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The Wood Restaurant & Lounge, Canmore, AB

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge

4.0
4
183 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....

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Steak, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 678-3404

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Jeff Whitefield: (403) 678-3404

  • Neighborhood

    Canmore

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Lots of free parking in the public lots behind the Wood.

  • Public transit

    Roam Transit main stop is behind The Wood.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Kid Friendly

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Gluten Free Options

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Birthday dinner celebration. Party of 8. Wasn’t made aware of the added 18% mandatory gratuity for parties over 6.

  2. PH

    PeterH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good is always good, we go there every time we are in Canmore.

  3. C

    Connie

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! We enjoyed our experience!!

  4. AS

    AlisonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and atmosphere, nice you can make reservations!

  5. j

    joannes

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Staff is lovely, food was yummy

  6. JT

    JT2014

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Food was cold, and bun on my Korean chicken sandwich and our burger was freezer burned or stale, not to mention dry! Fries were pretty good. Next time we will go for the fries only.

  7. MB

    MegB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    I didn't enjoy my food. Our server (she had purple hair) kept walking away from our table without taking all our drink orders. She finally got all our drink orders when we were ready to order our food (20 minutes after we sat down). 3 ordered the $42 steak and they came out not how they were ordered (as far as how they preferred to be cooked). The waitress blamed the confusion on us. One of them was given just a plate with a new steak on it....not with the sides....and another person got a full new plate with new sides so there wasnt consistency. Waitress did not come and ask how the meals were....we had to flag down another server to have her bring our waitress over. I asked for my bill as my friend was not feeling good and needed to leave. 20 min later we still didn't have our bill so we had to go to the front to get it. Very unhappy with the service.

  8. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great dinner! Amazing view, tuna stack appetizer was awesome, great service and very kid friendly.

  9. CL

    ChrisL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service, crazy fast hot food!

  10. J

    Jeff

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to reserve a table. The waitress was very accommodating to our group of six. Very kid friendly as well

  11. TM

    TracyM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We were disappointed with the slow service. The raw salmon . The dry salad. We have eaten here before and it was better. Dissappointed.

  12. DO

    DonO

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Been to The Wood number of times service always great, along with good value price wise. We had a table of 6 and we felt very relax had the server on a few occasions and very polite. Thanks again.

  13. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    The chicken was very dry, asparagus way over cooked and bottom wood end not removed before cooking or serving. Steak was charred black and dry. Garlic herb fries were tasty and beer list was good. Overall disappointed on dining here

  14. J

    Jodi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Wood is my favorite restaurant to go to when we are in Canmore. Reasonably priced for the area and the best views, especially in the summer when the patio is open. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here, and it's a bonus that you can park right behind the building.

  15. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good, service & drinks was great. Chairs could have been more comfortable. Sat in the bar stool chairs. My wife is short & had a hard time arranging chair up to the table - pretty minor.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We showed up for our reservation and the waiter informed us they were not open yet and that they did not take reservations. He was very rude and we chose to leave and go elsewhere. Open table should remove this option if they don’t take reservations.

  17. K

    Kakakakakak

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Food was subpar. Brisket was more like shaved roast beef and was cold. Stake, burgers and ribs were a bit dry. Fries were good, roasted potatoes were raw.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing. We had special requests and they far exceeded my expectations. 100000% recommend eating here.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server was great, the food was good, the drinks were good. Did not disappoint!

  20. AT

    ArleneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Attentive and friendly server. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

  21. MR

    MarkR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, beer choice was excellent. Server was friendly and knowledgable about the area.

  22. B

    Becky

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Big portions of food - Great service - Comfy patio.

  23. h

    harr

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    When we booked our lunch reservation we did not have access to a 12 noon time, so we took 11:30 am. At noon there were 4 out of 12+ tables occupied. At 12:35 pm there were still 4 out of 12+ tables occupied. It caused us to leave Calgary earlier than planned for the day. Not sure if that's OpenTable's issue or the restaurant's. Otherwise the lunch experience was a little cool outside, but overall excellent.

  24. SO

    SusanO

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The service and the food were both excellent. The one concern was that there is no ramp so it is not wheelchair accessible, and that made getting to our table on the patio a bit of a challenge. The washrooms are in the basement down a long flight of stairs so that was not accessible either.

  25. W

    Willyplumberboy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our evening at the Wood. It was the last in dining evening before the latest lockdowns and we were looking for somewhere that had an interesting menu and a good local feel. We were not disappointed, both of our meals were delicious and we had the apple crisp for dessert and it was great!

