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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
Whoa. Service is absurdly slow here for large groups. Soooo slooowww that it makes a snail look like Usain Bolt. Granted we were a group of 8, but the kicker was that we waited for over an hour for them to bring out 2 ITTY BITTY APPS (and not even complicated apps - we got 2 warm Brie rounds). Isn't the point of appetizers to have a slight nosh to tide you over while your mains arrive?
Over priced, bad food, bad service in Yorkville.
We were a group of 6 from work who went on a hot summer night. The wine list is respectable, not amazing. The food was just average to bad. I had salmon which was dry and tasteless. The 2 people in my party who had risotto were both ILL that night. Our waiter was full of attitude but funny so we can forgive him for his typical Toronto... more
Great location for slow service, sassy waiters, and a 5% unexplained tax upcharge on your total bill. However, you'll get to enjoy all of this in a pleasant backyard patio.
Oh yes, the food review:
Warm Organic Salmon with Lobster Croquette- $20 (3/10)-the three pieces of fried pastry covered in beet dressing overpowered the warm salmon slivers
Short Rib Ravioli - $18 - (4/10) - The sauce... 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