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The Wooden Monkey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
Canadian, Soups
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1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Moncton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great experience at the Wooden Monkey for our staff supper event and our booking couldn't have been easier, or more accommodating. The upstairs room was perfect for our large group and the staff were amazing. The food was delish!

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Thank Jodieham
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited The Wooden Monkey this weekend and had a very enjoyable evening. Great focus on local food and local beer on tap. Had the bacon cheeseburger with roasties which was great and my friend was happy to have so many gluten free options. Our server, Kendy, was friendly, attentive and patient with us as it took us some time to... More 

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Thank jnik000
Las Vegas, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant uses all fresh ingredients. It is very rustic and has a full bar. The serving staff was a little off and the food needed more flavor.

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Thank Dawn F
Halifax
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763 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here this week . The haddock sandwich was good...not excited about the dry crumbly bun . Tea was so weak ...too much water in the pot. Just not my favourite spot...don't know why so many like it so much

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Thank easterntreker
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello easterntreker, Thank you for writing some feedback about about your recent experience with us. We're sorry to hear that is was less than average. We strive to offer the best local and organic food in the city but sometimes we miss the mark. We are currently reviewing our burger buns to try and improve them. I noticed you reviewed... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time at this restaurant. A group of 7 of us came in after landing in Halifax three hours prior - hungry & tired. It was a quiet night in the restaurant, they had the second floor closed (which we only discovered when we were leaving), so there was a very cozy feel. A few other diners were... More 

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Thank kat_ledermueller
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a small group ( 8 ) we were well attended to by Laura with food and drink on the 2nd level. The vegans in our group were pleased with their food. We fish eaters' were equally happy. The surprise of the evening was to discover a parking space in front of The Wooden Monkey.

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Thank dscaledon
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello dscaledon, Thank you for writing a review of our restaurant. We are glad to see you had a great time. One of the best compliments we get is knowing that a group can come in and we have something on the menu for everyone (meat lovers and vegetarians alike!). Hopefully we'll see you in the near future. Adam Savelle... More 

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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small group of us had New Year's Eve dinner here. The waitress and all other staff we met were very friendly. The food was good but it wasn't what we were use to. I'm glad we came and tried it cause I have been wanting to but it is completely organic and it's just not what I was use... More 

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Thank Vhubley
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meals, price point, staff and atmosphere are all pleasing to myself and my family when we dine here. Six months ago we had the same satisfaction and enjoyed our meal thoroughly. The staff are highly attentive and positive and the food leaves you healthy and happy. Win win. I wish I could bring this place home to Edmonton. Keep... More 

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Thank Albertantravelor
Toronto
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are the soup, the lentil burger, and the chick pea salad, all of which were edible, but none of which was very good. The waitress was not interested in making the error she made in taking the order (cheese sauce on the side). Not inspiring. Many other better places around.

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Thank imaging54
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello imaging54, My name is Adam, the General Manager here at the Halifax Wooden Monkey. We're sorry to hear about your recent dining experience with us. We do however appreciate the feedback as it helps us grow and adapt. I'd like to hear more about your visit with us if you're willing to contact me directly at adamsavelle@gmail.com. Once again,... More 

Paris, France
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldnt call "homemade dips" a mix of ketchup with cream with bread from Superstore. My burger had no interest. Our waiter spent a lot of time to show us that he could speak french but forgot everything. Quite disapointed after the good things we had read online....

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Thank GLebreton
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello GLebreton, My name is Adam, the General Manager here at the Wooden Monkey in Halifax. Thank you for taking the time for to write a review but we are very sorry to hear about your experience with us. We strive to offer fantastic local and organic food but sometimes we miss the mark. I'd like to hear more about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 19
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?