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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 248
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  • 41
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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
Ideal for gluten free diets!

"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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
melieann
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quebec
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
quebec
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

"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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Nova Scotia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Wooden Monkey supports organic farmers and local farmers. The food is quite good. Try the lamb burger with oven-roasted potatoes (not deep-fried French fries). The Wooden Monkey is located in Downtown Halifax. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is great.

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great local fresh food and always well presented! Try their specials as their use of fresh ingredients in unique combinations is the best! Their " roasties" are a favourite along with the veggie burger which is fabulously flavourful! I have eaten in both locations and enjoyed every bite every time!

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been hearing great things about this restaurant. I decided to finally give it a chance this past Friday for a pre-Valentines dinner. The decor is quite rustic and comfortable. However, the experience really began to slide once seated. Service was OK. My wife has some dietary restrictions and when she identified them the server just said, "There is nothing... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Organic; local sourced; large GF selection; beautiful rustic decor that reminded me of my recent trip to Peru; deliciously prepared food. I had the haddock with chips and hubby had the lamb burger. Both dishes were AMAZING!!! The tofu chocolate torte was out of this world. I can't wait to go back...

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Amherst, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food and atmosphere was good. I found it to be a bit too trendy for my liking but overall a good experience

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was great. Chairs are a little hard. Try their veggie burger on a pita! I am a meat eater and I loved it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was nothing special and the atmosphere was blah. The tofu chocolate cake was the best part of the meal Service was slow as the wait staff Appeared to have their favorite customers

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

interesting decor, good comfort food, friendly staff, and relatively expensive for this type of food

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been going to the Wooden Monkey for a few years and have never been disappointed. I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops (5 of them). The scallops were nicely cooked with some caramelization on it. I did not want anything else too heavy so I had a bowl of vegetables on the side (sauted with butter and garlic). That... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?