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Ruby Watchco

730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
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Ranked #30 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Eight of us went to this restaurant on Saturday night. I had heard very good things about it, and we made our way from the west end, just to try it. We arrived early, but our table was ready, so we were disappointed to wait at least a half an hour before we were served a drink. The set menu... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went to Ruby Watchco this week with family, what a great experience. This is not a huge restaurant and it features an open concept kitchen with chef Laura, front and centre assembling her special of the day. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Lynn Crawford, of pitching in and chopped Canada fame. This is a family style restaurant,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went with 9 women for dinner. Great atmosphere and very yummy food. We loved the family style as it made sharing easy. No decision to make when ordering as it is been done for you. Also the set price makes it easy when paying with a group of women.

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went there last week for a big birthday party - 8 people. Overall, it was an excellent experience. Food was delicious. Some highlights: Golden beet salad was fresh and tasty. I don't like beets but this salad was good. The main was salmon and it was delicious! The fennel side was not overpowering, roasted enough so you know it is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Ottawa, Canada
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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.

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Oakville, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 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

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

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Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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

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