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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 270
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great quality local produce

I had a lovely dinner here - great quality seafood chowder! The menu was varied and had great to eat local and in-season produce. It also helpfully indicated gluten free/vegetarian options.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
marie-LFox
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had a lovely dinner here - great quality seafood chowder! The menu was varied and had great to eat local and in-season produce. It also helpfully indicated gluten free/vegetarian options.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. Nice menu. The service was good. It has become a lunch favorite. The hummus is the best I have had.

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The server was very freindly & patient, because my friend & I had some questions about the menu & wanting to alter some things on the menu. The food was served in a timely manner. Very pleasing to the eye & VERY tastey. I would highly recommend the Wooden Monkey for lunch.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice pub like atmosphere, great service. Good food too. Very organic and bio so no regular sodas but nice alternatives. Enjoyed most of it!

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Whenever I'm out with friends who have dietary restrictions this place is my go to. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free right on the menu. Plus they know their food well enough to answer questions about other issues. Food is also tasty and as local as possible.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My friends and I finally got the chance to try this restaurant and were happily surprised with how good everything was. There were plenty of creative options for all us (and we're a diverse bunch), the food was well made and the service was attentive. It was enjoyably busy, the atmosphere was pleasant - We will definitely be back to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A friend in Wales whose son had studied in Halifax, recommended the Wooden Monkey. In fact we did not have to seek it. We happened to walk past at lunchtime and went in. Welcomed and had good service. Food good value. Atmosphere fine. Apart from one very loud young woman customer. I guess her dominant voice was heard two blocks... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great place. Friendly wait staff, excellent selection for gluten free items, food and beer. Everything clearly labeled on the menu. Two thumbs up!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I visited this place with friends for a quick glass of wine so I cant comment on the food. But the staff we very friendly and accommodating. The location is central, but so is everything in Halifax. Don't sit my the windows, the draft is strong!

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Glasgow Scotland
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Real effort goes into ensuring there is food for all tastes. If you suffer from Gluten intolerence or are vegetarian then this will be a real treat. Service is quick and friendly. The Seafood chowder was given an excellent rating from my husband. I found the rustic tables and chairs a bit casual especially as it was not cheap.

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Additional Information about The Wooden Monkey

Address: 1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 20

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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 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?