Carens Wine & Cheese Bar is one of the city's best dining destinations. Located in the well-to-do neighbourhood of Yorkville, the slim, elegant restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends. The menu boasts international flavours and techniques, with a focus on wine and cheese. One of the city's best getaways is Carens secluded back patio. Exotic lanterns and soft... more
I was only just introduced to Caren's this past summer and have gone three times since. They have a cozy patio out back and a small one out front.
They have a small menu and everything looks good. The Mac and cheese is to die for. I opt for the gluten free version and have added lobster for additional decadence. I tell myself I'll eat half and take the rest with me and the next thing I know I... more
We sat upstairs and ordered the Yorkville cheese plate to start. The blue cheese was the best of the pack. Outstanding. The lobster Mac and Cheese is a must. Our lobster pieces were larger than the one reviewer mentioned but still not abundant. In any case, it was still fantastic. We would come back here.
I have dined at Carens Yorkville several times throughout the years, and have also tried their new Rosedale outpost. To date, the Yorkville location remains my go-to spot in the city for a great selection of wine and cheese.
While I've tried their other more substantial dishes, I would suggest ordering what they do best - cheese. I quite enjoy the different platters offered on the menu, which... more
A stylish and unique addition to exclusive Yorkville. Serves a deluxe selection of cheeses from Bleu de Benedictin to Queso Fresco, plus pastas, oysters, steak and fromage-inspired mains such as a Stilton-stuffed burger and macaroni and cheese. Put together your own cheese plate or take one of the suggested pairings. Private courtyard patio. Lunch, dinner daily; weekend brunch. Entrees:... more
Caren’s Wine and Cheese Bar is nestled in the heart of Yorkville and is known for its secluded back patio. Enclosed between exposed brick and wood panelling, the patio features whimsical white lanterns which expel a soft, romantic glow within the space. The interior offers a sophisticated elegance, complete with chandeliers, bar seating and two floors in which to dine on brunch, lunch, dinner... more