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Inventive fresh food with unpretentious attentive service in attractive storefront location on North Halsted. Gnocchi with braised rabbit and the Arctic Char are winning large plates, and the carrots were a great small plate. Booths accommodate parties of 5-6, and ample dining along the bar for singles or couples. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wood is a beautiful restaurant. The interior is as warm and inviting as the owner and the people who work there. The service is classy yet retains a friendly, neighborhood feel. The food is delicious. It is very inventive with great flavor. Plus, one can tell a lot about a restaurant when both the chef and the owner checks on your table !! If I had a wish list: more wines, another appetizer platter for sharing. But I have nothing but good things to say about this establishment !!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Pros: - They accepted a reservation for 5. The booth was roomy and very comfortable. - Specials - and menu items - were explained thoroughly - Service was near perfect. Water glasses were refilled promptly and dirty plates whisked away - but not too soon! - We all had different dishes and they were all equally fresh and flavorful - Ambiance was very casual and friendly, a plus on a cold Sunday morning. Cons - I wish they were in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was our second time at Wood. It's now one of our favorite places. We have been there on Friday and Saturday, and it was lively both nights; we observed that they were still seating people at 10 pm. Friendly, but not obtrusive, bartenders and wait staff. Food is outstanding - we love the bread and cheese plate as a starter. The delicious Bijou salad was also ample enough for two. Be sure to order your own entree, as you will NOT want to share! Entrees are unique, but not in a "weird, what IS this" kind of way. We found parking nearby on the street both nights for an 8:30 res. (You may have to drive around for a few minutes.) Neighborhood is very lively, too - lots on people on the street, even in the c-c-c-cold! Love Wood!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I made a reservation a week in advance for a party of three. We got the worst table in the house, right by the door where a fourth couldn't have been sat comfortably without being constantly bumped by passersby. Seriously, the second door didn't close all the way or got stuck open and we were in the perpetual breeze of the 18 degree air outside. They just need to get rid of that table in the winter. Service was slow to start, but attentive after that. Food was all quite tasty. I had the gnocchi with rabbit confit which was great. The pasta light and fluffy, unique for gnocchi. My friends had the short-ribs and the veal sausage. Both were very complimentary. Drinks were good. Don't give the worst table in the house to an Open Table VIP."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I really wanted to love this place, but the food was boring! We went for brunch. I got the pork belly and my husband had the shrimp and polenta. Both dishes were pretty bland. The service was good. It was a hip younger crowd. Maybe we will try it for dinner, but with all the good places in Chicago, we won't be running back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My group was a five, we were celebrating a friends birthday, our reservation was early and we were seated when we arrived. The ambiance was great, the energy is fun. The service and the food were excellent, everything about Wood was upscale and made it a special night to remember. This was a Sunday night and the restaurant filled quickly, and energy grew as we completed our experience not just a meal. My group has spread the word to many of our Foodie friends and relatives, having experienced great restaurants around the world this is on par with the best. Highly recommend Wood to anyone looking for a great memory, and enjoyable evening out."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "It's a great place to have a good drink and laugh without the high prices. One suggestion would be for the bartenders to work on the Lemon Drop martini's. The taste is inconsistent(too strong one day, not enough alcohol the next)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wood's an easy trip from downtown, and well worth it. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was well presented and seasoned perfectly. Drinks at the bar were great as well. You could walk in and eat at the bar if you find a chair."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A pleasant spot. The food was fair. The salad and tagliatelle that my friend had were fine. Nothing special. The gnocchi that I had was excessively salty and overcooked. The noise level was far too loud. I know it's Boystown, but the alcohol fueled jokes from the guy sitting three feet away weren't very funny and did not need to be shouted for all to enjoy. The service was dilatory. The waiter was pleasant and engaged in long conversations with many other tables. He recognized that my friend and I were having an animated conversation and left us alone. Great, but how many times should one have to search and wait, wait, wait for him? (I have waited on tables.)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was good, but my pork belly was over-fried and lacked flavor. I think all the flavor soaked into the potatoes which were amazing. Bloody Mary and Maria were really great too!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The service was absolutely perfect, the food was spectacular. We were celebrating my son's birthday. Five of us shared three small plates: scallops, sweetbreads, and foie gras. Each was perfectly enhanced with various purees and sauces, and each was divine. We then each had an entree. The gnocchi with rabbit ragu was incredible, gnocchi soft and pillowy inside with a perfect crust on the outside, very savory. Venison perfectly cooked and accompanied, short ribs tender and moist, walleye was delicious (that's what I had) with a cauliflower puree, shredded brussels sprouts and roasted cauliflower. MMMMM it was delicious. Chocolate dessert--decadent and wonderful. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was very good, but the Chicken Liver Mousse and the Sweetbreads small plates were EXCELLENT! $10 desserts are really for two people. Waiter knew the menu inside and out, was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. Great, smaller wine list very reasonably priced. The only knock I have was for the high seating that became uncomfortable as the meal progressed. Next time we go (and there will be a next time) we will probably sit at the bar (which appears more comfortable), but the food deserves a table setting. A great meal I will remember."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We saw this on Check Please it was a rave and we could not agree more! What a fantastic evening. Go there now best meal we've had in a long time Cheers"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Celebrating Valentine's day at Wood was made very special because of the great food and service. The maî·tre d' was extremely nice and welcoming."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to try someplace new that's close to home. We were driving by and our night was free. I went online to look at prices and thought it was reasonable for the type of food that was being served. The site had an option for making reservations and I'm glad we made them! Even on a Wednesday night you needed one. The food was excellent and the drinks are tasty! It was an excellent experience!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "It's rare to find a relaxed environment with amazing food. Wood is great. I'm from DC, but will head to Wood again for sure."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "In the Lakeview world of mediocre bar and essentially fast food, Wood offers an upscale, but reasonably priced option. Good wine selection, beautiful decor and well presented tasty food. Summer brings the best outdoor dining in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The chic interior of Wood is gorgeous. The food coming out of the kitchen is always delicious. It's a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant which are always my favorite places to eat. When it's warm outside there is a covered patio were you can eat and people watch."
    Dined on 2/9/2014