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About 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.

19 Toronto Street
Toronto, ON M5C 2R1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner -Tuesday to Saturday: 5:30pm

December 1st – 19th
Lunch – Monday – Friday: 11.30am-2.00pm

Cross Street:
Adelaide

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 214-5888

Website:
http://www.libertygroup.com/rosewater/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the street or at several nearby above and below ground parking lots.

Public Transit:
The Rosewater is two short blocks east and one north of King subway station

Executive Chef:
Dale Meek

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rosewater Tuesdays & Thursdays - Life After Work. Every Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-8pm. Features + Specials on classic cocktails, draft beers and select wines by the glass or by the bottle.

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Life After Work

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Life After Work

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Features + specials on classic cocktails, draft beers and select wines by the glass or by the bottle. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

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Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Rosewater Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were greeted by an excellent hostess who took our coats and brought us to our table. The waiter was friendly, and assisted us with our wine preferences very adeptly. For appetizers we got the pan-seared scallops and an endive salad. The scallops were cooked nicely, and served on a risotto bed which was pleasant. The endive salad was very heavy in olive oil and we couldn't taste any pumpkin seed vinaigrette at all - it was unfortunate because it took away from the excellent fresh greens and wild mushrooms that were used in the salad - we didn't have more than a bite or two. There was no fixing this because the kitchen preps their vinaigrette earlier in the evening, so they took it off of our bill instead since there were no other green salad options available from what we could see.

Our mains were the beef tournedos and the rack of lamb. We ordered and correctly received them medium rare. The rack of lamb was served with asparagus and a small couscous dish, and the glaze was a pomegranate blend which gave a nice hint of sweetness to the lamb. The tournedos were served alongside some fingerling potatoes with goat cheese and their own glaze, which flavour did not stand out as much as the rack of lamb's glaze.

Overall we found the service to be excellent but the food to not match up to our expectations of an upscale dinner out. However, we found that the pricing was reasonable considering the adequate portions and excellent service received. We would consider returning again, but will be continuing our hunt for a restaurant that simply amazes us in both quality and flavour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

We came to Rosewater for our friends birthday. The food was delicious, however the service was one of the worst experiences I have had. Our server did not check up on us, and we were constantly having to ask random staff for things like drinks, eta of food etc. Our drinks took at least 15 minutes to come to the table, and that’s after the long wait just to take our drink orders. One of our friends meals was not punched in, so she waited over an hour and a half for her meal, and was only comped a drink. It just felt like we were completely overlooked, and I am very disappointed with the experience.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Staff was extra nice and welcoming
Food was good, the duck is outstanding
Price was surprisingly moderate ... 1 starter and a main course accompanied with 1/2 bottle Canadian bubble was almost 100cad

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Rosewater never disappoints! Great food and great service, in a beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The French Onion Soup was a big disappointment for all of us.
The wine was not the greatest neither. Hostess was friendly

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

I highly enjoyed my dining experience at Rosewater. The server was great and I received great costumer service. The food was great and we did not wait too long.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was a lovely meal in all respects. The restaurant is spacious and equipped for private dinners and groups. Service was personable and very attentive. My wife had beef tournado cooked to her wishes and I had onion soup followed by Cornish game hen. Portions were very ample and the chef is clearly skilled and talented. The staff is enthusiastic about the restaurant's food choices, which speaks well of the team work and quality of food generally. This met our expectations and we would recommend Rosewater.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food at Rosewater is exceptional. I've been there on many occasions and just keep going back. Service and the atmosphere is good. I have recommended this place to many who have gone and enjoyed themselves. My favorite restaurant in TO.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I have wanted to go here for a while and finally used a family birthday as the reason. The restaurant's ambiance was wonderful. Had reservations for 7:30 but due to a change in schedules, we were able to arrive at 6:30 and were immediately seated. I was surprised with the lack of patrons throughout the night. We were seated at a table against the wall that had a banquet that wrapped around like a Queen Anne chair and would have afforded privacy from a variety of sight lines. The upstairs lounge, and private dining room along with the meeting room in the basement which made me think of a perfect place for a bride to make final touches before revealing herself to her guests above. The columns and crown details were just a few things that caught our attention and enhanced the setting.

Our server, Kelly, was wonderful.

The French Onion Soup has become one of my favourites of all time. Great flavour, not too many onions and the Molten Brie Fondue which is presented on the side for the guest to pour into their bowl is something I would definitely order again.

All three of us had different mains, all of which were very satisfying.

The prices were very fair for what was received.

I would like to see this restaurant get the level of clientele they deserve, and do recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday. Summerlicious. His appetizer of supposed crab and lobster arancini balls was a big disappointment. Very bland. Didn't taste the seafood in them. Our main course of duck was cooked well and had nice bean salad however the polenta looked like it was slopped under the duck. A bit runny... his dessert was good dolce leche. I had a trio of sorbets which were not presented well in a much too big bowl. Presentation lacks here but word did get out to the manager via our waitress re: the unappetizing starter. She quickly rectified this for us offering us digestifs on the house. Shame the food isn't as good as the server we had and manager.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

i WENT WITH MY DAUGHTER AND WE HAD A VERY PLEASURABLE DINING EXPERIENCE. WE HAD THE CRAB ARRANCINI AND THE DIVER SCALLOP WITH PORK BELLY TO START - BOTH WERE EXCEPTIONAL PARTICULARLY THE LATTER. MAINS WERE DUCK BREAST AND LEG WITH FIGS AND AN ORANGE SAUCE - OUTSTANDING, AND VEAL TWO WAYS - EXCELLENT. WERE VERY HAPPY TO TRY PANNACOTTA FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A CARAMEL FOAM. VERY ELEGANT DINING ROOM. GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY WITH SUMMERLICIOUS; PORTIONS WERE GENEROUS.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Although very noisy and crowded at the front, with many standing and drinking, once in the back there was less noise, incredible food and a lovely ambience. Service was fantastic. Great find, close walk to Mirvish theatre.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

