The Rosseau JW Marriott - Teca Restaurant
1050 Paignton House Road
Muskoka Lakes, ON P0B 1G0Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: CAN$31 to CAN$50
The Rosseau JW Marriott - Teca Restaurant
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.therosseau.com/Teca-30.html
- Phone: (705) 765-1900
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Mark Marchment
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Wine
A word from The Rosseau JW Marriott - Teca Restaurant
At Teca, we focus on simple, delicious Chef-crafted food made with the freshest ingredients. Sounds from the open kitchen and the aroma of the woodstone oven create the environment of a Italian family gathering. This is a place for great food, conversation, laughter with friends and loved ones. Group gatherings are elevated by the emphasis on family-style dining.Continued
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The Rosseau JW Marriott - Teca Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (11)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (6)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- dinner at TecaJefffromOakvilleDined on 11/15/2014I enjoyed the ambiance. Our server was very friendly. I had the lobster ravoioli and enjoyed it. my wife ordered the arctic char and it was over-cooked and dry. we didn't like the bread basket - it was hard flatbread that was impossible to dip onto the oil/balsamic mixture. the bread also broke and crumbled easily, I would have preferred some nice French bread or something like that. the over-cooked arctic char was a real disappointment from a restaurant picked as one of the 10 best new restaurants in Canada in 2014!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 10Nov14WeekdayGetawayDined on 11/10/2014We were very impressed with our dining experience. I have a gluten/dairy allergy and the restaurant stepped up to the plate. I was served gluten/dairy free flatbread and my meal was delicious. It is reassuring when the server has a first hand knowledge of what is happening in the kitchen. She was friendly, caring and knowledgeable. My daughter was welcomed with open arms and accommodated. We would go back in a heartbeat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- UnderstaffedOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/10/2014The server was great but the restaurant definitely seemed understaffed. The food was ok. One of the items we ordered was the build your own pizza. The sundried tomatoes were all burned. IMO, the tomatoes should be put underneath the cheese to avoid burning because sun dried tomatoes burn easily.Special Features:
- VictoriaDined on 10/18/2014Good restaurant for the area. Pleasant service. Very accomodating staff We had a great evening.Special Features:
- Teca - MuskokaKimwil930Dined on 9/27/2014Food was superb. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. French martinis were perfect! We'll be back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A let downPhiletMignonDined on 9/27/2014First reservation for 7,called and left message moving to 8 pm.Asked for call to confirm.No call.Arrived at 8,told our reso was at 7,would have to wait.Said they should listen to their VM. Seated after 10mins. In spite of getting attention of 2-3 servers in the area,sat at our table for +/-10 minutes before wine came.Waited +/-10 minutes for 'fresh baked focaccia' to arrive-but pizza oven was busy and couldn't be used for focaccia,offered regular bread as alternative. Received very salty veal saltimbocca dish with bland veggies-sent back. Second veal dish was lukewarm.Wife's lobster ravioli was ably prepared.3 of the 7 desserts on menu unavailable. To pay with credit card,taken to a room used by servers to gather dirty plates.Special Features:
- Great dining experienceHappy43rdDined on 9/11/2014It was our anniversary. The wine that the server suggested was perfect. The bread was just out of the oven and warm. Our dinner was cooked perfectly and tasted very good. The server was very tentative but not over bearing. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm and quaint. We would highly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fast food taste at Muskoka priceChanmanDined on 9/2/2014As another reviewer says it well: "fast food taste and Muskoka price". We stayed at the Resort after Labour Day. We expected fine dining in a quiet and comfortable environment. TECA was quiet alright. But there is a long way to go before reaching fine dining standard. My companion ordered rack of lamb, medium rare. The rack came well-done. The veggies were "cafeteria-like", they swam in Knorr gravy. I ordered lobster ravioli. Absolutely tasteless -- both lobster and the pasta. It was not a busy night. The kitchen should not be overwhelmed and quality control should not suffer. The dining room was understaffed and service was slow. It was a total disappointment for the price TECA charged.
