Scaramouche Restaurant
Scaramouche Restaurant

Scaramouche Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4169618011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Keith Froggett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Scaramouche may be rented for private functions. However, we do not have private rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Ian Clark 4169618011

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edmund and Avenue Road (see map)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet for your convenience.
A word from Scaramouche Restaurant
Since its very first review in 1981, when Joanne Kates of The Globe & Mail raved both about the food and the unstinting attention to detail, Scaramouche has gone from strength to strength for over twenty years - no small feat in a world obsessed with trends and novelty. The food reflects chef Keith Froggett’s belief that less is more; that the finest ingredients classically combined result in a purity that transcends fads and fusion. The service is unobtrusive and faultless yet furnished simply, without pretense. The restaurant’s longevity is a testimonial to the pursuit of quality and the gracious welcome one receives at Scaramouche. Twice voted “Toronto’s Top Restaurant” by Gourmet magazine, Scaramouche remains the pre-eminent destination for fine food and excellent wines, the place to be as the sun sets and the lights of the city’s skyline begin to twinkle through the restaurant’s windows. Our goal is to ensure the most gracious of welcomes and quality throughout your visit.
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Scaramouche Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)scenic view (100)romantic (80)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (58)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (18)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • We celebrated our 25th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/2/2009
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Scaramouches and found it quite delightful. Having four waiters and waitresses serving our palate and our enjoyment in a professionally discrete way left a memorable impression for our romantic recollection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Great serivce.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2008
    Great food. Great serivce. Amazing view. Wiil be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited Menu e.g No Poultry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/29/2008
    Limited Menu e.g No Poultry dishes. Wine mark up very high. Needs Renovation_Somewhat dated
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was hyped up alot in my research
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/27/2008
    Was hyped up alot in my research which resulted in a bit of a disappointment for us. 930pm late seating, seemed generic, Hilton lobby sort of joint, conservative. Menu was trying, but food quality was average. Overall experience was disappointing, except for the view, but I could get that from my hotel room. Staff seemed disinterested.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favourite fine-dining restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/8/2008
    My favourite fine-dining restaurant. Service is outstanding as is the quality of the food. They will bend over backwards for you, accomodating any special requests with sufficient notice - I love seared fois gras which is not always on the menu, but is always available with notice at time of reservation. BYOB service is highly welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the most memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    One of the most memorable dinners, without fuss and at a very reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We came from Vancouver and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    We came from Vancouver and researched the restaurant before we went. We went there because we thought it was a romantic spot. However, it was way too loud! The food was good but not as touted to be. Overall, for the kind of money, there should be a better find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scaramouche continues to offer
    PerplexedVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    Scaramouche continues to offer an excellent dining experience. My first visit must have been over 25 years ago and I still feel I should go more often than I do.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The coat-check boy ripped
    jaeatstoronto
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    The coat-check boy ripped my scarf, don't check in your scarf.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/19/2008
    The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, and the staff was very attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, amazing tasting...one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    Delicious, amazing tasting...one of the best meals we've had. From start to finish, such a great dining experience. Will definitely return and recommend to everyone. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff was very knowledgable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2008
    Staff was very knowledgable and friendly. Enjoyed our dinning experience very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over all had a fantastice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2008
    Over all had a fantastice experience, ranks up there with North44, will begoing back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With a beautiful view of Toronto's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/4/2008
    With a beautiful view of Toronto's skyline and a quiet ambiance, I was glad I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The service was top notch, the filet mignon was excellent and a wide array of wines to choose from. I would suggest eating something before coming here, however, since the portions are small. Average dinner for 2 is ~150$ so it is not cheap, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a lovely place to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/3/2008
    What a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion! We truly enjoyed the food - the yellow fin tuna carpaccio, Napoleon smoked salmon and duck confit in savoy cabbage, as well as the mains of sea scallops, sturgeon and venison, were all wonderfully presented and delicious! The hint of smokiness in a few of the dishes added to the originality of the creative dishes. The service was warm and professional. The view onto the city at night was beautiful. It's really too bad this place is moving - do go before it closes - but we're looking forward to experiencing the new place nearby!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view from this restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    Great view from this restaurant, which is a little surprising when you walk in. Its nice to get freebies like Valet and Coat Check as well. The food was fabulous, have nothing but goodness to say about it. The Coconut Cream Pie is a must.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice view and food Auberge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2008
    nice view and food Auberge du Pommier was a little bit better than them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a wonderful restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2008
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive without hovering. The view of the skyline of downtown Toronto at sunset is spectacular and the view of the city lights at night is very romantic. I would recommend that you have the exact directions for the taxi driver because it is a little difficult to find but worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely French-inspired food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2008
    Lovely French-inspired food in a comfortable, elegant but unpretentious atmosphere. Excellent service, no intruding music, beautiful view of the city, knowledgeable and attentive staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scaramouche was exquisite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    Scaramouche was exquisite. The service was outstanding. Michael, the floor manager, was helpful and easily approached. Ian, the sommelier, was knowlegable and open minded, and Ben our waiter was kind, accommodating and very capable. The tasting menu was substantial and beautiful as it slowly mounted to decadence. My wife was accommodated easily with many food adversions and allergies. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scaramouche was a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2008
    Scaramouche was a wonderful experience in terms of food, service and ambiance. Definitely my favorite!
