Woodwork

Woodwork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://woodworkyeg.com/
  • Phone: 7807574100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 11am - 2pm

    Dinner:
    Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun: 5pm - 10pm

    Bar:
    Mon, Tue, Thur: 11am - 12pm
    Fri: 11am - late
    Sat: 5pm - late
    Sun: 5pm - 12pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, French, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Scorgie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Woodwork
WOODWORK is a collaboration between Chef Mike Scorgie and Barman Andrew Borley.


The name WOODWORK pays homage to the intersection of our passions for wood-fired cooking and barrel-aged spirits.


Located in Edmonton's historic McLeod Building at 10132-100 Street, WOODWORK is currently under construction and will be open fall 2013.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Woodwork reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (148)hot spot (97)special occasion (75)neighborhood gem (67)vibrant bar scene (57)late-night find (53)great for lunch (49)romantic (44)good for groups (30)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • good overall, but pretty salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was all pretty salty. Not bad at all, but very salty, and it wore me down by the end, dish after dish. This was generally true of all 4 dishes we ordered (2 appys, 2 mains), and it was true of dessert (rice pudding) which had a dollop of burnt caramel in the centre, which was salty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went with coworkers for a modest celebratory lunch. Hickory fries and celery soda were really unique and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    Outandabout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great spot and amazing cocktails! Limited vegetarian food choices
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must really like salt
    Murv
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The cocktails were the best in the city. Fantastic. Our wine was phenomenal. The charcuterie was lovely, but not a generous serving. Our mains had potential - but were over seasoned - too salty. The space is beautiful - reminiscent of a bistro in a European city. With a few tweaks of the main dishes, this would be a favourite haunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highly Recommend
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to Woodwork twice - once for dinner and once for lunch. The food was excellent, presentation imaginative and service standards very high. My only comment is that both times I have been they have run out of tonic after my first drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as I'd heard
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dined with 6 colleagues and we ordered the flank steak, the pork dish and the brisket. The brisket was the best in terms of flavor and texture - it was quite tender. The pork dish and the flank steak were tough. The pork dish was quite salty too. The flank steak lacked flavor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch/ Client Fave
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Keep going back for lunch, always great service and new exciting menu to choose from. Recently had the Cod this time and it was to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KMshaw
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food, excellent cocktails but ambiance was lacking and room noise levels were very high
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could do better
    Londoner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Heard great things about the restaraunt. Had to make a reservation, however, the time we wanted (1400) was not available, therefore, we made it at 1345. We arrived, and no one was inside except a table of 3. The place was not full for a Thursday lunch rush and had a max of 3 tables during our stay (1330-1630). The drinks were overpriced for the quality, as well as the food. The place itself was very nice and neat inside, and could do better geared towards a different clientel in a different location.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    GlutenSans
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Shared a number of delicious small plates and some rather inventive, tasty cocktails. Lots of options for gluten-free folks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to YEG dining scene
    DTDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Came by Sunday night with reservation. Table by kitchen was rather hot so moved up to the bar which was more atmospheric and interesting. I had the brisket (which was done to perfection--but didn't care much for the sides) while my dining companion had the cod which was also done extremely well, tasty and cooked to perfection. Waiting staff are good and professional but can see why others might find them a bit pretentious. Will be back. Great wine list!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Perfect place for a Saturday night out with friends. Great cocktail menu, and if its not on there, they'll know it and make it, probably better than you remember. Food is great for sharing, the chacuterie plate is a winner. Second time there, had the brisket the first time, its a winner, this time it was the port shoulder, another winner. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Woodwork! So fresh!!
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Really enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere and friendly service. Food was presented well. Freshness and flavor in both our choices. Our waiter made excellent recommendations. Drinks and lattes were great! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great atmosphere
    EricY
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Most of the food is cooked over wood coals so there are lots of wonderful caramelized crunches. Great mostly for meat-eaters, the veg options are good, but it's a small menu to start with. I ate there every night for a week. So... it's pretty awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woodwork
    Lilbee
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Incredible!!! Best food I had in a long time. So fresh and so flavorful! The atmosphere is cool and laid back. The service was top notch! Would go back any day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom loved it
    KristyJoyChai
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my mom for her birthday and she really enjoyed herself. The food was amazing and the complimentary dessert was a nice surprise. Mom is pretty particular and would definitely let you know if she didn't like something but she had all good things to say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    foodforlife
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I found this restaurant while doing a quick search on Urbanspoon! The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent! The kale salad is a must!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place is the perfect place for foodies alike! You will not be disappointed in the least. Starting with a great drink made by one of the very talented bartenders or a perfect meal served up by the kind wait staff made by the wonderful chiefs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enterprising
    tomiboi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Interesting to see what could be done to make an Edmonton city centre meal exciting even to carmelise the humble brussel sprout. Lead to lively discussion between the senior cooks at our table as to the novel treatment of meats and fish and the unique sauces presented.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food!
    NeverAgain
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was great! Drinks were great, but small for the price. Food was delicious but needed more vegetarian options (quite meat heavy). Noise level was loud and table proximity was too close. Would go again, but there are other comparable restaurants popping up around Edmonton to check out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not enjoyable
    Heap
