Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.diamondjoworth.com/woodfiregrille
  • Phone: 6413237821x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wheelerwood Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood
Prepare to discover a whole new world of delicious tastes in a cozy, fireside atmosphere. Woodfire Grille has the style and warmth that make it perfect for an evening with friends or an intimate dinner for two. Enjoy cedar-planked salmon, juicy cuts of beef, flavorful pasta and other signature entrées. Pair your meal with the perfect wine from our extensive list. Our classic desserts will earn raves, and are a “must” at the end of a fine meal
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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)romantic (11)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent dining experience
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We made reservations only a couple of hours before we went to the restaurant and were pleased that we were able to get a table. The food and wine were excellent. Service was prompt and polite. We would certainly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Placce to Celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    If you want a great steak and barbecue ribs this is the place to go. The steaks are so tender they almost melt in your mouth and the ribs are so tender they fall off the bone. Our server Clara greeted us with a smile and nice welcome to the Woodfire Grille. She was very attentive to our every need. I would definitely recommend her as a server and the Woodfire Grille for a great meal any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food and service, good wine too! Love the drink flights, a great idea!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor and food worse
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This use to be a great place for a great dinner. Not anymore, since Boyd took over it has gone downhill fast. Poorly trained service staff, bland food and price is higher. I had the walleye that was so crusted in breading that it was like a board. Overcooked and no flavor. We ordered a side and the waitress never checked on use until we were done with our meal. Really?? That is crazy for the service I was expecting. When I pointed out we never got our side, she said ok, I will take that off the bill. No I was looking for, I am sorry for that mistake. Can I get you something else? Sad sad it use to be my favorite place to go out to dinner!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super fantastic dining and server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was great and our server Clara was very nice and took care of our every need. Would definitely recommend the Woodfire Grille to friends and Family for Birthdays, Anniversary, Meeting, Grooms Dinners and an other type of party. You can even ask for a nice quiet corner and they will find one for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    workworkwork
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While on a business trip I decided to try the Woodfire Grille for dinner on my last night in town. Since there was not much to choose from in that area as it was very rural my expectations were not very high but I was very pleasantly surprised. The ambiance, service and quality of food was as good as anything you find in a much more affluent and urban area and the prices were right in line with the quality. If you are in the area and want a fine dining experience I can't imagine there being a better choice for many miles around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and service...great atmosphere! It was our first time there, however we will go back soon!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the steaks!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever had! Wonderful service and a romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reuniongroup
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a party of 4 for dinner. Appetizer excellent, entrees same as well as dessert. Service great. Ambiance terrific. Nice respite from gambling. We are fortunate o have such a great restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood reviews archive.
  • All I can say is it was awesome !
    Hans
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food , service , everything was perfect . Well be back again , can't wait !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    everything was very good we love to eat at Woodfire only wish you were open Sundays so we could bring some people to join us
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for anniversary dinner!
    vmcgee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I went to Woodfire Grille to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. Neither of us had ever been there before. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect, our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and the food was outstanding. The main course, drinks, and dessert all were excellent. It was one of the best dining experiences that we have ever had, and made for a great night out to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were there for our anniversary and it was excellent. We had an awesome server who made our night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Relaxed dining for those not in a hurry and want to enjoy conversation
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleased
    Breeze
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food and service is wonderful. Although i would of thought the potato and vegetable should of been included with the meal not an Al a cart item.Happy with the price of my prprime tribe but again potato and vegi should always be included with a meal
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    MNLiveDiceGambler
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I have eaten here 2 times now and can say that they know what they are doing. Everything is done to perfection and the food is just outstanding. I do recommend!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    sunshine
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    Skeeter
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food and service were wonderful. My only complaint would be the fact that everything is al-a-carte and there were no prices on the menu. It seems as though you're trying to trick people into paying top dollar for the unknown.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I believe that our waitress was Jennifer and we had one other that waited on my group of 250 and they did an outstanding job.... Hope to have them again as my waitresses.. Thanks for make my meeting that much better. Casey
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, but worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My wife and I had our 10th Anniversary dinner here. We knew it would be expensive, but decided to treat ourselves. We both had the 8 oz filet - best decision. Steak melted in our mouths. Baked potato (extra $6) was huge and delicious. If you have a group of wine drinkers, you're sure to find a good deal. They had a red blend that sounded really good (based on the tasting notes) on special for only $20 (bottle). But, since my wife doesn't like wine (and you can't take the bottle with you - unless you want it delivered to the bar in the casino) we passed. They had a pretty good selection of wines by the glass, though. The only problem we had, which wasn't really a problem, was that the creme brulee we had for dessert was a little burnt.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT
    nirene
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE. AND THE CHAIRS WERE ULTRA COMFORTABLE!….I COULD HAVE SAT THERE ALL EVENING! A LOVELY EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's 30th birthday party and we made a reservation at the Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo's Casino. The food was great! We mainly had prime rib, filet, and crab legs, all of which were fantastic. They let us bring in some cupcakes for dessert, which was nice. We had one server for our group and she did a wonderful job. Overall, we all had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, on the spendy side.