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  • Scaramouche was recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2008
    Scaramouche was recommended to me by friends, and was definitely worth the price. I was looking for a nice place to take my wife for her birthday, and the view of the city was second to none; with some of the best food we've ever had. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, and were on top of our every need, even before we could ask for anything. I'd recommend Scaramouche to anybody looking for a romantic, high quality dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly limited choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    Surprisingly limited choice of menu for a restaurant of this reputation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go to Scaramouche almost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    We go to Scaramouche almost each time we are in Toronto. Last Thursday evenings was just not up to their standard. From, a very limited menu choice to no greens in any salad on the menu (we ordered one from the Pasta Bar) to way to much salt on the salad ordered and the rack of lamb. It was disappointing at those prices. Desserts were outstanding. It's a great restaurant and great ones I guess miss some time, unfortunately it was with us. As usual the service was pleasant and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely go for the Summer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    Definitely go for the Summer Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairings. Outstanding combinations and presentation. "I see a little silhouette of a man, Scaramouche,Scaramouche will you do the fandango" - lyrics from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. You have to ask the staff about it and then go back and listen to the song again :) Like the song, Scaramouche is a classic that shouldn't be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scaramouche is indeed a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    Scaramouche is indeed a special place with just a beautiful view. The staff was attentive and very informative. The food tasted absolutely delicious; I just wish there was more on the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    One of the best restaurants in North America (including NYC, CHI, and LA)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant reminded me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    The restaurant reminded me of a night out for what the old money, no taste crowd might consider "painting the town red". If Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight's character from Caddyshack) could eat anywhere in Toronto, he'd eat here. The service is great, the wine list superbly voluminous; but, to me, the food and the ambiance reminded me of what the apex of fine dining must have been like circa 1985. The view by the glass is tremendous, but aside that, forgettable when compared to places like George, Splendido, or Centro.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blends the traditional with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    Blends the traditional with a modern approach. Slightly subdued but a quiet confidence and the food was excellent. Never trendy, but delivers everytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went to Scaramouche to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    I went to Scaramouche to celebrate a special occasion and it lived up to the hype and beyond. The location while a little out of the way adds to the amazing ambiance, and the service was impressive, with food and wine a very close second.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food and service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    excellent food and service, however, the seating was not appropiate due to other guest where drunk.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service very slow. Food spoilt.
    luigi
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Service very slow. Food spoilt. Overpriced. Would not go again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We wanted to order the taster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We wanted to order the taster menu and was told that it was not available on saturday, I ordered a rib eye and was told that they are only serving tenderloin. finally, when we ordered citrus mint tea and was told that they do not have that tea and has to switch to another one. I am sorry, for $280 for dinner for two, there are a lot more alternatives in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The only problem we had was
    MUSHYSPAPPYVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    The only problem we had was the non-existent bread service. We always had to ask for more bread and then the bread wwould arrive without butter which woiuld then have to be asked for as well. They fill the water glasses and coffee cups but cannot seem to remember the bread and butter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff, food, and presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    The staff, food, and presentation were excellent. As it was an anniversary dinner, the staff add little touches (such as the pastry chef writing Happy Anniversary in chocolate ganache on the edges of the dessert serving plates) that made our dinner an absolute joy. The punctuality and comprehensiveness of the serving staff made the dinner a delight. From the Amus Busche, to the First, Main, and Dessert courses, everything was presented beautifully and fully of layers of flavors, mixtures of colours to delight the eye, and textures to tickle the tongue. A wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food experience:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    Fantastic food experience: perfect meal and perfect service. The only drawback is the steep price. I am sorry that we are not going to be able to afford this on a regular basis!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & service are outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2008
    Food & service are outstanding but the restaurant itself is in dire need of a makeover. It looks very early '70s and the carpet is worn out as are the chairs in the dining room. It's also quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we had a great time, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    we had a great time, food and service excellent, woudl definitely go again and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We go to Scaramouche to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    We go to Scaramouche to celebrate special events. In this case it was our wedding anniversary. As usual it was a memorable experience from the excellent food to the efficient service and the wonderful view (get a table in the window). A young couple near us got engaged while we were there. The food is classic continental cuisine and the wine list is extensive. This is a very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu offered a nice variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    The menu offered a nice variety of dishes and the Sommilier was very knowledgeable, helping us choose a great wine that complemented both of our main courses. The service was very friendly, adding to the overall experieince.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet