Woodlands American Grill
Woodlands American Grill

Woodlands American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woodlands-grill.com/
  • Phone: (972) 239-2024
  • 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,Pay with OpenTable,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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Woodlands American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)great for lunch (48)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (24)great for brunch (21)special occasion (20)great for outdoor dining (13)romantic (12)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • This is a great restaurant
    Acskater
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We were celebrating a friend's. Birthday and had told the staff when I made the reservation. They were prepared when we arrived and had a card for my friend and the special dessert I ordered in advance. This attention to detail along with good food makes this our go to place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual, friendly & upscale with solid food
    sablattVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I've lunched here several times, but this was my first dinner. It is somewhat pricey for a casual neighborhood place, but the food is worth it. It's not romantic, and the food is not cutting edge, but it's extremely good for what it is. I had a very nice sesame tuna, as rare as I requested, sliced thin over delicious sauteed Asian vegetables. It comes a starch (forget what), but they substituted a very nice Greek-style salad for me for an extra $2. My husband had the special, a very tasty macadamia encrusted mahi, which came with three large, perfectly fried shrimp and sides that pleased him, while my mother thought her pork chop was very well prepared. Our waiter was a delightful guy, but very professional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food continues to be delicious. We look forward to the seasonal changes and future dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner on Saturday
    Librarian
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First, Woodlands uses Open Table, of which I'm a fan. Second, both the restaurant's food AND service are good - selections are different, and generous, and the setting is comfortable and cozy. Our waiter gave us ample time to select items as well as offered suggestions, along with being observant enough to fill water/tea glasses before our need to ask him to do so as well as to inquire about our needs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better with age!!
    Wiserolder
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Continuing to get better each and ever time I visit. The food is consistently very good and service the excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Service
    Kristin
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Service & food were both excellent. If you like cheese, make sure to get the cheese plate ap. Presentation of food is superb as is service. I gave the ambiance only 3 stars because I prefer quieter restaurants. My reservation was for 1pm and the restaurant was packed, which surprised me. I thought that most of the lunch crowd would be thinning out by then. So make sure to make a reservation. The place did clear out by 2:30pm and was quiet by 3pm (I stayed for 3+hours, business lunch). Lunch for 3 (no alcohol, just a coffee & tea) came to $100, including 25% tip. Pricey, but food and service merit price. Plus server let us squat at table for 3+ hours and made us feel welcome the entire time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Mintchip1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything about our experience was enjoyable. The food was excellent; and the servers were very attentive in an enjoyable way and very knowledgeable. Not overly "in your face", but saw to every need.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reliable
    imonsecondVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant, especially if you want comfort food. Try the mushroom soup...it's really great. Also try the steak salad. The steak was cooked perfectly and it's a great and healthy combo. Have mixed feeling about anything that's listed as "sandwich" or "deli". If this is your quest, I suggest you try a deli, but then I am a New Yorker and have yet to find a consistently good deli-like menu in Dallas. Service is great. Yes, I would go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish and Calamari from Heaven
    Hobbesdog
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was perfectly cooked. Hand breaded calamari that was tender and delicious. We both ordered fish for dinner, Sea Bass and Salmon were amazing! The chopped salad was perfect blend of greens and other goodies! Server was very kind and knowledgable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food an service
    GRichardsonVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Woodland's doesn't have a huge menu, but the items it has are all delicious. The atmosphere, with the wood décor, gives an intimate feel. The Mahogany Chicken can't be beat. The sea bass was fresh and tasty. The cobbler was interestingly crunchy. And the special complimentary chocolate is a wonderful way to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food quality inconsistent
    Sammie4
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have found the quality of food to be inconsistent in this restaurant. However, I do go from time to time because it is convenient. On my last visit I ordered the swordfish special. The fish was extremely overcooked, thus dry and tasteless. I should have sent it back but we were with first-time guests and I didn't want to embarrass them. It is unlikely I will select this restaurant again. There have been too many disappointments.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and artfully presented!
    Wallygirl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambiance was very warm, sophisticated. The food was amazing!! Everything we ordered was delicious. Each entree was beautiful in colors and preparation. A definite repeat when visiting Dalkas again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice for a business lunch
    djhdjhVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    this is a great place for a business lunch where you want more than fast food but less than a 5 star, time consuming and expensive place. Service is good and food is good. menu a little limited but all items look good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Business Lunches
    TheRAMVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I really like Woodlands for business lunches. The food is great, the service is quick, and the noise level is low, fostering business discussions in an enjoyable environment. This is also a great place to have dinner with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local restaurant
    HermeskathVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My girlfriends and I really enjoy getting together at The Woodlands. It's nice and upscale but not fussy or stuffy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and services
    GRichardsonVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Can always count on a nice experience at Woodlands with nice atmosphere and unique food choices where everyone is always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    FoodTraveler
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Tried out this place because I could pay for the tab through OpenTable and I was excited to try out this feature, and the brunch was really good. Tried the stuffed French toast and it was great!! $2 mimosas are a steal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable once again!
    Koodles
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Woodlands Amer Grill has really paid attention to the customers and has upped their consistency---food and service especially. 2 of us had the catch of the day and I had the Woodland cheeseburger---delicious and timely! We will be going again soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Cheri
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was yummy, but was disappointed to find an added charge on our bill. When one of the salads came out with shrimp added (that was not ordered) the waitress asked if we wanted the shrimp and we said sure (not knowing that we would be charged an extra $10 for it).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time there and I'm hooked.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My client loves this place so we went. Everything was fantastic. The spinach artichoke dip was the best I've ever had. I love the lavosh crisps that came with it. I had the COBALT sandwich with sweet potato fries for lunch. Portions were huge and the marriage of flavors was unexpected. Great service and glad we had a reservation because it was packed. I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 71 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Woodlands American Grill reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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