Woodlands American Grill

4.7
1447 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled on the northeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane in North Dallas, Woodlands is an inspired choice for lunch or dinner. Whether you are entertaining business associates at lunch or catching up with your best friends over dinner, Woodlands is the perfect spot. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Falling water House, natural stone, beautiful hardwoods and clean, contemporary lines combine to create a modern setting for the Executive Chef’s polished menu of innovative American favorites. His passion for excellence is reflected in the simple, elegant menu offerings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1447 people are saying
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WALT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Chopped Greens salad was very, very good. Even though it is not advertised, you can get it as a dinner side salad. The Bacon Wrapped Cordon Bleu is excellent and there is plenty of it. We brought home enough for a second meal. The prices are a little high, but well worth it!

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Mike
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was simply excellent. Lucas our server was knowledgeable, attentive, funny and engaging. We were there to celebrate my birthday and every item ordered, from the artichoke dip as the appetizer through the special Mahi Mahi I split with my daughter to the Campanella pasta with chicken and fish and chips were exceptionally flavorful and perfectly prepared. We then finished with the apple cobbler and brownie desserts. Chef Carlos is just doing everything right. We will be back.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Wow, thanks so much! It is always nice to hear that we were able to provide a great experience for our guests. We will be sure to pass the message along to Lucas. Hope to see you again soon! - Woodlands Team

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JEFF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food, drinks and experience were all very good. Highly recommend. More expensive than comparable places, but we will likely return.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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CherylI
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything except too loud

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
108 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat there.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! - Woodlands Team

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Lucky13
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fish taco's were delicious. They have the best french fries in town.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you! We will pass your compliments along to the chef. -Woodlands Team

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vipEnjoydining2
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Definitely will go again and recommend it to friends

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 10, 2021

Awesome, thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Woodlands Team

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vipdiningwithfriends
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and comfortable, a great neighborhood standard.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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EveH
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my "go to" restaurant for quality food and good service. There is ample outdoor seating. The food is always good. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 7, 2021

Wow, thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Woodlands Team

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vipFoodExperience
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am not one to give 5 stars often. This was really an enjoyable brunch. Many food options. We all enjoyed our food and beverages. Staff was working together to ensure we had what we needed. Casual and comfortable environment. Looking forward to trying a dessert next time!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 7, 2021

This means a lot to us, thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon! -Woodlands Team

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vipRonC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here. Food and service is consistently good.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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RobbieR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little noisy but everything else was wonderful!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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vipAlexAA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall nice place but quite dated. No beers on draft. Very short menu but overall food was great. Our service was impeccable - very nice. Impossible to park by the restaurant at lunchtime - had to walk to a neighboring Tom Thumb.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, and the great feedback! -Woodlands Team

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vipNewEnglander
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Veronica made the evening for us. She was not only on top of things but vivacious and personable as well. The food was delicious and the wine (1/2 off by the glass on Wednesdays) was very good and a great value. I had a perfect Bordeau, in fact I had two. All and all a wonderful experience.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 2, 2021

Wow thanks! We will pass the compliment over to her. Hope to see you again soon! -Woodlands Team

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Robert
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cozy and clean neighborhood place with great cocktails. The chopped salad and Ahi Tuna were really good and service was spot on.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words! -Woodlands Team

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SueM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reservation through Open Table. Table was ready on time! Woodlands is always a pretty good go to place. Consistent Good taste. Nice Sunday brunch place! Waitress was a little busy, I know all places are having staffing problems. Will go again.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you very much! -Woodlands Team

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MichaelB
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Woodlands several times. This visit was brunch for 6 of us last Sunday. Had a last minute change from 4 to 6 and the manager/host handled it swiftly and efficiently. The server was perfect at timing his visits to the table... food was as good as always. Another excellent experience with setting, food, and service.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you very much! Glad we were able to accommodate you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. -Woodlands Team

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this past weekend for my bday brunch. We were in the perfect space in the back. Food was good, our server Shaun was super accommodating, and we were able to laugh our hearts out without bothering other guests. Also the peach cobbler was amazing! Definitely will be back!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thanks so much! Glad everyone had a nice time. -Woodlands Team

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LeeV
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

had reservations, and were promptly seated at the time. Server KiKi was attentive and professional. Food was (as always) well prepared and proper temperature.

