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Ruby Watchco

#126 of 6,627 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
East End
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730 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
(416) 465-0100
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our 48th anniversary, we returned to the city of our growing up- Toronto- and made the choice of Ruby Watchco for a Friday night dinner. Thank goodness we made a reservation online a few days before- the place was full of happy, chatting diners, yet we felt no rush and no hints to vacate the table. People must know... More 

Thank dainaj2014
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicklebrook & Ruby Watcho dinner pairing event, top notch ! Just have to say thank you to both Ruby Watcho & Nicklebrook Brewery for an exceptional night out! It was a special evening for us, as we were hosting our store Manager and his lovely wife to a celebratory birthday dinner out... A special shout out to Mary, at Ruby... More 

Thank Joy J
Kitchener, Canada
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great spot!!! Ruby Watchco is hip, vibrant and FUN, from the urban location to the chic, modern décor to the laid back, happy waitstaff and - last but not least - the amazing food! My husband and I loved the menu fixe, the not having to choose, just trusting the skilled chefs with the pairings and accompaniments. Everything... More 

Thank Limonadita
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a bottle of wine and waited too long for food to arrive. Drinking wine with no food is not a good combination when hungry. When serving family style service needs to be faster. Also when we are a party of two I DO NOT want to yell to be heard. Got home and my ears were still ringing.... More 

Thank Suzanne K
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five of us went last night and had an outstanding dinner. Among us they accommodated one no gluten/no dairy, one no garlic and one generally picky person and they did so, to their credit, with a smile. It resulted in slower service but I don't blame the kitchen for that. The salad was a good start- very... More 

Thank Sandra B
Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Our expectations were very high with the reputation and the visibility of chef Lynn Crawford on food Channel. Although, there were a little something missing. Well ok the music was a little bit loud and the waiter was a little bit rough with the dinning ware but it was more than that. The food was good but not exceptional. A... More 

Thank B9445AAerict
Seagrave, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We first went in August for my birthday. Then with family in fron NS in Feb. always unique and amazing. Great service. Chef Lynn spoke with us and we got or picture with her. Great night.

Thank kbt1959
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went with another couple and had a wonderful meal. It is a set prix fixe menu ($54) that they post a few days in advance on their website. They offer an additional app and an additional main ($18 each). The additional dishes are ideal for sharing if you have a group of four or more. Otherwise, it would be... More 

Thank Charlie P
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I took my partner here for his birthday. We'd been before but it had been awhile. We were not disappointed. The meal was wonderful, although one could argue there was too much food. The service was perfect. A special thanks to Antony for his extra special care.

Thank rbgauthier
Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

When we decided to have our wedding meal at Ruby Watchco, the upstairs space was still (I think) relatively new. Based on previous experience with Chef Crawford's cooking, we booked our wedding dinner without viewing the new space. It did not disappoint. The family style service works great for a small wedding (we were 14 people, brides included) and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 465-0100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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