Edmonton, AB T5J 0N8
Located in Edmonton's historic McLeod Building at 10132-100 Street.
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Canadian, French, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Tues - Thu: 5pm - 12am
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 1am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Full Bar, Late Night
Woodwork Ratings and Reviews
This was an anniversary dinner. Wrong choice. My husband suggested sitting at the bar. I should have listened. I knew what to expect as far as seating, because we had been to this restaurant a few times. I forgot how close you are to your neighbors. All I could hear was their conversations. Very uncomfortable. One less table would make a difference. We ordered the charcuterie board, which we have had a couple times before and always good. This time, a very lame attempt. A few pieces of cheese and some meat and bread piled. No presentation. No mustard. Nothing special. Very disappointing. The drinks were tasty as usual. We will go back for a drink at the bar. They did give us a free bubbly to celebrate our anniversary which was great. We thank you for that. This was once our favourite go to in the downtown. Not so much anymore:(
It was my first time going to Woodwork and I went with my boyfriend after work (it was convenient to make a reservation online during the day). The server was very friendly and went out of her way to do a comprehensive allergy check for us. The atmosphere was nice and the decor was stylish. Even though it was fairly busy, the service was quick.
The menu had a lot of unique options that all sounded tasty. My boyfriend and I both ordered some house Kola and the fried polenta cake, which boasted house-made ricotta, crispy sage, and candied nuts. Unfortunately, when it got to our table, the polenta cake was covered with little halved tomatoes, and there's something about the texture of tomatoes that I just can't stand. It didn't say anywhere on the menu that the dish had tomatoes in it and knowing about them would've been a big factor in ordering the way that I did. That being said, after scraping off the tomatoes, the rest was delicious. We also got an order of the fries with curry ketchup to share, and although the fries didn't 'wow' me, the curry ketchup had a really interesting flavour and a bit of spice, and the dish would probably be perfect for if you went to Woodwork for drinks and snacks, as opposed to a full dinner.
For dessert my boyfriend ordered the sticky toffee pudding and I ordered the tiramisu creme brulee. Both desserts were good and I'd recommend either one of them.
Overall it was a pleasant dining experience and I think we'd both go back to try out some different menu items - I would recommend asking more questions about the menu items if you have food dislikes though!
Have returned to Woodwork, and again was not disappointed! I recognized all the meals but one or two from last year - the newest item was a grilled octopus which looked great but I opted for the current fish plate which was delicious without question (Ling Cod). My colleague had a Winter Risotto (also new) which was wonderful. Our guest enjoyed the braised beef short rib dish. Drinks as always were interesting and prepared with enthusiasm! We then treated ourselves to dessert - a yummy winter pavlova and sticky toffee pudding completed the very nice meals. Service is friendly and very knowledgeable, quite attentive. This is a very busy venue and be ready for a bit of noise - we found it hard to have a very business Like conversation but we managed!
Cocktails are everything they are bragged up to be. We shared four small plates and found all to be lacking; especially the tuna rillettes served on the most massive piece of baguette ever. Hickory Frites were cut too small to pick up with fingers, while the grilled octopus was barely grilled and did not have enough romesco sauce to accompany it. The brussel sprouts were by far the best dish. The restaurant was very busy, so maybe it doesn't matter if the food is lacklustre.
Woodwork is always fantastic. The brussels sprouts are the best I've had anywhere. Seriously. And they are one of the few spots in town that carries the Duchesse de Bourgogne. Duchess + sprouts combo highly recommended, both go well with their hickory fries too.
I've been wanting to try Woodwork for a while - I knew it would be pricey, but I did expect better. Our waitress seemed to just float by answer a question and then leave. However, when 3 out of the 3 ordered steaks came out cold, she was kind to have it remade which was much appreciated. I enjoyed the beverage I ordered, but felt it was a tad pricey for what it was.
A unique flavor available locally at a fair price. A warm aroma of smokehouse flavors as you enter makes the mouth water. The seating is a little cramped but the quality and flavour of the food makes you soon forget. A good selection of beers available... Nice to see. Also nice to see a hip establishment with professional looking staff. Highly recommend the charcuterie to start.
Excellent all around. We particularly enjoyed not being rushed: we occupied our table for almost 4 hours (had asked for extra time at reservation though). From our group of nine everyone was very happy with their meal. Wine menu had very good options in the mid-price range (~$60) too.
This restaurant has a very limited menu; there were only 3 entrees. The food is reasonably priced and is OK but is nothing out of the ordinary. The wines, most of which I have never heard of, start at $55 per bottle and I don't think that is acceptable. Our server was very good and attentive. This was our second visit to this restaurant.
Noise level too loud for a conversation.
People with diet restrictions are given modified plates by elimination, not substitution, thus not just less flavour , but less volume of food & thus less value. Or the plate just got more expansive for what we paid for.
Consistently good food with a nice ambience. Open design with most tables along a single wall going from front to back. The only real limitation is that the menu does have limited options of the mains so we tend to share the same state options and main course each time, limiting the frequency we decide to visit.
Woodwork is one of my favourite places. For those working downtown, it's a great place to pop in for an after-work drink and grab a seat at the bar, and it's also great for food. Everything is just really great, excellent quality, delicious tasting and the service is always super. Highly recommend Woodwork to anyone who appreciates delicious things.
The original Old World Fashioned is back- hooray! It really is my favourite cocktail in the city.
Somewhat disappointed with the Pickles and Crudités, due in part to my dining partner's aversion to mushrooms, zucchini and olives. His loss was my gain. I do feel there could have been more pickled items overall and, this is picky I know, but I would have preferred the fennel to be served in chunks rather than thin slices of the entire bulb. However, we were both dazzled by the butternut squash dip; that's definitely a keeper!
Our server was friendly and attentive. Overall, another great night at Woodwork. Thank you!
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