Monday to Thursday 11:30AM–9PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30AM–10PM
Closed Sunday, unless private function
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Wooden Monkey - Dartmouth
The Wooden Monkey is a restaurant with a conscience. Local. Sustainable. Organic. NS grown meat. Gluten Free. Vegetarian.
The Wooden Monkey believes that sustainable agriculture protects our environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare — it also produces foods that are better for you than the highly processed industrial alternatives and you sure can taste the difference!
The beautiful view was only the beginning of a lovely dining experience at the Wooden Monkey, Dartmouth. Wonderful food, great service! A fine time had by our party of 14! Thank you.
My company brought a group of over 50 people to the Wooden Monkey in Dartmouth. Matt worked with us to create a great menu that worked for everyone and he was very accommodating to the multiple allergies and sensitivities within our group. The food was delicious and the service was quick and efficient. I would definitely recommend the Wooden Monkey and we will be back!
Great atmosphere and excellent food.
Overall, our dinner experience was superb. I hosted a group of 7 in our family, three generations, and we were seated at your ' Tree Table' ... the view overlooking the harbour was excellent, the service was really good on a busy Friday evening, and the meal choices were well received without exception. I encouraged the group to begin with the bacon wrapped scallops which I consider to be the best single offering even though just an appetizer on your menu. I encouraged the group to end with your lemon tart because I think it is your best dessert item, In between we had as mains the haddock, the salmon, the beef brisket and one all meat pizza. All were top notch and well enjoyed ... The only negative of the experience was the on line booking process. This is the fourth 'intervention' on line I have had since Thursday afternoon when I made the original booking . I have completed mortgages or heart surgery more easily ... The original booking was shockingly easy and a joy to participate in. I found it so user friendly as a Neanderthal I said I must send them an email and praise this system. Well that was the kiss of death because the moment I thought this I received an email reminder of my booking . One hour and change after having made the booking and one full day prior to the event I was 'reminded'. Are you kidding me ? Then at 6:20 of the day I had booked I was sent a second reminder and given choices to indicate how late I would be and so forth - at a time I was already in your dining room and seated. The choices were difficult and I could not indicate to Big Brother that I am already seated, enjoying a drink and looking out over Halifax harbour . And now this request for a review is intervention # 4 . Call me shy and out of date but four interventions for a single dinner reservation strikes me as CRAZY ... one of my companions suggested my difficulty with response stemmed from the fact that I was still using a Blackberry when an I phone would be easier ... I turned this story into a three act play over dinner so all is not lost but I thought you should know my frustrations ... Thank goodness I love the Dartmouth Monkey and will come back again and again happily ...
I sent my food back as the potatoes were burnt. We waited an hour and 15 minutes for our food. The server had to open the door next to our table as there was smoke coming from the kitchen and they were afraid the smoke detector was going to go off!
I always love going to The Wooden Monkey, service was great and food was delicious.
We booked a table for 8 and arrived on time for our 6:30 pm dinner. Service was friendly but slow; the server really struggled when my nephew asked if he could have a gluten-free bun as well as corn chips with the chowder he ordered and was going to share with his 18-month old son. Very slow taking drink order and then more than an hour and half wait for our food. Fortunately we had a very good natured little guy with us; he endured the wait better than some of the adults. The food was goood when it finally came but at no point was there an apology or explanation for the wait or an offer of corn chips, bread or something to tide everyone over while we waited. Your server also really struggled when asked for a fruit cup, apple or something for the wee one - seemed to make an uncomplicated request quite an ordeal. At the end of the night the food is no so much better that it merits waiting such a long time with no recognition of the time people waited to consume it.
Good food atmosphere in a really friendly staff come back again
I held a private events for a group of 18. Everything went seamless and the food was great.
Great service and food
Great casual restaurant.
We enjoyed everything, thanks monkey staff.
Thank you so much Matt. The experience was fabulous! Thank you for giving us the private room as well. We will all be recommending you! Pauline
excellent food, excellent service,...one small complaint...drinks.....water was warm with no ice....until we asked for ice water....otherwise great food, service, enjoyable evening @ the WOODEN MONKEY- Dartmouth...will definitely be eating there again ---thank you
Food was delicious, great attentive service! Thank you
Hi Matt, Everyone in our group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed their meal, appetizers and drinks. The food was all exceptional as was the service. 5 stars all the way around. I will most definitely recommend going to the Wooden Monkey Dartmouth to friends, family and colleagues. You will be seeing us again for sure! - Michelle Zareski, Porters Lake
Great spot! They have been so accommodating and helpful as we plan to have our rehearsal dinner there!
From the comments I had received from our outing, everything was good but for the amount of food you received, the prices were a bit high for lunch.
The service was great from everyone. Food was delicious. It was a very enjoyable evening !
Sue was an awesome server. Food was delicious!
We had a lovely time there, food and service was amazing!
Been here a few times. Not my cup of tea. Overpriced and mediocre. Likely wouldn't return for personal meal.