We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ruby Watchco

730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #27 of 6,639 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

223 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    152
    40
    19
    8
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Have eaten at the restaurant about half a dozen times since it opened. Three of us last dined there at the beginning of August 2014, and was disappointed with the experience compared to the past. The service (hostess and servers) used to friendly, warm, funny, personable and very knowledgeable. Recently it was knowledgeable. The portions used to be generous. Estimate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was delicious. Chef Lora and her team did a great job. Our server Antony was so funny and really just made you feel like you had been there many times before. Loved the experience. It does tend to get a bit warm if they have a full house, so don't wear heavy clothes. Can't wait to go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Three of us were very pleased with our visit to Ruby Watchco last night (8/14/14) We were greeted right away and were shown to our table, which was towards the back of the restaurant, close to the kitchen area, so we were able to see the team in action. Chef Lynn was in the house when we arrived which of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wow! I love the concept of creating a menu on a daily basis based on the best seasonal ingredients available. The portions are generous and are meant to be shared. We had every bit of our food and the ambience was fabulous. What a fun and delicious dining experience. Lynn was there and man I love her. You can tell... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've heard it said that Toronto is a culinary wasteland. I had thought that was a tad over the top, but I've found another tumbleweed in the wilderness. My husband and I just got home from our wedding anniversary dinner at Ruby Watchco. Decor is derivitive - standard urban industrial. Noise level was awful. Bathroom smelled a little pee-y. And... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Ruby Watchco on August 12, 2014, and we were rather disappointed. I don't want to sound negative but I was expecting a lot more, based on reviews and on the ownership. Out of the $49/person pre fix menu - dinner rolls were the best... The roasted plum salad was ok but drenched in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Forest Hills, NY
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I ate here on a recent visit to Toronto. The place was great. Our meal lasted about three hours and was enjoyable. It was nice not to be rushed. We did the wine pairing, which I would recommend. The only complaint was that they would forget to bring our wine with some of the dishes and we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had called to see if I could make last minute dinner reservations for dinner Saturday night at 9pm on Thursday and to my surprise after leaving a message, someone called me promptly Friday morning at 10am with an available seating time. From start to finish the food was delicious, the portions were beyond generous, and the staff is truly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There are only 2 sittings per night. We called last night (a busy Saturday) just as the first sitting would be getting underway. Left a message, to our surprise they called back immediately & were welcomed to 'come on down'. The last table in the house was ours or we could sit at the bar. We chose the back corner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dartmouth, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited on a Friday night and had a really good meal. As stated earlier , the food is served "family style" and you pass the plates around and share. Our server was also the resident wine guy! Very knowledgeable and did a really good job matching a wine with each course. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ruby Watchco also viewed

 

Been to Ruby Watchco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ruby Watchco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing