Wood

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$31 to $50
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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, mustering a dynamic menu of small-plate, American fare, made with the best ingredients the 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 pasta and sausage are freshly made, straight from the Wood kitchen to the plate.
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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was delicious and great recommendations.

DH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were incredible. So helpful and creative.

PF
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

squash dish was bland, otherwise the food was great

N
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had steak frites. The steak was a good piece of meat, well-seasoned and cooked. nicely done. But, the frites were not cooked properly. Oil probably wasn't hot enough. They were a bit soggy and not crispy.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall, the ambiance and atmosphere was great. Service was also very attentive. The food was decent at best for the price level. The portions are very small and not very many sides. Overall this would be a great place for some upscale drinks and expensive appetizers but not recommended for dinner as the food was not the best, especially for the price.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While I didn't feel as though Wood was particularly groundbreaking, it had some unique approaches to veggie dishes that I really appreciated. The atmosphere was nice and our waiter was extremely helpful. While I personally would want to seek out more interesting offerings in the area, I think if you're going out in the neighborhood or just need somewhere to take relatives when they visit, it works.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The smoke flavor Bloody Mary was amazing!!!!

MJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going since the day they opened the doors and it is still a fantastic neighborhood spot. New chef, new menu, so if you have not been in a while, you should swing by. The only thing that was disappointing was the world class scallops on the cauliflower puree with crushed pistachio is no longer on the menu....that was truly the benchmark dish. BUT, with a new chef comes change, so I look forward to experiences many new dishes. The service is always stellar and the place always feels just right. Get in there, you!

A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Server had good food advice and was pleasant when present but was mostly absent. A glass of wine ordered mid meal didn’t come until long after the meal was complete, no apology and it wasn’t removed from the tab. I’ve been before and enjoyed it but won’t plan to return based on this visit 😢 too many other great options nearby.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood is a reliable dining location when I’m visiting important friends and family in the Chicago area. The service is always friendly and offers valuable counsel on food and drink pairings.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A nice place for dinner in the Lakeview neighborhood. Some of the dishes were excellent---the salmon in particular; some were only good (pork shoulder). Prices a bit high for the average quality. Service was friendly and attentive. Choose carefully, and this is a good neighborhood place for dinner.

t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

it was a little over priced for the portions but it was good food

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and drinks! We had Katie as our server and she was exceptional. Lovely ambiance as well. We will return.

d
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a new chef and a new menu - go check it out!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had to wait 20-30 mins for our reservation. I understand that happens sometimes. What I don’t understand is why the hostess felt the need to be so incredibly rude to us upon our arrival. Something along the lines of “I’m not sure how you got this reservation so you’ll just have to wait 30 minutes because I don’t have space for you”. Then she proceeded to seat several others that came in after us at empty tables.

Otherwise, meal was good and the waiter was also very attentive. Drinks were nice. A bit pricey for the neighborhood, but if they could improve the service overall has potential to be a neighborhood staple.

KS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent drinks at the bar and the burger was outstanding. Definitely will visit again!!

l
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While we've been to Wood many times but we had never been for brunch. We really enjoyed the Southern BBQ Shrimp and the Benedict. We also enjoyed the pear mimosa. We were celebrating two birthdays and had a lot of fun.

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,as usual. I wish I lived in Chicago so that I could go more often. Incredible food, friendly service, excellent value. Thank you!

PS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was so good! One of the best burgers I've ever had. The service was superb. My friend recommended this place, and I see why. Perfect way to start your Sunday funday.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter wasn't friendly. Ordered the only pasta in the menu and a branzino. Pasta was extremely salty. Had to sent it back. Branzino was ok, but far from tasty. Not worthy of a $100+ dinner.

RW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing grilled Persian cucumber salad, heirloom tomato and feta salad, cacio e pepe, and bavette steak. Delicious Negroni’s. It was the best of summer on a plate with amazing service from Katie and delicious dessert.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Typically one of my favorite spots. Tonight the service, while friendly was EXTREMELY slow, and the food was mediocre at best. Not the typical experience I expect from Wood.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. My son had the most delicious burger and fries. Far and away the best we have ever had in Chicago. My pasta was perfectly cooked and delightfully simple. Our waiter was smart, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. On his recommendation we ordered a vanilla, honey, custard ice cream that was beyond words. Go with friends and order as many things as possible - its the perfect menu for sharing!

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice placew ith good food and friendly servers. little noisy sittingoutside on the street.

d
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta and tootsie roll infused vodka

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best friend reunion

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JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent, but there were a lot of bugs.

H
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Things were a bit off...secondary to Market Days. Out of almost all menu selections at 19:00. Not really their fault, but...

s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I've been here on multiple occasions with the food being delicious w/ good drinks, but lately it's been falling short on the experience. The food has been coming out late and the food tepid at times. my party and I ordered drinks which were good, but the ice had melted in the drinks by the time we received them, which were watered down. Also noticed other people around us too were waiting for drinks and food as well. Some even go up and left the table.
Not to mention the host could have been nicer. He seemed irritated and was unfriendly. Although, our waiter was friendly, he was rushed not having any time to explain anything on the menu.
In all the restaurant food and drinks are delicious, but the recent experiences make me wonder if I'm coming back in the future.

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot the server's name, but she was super friendly and checked on us enough bot not too much. The food was amazing and the place is super cute intimate, great for our group of 3 that night.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Waiter was new in town, and was friendly. Food selections were spartan. I had the burger which was good- not great. Chicken was again good and not special. Schnitzel was thought to be fair.
The menu is limited. The bar and restaurant is cool and trendy. The overall cibe is what I’d expect for a local hang out. Would I go back( been there before) ? No.

MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was cooked a little too rare but other than that it was great.

MT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We love fish and chips specials on Tuesdays. But this time all 4 of us got overcooked fish. Fish was chewy and the chips was lukewarm.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Katy, elevated an already outstanding dining experience to a really special evening. Attentive, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable! Thanks for making it a great night out!

A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loooooooved Wood! My boyfriend and I came here on a lowkey Saturday night but the ambiance was great; not too loud and not too quiet. We didn't come with huge appetites, so we actually shared all of our food (Cheese Board, Fries, Chicken Breast) and it was so yummy and large enough for the two of us! That damn cheese tastig board was so good. The drinks looked amazing as they were being made, but we unfortunately did not get to try some.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My husband and I read great reviews for this restaurant and were excited to try it. We were disappointed by the quality of the drinks and food, and the prices that came along with it. We spent $100 for a meal that we could have received for half at a bar. The food was not bad, just not worth the prices.

RF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a superb job! I love the decor so sexy and sensual, the music the entire vibe is excellent from the minute you walk in till the minute you leave. The service is just as superb, and everyone seems to be helping each other to make our experience one of a kind. Menu and Beverage knowledge was spot on the recommended wine pinot noir was perfect. Squash flatbread, scallops and burrata appetizers were again all excellent. The pasta bolognese was rich in flavor and perfectly cooked al dente.

VO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service and atmosphere made up for the small plate offering. I would not recommend the charcuterie.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Reasonable prices