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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
  • "Ordered a starter before placing the balance of the order. Server almost demanded that everything be ordered at once. Informed the server that we did not want to be rushed (the restaurant was nearly empty). Ordered the balance of the meal -- a couple of small plates and a couple of large plates -- while waiting for the starter. One of the (hot) small plates was delivered almost instantly -- well before the (cold) starter. Restaurants that rely on the small plates concept to accommodate an under-sized, less-than-well-organized kitchen need to learn that sometimes customers know what they are doing when they order in stages."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant with 3 friends for Sunday brunch. The food was okay, but the service was terrible. Not only did the waitress forget to put in our appetizer, but nearly every part of our meal was somehow messed up. At one point, I needed to get up from my table and wait at the bar for service. The table next to us was seated, waited for 10 minutes (with no server), and got up to leave."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Wood was a great experience! !! The food was unique and delicious!! Would highly recommend Wood!! Will definitely be going back!! Our server was very hospitable!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had dinner at Wood prior to the Billy Joel concert. Because of traffic, we were late for our reserved table but ate at the bar. The staff was great in trying to accommodate us, making us feel welcome at all times. The space was warm and comfortable, the service was fantastic and the food was very good. We enjoyed small plates , including 2 pasta dishes, a scallop preparation, and a flatbread.....all tasty though not outstanding or unique. Overall it was an enjoyable experience for a pre-concert meal and I would return if I had reason to be in the area."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great neighborhood gem! Everything we tried was superbly executed. My partner is vegetarian and the polenta with mushrooms sent him into the Woods!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love Wood..the best restaurant in boystown...with character and some actual style"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We tried Wood for the first time the other night. The Carrot Agnolotti and Burrata were a nice start. We would also recommend the Roasted Pork Tenderloin and the Wild Florida Red Grouper. Our waiter was very good and we enjoyed his suggestions. The outdoor seating was quiet. The large plates had a nice balance between the protein, starch and vegetables."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We typically eat at restaurants in the River North, Old Town, or Lincoln Park neighborhoods, but Wood has caused us to expand our thinking. Great menu with unique offerings that are wonderfully assembled and artfully served...very attentive and knowledgeable service... excellent choices in beer and wine. We are looking forward to a return asap."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Atmosphere and the employees are what makes this one of the best places to go in town!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Yummy food and nice atmosphere. And I think this restaurant is a modern american style."
    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
  • "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