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.

1 Benvenuto Place
Toronto, ON M4V 2L1
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Edmund and Avenue Road (see map)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 961-8011

Website:
http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet for your convenience.

Executive Chef:
Keith Froggett

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

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scaramouche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
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Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2012

Pleasant overall.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2012

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Absolute perfection! Probably the best meal we have ever had from start to finish.

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 (London)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Utterly amazing.

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 7, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2012

We've had the opportunity to eat at many top restaurants in the U.S. Scaramouche is now number 1 in our book!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner! Our server was terrific and my guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2012

Amazing food and service for a special occasion!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2012

Excellent dining in the basement of old, but upscale residential building. We had excellent window view of downtown Toronto. All the courses were great. I would definitely dine there every time I come to Toronto. My favorite Toronto restaurant.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 20, 2012

Faultless! Everything perfect despite not being able to find a cab driver who knew how to get there?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2012

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2012

I hadn't been there since I left Toronto several years ago and it was every bit as good as I remembered it. What a great dinner and evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2012

decor is dated and food was average.overall not as good as it used to be.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2012

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 12, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2012

Wonderful food...the service was amazing. The desserts were incredible. Overall a very enjoyable evening!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2012

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service - friendly, yet always professional. Beautiful night views of the city. The food is of the highest quality. Would definitely recommend to others.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2012

My partner and I recently attended this restaurant for our 20th anniversary. The food was excellent and the service very professional.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2012

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Excellent place. The pasta bar is just as good and less expensive than main dining.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Pricey,but good for special occasion and absolutely outstanding service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Excellent food and service...the lobster and foie gras first courses were outstanding

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 25, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2012

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Have been there a few times and the food and service never fail to please.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2012

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2012

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 14, 2012

The food was great - just not anything special. Ambiance looks better on the website..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2012

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.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 6, 2012

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Amazing restaurant.. Perfectly cooked dishes and great service..

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 1, 2012

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2012

As always, the servuce was impeccable. The food was amazing with eye-pleasing presentation. I took my friend there for her first time and she was absolutely amazed and impressed. She will dine there again soon.

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