Wood

4.7
1273 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
From the kitchen to the bar, everything we serve is defined by a passion for exploring unique flavor combinations. Wood is more than a name: our wood-fired oven is at the heart of it all, enhancing a dynamic menu of small-plate, American fare, made with the peak midwest farm produce each season has to offer. Though the dishes regularly change, they are defined by a few constants: meat is butchered in-house from humanely-raised animals; vegetables are drawn from local family farms; and all pastas and sausages are freshly made.
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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1273 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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viphaveyouben
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The steak and the pork. Perfect shareable duo.

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JohnD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collin and Marco are definitely 5-Star as it relates to hospitality, service and personality.

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accomdating
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The host/server was very accommodating to me because I made an indoor reservation and he sat us outside at first, which was way too cold and uncomfortable so I asked to be moved inside and he allowed us. The drinks were divine and nice and cold. We took our time ordering cause it was my partners birthday and this was our first time out to a restaurant since March after covid hit. We ordered two entrees. My partner ordered the Catalpa Grove Pork Duo, his plate came out very dry and pretty sad looking for this restaurants capabilities from past visits. The pork loin was very dry and hard. The sauce that came with it did not help all to make it even a little juicy The sausage was basic and just meh and the cabbage didn't fit in with the plate, should have been more of a bacon/sausage filling instead of tuna onion mix. I ordered the Coq au Vin which I will admit I couldn't pronounce haha. The sauce was divine and the chicken was to die for but the risotto was not done and was very chewy and hard like raw rice. We didn't complain about the food because we were happy to be out and celebrating his birthday and being inside a rr for the first time in months. I am only leaving this review because I think the owner should know that everything but a few food items were wonderful and of course we will be back, but probably when the menu changes and we can sit inside without masks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place, food was amazing.

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JohnD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer focused, high-level hospitality environment, with culinary expertise in every plate served.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe! Would recommend to anyone trying to dine in at the current moment. Tables very spread out, everyone wearing masks.

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vipTommy
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Management is the best here! Even the host went over the top to bring my wine while we waited for a safe outdoor seat! Wonderful food, unforgettable bolognese with papardelle pasta dish!!!! Best pinot noir by the glass anywhere BOEN!!!!

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vipJJR1
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal in their "outdoor" dining space. Very enjoyable with good service and good food too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Wood! A bit pricey for some items but all around a great dinner. The outdoor patio is well heated!

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vipJen247
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a tasty Sunday Brunch! The omelet was delicious and the mimosa was great. We appreciated the spacing outdoors the heaters kept it very comfortable. We'll be back!

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vipCody
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak tartare is possibly the best version of this dish that I have ever tasted.
My date's chicken was beautiful. Skin browned just to the right amount of crisp and the meat, moist & tender.
My martini was perfect and the wine delicious.
The ginger ice cream with a honey(I believe it was honey) drip was a fantastic end to a lovely evening.
Mark(Tuna) treated us like treasured old friends.

These are trying times and it is so comforting to be able to visit Wood, and for a few moments, at least, leave the chaos of the world behind. Thank you to all at Wood.

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JohnD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are top-notch. Totally in-tune to hospitality standards and expectations. Collin and Mark get superior/excellent ratings. Mixologists: Marco and Linda know there wine complexities, and pairings with plates. Management Jeremiah has very apparent depth and experience in dining/culinary/hospitality arenas.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Calamari !!!!!

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GeneA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in The area. They are trying very hard, harder then most to comply with all the rules due to COVID. But eating outside was just too cold to enjoy on metro seats. They need cushions and more heaters to be enjoyed. But I try to go once a week to support these hard working folks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good cocktails

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vipCody
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Second time back in 2-ish weeks. Still excellent. Steak Tartar was perfect & portioned beautifully, served with homemade potato chips that complimented the dish’s flavor. The potato soup brought a smile to my companion’s lips. The perfectly baked flatbread-style pizza is infused with a delicious & gentle onion taste and never fails to please.
Our server(I think Scott) was a total pro. As always, the cocktails are prepared with attention & finesse. Really starting to fall in love with WOOD. Especially, as for us, it’s a neighborhood joint. Until the next time...
We thank the whole team at WOOD.

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vipdamiro64
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. Could use more meatless options for their large plates.

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vipSushifan
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly service, really good food (we love the burger) and just a good neighborhood vibe. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, slow service

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vipCody
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wood has reclaimed it’s kitchen. The menu is lively and interesting. Our server was excellent and knew the menu. He was very attentive and has a very amiable demeanor.
My wife’s chicken was moist and flavorful. My steak tartare was one of the best I’ve had. The flatbread pizza was really just about perfect. We also shared a sashimi app was was great.
Can’t believe we have such a special place in the neighborhood finally. Looking forward to our next visit.
Thanks Wood. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

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Alan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go to this restaurant every week. I highly recommend it!!

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carlosc
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for a solid upper scale meal for a more reasonable price. If you want to spend top dollar this is not the correct location, but if you want an upper/middle scale eating experience with well crafted cocktails, and a limited but perfected menu, this is the right spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time! The patio is spacious and very quaint.

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vipTommy
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Orichette pasta was horrible, couldn't eat it, Black pepper accidently poured into it we thought? Brocolli raw, flavors didn't merge. Sausage small pieces no flavor. Hamburger came out extremely salty and overcooked, Had to return both of these dishes. Pasta replaced with the Chicken dish cooked to perfection. Hamburger #2 came out perfect!
Appetizer of calamari and flatbread were two of the best dishes ever! Server was patient and gave great service!

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vipEllenH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Lovely patio and very nice service. Food was expensive and disappointing. Pasta with breadcrumbs on top that simply made it taste as if it was burned. Really good homemade ranch dressing on the fried green tomatoes but the breading overpowered everything else. Portions were very small. Will not go back.

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MadelineS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining experience! Service was great, food was wonderful.

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AnnemarieS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, fantastic service and wonderful atmosphere. Colin as a server was funny, accommodating, knowledgeable, and efficient. We very much enjoyed our time at Wood and will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and drinks. No doubt one of the best places in lakeview!!

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Prince
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a decent place to share a meal with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Dining for Life and Jeremiah was wonderful with us. Great experience.

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SydneyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food and amazing service that keeps you coming back time and time again. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wine choice and great service.

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vipFoodLuver
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the burger and it just melt in my mouth. Recommend the food

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vipSebastianA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

They had an off night. I've been there when it's good. But this time it was bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Wood. The fried tomatoes and corn dumplings were simply delicious. The service was perfect, attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend!

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MichelleB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are so happy Wood is back offering Brunch on Sundays again!!!

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IsaacE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood is consistently outstanding and the new brunch menu is on point. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.

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vipRichard
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, good cocktails and food!

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Patty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We will definitely return to Wood. Our service was outstanding and the food delicious.

FAQs

Wood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 935-9663.

Wood is rated 4.7 stars by 1273 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.