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The Wooden Monkey

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Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Parkland County, Ab
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. It was wonderful to find out the menu was primarily gluten free. Instead of getting a plate with parts removed (celiac),I enjoyed the same delicious meal as the other members of our party. Food was fresh and very flavourful. The service was a little slow because of a local festival so were pleasantly surprised to have... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To look from the outside, The Wooden Monkey resembles a generic pub-style eatery and when you enter, although atmospheric, it still gives this impression. However, once seated in this busy, energetic restaurant by the friendly and knowledgeable staff, your epicurean journey commences! The local craft beers on offer are worthy of investigation and Hunky Dory, a bottled suggestion, was both... More 

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Thank Iain K
Halifax, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought a friend from Africa here for lunch because I knew that she would appreciate the local-source and vegetarian options, as well as the creative menu approach. Having said that, I always go for the lentil burger...so good!

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MASS
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came across the place somewhat by accident as we were walking UP the hill toward the Citadel. Mind we're old but not decrepit. The hills are quite steep and after a day of sightseeing by foot we stumble in here. Setting is fabulous decor "eye catching" and the service impeccable, og lets we forget the food is delicious. Add... More 

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Thank RevRob1
Wallingford, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner here on a Friday night this month. Service was good but I would rate the food as just good. Both meals (halibut for me, scallops for my wife) were over-sauced, overwhelming the fish underneath.

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Thank Charles W
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here for lunch with my family. I had their vegetarian burger which was a bit dry. The salad was ok but the dressing was too overpowering. I would have liked to see more variety in the brief menu. For the cost it isn't budget friendly but it is something different from the standard restaurant fare.

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Thank sunshinejaye
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exvellt dinner, fresh ingredients, staff are friendly and helpful with recommendations. Best bacon wrapped scallops I have ever had. Great location on the dartmouth side with a nice view of the harbour. Good place for friends and date nights.

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Thank jjccwilson
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place while walking around downtown. It's quirky....lively and a cozy atmosphere. My husband had the vegetable curry, and I had the pork chops, both were delicious! The service was ok, no complaints. Food was fresh and very flavorful!

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Thank Heather L
Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular spot it seems. We arrived around 6:15 pm on a Sunday and that was fortunate. Because in about 45 minutes it got extremely busy. This corresponded to around the time we had ordered dessert; it took quite a while for that dessert to arrive but the staff was working hard and our waitress was very pleasant... More 

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Thank ydeng1
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small little places but the service and experience was amazing! I'm a vegetarian - my mom is not - but we both left Halifax agreeing it was our best meal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $19
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?