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1118 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L6
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Opening at 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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,

Ratings & Reviews - Carens Rosedale

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April 22, 2019

Our poached salmon dinner was divine, prepared to perfection, even more enhanced considering the impeccable, charming service. Not only are the meals consistently superb, but dining in this lovely atmosphere, without blaring background music, where we were able to comfortably converse in this great neighbourhood restaurant. Many thanks, we will be back this week.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 21, 2019

Service was fine but the food was not ggod at all. Eggs benny with grav lox terrible.. Holandais sause tasted like it was made from a premix powder, the grav lox were old dry and fishy, the english muufin was old store bought and the salad was probably mixed greens from costco. The lattes we had were also very bad... Watery and tasteless. No idea how to make a decent coffee. This place needs a new cook and someone to teach them how to make coffee or don't serve breakfast...to say it is afrench restaurant is a farce and an insult to the french and its cuisine.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

April 14, 2019

Great food and great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 7, 2019

It took a VERY long time to get food from the time we sat down. They ran out of one of the items that my friend ordered and made a substitution, which was disappointing to her, as she would have chosen a different main course if she had been given the chance to. The restaurant did take her meal off of the final bill.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

April 2, 2019

Very happy. This was my first time here as I always wanted to try cheese fondue. The food was great and the staff were great to. Deffinetly a place to go Monday night after work. Was able to relax, unwind and fully enjoy every aspect of my experience here. Would definitely recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2019

We were the only ones there at 5:30 on a Saturday. It was a wonderful experience overall.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

Very pleasant visit

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

Would definitely return. Great food, great ambience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

as usual, all very satisfactory!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

We had a delightful dinner. The food was very good. The wine was well priced. Although the wine we first ordered was out of stock, and not indicated as such on the Wine List. The suggested replacement wine was quite acceptable. Service was very good. Proper attention paid and not pushy. Pianist was too loud, but we stupidly didn't complain. We would return.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2019

So happy to have a spectacular place for lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2019

Everything was good until I chewed an elastic band in my onion soup. I shall take a picture but the waiter just took the plate into kitchen and walked back pretending nothing happened. NOT EVEN CAME TO US TO EXPLAIN OR APOLOGIZE. I felt somehow they were showing their “ attitude “ to us and I felt very uncomfortable. Food is great and I do like the fondue and the braised poussin. However, I'm fully disappointed with their service and probably won’t visit again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

February 25, 2019

Good lobster Benny

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

An amazing experience and delicious meal-always is!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

Haven’t been there in a couple of years, like wine, this guys get better Great cuisine and fantastic prices Will not be that long before we go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Excellent service and tasty food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2019

Although we had the restaurant almost to ourselves I was taken with the warmth of the staff and the exceptional food / service. Will be back. Thx

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2019

We've been to Caren's before and had a great meal. We were excited to try WInterlicious at Carens. The meal started strong with the appetizer. We all had the mushroom soup. Unfortunately two of the mains: the steak frites and duck confit, were below average. The steak was tough and the duck confit had no flavour and lacked the characteristic crispy skin of this dish. The server was nice enough to offer another option from the menu, and fortunately the risotto was very good. For dessert, we had the chocolate cake and the poached pear. The chocolate cake was good, but the poached pear was still hard and inedible. All in all we had a nice time - the vibe and service were good. But Carens needs to be more consistent with the quality of food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

February 2, 2019

We had such a great time at Caren's! Fabulous fondue, great, friendly service. Cosy and welcoming atmosphere on a cold winter afternoon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2019

Been often to Carens and this was one of the better nights. Everything was wonderful and really enjoyed great friendly service from Heather. Food was top notch and just love Buck A Shuck Thurs The oysters were great ofwhich I had 12 of ;-) (is there a new Chef?) Also great music and enjoyed the live piano player set.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2019

Excellent dinner and service as always!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 19, 2019

Everything was excellent with the exception of a table of five very LOUD women seated near us. Of course, Carens Rosedale has nothing to do with this but it was the only negative aspect of a wonderful meal and excellent service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2019

Nice brunch spot: quiet enough to talk, exposed brick, gas fireplace, great margaritas.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

In spite to have booked for the 31st of December and hoping that the late time at 9 pm would not deter the service or the kitchen we quickly realized that we had nothing to worry... From the reception through the service the staff could not have been more professional and warm The food was nothing short of divine!!! I highly suggest this place as one of the finest restaurants in Toronto if anyone wants to have a superior meal. And I ought to know it since I have been in TO for the last 45 years... Just go and enjoy it you will really appreciate it

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2018

Everything was excellent, wouldn’t change a thing!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2018

A lovely place with considerable charm. We had the octopus as an appetizer ... wonderfully tender and beautifully seasoned. Charcuterie platter as well, quite nice. Mussels for an entree ... good, though not exceptional. The service was wonderful, just enough to make sure we were looked after and happy, friendly but not cloying The presentation is superb, each dish delivered on carefully considered dishware. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2018

Much improved relative to previous visits

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 3, 2018

Despite a very few other customers at the restaurant, the service was poor and the food took ages to come. When it did come, the order was incorrect and food ok, but not great as on previous visits. Eggs Benedict tasted like vinagar and the bacon was over cooked and tough. Additionally the only server on hand was ill, and told customers. It’s very unappetizing to be served food and beverages by someone who is not well. Repeated touching of our beverage glasses while serving food was not welcome. Will not visit this restaurant again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

November 23, 2018

Cozy, French Bistro feel.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 13, 2018

It's a shame that we cannot share the fondue when we are 4. It's only portion for 2 people. The aim of the fondue is to share with friends But food was good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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