Woodlands American Grill

4.6
1011 reviews
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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.
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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

We have dined here many times before with no problems. This time when we arrived the hostess acted as if we did not have a reservation and the proceeded to place us in the very last booth beside the kitchen. We walked by many empty tables before we ate and as we left. The hostess said that this was the best she could do that they were reserved for those who had made reservations and was very rude. This was an early searing for 2 people. She stuck us in a booth that sat 4.

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KF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have eaten there in the past and it was much better. This time my chicken salad was dry, boring, pretty tasteless. The patio was nice (due to the weather) but service there lacking. I'm wondering why I liked this place so much before.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed the patio, but we apologize that we did not meet our normal service standards this past Tuesday. The feedback is appreciated, and the chef will definitely revisit the chicken salad to see how to spice it up. Hope you will give us another try soon! - The Woodlands Team

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AP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had celebrated Mother’s Day on May 12.Food was very good,little bet salty, but very good.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for choosing to celebrate with us on Mother's Day, and thank you for the feedback on the food. We will definitely take note for next time. Hope to see you again soon!

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SJ
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch is wonderful! Lots of variety, often replenished and delicious, plus a very reasonable price, $35 per adult without cocktail. And the desserts are great, too!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we tried our best to make sure you had a great selection to choose from, come see us again soon!

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HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A buffet luncheon is not how to visit this establishment.

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LC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!
They were extra accommodating for us when we had an unexpected extra person to our reservation for 4 people on Mother’s Day!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Glad we were able to get you taken care of that day, and also glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon. - The Woodlands Team

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal celebrating our anniversary. The staff was fantastic!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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KO
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Would suggest it for lunch, not for dinner....way over priced....and food was disappointing....

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LL
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always good at Woodlands. It was a bit loud in the bar area seating - guess I should request on my Open Table reservation to not be seated in the bar area. Also the waiter needs to watch for cues from patrons and not just interrupt during conversation.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Apologies for the noise; you are correct about the Open Table, just make that request and we will get you taken care of next time. The feedback is definitely appreciated, we are always trying to learn what we can do to create a more positive experience for our guests, and we hope to see you again soon!

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KM
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended this restaurant to friends many times. It's the best American-style moderate priced dining in the area. Very classy atmosphere, and they are extremely accommodating.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Wow, thank you for the praise! We are always striving to create a positive experience for our guests, and it's great to hear these things. We look forward to seeing you again! - The Woodlands Team

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A
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Woodlands has been open for several years and I am glad to say they consistently serves fresh, outstanding food. The service is always good. The menu is varied enough so even the pickiest eater will find something to enjoy. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We will be sure to let the Chef know you enjoy the selection and quality. We hope to see you again real soon. - The Woodlands Team

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MA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodlands keeps getting better and better. The food and presentation are outstanding. This time we had Jessica who gave us excellent service.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave some kind words, we will be sure to pass the compliments along! - The Woodlands Team

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JR
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a treat to dine at Woodlands, the food is fantastic, service is excellent and the "feel" there is very comfortable and inviting.

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J
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very underrated place. Food is expertly prepared and very tasty. I would definitely return.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed everything, we will definitely pas the compliments on to the Chef. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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DD
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a business lunch. Quality food, nice variety and friendly professional wait staff.

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BF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t there, but my friends tell me it was all good.

I think I may have confused the issue by making 2 reservations for the same night. I had forgotten.

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Q
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, restaurant and food were outstanding. The temperature in the restaurant was too warm-needed to turn the air conditioner lower. I will go back.

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H
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our favorite go to place in the hood. However, we were very disappointed in the service. I’m sure it will be better next time. We waited for our check which never came and had to leave behind food which we would have liked to take home. Our server ignored us and passed us by 5 or 6 times. We used the automated device for checkout and left.

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s
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food was amazing! The chocolate treat at the end was to die for!

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ST
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for 4 under my name, and did not realize that another of the foursome also made a reservation in her name. Why she did this, I have no idea. I saw her upon entering the restaurant and joined her at her table. I should have checked in with the hostess. We waited and waited for 30 minutes until the other half of the group texted that they were at a booth in another section of the restaurant and had been since 11:45. No one picked up on this at check-in nor that two tables had 2 people waiting for 2 others to join them. Things were just star crossed that day. The hostess was quick to blame and she is not my favorite of the hostesses we have encountered at Woodlands. Curt.
We enjoy Woodlands, though, and this will not keep us away.

