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  • Address:
    19 Toronto Street
    Toronto, ON M5C 2R1
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Rosewater Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.libertygroup.com/rosewater/
  • Phone: (416) 214-5888
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Tuesday to Saturday: 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Dale Meek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Rosewater Thursdays - Life After Work. Every Thursday 5pm-8pm. Features + Specials on classic cocktails, draft beers and select wines by the glass or by the bottle.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adelaide
  • Public Transit: The Rosewater is two short blocks east and one north of King subway station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street or at several nearby above and below ground parking lots.
A word from Rosewater
Minutes from Toronto's Financial and Theatre districts, the Rosewater offers a fresh and unique dining experience. From the intimate setting of the upper mezzanine level, which overlooks the main dining room, to the self-contained supper club on the lower level, this building lends an air of romance and casual decadence when dining on a fusion of modern classics.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Thanks to summerlicious, if not i will never notice this amazing place. Wasn't expecting much but no harm to try with the $20 lunch menu. and OMG, it's suprisingly good, the food that we ordered are so good. Will definitely come back and try the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of my favourite restaurants, I am drawn by both the great food and the lovely surroundings. This time, we were seated upstairs. I will not do that again as it is dim and really set up for groups. As a table of two, we got lost in the shuffle of the wait crew focussing their attention on the bigger groups. Downstairs is much better for smaller tables. Suggest the restaurant reserve upstairs ecxclusively for groups of 6+"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was attentive, albeit slow as they were busy. Good quality declined. The snapper was very fishy and heavily salted to mask the flavour. The hen was too greasy. Dessert was average."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My first time dining at Rosewater was amazing. I had heard many good things so I was hoping for a pleasant experience and was not disappointed. In fact, the meal, the ambiance, the location and the food exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Rosewater to anyone looking to plan a special event, to celebrate a milestone, or for a romantic evening. It truly was wonderful. I will return."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I came here for Summerlicious and the menu was great! My steak was cooked perfectly. Delicious peach crumble. The restaurant has a lot of private dining areas it seems and it would be perfect for a party! Looking forward to coming back to try the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We went there for Summerlicious and enjoyed our meal. I ordered the Mushroom Cappuccino (a soup), followed by the Spicy Cornish Hen and Peach Crumble. My hubby ordered the Shrimp Appetizer, Grilled Snapper as his Main course, followed by a trio of Sherbet. Both Main Courses were very good and tasty. The soup was lukewarm though which I was not too crazy about. Overall, the meal was very enjoyable and services were very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had previously gone to Rosewater for Winterlicious and the meal was outstanding. Unfortunately Summerlicious was a huge disappointment. The appetizer (shrimp) was incredibly oversalted, almsost to the point of being inedible. It was described as "Passion Fruit Glazed Tiger Shrimp, Asian Vegetable Slaw, Tangerine Dressing" but was actually a few shrimp with stirfried peppers. You couldn't taste the passion fruit or the tangerine, only salt. The entrée (hen) was surprisingly bland and flavourless. The chicken was good but the risotto tasted like something from a frozen TV dinner. The dessert and service were excellent, but overall, the experience was a let down."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went here for summerlicious and left wanting more."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went here for Summerlicious. Service was attentive and personable. Great atmosphere. I liked that they didn't rush you out. Had tiger shrimp starter which was pretty decent but didn't knock my socks off. Steak was pretty tender and delish. My friend's fish was a bit lacking. Dessert (raspberry trifle) was AMAZING. Margarita had too much salt on the rim, my drink tasted like the ocean. Great spot, but not a must-see."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was disappointed. The Trifle was not up to par."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Excellent Summerlicious lunch, with very good service. We were accommodated on the mezzanine after we asked for a quieter table - the main floor was very noisy. The starter of torched Woolwich goat cheese with grilled summer vegetable antipasto, basil vinaigrette was particularly lovely."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I went to the Rosewater for lunch for summerlicious. The service was excellent and the food was nice. However, I was disappointed that the fish I had was a bit rubbery and the dessert (peach crumble) although tasty didn't wow me. It was also very noisey and hard to hear my lunch companion."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were a group of first-timers and people who dined at Rosewater many years ago, we dined for 2014 Summerlicious lunch. Everyone was pleased with their lunch selections, the food tasted great, portions were generous. The dining room was nicely decorated, the grey high-backed benches were stunning. Wait staff was friendly and accomodating. We would return again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I came to know this restaurant through summerlicious. Been here 3 times and was never disappointed! The atmosphere is perfect for a special romantic date or a one on one date with a girlfriend. The service is top notch, from the time you step into the door you are instantly greeted and have your coat checked in if wearing one. Once seated you are brought over a bread platter with whipped butter and infused olive oil, then recommend some drinks. When the meal arrives, they explain it to you in such a way it gets you excited to eat (the food is always beautifully plated and the taste NEVER disappointed me yet!). During the meal my server never failed to come by to ask how the dish is! You feel welcomed and leave satisfied!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "we thourougly enjoyed the Summerlicious menu, lots of great choices and it was all very tasty. well done and we will definately return for another occassion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. We had your Summerlicious prix fixe menu. We would love to try the main dish menu. We came on a night that there was quite a boisterous wedding party there. It was an excellent start to our evening at the theatre with friends."