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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
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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Quispamsis, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was lovely to find a good restaurant that has organic foods and also paid close attention to labeling the menu for people with allergies or intolerences. I had a scallop pasta dish which was very good and made with rice pasta. We were able to get a table with no issues.

Thank quispamgirl
Halifax, Canada
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have had some reasonable experiences at Grafton Street but this time we were actually at the Alderney location We tried to make reservations and were told that that was not done. When we arrived we were told to take a seat at the bar to await a table. One of our crew is disabled so we sat at a table... More 

Thank gillistg
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well it looked good from the outside! First table we were seated at had water issues! Yes you read that correctly, water issues, like condensation dripping from the AC ductwork, right on our heads! Move to second table, wobbly table. OK, can live with that. I go the men's room and it's rather "rustic" to say the least! Menu, not... More 

Thank BlakeM992
Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Sesame Haddock and Sweet Apple Salad and it was delicious! The sever was fantastic and charming. Beer selection was full of local options. Definitely recommend for casual dining.

Thank jlevinter
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food almost all celiac/ gluten free. No gf bread available because it was a Sunday, unfortunately.

Thank Jill C
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 3 days ago 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Iain K
Halifax, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Sandra A
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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

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.

Thank Charles W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $19
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?