Woodlot

4.6
1257 reviews
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Good Vegetarian Options
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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and loved that they have a vegetarian menu.

OT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We've always loved the creative food here. We came early in the evening before things got busy, and appreciated the server obliging us with a bigger table. My only gripe is that having fairly high decibel rap music on the sound-system is not our idea of ear-candy. Perhaps something with more universal appeal and less polarizing --AND at a lower decibel level-- would be wiser....please.

CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu, local, fresh, ethically sourced, great vegetarian options and vegan friendly. The service is relaxed and caters to any allergies or food preferences, which is greatly appreciated. Love the ambience on the patio.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service, price much too high for what you get. Ambiance claimed to be romantic. Ate on patio, and definitely not romantic but crammed in with other people and sat at a table where others had to get up to let you out, like cattle car on a flight. Surly waiter didn’t even introduce himself and service was horrendously slow. Waited 20 minutes for our first cocktail. Unacceptable. Will not be back.

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, back of house knocked it out of the park as usual! Food made fresh to order with perfect portions and bold decisive flavours in inventive combinations. Bravo!

Our server seemed a little distracted, perhaps because we were at a table that wasn’t usually part of his section. Perhaps he was busier than we realized with the rest of his section which was upstairs. Regardless, service was a bit slower than usual even after the dinner rush had subsided. We still had a wonderful anniversary dinner and an overall good experience. We will definitely be back :)

Notes for newcomers: brick oven for house-made sourdough, warm lighting, some main floor seating but mostly upstairs, often full so make a reservation. It’s a small-ish location with only one banquet table so if you’re going to be more than 4, definitely call ahead. Everything is made fresh to order, so times on food take “longer” than you’d expect, but that means they’re taking the time to do it right. Great inventive cocktails, super awesome organic local wine list.

NI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and excellent quality and care. Nice to have a strong emphasis on veggies as well.

ER
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu items are seasonal, local and prepared perfectly. Some choices are a little out of the ordinary and I like that: stuffed, sautéed zucchini flowers for instance. They are only on the market for a few weeks but I had one and it was delicious.

The pasta had a varied, delicious assortment of mushrooms and herbs lacing it. Yummy.

The patio had many diners but there was a lot of room between one group and another. This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We have also been here in the depths of winter and it was warm and cozy.

--EvelynRuskin

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience and will be going back. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food and ambiance perfect but service incredibly slow and out of sync w meal. Waited 40 min at least for our cocktails which came 10 min aft apps and several inquiries..the resto was not busy.pretty much how rest of meal went also. Staff not very attentive but friendly when they appeared.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizer and pasta were great! Vegetarian artichoke main was ok.

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

No regrets ordering both mushroom dishes as recommended by our server. Food was delicious, service was prompt and attentive and ambience was great. Highly recommended.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I know it is a popular restaurant, but Woodlot wasn't for me. The service was cold and distant. I put a note on Open Table, weeks in advance, that it was a 40th birthday, and asked for dessert/ candle. The whole thing went unacknowledged. I couldn't catch our server's eye to ask without my family knowing.

The food tasted amazing! The value for money was not amazing. We all went home and ate after spending $300, despite the bread basket, multiple appetizers and mains.

Really not for me.

h
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great! Creative vegetarian options and thoughtful menu presentation. Our server was also excellent.

e
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The menu is made for people who have analysis-paralysis — you get only a few options to choose from. You’re sure that it’s something fresh, seasonal and local.

We had dishes with freshly grown farm-to-table mushrooms. Delicious. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and kitchen was able to accommodate our dietary needs including vegan variations of the same dishes.

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service as well. Portions on the small side. I think there should be fish offered aaa main

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely people

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great choice for tasty, healthy, well-prepared food in a relaxed setting. The service was outstanding.

J
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodlot has become my partner and I's go to restaurant for special occasions. The ambience is cozy and intimate, the food is delicious, thoughtful, and unpretentious, and the service is wonderful. We've been multiple times and haven't been disappointed by any visit in the slightest. The desserts are some of the best we've ever had, and each main course & side really lets each ingredient shine. We've been to many spots in and out of Toronto, and Woodlot is firmly at the top of our list of favourite restaurants. We'll be sure to return soon.

AR
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, very accommodating. Some confusion with seating but they were great and made sure we got a table outside while we enjoyed a cocktail inside. Love our server. She was terrific!

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

Great food. Great service. Perfect cocktails with an excellent wine list.

LH
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was absolutely fantastic. Waiter was rude and inattentive. Would return in a second for that food - just hope a different waiter is on duty.

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice outside dinner on the patio.

JF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, fresh, local food. It was nice out so we sat on the patio. Perfect birthday meal.

DP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and overall experience. Our only regret is that we could not order one of everything! An added bonus was from our table on Friday night past we could watch the chefs prepare dishes. We could only conclude that these chefs love their job and have great attention to detail.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been back in way too long. Still excellent food and amazing wine; our server had the perfect recommendation. Will be back again sooner.

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent generally although the vegetarian options tended to lack subtlety with their bash-you-on-the-head flavours. Overall a very good experience...

O
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an outstanding meal that caters to any dietary requirements that arise in a group. Great every time!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Woodlot cares about food - for both vegetarians and others! The food is superb- the best in Toronto in my opinion - and the staff are so friendly, attentive (but not annoying and not overfamiliar). And the atmosphere is casual, modern and classy.

Celebrated the perfect birthday party with friends and all were loved their food and the restaurant in general. Excellent place indeed.

JG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants! Have celebrated birthdays and anniversary’s and never once disappointing. Incredible vegetarian menu as well!

GC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I think you can get a lot more for your money in the city. The wait staff and the kitchen were exceptional, I have no complaints about the food or service. They were prompt, friendly, presentation of the food was amazing and it was delicious. The menu could stand to have maybe 1 or 2 more options available.

My complaints are - the street hanging off the patio is really, really busy. It's load, there's trucks and a loading area nearby, and some crazies who seem to hang outside the condo next door. Also - the seating on the patio is terrible, it's long tables so if you want to sit closest to the street and another couple or group sits down beside you, well they all have to get up when you need to use the bathroom or when you leave. That inconvenience just kind of messes with the ambiance. I think dining inside would probably be much, much nicer.

AT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Woodlot for an anniversary and our expectations were exceeded! The food, service, and ambiance were all beyond what we could have asked for. Our server was also very knowledgeable and accommodating with a vegan guest. We look forward to returning in the near future.

JP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have enjoyed. Period. On par with experiences in New York, London, Paris, and Rome.

JA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Woodlot a few times and the food has always been delicious.

Z
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

sub par food, bland cocktails, impersonal service.

S
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions are small. Food was good but unexceptional. Host staff are stone-faced and humourless. Cocktails are very good. An interesting place, more of a novelty, and maybe a quick-and-dirty place for locals, but nothing to write home about.

R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Cool building. V nice outdoor sitting.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Woodlot accommodated a last minute booking - and on the patio on a Friday night! Food was delicious. Rosé by the glass was pretty ordinary. Great service. Wish there were more side dish options to accompany the mains.

KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, not something you can find just anywhere.

LP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Best evening out to a restaurant in Toronto in quite some time! I’ve worked in the industry myself, and this was top notch all the way around. Service, ambiance, food - equal perfection. Will be back soon. Thank you!

CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and friendliness of the staff was one of the best experience I've had in Toronto. the food was good and the portions were larger than expected.

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