Woods Restaurant & Bar

4.6
702 reviews
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A truly Canadian experience showcasing superb Canadian wines, food, and hospitality. As elegant as it is natural, Woods Restaurant serves up seasonal, sustainable local ingredients in a space that is authentically rustic chic yet modern and beautifully lit. We bring the the landscape of the Canadian woods to your dining table. After dinner continue your experience with us at Pravda Vodka Bar. Ask for details.
What 702 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with my dad before a show at the Sony Centre!

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool place, good food and amazing service. I would recommend it.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service - the guys are always affable and entertaining! We love it there!

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

We had amazing service at Woods. The food was delicious and Michael took great care of us. Will be back!

MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service
We were very happy overall

D
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, it was a lovely evening with great food, friendly efficient staff in a fun environment. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is one of my favourites.

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

The food was delicious and it was the best customer service that I’ve ever experienced!

GB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Fabulous service! Fantastic Dighby Scallops appetizer . We were delighted to be served a welcome sparkling wine, a Chef’s welcome chilled gazpacho and a taste of Reisling with our scallops. An excellent place for a special night out in Toronto

R
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The quality of service is simply outstanding. While the food is great, the service, little details, etc made the dining experience simply perfect!

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

So much flavour. I would visit again, but will take wine. The drinks had a too strong taste for my opinion

BY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences I have ever had! The food and service was beyond incredible! Thank you very much!!!

KA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and all Canadian! Locally sourced where possible and a good selection of spirits. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waiter. Great service. Amazing food. Best choice

RB
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, absolute flavour sensations all the way through. Scallops, ceviche, duck and wild boar all outstanding.
Service was on point too, cannot recommend highly enough.

MH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Thank-you! Kudos to all of the staff.

MC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Comfortable setting, very good food and excellent service. I'd go back tomorrow.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Had a birthday there and they made us feel so special :)

a
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Professional, knowledgeable staff, food well presented, nice atmosphere.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service second to none. We will come back!

V
Ottawa
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stylish but relaxed spot with tasty and artfully presented food. Service was friendly, well choreographed, and attentive

I
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a business dinner for two, on a quiet evening. We were in no rush, but service still took a long time to get going. The menu is interesting and carefully crafted, but we found that the dishes we tried seemed to be trying too hard to be clever and simple. Example: foie gras served on a very nicely toasted slice of bread: but the toast quickly becomes soggy and starts to dilute the foie ... other dishes with items "artfully" scattered on the plate tended to say "disorderly snack" rather than "composed meal". Wine service was also a little odd in that the wine we ordered (a 2007 Brunello) was off. We should have said so immediately, but instead hoped it would improve. Eventually a nice man "nosed" it and said "Yes of course, wine of that age has sometimes lost all its character" ... and that was that.

There were also highlights. I can't recommend their sour dough bread enough; it is first rate. The service was generally friendly and welcoming, with little extras offered along the way. I suspect we just had a series of unlucky breaks. I'd certainly go back to give the kitchen another go.

TO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Tuna was over cooked too much sesame

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding canadian food, decoration and service in a refined ambiance.

c
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I REALLY ENJOYED MY DINNER. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE WAITERS WERE FABULOUS! I JUST HAVE ONE COMPLAINT. THE WASHROOMS WEREN'T VERY CLEAN.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is like a hidden gem! Tucked in on a street within walking distance from the Eatons Centre.

Food: Amazing! The elk was cooked to perfection! Most (if not all) of their food is sourced locally and you can taste the freshness and quality in their food. My friend's oysters (Fanny Bay) were fresh, the foie gras was not too heavy and tuna was cooked perfectly as well. Dessert was wonderful too! Very smooth and not too sweet chocolate mousse. Presentation of the food was great and well balanced!

Service: Amazing! Our server was very friendly, very knowledgable about the menu and the food, kept coming back to check up on us and appeared at perfect timings to clear our plates and place the next dish.

Ambience: like you're in the woods and enjoying a wonderful meal with your companion(s). Noise level was moderate. Wherever you're sitting, you get a woodland atmosphere.

Definitely coming back and have told my friends about this place!

GG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Bathroom was dirty, water inside and outside the bathroom on the floor a bucket outside the bathroom with water. Food was ok but nothing special for the price. Little portions.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was pleasant and attentive. The scallops were incredible and the wine list was nice. Unfortunately the rest of the food was lacking. The atmosphere was lovely, but the noise made conversation challenging.

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

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa was lovely.

PS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious dinner with top notch service. Definitely recommend for visitors looking for a Canadian restaurant option. Also near the theatre district.

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance & I treated ourselves to a nice dinner here. The food was really good & I loved the french cognac martini, the vibe is nice, & the service was excellent. They really went above & beyond.

P
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the interior and the food and service are outstanding!

ED
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. His energy was great, he put us instantly at ease.

LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are writing this review the morning after visiting this restaurant with our son and the only rating that is not perfect is noise level. The restaurant is a bit loud but lively and cozy and I loved the “Woods” theme throughout. Our waiter offered excellent suggestions from wine to dessert, never hovered, and made us feel well cared for. We got the beet salad, scallop appetizer, elk (a tiche dry for me), duck, and housemade linguine with shiitake mushrooms and tenderloin (this was my entree and I’m still dreaming about it). Our meal was well paced, except our wine glasses were nearly empty at the start of our entrees but our waiter topped off our glasses from the house bottle. An excellent evening and worth every penny!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time in Toronto and we picked Woods Restaurant for our nice dinner out. We were blown away by the service, the attention to details, the “extras”, and the quality of the food. One of the best dining experiences our family has ever had! Thank you to the chef and staff for extending us a warm Canadian welcome and for providing us with a meal we will long remember.

R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed the menu options. Highly recommend!

JA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were fantastic. Very well taken care of when our food took a few minutes extra to get to us. Totally unexpected and not needed. There wasn't that much of a delay, at all

SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious! Lovely ambiance, perfectly prepared food, and knowledgeable wait staff.

J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good, just good. Part of the meat that I ordered tasted a bit freezer burnt. For a restaurant at this high level, the meat should not taste as if it was found at the bottom of the freezer. It was just a small part of it, that gave me this impression, but it was my first bite.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant by blind chance. I had just gotten my first job out of school (and paycheck) so I wanted to go somewhere different with my girlfriend. I scrolled through OpenTable and just happened to find an empty reservation for the time I needed.

What a fantastic find! The staff were amazing from the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the food was delicious, and the setting was incredibly comfortable. I would love to go back again!

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