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About Ricarda's

Ricarda’s is a Modern Mediterranean Restaurant that produces all of its pasta, sauces, stocks, breads and pastry in-house and with the best quality ingredients - just as they do in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.

Located at the EntertainmentOne Building in the Queen-Spadina area, at the corner of Peter & Richmond, it pairs modern Mediterranean-inspired fare with charming hospitality. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the important eating times in between, the broad offering also includes their famous Sunday Jazz Brunch, Saturday Brunch, take-out, Office Catering and Events from 50-750 guests.

Knowledgeable staff deliver a hospitality experience using the finest that Spanish, Italian, French, Lebanese, Moroccan, Greek and Canadian cuisine offers in food and drink.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, French

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon - Fri 7.00am - 10am

Brunch
Sat - 9:00am - 3:00pm (A la Carte)
Sun - 11:00am - 3:00pm (All You Can Eat) with Live Jazz and Monitored Kids Play Zone

Lunch
Mon - Fri 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sat - 9.00am - 3.00pm

Dinner
Mon - Sat 5.30pm - 10.00pm

Live Music
Rock 'n' Roll/Soul/RnB: Fri 10.00pm - 1.00am
Blues/Easy Listening: Wed to Fri 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Social Hour (50% Off) Wed to Fri 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Ricarda’s Cafe & Bakery
Mon - Fri 7.00am - 6.00pm
(excluding public holidays)
Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 3.00pm

Cross Street:
Richmond Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 304-9134

Website:
http://ricardas.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE Blues and Light Jazz - Wednesdays to Fridays 5:30pm to 8.30pm
LIVE Rock 'n' Roll/Soul/Top 40 - Fridays 10:00pm to 01.00am

Parking Details:
Target Park 106 Peter Street
Via Parking 114 Peter Street
Parking Lot 120 Peter Street
World Car Park 347 Adelaide Street West

Executive Chef:
Chef Julien Laffargue (formerly Four Seasons and George V)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Ricarda's Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (21)
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Group Bookings (15)
Brunch (14)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Authentic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Romance (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (10)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Live Music (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Child-Friendly (6)
Gluten-Free Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo-Friendly (3)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was fabulous. Love the space. Service was great until we needed to go. I think we were forgotten for a while. Regardless, I'll be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 7 days ago

This was my second visit to Ricarda's. The first time was fantastic - my husband and I stumbled across the place and had a lovely Sunday brunch.

This time we organised a larger group to combine for a birthday. Overall the visit was great and everyone had a good time.

The food quality is exceptional. There wasn't quite as much variety, especially with the salads and vegie options this time around, but I suspect that does change seasonally.

The service was outstanding on both visits. The staff are friendly, helpful and polite.

Our one disappointment with this visit is that a) there were many hoops to jump through to book and confirm and confirm again the large group booking and b) that at no point in the 4 - 5 interactions that I had with staff to book, confirm and double confirm did anyone ask where in the restaurant we wanted to be seated.

This meant we were disappointed to find out on our arrival that we seated in a section of the restaurant we didn't even know existed and we really couldn't hear the live jazz band we had come in specifically to enjoy.

That said, we still had a lovely time with great service by Graham. We were able to move tables about 2 hours into the meal which was nice. (We stayed for about 4 hours for a long, lazy brunch - it really is a great atmosphere and we found it to be good value too.)

These two issues could be easily fixed by including sections for both the credit card details and
requests for the location of one's table in the restaurant in the online booking form. It would make it more seamless and ensure that all the essential information was gathered in one interaction, which would be more efficient and save a flurry of emails and calls at the last minute. It would also prevent customer's being disappointed by table location.

Other than that we had no hesitation to recommend Ricarda's and would return again.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Authentic, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Had such a lovely/delicious brunch+bottomless mimosas. The spread is incredible and the service is beyond friendly and courteous. There was even live jazz. It's a perfect spot for a small or large group...adults and kid-friendly--bring everyone, they'll love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy going to Richard’s for special occasions. My husband and I have gone a few times for date night. Once I took a group of 12 from New York there for a birthday dinner and they absolutely loved it and enjoyed the food. For my Husbands birthday we stopped in for drinks and listened to a live band and had such a great time celebrating. This weekend we went for the Sunday brunch. Everything we tried was good with the made to order eggs Benedict to the pasta. Actually the pasta was excellent, we had it with the rose sauce, shrimp, spinach and mushrooms. So good! The flatbread station was good too. I could pass on the omelette station...plus the seafood station was quite small and oysters weren’t meaty. Despite this, we aren’t deterred from coming back. The staff at ricarda’s has always been accommodating and pleasant which makes any occasion feel like a special one.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hitting on all cylinders

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had the best dining experience with my 3 friends for dinner. The service was beyond excellent. They were very nice and answered all our weird questions about the menu. The ambiance was also great - had a jazz band playing during dinner. The food was also amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Overall great dining experience. We had a late reservation so it was fairly quite.
The restaurant itself is well decorated and good variation of seating for different group sizes.
Great wine menu! However better options for brunch / lunch than dinner. Would dine again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was average and was a bit pricey. The restaurant is nice but noisy. Service and server’s knowledge of the menu was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

An excellant lunch experience. I recommend this restaurant. The food was great followed by a good service. However the place is a little bit noisy if you want to go with your partner.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We finally tried Ricarda and it will become a local drop in for us. Great design, very delicious lunch, great server.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was excellent, especially since we were a table of nine guests. However, the live music was so loud it was difficult to engage in conversation and even prompted someone in our party to put in ear plugs (and our table was located furthest from the music!) The food was good but the portions are small, especially if you order the duck.

