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The Wooden Monkey

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££ - £££
Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Veggie pizza was smothered in way too much tomato sauce and kinda bland. Beet salad was tasteless with withered lettuce. Service was ok, but I'll likely never go back as the food just wasn't acceptable, especially since it's pretty expensive.

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Thank Tripsalot_5000
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello Tripsalot_5000, My name is Adam and I'm the General Manager here at the Halifax Wooden Monkey. I'm sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to offer the best local/organic food in town but sometimes we miss the mark. I'd like to hear more about your visit with us if your willing to contact us at... More 

Yarmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cozy , hip with exellent menu for the organic conscious . Supports local farms whick is great . Two levels I recommend upstairs .

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Thank bab32017
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing organic and local food , staff very friendly and service timely . Two locations , one in Halifax and one in Dartmouth . I prefer the Dartmouth location as it is on the waterfront and fun to watch the Ferry and the Harbour activity .

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Thank Brenda Z
Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met the boyfriend's parents. His mon has gluten and dairy allergies. The menu had a lot to offer. Our servers were fantastic.

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Thank xBellaS
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a rainy Saturday for lunch by myself. The restaurant was clean (as it always is) and bright, despite the grey day outside. I was seated at a table by the window. The service was excellent throughout, and the food was delicious. I had the Monkey Pita with Sweet Apple Salad and it was soooo good! I... More 

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Thank LaurenH2513
Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A chance encounter with the Wooden Monkey Restaurant this evening. The food was excellent! A lot of vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options. The atmosphere is casual. I would recommend without hesitation.

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Thank Luc C
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Sunday night. There were 4 of us, 3 had seafood and one a burger. The service was top notch and friendly. The room is cozy and location was convenient for walking from any other downtown location. The sesame haddock and scallop pastas were delicious and the portion size just right. The food is also source... More 

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Thank Murray B
HalifaxSidney, General Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello Murray B, My name is Adam, the GM here at the Halifax Wooden Monkey. I just wanted to let you know we are very happy that you had a positive dinning experience with us recently. It's especially nice when the service, atmosphere and food all come together to make an enjoyable night out. Thank you for leaving a review... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very dependable place to eat. I take guests here if I don't know them too well. There's something for everyone, the taste and quality is always of the same high standard. The atmosphere is comfortable. The staff do their job well. Note: the seitan (wheat meat) sandwich is really good. A non-vegetarian would drool on it too.

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Thank Leah E
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend on a Wednesday evening. No issue getting a table, we sat upstairs. We each got the lentil burger and roasties as well as the tofu pie and it was all delicious! I think the roasties would be better as wedges but that's minor. Service was prompt and it was an overall good experience with lots of... More 

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Thank Meggan M
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wooden Monkey is a truely local experience. They make a great variety of dishes using exclusively locally sourced meats and vegetables. The restaurant offers plenty of seating and the wait staff is very friendly. I went with my fiancé back in mid-january for lunch. I had the monkey wrap which was delicious. The restaurant also has many options for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: 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?