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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 253
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
Don't dismiss this place as being Vegeterian or only serving weird food.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
alienc
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Riverview, New Brunswick
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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465 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riverview, New Brunswick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Rio Grande
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice lunch our first day in Halifax. A good selection of vegan items. Easy to get to and a very helpful staff. We would certainly go back.

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The food was very good and I love that it's local. One member of our party has a number of intolerances when it comes to food and they were easily able to accommodate him pretty much off the menu and it was still a tasty meal!

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Girl and I had supper here last summer. I'm not a vegeterian or anything like that so I was not expecting to like it here. Boy was I wrong! We had seriusly amazing food here! I'm sold on the whole veggie/natural food thing! Had a great dinner. Will be back for sure. Also had a really nice view of the... More 

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Maces Bay, NB
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

my server's name was Batman, great suggestions for menu, bacon wrapped scallops and apple, goat cheese salad. Wet the palate with Shiraz and cucumber iced water. Nice vibe, cool name, I would definitely go again

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quebec
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

"A restaurant with a conacience", truly. Whole menu is gluten free, 90% of it suitable for celiac. The chef can do dairy free, soy free, vegan. And it is actually a long menu with many options including pasta and pizza, and lots of local food. Laid back ambiance, really nice staff. I wish I could find such a resto in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20

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?