    Topher
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Over all was pleased, although main dishes came out cool to warm. They corrected the problem with new dishes served at a much better temp for eating. I will say the lobster mac was awesome, along with e French onion soup.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall
    LiketoEat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Atmosphere was very nice! Liked the look and feel of the restaurant. However, waited over an hour to get our food from when we ordered it. Had the king cut prime rib; it was good, but was almost half fat and gristle. For those prices you expect a good cut of meat. Overall I wouldn't give the restaurant a high ranking because I was expecting more from this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While the cooks knew their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    While the cooks knew their job, for a restaurant of this price range you also expect a degree of service which was definitely lacking this Saturday evening. It was lacking to the degree where it effected the tone of this special event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Even though it was a busy night, we were seated two minutes before our registration time. We had a wonderful evening and the service and food were awesome. This restaurant is very expensive however compared to other restaurants in the area, very over priced...but would go back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They did it again!
    Jaha
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This crew is consistently working together, time after time, to greet, prepare, and serve a fantastic experience. The only differences in visits have been in the welcomed, seasonal changes in the specials and the anticipation of variations of a more local menu. Ambiance, service, and food are all first class. Love knowing where my food comes from and how far it had to travel to get to my plate. Tipping my hat to the team!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is the second time we dined at the Woodfire Grille and we have had a great experience both times. The food and atmosphere stands out among other restaurants in our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Dinner
    DoubleN
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food & service we received at the Woodfire Grille was excellent! A very romantic setting for our Valentine's Day dinner!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food!
    Luke
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was really good, I thought the price you paid and the amount of actual food you got wasn't the best. You don't get any kind of potato its all separate and for the price of the meat was high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun!
    foodfun
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Enjoyable evening with friends and very good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant experience,food was
    irish
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    pleasant experience,food was superb and waitress was very good. First time experience but it certainly won't be the last. We were impressed and we are can be critical!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we celebrated our anniversary
    elandan
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed the setting, the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy New Year's Dinner
    delish
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We made a reservation for New Year's Eve, got right in when we arrived. Server was a little slow to get to the table, but they were fairly busy, even at 9:00 when we were there. We shared a bottle of wine and ordered appetizers. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time and everything was delicious. It was a wonderful dining experience, although slightly higher priced than i usually can afford. This was a special occasion. We will definitely be going back sometime in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The Woodfire Grill is probably our favorite place to eat...We have never experienced a bad meal, bad service...Just love dining there...We do recommend the Woodfire Grill and try to frequent as much as possible... New Years Eve was great...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    seeker
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Quiet elegant atmosphere. Good menu selections. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. Our food was served in a timely manner and was excellent. I was disappointed that they did not have a wider selection of wine by the glass and no wine menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had our book club Christmas
    Lovestory
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We had our book club Christmas dinner at the Woodfire Grill at Diamond Jos on Wednesday night. Everything was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot close to home
    pleased
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I live in Albert Lea,and we were looking for a place to go have steak. On a whim we decided to go to the Woodfire. What a fantastic choice, the service was great, food was even better! There were4 in our group and every one was very pleased. Go here for great steaks and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Our main meals: Pork Chop, Bacon wrapped Pork tenderloin and new York strip were delicious as well as the lobster mac and cheese and our chop salads.. My Lobster came as 2 very small lobsters which I could barely cut out of their shells with a sharp knife. It tasted fine, but was a struggle getting out of their shells. In a fine restaurant I would think you would get one large appealing lobster already cut from the shell simply lying in the shell for appearance. Thank you.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the food and a nice
    Chico
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Enjoyed the food and a nice selection along with a pleasant place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.