Woodblock

4.6
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Woodblock is a warm, approachable, neighborhood restaurant that offers an experience less like a night out and more like eating at a friend’s place. Located in the heart of downtown Redmond, we serve creative and eclectic rustic fare with a focus on small plates, prepared using only the finest ingredients. Our innovative and robust bar program includes classic drinks, seasonally inspired cocktails, a local craft beer selection, and a variety of old and new world wines. We offer options for those with a dietary focus.
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CB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Fresh and nice presentation. A little smoky in the restaurant due to the smoked cocktails. Once crowd thinned it was easier to talk. Busy for a Wednesday night!

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w
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have been a few times in the past and had a good experiance. This time for brunch the food and drinks were sub par at best. I ordered the veggie Benedict and it was very bland and boring. The hollendaise had no flavor at all. My husband ordered the breakfast tacos and there was 2 pieces of chorizo in the whole dish and both our bloody caesar's were not enjoyable. Our service was great but so very disappointed in the food and drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We had the tomato soup, the burger, and the banana bread french toast. The soup was very flavorful. The burger and fries were very tasty, and the French toast was loaded with huckleberries and included slices of banana. Every order was more than ample in size.

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NN
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered small plates - and while some were better than others, they were all unique and flavorful - there is something for everyone. Service was excellent. The small plates were paced throughout the evening so that everything was hot when we ate it. Empty plates were efficiently cleared and we were checked on frequently. The tables are small and close together, one nice thing about that is that it gives you a chance to see what others are eating. It was cozy, but not cramped. It is loud. This was our first visit, and we will be back. Hopefully the small plate menus changes w/ some frequency.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was amazing! It's uncomfortable seating and you're always sat within inches of the next table.

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MB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Woodblock! Delicious food, fantastic drinks and great staff!

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was amazing. A million different whiskeys to choose from. Will be back for sure!

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent whiskey selection. Enjoyed ambiance. Easy access and parking options. Friendly and efficient service during lunch.

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k
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was fine, the cocktails good, but (after one of us had finished the meal but the other had not) we were asked about wrapping things up every 4-5 minutes. It was just after 3:00pm on a Sunday, most tables were empty, we were not keeping anyone from their reservation --- so to pressure us to leave was both needless and rude. I won't be back; message received.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

it was great, but also i was hoping that more choices on their menus.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff and food was casual with a flair!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loves this place because of the food quality and drinks. The best thing about here is taking reservations and the only drawback was loud especially diner time.

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l
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Hamburger and the best selection of bourbons I have ever seen.

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f
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place, pleasant personnel, very attentive. First time there and I like it a lot.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The images on the website are not a good representation of the establishment - I was lead to believe that Woodblock would be a more cozy intimate place for a good date night, it is not - it was bright, noisy and our table for 2 was sandwiched in between other 2 tops near the crowded doorway - the service was horrible - we were greeted right away and she took our order and answered effectively any questions we had but then we really didn't see her again until it was time for the check, there was no follow up as to how our meal was and it took a good 15 minutes to track her down to get our check. The food was ok, the only item I would recommend is the Scotch egg - delish! Our main courses were nothing to write home about - if you want a loud, crowded, lack of service, un-romantic place to go - then please, go to Woodblock

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JT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never miss ordering the calamari! Marvelous tasty combination of fried calamari over hummus, with harissa, golden raisins. If brisket is on the specials menu-yum!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. They brought us champagne with a cool flower in it and dessert. Great place. We will be back.

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GZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Woodblock since they open, a great place for happy hour. The grilled octopus is amazing and the cocktails are great.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAD A BLAST! The food was wonderful! Service was personable and we are definitely going again!

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KC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh, that about sums up our experience. The restaurant had an upscale bar feel. The food choices appeared interesting but the taste fell flat. We weren't impressed with any of our choices, which included the octopus appetizer, gnocchi, scallops, and bread pudding dessert. The scallops were cooked well but the rest of the dish was only okay. The gnocchis were quite large and doughy. I felt that the Woodblock may be a better lunch option or casual dinner with friends (my husband and I were on a date night).

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N
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was speedy despite the place being packed. They seated us quickly (we had reservations). The menu was different and some of it was a bit odd for us but we enjoyed what we ordered. The fried chicken is the best! The old fashioned was ok, could have used ice. The noise level was pretty high but still made for a fun atmosphere. Overall a great time!

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SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lyle was our server and he was awesome! The food and service was exceptional. We will definitely return.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Unique food. Good flavors. Friendly servers.

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RO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love WOODBLOCK! The staff is friendly and knowledgable... The food is always delicious!! Thank you, Woodblock!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good and service was very friendly! It was super quiet and they were closing early due to the weather + Super Bowl, but they let us stay and chat for as long as we wanted and weren’t pushy at all (thanks!!) love this place as a regular go-to for a relaxed yet ambient catch up with a friend.

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SR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met some friends here and had a reservation for 5:15 on a Friday night. The place was busy the whole time, and crowded at the door which is a pinch spot-not for claustrophobics. Happy hour prices include some small plates from a limited menu that can be ordered from any seat in the restaurant. Roasted cauliflower with no sauces was plain but healthy, and the chicken wings were good with two sauces one sweet and one mildly spicy. I picked this place for the gluten-free options and fresh sounding menu. It was good for both. The quinoa-kale salad with salmon or chicken extra was good. The waiter said they could not remove the jalapenos from the salad but we could not taste them at all. Salad was delicious. Recommend a reservation since this isn't a super big place.

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KB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun setting, good menu with a twist

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fantastic service. Consistently good food

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NJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go for happy hour or for business lunch & dinner. Service is always prompt and professional.

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C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some delicious Gnocchi with short ribs and a tasty Kale salad. I will come back for those two. The wine inventory must have been low, because it took 3 tries to get a bottle of wine that was in stock.

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TL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice as usual, we go to woodblock for dinner quite often, the quality is always consistent and nice

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit for both couples. Left feeling very impressed with food and service. Nice ambiance too.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu was limiting - only a burger met our palette. Noisy.

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TC
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to woodblock the food is consistently amazing and their service, fantastic.

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MB
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of favorite places in Redmond. Food is excellent, super friendly staff, good wine selection and Ambiance. Simply love it!!

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AT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The fired chicken was hands down the best meal ordered at the table. We all tried it. Wow!

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s
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I’ve tried woodblock once before for dinner and loved their gnocchi. So I met a friend for brunch and got the house made biscuits and the brisket hash. The biscuits were divine! Crunchy and slightly sweet on the outside and warm and fluffy on the inside. The hash however was disappointing... the meat was dry even tho everything was hot when they brought it out. And the horse radish cream had no kick at all. The dish didn’t have much flavoring either so had to use a lot of salt and pepper. Overall the food was a let down. I won’t be going back for brunch. The service was great tho and since dinner was yummy before I may try again for the dinner menu.

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V
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, lovely ambience. Would recommend

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S
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was fair. Our server failed to check back with us and never offered to refill our beverages.Also the server did not bring our meals at the same time which I feel is important. The food, however, was great!

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