The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel

4.4
79 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Thank you for choosing The Wood Tavern located at the famous Norwood Hotel, we look forward to having you!

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GhostFoodie
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As part of our celebrate Manitoba tourism staycation we ate dinner at the Wood Tavern. I really like the “new” decor. I have been wanting to try it since forever.

If you go, try the sweet potato fries. Best I have ever tasted. Crispy and dredged in a seasoning mix, fried crisp but with baked sweet potato richness inside.

For dessert, the white chocolate cheesecake with the chia seed topping. The slightly savoury crunch goes so well with the sweetness!

Finally, a shout out to the bartender who created a lovely special coffee drink, with a whiskey liqueur, butter ripple for a brown butter flavour, and other delicious things I forget. Memorable together!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great dining space and they did check our vaccine status. Burgers tasted good, salad was just lettuce and an up charge we were not advised of. For the price it was the size of a child's meal and we actually had to stop to get dinner on the way home. Definitely not worth $50. We had high expectations based on the ratings but have to say we left disappointed.

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GiseleB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was cordial and professional and very responsive to our requests. He even suggested better bathroom facilities for me and it was a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and absolutely delicious food! The ravioli appetizer was a bit overpriced for how much you got- $15 for 3- but it tasted great!
We will definitely be back!

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Roxanne
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was beautiful and the food was delicious.

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LorHar
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good. Was expecting a bit bigger patio with the extensive renovations that took place inside. Could perhaps have used another umbrella or two as the sun beating down was a bit uncomfortable at times..

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SplashG
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3 for dinner. One sirloin steak sandwich, side caesar salad, one jerk chicken sandwich, and one gnocchi with spicy shrimp. All meals were tasty. Server was very attentive and we enjoyed our time at the Wood Tavern.

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ChristieD
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice to get out. Love the ambience. Nice to sit close to my BF

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Wildberry
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was just ok.
They were training up another server and the more experienced server could have been more discreet in her training. It should have happened from far back as opposed to standing right next to us. I found that odd and intrusive.
Food was ok, drinks were good I can't say I would make plans to return.

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BiancaH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the spicy jerk chicken burger and it was phenomenal! The apple slaw was a perfect balance with the spice and crunch of the breaded chicken, paired with the Liquid Luck house made cocktail, and the service was quick friendly and effiecient. All staff were knowledgeable of the menu, everything came out quickly and correct! Beautiful place for any event or date night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere.

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Bentonator
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Perhaps a limited menu due to Covid. Canadian burger was okay. Needed something to wake it up though. Punch of acid. A little heat maybe. Fries were good. And loved the presentation. Cocktails were amazing. But the duck fat poutine was really lacking in flavour. Very little gravy. Cheese curds weren’t melted. Great atmosphere and service so it’s worth another visit.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback and review! We're so happy to be back doing what we do best. Yes definitely more changes to come menu wise as restrictions ease. Thank you for visiting Wood Tavern we hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food menu seemed limited to bar type food but it could have been the last minute restaurant opening with lifted restrictions. Or maybe that is the target. The food was really tasty, nice portions and well presented

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vipPorkchop
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Famous for their ribs, mine were overcooked and tough. They replaced them immediately, and were delicious!

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PatG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice steak sandwich and one of the better Caesar salads I've had.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for coming to dine with us at The Wood Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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BevD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was good but they didn’t even know I had a reservation through OpenTable??? So there was no point in reserving through this service?

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LianneR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went for dinner with my sisters and my mom. Service was friendly and attentive, the food and wine were very good.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you back soon!

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AFminiin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, good seating, good vibe and good food.

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Good food. Friendly staff.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time since renovation. Loved it! I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, good food-maybe overpriced. Ambience was great, live music.

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WayneD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Very affordable.

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monxo
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Beautifully renovated but the service was out to lunch watched our appetizers not get delliverd on the first attempt cause the servers didnt know which table to send it to.
Missed the mark on taste for our burger (could of used a tomato or something) And I dont know how you can screw up quesadillas ,but if you burn them that will usually do it .

