Scaramouche Restaurant

4.8
1407 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Continental
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 961-8011
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Keith Froggett
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Private Party Facilities
Scaramouche may be rented for private functions. However, we do not have private rooms.
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Private Party Contact
Ian Clark: (416) 961-8011
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Cross Street
Edmund and Avenue Road (see map)
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Parking Details
We offer complimentary valet for your convenience.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1407 People Are Saying
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DL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent overall. Meal, ambiance, service and everything else.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, great food and remarkable service. A special thank you to Andrew for making our evening a memorable one.

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B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with excellent presentation. Waiter was efficient and knowledgeable. Elevator was confusing, surprised that restaurant was located in a retirement community. The wine list was good with reasonable pricing.

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CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our all-time favourite spot. We are never disappointed.

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ML
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended. We were told that apart from wonderful food the view of Toronto is amazing. We booked the restaurant section for a special outing to celebrate our anniversary, and noted that on our reservation through OpenTable. Arriving a little early we offered to wait until our reservation time in the bar, but were shown to a table instead. The table was off to the side with no real view (at least one we could both enjoy); very disappointing. The food was great, the service amazing, and the complimentary valet parking appreciated. The only reason for the less than perfect rating is the location of the table. I understand they cannot guarantee a table with a view, but there did not seem to be much effort to attempt to honor our request.

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VC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality and decent view in particular if you go there around sunset time. Please get a table close to the window to enjoy the drink with the beautiful sky. I did not drive as I am a tourist. I took subway to Summerhill station and walk there for around 10-15 mins. After meal, the receptionist can reserve taxi for you. Please don’t skip the dessert and the coconut and whites chocolate cake is a must try.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered the Hamachi Tartar which was delicious! However, the main dish - Seafood with Lobster tasted just okay as the lobster tail seemed to be a little bit over-cooked in my opinion. Our server recommended their signature dessert - coconut pie, we tried but we really cannot see anything special about it. We also ordered the chocolate expresso dessert and we all think we should just skip the dessert. Overall, I think the restaurant is over-rated. Their services and ambiance are good but I won’t recommend to come here for special occasion.

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BW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our wedding anniversary, but my wife had a lot else on her mind. Andrew, our server was exceptional, describing in detail the "specials", which turned out to be as good as advertised. All in all a great experience which helped my wife forget her worries about her son's health for a while.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Continues to be the best restaurant in Toronto. My favourite place for over 20 years. Consistently exquisite, with best staff and service in the city as well.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and service was perfect

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays one day apart recently. We try to do something special and our dining experience at Scaramouche was as spectacular as the view! Actually, it was the best food and service we have ever had in Toronto! I am excited to return soon and to highly recommend Scaramouche to my friends.

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JO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Most of the courses were very well done and the cookery on the proteins was spot on! We had a lovely evening.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday at Scaramouche recently and found that the old bandit could still charm the taste buds. This mid-town institution has stood the test of time. More time than we had thought. Our personable but unobtrusive waiter told us that they'd been serving carefully prepared food there for 38 years. In the famously ephemeral resto business, this says something itself.

What really did the talking though was the food. Venison perfectly rare with bacon fused to it like it had been part of the animal. Lamb chops pink and tender, set off by eggplant puree and perfectly prepared fresh produce. We enjoyed our entrees and then luxuriated in the view. Everybody knows about the view. Everybody also knows that "it's just Toronto", but as sat

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service. Our waiter wasn’t passionate about the menu and made our overall experience fantastic. Great food, great ambience. Highly recommended.

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our 1st year anniversary and wanted to go somewhere special. This place is the spot for just that. The experience from beginning to end was amazing from friendly staff, delicious foods and beautiful scenery. I would recommend this to anyone look for a romantic place to bring there siginificant other.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is my third birthday we spent together in GTA .
Food and service are fantastic as always.
Lamb is so tasty, I didn’t disappointed.

