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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Romantic (47)
Good Vegetarian Options (47)
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Fit for Foodies (41)
Cozy (38)
Local Ingredients (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (22)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (17)
Organic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Vegan (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tapas (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved it here. Cozy atmosphere & amazing comfort food taken to the next level.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and ambience, our favourite place for a special dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Woodlot never lets us down and it's most perfect on a snowy winter evening. Delicious food and amazing service. Our favorite date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed and warm. As a pescatarian with an egg allergy, with a vegan friend, we were very pleased for many wonderful options and an accommodating kitchen.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had a lovely meal at the Woodlot, as always. Food is unique and delicious, service is great, and the ambience (especially on a cold winter night) simply can’t be beat!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Regrettably poor service overshadowed an otherwise nice dining experience. Our waitress seemed to have forgotten about us. After an hour of sitting with the drinks and dessert menu, and seeing literally everyone else servers and checked in multiple times, I simply paid the bill (with normal tip) and we left. Kinda mad about myself for tipping properly but didn’t want to make a scene as this was a special event for a friend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Thanks for a great night. The food was amazing, the atmosphere as always great, and the wine was superb!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

We loved the idea of foraged food ingredients and everything made fresh and from scractch
I was really nice to see how clean the kitchen was and to watch the chefs intermittently as we saw our meal being prepared
The wood oven is a really nice touch
The mushroom salad was a taste bud and texture sensation
I had the duck confit and very very tender
My husband had the steak -- done to perfection
Thanks for a wonderful experience

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Organic, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very nice little neighborhood spot. Would definitely go back

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Gorgeous cocktails, amazing staff and phenomenal food. Intimate and well worth the money.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic space with a very inventive menu for both carnivores and vegetarians. Great usage of smoke and wood fire. Funky space and vibe. Recommended for people who like creative food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Creative and well executed dishes. Excellent service.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This place smells so good! The capaletti and duck is amazing. Service was excellent. Great beer selection as well.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We shared the ember grilled mushroom dish and the leek tart. Crisp mushrooms on a delicious bed of crunchy black rice, hints of beet and generous fresh dill made for a stand out dish. The leek tart had a nice, buttery puff pastry with beautifully caramelized leeks. The basket of sourdough bread with butter was a fabulous treat, too. Great vegetarian fare.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 15, 2018

vegetarian. french. onion. soup.

so freaking good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 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 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 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 19, 2017

Every dish was way over salted.

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vip
 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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 9, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Toronto)·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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