Sunday to Thursday 11:30AM–9PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30AM–10PM
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Wooden Monkey - Halifax
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!
Fun evening out with friends. Great food and friendly service.
While the mussels were tasty, they were the smallest I've ever eaten or had in a restaurant, and therefore not so satisfying. On hindsight, I should have sent them back. Everything else was great though.
I have had informal lunch meetings there mutliple times. Always excellent. Great staff. Great food options. Thank you.
Great experience and great burger week burger. So happy that you took reservations during burger week and when the Mooseheads were in town!
Amazing food and service. One of the only restaurants in Halifax where as a celiac, I can eat gluten free with minimal cross contamination, as most of their menu is gluten free. Their burgers for burger week are always a perfect blend of flavors to create a memorable experience. I love this eating here.
We were told by our server that there was no melted butter to go with our mussels, and could only have regular soft butter. Which we found strange. But all round was a great meal.
This was our first time at the restaurant and we are SOLD! Delicious, locally sourced food, at very reasonable prices. We will be back!
The food was great and so was the service! Very friendly
We took the job applicant we are interviewing to the Wooden Monkey and the atmosphere was just right for a good conversation. The food was excellent, and the service very attentive with just enough humour added. It was the perfect place to show the applicant what Halifax is like. We really appreciated every aspect of the hospitality offered to us.
The staff are AMAZING! Friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. For the most part, the food is fantastic. Sometimes they try a little too hard and things are “weird”...like cumin in the seafood chowder. (This was from our visit in November 2018) Last night, the scallop pasta was delicious with the scallops cooked beautifully. That being said, the pasta itself, although yummy, overpowered the delicate taste of the scallops. A tiny detail...the spaghetti was “pre cut” taking away from the fun of having to twirl it on the fork. The salmon made me eat until I was about to burst and my friend was impressed to find the seitan sandwich. Finally, the apple pie was the best I’ve had and even made an apple hater eat it! All in all a pleasurable experience. I’d go back and I’ll recommend. Thank you.
A return visit to a fabulous local restaurant. Their integrity and ethics and the delicious food and great service mean we will definitely be back again!
Appreciated the environmentally conscious service and humanely raised meat on menu!
The staff were very friendly and service was quick which was great since we had young children. We had reservations so we were quickly seated at our table. The restaurant was packed (Saturday night)so I would suggest making reservations. We will be recommending The Wooden Monkey in Halifax to our friends & family.
They were amazing with our allergies
3 of the 4 of us really enjoyed our meals. 2 of us had pasta, and tasting both, it was apparent that one of the dishes was very undercooked. The pasta was crunchy. When my friend brought this to the attention of our server, she apologized and my friend, not wanting to prolong our stay as we had other plans afterwards said she did not want the meal recooked and would just microwave it later. Again the server apologized and brought a box for us to take the one dish with us. My friend than sat there and watched the rest of us finish our meals. When the bills were brought she was charged full price for a dish she did not eat or enjoy, and us both being in the food & beverage industry felt as if this was not a great way to handle the problem. We left unhappy due to this, and doubt we will return. My personal and professional opinion would be to discount meals that customers do not eat... the $22 you made off of choosing to charge us full price is resulting in $0 in the future as we will not be returning.
We were in Halifax for a swim meet. Our reservation was for 8:30 but the meet ran late the staff was amazing, the food great and the swimmers loved the Wooden Monkey Thank you for a great dinner even though you had to stay open late for us
Very happy to be able to make online reservations!
Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
A great night!
We really enjoyed our meal - I'm sure we'll be back.
The food was great and the service lovely, we’ll be back!
Service was fantastic. The food was excellent and we will return as there were many options we’d like to try out.
The food was outstanding! The chocolate tofu pie was unreal! We were visiting from Ontario, but would come dine again in future trips!
Good service, great food and drink, the staff was very considerate of my nut allergy.
Very good and entertaining service