Ricarda’s Toronto

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Contemporary European
Elevated dining in a modern refined setting in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Ricarda’s Restaurant and Bar is a destination for inspired Southern European fare,
a globally curated wine list, and irresistible cocktails. World renowned fine dining Chef Julien Laffargue leads the menu innovation at Ricarda's, using the highest quality of ingredients to produce all sauces, stocks, marinades and dishes in house.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Ricarda's is also a popular destination for weekend brunch featuring the famous Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch Buffet. Catering is also available.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience five of us late in Toronto traffic for pre-theatre ‘come from away‘ dinner - all of us with various tastes ,requirements, diet’s And wow - every single thing everyone had was spectacular, the service amazing, the ambiance great - worth the seven minute walk from the theatre!! We’ll be back and please extend huge thanks to your entire team💕

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pre-fix menu was outstanding and the service was excellent!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here with my gf for Valentine's Day, gotta say, they definitely exceeded my expectations. The Valentine's menu was really well done. The lobster and scallop salad with vanilla bean infused sauce and avocado cream, I'm salivating just thinking about it even though we just finished dinner not too long ago. The black truffle rissoto was fragrant and creamy. I like the steak more than the fish, but that's more of a personal choice. And the Ruby chocolate cake in the end was just the cherry on top. The staff were friendly and helpful. Ambience was fitting with candlelight and rose petals on each table. This definitely made our night very memorable! Will recommend and will come back for sure!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience2

Decent food, alright atmosphere, great value on wine would go again

EF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going and we chose from the Winterlicious menu. The food was delicious. We want to return to try out some regular menu items. The service was truly exceptional.

VF
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. First time but definitely not the last. We booked for Winterlicious and look forward to trying regular menu as well as a Sunday brunch

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the winterlicious lunch here. Very well curated and excellent value. Thank you.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

I love the restaurant but the service was so slow. Everyone was very nice but it took so long to find our server so he can take our order then to find him again so he can give us our bill. My business meeting took 2 hours which was very uncomfortable.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very nicely welcomed. Service was amazing and manager Paul went above and beyonde to make sure we are enjoying our meal. Thank you- Sahar

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and drink. Would definitely go back

MB
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Beautiful decor and nice ambience. Was pretty packed and noise levels were still great for conversation.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant, very spacious, great atmosphere and super nice staff...!
It was my first time during the winterlicious program, which had a chance to try all 3 course for two. All was tasty and delicious. Salmon and lamb shank wee our main meals which well cooked and tasty. Dont miss dark chocolate tart too
Spent great time with very calm vibe.
Everyone there was really nice and welcoming.

You should try the winterlicious menu for sure...!
😊😊😊😊

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my first time at Ricarda’s and I really liked it. The food was great quality and the service was excellent. I will definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was wonderful!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly. Will definitely return!

DS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Ricarda's for Winterlicious and we had a splendid time. The quantities were perfect (not too big) for a three-course meal, and the waiters were very attentive and nice. Thank you!

P
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Winterlicious was not offered on weekend and the brunch menu was the only option. This was NOT noted on the website. Very misleading.

w
Toronto
81 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favourite “go to” place due to their imaginative tasting menu, comfortable surroundings and excellent service. The interesting menu always goes beyond expectations with flare. Both their high end items and more salad bowls never fail to satisfy.. as well as desserts, drinks that are top notch

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Always have a great experience at Ricarda’s

N
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Jazzy Brunch on Sunday was amazing! Would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the brunch buffet. Service was on another level, the staff is really friendly!

w
Toronto
81 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Great and unusual turkey dish as well as yummy quinoa bowl. And their birthday special is hard to beat! On top of all this the ambiance and service is truly excellent.
Planning our company Christmas lunch there.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing birthday celebration for my dad, from beginning to end! The hostess was friendly, came back to check up on us and my dad to make sure he was enjoying himself. Our server, Christopher, was lovely and gave us a tour, and came by to surprise my dad with a birthday cake and candle, while the wonderful trio jazz band played “Happy Birthday”. Best part was that my dad turned 74this year, so he got 74% off his meal with Ricarda’s birthday special. Love it!

