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Ruby Watchco

#191 of 6,694 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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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Ruby Watch Co for a birthday dinner and was very disappointed with the entire dining experience. To start, the service was very disorganized. We had several wait staff come to the table to take orders that we had already placed. I waited 20 minutes for a cocktail that wasn't very good - I ordered it because it... More 

Thank kwornds
Kitchener, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So very disappointed to see the food go down in size and taste. The portions are so small now that one medium sized baked potato was to feed 4 of us which was cut into four slices. . The meat was so bland and tough we left half of it. . I use to leave here with raving reviews and... More 

Thank Reviewforyou1
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a long-awaited reservation for a special Saturday evening with extended family. We were all shocked by the noise level - absolutely ghastly. When we raised our concerns, we were eventually told the restaurant is aware of the problem. However, while nothing could be done regarding the loud din of a full restaurant of chatting diners, they did not turn... More 

Thank GG20025
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to Ruby Watchco after my first visit, which was about two years ago. The service was great, but the food was pretty disappointing. The salad was delicious - good sized portion as well. The portion size for the rest of the dishes was tiny. Above all, what was most disappointing about my experience was my main dish. The... More 

Thank Katherine_TO_123
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening out with friends at Ruby Watchco. We left feeling that they weren't getting it quite right, however. While the food was fantastic - everything you'd expect from Lynn Crawford - a combination of highly skilled food prep and artistry. The flavours, tastes and combinations of those were a delight. Our concern is serving sizes. We... More 

Thank rhonda_toronto
Toronto, ON
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Six of us ladies (50 +) had dinner last night at Ruby Watchco. Our waiter was good and the service was very good. Food was tasty but the portions were small. The cheese plate was one thin piece of cheese each about 1 " x 1", not exactly a cheese plate. Our complaint was the noise, the music was so... More 

Thank knmebh
London, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, 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?

Staying in East End

Neighborhood Profile
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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