Woods Restaurant & Bar
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
Simply delicious! Lovely ambiance, perfectly prepared food, and knowledgeable wait staff.
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.
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!
Great experience. Highly recommend the scallops and the duck breast. The crispy kale side dish was also really good. Service was top notch, will definitely be back.
Excellent service, food was very good...duck was tasty but not as I expected so I was a little disappointed...however my friends ordered halibut and chicken cordon bleu and loved their dinners. My beet salad was also excellent and I had a taste of the carpaccio which was delicious.
Definitely would recommend!!
Booked a table at 8pm on a Thursday night very last minute.
The restaurant was quiet when we entered, about three other parties in the restaurant.
We were initially seated at a bit of an awkward table, but before we could get settled in, our waiter Patrick came by and suggested we take a more comfortable table in the back. This was one of several things Patrick did throughout the night that really showcased his talent for superior hospitality.
Patrick was charismatic and helpful, and seemed to be there just at the exact moment you needed him, without ever interrupting or being overbearing.
All the dishes we had were great: the charcuterie board, elk tartare, the prime beef burger, the roasted duck breast, and the seared elk, accompanied by a very smooth and reasonably priced super tuscan. We ended up finishing our bottle just before our entrees came, and decided a second bottle might have been a bit too much for the evening (we had been out at drinks before), but Patrick, in another outstanding move, came by and refilled our glasses once more on the house to ensure we had something to drink while we ate our main courses.
I would definitely recommend trying Woods, especially if you work or live nearby.
Little difficult to get to but well worth it. Warm atmosphere. Great service and some of the best food I have ever eaten!
Enjoyed a great night at Woods. The service was top notch and the wines were excellent. My wife’s steak was as promised but my chicken cordon blue was a little dry but very tasty. The only drawback on the evening was a large party that was quite loud and greatly took away from the overall experience. We would definitely go back.
Woods is s very pretty place, and its menu sounded interesting. Unfortunately, the food was fine, but not nearly what it could have been. One of the sauces for the oysters , labelled shallot, tasted actively awful, akin to a mix of old bandage and iodine. Ugh. We had a wait of over 30 minutes for the dessert course, likely due to the arrival of a very large party in the meantime. The server did bring glasses of ice wine on the house, but a 30 minute hiatus between courses is not very professional. Overall, I would say this restaurant does not nearly live up to expectation.
We had a wonderful dining experience at this restaurant. The food was spectacular with the service to match. It was expensive but the food reflected the value of Canadian farm to table fare. Food restrictions (gluten and dairy) were expertly achieved. We’ll be back!
We had an excelent dining experiences, beet salad, duck, elk and tenderloin were amazing. Deconstructed smore was a de light as well. Service was also smooth, not rushed.
The staff and servers are fabulous and it is because of the wonderful care they take to look after the customers that I rated so high.
We really appreciated our visit. The staff was very kind & professional !
Service was attentive and courteous, surroundings comfortable. Menu interesting for it's "Canadian" theme and lived up to expectation. Apps were great however the Mains took quite a long time to appear so we were comped glasses of vino. Duck and Tuna were VERY rare and small portion - tuna on mash was a bit weird. They then invited us to go to Pravda for a comp drink and see. Owned by same people. No Grey Goose.
Very interesting menu. Something for everyone. Fantastic appetizers. Love the Canadiana slant.
Service and food were impeccable as usual!
From beginning to end this was an exceptional dinner with amazing service. The food came quickly but we didn't feel rushed at all.
My husband and I had an early reservation (5:15) at Woods Restaurant and Bar. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back and will recommend the restaurant to friends. We were pleased at the lovely corner table we were given. The ambiance was great. It felt modern but warm, with large wooden beams and great 1940's-50's music playing softly so as not to be intrusive. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The whole experience at Woods was a great start to our evening.
Too many mishaps. Had to ask for bread and could not attract waiter's attention for ten minutes. Cordon bleu arrived entirely cold. They took it off the bill, but how can this happen in the first instance? The duck breast and tuna tartar were fine. All in all a disappointment though.
This is such an amazing jem in the city and tonight did not disappoint. I can’t pick what was better- the food or the service. 11 out of 10 as always. But, don’t tell anyone about this hidden jem - its our secret.
Friendly attentive service. Amazing local sourced food. Great ambiance. A recipe for a great night out.
A very relaxed ambience. The servers were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. I appreciated the call an hour or so before our reservation at 5 asking if we had to attend a show or something else due to our early reservation in order that they could ensure we would be finished on time. No other restaurant has ever done this. We were finished at 6:30 which was plenty of time to enjoy two glasses of wine and eat our delicious meal. The beet salad was beautiful to look at and very tasty. The homemade ravioli (vegetarian dish) was perfect. My husband had the Haldimand County steak and it was tender and perfectly cooked. Accompanying vegetables were also excellent. Everything was served hot to the table. All in all a delightful dining experience!
Excellent food and service. I enjoy each and every visit to Woods.
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!