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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Scaramouche Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)scenic view (100)fit for foodies (82)romantic (76)notable wine list (57)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (18)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • superb everything
    DP1000
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our recent dinner at Scaramouche was superb in every way: food, attentive but not intrusive service, ambiance. Our reservation was very early for us (5:30) but it turned out to be very nice. Fewer tables occupied, less background noise, more relaxed atmosphere. We may try earlier again. The black cod was superb: tender and cooked to exactly the right texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining out
    diningout
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was pleasant and professional. Appetizers are exceptional. However, I was disappointed in the Duck entree which was far from tender. The entire meal is on the expensive side, so one expects only the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • costado
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Superb as always!!! We used to come only for special occasions but now try to find more reasons to come, even though it is a bit pricy The portions are never small so you cannot complain as with other restaurants who charge the same with smaller portions. The interior could use an update and the bathroom counters are awfully low, I pity the senior diners who may have a hard time using the really low toilets! The staff are very professional but very warm at the same time. This is a true gem of a restaurant in T.O.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A classic still fresh
    sjspisme
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Having heard of Scaramouche for years but never making it i was glad I finally did. The service , from the reservation check the day before to my discreetly personable waiter running me down when I left too much money thanks to those sticky new Canadian bills, was perfect. I drink alot of water and was never once left with an empty glass...One small thing but an important one to me. Our waiter was discreet, it was a romantic dinner after all and we lingered , but personable and informative. The steak tartar was of the chopped not ground variety and with traditional seasoning was perfect. Our entrees where creative, perfect temperature and of non-showy presentation. Perfectly executed classics. We were too sated . An excellent classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good option
    Norm000
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    An excellent service and good food. The view is incredible
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but goodie
    traveller
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While the food takes me back to the 1990's the chef clearly has a clue when it comes to balancing flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    Erecca
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My experience at Scaramouche was absolutely amazing.Our server (forgot to catch his name, though I wish I did) was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, he made the selection very easy. Throughout the evening the staff was very on top of removing dirty dishes and replacing cutlery on the table. It was like I didn't even get a second to look at anything remotely dirty. I ordered the Filet Mignon and was more than satisfied, everything on the plate was delicious. When making the reservation, I wrote that it was my friend's birthday. When the dessert arrived, a birthday message was written to my friend and i's surprise. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone. I was very impressed, and I hope to be there once again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rose
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Exceptional service and fabulous food. From the moment we arrived at this restaurant that is tucked away in a quiet residential area our experience at Scaramouche was exceptional. The service and food was undeniably the best I have ever had. steak tartar as an appetizer, duck for main and the coconut cream pie for dessert ... all were outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excels in every way
    TristanVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    All round excellent restaurant. Scaramouche is consistently the best restaurant in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEVER FAILS TO BE GREAT
    MUSHYSPAPPYVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service and food. A delicious gastronomic journey. Modern presentation with an old-style feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We keep coming back!
    SuzamcqVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Consistently great! This is our go-to restaurant every time we come to Toronto. Many times I get the special and it never fails. My husband and I are always thrilled with the meal and the service to match. I'd come back for the Coconut Cream pie alone....it's what dreams are made of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Absolutely enjoyed. Server was knowledgeable and fun and the food and ambience was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    JerBer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While I'm relatively new to Toronto, I feel I've explored many of the finer restaurants this city has to offer. I waited too long to check out Scaramouche. Not only heads and shoulders above what I've experienced here, this is one of the best dining experiences I've had anywhere in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I dined there this past Thursday. We have dined at some of the best restaurants in the US, and this was right up there. Everything was fantastic. The service was a tad slow off the start, but it quickly came around and we were more than impressed. We will be back for sure the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    Winosndinos31
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The service is excellent, the food is superb, the wine list is interesting and extensive. We have been there several times and have never been disappointed. It is our "go to" place for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Customer Service
    16YearsStrong
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were late due to traffic and the staff were gracious and kept our reservation for us. It was a beautiful night and watching the sun set over the city was very scenic. The table service was knowledgeable and accommodating when we wanted to make a change. The coconut cream pie portion is huge and more than enough for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but has potential
    TOeating
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is good but it is nothing spectacular... that is to say: if you want a meal with proper execution and reliable flavours, this is the place for you. If you are expecting spectacle and outlandish ingredients-- this is NOT the place for you. The service is friendly but not overbearing. Our server was informed about the menu items (i.e. sourcing) and the history of the restaurant space. It is a romantic spot but can get loud as the space fills up.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Toronto
    DryCanada
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    They have the best chef in Toronto, must try their lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • scaramouche....splendid as always
    patm
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have been a loyal customer for 25 years and have never been disappointed. Monday night was no exception! The food was outstanding and more delicious than ever. Our server was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful!
