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The Wooden Monkey

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Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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St. John's, Canada
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has been recommended to me many times so decided to give it a try. Everything is made fresh, no frozen or deep fried food which is nice. Tried the Red Pepper Feta Dip. I thought it was going to be warm but it was more crumbly and just ok. Also had the BBQ chicken pizza which was good... More 

Thank KIvany
Enfield, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly and restaurant was great. The food was interesting but not something I enjoyed.

Thank Rachelle22014
Airdrie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has plenty of vegetarian and vegan items on the menu but there's enough choices for everyone. Service is great and quality of the food excellent. I'm surprised that some people didn't have a good experience but on the other hand rating food is rather subjective anyway. I would definitely go back and try other items from the menu.

Thank Koen A
Moncton, Canada
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192 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by several people but we were disappointed. The food was ok but nothing special. The rice bowl was overpriced for what you got and there was a $5 extra charge for chicken that we really had trouble finding. There was a sad tiny shred only. While there are many choices for the dietary restricted, the... More 

Thank roadrunner0820
Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended with a group of business colleagues who were unanimous this was an excellent choice. Everyone enjoyed their selections and the waiter was so friendly, attentive, and well informed.

Thank xstitchqueen
Sydney, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm going to start this off by saying, I'm a very picky eater, and while this place was not my cup of tea, it was just as it promised. The beverages were all organic and natural juices. The special that night was an open face steak sandwich, that was my choice. It was very flavorful, but was not my favorite... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I arrived in Halifax fairly late in the evening, and this restaurant was a block from my hotel, so I decided to try it. The menu is quite varied, but concentrates on sustainable fare. I chose the bacon wrapped scallops -- always delicious in Nova Scotia but these were especially good. Friendly service was an added bonus!

Thank 416Traveller2013
Grover Beach, California
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Comfortable decor and good food with lots of options. We had a side salad, monkey pita, guacamole and bacon wrapped scallops. Start with a Dark & Stormy and end with some Irish coffee, and you are good to go. This is socially conscious food well prepared.

Thank Ranger93433
Montreal, Canada
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217 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

At the Wooden Monkey, the focus is on ensuring that everyone can find choices regardless of their allergies or food limitations. They have a nice selection of appetizers including wonderful dips. I had the sesame crusted haddock and it was delicious. Relaxing and clear atmosphere.

Thank Mishka01
Stoney Creek
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I ate dinner at the Wooden Monkey on October 15. He had the salmon and I had the special of the day which was chicken, apples, veg on top of mash with maple sauce. OMG we both had to restrain ourselves from licking the plates. It was THAT good! The server was excellent as well. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 19
Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844

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