Woodlands American Grill
Woodlands American Grill

Woodlands American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woodlands-grill.com/
  • Phone: 9722392024x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm;
    Sunday: 4:00pm -9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Marin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer custom menus, breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres receptions; all will exceed your expectations! From the smallest dinner for two to a grand event of 250. Woodlands American Grill will add phenomenal foods and simple elegance to any event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room holds up to 18 guests at a table of 10 and a table of 8 otherwise we can do 16 guests at one long table.
  • Private Party Contact: John Nicholas/Courtney Sulliva 9722392024x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Preston Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Woodlands American Grill
Nestled on the northeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane in North Dallas, Woodlands is an inspired choice for lunch or dinner. Whether you are entertaining business associates at lunch or catching up with your best friends over dinner, Woodlands is the perfect spot. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Falling water House, natural stone, beautiful hardwoods and clean, contemporary lines combine to create a modern setting for the Executive Chef’s polished menu of innovative American favorites. His passion for excellence is reflected in the simple, elegant menu offerings.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Woodlands American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)great for lunch (48)fit for foodies (36)great for brunch (27)special occasion (25)good for groups (21)great for outdoor dining (11)romantic (11)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Money Well Spent
    FunForAll
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our table for five was ready for us, attractive, and service was always there when needed. It is wonderful to have a neighborhood dining spot that is a four star place to go. They even allowed two of my guests to split an order and brought extra plates for them. Keep doing what you are doing because it's great! Especially loved the outstanding two dollar Bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    Ilikefood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    first time for me and I couldn't stop talking about the food. I am glad my customer recommended it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and over rated!
    DFWS
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service was very erratic, order was brought out incorrectly. Portions were small. I received a small portion of salmon and a few vegetables. Four of us spent $160 at lunch even, with only three teas, no coffee and no dessert. Unconscionable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Salmon Dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had the horseradish salmon crusted fish. It was delicious !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Woodlands!
    Ladybug
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We find Woodlands to be a friendly, nice, neighborhood find! We are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighboorhood restaurant
    KKdineout
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We love this restaurant because the food is always good, they make a great martini and always have daily specials.. Only disappoint is that you have to make reservations several days in advance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    businesslunch
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We chose the Woodlands because we thought it would be a quiet place for a business lunch. While we had an excellent dining experience, it was a bit noisy for conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Golfer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our first time visit was very enjoyable and good. Our waiter (Archer) was very helpful and knowledgeable and did an excellent job of taking care of us. The hostess also was very friendly and very accommodating. We asked for a quiet area and appreciated where they put us. Being this was our first time, we ordered sandwiches, but next time we will try the entrees.......We definitely will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid neighborhood find
    JenaCassVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Solid place for meal with lots of options - salads, soups, small and large plates. Note: be sure to order your drink first and wait for its arrival before ordering appetizers or entrees. Bar service seems to take along time, especially on 1/2 wine Wednesdays.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Okiediner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Two friends and I ate at Woodland American Grill and enjoyed it very much. Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious, and our server was helpful but unobtrusive. We'll go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Great4lunch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Woodland Grill is a wonderful place to take girlfriends to a birthday lunch. The staff was so helpful and kind while the food was terrific. They even included two complementary desserts. Everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food is always cooked perfectly, presentation is flawless & service impeccable. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. Continues to be one of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood spot
    MoeFarmer
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love Woodlands. Always consistently good. Love the salads, great mushroom soup. Comfortable environment. Good service! I will return again & again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    imonsecondVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my first time for brunch/lunch and it was great. Try the crab eggs benedict or the enchiladas or the reuben sandwich. For dinner, definitely try their signature mushroom soup, the Westcott steak salad (really great plus its different) or the cedar plank salmon. The service is great, friendly without being overbearing. When we don't feel like going into Dallas, or dressing up, this one of the "neighborhood gems" that we like to frequent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Just Terrific
    KahunaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A wonderful gem in the neighborhood producing consistently high quality meals using fresh ingredients. Wait staff is always friendly and efficient. A favorite place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A neighborhood restaurant with consistently good food and service. We come here usually at least once per month.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant
    AudreypoodlesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Woodlands offers fresh fish and healthy dishes. So glad to have it conveniently located.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and good atmosphere
    Mark
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Took my wife there to celebrate our anniversary. The food is very great, restaurant is kept very clean, it is modern, and the atmosphere is great. The waiting staff and owner are very courteous. This was are 2nd visit to the restaurant and we will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Logman
    LogmanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Noise level almost ruined the evening as it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. The level was so high the waiter could barely hear us ordering and in fact brought us the wrong drinks at the outset.........probably because she couldn't hear what we were requesting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Touches
    Dee1951
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We love The Woodlands. Have been there for brunch, this time for dinner. It's the special touches on each dish that really take their food to the next level - ginger/blue cheese dressing on the wedge salad, rosemary-lemon fries with an incredible prime rib sandwich. And they make a perfect Bombay Sapphire martini, too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night special!
