Scaramouche Restaurant

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1517 reviews
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Scaramouche has long been celebrated by customers and critics for its unwavering commitment to making each dining experience a memorable one. Chef/owner Keith Froggett's sophisticated cuisine is presented simply with care and attention to detail. The service underscores that philosophy: unobtrusive and respectful. The restaurant affords a stunning nighttime vista of the downtown Toronto skyline. These components and more make Scaramouche the singular destination it is. And the reason that the restaurant is consistently ranked as one of the city's best for more than three decades.
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Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute best TORONTO has to offer
They make every visit perfect

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect. I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant and I plan on going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening but deafening noise level and too enthusiastic in pouring and refilling wine

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always.

Once I got past the rather pointless salty smoked salmon amuse bouche, which they seem to love here, everything was wonderful.

The cauliflower pasta appetizer was sensational. The venison (a menu staple) was excellent. They manage to find the right mix of beets, greens, barley/oats and mushrooms to accompany the dish. They skate close to the edge of over-salting the extras, yet everything works well.

For dessert I could not resist the traditional coconut pie, yet their milk chocolate bar dessert is also delectable.

Service is excellent. Whether it is Andrew, Alex or others, the service is top-notch. Always appreciate the great service and skyline views.

Favourite place in Toronto, though I hope they will someday cut out the smoked salmon amuse bouche entirely.

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DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always -- great to go on a Tuesday when there are fewer people about at 6PM.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience all around.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew was the best waiter I have ever seen. Food was amazing

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o
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Was seated by the window (as requested) so had an great view of the city at night! Food was perfectly prepared. On the list of favourites.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was fine until I tipped waitress 17% and rounded up. She was clearly/visibly disappointed, abruptly saying in low, terse tone "thank you" ( no eye contact, no good night, just quickly spin around and left). My guests noticed this dying she was rude. I was like 'what the ?!' Did i do something wrong?! Why she upset? No where on the website or menu does it indicate the expected tip rate.... she didn't go above/beyond so 17% is good. I never expected her be smiley or be cheerful (she was neither). She was good.

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was fine. Unfortunately the ambiance was not as nice due to a couple rudely making out in front of everybody throughout the entire meal.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Birthday.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is great. Food is superb and service takes care of you as needed.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great views, great food, great service. the wine list had a lot of choices and we had a great time. not too loud where you can hear each other talk. a good place for romantic dinners (request table by the window).

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magnifique vue sur le centre-ville illuminé. Excellent repas, cuissons des viandes parfaites, saveurs subtiles, originalité des textures... nous nous sommes régalés !

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KI
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right away from walking through the front doors - to leaving through them once again - the staff at Scaramouche provided great service and attention to myself and my significant other. The service was attentive, quick, and without fault. The recommendations for the venison and the lamb were perfect as I don’t think I’ve had any meat so quite eloquently prepared and delicious as that venison. I still think of it at this very moment 3 days later. Great atmosphere - and an equally impressive view of the city. I only rated a 4/5 for price due to my belief that the appetizers may be slightly overpriced but I am blind to where the ingredients are sourced from. Amazing experience. Will come again. Great job!

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a
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1. Parking is a complimentary valet service.
2. Coat check is complimentary too.
3. We went at 5 30pm so we were able to get a good table for 2 by the window.
4. Service is impeccable. If you have notes written while making your online reservation, they make a note of it throughout your meal.
5. We were started off with a house amuse bouche, which was amusing (#FriendsReference). Had a glass of red wine and their Garden Tulip.
6. Ordered the Roquefort and Beet salads which were amazing. Followed them with the Cauliflower Ravioli and Beluga Lentils.
7. Finished our meal with their famous Coconut Pie and the Hot House Rhubarb (which was sensational).

Scaramouche is deserving of every accolade. Their service is on point and you will want to easily spend a couple of hours. We are vegetarian and we loved their dishes which were familiar and unique. A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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HU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch. Blah. Blah. Blah. (Please don't tell me how long my comment should be!)

