The Wood Restaurant & Lounge

3.8
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CAN$30 and under
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Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Canmore, Alberta The Wood Restaurant and Lounge offers casual dining with attentive and friendly service. Our menu features Alberta beef steaks, homemade burgers and pasta, BBQ chicken and ribs, a wide selection of sandwiches and salads, and a kids menu featuring mini burgers and kids chicken fingers.

The Wood Restaurant and Lounge is located in the log building at the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue in Canmore and offers breathtaking views from the best patio in town. The lounge offers 24 draft beers on tap, a wine list featuring 30 wines from 30 vines, our signature cocktail list featuring the green tea zentini, the organic martini, and our famous peach bellini. Eight big screen plasma televisions offer up all the big sporting events. Wireless internet is available throughout, including the 120 seat patio......which offers great views of the local mountains.

....fun, food, and friends....
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tasha
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Expected a whole lot more from an established Canmore restaurant...It was out first time trying the wood and the server was quite pleasant, however the food and how they price compared to the rest of the market is totally out of whack. What you are getting charged for a 9oz glass of wine ($18) is what you would pay at a top rated restaurant with a premier selection of options and the wine selection is average at best. Had the flatbread for app, was okay. Quality and flavour going into the kids burger was not the best. Had the “spicy” penne pasta, was overpowered by goat cheese and had zero spice whatsoever. What we paid for our meal was not comparable to the food we received. Disappointing, will not be back.

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Shandy
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good.
Price / value ? ? Steak w/o a vegetable ? Burger was expensive !

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Zoe was great! She was friendly, knowledgeable and very personable, we had a great conversation with her. The food was mouth watering! We had the open face chicken sandwich with garlic fries which I highly recommend and the steak sandwich which was amazing. Overall a great experience and somewhere I would definitely recommend and revisit.

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My steak was mostly gristle and they only served one drink and never offered any more. The waiter was good but very busy so we only saw him when we ordered and when we were finished.

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NorellaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant had a very rustic feel to it which was perfect for the occasion. Very friendly staff . The only thing that could be improved upon was the spacing of the meals. It felt too rushed given that it was a Valentine's day dinner. Overall I would definitely recommend this place .

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you for the 4 star review Norella. Glad you enjoyed the staff and the food on your special night. Our apologies for making you feel rushed. Was not our attention. We will work on this in the future.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Beautiful Parntner & I Enjoyed Valentine's At This Equisite Establishment! We Were Seated By The Fireplace & Treated Like Royalty. Hats Off For This Amazing Dinner That Was Delicious And For The Value It Was Top Notch! Great Job

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you James for such a kind review! Glad we could share your special night with you and make it such a success.

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Ducci
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our first dish was really good, Tuna Tartare with the crispy wontons. Outstanding dish. My husband ordered the Chorizo Penne Pasta dish, very disappointing, there was way to much sauce and we ended up sending it back and had it removed from the bill, I had the Beef dip, it was not bad it wasn't a traditional beef dip but I though it was decent enough. I wouldn't order it again though. The service was exceptional and always love the vibe in the lounge area.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great meal! Steak cooked to perfection and really friendly staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I read mix reviews and one was that they booked through OpenTable but their reservation wasn’t there when they got there so I booked through OpenTable the gave them a call to confirm. The service was a bit slow and my entree was cold. They did replace it with a hotter dish but the food wasn’t anything great. I had an OpenTable dining check and when I gave it to the waiter it took about 10 minutes for the general manager to come to my table and told me that they could not take the check altho it said it can be used at any open table restaurant. She said she’s never seen it before and offer to give me her email address in case later on they can figure it out. I told her the visit was disappointing overall and that this wasn’t ending ideal. She said she had no idea how to use the check even though it said that the restaurant can process as a travellers check at the bank. She also stated they never use OpenTable anymore and I said then why would they be on there still? She knew I wasn’t happy so she left and came back with a different bill - took my cold meal off, -15% off including $26 of the dining check. They did do the best to correct it and we appreciated it but the food was okay. It was a disappointment way to celebrate our Valentine’s Day weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Absolutely couldn’t cut through the steak it was so tough. I did enjoy my salad though

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered bruschetta chicken and beef dip. Concerned when they arrived quickly. 'Brushetta was mushy tomatoes, the mashed potatoes were flavourless, no seasoning on anything. No amount of salt and pepper helped. Beef dip also lacking flavour and gravy was gamey. I never complain about food but the waitress saw I hadn't finished so I mentioned the blandness. All they gave was 10% off, which didn't nearly pay for the sickness we both had the rest of the weekend

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DjLawless
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The brisket beef dip was amazing. Great location and good menu.