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The kale salad was great. The rest, unfortunately, was not. It wasn't bad but it wasn't what I expected. The flank was disappointing and the sausage was not enjoyable. Overall, I wanted to like it but don't imagine that I will go back for dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Eats
    Bdizzle
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went with some friends, we shared everything! Great dishes, with fun sides. Lots of tasty drink options out of the bar. Would definitely add this restaurant to the roster as a great place to go and enjoy a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PK83
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was larger than I expected, rustic with a lot of class. Our server was very friendly and professional, she allowed us to sit and enjoy our drinks, it didn’t feel like we were being rushed out. the only gripe I have was the food. The food wasn't terrible but I didn’t feel like I was getting value for my money. I had the Brisket which was whole and had a lot of fat on it, I had to cut it really fine to get more than two mouthfuls. The Grits were drowning in whatever sauce they were in, I just didn’t enjoy it. I would say that this restaurant is definitely for those who can appreciate small amounts of okay tasting food, I am no “foodie” but perhaps if I were I may have enjoyed it a little more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Left unsatisfied
    2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was our first time there and so excited to try it. We ordered the corn bread and drumsticks for apps. The bread was alright and inside the drumsticks was cold. I was hoping it would get better but when we got our main course my fiance's steak was over seasoned with salt. Which was a thousand times better than my cured salmon which I could no longer consume after one bite. It was so salty. So I ate cucumber for dinner. When it came to dessert, we decided not to take any chances with 2 disappointing coarses. Even though we never complained about the food we will not be returning and not reccomend it. Perhaps they specialize in their drinks more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    Dedboy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Salad was one of my all-time favourites. Cocktail list exceptional, highly recommend the Gin Smash!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many sauces
    Harry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The experience was generally very good. Interesting menu. Attentive service. However. the brisket entre had too many sauces that competed with each other. Grits don't need a separate sauce!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit underwhelmed
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Woodwork has a super cool look and feel. I was really looking forward to trying it out. The chicken drumsticks and brisket were a little on the dry side and I can't actually remember what else we ate--didn't make much of an impact, I guess! I'll still give it another go but I'll set my expectations a little lower and hope to be wowed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    As always - great food. Great service and amazing food and beverages!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Andouille sausage was way overpowered by the cider gastrique, pork shoulder was a bit stringy and not flavourful. Side vegetables were quite bitter. Hickory fries were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Frazzel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our best "find" of the weekend. Make a reservation in advance as it is usually busy from open till close. The food was fantastic, great cocktails and our service was some of the best we received while visiting the city. It was a great evening thanks to all of the staff for everything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Tammy1225
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time at Woodwork and overall the experience was great. We ordered the smoked drumsticks as appetizer and although there wasn't much smokiness I liked the tangy BBQ sauce. Hubby and I also ordered the Mac n cheese, brisket and dill sausage to share. Since I was pregnant I asked if the sausage was made in house to avoid the nitrite and sure enough it was. The sausage was delicious, very flavorful but not overpowering taste of dill. At first Mac n cheese seemed too runny but as time went on it was just right. The brisket was also good along with the side broccoli but we weren't too fond of the grits. Waitress came over many times to check on food and refill water and tried to create conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good but very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cool casual. Limited but creative menu. Food well presented. Service good. It was so noisy that it was difficult to have a conversation at table for two.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was really good. Drinks a bit overpriced. Although the signature whiskey sour was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambience but food far too rich
    Ginger
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We loved the decor and ambience. However as a lover of rich food especially game, we still found the food far too rich and a little bland. Clearly there needs to be a counterbalance of ingredients to cut the richness of all the dishes as well as to add some flavour. Even with strong red wine it failed to dampen the strong meaty dishes. It need a bit of stamina and a strong stomach to get through the meal. Despite this I would go here for the cocktail menu. Wine good but very expensive. Aims to be gourmet but they need to work on their dishes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    gowith
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Having stumbled upon this restaurant accidentally, I'm glad we made the discovery! Woodwork is a great little spot with fantastic food and a very chill but fancy ambiance. I had ordered the brisket for dinner and the rice pudding for dessert. The brisket was nice and fatty, and the pudding was delicate, not too sweet. I enjoyed being there, though I was surprised that they charged for water. Overall however, I would go again and recommend this to those who want a suggestion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No selection
    HmsResolute
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Limited menu. Food costly for a mediocre experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Excellent Place for Lunch
    largewagnerianmother
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My son, who works downtown and eats out a lot, took me here for lunch. We are a family of foodies, and he is as demanding as I, if not more so. He insisted that I have a cocktail before lunch, so I did. Fortunately, I am of such an age that I will likely die before I could become an alcoholic, but if I were going to try to become one, the Gin/Basil Smash would be my route. It was divine. So were the kale salad, french fries, and pulled chicken sandwich that followed. Highly recommended. The wait staff were also perfect: respectful without being obsequious, friendly but not "chummy," and perfectly efficient. The bartender was a genius.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favourite
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    we started with hickory fries, that were tossed in smoked butter. Can i say that is a deadly combination, and leaves you wanting more! Then i had the brisket and my friend had the dill sausage. Absolutely amazing creations. Also the feature cocktail, smoke on the watermelon... keep that on your menu, its perfectly balances, with the sweetness and smokyness
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as always
    QuietDiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoyed another great meal here. Although the menu is small, every item I've tried has been great. Restaurant is noisy though so be prepared for that as a downside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Experience
    BEANMC
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I've been multiple times before and as always it was excellent. We were on a tight schedule as we were going to a show after but it wasn't really a concern as we had great and timely service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.