Woolley's Steakhouse
Woolley's Steakhouse

Woolley's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woolleysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9528541010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11am - 2pm

    Dinner is served everyday from 4:30 - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Peter Christenson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Options Available.
  • Special Events: Neighborhood Happy Hour in the Corner Bar Monday - Friday, from 4pm until 6pm 'The Best Happy Hour in Bloomington'. EVENINGS FOR WINE LOVERS - EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY WE FEATURE 1/2 PRICE BOTTLES OF WINE OFF OF OUR ENTIRE SELECTION (WITH ENTREE).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: American Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Minutes away from the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Only at Woolley's Steakhouse can you enjoy free parking in a safe environment, delectable cuisine and exceptional service.
A word from Woolley's Steakhouse
Tucked inside the distinctive Embassy Suites Hotel, Woolley’s Steakhouse is distinguished from other hotel restaurants by being independently owned and run. It is the goal of every staff member to exceed your expectations when you are here – our service is legendary.

We invite you to indulge in Woolley’s unique ambiance, where guests are surrounded by vibrant foliage, running water and live piano music. Our stylish gazebo and cozy booths offer a relaxing, unpretentious atmosphere that is perfect for all occasions: business, romantic, celebratory or casual.

At Woolley’s, we serve only Certified Angus Beef, and have received statewide distinction for our entrees. With the inspired guidance of Chef Peter Christenson, Woolley’s represents Classic American Cuisine at its best.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Woolley's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (27)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (23)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (13)neighborhood gem (11)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Personal Fave
    BEJ1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    You would never imagine a go-to dining spot in an airport hotel. This is a convenient spot for drivers, but especially walkable from our condo. We are always welcomed with enthusiasm. Every worker seems invested in the customer's happiness. If you go, ask for Jesse. He is the kindest, most affable, perfectly discreet, perfectly timed server Of all time. He and this restaurant is genuine. The food goes beyond acceptable; rather, it is astounding. It is comparable to some locavore spots in freshness and quality. It is a must-go, and it is quite possibly our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to the restaurant not expecting too much since it was in a hotel. We were amazed at what we found. A delightful location with nice ambiance and very good service. The dinner was paced well, we did not feel pushed, and our waiter, Jessie, was outstanding. We ordered the surf and turf which was done to perfection as we had ordered. We had more than enough to eat and had take home as well. We commented that we were celebrating our anniversary as we paid the check. Our waiter told us to wait a minute and came back with a small cake for us to take home with us. This really left us with a desire to return to the restaurant soon. We would highly recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RDB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants I have been at in the last year. Will return whenever possible. They get things right and the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice. Loved the decor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was great. The staff was on point and timely with evrything.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by the great salad bar and good food at fairly reasonable prices, Our only disappointment was that for a fine dining establishment, we had to ask to have serving ware added for some items on the salad bar and our service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Southwest Wrap is fresh and delicious! Our server was warm, friendly, accommodating, and great about refilling our beverages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find for hotel restaurant
    Lark3719
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I usually consider hotel restaurants to be a last resort ... empty rooms with bad food. But Woolley's is an exception. I found it in Open Table and when I realized it was in the Embassy Suites I changed my reservation to there ... glad I did. There was a terrible storm in Minneaoplis when I arrived, so I didn't want to go out anyway. Woolley's is in the busy atrium, but partitioned off by some plants and a fence. My steak was delicious and I had a beet dish that was also wonderful, accompanied by a very nice glass of Pinot Noir. Service was very pleasant. It was quite pricey but worth it for the quality and convenience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    Celebrate2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wooleys was a great place for a celebration dinner. The food was great and the setting is really pretty. The tables are arranged around the indoor "garden" so that they feel private and there is always a pretty view. I thought the prices reflected the quality of the food. The service was really good and we enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business atmosphere
    K3571911N
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I picked this spot having never been there. It was nice and clean & quiet. Excellent for our business meeting. Waitress was accommodating, food was great! 2 of us had the grilled romaine, I make it at home but have never seen it on a menu. It was excellant. Nice food choices for all types of diets. Non distracting water ponds make it comfortable with all the greens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always have outstanding food and service at Woolley's. This is one of our most favored restaurants!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Host Jesse was phenomenal!