- Good placeFoodiesDined on 9/1/2014Food came out cold. Called to ask for something to be done for my parents anniversary and they forgot to do it. Resturaunt was not busy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dont goOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/30/2014Unless you are under the age of 10 as your tastebuds arent developed so in that case, all good. Raw steak, pasta clumped together, tasteless, canned artichokes, huge clumps of sun dried tomatoes in the mashed potatoes. I could go on.Special Features:
- Good food, child running aroundDebbieDined on 8/22/2014Food was excellent, but we had a young child who continually ran back and forth past our table which became very annoying. Also the restaurant knew nothing about the 100 points e-mail note from open table requesting we confirm at the start of our dinner to get the points.Special Features:
- RobininMuskokaDined on 8/21/2014Nice Muskoka restaurant. We go there every year when staying at the Rosseau with our kids. It's a good restaurant if you are close by - not worth a long drive.Special Features:
- Great foodDisneycruiserDined on 8/15/2014Food was enjoyed by all! Restaurant is small so can get very loud when large groups are present (which we experienced each night we were there). Service is slow due to limited number of staff but service is overall friendly and knowledgeable.Special Features:
- Not enough staffDisneycruiserDined on 8/14/2014Venue is small which results in a very loud space with tables very close to one another. Service was very slow as there were large groups and not enough staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good, not greatFoodieTootieDined on 8/5/2014The food selection was limited and options were the usual Italian with some meals having a bit of a twist. I've had much better Italian for a lesser price (boy is it pricey for what you get, but then again this is the only option for "fine dining" on the resort.) The service was quite good and recommendations made were fairly on point with the exception of the wine and one pasta dish which were a little disappointing. I would recommend eating here if you get bored of the other resort restaurant and want to try something different and don't feel like stepping out of the resort area. Having to do again, we would definitely have tried a restaurant outside the resort as we heard there were good options withing a 15 minutes drive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Noisy and not consistentfoodieDined on 8/4/2014The wait staff were good and worked hard to please. One meal of four was good, two were average and one was terrible. It was very busy and noisy--lots of children. It felt very frenetic. I would recommend the chicken parmesan and the naan bread.Special Features:
- The following 188 reviews are from the The Rosseau JW Marriott - Teca Restaurant reviews archive.
- Cottages betterRobfromMTLDined on 7/23/2014Stayed at the hotel for 3 amazing days. Ate at Cottages the first night and made reservations for Teca the next evening. Teca was supposed to be the nicer meal but we actually enjoyed Cottages much more. Service was great at both but the food at Teca wasn't to my expectations.
- JW Marriott?SteveBDined on 7/20/2014First of all they did not have any record of our Open table reservation but we still were able to get a table when we wanted it. We waited at the door for 5 minutes until a waiter finally saw us to seat us and then we waited another 10 minutes for a waiter to come and greet us and take a drink order. I had the pasta and meatballs which was good and presented nicely. My wife had the special of the evening which was ribeye steak. I have never seen a thinner steak than the one she got. She ordered it med rare and it came well done, hard to cook a steak the right way that is less than a 1/2" thick. The entire experience was very disappointing and we will probably never go back if we are in the area.
- disappointingadrianoDined on 7/19/2014We were here 2 years ago and the quality of the food was much better. Too many ingredients in the dishes. Very dissapointed
- A nice surpriseTorontoGamblersVIPDined on 7/17/2014I'll keep it simple, the food was great! Delicious risotto perfectly made and flavorful as my starter. I had the haddock/scallop special as my main and both were cooked perfectly. I was surprised that they had a kids menu with good options and quite frankly great value. The wait staff is friendly and young. The young part is relevant as they tend to get trapped in long conversations with guests and then service slows down. They haven't mastered friendly vs friends yet, but they were still all very nice from what I could tell, they just could be more attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PizzaN350zDined on 7/16/2014Family ordered pizza's as result of the onsite wood burning oven. Toppings in general were abundant… although the dough which was claimed to be home made tasted like a store bought pita. The true authentic dough is made using Naples famous Caputo flour and fresh yeast. Your better served taking the 25 minute drive to Bracebridge and order your Pizza’s from “All fired up”Special Features:
- Very nice! Too noisy.Food4healthDined on 6/28/2014The waitress was very attentive, until a large family sat beside us. Then she got very busy. Fast service, great food, although pricey. We ate early, but after 7:30, way too many families with kids, and too bloody noisy! It took about 20 minutes to find her to ask for the bill.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesometlc333Dined on 6/23/2014Great good, great service and fun atmosphere. Loved the dessert presentation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Teca not that upbeat!FoodieDined on 5/11/2014We dined at Teca on our 2 night stay over a weekend and were increasingly disappointed with the lack of menu choices and the quality of the food given that it was an Italian restaurant. I have dined/had brunch/being to a café at a JW Marriott before & was sorely disappointed both at the décor, ambience and food at this restaurant. Not at all expected from a hotel chain of this caliber. Our kids ordered the kids menu, spaghetti & meatballs & pizza. The pizza was a joke.. I make better pizza at home (and I'm not even an expert at pizza's). The risotto I ordered had half cooked rice. Needless to say a waste of time & money and will never dine here again nor recommend to any other person. The only saving grace was the server Nitin.
