Woodlot

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1192 reviews
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Woodlot Restaurant offers honest and simple handmade cuisine.

We offer both a meat and vegetarian version of our menu, with lots of cooking done over open fire. Vegan and most dietary restrictions happily accommodated.
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RK
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always !! This place keeps impressing us every time.

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KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been four times in the past year. My fave restaurant by far!

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F
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Woodlot never disappoints. The portions seem to have increased in size lately but the quality has not suffered. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed but the noise levels can be a bit loud when all the tables are full. It still remains my favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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D
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff and food. Chicken and Pork Hock Pot Pie was amazing.

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! A great Selection of vegetarian options all with an interestung twist. Sat right by the kitchen so we could smell and see all the fresh made to order meals. Will definitely return!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the experience, knowledgeable staff, great service, and quality food.

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KJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommend for an intimate evening with friends. Great atmosphere, great a food.

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RN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Salt, waaaay too much! Totally compromised the dishes we ordered. If it wasn't a Bday dinner with my gf I would have sent it back and complained, but didn't want to spoil the evening that way.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely would return to Woodlot. The food was amazing, and the service was very attentive. I made a special birthday request pertaining to dessert when I booked via OpenTable, and Woodlot accommodated me without question and without a hitch when we were at dinner. It takes a little bit to adjust to the dim lighting when reading the menu, but I wish they had better soft light overhead as well so it'd be easier to see the delicious and beautifully plated food they serve us! I also ordered one of their Game of Thrones cocktails, Daenerys's Hot Bath, and it was so tasty, warming, and actually SMELLED like a bath. So fun, creative, AND yummy. Very cozy, romantic, and intimate restaurant with friendly and efficient service. Perfect for a date.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food’s just not great. Somewhere between good and fair.

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LL
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Woodlot is small and very dimly lit. Two of us ordered the steak and one the pasta. When I asked if the server if the salad appetizer was large enough to share he said yes. The bread arrived and it was delicious then the small salad was presented and was barely enough for one but tasty.
My steak (bavette cut) which was ordered medium was inedible. It was so tough and sinewy that I could not swallow a bite. The server did apologize and did not charge us for it. The pasta was dry and salty. I left hungry and ended up getting a bite to eat down the street.

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TC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, an excellent dining experience at Woodlot and how can you not love the wood smoke smell.

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OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place - the food, the vibe, the staff, the wood burning oven - the decor. Second time I’ve been and I will be back. Thanks for another great dinner!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Fantastic food! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent dinner
Good food and wine
Very comfortable

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TS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great experience!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and wine were tasty, but both my date and I found them too expensive for the quality and flavour. Great ambiance, but not worth the price of admission.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was quite good, but not outstanding.

Cost performance was a little low, but given how everything is made from scratch it’s understandable.

The word here is rustic. Very unpretentious, which is mostly good. Personally I like a bit more polish for the money, but your mileage may vary.

The cocktail I had was underwhelming though. I would hesitate to order from their list of signature cocktails if I visited again.

I might prefer this place for lunch, which is what I will try if I decide to give it another go.

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OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We are not vegetarian or vegan, but the dishes are amazing, and satisfying to all. The chocolate dessert is a must try! Spencer knows his wines.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. The food is so unique and possibly the best food I’ve ever had. Woodlot is an absolute must when in Toronto!

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

Woodlot was the perfect birthday dinner choice; great service, amazing food, and super comfortable and welcoming vibe!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and definitely we would go back again

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service and VERY small portions. Nice setting but that’s about it.

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a
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress wasn’t the most organized or professional. Needs attention, please. She dropped a bunch of stuff and was slow on checking us out. When we sat down first thing she said was that table was booked in 90 mins and we felt rushed as a result, skipped deserts, but then couldn’t find her to pay. Had to chase down a different waiter for that. Food was terrific, but would probably not recommend this spot to others based on really very poor quality of service.

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OO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Woodlot several times now, and we have always come away happy and well sated. What a genuine treat it is to find a restaurant where vegetarians do not have to settle for making a meal out of a few appetizers and side dishes. At Woodlot, there is an entire vegetarian menu as well as a meat eater's menu, and the vegetarian dishes have obviously been given as much thought and careful attention as any of the meat selections. Hooray for that! At this visit, I had the Grilled Endive and Celeriac Salad (which was a delicious and warming winter salad) followed by the Wood-Fired Root Vegetable Tart Tatin (which was just insanely flavourful and so, so good). I very much like the relaxed pace of this restaurant where everything gets cooked to order, and no one hustles and hurries you through your meal to make room for a second seating. We arrived at 7:30, and it was clear that the table was ours for the night. How nice it was to be in a restaurant where we felt welcome to linger and chat for as long as we liked before, during and after our meal. Everything about this place is gracious, unpretentious and comfortable. The service is friendly, there is a really interesting list of cocktails, beers and wines, and the food is satisfying and beautiful. It was definitely worth coming out in a February snowstorm for this lovely experience!

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KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday at Woodlot and everything was perfect. The ambience, the food, our server — so glad we finally were able to check out this restaurant! The orecchiette was my favourite dish but everything we had was amazing. I would definitely recommend!

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Service and food were outstanding . A little pricey but great atmosphere and very cozy!!

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NF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration with siblings. We ordered a wide range of menu items, both vegetarian and meat, and shared. Appreciated that the dishes all arrived at once. Loved the sourdough bread! Desserts were amazing, especially the pumpkin parfait!!! Ambiance was quiet and darkish (warm), lit with candles - maybe a little too dark as we had to use cellphone light to read menu and would have liked to see our food in more light - just a little more light. Service was excellent. Will definitely return!

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PL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were just the right amount of attentive! The noise level was well-adjusted for myself and my partner: there was background music, but it was *background*, low enough to allow comfortable conversation. Lastly, the sourdough tagliatelle was amazing.

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AJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Really enjoyed it. We will be back!

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w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Makes your taste buds dance with excitement with all different flavours in each designed dish

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s
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the lovely dinner at your restaurant. The service was friendly and decent. The location is cozy and very romantic. Especially the open kitchen makes it more exciting. The food was excellent, eventhough it was way too little food.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely place with excellent food. Service is cordial but a little cool. One of those places that can feel like you're bothering the staff if you ask for something. Overall, very nice if not a bit over-rated, as so many Toronto hip spots can be.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, although I found the butternut squash pasta to be a bit under seasoned and the pasta itself was too thick. Great wine and cocktails. The plum tart was one of the most memorable desserts I’ve ever had! My only real complaint is that it was way too dark! I have 20/20 vision and had to use the candle to read my menu. Other people at my table even found the candlelight insufficient and had to use their cellphones. Turn up the lights a bit!

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FT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were an eclectic group with meat eaters, a vegetarian, pasta lovers, etc. Everyone found something on the menu to please their taste and we were all very pleased with our choices. For the seafood lovers, the bouillabaisse was a great choice. Don't miss the cocktails - we had three different ones and each was well prepared and beautifully presented. Nice wine list as well. Service was efficient, professional and friendly. The place has a great atmosphere and although the chatter level is moderate to high at times, it did not interfere excessively with being able to carry on a spirited conversation. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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AE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience made us very happy. Woodlot is a very special place.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Woodlot! Food was amazing, great atmosphere, incredible service and really versatile menu-both seat eaters and vegetarian menu. Highly recommend!

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