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About Wood

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.

3335 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Halsted & Buckingham

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 935-9663

Website:
http://www.woodchicago.com/

Parking Details:
Currently there is street parking and valet just 3 doors north on Halsted. Valet service will be available Thursday-Sunday evenings.

Public Transit:
Red-line at Belmont or Addison el stop putting you approx. 6 blocks from Wood from either stop.

Executive Chef:
Ashlee Aubin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Wood is happy to offer a four-course prie-fix menu available for $75, with optional wine pairings for $30.
Our regular and a la carte menu will not be available this evening.

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.

Wood Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (20)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fun (16)
Casual (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We were a party of 4 - All Food industry professionals. We were completely blown away with the thoughtfulness and quality of execution throughout the meal. We were there through a random series of events. A complete accident and a profound delight. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The atmosphere was great. The food (new American) was very good. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. One dessert fell a little flat, but overall the experience was very good. I recommend it and will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was crazy good. I had the gnocchi which was flavorful. My dinIng companion chose the tagliatelle and said it was great. I snuck a bite and can vouch for it. 😉

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious food!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome food! The duck is amazing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

outstanding food and really great service! Get the taglitelle!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great service! Excellent food. Perfect for a date or friends gathering. Craft cocktails and great dining selection.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Chicago is fortunate to have such a culinary gem in the heart of Boystown! Never disappointed in the food, the service, the atmosphere. Five stars!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wood's menu is great for sharing! Between the four of us (2 adults, 2 teenagers) we shared 2 of Wood's "small plates" (charcuterie & scallops) and 2 "large plates" (duck breast & wild boar tagliatelle) which proved to be more than enough for all, and everyone was delighted. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Such a fun night and loved the whole experience. Great new local find. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and drinks as always . There is an elegance to this place that is not fussy. Have eaten here dozens of times over the years and never had a bad meal.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Inspired collection of small plates with top notch cocktails. A good offering of seafood and vegetarian options. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a really nice dinner at Wood. The service was pleasant, the food was good, and I very much appreciated that they were able to make a simple substitution for me to create a vegetarian-friendly pasta. $15 glass of wine seemed a bit much, but other than that, I would recommend!

Tags: Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent Food and Service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Came back two days after my initial visit as I really liked this place. Sunday night; no drunken people at the bar and felt very low key in a good way. Food, service, all excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Spaghetti with sweet corn, Jonah crab and cherry tomatoes is exceptional, as is branzino and the chicken breast... Actually very difficult to go wrong on their menu! Top-notch service, too! Sound levels can get a little high, but not "crazy" loud...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great brunch with walking distance
to Wrigley. Wait staff was attentive without hovering and food was terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I found this place accidentally, being I'm an out of towner. Later, my local buddy said it was the only decent place to eat in Boys' Town. I was greeted like an old friend by the Host, and was given a quiet table, which I had both requested and appreciated. Small drawbacks; a really drunk and noisy couple at the bar (what can you do? It's Friday night!) and the main course wasn't really that good. The Waiter very sincerely asked why I didn't tell him earlier so he could have brought me something different. Very thoughtful, and really a nice place overall, enough to make me come back another night. See my next review two days later. Kudos to the Host and the Waiter!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

#fellastuff

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We've come to Wood three times over the course of their existence in Boystown and every time something just doesn't go right leaving us wondering why we tried again. This last time was the end all and we know we won't be returning. First, let's start with the food, it was okay..pork was dry in the carnitas, the burger was bland and boring, and our cocktails were just not good (according to our waiter the drinks would be boozy and not sweet rather they were insanely sweet and just not that good). Being the type of people we don't like to complain so we ate the food and drank the drinks and just brushed off everything else. The one thing I couldn't let go though was our waiter's passive-aggressive tone and comments he made towards the table and that's why I'm writing this review. When a guest asks to have a taste of something you should politely oblige them and not snap back with a passive aggressive comment mixed with a rather rude tone. We had friends visiting from out of town who were just blown away at the sub-par level of customer service. Thank's Wood- know we REALLY know there won't be a fourth trip.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

