L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge

4.6
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5745 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge is a Northwoods Supper Club in the honored tradition of timeless Midwestern towns. Presenting "Classic American" comfort foods featuring ribs, chicken, fresh fish and a wide variety of sandwiches. L.Woods is a casual restaurant and gathering place where guests can relax with family and friends in a setting reminiscent of a comfortable, rustic lodge.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WR
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter did a great job of accommodating my wife’s low sodium needs. My son, daughter in law and grand daughter live in Wisconsin and felt right at home.

t
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food consistently good. Service was terrible. And noise level was too high have conversation. Would definitely return but not on a weekend night

P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Place was packed, but not too much of a wait for our table. Our waiter was really good. Attentive without being intrusive. Food and cocktails were exactly what we wanted.

JM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is always very good at L Woods. Very busy and a bit loud. But, it just confirms how consistently good the food and service it. I highly recommend making a reservation on the weekend. Bar is always full so even if you walk in most likely will have to stand for a bit while waiting for a table. But you can eat at the bar. We have done that too.

NM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love that restaurant. It’s always top notch!

S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

L Woods is very consistently good. Well made traditional supper club items

s
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our favorite service Greg..
Consistently good food

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as al

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

A favorite spot of ours. Kids off school and decided to treat ourselves to so comfort food!

b
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We usually go to dinner here, but went for lunch on MLK Day. Tried a new appetizer that was a special - mozzarella sticks with spinach inside - they were really good! Also had curds which are always good. Ordered the full slab of ribs, and they are always done so well with a crispy edge. We had just enough room to share a piece of key lime pie, which is really good because it's not too tart. A great meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We eat at L. Woods several times a year, and the North Woods Wisconsin Lodge atmosphere is terrific. The food is always good, but the service is very, very SLOW MOTION.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience5

I specially mentioned that we were celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday and there was NO mention of anything! Horrible

GH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

I love L woods and have been going there for many years. The spinach finger appetizer was delicious as well as the house salad and tomato bisque. They brought my mother in law a complementary dessert for her birthday which was very nice. My only complaint was that my filet was very overdone and I asked them to redo do it which they did without incident. However when I received the replacement It was definitely underdone. Maybe they undercooked it to overcompensate for the one that was underdone. My husbands beef ribs were so delicious as well as my mother in-laws salmon. I just was unhappy with the filet and I wish I received the medium I requested from the beginning.

e
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It would be hard to believe that there is someone who has not yet been to L Woods yet. It is a great place for a family gathering. There is a large menu of comfort food, and it's all tasty. The rooms look like a north woods cabin, so they are naturally dark. It does not help that in the early evening they dim the lights so that it is hard to see the food. It is hardly a place for romance so I wish they would stop that.

Also, the aisles are a bit narrow, so if you stand up to go to the restroom, try not to knock into anyone. The place is always crowded.

We had a variety of foods in our party of 6, from filet medallions, a turkey burger, beef ribs, and their special that night, fried chicken. Everyone was happy with their meal.

Our server was delightful, but the same thing happened there that happened recently at every other restaurant we have been to lately. The server gets to be too busy when you are ready for dessert or your check or both, and the last part of the evening drags out way too long. This is frustrating and puts a damper on the evening.

TN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Rough outing, inattentive service at best, forgetful though pleasant staff, unclean bathrooms with used paper towels making their way into the dining/bar area, “medium” filet that was definitely well-done, sadly going to be a hard pass next time.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always top quality. From food to service it’s the best.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were So pleased with the food and service for my sons birthday celebration. Big kudos to our server and the staff, always on point!

J
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Our waiter was picking up crumbs and dirty dishes off other tables and should be washing his hands before touching things being served to other tables. The server at the table next to us was explaining the menu and talking about the preparation and seasoning ect we would have preferred him ( he has long dark hair and a beard). When we finished our bread, it was taken by the busman in a quick walk by without offering more. It wasn’t the best service but at least this time the food was hot.

R
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food has always been good at L.Woods , the ribs are always good as are the burgers.

m
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Best tasting beef ribs I have had in years. Very accommodating service. Just perfect.

d
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Salmon came out raw and cold but the waiter was quick to apologize and correct the error waiter was super nice knowledgeable and interactive

LI
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great service.

E
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food
Good service
Good ambiance

b
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L Woods never disappoints. Good and service always good

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

It was my sons Birthday, put candles on cheese cake and charged for the cheesecake. We have celebrated birthdays at this restaurant in the past and they have present a free dessert to the birthday person. Charged me for coffee but never brought it. They did take it off the bill after mentioning it.
Two members of my party ordered ribs, in the past give those eating ribs were given hot towels after the meal not this time.
It was the worst service at this restaurant I have ever had. I will go back but was disappointed with the service, which is usually excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

yummy yummy yummy!!!

OT
Chicago
147 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My family and I have been visiting this restaurant since its opening long ago.
It is probably our favorite restaurant ... for the whole package that it offers ...
really good food and excellent service.

The Lettuce Entertainment restaurants in general offer many customer
friendly benefits, like their November/December gift cards and bonus
cards. I can't think of another restaurant chain that treats its customers
so well.

Congratulations and continued success.

AG
Portland
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very much enjoyed our dinner there, and the food and service were excellent. I would downgrade the experience because it was frustrating to wait over 20 minutes to get our "reserved" table.

C
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Ordered the Friday night perch fish special. We have had this numerous time but this time the fish filets were so thin and small you could not taste the fish. Very disappointing

CG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is always a great spot for lunch in the burbs. We love the chopped salad and creamed spinach. The special chicken pot pie was very good too. Our server was very kind. We’ve known him a long time. I appreciated that he asked how my aunt was doing, even though she hasn’t been there in 7 months.

L
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband had the back ribs without sauce and he was disappointed. Beef ribs were outstanding! And pike is delicious!!

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, great, great

CZ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends- fun-

p
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always good...our waitress was outstanding. I think her name was Claire or something similar

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our dinner was delicious: the steak had a good sear, and both it and the brisket were nice and tender. We enjoyed our sides, too--au gratin potatoes and the baked beans that came with the Tuesday brisket special (those had a good, smoky flavor). The classic old-fashioned was nicely spirits-forward.

M
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrated to birthdays, our server was very generous and we had a special event.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

very good all thanks.

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday celebration for my husband. Everyone enjoyed their choice and the server was very friendly and professional. It’s a pretty consistent experience and that’s why we return.

KA
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Went for brunch and was very disappointed.
Three items on the menu , so our group all ended up ordering off regular menu. We were all very underwhelmed.

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