Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn

4.2
454 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Woods is a hidden gem on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Tucked away deep in the woods of pastoral West Tisbury at the end of a long, windy road, Woods offers one of the most unique and whimsical dining experiences on the island.

The menu reinvents and redefines classical New England dishes. A comprehensive wine and beer list is also offered.


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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 454 people are saying
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alissa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

These are prix-fixe dinners, and for children that means $55 each (salad, chicken fingers, fries and a brownie for dessert). The drink selection for kids is limited.

The adult food was very good, but from the time we sat down, service was very slow; it took two hours before the kids got their food which is unacceptable when you have two kids under 6 years old. Luckily there are distractions for them to run to see like alpacas and chickens and a swing.

The waitstaff understood the delay issues and confusion among them (it could be post-pandemic shortages) and the manager kindly refunded all of our beverages.

Still, and expensive, long night. We would not come back for dinner with kids.

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Blah
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rude hosts, inept wait staff, mediocre food.

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BrigitteD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting was tranquil and highly pleasant. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food in a beautiful setting.

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Christine
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was better than the next. Excellent dining experience! Definitely spend an evening at Lamberts Cove.

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vipKish
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We've eaten here several times and the food is always very good. This time was no exception. Everything was amazing. Kudos to the chef. However, we did not feel it was a great idea to seat people outside for dinner in mid June. Even with the space heaters, it was too cold to be comfortable and we felt like we rushed to get out of there to avoid the cold. I would understand if this was mentioned or a choice when we made the reservation. I do not know what was going on in the inner dining room but everyone was told seating was outside. We felt it detracted from our experience which was unfortunate as the prix fixe menu while definitely value for money is not cheap. We will have to carefully consider if we would go back if it is outdoor seating again unless its much warmer than the ambient 60 degrees it was at 7pm in mid June.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hello Kish, Thank You for your thoughtful review! We are certainly pleased that you enjoyed our carefully prepared menu by our culinary team. Unfortunately we are saddened to hear that the weather and seating arrangement distracted your experience. We are empowered by honoring the guests choice to sit where is most comfortable and we would like to personally invite you back for dinner to enjoy the ambience indoors of the enchanting Wood's Restaurant.

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Skyhiker
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious outdoor dining on a nice June night. Our server Benita was charming and efficient, and Chris the chef delivered a fantastic meal. Highly recommended for that special occasion.

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vipninao
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The Retaurant is highly OVERRATED...we found the "chef's picks" to be very limited. This is supposed to be a 4 star farm-to-table experience..we have gone to many places like this and found this place to have the least amount of menu choices with a super high prix fix..They didnt even have cappucino .. The waitress told us the machine has been broken for 2 years. We would never return. For the money ,there are several incredible places on Martha's Vineyard that would give us more bang for our $265 bucks.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hello Ninao, We appreciate your detailed feedback and we take responses like this to help elevate our service standards and offerings at Wood's Restaurant. Our culinary team is always working towards creating fresh, elevated farm to table experiences and currently developing a variety of seasonal choices for the remainder of the season. We hope that you can accept our invitation to join us again at the Wood's.

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sttaft
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Woods, and the food, service, and ambience were all delightful. We were outside in what is their wedding garden, under one of several small tents. We said hello to our neighboring diners, and ended with the new acquaintances we made another benefit of the evening. It is a prix-fixe menu, with very nice choices. We had the pea soup and tuna crudo as starters, and right away we knew we were in for a treat. Both were beyond delicious. We had the two salads which were great, and then one of us had the scallops, and the other the salmon, and both were perfectly cooked with excellent, yet light sauces. We finished with the chocolate cake, as we also finished the last glasses from our bottle of the recommended white wine, and couldn't have been happier with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, atmosphere. We love the staff at Lamberts Cove and can’t wait to go back! Thank you for a beautiful night!

