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Ruby Watchco

#45 of 6,833 Restaurants in Toronto
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730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Warm & inviting Excellent meal.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
clothpony
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toronto ,canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
toronto ,canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Marmora, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 

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Port Moody, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Totonto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Ontario
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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!

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toronto
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

3 stars to food and 1 star to service. The staffs show no expression, did not explain the food and it took 20 mins to switch between entree to cheese plate and 20 mins from cheese to dessert. There was another problem with food potion. We had 6 persons and we got 2 salads to share. I look over to... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Upon arrival the enthusiasm by the Team was apparent. The personal attention provided throughout the evening was exceptional. From the Butternut Squash Salad, to the Rubbed Leg of Lamb, to the Pacific Rock Beets, ending with the Vanilla Lemon Mousse - the meal experience was outstanding. We look forward to our next visit so we can once again enjoy a... More 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?