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About Roux

Offering up an atmosphere that’s both fun and relaxing, this cozy neighborhood spot is the perfect place for any occasion. The chic and stylish décor is only outdone by a menu that has something for everyone. With food that is rooted in contemporary French-American technique, Roux offers classic dishes with Chef Derrick Markland’s own twists. Comfort foods like hushpuppies and gumbo are complemented by more adventurous favorites like catfish and jambalaya, with daily specials that are sure to please. Though the open kitchen is the focal point with its up-close dining experience and custom industrial barstools, the bar is not to be ignored. With its large oyster bed and selection of bourbons, it’s a great spot for a night cap. During the summer there’s nothing better than having a pint from one of Toronto"s local breweries and people watching on the patio. With its location in the steadily growing Junction neighborhood, Roux is a place for everyone to feel at home.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Cross Street:
Indian Grove

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 343-3600

Website:
http://www.rouxstir.ca/

Entertainment:
Our open kitchen with bar seating offers up a different dining perspective, while our bar offers an intimate viewing of our oyster shucking.

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for details. We also offer on-site event bookings for meetings, parties or celebrations during the day time and some evenings. Please call for more information.

Parking Details:
There is paid street parking on Dundas St West and on Indian Grove.

Public Transport:
Junction 40 Bus from Dundas West Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Derrick Markland

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are more than happy to offer the restaurant for special events at a nominal fee.

Roux Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

3.9

Ambience

4.1

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Despite having had Roux on our list for some months, it did not meet expectations. Ambience was fine, staff were pleasant and accommodating and drinks were tasty, but that's about it. All of our dishes were disappointing, starting with a dozen east coast oysters, served on runny ice chips with some hot sauce. I only ever eat oysters with fresh grated horseradish and lemon, but noone seemed to care or come around to check that we needed anything, so I ate them nude, but I would've liked more attentive service. My main was jambalaya which was overshadowed by dry gluey rice from a mold, stuck together with black eyed peas. It took quite some effort to unstick the brick and it dissolved in the mediocre sauce just fine, but it's a presentation and choice of rice that I could do without. Maybe serve the sauce on the side so it gets poured over and assists with the dissolving? But really, perhaps just scrap the rice altogether. My partner had the smoked board of meat and everything on it was dried through, pretty much inedible, it was like being served a plate of sawdust. Very sad dining experience, we'll stick to Farmhouse in the junction and Montreal for hipster smokehouses.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the atmosphere here. I’m not a huge fan of the style of cuisine here but a burger and a glass of wine is plenty to keep me happy.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent service. The cassoulet and the scallops were delicious. The cassoulet was advertised as having bacon in it, but it must have been minced v e r y thin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great Cajun food. Had the Jambalaya. Would definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful neighbourhood place - a great atmosphere and good value

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love this spot. The food is always delicious and the staff are fantastic. I would recommend and go again and again!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lovely dining experience! Very reasonably priced too!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nothing beats Chef Derrick's Brunch Menu for a leisurely weekend brunch. A favourite when we have out of town company and want to capitalize on time to socialize. My fav is the Pulled Pork Bennies, with a side of cheezy grits, though the cornflake crusted french toast is a close second. This is not a "brunch place" we also enjoy date-night dinners, with great cocktails and wonderful food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had dinner for 5 people on Saturday September 7 wither reservations at 7:30. Overall Roux provides some interesting takes on southern cooking. Of note was the catfish and pork belly combo. The Fish was nicely seasoned and flaky and the pork belly just melted in your mouth. Also very good was the grits and scallops...two at the table ordered in and were not sharing so I have to assume it was good!

The one downside was that it took over 45 minutes to get our drinks. We were not in a rush but that was a long wait and no water on the table during that time. Once the drinks came they were good and service the rest of the evening was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was hit or miss, and definitely not worth the 1.5h it took for our table of 3 to receive our mains. We asked three times before the staff seemed to take our complaints seriously. Water was never re-filled. Will not be returning or recommending.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were disappointed that they did not have oysters that night! We sat inside but it was pretty warm! Server was very nice! We had mussels, beer salad and calamari! All was very good! Everything came our at the correct temperature and portions were good! I had the bouillabaisse! It was very flavorful and there was plenty of fish/shellfish! Did particularly care for potatoes! All in all a very good experience!

