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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerInternational
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Great Summerlicious lunch. Very generous portions and great service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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 really enjoyed our meal I had the duck and it was cooked beautifully and they had great wines by the glass"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "... 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "excellent space, not jammed up close to any tables"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great spot for dinner however the noise form the happy hour bar was deafening"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our server, Daniel, was excellent. And the food was delicious, as I expected. This was only my second time at Rosewater. The first time was for lunch a couple of years ago. It was very nice and that is what brought us back for dinner on this occasion. An elegant restaurant which I think has some old world charm when it is not too busy."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The Rosewater has maintained its high standing within the community of Toronto fine dining establishments. The decor is elegant and atmosphere is grand. The food was attractive and delicious. The portions were substantial. I recommend the late harvest beets for starters. A pleasant taste experience. The lobster raviolli was surperb. The 12 oz. medium steak was cooked properly and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and vegetables. I treated myself to a cocktail. The famous Rosewater Punch. It was excellent and well presented. The overall service was excellent. The staff were pleasant and attentive from the moment we arrived to when we left. I will be back to dine there again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Thrusday night are really busy at Rosewater. It took our server a long time for them to seve us however the good was great. We went to rose water not knowing it was happy hour "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Perfect place if you're looking for something not over the top nor too out there. Great service and food, restaurant is nicely appointed."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Terrible Terrible service. Took us 3+ hours to have dinner....food was good but not great"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was fine, but not great. For the price ($42 entrée of lamb chops for example) I expected better quality meat. It was tough to chew and not that flavourful. Ingredients should have been higher quality in general. The service was good and the place itself is open and enjoyable with interesting architecture. Photos of celebrities on the wall were interesting, but didn't see any more recent that 2007, so I expect the place was once better than it is."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service, Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate a friend's birthday - truly memorable experience!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Staff, ambiance, wine list, appetizers and dessert were what we exepcted from a restaurant of this calibre. Main course - a miss. Duck arrived in a beautiful presentation. The first few slices cut like butter. But after that, I could barely cut through the breast slices. At one point I had to spit out what I was chewing because it was impossible to break it down to swallow. My wife was served raw potatoes with her main course. When we spoke to the waiter he commented that "it happens sometimes when you get a tough duck breast but 9 out of 10 times its perfect". He said the potatoes at the bottom sometimes aren't cooked through so as not to burn the top layer. Both explanations were unacceptable as was the lack of an apolpgy."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Waiter & hostess were exceptional, service was superb"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The duck entree was really good however, the korean fusion dish with the noodles was really dry with the pork. If you want asian food, go to an asian place. Still gave a good tip, it wasn't the server's fault the pork was dry."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Despite the slightly limited options to choose from, the food was great. Not the first time that I've been to Rosewater so would say it consistently lives up to the standards."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was very good and tasty. Tuna was well seared and duck was good. Presentation of the food is well arranged."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Appetizer Good: scallop risotto Bad: ice-cold bread For myself, I ordered a medium rare striplion with a half lobster. The lobster was dry, wife's duck confit was overcooked as well. Instead of getting a medium rare, I received a well done, the server claims it's because of the ambient lightning, causing it to look white. The server was nice enough to give me another one, but she kept insisting the original piece was done properly. So to avoid any further complications, I asked for a rare replacement instead and it was also well done, I just gave up and ate as much as I could. I still gave a 15% tip as I don't want anymore trouble from the restaurant, but there was no "thanks" from both the server or the receiption as we were leaving."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was excellent, with the waiter tending to our every need and making great recommendations. The quality and quantity of food was superb, especially for the price compared to other high end restaurants. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was in Toronto for business and wanted to take my father, who lives near Toronto, for dinner. I made the reservation at Rosewater because according to what I saw on their website, they had a varied and eclectic menu. They did not disappoint. The service was attentive but not intrusive, friendly, and efficient. The interior of the restaurant was open, airy, and very beautifully decorated. The food was excellently prepared and elegantly presented. Everything arrived hot and fresh. The coffee (one of my 'litmus tests' of a restaurant) was excellent; flavourful, and strong without having either a burnt taste or excessive acidity. Well done, Rosewater. I will definitely return again when I am next in Toronto. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Rosewater and again, we were not disappointed. The attentive service and wonderful food make for a splendid dining experience. I had mentioned on booking that it was for a birthday supper and when we got our bill, they mentioned that they had covered the cost of dessert. When we were being seated, the maître d' asked "Isn't this where you sat last time you were here?" That was about a year ago!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Though it's located in a very historic building and has many architectural features that suggest "the good old days", the Rosewater definitely has a very contemporary vibe thanks to its music and beautiful progressive interior design. The wait staff were professional without being "coincé" as we say in French (stuck-up or snooty), very friendly but not intrusive. As for the food, heaven served on dishes! Salads offer extremely generous portions (you might want to share one). Main courses prepared with flair and absolutely exquisite-tasting. The dessert was quite good but not out of this world (competition is tough in this city). An excellent selection of wines to choose from, although they could have a few more options by the glass."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My fiance and I went there for a dinner during the week after work. Everything was delicious. I would recommend the duck confit pot pie, and the molten chocolate cake. It was not too busy while we were there, and the service was attentive to our needs. Overall a great experience and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating a milestone birthday and it was an awesome dinner. The food was absolutely delicious. We were seated in a nice quiet booth and without asking the waiter brought my husband some biscotti with a candle for his birthday. The service was top notch! We will definitely recommend this special spot to anyone dining in the city!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love this place. Service was welI-timed and friendly and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If you plan to go for a business lunch or nice dinner - that is definitely place to go. Variety of food choices as well as beverages and vines can satisfy almost any choice. I tasted here the best sorbet in long long time..."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. Oenophiles would undoubtedly love the wine list."
    Dined on 2/18/2014