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“Well worth going”
Review of Ruby Watchco

Ruby Watchco
Ranked #248 of 8,947 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: East End
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Have eaten at this establishment once plus gone for drinks....definitely would go back, the set menu is both delicious and very good value for money. Chef Lynn executes well and even manages to smile throughout and even acknowledge the diners. Very flexible in terms of the menu, if there is something you do not wish to have or have allergies, staff are willing to change.

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Thank KMH6868
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The former River Cafe - great place, transformed into a minimalist piece of nothing by Crawford et al.

Nice idea - pop round for dinner, like you would your best friend's house - eat what we serve up and leave.

The food is patchy - been there 5-6 times, sometimes it is delicious, other times it just doesn't work. Paid for it twice ourselves, the rest was being treated by friends from Leslieville.

And the noise. My god! Grand Central is quieter at rush hour, the service is chaotic and the management clueless. I would not choose to frequent Watchco for the basis reason - as other reviewers have stated - they have an attitude they are doing you a favour by letting you eat there. When in fact, it's the opposite.

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2  Thank IanCar
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

There's not much I can add to the to all of the amazing reviews of Ruby Watchco, Chef Lynn and the rest of the staff. We were here over a year ago and it's so encouraging to read the recent reviews and that the place continues to amaze!

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1  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great Service!
Great Food!
Great time!
Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The staff is accommodating and the food is remarkable. Family style sharing so If you don't like to share food this is not the place for you but certainly worth it! Great for groups of 4 or more. Run! don't walk to Ruby Watchco!

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We finally made our way to Ruby Watcho and it was well worth the effort. There was a lot of action happening inside and we enjoyed the employee's camaraderie. The menu is Prix Fixe excluding drinks, tax,and tip at $49 pp. The bartender was one of our servers and she was very attentive. We started with a green mix salad with poached pears and grilled eggplant, cheese shavings, fresh biscuits and a brown derby dressing. Absolutely delicious!. We took our time eating and waited a bit between courses. We just had to let our server know when we were ready for the next course. The main was brick chicken and ribs, grilled corn with dill, roast potatoes, red coleslaw. The flavours were complex in some of the dishes and layered to perfection. Plated cheese and various vegetables and olive paste followed and then we finished with chocolate pots & coffee creme. Divine. Everything is served family style which was really nice. Food was hot and presented with much thought.

Chef Lynn Crawford was plating and very involved in food service. She served several people herself, talked with us, mingled and was very down to earth. The atmosphere was full of excitement like a family dinner at Christmas time. We fully enjoyed our evening and look forward to going back soon! Highly recommend this restaurant as our experience was beyond our expectations.

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2  Thank Rivergirl1
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