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NE
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is close to our home and so my wife and I often go here. The food is consistently good and fresh and the service good as well. And as a bonus there is a patio which is delightful when the weather is nice as it was the night we went there last.

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WJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went on a Sunday for brunch. It started out mixed because our waitress had a large table and we sat awhile before being served. The atmosphere however was pleasant. After I enquirer about our wait time the staff was amazing!! They quickly rectified the situation and the manager came by twice to inquire and apologize. The food was fantastic and the overall experience was very positive. We will definitely return!!

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CD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My recent brunch experience at Woodlands was not good. We had reservations and were there nearly an hour before being served! When we asked what the problem was, the server told us that there had been a printer problem in the kitchen. Really, they should have been able to work around that. I had the Marketplace Omelet with bacon, swiss cheese, and mushrooms. There was very little cheese, the bacon and mushrooms were almost non-existant, and the eggs were extremely overcooked. It was easily the worst omelet I’ve ever had.

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BS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Tuna Tower. Brunch menu has about 7-8 items. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are no longer bottomless at brunch (as of April 2019) but are $3 each. Not crowded at 1015am, but the after-church crowd fills the restaurant quickly so plan accordingly. Food was awesome--spinach artichoke dip, tuna tower, calamari.

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MS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the Woodlands Grill was fabulous. My fav, the port chop. cabbage and potatoes were very tasty and cooked to perfection.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and charming waiter. We were seated in a booth which was perfect because our laughing and chattering didn’t bother anyone.

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G
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, service good but just too loud.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to meet people and talk in a great, upbeat atmosphere. Always can depend on great food and attentive service. Love this place.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

We appreciate you, and are glad to hear you love the atmosphere. Come back and see us soon! - The Woodlands Team

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive customer service. Made us feel special.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Comments like this make us feel special too! Hope to see you again soon. - The Woodlands Team

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PE
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The perfect place for a patio experience on a beautiful spring day especially for a Sunday Brunch.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for the kind words; you have to take advantage of the few patio weather days we have here! - The Woodlands Team

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H
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for Sunday brunch with family or friends. Service time is average, food is good. Reservations for Sunday advised

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

We are glad to hear you enjoy bringing friends and family, we always love new people! Thank you for your patronage. - The Woodlands team

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CA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit on Friday, March 24th again met our expectations of excellent food, meticulously prepared & served, as always.
We have been loyal patrons of the Woodlands since the day it opened because we can always depend on the consistency & quality of their food and service.
Our favorites are the cedar plank salmon salad and Woodland’s hamburger cooked medium with sweet potato fries. One member of our party ordered the Chicken skewers from the Happy Hour menu along with the deviled eggs.

One MUST order a dessert, even if it is to be shared! A creamy
crème brûlée covered with crispy flambéd sugar & garnished with succulent raspberries & white chocolate chips or an enticing warm fruit cobbler baked with vanilla ice cream are my favorites to complete an exquisite dining experience.

The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired venue retains its warmth & quiet elegance without being too formal or stuffy. I have never been disappointed with any item I have ordered at the Woodlands in the nine plus years I’ve frequented the Woodlands. It’s a restaurant you can count on for any occasion!

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MK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent wine selection. Service was great! The highlight of the meal was the Banana Bread Pudding with caramel rum sauce!

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MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy Hour visits to The Woodlands are rapidly becoming a tradition for us. Great appetizers and fairly-priced drinks. Can be a bit noisy depending on the crowd at the bar, try to get a table in the bar area if you want to converse.

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EH
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. I ran into several friends who had also gone after work.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed the food, and the friends sound like an added bonus! Hope to see all of you again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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MS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you! Come see on a Saturday sometime if you want to beat the crowd, we have all the same great options to enjoy, but it's not quite as packed. - The Woodlands Team

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S
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was excellent as was the food. Cosmo was also great! We enjoyed our evening there.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

Glad to hear you had a great experience, come back and see us again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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LS
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Loved our service person in two seater near the bar

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

We will be sure to let the bartenders you had a great time; hope to see you again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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JY
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, half-price wine!

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

Half price wine is hard to beat! Come check out our weekend brunch drink features sometime though. Thanks for being a great patron! - The Woodlands Team

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RM
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful location for a nice meal with date or group of friends. Excellent service and ambiance. Food was spectacular as always. Neighborhood vibe as many people were clearly regulars.

Woodlands American Grill
Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you again soon! - The Woodlands Team

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