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The Wooden Monkey

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Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 256
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Old Favourite Revisited

It has been more than two years since I last visited The Wooden Monkey. I'd been put off by what I considered a limited wine list and rising prices, but last night friends had arranged a dinner there, and I thought it was a good time to see whether I should add it back to my list of places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Kaye007
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It has been more than two years since I last visited The Wooden Monkey. I'd been put off by what I considered a limited wine list and rising prices, but last night friends had arranged a dinner there, and I thought it was a good time to see whether I should add it back to my list of places to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great organic menu with loads of healthy choices. Lots of vegitarian options as well. Great old victorian building in the heart od downtown Halifax with lots of charm. A bit on the pricey side for casual dining.

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New Brunswick, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great food! So many flavors, local, organic... great service, wonderful experience! We will be back for sure during our next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Been here before, while back though! Great ,calm ,quiet gourmet restaurant ,me and my daughters touring aorund the place ,realized wooden monkey was close by . We're gourmet organic food lovers ,yet wasn't very hungry that afternoon ,went for the desserts menu ,all of us picked 3 different kinds,excellent.We will try there dinner menu next visit . Thank you .

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Sydney, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My Partner and I stopped in here, after reviewing other close amenities. It was the name that really stole our hearts - until we saw the menu!!

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Riverview, New Brunswick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

As per my title I always passed on this place because it always came off as being one of those places that only had what I call weird food like Vegeterian/Vegan, Gluten Free, etc. The reality it's a much a pub / restaurant as any other place in the city just they do have items like that for people that... More 

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Halifax
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have tried this place a couple of times but we're really disappointed and won't be back.The last time for dinner I had the haddock and it was just so so . Then Serving size was small and overpriced. The wooden chairs were uncomfortable . Just a disappointing experience so we won't be back.

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My all-time favourite lunch pick here is the Roast Chicken and Pesto Sandwich with roasties or the daily salad. The combination of free-range chicken from Pasture Hills, spinach walnut pesto, raisin aioli, fresh cut apple and cucumber, served in a 5-organic grain pita melts in your mouth. The service is pretty good and quick also!

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I do not understand the raving reviews of this place. My wife and I both hated the food. It took forever. The waitress was ignorant

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Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent food, lots of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu...local, fresh food. Service was phenomenal and a great family restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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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?