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vipdiningwithfriends
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodlands always meets expectations and we especially love "Wine Wednesdays".

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks so much! In addition to Wednesdays we do half price bottles on Tuesdays, and that includes our reserve list! -Woodlands Team

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Packergirl
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good. The service is very dependable.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you very much! -Woodlands Team

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Cashew
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant with good food and service.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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tomas897897
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples ate an early lunch. Three had salads with fish (two salmon and one trout) and one ordered a burger. The salads were outstanding with crisp greens and tasty flavorful dressing. The salmon fillets were perfectly grilled and yummy. The trout was shredded with all bones removed and tasted incredible. The burger was perfectly cooked with crisp french fries. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. This was very close to a perfect lunch. Thanks!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Wow thanks so much! Always great to hear when people had a wonderful time; come see us again soon. -Woodlands Team

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DebbieS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodlands is an excellent place. I always entertain out of town guests there, and have never been disappointed. Food is awesome, service is great, and everything put together makes for a wonderful experience. Thank you so much. Love The Woodlands.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Woodlands was just ok to us. Based on the reviews and a look at the menu, we were expecting an exceptional meal. Unfortunately, the food we received didn't live up to the hype.
Our waiter was outstanding; I'm sorry I don't remember his name. He greeted us immediately, gave us the info we needed, checked on us at appropriate times without interrupting conversation, and did an all-around excellent job.
We started with fried calamari, which had a rather heavy breading and was a touch overcooked and chewy. There were no tentacles in the mix, which always makes me wonder if I'm eating real calamari. The sauces were very good. We hadn't had the calamari for more than about 5 minutes when the food runner brought our mains out--not good timing from the kitchen. My husband had a quinoa bowl with grilled chicken; he said it was not bad, just ok. I had the ahi tower appetizer as an entree. The best thing I can say is the herbed lavish crisps that cam with it were wonderful. I love ahi towers generally--I didn't love this one. Having diced tomato directly under the diced ahi certainly makes it look like there's more ahi there, but the flavor and texture combination isn't good (actually bad, imho), particularly since it wasn't a nice, ripe tomato. The tomato and the ahi were diced the exact same size so it was a little difficult to pick out the ahi from the tomato. The ginger marinade that covered the bottom of the plate was very watery and lacked flavor.
Judging by the reviews, people love this place, so maybe we hit it on an off night. It's out of our usual dining-out area so we probably won't be back to give it another try.

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DaveS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at this resturant and enjoyed it immensely. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. But the best part was our server. I don't remember her name, but she was friendly without being intrusive, knowledgeable about the food, and did her job very well. We'll be back.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Woodlands Team

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vipBGLTB
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood go to place. Always good and great service!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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vipLynneW
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely retreat from the summer heat. And oh, did I mention the food is allay awesome?

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon. -Woodlands Team

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MarkE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a business lunch. Excellent presentation of the food. Prompt service and attentive.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

It was very loud.
Our first waiter was nice, but we asked to be moved from the bar area to a quieter…. Table. We waited for quite a while for the waiter to cone to putt table. The waiter was nice and the food was good.
I can only say that the noise in the restaurant was really really loud. I couldn’t hear my friend talk over all the noise.

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vipSteveL
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Excellent lunch spot

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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CindyT
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! Can hear each other too!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thanks so much! -Woodlands Team

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vipDonM
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood dinner with friends.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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vipdavidt
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great service, very good food, had a very good time

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you so much! -Woodlands Team

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Dick
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Parking horrible!

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vipDavidC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend Woodlands American Grill for lunch or dinner.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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vipEatingoutisfun
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and let us enjoy our wine before we ordered dinner.
Our salad and sandwich were fresh and delicious.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 13, 2021

Glad you enjoyed everything, thanks so much! -Woodlands Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Salmon special was fantastic and the offer an excellent Wedge.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you!! -Woodlands Team

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LoriH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have been there twice now, and the food is exceptional!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thanks so much! -Woodlands Team

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SRogers
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you! -Woodlands Team

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FAQs

Woodlands American Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 239-2024.

Woodlands American Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1447 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.

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