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WadeK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Service and the food was great
Had trouble deciding what to have and as other tables were
being served it made it worse as it all looked and smelled wonderful
Will definitely be back to try the burgers and the Peach bellini were fabulous

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SusanP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good 8 ounce sirloin. Other steak choices available. Nice outdoor patio, can see Canadian Rockies from there. Prompt service. Walkable from most downtown Canmore locations.

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annivesary
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The reservation I created through open table was not known. We waited in line and was seated as we que up.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was not good! Even with a reservation had to wait a little. Also the waiter took forever to come for a drink order, then took a long time to clear empty dishes. Also had to ask twice for a water refill. Food was decent but for what you pay I would have expected more.

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vipRichardM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great patio, service and atmosphere more than make up for average food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, Jamie. Insisted on getting us outside seating which was perfect. Food was really good. Just an all round great meal!

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LindaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant came highly recommended. We decided to eat indoors since there was a long wait for a table on the deck. The food was good and the serving size was ample. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. The best part was the view of the surrounding mountains.

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Andy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation but when we arrived on time were told there was no tables. That their reservation system meant nothing and they didn’t go by it. Discrimination?

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local woman recommend this place for a good steak. I looked up online and the day that we dined(sunday) it had steak, chips and salad for $10. So booked online and arrived to find no advertisements about the deal. It was only when we asked if it was on that it was but they only show it online. We had a great steak. Rump I think. Chips and garden salad with dressing. Everything was great and it was a full size meal. Excellent steak. Reasonable prices for drinks.

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vipLillianC
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service, great Caesar salad and Dragon Bowl. Good family restaurant.

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Goodfood4u
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The burger was good, but over cooked. Chocolate lava cake was barely warm. For the price of the food, we hoped for a better experience.

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vipGDubs
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in the center of town with lots of outdoor seating. It was super busy but the staff did a great job of staying on top of things. Good wine list and great food.

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KMTS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside, beautiful views. Got the bison burger and it was a bit dry on the edge, but good flavor. Yam fries are really good.

MK
MyrnaK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great. Our server however checked on us once and that was to deliver the bill.

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candaceh
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite Restaurant in Canmore LoOove the Atmosphere , Service and Food :) Would Highly Recommend to Everyone 💗

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host and server. Our table was ready before we got there with water poured and waiting for our arrival

Great service.

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monikay
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Service was quick and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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vipHungryFamily
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We visited in February over the holiday weekend and was a bit disappointed. The menu was totally different than what was posted in open table. Food was ok, but not great. I definitely got the impression this is more of a summer season hot spot.

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CrystalC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to have a meal. Filling portions, fair prices and great service!

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vipdiner
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Affordable prices, but food quality is lacking... Drinks were delicious, but the food was forgettable.

TG
TheatreGoer
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friend had salmon, I had a burger. Boring meal, filling, but not tasty.
We had been there in the summer and had a good meal. Disappointed this time. Not worth the $$.
Won’t be back.

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we have visited many times in the summer but we will living here for the next 15 months and look forward to visiting many more times

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AM960
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Rude staff but good food. Seemed like they were ignoring us on purpose...

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CoreyB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Drove from Calgary for lunch but the menu was different from the one online. The staff failed to hold our reservation and service was exceptionally poor.

This may have to do with being short staffed, but for the menu prices I expect more.

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GlynP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food is only so-so for the price. I ordered a burger that was extremely salty and had nothing striking or unusual to warrant the price. My husband had a steak sandwich which was also only meh. Our waitress was great and very accommodating for our 10 month old though.

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Petr
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience1

My request about candlelight on the table is failed.

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liveforfood
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location in town with tasty food. Our server was suitably friendly and provided very good service.

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Sarah
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The location is nice, the service friendly. The food was just ok, I had a soup that made be feel unwell so that want great. I had a spinach salad with goat cheese, when it was delivered to the table a huge portion of the cheese was stuck to the plate of my husbands food. That’s seemed pretty gross to me, as plates sit on areas that are not sterile. She put my plate down and changed my husbands plate, no offer to add the goat cheese that was lost off my plate. The red velvet cake was not good.

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