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The Wooden Monkey

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305 - 40 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-466-3100
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the vegetarian curry topped with scallops. The curry which was amazing but the scallops were raw on the inside. I will be returning because I love what the restaurant is about, the setting, and the staff where oh-so-friendly, but I won't be asking for scallops again...

Thank Koral B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is for the Halifax restaurant. High quality food at reasonable prices. Chefs are talented and the wait staff get a 5/5 for courtesy and knowledge (can't recall the name but his is a shorter curly hair gentlemen with glasses). If your a foodie or looking for great cuisine, here is a downtown must

Thank Nick L
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of enjoying my birthday dinner there a week ago. Really enjoyed the food (pizza) and the view of Halifax from the Dartmouth side! Our waitress was also excellent and made some helpful suggestions.

Thank amdrella
Fredericton, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to The Wooden Monkey and I was very impressed. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The view of the Halifax harbor was really nice. I will definitely go again.

Thank gailgO2743FO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere here. In Dartmouth the restaurant is right on the ocean. The staff are professional and friendly! I'd say this is casual for dining at its best!

Thank Sarah S
Halifax, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently met a group of friends here for drinks and dinner. I wanted a sweet decadent cocktail, but no sugar based liquers were in the house. I settled for a `healthy`cocktail, Blueberry Mojito, and it was pricey but quite good. Since the entrees were all in the $21-28.00 range, I skipped the apps. and chose braised beef with mashed... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went for a business lunch, had the seafood chowder. I have had many seafood chowders on the Halifax area, this was disappointing. No shrimp, lobster or crab. Somewhat bland taste. Ambience and view are good, not a great selection on the menu, service just mediocre.

Thank GeoffL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We heard tons of hype about this place. We were sort of underwhelmed. Their prices are a bit on the high side and the meal I had wasn't all that great to be honest. Maybe it was just the meal I picked?

3 Thank kristine p
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I really enjoyed my visit to the Wooden Monkey in Halifax, so I was excited for the chance to eat at the Dartmouth location. The Dartmouth location is great and has a fantastic view of Halifax. The service was very good and the food was incredible. As a whole food plant based eater, I was very impressed with their offerings.... More 

Thank rogerl251
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We attended a dinner for company Christmas party. The salad was good but had too much dressing. The main beef dish dinner was fairly normal and not very exciting at all. The dessert was the best part of the meal the chocolate tofu cheesecake. Service was very good and friendly. The best part is the view of Halifax.

2 Thank JavaDoog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 - 40 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-466-3100
We are located on the Dartmouth waterfront. Don't underestimate the power and potential of Nova Scotia on a world stage. We are a casual spot that cares about what they feed their customers. Please don't troll, if you have a beef (vegan/gluten free or not) please contact us via our website Large/private parties we can handle, please contact us in advance, however at our core, we are a 1st come 1st serve kinda place. We will take good care of you and the people you care about.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?