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May 23, 2017

Great food and service in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Definitely worthy of a repeat visit.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 18, 2017

Waiter was very unprofessional and didn't know his stuff. I will go back for the food but I'll walk out if I see that Waiter again. Spoiled the night

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

May 1, 2017

great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2017

I love Caren

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 16, 2017

such a great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

We had a terrible experience last night at Caren's. Details: -Had a 7PM reso for Saturday night, 3 people. First member of our party arrived and was told we didn't have a reso. The same thing happened when I arrived a few minutes later. -Initially seated in back room then told to switch tables -Not clear who our server was (interacted with a total of 4 servers over the course of the evening) -Very poor service - probably the worst I've experienced in Toronto. Had to ask multiple times for water refills. Food dropped off at table but server never asked how it was. Requested ketchup multiple times from two different servers. Never offered dessert/coffee. Waited a long time for bill and then to pay. Waited a very long time for our jackets to be brought up from coat room after paying. The service was so bad, by the end of the night there was nothing we could do but laugh. (In fact we were surprised when they brought up the correct jackets.) The restaurant appeared to be severely understaffed (there was a large party in the back area) but Caren's should have considered closing the entire restaurant for the event - they obviously couldn't handle the number of customers in the restaurant. In addition it was very loud. I was particularly disappointed since I'd chosen Caren's for a special dinner with an out-of-town guest. I will not be going back.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

March 26, 2017

A friend and I went to catch up after some time not seeing each other. Carens space is lovely although they've tried to cram too many seats into uncomfortable spaces (in the tiny corridor between tables left and right, right up against the fireplace (a health and safety hazard!). This was acceptable only because the food, service and piano playing made up for the physical discomfort. Will go again and insist on sitting along exterior wall.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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Editor’s Pick
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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