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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 519-894-0110, 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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Business Meals (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Interesting meal! Soup was very flavorful but not as expected for a pumpkin-squash soup. Root vegetables were also served with a flavorful sauce but purposely cold under the hot salmon. All delicious but unexpected. I guess I should have asked but perhaps my server should have made it clear also.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dinner with friends. Love Wildcraft for the ambiance and food is terrific. Our waitstaff very efficient.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We attended Wildcraft for a family dinner, a memorial for my son. They found us a private spot which allowed for ease of conversations on a difficult day. The service was attentive and went the extra mile with ensuring they provided excellent service. Highly recommend for larger dinner parties or events.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I brought my Aunt to Wildcraft while she visited me in Waterloo and I have zero complaints. She was impressed with the service, atmosphere and food, as was I. I have been twice before and have never had any problems. A fantastic place to bring the important people in your life.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Even though our entrees arrived not very hot, our server was quick to remedy the situation and bring out fresh dishes steaming hot!!!
As it was my birthday my guest and I were treated to 2 glasses of champagne and a complimentary dessert!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We ordered a cheese and charcuterie board.........while the thin sliced meat selection was very good, and there were ample crisps, and some nice condiments, there were only two little pieces of cheese...a little disappointing.
The kitchen was prepared to make me a chef salad using romaine lettuce instead of those little curly greens that I can't eat.....very much appreciated!
The crème brulee was fabulous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Steaks were ok, one excellent, one so-so. Fish special was indifferent. Server noticed and corrected. We did feel like the service was slow. Cake pops for dessert made up for a lot, the cherry cheesecake one was sublime.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Terrible from the moment we stepped in. Booked for a special occasion a month in advance and we are given a table that backs onto the kitchen. Requested a move and it didn't matter as the whole restaurant was extremely loud...need some acoustical panels to absorb the noise! Then we ordered drinks...for some reason they couldn't make a mock piña colada or a strawberry daiquiri. We ordered a $21.00 cheese platter and we were shocked to see the three tiny pieces of cheeese, three thin slices of green apple and a hand full of broken crisp crackers...we asked the server if they still served bread. She replies, oh yes I will bring it out after I bring your drinks...she then comes with a basket of rolls and proceeds to hand out one roll per person. I don't know about you, but I felt like we were being served like we were inmates! It was very degrading...put the basket on the table and let people help themselves! Dinner was very delayed and we had to ask for more bread...same service :(. The meals were fine, but our waitress was "elsewhere ". We had another server come and clear our table as he saw that we were sitting with our finished plates for a considerable amount of time. I could go on, summary....we were a table of five people and no one at that table will go to Wildcraft again...too little of everything, for too much $$$! Keep in mind five people know a lot of extended individuals and certainly will not be recommending this restaurant! This was a once in a lifetime celebration and it wasn't even acknowledged even though it was noted when we booked the special event when making our reservations. The Charcoal Group will not have us attending their restaurants, we value our occasions and the people that we are celebrating with....this was nothing short of embarrassing and we won't risk that again!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Business men and my girlfriend loves the place. We will be back.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I would have given the food a higher rating, but my steak, which I ordered medium rare, came very rare.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I went to Wildcraft as my post-bodybuilding competition meal. They atmosphere is very comfortable and quiet, perfect to enjoy a nice meal. My company and I shared charcuterie, cheese, and a main. And at the end, the server surprised me with a “Congratulations” treat. Great food, atmosphere and caring customer service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service,appetizers and desserts were suberb. Entree's were average. Steak was cooked as requested, but potatoes were cold in the center. pasta special was not as described, and rather bland.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food here was pretty delicious. The white chocolate cheese cake was one of the most delicious cheese cake I have ever tasted. The ambience was very nice as well, it is certainly a fantastic place for a special dinner. The waiters and waitresses were helpful too.

The price was a bit high tho, but overall, it worth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Hi, Just a quick note to thank you for a great meal, great service and the wonderful atmosphere.
We look forward to our next evening out at Wildcraft.
Gary

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I took my boyfriend there for the first time and he was impressed! The service by Dave and Robin in the dining room was impeccable - they knew when to leave us be and when it was time to ensure that all was good. The bar is huge and every bartender was extremely friendly and professional!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always reliable, great environment, great food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Menu has wonderful items with varying techniques. All cohesive to the wildcraft ambiance and setting.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Can't say enough, one of best I've been to in a long time. Waiter was amazing, the extra pampering was very enjoyed. Food excellent!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Very friendly waitstaff. Food was great except I ordered the roasted chicken and it came with 3 pieces of potato. And I question if it was even an entire breast. There was a giant hole in my plate and I thought they forgot to give me something but they didn't. For $27 I expect a decent sized meal at least.

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