We came back to the Rosewater after many years. We absolutely loved our Summerlicious dinner. It was beautifully presented, delicious, and more than enough food for the money. The service was excellent and the restaurant itself wonderful. We did not appreciate the very large group at the bar as it was extremely loud, almost impossible to have a conversation, and the group made it hard to even get to the restrooms. We would return but perhaps on a calmer night!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very good food, service, and elegant interior. However noise level was incredibly high. We were there Thursday evening when they have special deal for drinks. People were crowded at the bar so it was even difficult for us to go to washroom, and I had to yell at my friends cus they couldn't hear.

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·Dined on July 19, 2017

We found the restaurant very noisy. It was so noisy it was difficult to talk to each other. Even the wait staff had difficulty hearing our orders. We will not be back.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Presentation of food is not good.
They gave us the amount we're supposed to pay. Didn't give breakdown.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great value for the Summerlicious price we paid! Portions were larger and much more filling than at most Summerlicious places.

The confit of duck breast was a little too rare for my taste, and I have to wonder if it was truly prepared like a confit should be, but it was still well prepared and tasty, as was the rest of the meal.

The service was everything it should be - quick, well trained and well informed, courteous and considerate, but not intrusive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Checked out Rosewater for Summerlicious 2017. We had the arrancini and scallops with pork belly for apps and they were both delicious! For the mains, we had the duck and duo veal. The duck was fantastic and cooked perfectly! The veal was seasoned well but one of the veal-stuffed ravioli was on the dry side. For dessert, the panna cotta was definitely the best choice. The sorbet and strawberries were nothing special and lacked in presentation. Service was mediocre (took a long time for them to take our order and get our bill). It is a very lively environment and loud so be prepared to have to yell across the table on a busy night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We came here for the summerlicious menu - there were lots of $7 cocktail specials. Duck confit and scallop starter were delicious! Excellent value for $38/person

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Went there for Summerlicious. We liked it very much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazingly attentive waitress and solid summerlicious menu. Came with a group of 4 people and all 4 of us left feeling pleased with our meal. Cocktails tasted amazing, atmosphere was on point, and our particular seating placement was very very comfortable. Will definitely come again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, tables are not to too close together, food was excellent and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

the meal was great.........Amy, our hostess, was most gracious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went to summerlicious. We tried three sets, only one of the appetizer is good. The environment is very noisy and there is a fly around us all the time. Don't go...

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Friendly waiter and good food. Nice decor and modern design.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Went for summerlicious with a friend. Great food though our duck main could've been half the size. Nice but pricey wine list. Classy, upscale decor and lots of private rooms for groups. Service was friendly and we weren't rushed. Would definitely go again to try the regular menu.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very good food and service, very laud on Thursdays!!

They should inform about it, too loud!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Rosewater was a great experience and they quickly accommodated the special occasion. Very sincere, friendly and down to earth. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Went with some friends to try out the Summerlicious Menu. The service was great and so was the food for the most part. I loved the panna cotta. The only critique I would have for this visit is that the pasta dough for the veal raviolis was kind of dry and tough.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Everything good. Nice place with friendly and helful staff. Worth value.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great restaurant in Toronto, food is delicious too!

Such a nice and grand restaurant in Toronto, we've been summerlicious there for the first time and absolutely will go back next time!!

Great atmosphere, great service, delicious food and easy to find parking around!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent ambiance, food & service. Wife was very impressed.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Visited Rosewater for Summerlicious 2017. Once again the food was outstanding. Service was good however, there was a delay on receiving our main course (food was received at 1:30 for a noon reservation) and one of our friends had to return to work before she could enjoy her meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2017

I was entertaining two colleagues from the US. I was referred to Rosewater by a friend in sales who knows every restaurant in town. My guests commented on the superb food. I found the price, no-fuss service, and vibe of the place perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic wine

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Horrible food good ambiance

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

You see the the care that they put into service here, all the wait staff were precise and proper. All the meals were synchronized perfectly. Quite a substantial main course that I sort of wish I hadn't ordered the soup to start with. Overall we enjoyed the atmosphere more than the food, although it was executed well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Our server was fantastic - very personable and professional. Our drinks were on point (taste & presentation). The meals were flavourful and well presented.
The only drawback was the immense noise from the bar. Rosewater has a good promotion for happy hour. My wife & I were just surprised how noisy it was when we walked in. However it was a lot quieter in the dining room.
Overall an amazing experience and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The service was extremely slow and inattentive

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was our 3rd visit to Roswater. Food as always outstanding but on this occasion the restaurant was very quiet. Not a big problem though as the service was impeccable. We will be back as it's "our place" to go for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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