Way too noisy. The music was so loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation.
Edward gave us amazing service. Food was great and friendly staff
Prime rib Saturday night was great. The$5 red house was very good. The prime rib was cooked just like we wanted. A very nice cut. It is served alacart, was we did split a veggie side. Service was excellent, food arrive on a hot plate with Au jus and creamed horseradish. My only concern was sitting in the bar area was very noisy with all the kids and their parents. Best to sit at a table in the bar area, smaller with a lower ceiling. Will be going back.
The food was good, but the wait time for service was terrible. 45 min to get a drink. To expedite things people from our table went to bar to get drinks! Along w drinks, food took a long time to come out. We had 6 at our table. Really enjoyed the band .
Everything was excellent but next time want a space out front seems to be a little cozier. Otherwise it was excellent Went back with friends a week later sat inside. Was again outstanding. EDWARD is a grt server. Thanx again.
It was wonderful!!!!
Really enjoyable meal and great setting.
The new patio is gorgeous! We enjoyed a great brunch on the patio with our dogs. Food was good, as it always is.
Excellent food and great value. Definitely will be visiting this spot again.
Our first experience of Woodlake Tavern was pretty wonderful. We had never been and wanted to try for my sisters birthday.
I love that their menu has a good variety but isn’t so big that you can’t decide. They have small plates and sides to order so you don’t have to order one giant entree and maybe get something you don’t like or won’t even eat because it’s too much food~
The old fashioned with woodford is delicious. Everything was yummy and cooked perfectly...but we didn’t order burgers or steak so We’ll have to try it next time.
Our server was wonderful and always very attentive when we needed her.
Mac and cheese tastes like my moms homemade.
Taco pizza was really yummy.
Ambience was peaceful and calm even though they were pretty busy. I like a little calmness. They have a little fire pit with a couch and waterfall so if you are waiting for dinner or a table...it’s a great little chill area to hang out for a bit.
I’ll definitely be going back.
Went for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Our server was so nice and made us feel very relaxed. Dessert was the best !
We really enjoyed the intimate atmosphere at Woodlake Tavern. The service was attentive and really helpful. Food was delicious. Wine suggestions from our waiter were great. Also the prices were very reasonable for the quality of the meal.
Food was amazing! Will return sometime.
Very nice place - over priced however and the food we had for the Valentines Day menu, aside from the dessert, was disgusting. It seems like they put these dishes together with one goal of just making the food look fancy. The flavors did not mix or compliment each other well and I could barely eat more than a bite. This goes for the first 2 courses. The environment was great, but their food quality is what will unfortunately prevent me from coming back. It just isn't good enough to be priced at what it's at
Not expected a Valentine’s Day menu.
What a nice surprise. My husband and I had reservations at another restaurant for Valentine’s Day and I got an email from Woodlake Tavern, the invitation for a Valentines night dinner for two. I remember this place from years ago and thought why not! So my husband and I canceled our other reservations and headed to Woodlake Tavern. The food, the staff, the live band! we just had a ball, it was so nice to be able to have a conversation with each other without having to raise our voices. We will be back for sure!
We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner. The Woodlake is a great place for “happy hour” or a sit down dining experience. Our waitress Evette (sp?) was outstanding !! Other staff was welcoming & helpful, as well.
We had to wait 30+ minutes for our appetizer order while others seated near us received the same order. After that, service was more attentive.
The food is always absolutely wonderful!!! The service my last server was not the best. I have recommended to quite a few people. Considering having my retirement party there.
This restaurant was a great discovery! Very friendly staff, great food and beverages, live music on the night we were there in the patio area. And convenient walking distance to Big Idea Theatre! A perfect weekend event.
Good food. The pizzas are plain but the entree I got, Nashville Burger, was great. Love the live blues music but its loud so not the best to sit out in the covered area if you're on a first date. Parking around the area is a little sketchy at night. Overall a really nice night out with the family. Ok for kids too.
We were at the Wine Symposium and wanted something simple and good. Woodlake was rated very highly in the comfort category for Sacramento so we gave it a try and weren't disappointed. We were there on $1 rib night so had to do that, along with the sweet Korean ribs and the smoked onion rings, followed by a prime rib burger that was huge, a prime rib dip sandwich and some great brussel sprouts. The atmosphere is a bit spartan, but the service is great and everyone was very friendly. The ratings were right about it being a great comfort food venue.
Great food, great service! We sat in their new outdoor atrium which was fantastic!
Two words: Brisket Grinder
Seriously good food, just perfectly seasoned, all elements of the sand which were spot on, very impressed. Their beet salad was delicious and had unique presentation and elements that made it really stand out. My dad said his burger was fantastic. Cool vibe, great services, all around such a solid find and cannot wait to return! Do yourself a favor and try this place, believe the hype, it’s good!
This is our Go-To place when we want a cozy high-quality dinner with amazing drinks.
The new patio is AWESOME and open year-round. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm and roof closes so it's all enclosed.
Consistent with food, lots to chose from. I recommend getting a bunch of small plates so you can taste and the delicious food they have.
Exceptional service from the moment we walked in to departure. Food and drinks were outstanding as was our waitress. Definitely our new favorite!
New Year Eve, waited over 2 hours of the main course.
The service was amazing. The waiters was very friendly and we will definitely make it a new regular place. The food was amazing.
Great place, awesome food. Hamburger was one of the best - ever! Really exceptional. Caesar Salad was one of best ever as well, and drinks were unusual but perfectly balanced- worth trying. Menu was not extensive, but what they do they do very well.
Two couples split two burgers and had the beet salad to begin. Great burger and value. Edward our server was charming as usual.
Provided great food and even better service!
Food and service were legit
Great service from Karishma! Delicious food!
Parking is the only negative for this restaurant.
Our server Edward is a hoot. Very attentive bright knowledgeable. We’ve always loved eating there n will continue to do so. Thank you Troy n the food n chief are wonderful. ribs to die for fry’s fried in tallow yum. All good
Definitely going again, extremely pleasant experience.
We really enjoyed the Korean Sticky Rib appetizer. I had the $10 Tuesday burger deal and the drink of the day. Enjoyed both. My husband had the bbq combo platter. He liked the chicken the best!
We enjoyed our meal very much. The Korean ribs were especially good. Our server was very personable, and the bartender makes a very nice amaretto sour.
Great neighborhood place with fun and tasty food.
1. Try the BBQ sampler appetizer- great way to share and taste the specialty of the house.
2. Order an extra cornbread. Add a little honey and butter and you won't need dessert.
3. The cocktails are delicious. It's worth trying the house specialties.
4. The wait staff are knowledgeable and personable.
The first time I came I had a coupon. Have been back several times since (without coupon) and brought friends. Look forward to my next visit.
It was great have to plan to go again
Simply amazing. We love this hidden gem! The GM was engaging and clearly involved with the entire experience guests receive at WT. The prime rib was out of this world!
Woodlake Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Woodlake Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 252 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.