    LarH
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    On short notice we decided to go out for dinner Saturday evening. I am so glad that we did. The food was wonderful. The pork chop was flavorful and my husband loved the horseradish crusted salmon. Be forewarned, the portions are very generous. The salads were under dressed, but fresh. And there are good wine choices at reasonable prices. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always consistently good food with pleasant service. On a balmy evening, the outdoor patio is delightful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have always had a pleasant dining experience at Woodlands. Food is generally consistent. Try the fish tacos...yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Thanks for making our birthday celebration significant! The card and small bouquet - lovely touch above the complimentary dessert with candle. Wait staff very sensitive to our need for girls to catch up yet timely service. We didn't feel rushed or bothered. Food always beautifully presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, semi Casual dining.
    Ladybug
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food, lovely semi-casual dining, great for date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Outstanding as usual. Food was superb, service amiable and helpful. Hopefully, our next visit will be soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    sundaybrunchfind
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    French toast was amazing! Excellent coffee too. Our waiter was very good and not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Ambiance was too dark for dinner as it is not a romantic spot and that setting seemed 70's
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kimberly
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Kimberly, This was my first visit and I will be coming again. The atmosphere was very appealing and service was great. The food was unbelievable. I'm from a corporation down the street and that is how I heard about it. I wonder what its like in the evening? I'll have to try it soon. Thank you for being in the area. Patti
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great cuisine
    CherVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    At girl's night out we enjoyed the service, food and wine. Great central location, reliable food and service and I love the waterfall behind the bar!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mintchip1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Even though it is a "neigborhood restaurant" whenever we go there, one feels as if they are really dining "out"! We are greeted warmly. The waitstaff is knowledgeable about the menu and food and friendly, but they do not hover. Give it a try, I am sure you will return often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok Saturday night.
    Ladybug
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    appetizer was served with salads--this is not acceptable. Usually Woodlands is my favorite place. I was disappointed Saturday night. we were there for father's day with family. Waitress seemed to want to push me to order more expensive wine than I wanted. It should be what I like not what she likes. What is usually a wonderful place was somewhat disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday lunch
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This visit to Woodlands was my third for lunch and I look forward to returning for dinner and many more lunches! I took a friend for her birthday and the restaurant set a lovely table with feminine blue linens (rather than the usual black) and had a small vase of fresh flowers. The food was delicious, very reasonably priced, and the service was impeccable. My friend ordered a marvelous Caesar salad with chicken breast that wasn't on the menu (no problem accommodating her request) and I ordered BBQ brisket sliders (3 to an order)--soooo good! I definitely would order them or her salad again. Her chicken was moist and tender and the salad dressing was perfect. I'm ready to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food
    LifetimeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our third time to dine at Woodlands. Do not let the fairly unassuming exterior in a strip center fool you. The food here is excellent. the service is actually pretty good but during this visit the bar was very slow. I recommend Woodlands for a casual low key evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woodland
    Harmony
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food is always consistently good, there steaks are cook properly every time and have really good flavor, the Chef does a nice job
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Good service and fine food. We had flatbread, salads and the Char which was the special that evening. The noise level was less than on our previous visit. All in all a fine evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent food and service
    GRichardsonVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Woodlands is great non-chain restaurant with great good and service and unique décor. They also take reservations, so it is great when you have a small group for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 161 reviews are from the Woodlands American Grill reviews archive.
  • New in town.
    newyankee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Just moved to the area of North Dallas from New England, the "Woodlands" will become a staple in our dinning list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    MommaB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We have dined at Woodlands Grill many times and are always pleased with the food. We ate outside the other night for the first time, and their patio was nicer than I had anticipated. Our only drawback was that the servers seemed a little confused about who had our table; we went from zero service to overwhelming service before one really good waiter "claimed" us. And then she comp'd our dessert as an apology for the mixup. Can't ask for more than that. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very good food. Very friendly service. Never been disappointed in many visits
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.