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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 337
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Fresh Food and Great Service!

Wide range of food options for everyone, including vegetarian and those with gluten allergies. I definitely recommend trying the Sangria!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AMTravel06
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wide range of food options for everyone, including vegetarian and those with gluten allergies. I definitely recommend trying the Sangria!

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Thank AMTravel06
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was as good as the food.Dishes were tasty with fresh ingredients for clean dining.Loved the atmosphere as well.I have highly recommended this place to many people

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Thank Lynn H
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere and service are good but the hockey on TV reminds me of a pub. I say this because the menu reads delicious and innovative but the actual food is oversalted and a wee bit bland. There was no emphasis on local products.

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Thank Gallagherdk
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here with friends and were expecting great things based on all the reviews we got. Food was really no better than I've had at low-end restaurants. Many of us were disappointed in its quality (a group of about 12 of us). Servers were friendly, but somewhat incapable at the time. Wife wanted to confirm how a dessert was... More 

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Thank Donald P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the nachos here, fresh and nicely layered. Great staff, quick service, cozy little corner location close to WTCC. We will be back!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Halifax, NS
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a few drinks and some appetizers with friends before they headed off to an event. It was very quiet when we arrived but was hopping by the time we left. Appetizers were good if a little pricey (but that's downtown Halifax for you). We stuck to mostly wine and beer but they had a decent selection of... More 

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Thank nimue12
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wooden Monkey sits on a hill with a terrific view of Halifax. My last dining experience at the Wooden Monkey I enjoyed a delicious carrot soup with an ample mix green salad. The service is terrific and you will wait a bit longer to get your food but it is worth the wait. The times I have dined at... More 

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Thank foody378
Lunenburg
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With 2016 about to be celebrated in China as the Year of the Monkey, I am looking forward to a celebration of my own, another visit to the Wooden Monkey in Halifax, a restaurant which offers simplicity in decor, complexity in some dishes, and value in all, without a hint of pretension which flavours too many eating places these days.... More 

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Thank John H
Kentville
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the vegetale curry with chicken. I have had curry around the world and this was not up to my taste. Weird vegetable combinations. Stringy chicken. No naan bread or rice. Pricey for one dish. My friend had hamburger and roasties she said it was nice but also expensive. Good place for vegetarians or gluten free.

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Thank Vivian W
Sudbury
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suffer from Celiac disease and therefore need to eat gluten free. While attending the Canadian Figure Skating National Championships last week my friend and I made arrangements for dinner during a very short break in the competition. The place was jammed as we all arrived at the restaurant at the same time. Our waiter, Stuart, was run off his... More 

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Thank Christine T

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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 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?