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Carens Wine and Cheese Bar - CLOSED

158 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A8, Canada
+1 416-962-5158
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
May 7, 2016
“Fresh and tasty, but not memorable”
Feb 9, 2016
“Okay food but doesn't quite make it relative to others in the hood”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Soups
158 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A8, Canada
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

Service was friendly and attentive. Appreciated that they didn't rush us at lunch, and even tried to point out the nicest tables. Food was fresh and tasty, but nothing unusual. Fish cakes were light, which was nice, with a lovely fish flavour rather than too...More

Thank Perpetual-Motion1
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Reasonably good food esp steak but a so so wine list and ambience - doesn't quite hold a candle to several of the other local resto/bistros in the neighbourhood.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed January 27, 2016

If you love cheese this is a special place cuz they really know how to pair their wine with the cheese plus the food is just as good and the patio in the back is like your in another world worth taking a date for...More

Thank Talinmalin123
Reviewed January 9, 2016

I took my 20 year old daughter to Carens 2 days ago for a late lunch. We were the only guests in the restaurant. While a cute spot we immediately noticed nothing was clean. The wine glass stems were dirty with water marks all over...More

Thank Melbak
Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Our server brought two of our three dishes after 45 minutes. The third one followed at least 5 minutes later. It was so cold in the restaurant that I kept my coat on throughout. Food was pretty good but was over shadowed by sub-par service.

Thank marthajoan
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Awful awful awful. Food is okay but it will take 2 hours for you to see food. Service is horrible and they don't even know the menu. No way this place should survive and no idea how it has survived so far. Dire. Stay away...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed November 29, 2015

In a word, we didn't experience Rosedale Carens. The man at the front of the room chased our party away. It was Saturday evening after the annual Cavalcade of Lights. Caren's was certainly busy but still appeared well under control. The front man could have...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were excited to have a newbie on the block. That excitement ended badly. Quite possibly, the restaurant isn't ready for a lunchtime trade and should wait until they at least, have a tried and true lunch menu. We were seated quickly by a friendly...More

Thank busyeater
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We sat at the bar and it felt like we were the only guests in the house! Fun, friendly and fantastic food! We have the meat and cheese board to share and then I had mussels and fries - delicious! Would highly recommend yorkville's best...More

1  Thank LittleMissWoww
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wow... what a disappointment. We heard a lot of positive things about this restaurant, but had a terrible dinner there yesterday. The actually ran out of many of the dishes on the menu - which was very embarrassing for our waiter. The sardine appetizer was...More

Thank Randal P
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Restaurant Details

French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Soups
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-962-5158
  • E-mail
Yorkville's hidden gem; Carens wine and cheese is a quaint, rustic French restaurant specializing in a vast selection of wine and cheese from all over the world. Serving lunch and dinner every day of the week and classic brunch on weekends, Carens boasts a unique dining experience and a delightful summer patio unlike any other.
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