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Wood, Chicago, IL

Wood

4.6
4.6
1744 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
From the kitchen to the bar, everything we serve is defined by a passion for exploring unique flavor combinations. Wood is more than a name: our wood-fired oven is at the heart of it all, enhancing a dynamic menu of small-plate, American fare, made with the peak midwest farm produce each season has to offer. Though the dishes regularly change, they are defined by a few constants: meat is butchered in-house from humanely-raised animals; vegetables are drawn from local family farms; and all pastas and sausages are freshly made.

As a reminder, if you are dining in with us, everyone five and older must now show proof of vaccination—adults must also present a valid ID. Masks are mandatory for all individuals 2 years and older, and we ask that you please wear a mask anytime you are not eating or drinking at your table. We appreciate your understanding.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 935-9663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Devin Kreller

  • Private party contact

    Franco Gianni: (855) 585-9330

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Cross street

    Halsted & Buckingham

  • Parking details

    While Wood does not have a parking lot, there is plenty of metered street parking available close to us on Halsted and on Buckingham.

  • Public transit

    Red-line train at the Belmont or Addison stops, each putting you approx. 6 blocks from Wood. Halsted(#8) bus stopping at either Aldine or Roscoe, putting you 1 block away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,744 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. b

    bobby

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night at Wood. A must stop for anyone who wants great food in a hot spot.
  2. g

    goodeats

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was friendly by descriptions were inaccurate. They were not accommodating of food allergy modification requests.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  4. SK

    SteveK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch menu and atmosphere
  5. S

    Sammy

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had a wonderful dinner outdoors on the terrace. Service was a bit casual but friendly. Friend and I shared the grilled cucumber appetizer and it was delicious! Friend had the burger and fries, I had the monkfish with clams. The monkfish was one of the best dishes I've eaten lately. Delicious, full of flavor, and beautifully presented. Kitchen was a bit slow bringing the entrees. It was my second time at Wood and would highly recommend it others.
  6. BB

    BruceB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambiance and service!
  7. LP

    LPLChicago

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still dreaming of my cheeseburger - another great meal at Wood!
  8. RP

    RobinP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in lakeview! Best food, service and vibe!
  9. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice big roomy tables for our group and a great server, good food and drinks!
  10. FL

    FoodieforLife

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, we had the Salmon, Duck, Steak Tartare and Greek Salad. Loved the sauces. What was just as great was the service. They were so accommodating to me and my friend's mothers, elderly and on walkers ... everyone was so gracious and patience which was much appreciated. Chairs are comfortable, you can be by the bar which is a little livelier or in the "dining room" area for quieter discussion. Thanks again for your great services and food!
  11. S

    Snooze

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality of food is great. Intersting choices. Wednesday happy hour deals are good value.
  12. RC

    RobertC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply the best burger that I have ever had. Cannot wait to go again.
  13. CL

    CodyLee

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic! Matt welcomed us with elan and a smile and Mark made sure we wanted for nothing and the kitchen, as always, delights. Love this joint. And a happy 10 year anniversary too!
  14. BF

    BrendaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Wood was one of my all-time favorite restaurants until last night. I do not know what happened but I looked up the chef and he still seems to be the head chef for Wood. I know they are very short-staffed and cannot take reservations for the July 4th weekend. Out of the three of us, I was the only one who had a decent dish. I won't go back until I hear some positive reviews.
  15. AF

    AFdine

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were good. Service was a bit slow but overall it was good.
  16. MT

    MisterTravelFella

    Nashville

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wood has become my favorite restaurant in Chicago. My husband and I have eaten here now perhaps eight times, and we have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. It’s a little pricey, when you add everything up; but definitely worth it. From the greeting by the host to our servers to the very skilled bartenders and talented kitchen, every aspect is well thought and very well executed. And the food? It’s marvelous. The only failing – and it is a slight one – in my opinion is the desserts, which I think are not quite as strong as the remainder of the menu. But: I’m not a big dessert person. Menu items also change just often enough to keep more frequent diners happy while not removing too many “old favorites” from the menu at any one time. Highly recommended.
  17. N

    Noah

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Wood for the seasonal menu options, the asparagus appetizer and the mozzarella toast were so good, if a bit small. The pork and the salmon were amazing, and the drinks were on point as always! Can’t wait to come back.
  18. S

    Savannah

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wood is absolutely EXCELLENT every time we go. The menu changes but they still keep their staples. The duck liver mousse on the charcuterie board is TO DIE FOR! everything else is so good too and the service is amazing. Our absolute favorite in the neighborhood. Never disappointed.
  19. TC

    TCatND91

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, good vibe, kitchen got a little backed up but both server and manager came by to apologize ahead of time. And offered a round of drinks, so that was appreciated. Will definitely be back!
  20. DM

    DavidM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    food was very good at this neighborhood gem; the service was just off. slow to get drinks, very slow to get salads, had to ask multiple times for items. had the strawberry short-cake dessert and it was strange - presentation and taste - and not good. expect more for prices paid
  21. CR

    CowboyRick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were visiting from Dallas, TX. Nice and quiet. Great music selection playing. I could hear my husband across the table. The food was fantastic. Best dinner all week - by far. Y'all knocked it out of the park.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went with a group of 6, we had trouble getting to restaurant because of traffic and parking. Restaurant was very accommodating. Food was very good server was very friendly and entertaining. My only knock is the place is a little loud but that won’t stop me from going back. Great place highly recommend.
  23. F