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Samson
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

waited close to one hour for our order, poor waiter kept coming back and apologizing, some food was cold when it came. stick to the basic parts of the menu, the noise level is high but sitting against the back walls make it tolerable

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RichardH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great smoked olives, just a bit saltier than last time. Brussel sprouts very good, but a bit under cooked for overall softness. Great ribs and beer on tap (Stone angel)

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the constructive feedback and comments, hope to see you back again soon!

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Axel
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Very salty burger and over done. reserved a table on line, put us in the cold section when there was many empty tables.
Server was excellent but had too many tables to deal with .
excess management staff . Could have been just a bad night i guess, go to Rae & Jerrys,better value and consistency.

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Nancy2020review
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was just way too loud to talk...we were all shouting. Food was decent but not great...think everyone found some stuff was too salty

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Melissa
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great cocktails! The band was amazing!!!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It tends to be a little chilly unless it’s quite crowded. This was my second visit so I brought a neck warmer which I was glad to have to begin the evening. Eventually it filled up so it wasn’t necessary. Our waiter was very informative and gave good suggestions. The onion rings are terrific. I had the salmon. Very delicious. It was quite responsibly priced.

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GabyMc
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Restaurant cold,burger very dry & service average.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great, band was awesome!

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Marg
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The food was good but the music was too loud and we could not have a conversation with our friends.

I found it quite expensive for lunch.

I don't think we would eat there again.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Marg, thank you for the feedback, we do try to keep our music levels comfortable for our guests and can always turn things down if needed, hope to see you back.

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Cass
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

When we got into the restaurant no one acknowledged us for about 5 mins, I had to get someone’s attention to let them know we had a reservation. Food was good. Our server was okay but did not fill my partners coffee until he asked and she did not acknowledge his birthday despite the fact I made a special note on the reservation. We felt rushed to pay the bill and were not offered more drinks or even a dessert menu which we were planning on ordering. Not happy with service.

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JoLane
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch! Perfect portions, very tasty, great service

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 20, 2020

So glad you enjoyed the brunch! Hope to see you back soon.

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MandyB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our server was phenomenal, though the manager was terrible and rude. We ordered steak sandwiches and it took 45 minutes to come out. At 8:00 in the evening. After our food came out our steaks were cooked horribly wrong. We ordered medium and medium rare. The steaks came out blue rare and rare. They were cold. Our server was so kind about it and went to get the manager, when he came he took all of our food and cutlery and said it would be redone in 10 minutes. 20 minutes later it comes out with no cutlery. I had to get up and find the manager who looked directly at me as I walked up to him and proceeded to walk away. When I finally got him to stop he then gave me dessert forks. For our steaks.
They obviously didn’t rest the steaks as our bread was so soggy it was stuck to the steak and plate. We were told the bread was like that because of the mushrooms we had ordered for our steak and that nothing could be done. I didn’t eat my steak the second round as it was well done. We didn’t pay for our food but the whole ordeal was over an hour and a half and we left starving and uncomfortable with how management treated us.
I called and left a message on the card I was given and also never received a response. The management is terrible.
But once again - our server was INCREDIBLE! She was kind and understanding.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi MandyB, I'm so glad we were able to connect, I am again very sorry that the incident wasn't handled better for you night of. We hope to see you back again. Sincerely, Melissa

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing especially the fries and burger. Desserts were also fantastic!!! Definitely recommend The Wood. Can’t wait to go again.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the great rating and recommendation!

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JudyM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sirloin steak sandwich was top notch. The fish with fish and chips was bland - and just a tad under-cooked. French fries - very good. Cole slaw - also bland.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review and feedback, hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friends birthday and the experienced and knowledgeable server made our celebrating that much more special. So special in fact, that my husband and I are going back on Friday. Thank you MacKenzie!!!

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great rating and review, we will be sure to get the compliment to your server Mackenzie. We are lucky to have her on our team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good but they didn’t have our reservation in their system but they were able to accommodate us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Leisurely dinner planned post Jets game. Arrived early and enjoyed a couple appetizers and cocktails before the full dinner menu was made available. Love the atmosphere!
All enjoyed the food - appetizers, entrees and desserts. We will be back!
One comment I would offer is to add signage to the host stand or the entry from hotel lobby as it is not apparent you have arrived at the Wood Tavern

FAQs

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 235-6003.

The Wood Tavern - Norwood Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.