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The Wooden Monkey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 .

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 NEW 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.

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

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 

Thank LaurenH2513
Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Luc C
Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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 

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Leah E
Halifax, Canada
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Meggan M
Halifax, Canada
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Matt B
Charlottetown, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time trying this place and it was great. Good food, atmosphere and the service was fantastic! I would definitely go back again.

Thank IDelaney
Halifax, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only ever been twice but got the chicken sandwich both times. Very nice - sweet, savoury and very fresh. Everything looks great there.

Thank MiloMiaReview

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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 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?