Woods Restaurant & Bar

4.6
630 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.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great value, service was in point. would go there anytime!

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CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night out with some friends. Great food, cocktails and service.

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DS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I very much enjoyed it and the service was amazing!

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CM
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Woods are delightful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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KF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. Had the nye preset menu.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our New Year Eve Dinner was perfect. The Service, the ambiance and the food was just incredible!

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MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go to for modern, Canadian dining. The food was excellent and I'll be back again.

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F
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not as good as the time before.
This time, it was good, not breathtaking like before.

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything (food, service, ambiance) was ok...but nothing was notable that would make me want to recommend to family or friends.

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F
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

James was serving us with class and warmth.
We really had a perfect evening. We are planning to return for sure.

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. :)

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A
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great date night! Food was spectacular. Service spot on and made us feel special. Thank you!

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GH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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AF
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambiance, and service. World class restaurant. Can’t say enough good things about this find. I was at the Omni and found it on open table. Great place to take a small group of 2-4.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst restaurant experience ever, and I've been to Applebee's. I was very excited to eat here, since I love discovering everything Canadian. When we got there the waiter seemed friendly enough at the beginning, making a few recommendations, and the greeter/hostess was a gem, actually. But the food was just not prepared well. I went with a friend, and we ordered scallops and foie gras to start. I generally like foie gras but found theirs disappointing, served on a tiny piece of bread. The scallops had a nice sear at the top, but were unfortunately uncooked at the bottom. When we mentioned the under-cooked scallops to the waitstaff, all we were told was, "we've never had complaints before." Then the main course came--I had tuna, which looked OK but I didn't really get to try it as my companion's fish order was cooked firm on the outside but raw on the inside. I couldn't believe it, and I wish I'd taken a picture of it but at that point all she wanted to do was leave. The waiter wouldn't even make eye contact with us after seeing and hearing our displeasure, though as I mentioned, the greeter came over and was incredibly kind to us, I must say. She seemed very sincere in her apologies, but it just wasn't enough, so we tipped the busboy (not the waiter!) and left. It was quite an uncomfortable experience, I am very glad it is over. If you've been to this restaurant and did not like it, trust me, this is not a typical Canadian experience. I had chosen to take my friend here and was quite embarrassed. Too bad. Also, the place was quite loud, so if you're looking for a quiet experience you likely won't find it there.

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DT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess, our server Rachel, and everyone else we came in contact with were great. We were treated very well with friendly, prompt service and the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend this restaurant, we do plan on returning.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, food was great and so was the wine! Definitely recommend the crispy kale - melts in your mouth!

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was not very crowded, the staff were very friendly and accommodating with menu customisation. Surprise amuse bouche was fantastic, almost better than the ordered menu items. Service was great and food was good. Yellow fin tuna could have used a bit more salt, but overall a great meal.

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B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Flank, excellent service.

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great: food, wine, service. Ricardo when and extra mile and extended his hospitality even further by treating our team to a special club cocktail experience!

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our server was great, however dinner took way too long to arrive, the only app our table had was oysters and dinner was delivered a few minutes after 9, we got there at 730. My steak was over done and the veggies very very oily. The server did compensate with a glass of wine, very thoughtful. The chicken cordon bleu was cold, the other two dishes seemed good.

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LE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing restaurant with absolutely outside service! The staff will always take care of you in any way possible. Everyone is very polite and friendly and and ensures that you have the best experience you can. The food is amazing and everything tastes very comforting yet unique at the same time! The main with with chicken was amazing! The cocktails were unique as well and quite tasty. I would definitely recommend Woods to anyone and everyone, its such a wonderful experience and perfect for an occasion with family or friends!

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J
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch, 12:30, you ran out of two menu items, halibut and oysters I believe, that was disappointing. I had carpaccio for an app, way too small of a portion. Service was very good. Compared to other spots in the neighbourhood you are on the pricey side.

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