Rosewater
Rosewater

Rosewater

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.libertygroup.com/rosewater/
  • Phone: 4162145888
  • 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: 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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Rosewater reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)romantic (58)good for groups (46)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (36)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the place to go for fine dining. The food, service and ambiance is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As it was my husband's birthday I wanted to take him somewhere special. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out as I had hoped. We started off with salads, my husbands was a beet salad and mine was with mushrooms. When the waiter brought them out, they looked EXACTLY the same, with tons of "spring garden mix" and on the bottom, I found a couple of mushrooms, and on my husbands, also at the bottom, he found a few cut up pieces of beets. His entree was a steak. He asked for it to be medium, it arrived after 25 minutes from when we finished our salads, and it was now medium well. My tuna was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was excellent. The server we had was very well mannered and he came to our table often to ask if we needed anything else. We came here to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. They even gave us a little dessert plate wishing us a Happy Anniversary which I thought was very thoughtful. I would definitely come here again in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    TODinerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Rosewater is housed in an old building that exudes history and charm. The service was impeccable from the reception to the servers. The food was amazing. The beef was melt in your mouth tender. A great spot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place for dinner
    Stefan
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good wines and food, friendly waiters, nice ambiente, we had a pleasant evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If romance, ask for the two person high backed twin couch seats
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sampireVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The meal, service and overall experience was above my expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Food was outstanding. Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lalala99
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was delicious, especially the scallop appetizer - yum! There was very little ambiance in the restaurant though - only 5 other tables during prime time on a Friday night which made it feel slightly depressing. Despite only a few other tables in the restaurant, it took an incredibly long time for our server to come back on the floor after serving our coffee/dessert to check on us so we could get our bill. Food was good, but overall experience was average.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • suprise
    mandy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upstairs at the Rosewater
    Gayle
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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+
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Declined food quality
    Lola
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful gem
    alatariel
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was a pleasure dining at Rosewater. It was my first time at this establishment and my friend and I decided on their summerlicious menu. I ordered the wild mushroom cappuccino which was perfect. The soup was creamy while not too heavy, nicely complementing the flavour of the mushrooms, in other words, quite perfect. For the entree, I chose the grilled spiced hen which certainly did not disappoint. The hen was tender, and every bite afforded a delightful burst of flavour, which was complemented very well by the pea risotto. I had peach crumble to finish my meal. Probably one of the best restaurants I've been to during summerlicious where restaurants are known to not live up to their name. Would definitely come back for their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GR8EAT
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu & ambiance!
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable meal
    Jade38VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious not so licious
    kmb1046
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went here for summerlicious and left wanting more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue. Decent food
    FoodieL
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was disappointed. The Trifle was not up to par.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious 2014
    mfec
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicioius
    DivaKaren
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very nice find!
    SavorThyFood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for dates
    Torontofoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Setting
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Westiemom
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my first visit to Rosewater, for Summerlicious. The ambiance was lovely but the food and service was a disappointment. The starter, Truffle Taleggio Croquette was o.k., but the entree, B.C. Snapper was rubbery and the skin could not be removed...it appear that it had been made ahead and then reheated. The service was very slow and the restaurant was not overly busy, Rosewater was a total disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gr8tnight
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best summerlicious so far
    Luv2dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Obeimage
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Special
    Simon
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Rosewater delivered, again. Great food, thoughtful service, stunning surroundings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    iMax
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious Dinner
    Real
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rose
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great on thursdays
    summerlicious
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so experience
    li03ie
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious 2014
    fidcas
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rosewater for dinner
    Ballyboo
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious yummo
    iskie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great Summerlicious lunch. Very generous portions and great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.