One of my favorites in my neighborhood. Great service and atmosphere. Always good food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the neighborhood

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a wonderful time and the staff was accommodating and knowledgeable. Have already recommended it to friends!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pre-Cubs Birthday lunch. Food was plentiful and tasty. Drinks were just okay. This is my second time here and enjoyed greatly. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing experience . Great food. Great service. Perfect atmosphere

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great brunch with friendly service. The food is priced great for a brunch in Lakeview and delicious overall. It checks all the boxes for a foodie without feeling pretentious. I had an awesome Bloody Mary and chicken croquette, both of which were delicious. I would definitely recommend Wood for Brunch in Lakeview to locals and visitors alike. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The heirloom tomato dish is great as is the skate wing. The service was among the best, most considerate I have experienced anywhere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was excellent! Chris, our waiter, was outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent cocktails, great patio and all-around nice evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I was really surprised to see how spacious the restaurant was inside . It's really a cool place for date night . Our server was very friendly and took real good care of us . Coming to the dinner menu .. it was a mixed bag . Some dishes were outstanding and some were pretty bland . Drinks were top notch though . Good place to have dinner in the hood but not quite very impressed to come back again !

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We love Wood... my husband always says they have one of the best burgers in Chicago. BUT, we were sadly disappointed this last time we went for brunch. I don't know if there's a new chef, but the burger was really mediocre. My husband always orders the burger and he said it was definitely underwhelming this time around. I ordered a seasonal salad that was WAY too salty... Sadly, I think we'll steer clear for a bit as their kitchen is going through something. Otherwise, great ambiance, great location.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice menu with a selection of cheese plates, great appetizer or small plates options to share. Main courses were delicious and innovative. Highly recommend the carnitas which was amazing. Friendly and attentive server.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Delicious Pasta dish and a perfect Martini. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

With the help of our waiter, Nic, we had a lovely meal. We chose the following:

Heirloom Tomato Tart - we adored the flavors and presentation of this dish and I'm going to steal the idea the next time I cook for friends.

Sauteed Skate Wing - The flavors were delicious and the side of smoked eggplant puree was a revelation to us. The warm corn and haricots vert "salad" complimented all the flavors. Opinions vary on how much to cook skate wing. To our taste it was slightly overcooked. We would order this dish again in a flash but would ask for it to be cooked a bit less.

Pavlova - we almost never order dessert but this was a perfect finish to the meal -- it was full of the best fruits of the season.

Visually, this was one of the prettiest meals I've eaten in a long time and the flavors from one course to the next were wonderful and complimented each other. Thank you Nic for your guidance. We also enjoyed the Fouassier Sancerre you recommended.

Pre-tax, the meal came to $102 and the Sancerre was $56. This was much more than we typically spend on a week night dinner. However, this was a meal packed with value and we were very satisfied.

We dined outdoors and Wood has a nice space. We like eating further away from the traffic on Halstead but many others enjoy the buzz of dining near the street.

We owe thanks not only to Nic but all the staff of Wood. I'm spreading the word about our meal to all our friends to say thank you in action not just in words.

Cheers!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Plastic cups and very little service, food was decent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food and service were fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Unfortunately they are not good for busy weekend events like Market Days. The kitchen messed up sent out our food before the appetizer (cheese and meet plate).. normally this wouldn't have been a big deal but we had a large group and it would have been nice for us to all share a plate beforehand. Server was visibly upset with the kitchen but at first seemed to take it out on us. He was Ok overall and I'm sure would be much better if it wasn't such a zoo there. Will take note for future.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really great food, but, drink not so good. Not sure it is ever appropriate to do a wine pour in the smallest plastic cup there is and fill it only half way at dinner. The festival was going on so I get the plastic cup. When you're paying higher than normal prices already for your drinks, I would expect to get what I'm paying for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Franco has done it! Could not have been better. From the greeting to the completion of dinner. I am defiantly going back.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Cozy, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a great meal, and great service, I believe Jacob was our waiters name. Outstanding meal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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