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

#68 of 6,881 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$
Canadian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 244 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed

Phone call to book reservation for family birthday celebration.Expecting out of town guests and excited to take them to RW-Co. Employee stated seating times and when I mentioned that we might like to stay and visit with our guests I was advised that we must leave at designated time. Needless to say... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
MAEG45
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Phone call to book reservation for family birthday celebration.Expecting out of town guests and excited to take them to RW-Co. Employee stated seating times and when I mentioned that we might like to stay and visit with our guests I was advised that we must leave at designated time. Needless to say No Bookings were made. Phone manner quite abrasive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I like the food at Ruby Watchco. You don't choose what you get (except for a couple of options for extra courses, which would require a huge appetite). I have been there twice, a couple of months apart, and the menu was very similar: salad with a yummy biscuit; fish cooked on a plank with side dishes; tiny piece of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
toronto ,canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Truly a wonderful experience! Book well in advance ...... pre-selected menu, posted on line. Excellent evening out , an evening to remember!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dined at Ruby Watchco last night for the first time and had a great experience. The food was spot on especially for a cold December night in Toronto. Chef Lynn has managed to bring her flare of fine food from her past posts at the Four Seasons in Toronto and New York and mix it with some really good homestyle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Marmora, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The food, amazing, interesting, fresh, organic, perfect. The staff really lovely, all of them. Ms Crawford - a true lady, charming, kind, generous (she took the time to sign my cookbook) and though she has quite the steely exterior you do catch a glimpse of a softer side, especially when she laughs. The meal was a surprise for me and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Port Moody, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had to book this dinner weeks in advance, special seating times, pre-selected menu, booking confirmation days in advance and so on. Though the service was good, it seemed like organized chaos for the most part, some tables appeared to get exclusive service while others like ours were given minimals of service. ( maybe we were not on the who's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of the top ten restaurant dinners we have ever had. Food is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. The salmon was cooked perfectly; a salad had a beautiful currant dressing which was exquisite. Basically we ate everything on our plates! Family style service, very friendly and engaging wait staff. Chef Lynn was very accessible, though of course working hard. Great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

What can I say about Ruby Watchco…….simply lovely! The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting. Although it is a small space you do not at all feel cramped. The food is served family style so there is a true sense of sharing and family when you dine. I was there with a large group of people some of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Totonto
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had high expectations for this restaurant because I had heard so much about Chef Lynn Crawford. I like family style restaurants and I wasn't even put off by the set menu, which in our case was chicken with cranberries and orange jus. However, I was put off by the fact that all the dishes but had sweet undertones. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ontario
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love this place. We have been about 5 times as couples and once with kids. Set menu is always tasty, fresh and seasonal. The bar menu is great as well. Make sure you have some cheese biscuits!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 465-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ruby Watchco and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Toronto, Canada

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ruby Watchco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?