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Located in Edmonton's historic McLeod Building at 10132-100 Street.
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Edmonton, AB T5J 0N8
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
Excellent food, but evening spoilt by over eager waitress trying to get desserts picked while my wife (guest of honour as it was her birthday) was still eating her main course. I was short with her about it which I regretted but when I apologised a few minutes later did not expect a lecture in return.
Had supper with family and friends on a chilly Thursday night. Service was excellent from start to finish- server helped a friend with food allergies figure out which dishes would be ok, explained the cocktails in detail and was pleasant and efficient. Food was wonderful. I recommend the blackened cod with chickpea fritters, and husband said the steak was one of the best he's had. Go more for the small plates and mains than the desserts - only three options and none stellar. It is quite loud, even on a weeknight, but not so much you couldn't hear your tablemates. Try to get a table further back, when the front door opens, you get a blast of cold air. It is pricey, but where isn't in Edmonton? This was our second time here and would definitely go back.
My sister and I got a gift card for here and we came for our birthday. Service was excellent, waitress was not invasive and also very polite and relaxed. Food wasn't outstanding, but it was tasty, my short rib was very tender. BUT we all shared the sticky toffee pudding in actually 30 seconds, so so divine. I could LIVE off of it! Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Great place to go if you are more of a foodie! Maybe in a few years I'll enjoy it more than I did ;-)
Couple friends and I dined at Woodwork recently and it was fantastic! Great ambiance fitting the name Woodwork. Large selection of cocktails and they will off-menu a drink for you based on preference. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on both the food and beverage options, providing several recommendations. The menu was very friendly for a gluten free requirement. And with a seasonal changing menu, we shall be back again & again.
Woodwork is awesome. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, well prepared, reasonable portions, perfectly balanced flavors. Service was top notch. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu, the preparations, the wine list, and the spirit list.
If you are familiar with the Hardware Grill or Corso 32 in Edmonton, I would put Woodwork in the same category. Prices are a little higher than other establishments, but the quality is worth it.
So good. We will be back.
Our server was both professional and knowledgeable; she came to top up our waters and check on our food with discretion and subtlety, which was appreciated!
For dinner, my friend had the Steak Frites and I had the Steak Tartare - excellent!
For dessert, we shared the Sticky Toffee Pudding - highly recommended
For drinks, an old fashioned and a French Lavender Fizz - superb!
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.
Room is noisier by virtue of small space, open kitchen and high roof line. Wait staff is excellent. Menu is small wish they had more choices. Food could be healthier. Most items are fried in one way or another. Hard to go back unless menu offers healthier choices. Bread pudding is to die for so maybe just drinks and dessert and eat somewhere else beforehand ?
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