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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 299
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    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
Fantastic, except the bread!

Our meals were delicious, apple pie was scrumptious and service was great! Our only disappointment was our side order of bread - it was not fresh (which was really surprising)!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Kathy F
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Moncton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Moncton, Canada
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109 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our meals were delicious, apple pie was scrumptious and service was great! Our only disappointment was our side order of bread - it was not fresh (which was really surprising)!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was good but service was slow. As we were a couple who like quiet eating, the restaurant did not fit as it was rather noisy and loud.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We are here on our last day in Halifax. As vegetarians, this seemed a good choice and we had a nice meal (lentil burgers) in a pleasant at atmosphere. Cost was also reasonable. I would have happily eaten here again.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our 3rd visit to the Wooden Monkey. Love the funkiness of the place and the menu. After a week of seafood, I choose the beef burger. Delish! Would recommend this restaurant as there is something for everyone. Vegan/vegetarian and even potential dietary issue items (diary/nuts) are noted in the menu.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Organic restaurant is family friendly and unpretentious. Service is fast and refills are done without prompting. Menu has gluten-free and vegan choices. Pizza appears to be a popular item with the younger ones. Tried the Artic Char ($24). Plating is appealing with a soothing combination of colors. There is a nice contrast between various tastes. It is both mildly spicy... More 

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Omemee, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I found this restuarant online and loved its philosophy and its story of creation. The restaurant furnishings are reclaimed or reused. There is certainly a story to everything you look at inside this restaurant. I dragged my husband to eat here and he too enjoyed the food and the restaurant atmosphere. Our service was good. It was a little slow,... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

As we often do, we picked a restaurant based on trip advisor, and for once we were very disappointed!!! We were seated at a table that was just vacated, it was neither wiped or the clothe changed. While we were waiting to be served a couple came in ordered, ate and left. Also, the group of four seated right before... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a funky little spot with an interesting menu and really good service. I was a little disappointed in the nachos (soggy) but my friend's fish dish was pretty good. There were several items I would like to have tried. Maybe next time.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Casual, healthy, local food at reasonable prices with great service! We visited on three occasions in August and were so delighted to find food a cut above the standard pub fare one tends to find in Halifax. This is a gem.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I wanted to eat here from the first day we arrived. When we finally did stop for lunch I was greatly disappointed. I truly wanted healthy fresh food and it is advertised that way and certainly the menu reads that way. We started with the fish cakes too much potato. (We ended up with this dish because the server did... More 

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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 - 19

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?