Woodlands American Grill

4.6
888 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Brunch every Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Phone number
(972) 239-2024
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Marin
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Catering
We offer custom menus, breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres receptions; all will exceed your expectations! From the smallest dinner for two to a grand event of 250. Woodlands American Grill will add phenomenal foods and simple elegance to any event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Preston Rd
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Parking details
Private parking lot and overflow parking available in the Market at Preston Center
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Public transit
DART Bus Route 486, 488 and 987
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Entertainment
Background music, No live music, Two TV's in Bar Area and One TV in Private Dining Area
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Special events & promotions
Champagne Brunch Buffet offered for Mother's Day and Easter and Wine Down Wednesday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 888 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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m
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times to this neighborhood gem where the food, service, and ambiance is always a special treat. This is truly a “neighborhood gem” in North Dallas.

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j
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good service on the whole but water and coffee both ran dry a few times. A lovely place.

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H
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always with a varied menu and great service!

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PP
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited longer than was reasonable only to receive cold food. We declined the food and left the restaurant. To be fair the restaurant comped the wine we purchased. Won't be visiting again

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TP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere at Woodlands American Grill...you feel as if you walked into a Frank Lloyd Wright home...is unique. The food is both interesting and good, and one can certainly have a healthy meal there.

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AS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Woodlands regularly and just love this restaurant. Great food, great service and a comfortable and clean place to eat.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Disappointed. Even after sending back an entree the kitchen didn’t get it right.

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TG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meal was good as usual. Our server was the best, she made the evening.

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N
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible. We had a reservation but weren’t sat for another 15 minutes after our reservation time. We weren’t acknowledged at the table for about 10 minutes after sitting down. They had the little computer kiosks on the table. Completely ruined the atmosphere. I felt like I was at a Chili’s. The food was good but not enough to get me to ever go back.

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CJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried the french dip sandwich. It was very good. The best french dip in Dallas is still Hillstone. The one at Woodlands was close but not quite as good. Companion had the fish and chips. Didn't try the fish but it looked like it was cooked well and not greasy. French fries were excellent.

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G
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had lunch here and it was delicious - the spinach dip especially . Service was very nice and the prices very reasonable . Would definitely return if I lived in Dallas.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The soup and salad combination was perfect for a business lunch, although I feel that over $15/ea was a little excessive for smaller portions.
However, I definitely appreciated that the waiter was solicitous but respectful of our business conversation, and was pleasant although we occupied a booth for too long during a busy lunch time!

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SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely anniversary dinner. Loved the aubergine stew as a vegan option.

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MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Woodlands is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is always very good, and if they don't get it right they work to make it right! Ask for Ashley, a great server!

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DL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are several reasons why this place is always full: it's attractive and comfortable, has a menu to please most tastes, offers attentive but not intrusive service, and the food is good!

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PJ
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Our waiter, Dez, was very good.

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MS
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Better food for the money in Dallas. Very average food. Server was top notch.

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D
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food at Woodlands and the service was lovely. I don't quite get the screens on the table but as long we don't actually have to use them that's ok. Wine list is nice and the trout salad excellent as always.

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CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot to connect with an old friend!
Excellent and generous Salas’s!

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J
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good choice. I'm always pleased. The food is always very good. Sometimes the servers rush you into ordering. When you go out with a friend you enjoy visiting. The servers usually have to come back 2-3 times before we are ready to order. This happens every time but it doesn't affect me so much that I don't go back.

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TC
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit Woodlands American Grill at least twice a week for either lunch or dinner. Food is great and service is excellent

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v
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding! Woodlands remains consistent in providing a great dining experience. Great food, presentation and professional service. My out of town guests loved it!

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RP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Been there many times; setvice always excellent but for some reason extremely slow on our last visit

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WJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at a reasonable price and friendly service as always

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we found a new place for Sunday brunch - great food & mimosas

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e
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always depend on Woodland Grill. Service is great. Have never had anything I didn't like. What's not to like.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu with great diversity. EXCELLENT place to meet and entertain.

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MM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you go get the Cedar Plank Salad. It is awesome!!!

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CK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, food is consistently good, quiet. My Mother-n-law has a difficult time with noisy places and it was very enjoyable for her as well as our kids.

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LG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I didn’t like be seated in the bar

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F
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food not as good as I’ve typically had here. On a Friday night the noise level was also more robust than usual.

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EL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The waitstaff is exceptional! My waitress yesterday brought the food immediately and checked on me frequently.

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OK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for a business lunch.

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place and chose it to be our site for our wedding day dinner with family a year ago. We keep coming back because the food is excellent and Drew and his team always us feel welcomed. Arden and Julie

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KS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here whenever we can. Always enjoyable atmosphere and great cuisine.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hidden gem! Very good menu with many options.

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SB
Salt Lake City
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Woodlands is one of those restaurants I always visit when I'm in Dallas! The dishes are always creative, large or small and while I've been for both lunch and dinner, I prefer them both. This evening we were a table of 4. We started with cocktails (delish!), were seated and had the delightful Stephanie as our server. She let us know she was "new", but she was wonderful! She helped our evening along and joined in with our fun without being the center of attention. We ordered Calamari, Chimichurri Steak, Salmon, Ruby Red Trout and the feature which was the winner of the night; a flounder filet wrapped around king crab and frankly it was so good, I don't recall the rest (and it wasn't my dish but I had a taste - yum!) All were impressed and enjoyed - especially rave reviews on the Ruby Red Trout and the feature. Isn't that what it's about? Let the chef impress, and he did!

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CD
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to The Woodlands several times. The food is always good, the service is always efficient and personable. The decor is nice and the tables are spaced nicely so guests are not elbow to elbow. Thus, the noise level is perfect for normal conversation. We will return, again.

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CM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had poor service on this occasion. Usually have great service.

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