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food, not bad overall. But restaurant is nothing special. Service is mediocre.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Its rare that you find a place you can actually get DRESSED up and go out for an adult evening in Toronto without feeling out of place. I loved that everyone was dressed, everyone was on their best behavior. It has a fantastic view of the city, the restaurant had a classy, modern vibe. It felt like an episode of Frasier. A few decor things could use some updating. The apps we had 1 was outstanding the other ok. Mains both were amazing!!! Both fitting of the restaurants reputation. I suggest taking the waiters advice. Desert was the same as the apps. The service was one of the best I've ever had. So attentive, emphatic, eager to please and professional I loved everything about it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. The service was absolutely top notch, and it was an incredibly memorable evening! Thank you very much, Scaramouche, for the great service

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!
Wonderful food and great service.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service combined with a great view of the city. Have dined here dozens of times and have never been disappointed by the menu as the chefs deliver exactly what is promised and more.

One very small disappointment is the decor. Definitely time for an update.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a first visit after years of hearing about the place. It's an odd entry - into something that looks like an apartment building, then you go down stairs - but it turns out to be a lovely view of downtown. The restaurant was great - exactly what you would expect for an expensive dining experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime is a word I don't use often, but I'll use it now!

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and service!!!

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d
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ah scaramouche.... in Toronto it’s understated elegance and consistency defies time .

I had dinner alone . Service (Sara) was attentive with a light touch .

The food ... seared tuna , then the lamb ... then a small cheese plate was perfectly cooked , presented, and matched with an excellent niagara Riesling and an Argentine Malbec humbly recommended

This place continues to defy gravity and time

Excellent!

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C
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the lobsterlicious dinner and the food is very fresh. Lobster bisque is tasty and dessert is good. The only thing is the portion is quite small for an expensive meal. My husband had the duck breast which is yummy too.

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JS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our third time to spend our holidays here. Not including the birthdays Valentines and so on . Food and service re never disappointed us .
It’s our one of favorites in GTA .

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great customer service and elegantly designed plates make this restaurant what it is. Its extensive wine list and wall to wall window, add to the romantic ambiance needed for any date.

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except the lobster bisque,to strong. Everything was exceptional, the view is awesome.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the city. Very good food. Very good but unobtrusive servers.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was extraordinary!! Food is very dealious, we had the lobsterlicous set course, and the meat is perfectly done.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to deliver a lovely experience! Still remains my favourite place to celebrate special occasions.

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L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the world. Outstanding staff and food. 10 out of 10 always.

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried the lobster fixed menu and overall tasty food. Friendly service but highlight was the excellent sommelier who worked closely with our server to recommend and educate us on the world of Sherry’s. Really enjoyed the drink recommendations from our server and the insight from the sommelier. Complimentary valet parking was also a nice added touch to the experience.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now one of my favourite restaurants in the city, completely faultless experience, would recommend for special occasions!

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A
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had the special lobster menu in the main dining room. Food remains innovative and mostly very good, but service is rushed. First course was only good (lobster bisque flavour muted by excessive cream), but main course and dessert were very good and creatively done - great flavour, lovely presentation. Less than perfect scores are really for the service - very American in style unfortunately. Waiters are constantly trying to push you along faster, claiming that that's what people want. Within seconds of putting your fork down someone is is removing your plate, they are busily re-setting tables around you (it's 10pm on a Wednesday night, people - can't the re-setting wait?) and waiters are constantly rushing by the table to get somewhere else in a hurry. Not the most relaxing - more like a diner than a fine restaurant. Still, the view is beautiful and the food is very good. I'd likely go again for a special occasion and sit in a far corner.

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TK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My family likes to try different quality restaurants regularly. My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant the previous time we had dinner here a few weeks ago so we decided to take our grown children to celebrate my birthday, 5 of us. Unfortunately, the experience was much different from the first time. Our server was nowhere to be found most times as we had to get one of the staff members a couple of times to flag him. Our meals took awhile and by the time we got them, some were lukewarm which we had to contend with as we didn't want to wait any longer. Once we were done and the table was cleared in prep for desserts, we expected the dessert menu would follow soon after. But that proved to be not the case as we waited for awhile for our server to come back, only because we asked someone to find him. If only we knew that dessert was also going to take along time to be served, we would have not bothered. In summary, food was tasty but service and food temperature was not up to par. The loud noise from a large group on the upper level was even more tolerable.

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BG
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We just celebrated bday.We Enjoy the food.Everything was taste,with nice presentation.We were disappointing and surprised that such a classy restaurant charging for bread and tasteless butter.Dessert was very delicious.

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P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding as always. This restaurant never disappoints. Always a great experience - food is beautifully presented and always tasty.

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