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vipMeghanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant. The food, atmosphere, service -- everything was wonderful. A very special place to celebrate our anniversary.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woods created a great outdoor dining experience for these times. The scallop ceviche and short ribs were particularly delicious. A very good experience overall.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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Wrightshouse
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woods at Lambert's Cove Inn was a wonderful dining experience for us. The setting ~ outdoors and integrated with the beautiful gardens was excellent! The food and service were excellent. It's clear that the chef has taken great care to present interesting and delicious preparation of local produce and ingredients. Service was friendly and attentive. Our server knew when to engage and never intruded.

We had not planned this dinner, but chose the Inn that afternoon becuase it was our last evening on MV and we were looking for something different and memorable. Mission accomplished!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipAnthonyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every way! The outdoor dining area was by far the most romantic I've ever seen, and the food and service were outstanding!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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MADiner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I came here on a Saturday night early fall 2020. The outdoor garden is spacious with lots of open air and tables appeared to be at least six feet (if not more than) apart. My wife and I are not gourmet diners by any stretch of the imagination, so coming here was quite a treat. We both had carrot soup, regular salads, vegetable pasta (there's a fancier name for it on the menu) and a brownie dessert. I'm not much of a vegetable soup person so I was not excited for it - but apparently good chefs know how to make good carrot soup. Our service was prompt and the server was nice/very pleasant. For colder weather, there's giant heat lamps. We had one next to us (slough I noticed a few tables didn't have them). The ambiance is superb. The pics on the website show only day time pics. But the lights at night are stunning. We'd certainly come back again.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipJulesMacrae
New England
53 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner celebrating our 23rd anniversary

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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MVtourist
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing, the ambiance was quiet and relaxing. If our review was based solely on that, Woods would get 5 stars. Our issue was that we never received the salads. For the amount we spent on the dinner, it's such a simple thing that should not have been missed. Also, our dinner lasted 2 hours and we were alone in the garden at the end of the night. Several tables around us had customers arrive later and get their food before us.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food and property. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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Discerningpalette1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We recently dined at Woods and given the current concerns with social distancing and protocol we were very comfortable and felt safe. I had the lobster clam cake dinner and it was lovingly prepared with sweet corn and sausage and my scallop ceviche was also fresh and herb infused. My husband enjoyed the clear broth chowder and bass.
The dessert was good a panda citta with blueberries and balsamic ( a little heavy on balsamic). The value was good not great and hence we are giving a four star not a five star rating. Portion size was small.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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DaveA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Nice place, food was satisfactory, but the price was completely out of line. $95 for a four course prix fix meal was twice what it was worth.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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viptheydonbois
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in beautiful gardens outdoors, delicious dishes, wonderful, attentive service, and a very romantic evening.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Perhaps because it was after the high season, in September, but the staff seemed quite inept, especially when it came to serving wine. The ambience on the other hand was lovely. Very sophisticated low key vocal music, natural wood decor and lots of windows overlooking lovely gardens, which we could see even at night, due to the lovely lighting. Food was great to fabulous, however, on top of a prix fixe charge of $100, the $10 surcharge for lobster, seemed over the top, when all that was served was less than half of a lobster, just one claw and half the body. Overall, left with a good, but mixed impression.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food and property. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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AndreaP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was amazing. We sat outside in the garden. It was great!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipJasonW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server was gruff, and seemed rushed. Ordered a bottle of wine, and we were served from two left over half bottles of wine without being asked if it was okay, or being allowed to taste first.

The food was excellent... Amazing oysters, perfectly balanced salad,, superb burrata, perfectly done salmon, and a very good short rib.

The decor and sound baffling are very well thought out. Maybe just an off night for the server?