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had heard of it and mean to try it at some point. Decided to go for it during summerlicious. Great venue, lovely staff, amazing food. Very pleasant experience. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went there with a party of 4 plus a baby in a stroller. They didn't forget about the stroller and we had a table with enough space to fit the stoller. +1 Also opened for lunch on a Saturday when most restaurants seem to only open for diner. +1 The noise level was pretty low and service was really good, as I would have expected from this place. Food was good, not outstanding though, but for a 20$ lunch, that was really good value for the money. Also, they are not trying to inflate the bill with the drinks and other sides. We ordered fresh house-made juice for 4$, that would usually go for 7+$ in most other places. Overall, the whole party was pleasantly surprised and I would surely recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Rosewater was beyond expectations. It's off the beaten path for a downtown restaurant, but once you walk through the front doors you're surprised at how large, elegant and sophisticated the place is. Wonderful ambiance, food was excellent and service was perfect. I will definitely come back to this restaurant and bring a few new faces too."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Rosewater delivered, again. Great food, thoughtful service, stunning surroundings."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Summerlicious meal was just the right size and a great combination of tastes. Staff was attentive and friendly. Really enjoyed our dinner at Rosewater and will return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was great. Venue was beautiful. Outdoor patio needs to be up to par with the inside. Great bar and seating area there. Would have liked to see that later on to see how it worked if full of customers."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent, great portions and done really well. Was a great experience for the entire group I went with. The service was a bit slow, but considering it was the middle of lunch and Summerlicious I was expecting the delays."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place was packed! apparently on Thursdays it is a big hit because of cheaper drinks which changes the nice ambiance we got on our last visit. Food was still amazing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The place was nice but my friend and I got placed upstairs with two large group of people dining there. They were extremely loud, I could barely hear what my friend was telling me. Their service was fine, but their food was a disappointment. Everything was relatively blend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I ate at the Rosewater for lunch for Summerlicious. The restaurant was beautiful. There is a waterfall and the vibe is very modern Morrocan. The food though was nothing special, although not bad. I started with the shrimp with salad. The salad wasn't crispy at all (it was a cooked slaw) and the shrimp tased very "fishy". I then had fish with a chickpea salad. The salad was delicious with chickpeas and chorrizo, but the fish was overcooked. Dessert for me was trifle which was very delicious with fresh berries but nothing too exciting. I may not return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, our waiter Sergio was fantastic in spite of the fact it was busy....but the noise level was very loud...hard to have a conversation....some kind of buffer is need on those high ceilings. A great place for four or more to dine, but ambience not good if you are looking for a quiet dinner for two."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great Summerlicious lunch. Very generous portions and great service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was one of the best Summerlicious experiences I've ever had. The service was great, the food was amazing, and overall a must."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We experienced Rosewater summerlicious lunch the ambience was nice, the food was very good. It was an overall pleasant experience, it was nice to have a little more of an elegant experience at lunch time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "it takes almost 2 hours to order, get the food and finish lunch. Must speed-up the service! Thank you"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Average food, fair pricing and good noise level. Our server, Galen, was genuine and provided great service. Would recommend, although our request for a special arrangement was ignored."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful 25th Anniversary together at the Rosewater. The service was absolutely fantastic and the food was mouth watering. The staff went out of their way to make us feel special. We plan to attend this location much more often."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Delicious, high-quality food with great service. The French onion soup w/ melted brie is especially good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service and presentation were excellent; food was just average."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "To whom it may concern, Our dining experience on Friday was fantastic. I truly felt that the staff went above and beyond to make sure that we would have a nice evening. The Scallop appetizer was a favourite for both of us, and the 12oz Strip Loin steak with potatoes onion and goat cheese was to die for. The server was very attentive and went the extra mile, we truly appreciated the complimentary dessert and Prosecco, it was a nice touch. The only drawback was it was a little too quiet for my liking, although I'm sure many people would appreciate it. Thanks so much! Justin"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "... not to mention very good food. Was there with my niece and my sister for a spur of the moment dinner to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We had tuna tartar, french onion soup, tagliatelle, duck breast and salmon - all of which were beautifully prepared. But the service was truly outstanding - not too fast or too slow. We arrived at 7:15pm and by 9:15pm we were quite sated and ready to depart. I have been to this restaurant before and I will certainly be returning. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "much too quiet for early dinner before a show…hardly anyone in the restaurant service too slow, even to get a cocktail…nobody there!?"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "On Thursday they have happy hours. It's too loud therefore you could hear your neighbour . Next time I will try Friday ."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I hadn't been there in a while. Thought I'd give it another try. Bland food with chewy chicken. Service was harried and I felt like we were asking for too much and the restaurant was half empty. I can understand why. They need to revamp the kitchen and staff. The location is amazing, the decor is gorgeous....there is potential!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014