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Rosedale Diner

#500 of 6,803 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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1164 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2L9, Canada (South of Summerhill)
+1 416-923-3122
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great little funky spot in the heart of Toronto, with fantastic, creative food and terrific service. I think it's going to be my new 'go to' spot!

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Thank JoanneEdith
Israel
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To find a restaurant still open after so many years is almost unbelivable. I have been here probably in the late 80th or early 90th and this place is still here and it was packed! We had a great duck potine (or so :-) ). delicious.

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Thank Roni O
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Cosy, easy to get to, great value and good food, Rosedale Diner is a friendly resto for a catch up lunch.

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Thank Phyllis B
Toronto, Canada
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259 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Conveniently located not even a block from the Summer Hill subway station. The menu looked like a nice mix, and the food was very good. Steaks cooked properly to order and nicely seasoned. Dessert options were diverse, creative and tasty. The biggest challenge was the seating. The two window tables were in a ridiculously small space that only fairly skinny... More 

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Thank Buchans79
Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My partner and I visited this diner for lunch on March 6th, while visiting Toronto for a long weeked. It was far from our hotel and the places we wanted to visit but it was highly recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed. Service was nice, polite, discreet yet attentionate. And the food, so good! I did not expect... More 

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Thank SimonL_Mtl
Liverpool
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Brunch with a middle eastern theme. It was delicious. Service was OK - they were very busy at the time. Happy to accommodate us with a bigger table so we could put our newborn in her car set on a spare seat.

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Thank BlondeMagpie10
Thornhill, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My son and I were looking for a place for lunch. We tried Rosedale as it's not too far from where he lives. We got there after 2 so it was pretty quiet. Just one other table. The restaurant is pretty small but nicely decorated and cozy. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. They have a separate small menu for... More 

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Thank bulajoe
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I visited this restaurant with a friend and it was absolutely spectacular! The restaurant is picturesque and the food is to die for! The staff are amazing at their job and are always willing to answer any questions that one has. The steak was cooked to perfection and it contained so much flavour that it felt like it was lighting... More 

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Thank SABA7
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The forecast freezing rain held off until we arrived for our 11:30 lunch reservation. I expected the restaurant to be small but I was still surprised. The bar seemed to dominate the room. A few tables abutted the north wall across from the bar. A few tables beyond the bar. The window bays on either side of the entrance had... More 

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Thank firetrove
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went there for lunch with my wife and two other family members. First time there for my wife and I. The other two have eaten at the restaurant several times. I found the food and service excellent. If we were in the area again, would definitely go back.

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Thank Richard D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Fusion, Canadian, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2L9, Canada
    (South of Summerhill)
  • Public Transportation: We are located on Yonge Street, just south of the Summerhill Subway station, but the walk up from Rosedale is not too far.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-923-3122
Description
Kicking around midtown since 1978, The Rosedale Diner has earned its status as one of Toronto's most iconic restaurants. Famous for its Bohemian style and Israeli flair, it serves lunch on weekdays, brunch on weekends, and dinner every evening from 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
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 after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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