About Scaramouche Restaurant
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.
Toronto, ON M4V 2L1
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Edmund and Avenue Road (see map)
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet for your convenience.
Private Party Facilities:
Scaramouche may be rented for private functions. However, we do not have private rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Ian Clark: (416) 961-8011
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scaramouche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We ate in the dining room (there is also a pasta bar). The food was outstanding--taste, creativity and presentation where all spot on. This is the best restaurant I have been to in Toronto--and I have been to many. It was crowded on a Tuesday night. Service was excellent.
The wine list is not overly long, but offered selections from around the world at good prices. The furniture could use to be updated, but that is way down the list.
If you have the time, this place is worth the visit.
Went to Scaramouche to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday and her engagement. The food and the service were both outstanding and our server was even kind enough to take a group photo at the end of the meal. Highly recommended! I can see why Scaramouche ends up on the list of Toronto's best restaurants year after year.
We've been to this place before and we come back from time-to-time.
Any changes have been evolutionary, which is something we find comfortable.
The menu is ample and tends to cover a wide range of offerings along the Canadian / continental style. Local ingridients are incorporated without an excessive effort.
Service is correct, if not exactly friendly.
The place would benefit by adding some very soft relaxed music background (jazz, classical) or even better some live group on certain nights.
Wonderful food, great service including good advice on wine choices made for a delightful dining experience. It would have been a perfect had we been seated by the window. Food choices in our party included the spicy steak tartare & Nova Scotia lobster appetizers, second courses of steelhead salmon and the herb pasta with wild mushrooms & shaved Umbrian summer truffle & for dessert crème brûlée, warm chocolate cake and the panna cotta with mini meringues. All were a feast for the eyes as well as the palate in portions that were filling but not stuffing. Will definitely return & recommend it highly.
Brilliant attentive service, right down to noticing that we had a Lawren Harris print in our bag and showing us which ginger beer they source for one of their amazing cocktails.
Lovely view of the city from our window seat.
Food out of this world. We ate at some lovely places in Toronto, but Scaramouche was the best.
Over the years I have always been satisfied by Scaramouche! Great food, service and ambiance. Over 30 years at Benvenuto Place, same chef...there is a good reason for that. The place was busy on a Tuesday night which evidenced the esteem this place has in the hearts of Torontonians.
It was our wedding anniversary, which I had requested for a window seat. I understand it was not guaranteed, however we noticed when we were being seated, there were 2 people who were also seated beside us at the same time(they were friends, because we heard the other customer who was seated beside us talking to the waiter and telling him.) It should have been taking in to consideration for us to be seated by the window since it was our special day, and we chose this restaurant based on the reviews about the view. After dinner, my husband had ordered coffee and I ordered cappuccino, the waiter never brought the coffee, which we were billed for it. My husband had to point it out to the waiter about that extra charge.
Scaramouche is a classy restaurant offering professional service, nice ambiance,and a rather stately menu. No dish disappointed and who can resist their famous coconut cream pie for dessert although a new twist I'd recommend would be to make individual portion size pies rather than being served a piece of a pie.
First of all let me start out by saying that I am from out of town, but read nothing but great reviews about this place being a perfect place to propose. My fiancee is from Toronto and is a huge fan of fine french cuisine. There was valet parking right from of the get go, and straight into the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and looked very sharp. Started with cocktails at the bar, ordered this pear thing which was tasty and the lady had a drink with coconut rum. Moved to our seats which had a nice view of downtown Toronto. The scallop cerviche was to die for and the salmon tartare was a spicy treat.Continued with the partridge,had a healthy serving of foi groi, and the filet mignon, grilled to perfection. Dropped to the knee
The food was excellent, wine advice and selection just okay, and the decor was horrible. The restaurant really needs an update, for a start by replacing the ancient and hideous chairs, apparently made of grey indoor carpet! I think people don't always notice how run down it has become, because the view at night is spectacular and the eye is drawn to the window.
The layout was awkward, with no one greeting guests at the upper landing, and all traffic being funnelled through a narrow landing below. This confused the staff, causing them to say good night to me when I was simply going to the washroom. I won't go back until they redecorate.
