Woods Restaurant & Bar
One of the best restaurants in Toronto, food is great, but the service exceeds all expectations!
The food here is marvelous--duck breast seared and then gently roasted, rosy in color and perfectly tender. Tasty, elegant desserts, and reasonably priced wine by the glass. They're fine with having you share a dish Tables far enough apart so you can hear yourself think. Service a little slow, but it was a Saturday night. A young, chic crowd. Just visiting in Toronto but if I lived here, I'd go back in aminute!
Amazing food, service & atmosphere! Would highly recommend.
This restaurant was amazing!! The best food and service. It is so good it’s almost a performance in itself! Highly recommend!
I enjoyed everything about my experience, except for one small detail... The squash ravioli was the saltiest thing I have ever eaten. It was so salty I lost everything, minutes into taking my first bites. I ended up not eating my meal, but the people I dined with were eager to try my meal. They all felt the same way about the amount of salt in the meal. Other than the salt, I really enjoyed the rest of meal and experience.
Last minute reservation for 8 of us and I could have asked for better service and the food was awesome. Thank you.
Awesome food, great and attentive service, price just right!!
The food was delicious! We have lived in Toronto for 3 years and have been to many of Toronto’s finest. Tonight’s experience with my parents was phenomenal and we will 100% be back!
Everything you would hope for a special dinner date. Excellent food, ambiance conducive to engaging conversation, career waiters who know how to take care of you, all at a great value. We'll be back.
Went here for a date night with my girlfriend. Our experience was amazing. The service is top notch, nice ambiance, cocktails were good, and the food is fantastic. The charcuterie board was great (loved the pate, almost licked it clean). My gf had the Halibut and I had the Elk. Halibut was great and the Elk was amazing (recommend both). I was worried the portions would be small but they were pretty decent. I left feeling perfectly satisfied. This place became one of my favorite restaurants. It is a little bit pricier but you pay for what you get - quality food, great atmosphere and exceptional service. Would definitely recommend.
We have been to Woods many times and they never disappoint! Food is so flavourful and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend them for any occasion.
Great food great value, service was in point. would go there anytime!
This is a hard review because a lot of things I didn't like where out of the resteraunts control. I had the Elk and I did not particularly like it but that was my first time having Elk and perhaps that's just how Elk tastes. My girlfriends food was very good and I regret not getting the Squash tortellini. The service was relatively slow but very friendly and knowledgeable, they gave two small pieces of bread prior to the meal which seemed pretty inexplicable (but I was very hungry at that point). The venue is beautiful, although the construction outside was messy. There is nothing wrong with the resteraunts I guess it was just not for me.
Great night out with some friends. Great food, cocktails and service.
I very much enjoyed it and the service was amazing!
Food was just okay but not up to expectations. Beet salad was beautiful and delicious. Mains were mixed. Ravioli was undercooked. Elk was excellent but accompaniments were mediocre. Service was attentive but the waiters jokes made it seem less than professional.
The staff at Woods are delightful!
My colleague and I both in very specific diets ( hello January!) and I have to say I’m a bit embarrassed at the modifications we asked for. Our server was gracious in taking them in and the chef delivered. Definitely would go back.
We enjoyed the tasting menu on New Years Eve, it was delicious and very affordable. We certainly plan on eating here again in the near future, especially if they have a special menu again.
One of the best meals I’ve had - hands down 🙌🏻 Service was exceptional and it was NYE so it could have gone either way. Highly recommend!
Fantastic service and food. Had the nye preset menu.
Our New Year Eve Dinner was perfect. The Service, the ambiance and the food was just incredible!
Everything went incredibly well - the food and service were both fantastic and for me, the atmosphere was ideal. It was quiet enough to have a conversation, but busy enough to enjoy being out.
I think this restaurant really suffers from consistency. There were several very angry tables, including us, the night we were there - upset that the food took a very long time, upset with the quality of the food. I have had a friend go and they raved, and I saw other tables quite happy. I feel like the restaurant needs a good manager to streamline service as well as the kitchen.
From the moment you walk in the door friendly service begins. We were well cared for throughout our experience at Woods. They asked whether e were going to the theater and made sure our dinner was served promptly but we never felt rushed.
The food was exceptionally good and we liked that it was locally sourced.
The ravioli could have been a larger portion or added to, especially as the mushrooms had to be removed due a food sensitivity.
Otherwise the experience was excellent! I would highly recommended this restaurant to others.
Great place to go to for modern, Canadian dining. The food was excellent and I'll be back again.
Not as good as the time before.
This time, it was good, not breathtaking like before.
We have a lovely server for the night; she was stellar. Appetizers and mains were mostly excellent. Highlights were the seared foid-gras appl; best mains were the elk, steak and duck; ravioli very good but too salty. Desserts: Cake Boss (house-made lemon cake) was very good, 'Smores were good but quite sweet, and the donuts were disappointing (perhaps we had an older batch?). All in all a very good dining experience and would return for the excellent main courses.
Everything (food, service, ambiance) was ok...but nothing was notable that would make me want to recommend to family or friends.
James was serving us with class and warmth.
We really had a perfect evening. We are planning to return for sure.
We went for lunch and the atmosphere was great. Easy to hear each other speaking without shouting but not so quiet to make it uncomfortable. The food was fresh and well presented and great tasting.
I was very impressed with both the Food, Ambiance and Staff at this wonderful restaurant. The décor in this restaurant is warm and inviting, conversation was easy and our waiter was very attentive. We tried a variety of dishes including the Duck Breast, Burger and Tuna plus every side dish including a crispy kale that was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion - this is place is on my list of favourites!
The food is soooooo amazing!!! We can't stop thinking about our meals. The restaurant has such a great look to it also. We loved everything about our visit. :)
I have been to Woods before and enjoyed the experience so I was looking forward to a return visit with clients. However, my expectations were sadly disappointed. The service was poor. There were four of us and three drinks were served and the staff seemed more focused on setting up the chairs for a large party than attending to us and correcting the issue. We waited, conservatively, thirty minutes for the appetizer. Then, the fire alarm sounded (which I completely understand was not their fault). It did ring though for 20-30 minutes. The main course finally arrived and it was cold. At this point, I could not be bothered sending back given this was a business event and time was an issue. I will not be returning regardless if this was a one off event.
Had an amazing meal and experience at Woods. They serve authentic Canadian fare and it is prepared exquisitely. The staff is attentive without hovering which is a very refined skill. Would highly recommend this eatery if you are in the Toronto area !
Really great date night! Food was spectacular. Service spot on and made us feel special. Thank you!
My spouse and I had a pleasant meal and fully enjoyed our evening. Thought the organic greens salad, Digby scallops and the halibut dishes were especially nice. Had the NY strip steak, which I seldom have. It was cooked to my specification (medium rare)....so my lack of excitement for this menu item is not a reflection on the kitchen, just my dislike for this cut of steak. Wine list was decent, albeit a bit pricey for the offerings.
They accommodated our group of 8 easily and provided great service. Appreciated their recommendations for dishes and sipping Rye Whiskey (new to me). Made for a wonderful family reunion.
Just went out after dinner, the food was very good, nothing memorable, the place was very nice, service was attentive, parking is close by, nothing bad to speak of, but nothing to rave about.
We had a large group of 8 people, and they didn't miss a beat. The food came out quickly but not rushed, and the staff was attentive to every need. I had the elk, and it was melt in your mouth good! I'd definitely go back on my next visit to Toronto.