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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Roberto
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food came from a few selections on a prix fixe menu. Our group tried almost all the selections and were impressed by all. The service was excellent, attentive but not obtrusive. Finally, there was a disconnect between the wine served and that billed. The staff corrected the billing in our favor with no hesitation. We were very impressed.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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Mortenveld
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The food was very very good, but we didn't know ahead of time it was a Pre Fixe priced menu. It was also quite dark in the restaurant. They would do well to add white "christmas" lights to the trees inside. This was one of the first times we've eaten indoors since Covid- it was spaced apart well, and windows were open throughout for ventilation. It would have been pretty cold that night to sit outside as there were not many heating lamps.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with lovely ambiance.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipHinghamHarbor
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our entrees were delivered to the table in the middle of our second course. I stated they must be for someone else because only 1 was correct. They insisted it was right and left one. I had to wait 25 minutes for my entree to arrive
Management did not even apaolgize

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thanks for your review and apologies that staffing shortages this year prevented us from getting back to you sooner. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us, and we will take your feedback into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. We hope you will give us another try.

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vipJoeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot! Terrific, tasty, locally sourced food! Wonderful wine list and attentive, knowledgeable service. A must!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipRayb
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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ashley
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The people and ambiance was super. The food was good but not great. Expected better for the price.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our service and property. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We sat in the gorgeous garden. The server was possibly the best I’ve ever seen- she completely understood allergy needs and knew all the ingredients on the menu. We had amazing panna cotta, and couldn’t identify a subtle flavor- and she knew it was just a smudge of very good balsamic vinegar on the berries. It’s prix fixe this summer ($100). It is worth it!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipssss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the tables on the lawn are so charming during covid. the tables in part of the tent lack ambiance. be sure to know where you’re seated

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food and service. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It felt like drive through fine dining without drive through prices. If I had the choice to choose between lighting $500 on fire or this experience, I’d pick the fire.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thanks for your review and apologies that staffing shortages this year prevented us from getting back to you sooner. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us, and we will take your feedback into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience.

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Souza
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend everyone trying this place! Everything was perfect.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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JosephA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

There is no warning but eating here is a $95 per person set menu so don't plan to eat there unless you are ready to spend over $150 a head. The food was pretty good but not worth the price. The service seemed to be trying to be very high end but definitely not achieving as we waited for 10 minutes before anybody tried to seat us and felt like we were getting pressured into buying extras as well as asked to wait to order even when we said we were ready. The seating it self was nice as they have tables set up in the garden but it was very dark. I would not go back even if I could afford it.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thanks for your review and apologies that staffing shortages this year prevented us from getting back to you sooner. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us, and we will take your feedback into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience.

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EatWithDignity
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$95 Pre-Fixe menu the night I went. So budget $130-$150 per person. A mandatory four course meal for two people seemed aggressive in terms of portions. Party of more than 5 next to us were given an accommodation to split the appetizer, salad and mains. Food was worth it. Even the vegan options were exceptional. Felt at times the sell was aggressive. Dont look at wait staff here they come up to you and ask if you have been helped. She came over because I stared, odd interaction.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and that you enjoyed our food. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setting for our 5th wedding anniversary with friends. I like the concept of the four course pre- fix menu but I wish there had been more choices and greater explanation on the menu of each item. For the appetizer there were 2 soups and raw oysters. My friends loved the oysters but I don't care for them and really didn't feel like soup on a hot summer night, though one was chilled, and so some other option would have been appreciated, maybe tuna tartar? The salad was small but good though I would have liked more lettuce versus raw vegetable, but the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Three options for the entrees and my friends enjoyed the salmon and steak. The pasta was good, but no parm was offered and it needed it, and green beans were under cooked. We opted to bring our own wine and paid the $30 corkage fee as we had some really special bottles we wanted to drink, this was great and appreciated. Great service too by Benetta!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience. Hope to see you back next season!

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vipWendieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love going to farm to table restaurants. This was such a special place between the food, great decor and the alpacas. Our favorite part was the daughter of the owner took us on a special tour of the animals and showed us the games to oaky while we waited for the taxi. This is a very special place for all!

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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vipCherylD
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time with a wonderful server. The food was delicious and the English Garden atmosphere was beautiful. We will definitely go again and were so pleased to find this Island gem.

Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Woods. We hope to see you again next season!

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Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 454 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.