L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge is a Northwoods Supper Club in the honored tradition of timeless Midwestern towns. Presenting "Classic American" comfort foods featuring ribs, chicken, fresh fish and a wide variety of sandwiches. L.Woods is a casual restaurant and gathering place where guests can relax with family and friends in a setting reminiscent of a comfortable, rustic lodge.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Toast to 2020 for just $20.20! Enjoy the pre-fixe menu including a choice of salad and entrees like Prime Rib, Filet Medallions or Baby Back Ribs. Save room for dessert like Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Layer Cake or Our Cheesecake. The menu is available for reservations made at 9:00 PM or later.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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FR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Emily, was outstanding! Her sense of the menu was so helpful and she was friendly and attentive as the dinner crowd grew.

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was great but WE WERE FREEZING!!!! Ice cold air was blowing on us the whole time. Obviously, our food got cold pretty fast as well.
We love Lettuce restaurants but we won't be back to L. Woods.
Howard Chapman (member) and Diane Nelson

NB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Does not disappoint. Even on rare occasions when the soup might not be hot enough, the problem is quickly & professionally resolved. Our server, Amber was great!

B
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good, except that - though really enjoy the chicken - am used to most restaurants giving all dark or all white meat. In our case, we’re dark meat eaters, and not being able to get such is very wasteful.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, overall experience just the best!

p
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server George made the evening fun and enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and helpful. attentive yet not obtrusive. A great time was had by all.

MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

True to its billing as an old-fashioned supper club. Food was well-prepared, and they take reservations! Kids' menu was a little pricey, but of equal quality to the rest of the menu.

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

French onion soup was great! Chopped salad is always good too

E
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab grilled whitefish. Yummy cocktails.

r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food great servicer. Family loved it. Will always be back. Long wait on food but it was packed so it’s ok. No problems at all

b
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am part of a group of 7 who get together every couple of months. We used to go to a different restaurant each time but we've decided L Woods is our go to place. The menu has something for everyone in a reasonable price range. We could hear each other talk. And the server was one of the best ever.

C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My first visit here was magical. So we're returned for 3 or 4 more visits. each one a little less great than that first night. So last night we felt like things were not as good as past visits. Monday night can be tough for some places but you always expect their best. Split pea soup was very very salty. The first plank of warm bread was not warm. But the big issue was the Chicken Diane, the Monday night special, was very over cooked and tasted like it was prepared a day earlier and keep on the steam table, it was like chewing on a baseball mitt. Mgt was on it and offered to bring anything else from the menu, but when the replacement arrived the moment had passed so we just had them wrap it for carryout. This is a good place that we like alot but last night it was not as good as we know it can be...drinks were good and sides here are awesome. Waiter was very good also. So yeah a mixed review. We might give them a few months or a year before we try again.

LD
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our party of six were seated in a corner booth/table by the bar. Chop salad, French onion soup, pulled pork sandwiches, and burger were good. Ran out of chicken rice soup. Service was good, except the corner booth was extremely cold. We had to wear our coats while eating.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment with the backwoods feel and classic old fashioneds, and there is a dinner special every night!

LO
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

You have got to clean the place up. It's old and worn out. The chairs we were sitting on were so old that they sagged.

Of course, I would still recommend L.Woods. But it would be nice to see a little cleaning up, and a few new dishes on the menu.

p
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They have the best chopped salad

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

planked salmon was outstanding.
service was warm & friendly

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most swingin’ restaurant on the North Shore. If you don’t like it, cancel your life.

EF
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall good food prices equate to value and quality. Only complaint is we paid with a gift certificate that I had gifted my guest. They wouldn't allow him to earn points on his membership. I paid cash for this gift card, it was not free, therefore he should have been able to gain points.

PO
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L.Woods is one of our favourite restaurants generally, and through the years likely our favorite of all. The bar is our favourite place to eat because of the ambiance and their marvelous bartenders, in this case Julie and Mona. This visit two items I often long for were back on the menu, their fantastic turkey chili and scrumptious carrot cake. I was in a minor level of heaven for hours while there and the next day too. S. also was very happy, as always, though my unaccountable joy was unparalleled.

We never tire of L. Woods.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved the chopped salad--even me, who hates bleu cheese. All entrees very much enjoyed. Key lime pie was delish and very cold, like ice cream.

WL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love L. Woods! It feels like a party and has fabulous drinks. The food is always good, no matter what we order. Highly recommend!

JE
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NICE FAMILY RESTAURANT, GREAT FOOD, AND FAIRLY PRICED

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busy night reservation a necessity!

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. Definitely need to make a reservation as it's extremely popular, for good reason.
Was pleased to be seated right away when we arrived on time for our reservation. All of us had prime rib, and each of us enjoyed our desserts. No complaints!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited 15 minutes to get water when we first sat down. Didn’t get to put our drink and food order in for another 30 minutes. After another 30 minutes, we got our food but they gave my date the wrong order and when she asked for the correct order they said they’ll bring it right out. 15 minutes later the manager came to tell us they were sorry for but they ran out of chicken wings and asked if they can get us anything else. At this point we had been there for quite some time and my date ate my food with me. They came back, apologized again, and gave us free dessert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have always loved this restaurant however our last 2 visits were less than what we expected. Last night we had reservations asked for bar seating on Open Table arrived early and watched the hostess give the last table for 4 to a party of two we were watching for our son and his girlfriend who also arrived 5 min early and then led to the very back of the restaurant to a tight table in a overly crowded area. I told them that we had asked for bar seating and were told we would have to wait 45 minutes. Totally disappointed overall. Told me the manager would come over he or she never did. We live 2 minutes from Wildfire but we have been chosing Lwoods We WONT be back. The time before we sat in the same crowded room with the fire alarm going off non stop

SP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and tremendous, very tasty food.

N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great “supper club” feel. Good cocktails. Very aware of gluten free requirements.

JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is mediocre. Good service. Pretty loud inside.

DK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L Woods never fails to please. Great drinks, great service without being overbearing, delicious food.

MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food and service, our server was great as well.

r
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken the Caesar salad and the key Lime pie was excellent.

JB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server friendly and professional . Knew the menu and answered my questions with knowledge with good hints

AM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner. They were very accommodating for our party and our two small children. Wonderful food and service!

DH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy that reservations were honored on time. Do not understand why I could not use my ponts . Was told could not redeem on Sat.nights!

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

awesome as usual

J
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

When our food arrived it was cold two items were sent back, and all they did was put hot vegetables on top of cold vegetables. The pot roast was cold and dry, the mashed potatoes tasted good but were sitting around for a while somewhat starchy. The only thing that was hot on my plate was actually the gravy and the green beans.

E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

L Woods is a throwback theme restaurant featuring American comfort food. The food is reliably good and service is friendly and attentive. This is not “foodie find” or an ironic hipster hideout, but it is a near perfect multi-generational family restaurant with a campy retro feel that is relaxed and welcoming. Staff aims to please and management acts like the customer is king. Pay Attention to Daily Specials — I can vouch for the brisket and fried chicken.

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three of our group of four ordered the daily lunch special which was beef brisket. The waitress was very accommodating in letting us substitute the sides that usually come with the meal. The brisket was very tender and tasty. The cornbread had a delicious bit of jalapeno pieces thrown in. We were not rushed in any way, and enjoyed our meal and time there. And our one diner who ordered the veggie burger thoroughly enjoyed her meal too.

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