    Forrest

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little neighborhood spot with great food and drinks. The burger and tartare were spectacular! Will definitely be coming back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my husband we love going to wood bcz is constant every time we come . Linda us amazing at the bar. The host and service is top notch.
  25. CH

    ChristopherH

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. The chef created two vegan dishes that I’m told were delicious. My salad and steak were great as always. Matt and Mark are the best, and the kitchen always delivers.
  26. J

    Julio

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was a part of a group of 4 for lunch. The food was OK but service really left something to be desired. We started with the biscuit and beignets which were TASTY. I ordered the Cubano and their interpretation missed the mark for me because the pork loin that they used was super chewy and made it hard to eat the sandwich easily without deconstructing it. Now onto service. Our actual server was FANTASTIC and super attentive. But our food took about an hour to arrive. Our server noticed and apologized and went to go get a status but I was disappointed that the manager wouldn't come over and apologize for the wait and offer to make it right. To make matters worse, the restaurant was pretty empty as it was toward the end of their operating hours. Our server did mention that there was an incident with the kitchen (which is completely understandable) but that lack of hospitality from management is unacceptable to me.
  27. GM

    GregM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    According to the manager, a one hour & ten minute (1:10) wait between ordering and food arrival is an acceptable standard. At least, that's what he yelled at me when I complained. This was ten minutes after our server had told us we were the next ticket up, and five minutes after they were supposedly plating our order. We had realized the kitchen was in the weeds shortly after we arrived, as the adjoining table (with children) was being grumpy about it. And we also figured out that there was only one waiter (plus maybe a food runner) working the entire restaurant, both indoors and outdoors. Most restaurants that short of staff would cut capacity, and I suggested to the manager that he consider doing so. He snarled back at me, "thank you for telling me how to run my business. Now - get out of here!" Which my companion and I did. Never got the food, and will never go back. But I do have a clue why he has so little staff: if he treats his customers like this, how badly does he treat his employees? Anybody halfway competent could easily find a better job in the service business.
  28. L

    Lissy

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding (once it arrived) and the service and ambience were great, but it took a long time to get our main course, so it may not be the best place if you are in a rush.
  29. V

    Vicki

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the most delicious food we’ve had in a long time. The white asparagus panna cotta was to die for. I honestly almost ordered seconds! The escargot was so different from any I’ve had in the past- in a good way. Sweet breads were new for me and I LOVED them. We love small plates so much because it gives us such an opportunity to try different things. You won’t be disappointed in Wood! Our server, Nick, made it all even more special - one of the best.
  30. SJ

    SherylJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the servers are friendly and very attentive
  31. JW

    JimW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Ugh. Just disappointing. 2 hours for a cheeseburger and relatively inattentive service. Just disappointing. Definitely like to support the Gayborhood, but many better options.
  32. AK

    AndriiK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wood is a place we love to frequent, and will continue doing so. Just tried the spring tasking menu and it's divine! Absolutely recommend - both the menu and the restaurant. Come and be happy!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Come here 5 times now and nothing but the best service and food. 10/10 recommend to everyone visiting
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and menu!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Sat outside in their patio, perfect table just off the street. Ordered a red Bordeaux, my partner a Manhattan, both drinks were good. Had three small plates, lentils and green beans were good, steak tartare also, asparagus was good but very expensive for three large stalks only. Ordered a burger, which was quite good, excellent fries and a braised lamb shank in an Indian style with paneer. Unfortunately the lamb was 75% fat, so very disappointing. When the server asked how it was I said “just ok” and he didn’t even push further for info. The kitchen was a bit backed up so kind of felt like they didn’t have time to deal with a just “ok” response. Oh well. Would grade it a C overall. The table service was top notch and attentive, just overall somewhat inconsistent experience. It’s been better
  36. G

    Greg

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just moved to the neighborhood and was looking for some small plates and wine. Wood hit the spot! Great cheese platter and flatbread while seated on the patio was exactly what we were looking for! Will definitely be back!!
  37. NC

    NorCalfoodenthusiast

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met all my criteria for a top-notch restaurant/dining experience!
  38. KM

    KatieM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Wood. Great brunch menu, we all enjoyed our meals & fun mixed drinks . My husband is still talking about the breakfast potatoes!! Great ambiance , service is outstanding, everyone was attentive and friendly .
  39. LL

    LeannaL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was lovely, and the food was amazing. This was my first time here and I know I’ll definitely be a regular in the future
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal, best Cubano I’ve had. The meat was so flavorful and the mustard definitely clears out your sinuses. Partner had the huevos rancheros - also very good, was hoping it would be more flavorful. Sitting outside was fantastic, perfect weather, lots of foot traffic, people saying hi & smiling. Our waitress was beyond sweet and had a conversation with us every time she came to the table. Would definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wood is rated 4.6 stars by 1744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Wood

3335 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Halsted & Buckingham

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    While Wood does not have a parking lot, there is plenty of metered street parking available close to us on Halsted and on Buckingham.

  • Public transit

    Red-line train at the Belmont or Addison stops, each putting you approx. 6 blocks from Wood. Halsted(#8) bus stopping at either Aldine or Roscoe, putting you 1 block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Devin Kreller

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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