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“No one knew what was going on...”

The Wood Restaurant and Lounge
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Ranked #31 of 119 Restaurants in Canmore
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th Avenue
Adelaide, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“No one knew what was going on...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Listed as a top choice in Lonely Planet, we thought we'd check this out.

The food was great - but the girls on the door had no idea how many tables were available or how long it would be before we would get a table. Whilst we sat there (told 20 minutes) more groups came in and were told 20 minutes, half an hour or 1 hour... at different times, by different front of house girls.

We were told it would be a half hour before our meals came out - because they were so busy. I couldn't work out why because the outside area was closed (rain / hail that day) so surely they only had half the patrons. Regardless, we ordered an entrée hoping to get that and sit on it, with a glass of wine, before our mains were ready. Our mains arrived after half an hour. No entrée. The waitress was extremely apologetic, and we got free desserts - but in general this restaurant looked like it was being run and staffed by people who'd never worked there before.

Our steaks were cooked to perfection however and the wine list is ample. Check it out on a quiet day perhaps - I'm not sure if the floods had every shaken - but I'm sure they could do better.

Visited July 2013
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Carp, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, helpful staff, food sucks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

On a family outing in Canmore, we ended up at this place after a day trekking. It looked interesting from the outside, and the menu looked appealing as well. Once in, our waitress was very helpful. However our meals were bland and over-priced. All in all it was a forgettable experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Mediocre yet pricey food, good service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Recommended by a hotel to our hungry family one night, did not check reviews. The restaurant was very appealing from the outside with a nice patio, inside was a bit dark. I found the staff to be friendly; our waitress in particular was very helpful. The menu options looked good - the food however, was pricey and unexciting - I had a bland $16.00 chicken club sandwich - would have had a better option at MacDonald's, my son's chicken and ribs was all bone. Husband equally unexcited about salmon. Took quite a while for the food to arrive. Total cost for five people (three kids) was $170 - quite the sticker shock when the bill arrived. It is too bad because with the large patio and convenient location this place has potential.

  • Visited July 2013
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Grande Cache, Canada
1 review
“Woods restaurant, Canmore, we will be back.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very professional service. Great special for the day with wide variety. Good value for money. Didn't mind to move us from outside to inside. We had a pleasant meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“food & service average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

While spending the weekend in Canmore we decided to try the Wood. The patio was great the service was slow, we ordered 1 round of drinks and the appetizer combo to share. The food and drinks were good but nothing worth waiting that long for.

  • Visited July 2013
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