Scaramouche aimed to please for my fiance and myself. While it doesn't live up to some other fare outside of Toronto, it does do quite well within the city. Tasty fare with layers of flavour, their menu is more fusion and complicated than most other menus. However, I'd have to say that their food does have a unified taste which is so often lost when the food has so many ingredients and types of preparation.
Service was excellent, our waiter was memorable and funny and I recommend others try out this gem in the heart of Toronto.
We had a wonderful view of downtown as the sun lit up the buildings at sunset and as the lights came on in the buildings. However, a large column separated us from much of the restaurant, so on occasion we needed service but could not get anyone's attention. Our wine bottle was not left at the table, so at one point our glasses were dry for some time.
The food was very good, with the exception of sea bream that was fishy tasting. Really not acceptable at a restaurant of this calibre. I mentioned it, which I assume they noted, but they did not make any adjustment to the meal or our bill. Probably should have sent it back, but that would have delayed my and my wife's meal, so not a good solution. I expected them to react.
dessert was great but attitude of server was bad. he gave us attitude for just ordering desserts. we had ate prior to coming due to our reservations being at 9:30. initially we wanted around 7 so we can eat there and taste their food. waiter told us normally we don't accept you because you just order dessert but today is okay since you made a reservation. he gave the vibe of you cannot afford the food and we don't want you here. it ruined my night. quite disappointed. the menu did not state that there was a minimum we must pay but apparently we are given different treatment if we order less than a certain amount. will not recommend.
My daughter loved her pasta, my husband loved his steak, we all loved the deserts which are among the best we've found in Toronto so far. I ordered Elk which I won't do again simply because I'm not fond of the meat. The staff were friendly. All in all a very enjoyable dinner, we will return to this restaurant.
It's a good choice for a romantic special occasion, but at $90 per person (3-course with no wine) we didn't feel that we've got value. We tried the daily special salad and fish, the taste was good but not delicious. The portion size was skimpy and the presentation was average. The desert was nicely done though. The saving grace is the courtesy service and complimentary valet parking.
Had a great evening at Scaramouche. Service was impeccable, Halibut was beautifully done, but elk somewhat tough. Scenic view of Toronto makes this a preferred vantage point from which to show off our city. Wines, cocktails etc. very affordable. Will return.
A wonderful experience to celebrate a 19th birthday. Friendly warm and professional service from our German-born server. He knew his stuff, was very engaging and discreet in bringing the final course with a solitary candle and birthday wishes. First courses wee uniformly wonderful with great presentation and subtle flavours. Pasta with crab and a lovely sauce, asparagus and lobster starts all terrific. Portions generous. Mains of halibut, partridge and scallop each made an impression with the partridge particularly notable. Foie gras on partridge was sublime. All in all a splendid event.
We have enjoyed this restaurant for the last twenty five years. We once lived in Toronto and Scaramouche was our go to restaurant for special occasions. We now go back infrequently but it is always on our must do list when we are in town. Food was superbly prepared and presented, service is highly professional yet personal, wine list is extremely good. Oh, and the restaurant looks beautiful, still after all these years and the view is wonderful. Having dined in many fine restaurants around the world, Scaramouche remains at or very near the top of our list.
We had a great birthday celebration at Scaramouche. The food was superb and we had a great table. Our lamb and bass were perfectly cooked and the coconut cream pie and pana cotta were heavenly. The view from the restaurant was great, especially when the double rainbow came out after the storm.
seems like it did not chaned for 20 years. No real ambiance and the decoration looks like we are in a senior home.
My Elk was overcooked as well as my wife,slamb.
No value for the price.
no price indicated for the soup leading the customer that in t is included with the menu, surprise it was $13.00!
Will never recommanded it
Always our favorite restaurant. Food was simply magnificent! Lobster appetizer was fresh, and tasty. Crab meat raviolli was very good. Main course partridge with fois gras was devine. Partridge done crispy out and juicy inside. Black sea bass special was also very fresh. Chocolate dessert excellent! as was coconut cream pie.
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