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March 18, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was exquisite and the piano was lovely. Thank you for a great evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2017

I had asked for some St. Patrick's day type treats and they accommodated us. All great fun. Brigid was wonderful. And so nice to talk to Chef. M

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

Jeremiah was a great server. Lovely place, amazing food. We'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2017

Terrific food, terrific service, relaxing atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

everything else was great. it was especially nice after most people started leaving as it got quite and we can finally hear the piano playing and appreciate the ambiance of the place. except the wait for the meal took a little too long and i'm not sure it wasn't just us who waited that long.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 13, 2017

Lovely place, great atmosphere and the food is terrific.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 13, 2017

Very good as usual, one of the best restaurants in Toronto - from Menu, thorough the venue, to the service. Max Peterman

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

Lovely to rediscover Carens wine bar in your new location. Loved the decor and as always food and wine were terrific

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

I was welcomed warmly when I arrived, and the woman who had taken my reservation remembered me and my name. It made me feel right at home! I asked for a quiet table, and was ushered to a quiet corner, bathed in light from the skylight. The service was excellent, ands the meal superb. The soup warmed me up before the delicious coq au vin. Dessert, a flourless chocolate cake, was decadent and enjoyable. Overall, a lovely restaurant that welcomes single women. I will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2017

Nice cozy room. Not too noisy so we could carry conversation easily. Food was great too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2017

Wonderful evening. So many great choices on the menu. Had the Moules - they were delicious!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2017

A lovely Winterlicious experience with friendly service and delicious food. The mussles in white wine broth were lovely. Having had a bad Winterlicious experience at a different restaurant last year, it felt great to be at a restaurant getting into the spirit of it properly. Will definitely go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 30, 2017

Beautiful room. Over-priced, mediocre food. For example, salad was just a handful of mesclun from the supermarket with a few crumbles of goat cheese. Underwhelming to say the least.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

January 30, 2017

The dinner was excellent and I only have wonderful things to say about the place and staff. My only problem was with online reservation service - I reserved one week in advance, received a confirmation, and after showing up I received a link to rate my experience, but my reservation wasn't in the restaurant's book at all. It was winterlicious' first Friday and they were busy, fortunately the staff was very accommodating and managed to solve the problem incredibly well. But do not trust bookenda, ever! Carens, on the other hand, is impeccable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

Wonderful service and excellent food. We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2017

Great all round! Nice bar! Has piano player although wish he could have played a wee bit later. Good solid food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 8, 2017

So nice to walk into a restaurant and be greeted with a smile and see familiar faces, the staff is still consistent. Great experience, always very accommodating and attentive to my baby girl. You can count on the food being delicious and staff very knowledgeable about all ingredients. We've met the owner too, Caren even remembered us the next time 🌸. I enjoyed the experience and food at Carens in yorkville, and continue to enjoy the new location .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2017

It's not my first visit, but my first visit to CARENS in 2017. I had reserved for 11:30 brunch on Jan. 1, 2017. No sooner had I sat at my favourite table, that menus (food and drinks) arrived with the server who promptly announced the special of the day -- white omelette filled with lobster and asparagus, and offered that I might wish to start with a champagne cocktail. I opted for their excellent classic French onion soup, and although the soup could have sufficed, I was unable to resist the special. It was a sinful decision but a beautiful, delicious, choice. The service was attentive, the food superior, and the jazz piano selections wonderful background. As usual, I enjoyed my visit, and I intend it to be only the first of many to follow.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 30, 2016

Cosy and very friendly service. The steak frites and cod were amazing and generous. Oysters only one dollar each on Thursdays. We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2016

Sirloin steak is amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 18, 2016

Had a great dinner with friends! We loved the music can not wait to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2016

Great luncheon with friends, good food and ambiance

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 12, 2016

Had such a delightful experience/meal I returned the very next day! :-))

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 30, 2016

Fantastic! I loved the original in Yorkville but this new Caren's will easily become a new favourite!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2016

I have been here several times as I generally like everything. Like many places it tends to a little noisy Also they sat us in the back so we had more room and I had a very good view of the kitchen and could smeell the dishwasher -Maybe a door or curtain there would help

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2016

Compared to most restaurants their cheese board seems quite small. For a wine and cheese place you'd think it would be the star dish.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 7, 2016

For a 1st visit to Carens Rosedale, it impressed! Found the service to be a bit slow for our liking, but that could have been to a busy kitchen... the staff was very friendly but I did have to wait a bit even to be greeted when I came in. All in all though, a really great time. The food is SO good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

November 7, 2016

Nice to see some familiar faces from Caren's Yorkville! The new location is lovely, great ambiance, good food. The octopus appetizer is fabulous! We'll be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2016

Everything was very good. The cheese plate however had very measly portions of cheese. Thanks!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 24, 2016

Outstanding service!! Yannik, Fausto, Caren and everyone treated us like royalty. Best fondue in the city! Caren is about quality, ambience, outstanding service. Closest menu to being in Paris you will find in Toronto. Something for everyone. Generous portions, fresh food, nothing overdone. Tartar exquisite, charcuterie selection is the best in the city. Caren picks her staff and her menu superbly. She's a true pro! Go to Caren's!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

$23 Lunch | $38 Dinner Bistro, French

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Winterlicious 2017: $38 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $38 dinners

An elegant French bistro, Caren's Rosedale boasts a relaxed formal atmosphere that is as sophisticated as it is welcoming. Chef David Nang Nang delivers authentic French classics and daily specials with Parisian flair. For Winterlicious, menu options include chicken liver pâté, mushroom risotto, and flourless chocolate tort.

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Winterlicious 2017: $23 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $23 lunches

An elegant French Bistro, Caren's Rosedale boasts a relaxed yet formal atmosphere that is as sophisticated as it is welcoming. The chic, contemporary setting is perfect for a romantic evening, dinner with the family or a night of cocktails with friends. The open air frontage provides a patio-like feel in the warmer months while the fireplace inside is wonderful to cozy up to in the winter. For Winterlicious, chef David Nang Nang delivers authentic simple French classics such as chicken liver pâté, coq au vin, and a flourless chocolate tort or classic cheesecake.

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