    Disappointment
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our anniversary celebration was great. Our waiter was awesome made our evening. Their bread pudding and must I say, I don't eat bread pudding, but it was awesome..... As my kids would say it was off the chain! It is nowmy new carrot cake dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic lunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Salads, wraps, sandwiches are always fresh and made to order at lunch. Service is always top-notch and with a smile. Woolley's is definite one of our favorite places to dine in the Twin Cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding
    TWolf
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I can't tell you how great my experience was. It was our anniversary. We were seated in the gazebo which is so perfect for a nice romantic dinner. Grandma was our server and I know who I'll be requesting next time. She was over the top amazing. She gave us honest food recommendations and she was spot on. Our food was delicious and the service just amazing. I ate the pasta vodka and I added a sweet potato that was incredible, my fiancee had the prime rib (we highly recommend them). She came out with a cake decorated with "best wishes" on it; That type of service doesn't happen often and it blew us away. The manager stopping by was another wonderful part. I can't wait for our next trip to this wonderful establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minneapolis Traveler's Must
    LL04dl10VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When staying near the MSP airport one often winds up at a hotel near the Mall of America. The city and the Mall as I am told conspire to keep any other restaurants from the vicinity of the mall. Fortunately this restaurant is an alternative to the mall if you have transportation to get to the embassy Suites. The staff is terrific and the food is really good. A great refuge for the MSP traveler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There was 8 people in our group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, dining experience, and our server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    krishum
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the steaks!! I had halibut on this visit and it was also outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a quiet Sunday dinner!
    MmmSteak
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went with my grandparents who were in town. They wanted to go the night before but it was a bustling Saturday night and the line was too long with no avail parking. The bill was $130 for five ppl to eat dinner with wine so it is reasonably priced. They overcooked my grandmas steak, but immediately brought her a new one and to make up for it they also brought us a free cake which was delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift Card
    PELICANSANDS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were given a Gift Card and decided to give Woolleys a try! We booked for 4:30pm Excellent soup and salad bar. Our meals were Wonderful. Plenty of excellent tasting food! We will definitely be back and will pass on Woolleys to friends and family! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Sundagger
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've dined at Woolley's several times. I've never had a bad meal and the service has been excellent. I've had steaks and fish, both of which were done well and presented nicely. Good wine list and the menu covers several food types, all of the steakhouse variety. I'd recommend all of the steaks and the walleye. It's an excellent restaurant in a hotel, which is a little unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening for a romantic B Day
    tigger
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good wine and food coupled with great service. Our waitress Kelly was OUTSTANDING. The fillet was top notch as usual. However the shrimp/scallops had a risotto that was totally lost in too much salt. Hopefully it will be corrected next time. Don't order crab meet on the fillet for $7... there was maybe a tablespoon plus. The fillet is wonderful by itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Sandwiches and salads for lunch are always fresh and flavorful. Our server was very friendly and was great about giving drink refills without being asked. Definitely always a pleasure to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Resaurant Week
    yummy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We'd never been here before. The Restaurant Week menu offered many options. We got the pork porterhouse and the skirt steak. Both were delicious and our waiter was very attentive. We'd recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MelT
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We returned for a 30th Anniversary dinner, not having been to Wooley's since our dating days. It's one of the very few restaurants still in business after 30+ years. That says a great deal about the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food find
    Marygjune
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We discovered Woolley's as part of MN resturant week. The food is great, hand down. Service is good, but if they want to attract more than the local or hotel crowd, it needs to be stepped up. The only real down side is the hotel. The plants are so 1980's that is effects the dining expericene.but we'll go back, just ask for a specific searing area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We decided to go on a whim for Restaurant week and were so happy we did! We were really impressed with how many options were on the Restaurant Week menu, as most places have a very limited selection. The Diablo bites (not on the restaurant week menu) were amazing. The best part, though, was our service. I believe our waiter's name was Jesse (short hair, tattoo) and we have not had that great of service in years. He went and found Diet Coke (when the restaurant typically only serves Pepsi products) and made great recommendations on the menu. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    monaco66
