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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
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158 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

I was at Carans for dinner last night with a friend, who is a regular there. Initially I thought the waiter was somewhat scattered brain, but that was only my first impression. We ordered appetizers and entrees. For main my friend ordered the lobster mac...More

Thank Nellie C
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I have been to Caren's a few times for mostly wine and cheese. Their cheese platters are amazing and they have a lot of variety. Good Wine list as well. I finally had dinner here the other day was disappointing. The food was mediocre and...More

Thank soaddictive
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Very good place to go for either lunch or dinner. I will go back.

Thank chely2013
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Caren's Cheese and Wine Bar feels like Yorkville's best-kept secret, except for the fact that it's most often quite full. So, it was a secret to me until recently, when I was taken there for dinner. Its hidden patio is totally charming and its menu...More

Thank joel180
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Well, I went back to Caren's at the insistence of a friend. This friend is Celiac and has eaten there before with no issues. It took them 20 min to ask if we wanted anything to drink. Ten minutes later they brought the wrong drinks....More

2  Thank foodblonde
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Nice place for a light bite. Pleasant decor good food and reasonable. Hard to find places this good for the price in Yorkville

Thank drjeff
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Caren's - BIG MISTAKE! From the beginning, we could tell the waiter couldn't handle his job. He was snappy from the first few minutes we were ordering drinks. Didn't help that the chef had quit and it took 2 hrs for...More

1  Thank ItalianLoveAffair
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I know it's Caren's wine bar but every good bartender worth his salt should be able to make a palatable martini. We may have found the one bar that consistently makes mediocre sometimes unpalatable martinis. With so many staff hanging around the bar, someone should...More

Thank foodblonde
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Loved everything about this place, its a great location, great service, amazing food! LOVED their cheese and wine pairings!

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Went here with a large group and had a fixed menu so maybe they were constraiined a little. Started with a ho hum sald of greens and avocado but I didn't detect any dressing. The lamb shank was hearty and plentiful. Would have appreciated more...More

Thank MurrayC915
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Restaurant Details

European, Wine Bar, Soups, French, American, International, Contemporary, Canadian
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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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