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to review us and glad you enjoyed the food and experience at The Wood!

  26. LC

    LCRB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    After making a reservation for 7pm, we arrived 5 minutes before 7 and waited for 20 minutes before even being greeted at the front. Once we were finally seated, it took another 10 minutes before a server arrived to order drinks. We did not once even get asked if refills were needed/wanted and therefor left with empty glasses. The food was not good. The “in-house smoked” brisket was clearly not smoked and tasted like it was from a store bought package. The bread for the brisket was soggy. The chicken sandwich was dry and bland. The restaurant was very dark as we weren’t beside a window (needed to use our phone lights to even read the menu).

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thanks for the feedback and we apologize your recent experience was not the best. For our beef brisket we use Alberta Angus brisket 12 hour smoked in house. It and the grilled open face chicken sandwich are two of our more popular items. Sorry you did not enjoy them. Hope you will give us another try in the future

  27. WG

    WayneG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a limited menu of course, food was good service was great, waitress was very helpful and had suggestions if items were unavailable, next day was a new shutdown due to COVID. Would recommend giving them a try.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thanks for the review Wayne and glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. Hope we see you back again soon!

  28. MW

    MaryW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and nice staff. Very COVID safe. Will be back fo sure

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thanks Mary for taking the time to review us. Thanks for the shout out on the food and the staff....and our COVID safety protocols. We are doing our best to keep our customers safe. See you back again soon we hope!

  29. AO

    AlbertanOnVacation

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The food looked better than it tasted. Service was not the best. We were never offered another drink and had to ask for more water.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Sorry your experience at The Wood was not up to par. We will review with our service team. Hoping you will give us another try in the future and thanks for the feedback.

  30. PA

    PatriciaA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Hubby had the beef dip. While advertised as braised beef tips. It was sliced beef. Still tender and tasty though. I had a burger and salad. It was juicy and flavourful. And came with a very large house salad. Over all it was a great night out.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your night at The Wood. Thanks for taking the time to review us.

  31. R

    Randy

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    If this is your first time visiting Canmore you should definitely check this restaurant out!

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thanks Randy for the review and shout out! Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Wood. Come back soon!

  32. c

    calgarydiner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Delicious dry rubs and salmon burger! Bar atmosphere is good, even during covid. Not fine dining, but good for price level.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 28, 2021

    Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the salmon burger and ribs . Hope we see you back again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our last night in Canmore and we like to eat at the Wood when we get a chance. My husband ordered the Wood burger and I had the Salmon with blueberry. The meals were delicious. I wasn’t too sure how the salmon would taste with blueberry but I was pleasantly surprised. I would order it again. We will definitely be back to this restaurant

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 29, 2021

    Thank you for the 5 stars and glad you enjoyed the food! The Blueberry Salmon once tried is always a hit! And thank you for making The Wood a regular stop when in Canmore! Hope to see you back again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    Service was pretty good, dinner not the best. Ordered 2 bison burgers and they both came out raw. Makes the evening less desirable.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 29, 2021

    Sorry about your recent experience at The Wood. We appreciate the feedback and will be reviewing with our team. Again our apologies and if you would like to try us again we can ensure the experience will be a better one

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed as much as last time! Never change!

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 22, 2021

    Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed everything!! No changing here!

  36. JW

    JulieW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant offered a lovely setting for a small birthday meal. Delicious food offerings and we were looked after wonderfully by Raphael our host for the evening, he even brought a delicious cheesecake with a candle for our birthday boy ❤️

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 22, 2021

    Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service Julie. Thanks for taking the time to review us and glad we could be a part of a special day for you son

  37. SA

    SherinA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food is always delicious. I have always enjoyed my visits to The Wood.

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 12, 2021

    Glad you enjoy our food and thanks for the review!

  38. LD

    LisaD

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect Ambiance. Food was delicious. Excellent service. Def recommend the Tuna Stack and Dry ribs. Great and deversify drinks option

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 12, 2021

    Thanks for the 5 stars Lisa and hope we see you back at The Wood again soon!

  39. S

    Sheppie

    Calgary

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Clean and safe

    The Wood Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 12, 2021

    Thanks for the review Sheppie and glad you enjoyed the food and service. Come back soon!

  40. NG

    NatalyaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very authentic nice restaurant. The food was great, service was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Wood Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. The Wood Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 678-3404.

The Wood Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for The Wood Restaurant & Lounge

838 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B7

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Canmore

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Steak, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lots of free parking in the public lots behind the Wood.

  • Public transit

    Roam Transit main stop is behind The Wood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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