Wood

4.7
1473 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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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1473 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Corey
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood was a great spot for brunch! Cute atmosphere, lots of diversity in the patrons. Great view, ability to talk and carry on a conversation and great location!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wood is a gorgeous place, however we think that there were kitchen issues. The waiter alluded to it being short staffed. One of our entrees was not great, the other was fine. Appetizer was delicious. Dessert was okay. That being said, I would still go back because enough things went right to make the experience enjoyable.

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RachelH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious and we had a great time!

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JeffO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the boystown strip in lakeview. Always an outstanding experience from the customer service to the food! Great for date nights, friendly get togethers and specialty cocktails! I personally suggest approaching their menu like tapas and exploring!

CB
vipChicagoBigEater
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally understated! Food was outstanding!

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Kieran
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please to eat. Menu rotates and always something delish on there! Great place, wine was incredible and server was very polite and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good, good

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LukeStandbrook
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it was a pizza place honestly but I was surprised by the sophisticated food and drink options. will be eating here again soon

KO
KellyO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service! I am coming back very soon. A little noisy.

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Arv029
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Understanding it was their first day back servicing sunday brunch, we still had a mediocre experience at wood this past weekend. Food took over 30 minutes to arrive, one order was wrong and the menu was very limited/underwhelming.

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bobby
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collin was our server. He was excellent. Management is always there to make sure the guest has a top-notch experience as well. A great place to be.

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KristenF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Fairly expensive, but for such a lovely experience I think it’s worth it. Not too crowded - we were seated outdoors off to the side.

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vipKenL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great and creatively done. The short rib in pho broth was excellent and was a dish that makes you want to come back. Our waiter Scott and support staff were knowledgeable, responsive and friendly

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vipJoeG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from start to finish. The food was simply outstanding even for what we’ve come to expect from the Wood kitchen. Our waiter John and roving ambassador Scott made us feel welcome with friendly, fun but professional service. Can’t wait to get back!

JM
vipJohnM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve known about Wood for years, but never ventured in. What a mistake!

Everything from the way we were welcomed up and through our departure was delightful.

We will back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Wood!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New favorite restaurant! Kudos to the Chef and Jeremiah! Food was exceptional— creative (but not creativity without purpose), drinks were fantastic, and service once Jeremiah stepped in was fabulous. The space is minimalist but warm and inviting. The staff was nice,knowledgeable and very professional. They knew the menu, had great recommendations, and overall were definitely a notch above most we encounter.

To Jeremiah (the general manager), thank you for attending to our table and turning things around to make it a very memorable experience for my out-of-town family! You’re a great role model and ambassador for Wood. I will definitely be back and share with others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered 5 small plates to share between two of us. Easily one of the best meals I've had at any restaurant regardless of price. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was good until food came out then rarely saw our server. Ordered a drink that never came. Ordered a drink again and took a while which the server apologized about.

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TomK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Staff is so friendly. You feel like your at home

BB
vipBloodyBrilliant
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is always really good and it’s a great environment, but we service issues every time we eat here, which is a shame because we love it. The staff are wonderful and friendly but drinks were forgotten, all five of the appetizers came out over 30 minutes meaning some people had completely finished before the others started and again, 3 of the mains arrived well before the other two. Such a shame because we love this place, the kitchen just needs to step up a bit.

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vipSuzie
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there and we will certainly go back. We had the steak tartare, chicken Milanese, steak dinner and everything was delicious! The cocktails were also fabulous! Our waiter was so attentive. Overall, a great experience.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, especially when considering the price!

CC
CharlotteC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and relaxed atmosphere, would recommend!

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AMCI
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Very overpriced. $17 for gin with one of those big ice cubes taking up the whole whiskey glass. Our server was rude and offered no solutions to menu items that they were out of. He knew we had a birthday at the table and offered no dessert or even asked us to see a menu. He argued with my friend about the drink he served her. Just inconsiderate.

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vipchicagoan
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Wood for years, but first time back since Covid. We ate a series of starters as courses. The beef tartare was really fantastic. Our server Scott didn't rush us, and really made it a great experience.

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vipfoodbug
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is so creative and always farm driven Our waiter was very knowledgeable
and his selections were great. Very unusual grilled cucumbers that were delicious
I would recommend it to anyone who loves food and appreciates creative combonations

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RicardoE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had three choices last night to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary. Ceres, Chilam Balam, Figo Wine Bar. I though of WOOD which I've been wanted to check out and dine. First impression, the place is really cool. I love the bar setting. Our host sat us on the high table by the window. Lovely.
Ten minutes later our server showed up. A little snobbish is our first impression ( name start with C). Makes me and my wife a bit uncomfortable. We got our cocktails and server C opened up a bit. We ordered some small plates and the 20oz dry aged ribeye. It was really nice of the kitchen manager to come out and showed us the meat that he will be cooking. He was very thoughtful as well. Too bad I forgot to ask his name. All in all, we had a wonderful time and will definitely come back to check out their happy hour. Thank you.

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Gonz
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Even though I have reservations for tomorrow at 7:00 pm at Wood (picture attached) I was contacted by Open table telling me my reservation was for today. I called, talked to GM Jeremiah and explained it. His attitude was appalling and completely disrespectful and when I called him on it, he tells me I no longer can make a reservation with them. This used to be one of my favorites places and we were going there before we move out of state. I will definitely never recommend this place ever again. His attitude was definitely uncalled for, especially in this times. With that kind of management this place will not survive long.
Miss Jeremiah,
your attitude was not what I would ever expect from a gm from anywhere let alone such a well established business. I have worked at Michelin Star Restaurants and I'm very aware of what it takes to run a restaurant and you are not it. I have been there many times and have even taken well known chef's to dine there. Make assure this will be known far and wide.

Wood
Responded on July 1, 2021

This guest made 6 unique reservations in a 3-day period for tables at Wood, holding a total of 22 seats in our small restaurant, then cancelled 4 of them last minute, not showing up for 1 other. Doing something like this hinders a restaurant's ability to accommodate guests who actually want to dine with us. We are no longer allowing reservations from this guest due to these actions.

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vipDustin
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in town! We are lucky to have such a great restaurant in the neighborhood.

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vipSeanS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago! Excellent, creative cuisine and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food with a fun atmosphere

AJ
AlanJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Loved every minute of it.

JD
JesusD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

JC
vipJohnnyCockpit
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Can't go wrong with any of the food, drinks, or servers. All top tier. Favorite restaurant in the Wrigley/Boystown area

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vipZenchant
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hightop table by the window was perfect location for get-together with a friend I haven't seen in a long time. Malbec was wonderful with small plates: charcuterie, pork belly and salad nicoise. Very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless, everything came very good!!

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K064
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. It has such fresh and unique ingredients. There is so much good food to choose from! We had the Lyonnais Salad, amazing, the pan-seared steak, simply incredible (and oh my those potatoes), and the Chicken Milanese, which was breaded so well and was juicy and rich in flavor. 6/5 stars will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!!

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vipChristopherH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always creative and delicious and the service terrific.

FAQs

Wood is rated 4.7 stars by 1473 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.