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Carens Wine and Cheese Bar - CLOSED

158 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-962-5158
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
7 May 2016
“Fresh and tasty, but not memorable”
9 Feb 2016
“Okay food but doesn't quite make it relative to others in the hood”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Wine Bar, Soups, French, American, International, Contemporary, Canadian
$$ - $$$
158 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 - 20 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2015

Enjoyed a nice casual evening at Carens . Our server was excellent - good service with humour thrown in . Seemed to be the case with all the servers we observed .We enjoyed a nice cheese & chorizo tray as an appetizer - definitely meant...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Stopped in for dinner at Carens on a Monday night. One of our party had had a bad experience before, but we decided to give it a chance. When we first arrived we were seated on the back patio - a very nice setting. Our...More

Thank Emmy P
Reviewed 27 August 2015

There is now a Carens Rosedale restaurant, presumably by the same people. Not very busy when we were there on a Tuesday night. Service was friendly. Atmosphere is fine. Food still has some improving needed. The soup bowl was hot but the soup was only...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nestled in busy Yorkville, the back patio was lovely. It was a hot day so a breeze would have been nice but it was a great setting and would be beautiful at night with the lanterns. I had the eggs benedict and my wife had...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 25 May 2015

A friend and I had spent a good part of a Friday lunching and shopping. We dropped in in the early evening for a quick glass of wine. The first glass I had had gone over. When I told our waiter, there was no issue....More

Thank Fearful
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Had dinner last night at Carens with my sister and niece who are from out of town. My sister chose Carens based on the reviews from another review website and the online menu looked appealing. So appealing in fact that all three of us had...More

1  Thank HKDToronto
Reviewed 16 April 2015

we went back here for lunch and was very surprised. We have been here many times in the past and always had a great dinning experience but unless things change we don't know if we'll be back. As always the food is fantastic but this...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

I had the lobster mac and cheese. A bit Spicy but great taste. The ambience is cozy but a little noisy. The white wine helped to make things even better.

Thank SereOrtiz
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Decided to try again as it is in the neighbourhood. Unfortunately, quite the same. Waiter mixed up food order. Burger....dry and tough. Wine list ok but over priced. The staff are friendly but it cannot make up for the cost. How would I use this...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Waiter was nice and knowledgeable in wine. Good recommendation. But the fondue didn't live up to the standards: too liquid also the bread was really soft. Definitely not from a traditional baguette. Disappointing

Thank Florent G
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its
most stylish high-rise residences and heritage
buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden
arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel
from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of
the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools,
jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill
Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
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Restaurant Details

European, Wine Bar, Soups, French, American, International, Contemporary, Canadian
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-962-5158
  • E-mail
Yorkville's hidden gem; Carens wine and cheese is a quaint, rustic French restaurant specializing in a vast selection of wine and cheese from all over the world. Serving lunch and dinner every day of the week and classic brunch on weekends, Carens boasts a unique dining experience and a delightful summer patio unlike any other.
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