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About Wildcraft

Wildcraft is a premium casual dining and socializing venue. With an upbeat urban environment, Wildcraft has a comfortable suburban approachability. Come enjoy one of our ever-evolving hand crafted cocktails in the W Bar and stay for dinner in our dining room.

Attention to detail is everywhere from the stunning and integrated design to the superior service to the quality of the locally inspired fresh cuisine.

A stunning outdoor dining courtyard makes Wildcraft a popular destination year round. We look forward to serving you!

425 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday: 11:30am to 11:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am to 12:00am

Cross Street:
Bluesprings Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(519) 885-0117

Website:
http://www.wildcraft.ca/

Catering:
Wildcraft Wherever Catered Events can bring the Wildcraft experience 'wherever' you desire! Call us today - leave the planning and stress to us and be a guest at your own event! Contact Sara at 519-747-3492, or visit our website: www.wildcraftwherever.ca

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking available in front of our facility all-day on weeknights & weekends.

Guests can access the lot from Weber St. or King St.

We have one Tesla & one New Country Echarge charge station available for guest convenience.

Public Transit:
On the main 7 line going to Conestoga Mall.

Executive Chef:
Chef Todd Clarmo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wildcraft Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Business Meals (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (14)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time, each and every time actually. The food, service, ambience are very good, especially when you pair it with the price point. I recommend it!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We came on Sunday at 11:30am hoping for brunch but realized when we got there, their brunch menu is only for special occasions like Mother's Day. Too bad because it's really good. It would be great if they offered it every Sunday as it's difficult to find a nice place for Sunday brunch. However, we were not disappointed with their lunch menu. We wanted to split a pasta and a flatbread between the two of us and the waitress suggested that they do that in the kitchen without us even having to ask for it. All of the food was great as well as the service. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A wonderful experience. The food, service and ambiance were all excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wildcraft continues to be a favourite. I certainly recommend it to others. I don't have experience with the features appealing to the younger set but I am sure it must be popular. Got those not fitting that description the ambiance, food and service are consistently great. Who could ask for anything more?

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful service - had an amazing server. Food was amazing - tasty and delicious. Steak and tuna were perfect. Will definitely be back

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was a great way to have the family together for Christmas Eve dinner. The food was absolutely terrific and the staff was wonderful. We will make this a yearly tradition. We were not rushed and did not feel that we needed to hurry out for the next sitting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and had recommended it to family and friends. Unfortunately, the last 2 visits were disappointing — food was lukewarm-cold, salad lacked flavour and server did not return to ask how we were enjoying our entrees. Considering we were 1 of 3 tables in the restaurant, our meal should have been much better. Won’t be recommending.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have always loved Wildcraft, however our last visit was a little disappointing. It was very cold; our feet were frozen (and I had boots on). The soup was flavourful but very thin and there wasn't a great lunch selection. The fries were luke warm, and the rest of the food wasn't very hot either. Dinner selection didn't seem as it was before either. Something has changed.
The service was great though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Was our 1st time there. Good food, good service, sat by the fireplace...
We both enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

food very disappointing, sent steak back twice..
change in menu is very disappointing

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Lunch was good. I had the wild mushroom tagliatelle and the flavours were very nice. The double baked white chocolate cake is my favourite. My only complaint would be the service. The server was overly attentive and it felt like she was hovering over us and rushing us at times. The restaurant was busy and so I'm not sure if the table was needed for someone else but I was having lunch with a good friend and we had lots to talk about so we were ok with a more relaxed service and I don't think our server was reading us that well. We had to tell her we would let her know when we were ready to order a few times. Overall it was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious food. Unique food pairings and beautiful presentation. Great service. A little pricey but well worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wildcraft is our favourite restaurant for special occasions! The servers are always top-notch. They put the extra touches and effort on service, and are so friendly. The food is amazing - presentation too. Would love to see meat-free options consistently with menu changes - it comes and goes. This recent visit, i had a salad which was great, but for me, it had way too much oil on it. I usually order dressing on the side, but figured it would be a 'drizzle' at an upscale place, and i try not to alter what the chef has designed out of respect. Oops. Next time. :)