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Z
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This was the first time I found the food less than fabulous. It was very good and the service, very good, as usual. The staff who clear your plates are a little too attentive, if anything, but that's my personal feeling.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning experience, delicious food. Great environment and awesome customer service

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant for a special occasion. Great view and terrific food. Our server was kind and funny. The halibut was so delicious and coconut cream pie is to die for! I highly recommend this place!

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s
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

overall a good way to spend a Saturday night ..very well prepared food and good service

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really great place! Its also very reasonably priced. Service is not over done or intrusive its just perfect. Food was also very good, recommend the lamb!

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r
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my retirement and my daughters birthday. The service was very good. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the scenic view of the town.
Would recommend my friends with no hesitation. The deserts were great. The wine our waiter recommended was very nice.
We did had problems with finding parking. Restaurant website did not make any recommendations on where we can find parking.
We had to park 3 blocks away from the restaurant. We were lucky the evening was perfect for walking and we enjoyed the walk.

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MF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second time dining at Scaramouche and I was not disappointed. If anything, their coconut cream pie was better than I remembered!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our first visit to Scaramouche was all we expected and more. The meal was wonderful! A treat for all the sesnses! Would definitely return on our next trip to Toronto.

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KW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perhaps the best dining experience I’ve ever had. To speak about portions or speed of service is to miss the point of this restaurant. The service is so seamless that you might miss them at your table. The food is beyond even trying to describe in a review like this. Hands down worth every dollar.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always my favorite restaurant

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful 85th birthday celebration there last night. The food and service were impeccable, as always, but the piece de resistance was a huge slice of their famous coconut cream pie with a candle and “Happy 85th Birthday” inscribed on the plate in chocolate!

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j
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with excellent service. We expected the food to be amazing and it was. You should make it a point to visit when you are in Toronto.

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NV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on a short trip in Toronto and decided to try out this restaurant. I have to say we had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and service was just great!!! Highly recommend!

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My experience was really good from the beginning to the end.
If you are looking for special time it is a really good option.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Service was wonderful. The setting is romantic!

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s
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tremendous service, exqusite food and ambience to match!

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loves our evening and Alex went out of her way with service!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food is perfect but the service is so-so. The waitress is no smile and we don’t feel get a good service.

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D
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Service, really enjoyed the food and our view and setting was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service, I loved my foie gras and venison and my girlfriend who is vegetarian found several dishes to choose from that she would enjoy. Our waiter was excellent very lively, attentive and funny. We had a great view of the toronto skyline from our table. And at the end of the meal when we had issues with my debit cards chip our waiter was very patient as we looked for a solution and he was very understanding of our predicament. We loved our experience at Scaramouche and would definitely recommend it.

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The main drawback in the restaurant was the air conditioning. It was freezing with direct cold air in the whole window seat section.

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D
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once you get over arriving at the entry of a condo complex venue, you descend into a plush restaurant with grey velvet banquettes and a gorgeous view of Toronto from a hilltop. We were the first arrivals for the dinner seating and were offered several tables without a view bcz the rest were “spoken for”. After they relented and gave our party of four a table with a partial view, we enjoyed a superb meal. From the watermelon feta amuse bouche, to the excellent oysters from Ireland, to our main courses of halibut, lamb, St. Canut pork, and Georgian Bay whitefish. Oh, and all our unique cocktails were divine. The desserts knocked it out of the park; we had the Valrohna cherry chocolate mouse cake and coconut creme pie. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very good and the service was wonderful. Unfortunately, the restaurant needs a facelift. The decor and feel is very dated. My guess is that the ownership has not touched the decor in 20 years. Other than that the food was great. And we were impressed with our server, Michael. Also I had on a blazer and tie; however, there were guests there with shorts and flip flops. The Coconut Cream Pie is spectacular. The ownership had better focus on how much competition there is in Toronto. The concierge at the Ritz Carlton Hotel told us that the restaurant was dated and she suggested a different restaurant.

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i
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Surprising. Not the ambience you would expect from the 'basement of a condo building'. But quietly and classically chic once you enter. Would not be the cup of tea for millennials. Excellent service. Could have a more imaginative or creative menu. Valet parking is in a residential space visitor parking so be prepared to add the valet tip to your bill.

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