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Restaurant type

  • French,

Cuisine type

  • Bistro,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Take Out,
  • Lounge,
  • Breakfast,
  • Brunch,
  • Daily Specials,
    • Fine Dining,
    • Comfortable Booths,
    • Resto Bar,
    • Online Menu,
  • more...
  • less...

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1118 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L6
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Ratings & Reviews - Carens Rosedale

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January 6, 2020

Jeremiah is the perfect combination of professional and friendly! Dinner was a Christmas gift for my niece and now she wants the same thing for her birthday! A wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and outstanding service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2020

Although the restaurant wasn’t very busy, the service was very slow. Our main course was very good, but the dessert was burnt. When we pointed it out to our server, he said he would tell the chef. We asked for the bill twice. When it finally came, the dessert cost had not been removed from. When we pointed it out, the bill was revised with half the cost of the dessert removed. It should have been totally removed. I didn’t argue since I was treating my fiend to lunch and didn’t want to cause a scene. Not sure if I will return to Carens again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

January 1, 2020

It was New Year's eve, the staff made us feel very welcome, our dinner was just wonderful. Left with a wonderful feeling.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 21, 2019

Surprisingly all three of us loved our meal. Food really was good. Atmosphere cosy. A lovely neighbourhood restaurant where food seems to have really improved lately. Service was fine. Owner attentive, all good. A casual, unpretentious place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 16, 2019

The service was pleasant but we were not informed of the price of the special --nowhere did it appear, not om the chalkboard outside and not on the menu. The waitress should have told us, when she described it, especially since it was almost TWICE as much as the other dishes of that category. Also, every request, such as ice or pepper, required more than one reminder.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

December 7, 2019

We made a reservation for a ladies dinner. When we walked in, we waited 5 minutes or so and no one greeted us. Finally someone came and showed us to our table. There was a large party, crowding our table b/c it was next to the bar. Someone asked if we wanted our coats so I took mine off but then the person left and never came back. We sat there for twenty minutes before anyone came to take our drink orders. We didn’t have drink menus, so we could only order water (and a drink menu). Someone then gave us a drink menu but it took another mins 15 before I was able to flag someone down to give us a food menu. Our arrived around 630pm and we didn’t get menus until well after 7:15pm! We ordered the classic fondue to start. It was alright. I liked it b/c you can’t get fondue at many places. But it wasn’t fantastic. The waitress came to ask for our mains and 2 of us knew what we wanted, so we told her. The other 2 didn’t know yet, so the waitress said she’d come back but I think she forgot about us b/c we had to flag her down again. Our meals were okay, but nothing special considering the poor service we were receiving. No one ever came to check on us. After dinner we ordered dessert. I was warned the chocolate cake would take 20 mins. No problem. My friend wanted the creme brûlée but they were out so she got an apple tart. After the 20 mins the waitress told us that the kitchen messed up another party and we were being given the creme brûlée instead of the chocolate cake, and the apple tart. We felt like second class citizens. The waitress was nice, but not very attentive. We didn’t feel like they even cared we were there b/c they had other bigger parties. They didn’t give us the time of day and you shouldn’t either. I wouldn’t come back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

November 19, 2019

We had a lovely meal. Our waiter was new and did a great job. Thanks.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 18, 2019

Fantastic date night, at the perfect spot. Service from Ramzey was exceptional. Highly recommend for a cozy, classy, delightful evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

I LOVE Caren's!!! The food is exceptionally good. From the Americano coffee to the omelettes to the Nicoiçe salad. The French onion soup, too, is the best! I can't recommend this place highly enough.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2019

Attentive service by the owner; excellent food - everything prepared on site. Friends loved the mussels.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2019

Great dinner and service. My ravioli was cold when first served, but the friendly staff quickly fixed it up. I’ll be returning to this nice, unpretentious local spot.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 18, 2019

Great experience having the cheese fondue!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2019

Cozy, attentive service and delicious food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

excellent food, service was top notch!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

The food and service once again was amazing! Brought my Mom to the restaurant. She said that the French onion soup was the best she had ever had, and I would totally agree. Great experience. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2019

Caren's is a great bistro; I wish we lived closer so that it could be our "local" spot... Congratulations on 16 years of success.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2019

They were very accommodating and friendly and the food, as always was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

Service was impeccable. Special requests were provided and seamless.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Thank you for a great time. Look forward to more! Bob Daniels

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 24, 2019

Our neighbor hood go to. See you soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2019

I had supper at Carens for the first time and had a very good meal. The ambiance was pleasant and there was a pianist playing, which was a nice tough. The service was attentive. The prices are reasonable and the selection of food and wines was quite diverse. The only negative was the poor air conditioning which resulted in a slightly warm room.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2019

Lovely meal .attentive service. We will be back !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2019

We had a summerlicious lunch which was yummy, although the beet salad was an extremely small portion. Meg waited on us -- she had a sense of humour and was quite helpful as we decided on wine.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2019

Service friendly and good Meal was lovely - 7$ for a half glass of orange juice that was obviously Minute Maid is ridiculous- We had to send back the chocolates fondue as it arrived having separated from the butter - it was replaced quickly which was nice Spending 50$ on orange juice for the 6 of us is just nuts - doubt I will return

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 7, 2019

Jeremiah was a dream host and Carens ambassador. The decor is lovely - cosy and comfy without being fussy. Food was delicious - was visiting for the first time as part of Summerlicious but will be back given the excellent service and food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2019

good food and superb service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2019

Will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2019

We had a great time at Carens. We went for the Thursday buck a shuck oysters and wound up splitting several dishes. Everything was delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2019

Great restaurant. Great ambiance. Great food and great service. We love it!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2019

We had a really great time celebrating a birthday. The fondue for two was delicious!!! We also shared the chocolate fondue for dessert which was excellent. Our server was very attentive ...liked him a lot! Nice ambience too. I will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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