And near the end, when the fluffy pancakes ran out, I asked the pancake station cook if there were any more, he surprised me by having the chef especially make me some special lemon ricotta pancakes, that they don’t usually have on Sunday brunch days. It was so sweet of him and I enjoyed it with the airiest fresh vanilla bean whipped cream (you can see the vanilla bean black dots in it!) and wild blueberry compote. It tasted like cloud 9! Needless to say, the service was fantastic!

Rest of the food was great as always, oysters were fresh, foie gras was tasty. Only thing that could’ve made it perfect was if the hot carving stations with the prime rib, porchetta and glazed salmon were hotter, and the meats more tender. Other than that, I can always count on Ricarda’s for a good time and the best Sunday brunch ever!

l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful experience dining with the family. Executive Chef came out and gave a special treat for my young daughter. Was a nice, special touch.

BS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keep up the great work! The server, Jacques I believe, was very helpful and service was outstanding.

MS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve really enjoyed out Thanksgiving brunch at Ricarda’s. In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes there was a wide selection of other brunch food, including omelet, crepes and pasta stations, seafood station and other salads and hot dishes. There was also an excellent offering of pastries and deserts and we were given a pumpkin pie to take home with us, which was a nice surprise. We are looking forward to going back to Ricarda’s again soon!

LK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal at Ricarda’s! Delicious food, fantastic service and a beautiful atmosphere. We highly recommend.

N
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful location. Knowledgable an unhurried service. Food was pretty good. Appreciate the smaller portion sizes.

EC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A perfect place for lunch - the food was delicious and not to heavy and the atmosphere was perfect!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place with amazing jazz band, excellent food and a supervised play area for children- an absolute dream so close to home!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish with great ambience! Drinks are quite expensive, but I’d definitely go again!

DT
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here - sat on patio - wine prices a bit steep, but that was the only negative

LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ricarda's is always a great time. The service, the food and the atmosphere are all phenomenal. My family comes to Toronto every summer, and we always come here at least once during our stay. We actually tried the brunch this time, and it was delicious. The pancakes and French toast are not to be missed!

OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh and delicious!!! Excellent service!!!

S
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tapas menu on Tuesdays - initially we were a bit disappointed that the full menu was not available but we were pleasantly surprised at the flavours of the tapas offerings and we enjoyed the full range of dishes. Desserts were great too! Will definitely have to come back!

CN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately it was ‘tapas Tuesday’ and we weren’t alerted we couldn’t order from the full menu we’d planned on online in advance. The tapas were not good at all, portions were very small for the price and not what we wanted. Service was slow and flighty despite her having like 2 other tables in the restaurant. We asked for bread for the table - I mean we were excited they have a bakery in house and were told we couldn’t even have that. I mean why even open on Tuesday if that’s all you offer. Also, it was their birthday celebration- I got an email saying they would ‘pop a bottle for you’ somehow that translated into one glass each - not a full bottle. I call false advertising.

A
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was very nice. Good food great service. Very nice ambiance. I will definitely return & recommend Ricardas to friends

A
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Will def be back. I loved the concept with the small portions as it kept the quality up and also maybe it possible to try lots of dif things without feeling like you had to be rolled out. The quality of the food was def good. We brought kids and having the childcare was huge - Ruth felt like family - very attentive and just nice and good at what she does. Not usually comfortable leaving my child with people. Awesome food. Will absolutely be back very very soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The servers were all very nice and approachable. However, for a $60 per person meal, I was a bit disappointed to find that some of the bread and seafood not fresh. The eggs benedict and dessert selection were the star of the show, while the main course items seemed a bit lacking. The Jazz was very nice and definitely gave the dining experience an upbeat vibe. Overall, great for a birthday get together or an informal meeting.

P
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great value. Would recommend to a friend!