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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 599 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We dined here based on a recommendation from a lady we met at B&B in Annapolis. TripAdvisor also had good reviews so our expectations were high. We had: -Propeller IPA beer -Bacon wrapped jumbo scallops: well seared, good quality Digby scallops and root beer sauce added just the right amount of sweetness. -Vegetable curry: various vegetables cooked to perfection; curry... More

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful surprise this place was. We were hungry, walking around the citadel, and just looked for something good nearby. The food was great and the ambience even better. Highly recommended.

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Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and an really fun setting. We had scallops is two different dishes and they were cooked perfectly in each. Staff was lovely. A truly memorable meal!

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Toronto, Canada
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201 reviews 201 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The first thing that struck me when I entered was the posters promoting food sovereignty. These people are really into food and where it came from, I thought. In the not-too-distant past, good politics didn't often mean good food, but the Wooden Monkey shows that those days are well behind us. The menu is pretty ingenious in terms of smuggling... More

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Fairview, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here one night. I had the Halibut with a flair and it was excellent. Wife had a pizza and she says it was very good. Staff is very good. Menu has good selections.

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Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had been searching for a place to eat while walking around Halifax and my daughter suggested the Wooden Monkey; I had my doubts as there were not many people, it was a little up from the 'busy' area, etc.. but, it was a great decision!! Food was wonderful, our waiter was great! Two of us had fish that was... More

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lima
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228 reviews 228 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were greeted and immediately seated when we walked into the Wooden Monkey. Our waiter was very helpful in helping my husband decide upon the type of beer he would like. He actually brought two shots for him to taste and decide. He ended up ordering a local one that the waiter recommended. We both ordered salads. I had the... More

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Sydney, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved the menu, the good for you food. Staff are friendly, menu is very interesting and fulfilling - which is a great setup to the meal which is delicious!

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Banff National Park, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love the fresh local food choices the organic selection. We support restaurants that offer other than prepackaged processed filler. The wooden monkey has a very nice selection of delicious dishes local and organic ingredients. Will return. Nice atmosphere and very central downtown location

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Met with colleagues over dinner and had a fantastic dinner. Ordered the steamed mussels (delish! ) and the side - salad special (fresh greens with beets and feta). Would recommend to anyone visiting!

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