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Ruby Watchco

730 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
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Ranked #35 of 6,654 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Service was impeccable, courses built one upon the other, tastes and portions done with an expertise second to none. The night we came started with a stunningly perfect duck terrine which was a worthwhile add on. Then the greens were lovely with a light vinaigrette. Mains were trout served with a mild mustard sauce that did not overwhelm the subtle... More

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Delta, B.C.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am a big fan of Lynn Crawford from her Food Network appearances and have watched her prepare the most amazing dishes. I expected that the food at her restaurant would be of similar quality, but sadly it was not at all special on the night we were there. The salad was lovely and fresh, dressed perfectly. Unfortunately, the remainder... More

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Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Ruby Watchco last weekend and we were not disappointed. We started our meal off with a cocktail and then started with a smoked trout salad which was fresh and delicious. We added the bone marrow to our meal and we literally wanted to lick the plate off but decided against it as we thought it... More

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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

First time at the new spot - What a treat , we were seated right in front of the kitchen and an arms length from the great Lynn Crawford preparing our meals for us ! This place runs like a well oiled machine - from the moment you sit down , to the moment you leave . Food is out... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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