Wood

4.8
1370 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 1370 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very slow service. Drinks - 20-30minutes, food - about an hour’s wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service - very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was INCREDIBLE. The service was great. And the atmosphere was very inviting. 10/10 would go again

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mandananeighbor
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the heart of Boystown. Very friendly staff and delicious food. Nice mix of menu items and very good martini's. We will be back!

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vipCody
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood is a superior establishment in every way. Front of house superstars Jeremiah, Tuna and Colin are friendly, yet informed and crisp. If everything seems so effortless it’s because, the FOH team works tirelessly to provide the ultimate experience for their guests.
As for the food experience, the BOH rules on inventiveness, preparation, plating & consistency. We visit frequently. Our food is always great, and expertly prepared. Sometimes we go for a light meal and cocktails(kudos to the bar staff for excellent Martini’s) or for a full sit down dinner. Either way, it’s becoming our home away from home.
Thank you all. We appreciate how hard you work and the joy you Bring to Wood.
We shall see you all soon, the next time.
And yes, we will have to try the brunch soon.
Bonus points for not having any TV’s too.
Love this place!

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Cindy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. So happy they are located in my neighborhood.

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Katy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am delighted Wood stayed strong and open during the pandemic. This was my first time back in the dining room to sample the 'new' (I believe he started in March) chef's offering. My friend and I ordered two small plates (ramps, gnocchi) and two large plates (duck, halibut) to share. The combination of flavors were delicious. The portions were ample. Patrick even ended up taking home leftovers. We both voted the duck our favorite dish!! The vibe was pretty upbeat for a Tuesday evening. Franco, the owner, was a welcoming host. And our server Collin was excellent. He was super knowledgable of the menu and we went with all his suggestions. The whole experience was so wonderfully pre-pandemic nostalgic that we didn't want it to end. So, we didn't let it. We had a nightcap at the bar. Our bartender Marco extended the same friendly service. As far as COVID-19 precautions, staff is masked, tables have been removed to ensure social distance and there was even sanitizer on the table. Well done, Wood! We'll be back soon!

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was really delighted to have found Wood via OpenTable, during an overnight business trip. Seated outside, everything felt safe and really well managed. Outstanding house made bread with herb butter and an entree of duck confit. I decided to order the carrot cake, which sounded intriguing enough. I found it to be a bit unbalanced and leaving me wishing for a more classic carrot cake. Finally, outstanding drinks (a perfect martini and a really lovely Grenache). If I lived in Chicago I would definitely return again and again!

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vipRichardS
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a serendipitous find! Good food. Welcoming and attentive service.

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CEO93
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful neighborhood. Would recommend to family and friends. Their Brunch menu was very tasty and healthy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the options of small plates and large dishes, but the large dishes were our favorites

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DSeals
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the double cheeseburger. It was also one of the first indoor eating experiences I've had that I didn't feel nervous about social distancing. I will definitely be back.

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Stephen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chevaugn (sp?) was our server and she was fabulous. Every aspect of our meal was perfect. It was one of those dinners all of us will remember forever, thank you!

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LidiaD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed with food. We liked the restaurant décor, ambience, drinks and service but the food was extremely disappointing. The pork belly was like chewing rubber, the pan seared lamb was undercooked and difficult to chew, the halibut souse was uninspiring.

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DonS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. Definitely will be back

CD
ChelseaD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here once every 1-2 weeks. I love their seasonal menu, their food, their cocktails and the atmosphere.

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vipMarie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Wednesday $18 deals are great! The burger and flatbread were delicious.

JM
vipJoeM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

we were seated at the back bar and it wasn’t as nice as sitting in the front area. eg view of red bull cooler etc

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for craft cocktails, great food and nice ambiance. Very expensive but great for special occasion dinners or if you want a great cocktail and a small snack.

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vipCCRider
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with delicious food. Loved the menu!

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vipCody
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood haunt, and if we didn't live nearby, we would make it a point to get in a car and be there. Just great. The team is awesome and always on top of their game. Thanks Wood. Looking forward to trying Brunch sometime soon too.

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vipMaeveeG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Burger, Fish, and Gnocci were incredible. Highly recommend. Friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Super friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood is and will always be fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always first rate. The food is creative and delicious, and the staff amazing. Thanks Franco, Collin, Mark and Jeremiah and Team!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and everything was delicious! The brunch potatoes were like crack and the Bloody Mary was so good with a unique smoky flavor. Good customer service too. Our breakfast pizza took a little longer than expected so they took my coffee off the bill without us even complaining about it. The pizza was worth the wait!

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DugChicago
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Wood in a while. Our waiter was attentive, COVID responsible, and the food was great. They were also super accommodating for our puppy.

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Randy
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks and sides were spectacular. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a relaxed atmosphere and exceptionally well prepared food.

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Colon
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at the bar and the service and food was incredible. Try the cheese board with the sour dough bread - awesome!

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LisaT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good drinks, good service and ambiance. I had the leg of lamb and my boyfriend had the steak and both were fantastic. Portions looked very small when they were set down, but it was actually the perfect amount of food to make us feel satisfied. I'd come back maybe for a special occasion, but it was a little too expensive for my usual preference.

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FoodieGirl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I were greeted by a wonderful host who led us to our table and explained the COVID policy to us. Soon after we were seated our server came by. We ordered cocktails. Both were crafted by a bar tender who understood balance and flavor. We ordered the Salad Lyonnaise and Homemade Sourdough. They were unlike anything I've had before. Truly outstanding. I highly recommend both. Then we had entrees. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. My partner raves about his pork!! We left happy and full. The pricing was very fair and a good value based on the quality of food. On the way home we texted all our friends encouraging them to try Wood!!

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Bradley
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Wood. It will definitely not be our last. The cocktails were fantastic. The food was great. The service was impeccable. We're looking forward to returning very soon.

JD
vipJohnD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Linda and Marco!

DK
vipDanKChgo
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood consistently has great service and amazing and creative food choices. The drink menu is also very creative and good. I give Wood high marks.

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DonS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was Easter Brunch, so they were busy, but the food was slow to arrive. But worth the wait. We enjoyed it and plan to try it for dinner.

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ErinJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was fantastic! Food was great and I love the space..try to sit near the window when it's nice out so you can watch hotties walk by.

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LakeishaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!! EVERYTHING was nice!!! It's definitely a go to!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food & service. Nice outdoor patio seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor area was nice but a bit cold. Indoor bar was quite nice as well as the scenery. Food was a bit expensive. Overall great restaurant!

FAQs

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

Wood is rated 4.8 stars by 1370 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.