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Wood

4.5
924 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 935-9663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashlee Aubin
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Cross street
Halsted & Buckingham
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Parking details
Currently there is street parking and valet just 3 doors north on Halsted. Valet service will be available Thursday-Sunday evenings.
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Public transit
Red-line at Belmont or Addison el stop putting you approx. 6 blocks from Wood from either stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

The restaurant can be booked for private event any day of the week for 3 hours or the entire evening with different pricing depending on the hours and day of the event. We offer full menu and/or passed hors d'oeuvres that can include open bar to tab bar.

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What 924 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.5
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I went for brunch on Saturday. I loved the French omelette -- seriously, i was so much better than I was expecting, although their brunch menu in general was a bit boring. They also didn't offer to refill my coffee for an hour, which was okay, but usually service is a lot more prompt in similar brunch places.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Second time I've had brunch here in the past 6 months, and the food is just mediocre. You can't really mess up scrambled eggs with cheese badly, but the side of potatoes were overdone.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Bon restau, un peu cher, service sympathique... peut pas assez gourmet à notre goût.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wood is outstanding! If you have never been, what are you waiting for! ;)

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Dinner at wood was good! We had the hanger steak and pork shoulder. For desert we had the chocolate crepe brûlée and the lemon cake. Over all the food was good for the cost. The waiter was prompt and the bus guy did don’t wait more than a couple of second before taking your empty glass or plate. Overall the menu is limited for someone with eating restrictions and we would probably not go back when in Chicago. Definitely would recommend to more adventurous eaters and overall it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful!!! Had an amazing double date with my best friend and her boyfriend. Request to sit at the table at the end of the bar! Kevin was fantastic and hilarious- he made our night!!! While we did spend a lot of money, it was definitely worth it for the awesome drinks and amazing atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We took 5 friends and had a ball! Everyone loved their food and can I say, "best chicken I ever ate!" I admired the Kentucky Derby poster in the window and they came over and gave me one. Exceptional service and all around great place to have fun and eat. I will go back next time we are in Chicago. Our Chicago friends said they would definitely go back. We ate out at 5 places this past weekend and Wood was voted our favorite. I selected it because my last name is... Wood! And it had a great write-up. Thanks for a fun evening.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food, service and ambiance are all excellent!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lots of fun, bartenders not as good as the past visits

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and awesome ambience and service!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service. Good environment. Thanks for making for a good date.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Besides being a fun nicely appointed restaurant, the food is fantastic. The small plate options allow you to try out several dishes. We were a group of five and ordered 4 small plates and 3 large plates. The pasta is fresh and the sauces were fabulous . The beef tartare was amazing. The price point is perfect. A great time was had by all of us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was wonderful evening. I do not get a chance to visit since I live in Indianapolis. It was my birthday weekend. Always a treat and Andre was awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I eat here often ---the food and cocktails are always on point---our waiter on the other hand was having a bad night from the start...loads of attitude. I thought it was limited to us until I said something and both tables next to us agreed. Didn't bother to find out his name, but the manager needs to know that he was not friendly at all...and that's all his job is!!! It maybe time to move along!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Creative menu......food was perfect......good service. What more does one need?

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A true gem in boystown

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall, just a solid 4/5. The decor needs an update, but the menu items, service, and quality are always consistent.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service ruined it.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food experience. My wife had the sea bass and I had the steak. Both unbelievable.

Will definitely be back here.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We picked the waiters suggestions and loved everything. Great atmosphere and the evening ended with hugs and a plan to return

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The burger wasn't that great and the cinnamon rolls were cold as hell. The vibe is okay, but I wasn't thrilled with the food at all. I'm not coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

So great! Especially for brunch! Creative takes on classic brunch options.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The waiter brought the wrong beer to the table and didn't realize he had made a mistake until I had pointed this out twice. The staff wasn't incredibly friendly. The food was fine. Overpriced.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was excellent. Server rolled his eyes when asked which dishes were most popular. Had to constantly ask for server to refill our drinks or order more cocktails. We still left a 20% tip and when we left he was on his cell phone instead of greeting us a good night. Kudos to the chef for amazing sea bass and duck confit. Desserts were excellent especially the lemon cake and brûlée.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always my favorite restaurant in Lakeview. I am almost never off on a Saturday night, and went here on a date (ST Patricks day :-( ) So restaurant was extremely busy. But we still had a very nice dinner and I will always return when I want a nice meal and a nice cocktail .

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was terrible. Had the pork chop and it was so tough I could hardly chew it. I should have returned it. I had to ask for a steak knife as one didn’t arrive with the meal. Some kind of pickled root vegetables were under the pork and they were so acidic to be assaulting. My husband’s fish was flavorless. And these are not cheap meals. Great space overall but the bad food was very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

$17 for a half portion of pasta seems really high. Good food though.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Been several times - this was one of the poorer experiences. Food service very slow - kitchen issue notvtbe waiter and there weee only 3 or 4 other tables. I have been on nights when it’s full and the speed of service has been way better.

I will still return but I was disappointed this time.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wood has always been a favorite place to eat in boys town. Service is always good. Drinks amazing, but this trip fell short. Food was just not up to par.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our experience was so good on Friday night, we came back on Saturday with another group of friends.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The quality of food and service was absolutely perfect - an ideal site for a friend's birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Coffee Crémé Bruleè is a dessert worth while trying.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great service and food!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

It was a wonderful time as always at Wood. Great Food-Great Service-Nice Ambience. I would return

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I have been a regular at Wood since it opened in Lakeview in 2012 and frequent it as often as I can. The management, wait- and kitchen-staff not only meet but most often exceeds my expectations for good quality and well prepared food, beverage and service. They go the extra mile to meet my dietary meeds and most often are agreeable to the substitutions or other modifications to my entrees. Their Caesar Salad with anchovies is very well balanced (dressing to Romaine) and one of the best in Chicago. When available, the grilled sturgeon, cassoulet and short ribs of beef are always great entree selections and my favorites.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wood is just a phenomenal restaurant with amazing food. Every time we go there we fall in love with it agin. It is just great.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Beautiful decor and fun well crafted cocktails. Food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fun, energetic, and delicious with excellent cocktails and service. Ask for Nick! He was awesome!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Terrible wine by the glass, Goofy desserts, Great service, terrible coffees.
Can't understand what the meal is so good and the coffee and desserts so awful.
BUT - the small and large plates were just delicious. Dink ahead of time, and skip dessert.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This is the second time we have been to Woods. Once for dinner, once for brunch. First the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful from the minute you walk in the door. The menu is varied and interesting, but most importantly delicious. Great cocktails. very fun relaxing place. They honor reservation with no problem, and everyone in the restaurant seem to be having fun

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