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The Wooden Monkey

1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
(902)444.3844
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Ranked #8 of 597 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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English first
Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had a few appetizers - raw tacos, chickpea salad and fish cakes. All were delicious and gluten free options were all clearly marked.

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Halifax
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I hate when restaurants are over rated and they believe it. Me and my wife went there it wasn't bad but it wasn't great. Good location but really everything was just average from food to service. I thought I should share that!

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London
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265 reviews 265 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to eat superb food in an informal atmosphere. The cheeseburgers were wonderful, as was the Garrisons nut brown

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went at lunch, three of us around 1230. It was steady but not super busy. We ordered two orders of nachos and the raw tacos; all things you would think would take very little time to prepare. Well, we waited between 30-40 minutes for these simple dishes. Although they were delicious, best nachos I've ever had, there is no... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I chose the Wooden Monkey because the net blurb I read about them said something about fish and I knew that my husband always likes fish when we travel. To my surprise, the restaurant was vegan. I would have loved to have chosen such a place (Vegan) but probably would not have, being concerned that it might not satisfy Bruce.... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Had two delicious dinners at the Wooden Monkey. Both were haddock dishes, with loads of fresh vegetables. Great range of starters, mains and desserts. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Halifax.

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Ad-hoc rustic charm with wood floors and some mis-matched furniture. As a coeliac, it had the most extensive gluten free menu yet found in Canada. Superb fish dishes, including a wonderfully meaty halibut special. Leave a large space for the chocolate tofu dessert - delicious but very filling. Superb attentive service. Thoroughly recommended. Only comment is that with such a... More

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Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They pride in the care that they have put into their menu selections and ingredients and it has absolutely paid off. I would absolutely recommend that this be added to your list of restaurants for Halifax.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great food. Great drinks. The haskap juice, blue berry juice, and sodas were delicious. Would definitely be a regular here if I lived in Halifax.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The best seafood, very nice and friendly staff. Great ambiance. Definitely a place to go eat in Halifax!! Will visit again for sure!

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