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on August 8, 2017

Really enjoyed everything, only thing I had an issue with was that waiting on the food took longer than one would expect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The Roux, as usual, brings a much needed New Orleans cuisine to Tampa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We went here for a birthday with a group of 12. It was Wednesday night and we were the only ones in the restaurant the entire time. This usually would be red flag, and not going to lie weirded me out a little bit, but we ended up getting top knot he service and eating delicious food! We had great charcuterie boards, and the seafood samplers to start, and various dishes as mains. Everyone was beyond pleased with their order! The jambalaya was spicy if you are not a spice person - I wouldn't recommend it. The presentation of the food was also to be noted. They have a great selection of local beers as well as some good bourbon and cocktails. Lastly, I would go back just for the playlist!! Amazing soul playlist played all night. Great vibe, great food and drinks, great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food was good. I was there for a business meeting which probably wasn't the best location. We sat outside cause AC was busted and traffic was loud. Service was ok. Caesar was delicious!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Always enjoy Roux and the southern menu! Not many places offer oysters around here, it's a great option in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We were returning for our 3rd time. We had enjoyed each of the meals we've had there. The menu has good choices and there are always interesting specials. The catfish is delicious.
On this visit, the service was not great - one person seemed to be doing everything, other than cooking, for the entire restaurant.
My friend ordered one of their special cocktails. When she tried it, she didn't like the taste of it - extremely bitter. The waiter swapped it for a glass of wine but proceeded to charge us for it (none of us has had that happen). We asked why and he said "because you ordered it"....left us with a bad taste in our mouth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was great ! Takes about 20-30 mins food to table but that's because it's prepared fresh so it's totally worth it. Our server was awesome attentive but didn't hover. And I like the overal ambiance. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The place was remarquably empty for a Saturday night but yhere are a lot of new restaurants around. We had eaten here before and had liked it. We were not disappointed this time either.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Amazing food, great music, and friendly staff! Staff need to be a little more aware of utensils needed for certain dishes or maybe all utensils can be at the table at all times i.e salad/desert forks and spoons as well as the usual fork and knife.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great brunch as always!

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great soul food with a modern twist! Service was a bit slow, with up to 10 minutes for a beer to come back and he forgot one of our drink orders. He was the only server there, however, and it was moderately full so...

STILL a very enjoyable place to spend the evening. Would return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing food! The French toast was on point and service was great!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Staying at the AirBnB on the same building so we thought we would try it since it was so convenient. We were no disappointed. All three courses were great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Good reliable restaurant. Food is good and reasonable. A few disappointments. We were there before 7 and ther were already out of one of their specials and the restaurant wasn't crowded at the time. The waitress had attitude. We've definitely had better service there.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great ambience, friendly service, located in a cool neighbourhood.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We were here for Valentines Day. The food was overall good. We were just a little disappointed that we only had a choice of a prefixed menu for Valentines Day and weren't told in advance when booking through Open Table. I would have come another day.

Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Great food and ambiance but the meal was ruined for me because the wait staff did not follow the instructions in the comment I left when making the reservation on open table, which said that it was my partner's birthday and asked to please bring a dessert with a candle. We ordered dessert and there was no candle, which obviously looked negligent on my part. If I had known they would ignore my comment I would have communicated my request to the staff in person at the restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Can't comment much about this place.....it is required that we fill in the top part of this form commenting about the experience but there really wasn't one as we were not even able to make it in as they cancelled our reservation one hour prior to having it.....which I think is important for others to know!

On the day of the reservation we got a voicemail saying they had cancelled our reservation with no explanation why and it was booked for a time when all their sites say they are open.

We never got to go and there has been no follow up or apology or just really letting us know what happened. If there was a valid reason. ie. we overbooked by accident. there was a kitchen fire. we had to close for the night due to unforseen circumstances..etc...etc....then I would totally understand.

Quite disappointed from a customer service standpoint that we were not told why.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Excellent food and drinks, great service and friendly staff. A bit expensive on the drinks side, but the food prices were very good.

Food2
Ambience3
Service1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was mediocre even though we were all excited about the menu.
Didn't have certain ingredients to make some drinks that we asked for. Service was lacking and the worst part was that they forgot to punch in my husbands order so when everyone's food came, he just sat there and waited. He was told that chicken and waffles take a while to make and if he wanted to get something else. He insisted on C&W and had to wait for 15 min.
Over all- wasn't a big fan and most likely won't be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Roux is very consistent and the food is always spectacular. I crave the steak frites with collard greens. That jus is to die for!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

great service, delicious food, fun cocktails, great neighbourhood

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The food was delicious and we certainly were not rushed. Perhaps the servers could have been a bit more attentive.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great environment, amazing presentation and it's not too big.
We did the croquettes to start and they tasted great, with good sauces. Then for dinner we had the smoked meat board that came with great portions of ribs, chicken and a sausage, and the mussels where cooked perfect.
My only suggestion is not to do the beer sauce on the mussels, the hops is too over powering.
Thoroughly enjoyed it here, we will be back!

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Food was surprisingly just OK considering it sounded so promising. Mains took over an hour to get to us.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We used to live in the area and went all the time. Since moving we havent been back until this visit but it was the perfect place to celebrate and the food was amazing. The spicy Caesars are definitely spicy. Loved it!!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Socially clumsy servers need work in greeting and interacting with patrons, leaving a bad first impression. Menu was tempting but lacking in balance with vegetables. If you're looking for delicious carbs and fried chicken, this is the place for you but skip it if you were hoping for some nutrients on the side. Ambiance was excellent with nice lighting and decor. Value was great but with all the amazing places in the city we are unlikely to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My yard bird was not very good. Wife got a burger which was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Food was really good, but the service was absolutely terrible. It may have been her first day ever serving, but her attention to detail was horrible. Never re-filled a water glass, didn't ask how the food was, and dropped off the bottle of wine we ordered on the table and didn't bother to pour it. We had expressed a small concern about our appetizer and she said she would deal with it, but never did come back with a resolution.

There are way too many other restaurants who serve good food, but also have good service to complement it. I wouldn't go back, nor would I recommend this place which is too bad because I live in the neighbourhood and want to support local.

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