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Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (26 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Woodlot to celebrate my birthday and was blown away by the experience. Woodlot is an intimate & small rustic restaurant that has a good mix of vegetarian and mean lover dishes. The service is attentive and friendly - the staff gave great...More

Thank fabulousn40
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! Unassuming exterior gives way to a rich and ethereal environment chock full of fresh things and hard working back of house staff creating beautiful things from scratch. Impressive wines by the glass. Lounge beats that I want on my Ipod. go there.

Thank boomgraham
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I found this place while I was looking for a cool place to celebrate our second anniversary and it looked like it would be great - and we were not disappointed! We are both vegetarians, so it was good to know that it had a...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A buzzing, hip local restaurant, with a dark atmosphere, and mixed-up layout. All fun. The food was truly excellent and very well delivered. The service staff was very knowledgeable and good. The wine list was also good. I would give this top marks but... This...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Serves locally sourced foods which are prepared to an excellent level, and also notable as they prepare fresh breads everyday. Not the most obvious place on College Street, but worth a visit for its high quality. The servings are not huge, but the quality of...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

When we first arrived at Woodlot, we thought it looked pretty rustic, and then quickly realized that it was truly part of the beautiful appeal of this restaurant. The meals were amazing! The waitstaff were really friendly and the atmosphere was beautiful. We absolutely loved...More

1  Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I found ourselves at Woodlot after leaving a restaurant where we had a reservation because it smelt like a dirty bar rag. We had no reservation but managed to get right in. The food was excellent, so was the wine. Pickerel with...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Simple delicious home made food in a quirky environment. Homestyle food, but interesting twists on ingredients and taste. Lovely. Has both vegetarian and meat lovers options. It looks like a shed from the outside but once inside it's all tasty goodness. Check out their website...More

Thank javafinch
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We visited woodlot for the first time for my partners birthday, which is always a risk. I'm so glad we took the leap of faith as they provided an experience that was unforgettable. Everyone loved their meal, our server was incredibly accommodating (we can be...More

Thank Linkj1987
Reviewed 30 June 2017

our first visit won't be the last. Food prepared to a high standard, service friendly but unobtrusive, very good value for money.

Thank John G
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Valerie B
15 April 2017|
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Response from pickascreennamepicka | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall see any children's menu. The simple answer is to call the restaurant. This is not a family spot in my view and not appropriate for children, in any event.
25 October 2015|
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Response from AM-AM-Travellers | Reviewed this property |
We were smart casual, we saw some people there celebration an occasion so they were dressed up abit more, but also saw some friends hanging out who were dressed casual.... so anything goes to be honest. Its a quirky lil... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Transportation: We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 647-342-6307
  • E-mail
Woodlot Restaurant offers honest and simple handmade cuisine.
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