The Wood Restaurant & Lounge

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138 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
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, a wide selection of sandwiches and amazing salads, gluten free and vegan options, and a kids menu featuring pigs in pretzel buns 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 our famous peach bellini. Eight big screen televisions offer up all the big sporting events. Free wireless internet is available throughout, including the 130 seat patio......which offers great views of the local mountains.

....fun, food, and friends....

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 138 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set up to manage social distancing is very good , staff are very helpful .

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Ksen
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, friendly servers, amazing food, and an awesome selection of beer and other drinks!

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vipTracyR
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Wood on a recommendation from several friends and weren’t disappointed. I ordered from their Mexican menu that I believe was a monthly special, pulled pork tacos and Mexican street corn wings. Both were fantastic. My wife had the beef dip which I will be getting on our next visit. Can’t wait to return.

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DrMR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Disappointed. VERY disappointed.
First of all, I would start by saying that i would have raised issues directly with the server if she had bothered even one single time to ask about the meal. She didn't.

We had visited the restaurant about a month ago (during the Oktoberfest promotions) and were very impressed with the food and the outstanding service we received that day. Therefore, on a return trip to Canmore, we went out of our way to make reservations and visit the Woods. What a contrast. A lot of it had to do with service. We arrived for our reservation 15 minutes early. No issue in being asked to wait. The issue was the rudeness of the server/hostess. We felt chastised. Even talked about leaving. She waited until the exact second of our reserved time. I could understand if the issue of us being a tad early was because the waiting area was crowded, but it wasn't. We were alone. She claimed that she had to wait until parties left due to capacity. No one walked past us on the way out. So...was it punitive? I don't know. What I do know is that she was RUDE and we felt very unwelcome. She was also our server. Once again, I would understand her being rushed were the restaurant filled. Totally. But, it was way busier the previous time and our service was engaged and warm. You can't make a cocktail on your menu? Fine...but that isn't our fault. When we asked if it could be made with basil instead of rosemary (which you were out of), she said there wasn't any (hmmm guess the meals with basil weren't being made that day either??) Once again, if policy is that herbs don't leave the kitchen, just say that...but it isn't our fault that we asked. A guest should not feel compelled to apologize for you not having an item on the menu. The food. The food was room temperature (cool enough to question safety, actually). Would i have sent it back,,,yes...probably had server showed her face again. Couldn't wait to leave.

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ShaneC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Ceaser salad was second to none. Brisket beef dip was tender and mouth watering.

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LoraW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never been here before very pleased with the steak sandwiches!
Service was great.
A good experience for out of Townes!

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VicC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual yet upscale. Beautiful and great service. Awesome variety of food.

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Melissa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly efficient service!

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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
8 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.

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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.

FAQs

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 678-3404.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4 stars by 138 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.

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