    JenK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic experience. Food was outstanding, along with the service. View is unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had the soup special to start (tomato/lobster bisque with shrimp), really delicious. We shared the king crab appetizer. I had the tuna special, my husband had the lamb - both excellent, of course properly cooked. They also don't skimp on vegetables (something i've found some high end places do). They gave us all the bread we wanted, which was also tasty and very useful to mop up all the yummy sauces. For dessert we had the coconut cream pie and the arctic nectarine. The later was very artistically presented, the former was a big slice of coconut-y white fluff. Both were tasty. We didn't leave feeling stuffed, but later on it hit us that we were actually quite full. Total before tip $230 with 2 glasses of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tasty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reservations were honoured on time. Seated at a table with an excellent view of the city. Service prompt efficient and professional. Wine, appetizers arrived in a timely and relaxing manner. Main course delicious and hot. Suggestion for dessert was given and enjoyed. Will be back for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We usually bring family with us and this time we brought our kids. They loved the experience, the food and enjoyed the evening very much. We all had a fabulous time and the food was amazing as always. We always have a great time and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hassan M
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went here for our Anniversary and loved every aspect of it! From the delicious food to the wonderful ambiance, to our incredibly friendly attendant. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal During Trip
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We dined the next night at what is rated as Toronto's top restaurant and it was not as good as Scaramouche. The view of downtown was superb, but that was just the start. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and just a nice guy. He did a great job. The Pecorino salad was so good that we asked for tips to make it at home. The steak tartar was prepared to perfection with a little spice and fresh beef. Main courses of lobster and lamb chops were cooked just right and had lots of fun accompaniments. We even had dessert, something we rarely do and chose the chocolate mousse offering. We dined leisurely, never feeling rushed. We will recommend and return when back in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply exquisite.
    Brathy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Scaramouche after our friends highly recommended the restaurant. And what can I say, we were blown away! The food was incredible (try the scallops), the wine was very tasty with a full wine line and the service was very attentive and prompt. If I were to have a complaint, I would say the noise level was a bit too high, we often had to raise our voices to talk to each other across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A TorontoTreasure
    2downtowndiners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Celebrating both a birthday and an anniversary, we chose Scaramouche for the occasion. Previous experiences there had been excellent, but we had not been there for a couple of years and were wondering whether the restaurant had maintained its excellence. It had! In all of accueil,food, service, view and ambiance, it is still tops. As the evening wore on, the noise level rose, of course. Though packed to capacity, the dining room still allowed us to talk. A rare situation in Toronto's best eating spots. The coconut cream pie is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delight for the senses!
    vic1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We appreciated the attentive & professional service had on all fronts. From the valet parking on arrival & departure to our final coffee. Our server was fabulous!!! She deserves the highest praise for her very warm, knowledgeable & attentive (without intrusion), service. The food & wine, chosen with the help of out server, was spectacular. For starter we had the warm crab salad, followed by the perfectly cooked, delicious filet mignon & lamb. For dessert we indulged in the gorgeous, light, fresh & OTT yummy Coconut pie, shared. You get what you pay for & it was money well spent. I highly recommend this excellent restaurant to family, friends & any business associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    MaxCVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Took my friends for dinner, was amazed by food and service. Great simple dishes cooked to perfection. The steak tartare was just perfectly balanced and the veal was so tender and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Letseat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was our first visit and though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation due to traffic, at no time during our meal did we feel rushed, in fact from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and valued. Our waiter, Andrew, was as excited about the food we ordered as we were when it arrived. The presentation was interesting and the tastes could only be described as delightful, exciting and delicious. The small touches in each dish were creative and added to the overall experience. Ordering dessert was a challenge, but Andrew said no matter what you order you can't go wrong and he was right. The coconut cream pie, the signature dish, was exquisite as was the chocolate tart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We're there for our anniversary dinner. It was a good start till the main course. We've ordered their special which was cod fish. Both entree were over cooked. When we told the waitress she thought we're joking and planned to walk away. My husband stopped her and told her that we're serious and she explained that cod is a very delicate fish. We're expecting a lot from such a high end restaurant and it really ruined our night. We've waited for more than 20 minutes for our dessert and we just want to leave. Someone did come to apologize and waived one entree and comp the dessert but we rather have a great meal and leave happy. We had a great meal last time on my husband's birthday and now we're in doubt if we want to go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deserving of praise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary last weekend. We were visiting from Ottawa and always wanted to eat here. It lived up to our expectations. Wonderful in all regards. Very bizarre location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall experience
    leteat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Overall we had an amazing time. The food was exquisit. Certainly one of the best place to dine in the city. Unfortunately, our server was very pompous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    SADiner68
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just fabulous as usual. Outstanding food and service. No complaints at all. It's no wonder they've been around so long...reliable and high-quality with no surprises. Have been to Scaramouche many times and have never been let down. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was excellent.....Restaurant is too noisy to make the experience perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    IMG50
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. It was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scaramouche
    Riley1983
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Portions were small and I am not a big person. Asparagus and lobster soup was quite bland. Lamb was good but not exceptional and the vegetable melee was bitter. Server kept filling up our wine glasses after every three sips, which was annoying and, for some people, dangerous, as it doesn't allow you to keep tabs on how much you are actually drinking. Felt rushed by the staff. It did not live up to its reputation or its hefty price tag.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    An excellent dining experience. As noted above, food, service and ambiance were outstanding. The server was most helpful; her suggestions were subtle, but knowledgable. Scaramouche has been, and continues to be one of Toronto's finest dining rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    ElleBee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The location is interesting, more of a residential area instead of the middle of the city. Since the building is on a hill it has a wonderful view of Toronto. The food was the most wonderful meal I have ever had. No other restaurant has compared to my meal at Scaramouche, I cannot wait to return!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected
    rsb2014VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Given all of the great reviews we had high expectations. While the food was very good...there was nothing particularly imaginative or inspiring about the food. Flavors were not exceptional...very traditional. The atmosphere is also conservative and a bit stuffy.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet