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About Woodlot

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.

293 Palmerston Ave
Toronto, ON M6J 2J3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last call for food)
Thursday - Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm (last call for food)

Cross Street:
College + Bathurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 342-6307

Website:
http://www.woodlottoronto.com/

Catering:
Negotiable

Parking Details:
Public lot available

Public Transit:
We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave

Executive Chef:
David Haman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Woodlot Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Romantic (45)
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Fit for Foodies (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Cozy (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Authentic (21)
Casual (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Organic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Healthy (10)
Vegan (10)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (9)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Business Meals (5)
Tapas (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

vegetarian. french. onion. soup.

so freaking good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was friendly and professional, wine and beer list was extensive, cocktails were fun, and the food was fantastic. We ate from the vegetarian menu and loved everything.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience here for my birthday celebration! Delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The 'Spelt Cavatelli and Little Neck Clams' was the standout dish. Beautiful atmosphere. Great cocktails. Also had the sea bass and leg of duck and they were both excellent. We are able to dine here often because the menu is always changing. Pasta was homemade.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I love this place so much. Every dish we had was outstanding and service was top notch as well. One of my absolute favourite restaurants in the city, can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice Ambiance, good price, and flavourful vegetarian menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ambiance was great, warm and inviting on a cold winter night. Service was great, not a large place but didn't feel cramped. The food was excellent and pleased with drink variety.

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Just a fantastic meal that my family is still talking about. The service was also exceptional and was a cherry on the evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Second time for me at Woodlot. Food, service, wine and cocktails are truly exceptional as is the ambiance. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Every dish was way over salted.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The restaurant itself is gorgeous with lots of character, and some of the food we had was excellent (the bavette, for instance, was cooked perfectly and full of flavour), but several of the dishes were salty to the point of being inedible, and the service was really lacklustre. I'd been meaning to try Woodlot for years after hearing nothing but good things, and it was just kind of disappointing overall.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This place was absolutely excellent. I seriously would consider this as one of the most enjoyable and delicious food experiences I've ever had.

Service was excellent. Ambiance was cozy and not very loud.

Completely loved the entire evening and will be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was pretty blessed. Delicious food. My girlfriend was cold tho. But whatevs. Food was solid. They gave us free bread. The gougeres doe... mmmmmmmmm #blessed

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our Server was SO cool! She's knew her Wine and she had excellent etiquette. We felt like we were in our home. If only I could remember her name...dark auburn hair, cool as hell.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I honestly don't know how to put into words how impressed I was by the food, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks and decor. I have been raving about it since Monday and cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Organic, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my favourite restaurant in the city, and it never ceases to amaze me. The server could have been more accommodating but other than that, amazing.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mushrooms baked in a hot wood-fired oven...a flavour that makes winter tolerable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Mushrooms were amazing, my French onion soup was delish, proving that you don't need beef broth to make a wonderful onion soup. My Fish entree was great and my girlfriend's vegetarian entree was great for her. she also VERY MUCH appreciates a restaurant that will go out of the way to print a separate vegetarian menu. Cheesecake dessert not so great and I personally found it a bit warm (temperature)
Overall it scores high and is worth going back to again
thank you

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Incredible experience with amazing food. As a home baker, very impressed with your sourdough!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Second time and really not as good as the first. French onion soup is apparently a favorite, but it was one dimensional with a Campbell's broth sort of flavour. Pasta dish was not good at all, mushy undifferentiated goop. Felt like I'd picked poorly from the small menu, but no one in the party thought their food was anything special. Waitress was strange. Not that interested in serving? We had to request second drinks, long after the first expired. Not impressed and we expected to be after a great first meal about a year ago.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was really good! So fresh. The service and ambiance - outstanding. Great date spot. On the pricier side, but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, amazing service, delicious food, simple yet elegant menu, loaded with rustic charm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was our anniversary and were looked after well. Awesome food and drinks and on top of that amazing service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Woodlot was perfect to celebrate my graduation. The starters and pastas were AMAZING! I would definitely recommend the grougeres (but definitely to share!) and the sweet corn agnolotti. The table was less excited about the roast chop of pork. Overall, it was warm and inviting with great service.

Just a heads up, there are a few steps down to the washrooms and a full flight of stairs up to the main dining area so it’s not very accessible if you have mobility limitations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My night at woodlot was amazing. I came with my girlfriend and we enjoyed a lot. The duck we ate was unforgettable, really tasty! I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The was extraordinary really, thank you! The atmosphere and service very friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing!!!!!!!! Super delicious, worth the money, the staff are the friendliest people :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Client was visiting from out of town. Wanted to try something other than downtown core. Amazing find at Woodlot. Delicious food. Apps, main. Good variety of drinks too. Well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Top notch vegetarian and vegan fare, wines were well matched with meal, beautiful ambiance, great service. Excited to return.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service, great food and ambiance... enough said. Thanks for making a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I liked that they had a lot of vegetarian options. Nice ambience. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was very slow and apparently they had some new staff on so that may have been an issue. We called to let them know we would be 10 mins late and got the lecture about the table needing to be vacated by a certain hour, which i thought was crappy and not very service oriented. And then because it took them over an hour to get us our appetizers, it made a nice evening a little stressful as i was wondering if they would kick us out at said time. Cool spot that i would go back to again despite the mediocre first experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I found this place while I was looking for a cool place to celebrate our second anniversary and it looked like it would be great - and we were not disappointed! We are both vegetarians, so it was good to know that it had a good vegetarian menu on top of its regular menu.
The restaurant is just south of college on Palmerston with a very unassuming entrance when the patio is closed as it was on this cold night.
As soon as we stepped in the door we knew that we would have a great time as it was a nice, warm atmosphere and we were met with the great aroma of the huge wood burning oven. We had a nice little table up in the seating area on the second floor that overlooks the oven and kitchen area.
Our hostess/server was very friendly and wished us a happy anniversary, which we had indicated through the reservation. She made a nice wine recommendation for my girlfriend and we started with the French Onion Soup (which was probably the best we've ever tasted!) and the Hen o' the woods mushroom appetizer, which was also incredibly tasty.
Our mains were the stuffed pumpkin and a very savoury pasta dish that was just perfect for the Autumn weather.
For dessert we had the petite fours - also quite wonderful.
The ambience was nice though a person at the table next to us was constantly using the flashlight on their cellphone to read the menu, which was a little distracting - but they do keep the lights very low.
I can not say enough about this place - we will definitely be returning! Highly Recommended!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Marvellous food. Great service and atmosphere. Woodlot is reliable for a lovely night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Exquisite. Appropriately attentive staff. Food was delicious. We ordered entirely from the vegetarian menu which was amazing. Highly recommend Woodlot!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was exceptional as always! Delicious wine. We happened to go on a night that they were serving a party of 15 so it took quite some time for our food to be made. The upstairs was quite drafty and chilly even when the front door was cold. Bring a long sleeve or sweater!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Food & Great service! One caution: You can't be in a hurry as the courses do take a bit of extra time but worth the wait. I loved by fish and hubbie loved the pork. Fritters are incredible! I could take or leave the sides - a lot of mayo on both beans and potato salad (of course) which was perhaps why these weren't my favorite - but still tasted good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a stellar experience.

I think you’d be hard pressed to find a restaurant that offers better service, food, drinks and ambience in Toronto. Absolutely reasonable prices for the calibre of food and service.

Great for couples and dates. Not great for big groups or young families.

Lots of veggie options too, if that’s your thing. And some of the best wood fired bread in the city!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I went with my vegan friend. Disappointed there was not more vegan selection.
It was SO NOISY we could hardly talk.
I had the tomato galette which was all pastry and very little heirloom tomato.
The hen and chicken mushroom starter was the bright note of the evening.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent on all counts. The mushroom appetizer is unique- must try and I hope the pork chop stays on the menu forever. Sooo good!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Restaurant is way too loud. Some simple fixes would absorb sound and make the experience more pleasant.

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