Overall, Best place in town for an enjoyable adult environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I have severe food allergies and Wildcrraft was so miticulous with my allergies and I felt very comfortable with how they handled my allergies.
My waiter was so informed that I felt at ease and could enjoy a meal out which I rarely do. The food was delicious and i praise the chef for taking such good care of me.
This is my go to place for a night out from now on.
Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good food, but difficult to get good seating during the holiday season. Although I reserved a table for two via OpenTable, the seating we received for our special caisson was a small cramped table pushed up against the wall. For that I give a three star for ambience. Luckily the waitress made up for the lack of ambience with her professionalism. The food was as to be expected from such an establishment and we were not disappointed.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Service exceeded only by the cusine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I eat here fairly often and am never disappointed. The menu changes just often enough to keep things interestingly tasty.
I do have one thing that I really don’t understand. You used to have a philo wrapped cheese cake with I believe a raspberry coulee. In my opinion one of the best deserts in the city. And it’s gone 😫😫😫. So interesting that the people we had dinner with had also experienced the old cheesecake philo concoction and the new one as well. Let’s just say none of us ordered the new one. I used to tell everyone to try that old desert. Even had someone describe it as “better than sex”. Really enjoyed the meal and apps and would most definitely return again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We waited far too long to get the attention of our server, both at the beginning of our meal and at the end to request our bill. It was frustrating to watch our server chatting to other servers but unable to get their attention

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time was great. This time I was disappointed as the waiter seemed rushed and when the food arrived it was cold.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good over all - tasty food; great and friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great restaurant! The only negative is it is very loud.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very friendly and professional staff. Very good and dependable level of food. Casual fine. Never let me down (been here 3 times and ate different items).

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

First time to this iconic Waterloo spot - work team meal. Food was amazing and service was fantastic. I will be going back here to try all the menu options !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Live Sports, Cozy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The fish was excellent and just the right porting. The flavors were bursting throughout the meal - so delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great time with friends

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was a get together for a group of friends, three of whom were celebrating birthdays. We had a wonderful experience with service and a delicious menu. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, good service, but noise level is too high.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great experience. Was there for a birthday, and they truly made it incredibly special.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been at Wildcraft several times and never had any problems with food or service. I have always enjoyed the Wildcraft salad as well as my friends. This time one of my friends ordered it and she was very disappointed as it had been changed and she enjoyed better the original one. She did not dislike this new version but she prefers the old one. Otherwise no complains.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Holly our server was very nice and friendly. Charcuterie board was lean and unimpressive. Not worth the cost. Mains were very good; we all enjoyed. The monte christo coffee was perfect. Noisy for me.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There was too much bacon in the tagliatelli, making it far too fatty. The mushrooms didn't taste much like wild mushrooms. (2 people had this dish and felt the same way) The Bistro Steak was ok but like most things on the menu seriously overpriced.

I wouldn't call a lot of noise "energetic"--it was loud and very difficult to have any kind of conversation.

Far too expensive for what we get--no really interesting food such as duck or wild boar which we've had in the past.

The waiter did an excellent job, however.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Mediocre. It’s a large restaurant that looks like a souped up version of Milestones, Whitespot or Earls (not sue they have all those brands in Ontario). Menu was okay, the food was so so but priced on the level of something closer to fine dining. Noisy, busy place. Service was inexperienced and friendly but poor. For example: 4 people dining, a bottle of wine was ordered for the table and the server opened and served the taster first, then proceeded to empty the bottle into 3 glasses - none left for the 4th person! A small carafe of wine was brought to the table to fill that 4th glass..... really? The whole dinner proceeded in manner.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were seated at the table in front of the fireplace, set for two. Our server was training someone, and both servers were excellent I was sad to see that they no longer offer the Cline Zinfandel wine or the Pear flatbread. They were very accommodating, and offered a glass of champagne to both of us. That was very sweet and a nice start to a romantic birthday dinner. My husband had the Bistro fillet and I had the mushroom flatbread. Both were very good. My husband was given a lovely piece of some type of chocolate dessert that was amazing with happy birthday written in chocolate. A very nice touch!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately our experience was less than we expected from Wildcraft. Our service was pleasant but inattentive and we had to ask several time times for our water to be replenished. Our food varied from luke warm to bland or extremely salty. The cheese platter was good. Well will not be frequenting Wildcraft in the near future

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I am not a fan of their new menu. They removed my favourite stuffed chicken meal , and changed the best cheesecake dessert I have ever tried to a less desirable, smaller portion with different less tasty toppings. Also the prices went up significantly. I would return to this establishment however it would be with much less enthusiasm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere for any occasion. Incredible food and wide range of options on menu

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

On the noisy side but it was Saturday evening. Food was well presented on hot plates.Service was very good,plenty of parking,and nice surroundings. Main offerings were somewhat lacking in vegetables.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The waiter was amazing. The fries were the greatest my girlfriend and I have ever had.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were thrilled and surprised that our request for the stir fry was honoured. Such fantastic service!
Thanks again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great flavor combinations.

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