Wood

4.7
1428 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 1428 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the staff is super accommodating and polite.

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vipJohn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was exceptional.

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JesWinIT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Though we came because we had heard about the burger, we sampled the tartare, pork belly, the house special drinks and dessert. Not one item disappointed. This is a must try location.

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Noah
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The dry-aged duck breast is SO GOOD, we couldn't believe how great it was on it's own, and even better with the accompanying sauce and garnishes. Absolutely loved the inclusion of seasonal vegetables, this time it was asparagus and pickled ramp. It was a busy night so service was a bit slow, but the ambience, food, and craft cocktails made for a wonderful experience.

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vipMarc
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to support my neighborhood restaurant. We are always getting spoiled. And food again and service fantastic like always

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood was on our list of places we wanted to finally visit since we live a couple of blocks away. We had a random free night and decided to go. Everything was delicious, and our bartender was very gracious. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was phenomenal! I can’t believe I haven’t heard more hype around this restaurant. Food was incredible, service was great. Ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful, added bonus that parking was very easy. I will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cheese and charcuterie boards…lots of variety and deliciousness. And everyone loved their entrees as well.

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LorM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood is a delight - the food is delicious, this time I had the duck confit. Wouldn't change a thing, great combination of tastes and textures. Someone else had the steak and it was also perfect, and the gemelli pasta was delicious (there aren't many vegetarian entrees, more in the small plate territory). We shared the garden veggies and flatbread - all excellent. The only thing I'd change up is that the greeter informed us before we sat as to precisely what time we'd have to leave...cuz actually, the people who are clueless about that will still ignore it (even when directly asked to exit), and the rest of us are sensitive enough to leave at the right time. Otherwise all good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our food choices tremendously. Presentation was lovely and taste combos even better. Nice variety of dishes to choose from. The house cocktails are a bit pricey for the quantity but they are inventive and include some intriguing combinations.
Service was very good and paced to make the 90 minute time limit comfortable to live with.
Casual and comfy environment. Noise was moderate since the restaurant isn’t at full capacity right now. I imagine it would be uncomfortably loud when all tables are full. Typical problem for those of us over 50.
I do look forward to going again though.

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vipHappy
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

Outside patio was nice, food was good and server was lovely, but the meal took FOREVER. Maybe it is just a post-Covid kitchen staff shortage, but we were very frustrated.

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vipCodyLee
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per always, just a lucky thing to have Wood for our neighborhood joint. The current executive chef( I apologize, I don't have his name handy), has done a super job with always keeping the menu fresh. The food, as always, terrific, and the staff, well, with Jeremiah, Mark & Colin, well, it ya just can't do better for charm & grace. Thanks gents. And the bar still makes a grown-up delicious martini. And the wine list always has pleasant and well-curated surprises. Until the next time...

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TapasFan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quiet atmosphere on an early night. Perfect date night spot for conversation. Great food. Great drinks.

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vipSanaz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our reservation was at 2:45 pm. We were told that we have 3 min to order as the kitchen will close soon. We were rushed to order and the food came in cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fuimos para brunch. El ambiente tranquilo. Buena comida y mimosas.

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LorM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reuben is great (and enough for 2 meals) - looking forward to going back!

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vipBriantheFoodCredic
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great, food and presentation were outstanding! Prices reasonable. Highly recommend their brunch!

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bobby
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time with excellent staff and management

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vipRossA
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great burger, chicken, and cocktails!

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firsttimer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The escargot and soft shell crab small plates were excellent. I enjoyed the Lamb with asparagus and tried the Halibut, delicious. All were nicely presented and served. 2 of us got fish and 2 got steak and lamb so wait was a bit long and the fish may have sat s bit but not s problem.

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vipnotsoeasilyimpressed
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was our first shot and re-entry and giving what used to be a GREAT place a second chance. Even prior to Covid it had gone downhill bigtime. Glad to see there clearly is a new chef as food is GREATLY improved and back in line with the WOOD brand. Also glad to see the snippy host/manager not there. Initial greeting from current host was also great. Sadly, the bartender was disinterested, and service was incredibly slow, particularly given the current 90 min window. I hope you can turn it around. The food was a BIG step back in the right direction, despite how slowly it arrived. Cocktails were also on point. I'd love to start going back here regularly since there are so few decent place sin the hood and I love the casual chic environment. Still a ways to go here though for that to happen. Not quite ready to recommend to others with confidence. time will tell.

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vipDustin
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Love this neighborhood gem!

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TLew
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am sure that on weekends or in non-Covid times, this restaurant is a bit more raucous, but we had a wonderful experience on a Tuesday evening. The service was gracious and polite, if a bit slow. The food was wonderful - particular recommendations for the cheese board, soft shell crab, and confit lamb shank. We hope to come back soon!

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vipMKL2
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem with great service. Cocktails were very tasty and one of the best burgers I have had in the city!

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Betsy
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mushroom and Onion Flatbread was out of this world! Nice ambience, diverse menu, delicious cocktails.

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Alyssa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good! Everyone enjoyed their food and was very impressed with the presentation and taste of their entree. We sat on the outdoor patio, and it was lovely! I will definitely be returning! p.s. the cocktail called "last sunset on earth" is AMAZING (one of the best cocktails i've ever had)

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vipDaniel
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the staff here are very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails and good food. Overall, we had a very good date night. Restaurant was flexible with reservations that night. John was a very pleasant server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and appropriate sized portions. Great customer service and great experience overall

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vipDustin
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go-to neighbors restaurant! Great food and Wednesday happy hour specials.

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SEC238
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! We had the asparagus, steak tartare (5 stars!), gnocchi, halibut, and cheese plate for dessert. Holy cow, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd probably say the steak tartare. On top of all the fantastic food, the service was impeccable, our water glasses were never empty and we were very well attended to despite being outside making the journey from the kitchen further away. Can't recommend Wood more- you must go!

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vipRestaurantWarrior
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back! Food and service were both amazing!

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Brad
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Outdoor terrace very nice. I'm sure the slow service will improve as the restaurant can hire additional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service.

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vipGamatx
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Wood!

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vipJen247
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad Wood is getting back to normal business! Fun and lively - and tasty.

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KaitlinT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took almost an hour to get our food

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BJSkar
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Consistently perfect food and drinks

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AnneH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm, timely and fun wait staff and there doesn’t appear to be any poor food options. Everything is creative and delicious. Our favorite neighborhood spot.

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JeffO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Lakeview/Boystown. The staff is very welcoming and remembers me. Guess I’m a regular?!

FAQs

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

Wood is rated 4.7 stars by 1428 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.