- Mother's Day dinner for twoDeanDined on 5/10/2014Great food and service, nice ambience although hard to understand why they wouldn't have arranged to put this restaurant on the shores of Lake Rosseau with a beautiful view! (Many "locals" have said this over the years since Fowler built the Marriott.) Only disappointment is the level of noise. Surprised by the noise. Understandable given Mother's Day weekend, but wasn't expecting such a volume. Other than that, great food, and our waitress was terrific.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- GREAT FOOD TOO MANY INTERRUPTIONSmemoriesDined on 5/3/2014As much as we enjoyed the initial contacts with Teca's hostess and our two servers the what seemed to be constant interruptions by all of them and even some man whose out-of-place attire and all-too-friendly comportment made our late evening dinner less than pleasurable. The food was great but the incorrect food order, the "how's everything?" and or "your next course is coming right up" from each of the waitstaff and the hostess showed they did not communicate with each other to know we answered one then two of the them that we were quite content and in no rush. Lastly, our bill was presented without an offer of coffee. Must be new staff training time during low season.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/3/2014I loved my time at the hotel as well as Teca restaurant! I had sent an email making note that it was my boyfriend's 40th birthday which was why I booked Teca and he received a free bday dessert that was to die for! The staff were extremely friendly, from the host to our waitress. We can't wait to come back. Thank you for the great experience. LynetteSpecial Features:
- Food and Service is outstandingCookingUpTroubleDined on 4/30/2014One of the reason we choose to stay at this Marriott hotel is the restaurant Teca. While all the food at the hotel is good, Teca is outstanding! However, what good is great food without great service? The service at this restaurant is outstanding. Our family has so much fun laughing and interacting with the staff. They are very helpful and professional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent food; Excellent serviceTandCDined on 4/29/2014It was our 25th wedding anniversary and Teca knew it and played up to it. They greeted us by saying "We've been waiting for you!", and soon after we were seated, we were served a complimentary glass of Champaign. Our server was friendly and enjoyable; actually, everyone who helped to serve us was friendly and engaging. We shared an appetizer, which they served as though we both ordered our own. Our main food dishes were excellent. After dinner, we finished with tea, and the restaurant served us with a platter of desserts with the words "Happy 25th Anniversary" scripted on the side of the dish. We felt like we were treated like the most important people in their world. A truly memorable evening. We will be back.Special Features:
- Excellent foodmev80Dined on 4/29/2014Excellent food and great service. The sweet potato stuffed ravioli was fantastic.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved ItOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/28/2014Staying at the hotel for the winter games to watch our son compete, was also my wifes birthday. Went to Teca, greetings at the door were warm and friendly. Service was outstanding, food was really good and portion sizes were not small. Everyone had a real smile and treated my wife to a gteat birthday experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good!FoodiegoodieDined on 2/24/2014Impressed with the atmosphere and service. Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious!!! Cesar salad had too much dressing for our taste but good none the less. Pasta marscapone and the lobster ravioli were delicious. Best meal of our little vacation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service was supurb...waitressOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/15/2014Service was supurb...waitress we had was simply excellent....(lives in Dwight) Great food.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely dining experience!FinetodineDined on 2/13/2014Excellent service and food was fantastic!! Would absolutely go back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Repeat CustomersOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/11/2014We done at Teca every time we stay at the JW Marriott and love it every time. Food is amazing, service outstanding (thanks Barb!!) and they cater to you every need and make you feel welcome. We will be back again and again! Thank you!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Resturant was okcouplegetawayDined on 2/8/2014The restaurant was ok but wasn't my favorite. The food was ok but was just ordinary. The ceaser salad was messy and was just thrown together. I even got the end of the lettuce. For the price of the meal I do not think it meets our standards as nothing stood out. For being a 200.00 meal with only 1 glass of wine each it seemed pretty rich for what we got.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Had 2 meals here, first wasOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 1/30/2014Had 2 meals here, first was outstanding for both my husband and I. The second night we had the fish which was not good at all, tough etc, but they were excellent and changed my husbands and actually did not charge us for mine. I would definitely return here.Special Features:
- There are only 2 options atOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/25/2014There are only 2 options at the resorts and this was the better of the two, but really nothing special at all, ok meal like something for a chain. The dishes were very heavy presentations is nice, but I'll give up presentation for great foodSpecial Features:
- Teca RestaurantLoveCookGourmetDined on 1/22/2014Very very pleasant waitress. My wife ordered goat cheese appetizer, was delivered at room temp., no flavour. Sent back. Both had calamari appetizers. Mine was hot, wife's was warm.sent back to heat up. Was absolutely delicious. (calamari rings, garlic, onion, caper berries). Main course ordered lamb, duck combination. Not spectacular, complete different flavours of duck breast & rack of lamb with same sauce. Found the duck dry and tough. When we talked about what we planned to order our Server had recommended the seafood pasta over the special offering. We decided to try the lamb/duck anyway. The only mistake that she made was reminding us that she said this when she asked us what we thought of it. We should always listen to your server...
- Great service and atmosphere.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/18/2014Great service and atmosphere. Teca flatbread was delicious! Although portions were a good size entrees were very expensive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.