Tags: Live Music
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ricarda’s is officially my new fav restaurant in Toronto. I actually went twice in one wk. did happy hour one day and a few days later, dinner. The service was incredible and every bite/drink was worth it and delicious. The interiors are gorgeous.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great and delicious. However, the service was really slow... waiters would walk by our tables, not pay attention to us and the fact our menus were closed and piled up for over 20 min. The kitchen sync with the various orders was also a bit messed up. The decor and set up is definitely nice, minimalist and modern. However, it is extremely noisy. I am glad i went and tried it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I really enjoyed my dining experience at Ricarda's. The service was very good and the food had it's own creative failure and was absolutely delicious! It has such a cool vibe that I think anyone would enjoy. They also have wonderful live bands that play that really adds to the dining experience. They put their own special flare on desserts; I had the tiramisu which was the best I have ever had! I would highly recommend this as a very cool place to go for dinner & drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great! Nicely designed space too

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very nice lunch with colleagues. Food was excellent. Service was terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent service. Food exceeded expectations. Entertainment was an unexpected pleasant surprise.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

The ambiance is good. Seating near the window and corner so we can have conversations without shouting.
Service is excellent. They were a little bit delayed in serving the main dishes and made up by providing free appetizers while waiting.
Bouillabaisse was not served because chef felt it was not 'perfect' so he/she made it again (which caused the delay). This just shows that they value the food quality.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Visiting Toronto and this place made my day!!! Clean, fun, vibrant, wonderful menu, good service and tasty food!! Portions seemed to be small, but I came with a hearty appetite!!
Wish I lived in Canada just to come back!! Thanks, ay?!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Second time there...outstanding both times. The fresh pasta and bread is much appreciated. I found the spicing both exotic and sophisticated. I love duck and the many interjections of duck on the menu was greatly enjoyed. If I had a slight caveat it would be for a larger and more diverse wine list. I have found few places in Toronto at such a high standard. My wife compared the quality to Topolobampo in Chicago...high praise indeed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Super Sunday brunch!
Amazing quality and variety!
Definitely will return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had really high expectations for this restaurant. The restaurant its self is stunning I really loved the atmosphere. Our server was super sweet very attentive at all times. However the food took a really long time to come out. I wasn't a fan of the food - I was very disappointed to see the price of dish and the quality wasn't worth it. Save your money there is a lot of good restaurant in Toronto that have way better food.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, People Watching
Food1
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The place was empty, no ambiance, expensive and the meal was awful.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This was my birthday dinner with friends. We got excellent service. The food was amazing. We will be definitely returning here. Thank you very much Ricarda’s

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place
Amazing food
This Sunday brunch buffet is outstanding
Great service too

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful music, amazing food, great choices and the best part was the service.
Stunning decor just added to the experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Presentation was outstanding!!
Server knew about the dishes, service was fast, great location!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was great - lots of selection, presentation was on point, taste was excellent. However, service was a big thumbs down. We waited more than 15 minutes after being seated to be greeted by our server and to get glasses of water. We then waited another 30 minutes for our server to bring us coffee. It was very hard to get a hold of the staff to order off of the a la carte menu. When it came time to get the bill, we waited another good 15 minutes to our server to bring us the machine (it was not busy by then - three quarter of the restaurant was empty). Other than the lack of service, food and ambience was great. Perhaps the servers were having a bad day. Will give the place a try again and see if service improves.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas, Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Was great! Initially came in for dessert, ended up ordering the sample plate and a flatbread! I had a couple of modifications due to allergies and they happily changed everything for me. To our surprise, a great band started at 11pm and it was a perfect Saturday night!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was a simple dinner among friends for my Bday. The food was great. The wine tasty. Everything was excellent. Especially our sever Anna. Her service made the night that much more enjoyable. Will definitely go back!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our server and the rest of the staff were great. They were very attentive and the food was delicious!

Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our lamb was cold in the middle and the service bar poured our wine into glasses that had paper towel residue all over them but most of these weren't a huge problem to us. It was a hectic night so I can understand... however one thing management should take care of the lame table section outside of the restaurant they were initially going to seat us at. There's no ambiance, you're practically sitting in a mall, this shouldn't be an available seating option. Servers and hosts were helpful and very nice.

Tags: Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Modern decor, nice ambience, excellent service and good food

Tags: People Watching
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Italy)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Really great find. The best French style food we've found in Toronto since moving from France. Authentic French food which is a rarity for "French" restaurants in Toronto. Excellent service (waiter from Paris) with everyone attentive but not overwhelming. Just really great food, good choice but not overwhelming, great specials, nice wine list that matches the food. Definitely a new favourite!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing! Fantastic service. Great food. A real hidden gem

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Promotion party

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great new spot - a bit noisy given the open "urban-chic" ceiling concepts, no ability to absorb the noise. Great food for a wide variety of palettes. Good for business over that of a romantic spot. Great spot for a night of charcuterie goods and wine!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Pleasant and upbeat atmosphere. The portions are small and the food is average. Although the restaurant was half full, it took approximately 35 minutes to get our order which consisted of salads.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual
Food4
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The venue itself is very pretty, however the service was absolutely horrible. The place was not crowded however it took over half an hour that get to our drinks and they forgot about our a la carte orders

The live jazz band was way too loud, we can ups hardly hear each other

Unfortunately we will not be returning

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had a fantastic dining experience at Ricarda's last week. A colleague had gotten engaged two days prior to our lunch so I updated my reservation to request that a bottle of bubbly be served as soon as we sat down. Not only was the bottle there as requested, the team event prepared a celebratory dessert as well. Excellent, caring service by Shannon which was very much appreciated. We work just around the corner, so we'll be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion

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