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our group of five tried Woolleys Steakhouse during restaurant week. it was new to all of us and we all loved it! The food was delicious, wait staff superb - friendly and knowledgeable, and the environment was beautiful. I was surprised to find this fine dining establishment inside an Embassy Suites hotel as it is on the higher end of price, but it was everything we hoped it would be. We drove nearly an hour to try this place and not one of us was disappointed in any way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nummy
    kristij
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went for restaurant week but ending up ordering off the regular menu because there were some interesting items. Food was delicious and our waiter John was awesome and fun! He made a great evening. He recommended the bread pudding for dessert. I am not a fan because of raisins. this one did not have any and it was AWESOME!! I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Sandwiches and salads were delicious. Service was friendly, personable and outstanding. Definitely always a pleasure to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Good
    Bear
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We made reservations here for a Friday night, however we could had skipped that. The place was extremely empty (should have been taken as a clue). I ordered the Prime Rib (medium rare) and my wife ordered chicken. When the food arrived the prime rib was medium well instead of medium rare. It was 75% fat and the toughness of the meat was beyond any I have tasted at any "Steakhouse". The premium price far outweighed the value. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only bar was open
    norefills1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As our hopes where demolished because no one told us the main restraunt was closed so there was only bar food so that sucked I wished the restaurant would have let their customers know this on your web site and not take reservation for that day we will only come back if there is a complementary meal to make up for the screw up for that day all though the bar employee tried it was not what we expected as advertise in the local papers next time if you can not provide the proper service at least. Notify your patron
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  • Great lunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The dining room was closed so we dined in the bar. The service and food was outstanding as always; definitely never a let down and always a pleasure to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drdiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our dinner celebrating a friend's birthday was excellent. Three of us had the prime rib, which was tender and full of flavor. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. A relaxing and enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Woolley's was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was exceptional first time here would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent birthday lunch
    wineandfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I took her mother and father to lunch for mom's birthday. We had previously taken dad here and this is where they chose to go again. They each ordered the sirloin steak, which they said was delicious. Sadly, they both order steak medium-well, so no telling how tender it might have been. My wife had the soup and salad bar and raved about the soup and the salad bar selections. I had the watermelon salad with Diablo chicken. The salad was wonderful, with a remarkable dressing (and very lightly dressed, at that). The Diablo chicken was a grilled chicken breast with spicy seasonings. It was juicy and tender, and the spice component was somewhat hot and very flavorful - just the way I like it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 886 reviews are from the Woolley's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Always great food and service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lunch was fantastic. Sandwiches and Salads are always filling and delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special day!
    cydnrickeats
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the metro area (hidden away behind the Embassy Suites). Always outstanding. all meals here have been very, very good. I'm always impressed with the specials as well as the menu. We were here to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had reservations for later in the evening and stopped in to have an appetizer and drinks at their bar before dinner. Great beer selection as well as Happy Hour specials. Dinner was great and the service wonderful. We have been here before for dinner, lunch as well as their special Craft Beer dinners. We enjoy the friendliness of staff, quality of food, and presentation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Andrew
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Jesse was our server and he was spot on! Good food as well, i wish i would have made room for the salad bar and or desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Missy64
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Love wooleys food and staff. Thank you for yummy birthday cake
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liketoeat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was great! Our waiter had 2 boys so was very understanding when our little guy couldn't sit. We've never had a bad time at Woolley's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad for a hotel
    mrmrmr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a nice experience at Woolleys. Nice food, nice atmosphere, service was ok. It was pleasant enough, but nothing to write home about. I probably wouldn't proactively recommend it to a friend, but if I was asked if it was a good place to go, I wouldn't say not to go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet