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The Rushton

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 20, 2007 / review policy

The Rushton is a cozy, neighborhood-oriented, French inspired bistro. Menus change seasonally. If weather permits, grab a table on the side patio. And don't forget to try the poutine!



Bibi / August 10, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Avoid avoid avoid.

The poutine and other food might be good - and it is. But the staff is not, especially on a Saturday night. Indeed, even with a reservation, during the non-patio friendly months on a Saturday night you should expect to have someone's ass in your face while you eat. They really pack them in. God forbid there should be a fire in there.

It's great, in theory, that there is another tasty restaurant in the area. Unfortunately, we had such a bad experience there back in December, that none of us are willing to go back again.
andrew breen / March 24, 2009 at 01:14 pm
Bibi said it best.
I wanted to have a nice dinner over xmas with my girlfriend. We made reservations, got there and told us to come back in 30 mins so we went to Ferro across the street. Ferro is such a nice restaurant i wish we could have had dinner there. so we got back to the rushton after 20 mins and they told us they almost gave our seats up..thanks...
they sat us right next to the kitchen / bar and had ever waiter pass by us. not to mention the asses of ppl drinking at the bar. there was also a wedding party for 40 ppl and i couldn’t even hear my girlfriend speak. the food was ok. she had a veggie burg with a few things added and it was $25! nice eh? i will never go back. not even for their drinks.
Juliet James / October 21, 2009 at 09:35 am
I've been to this resto once and was mildly the decor. However, wasn't inspired to returned, especially given I haven't heard any consistently good feedback...but somehow they still pack them in...there's even line ups. What am I missing? Toronto restaurant goers are an unforgiving bunch. I may need to give it another try..
Mishahu / August 3, 2010 at 09:38 am
Food wasn't bad but I won't go to a restaurant that nickels and dimes it's customers. This is not a fast food restaurant and the prices aren't cheap. But I can't have dairy and so needed to substitute their rice for potatoes. The meal was over $90 for two with no drinks and they charged $2 for the substitution. Never been back.
Jeff / October 14, 2010 at 04:56 pm
I have been here many times and the decor and food is good. I really like the patio in the summer months. The service has been good when I have been there, prices could be better but overall I do recommend it. I think The Rushton and Ferro are both owned by the same two brothers.
Stefanie / January 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm
The Rushton has the best fries and garlic aioli dip. To die for! I've been back three times for this! Burgers are huge and worth the price too!

Eliza / May 20, 2013 at 09:53 pm
Best poutine! Worst sangria ever!!!!! $27.00 for watered down fruit punch. Absolutely horrible. The sad part was that we decided to go there for a pitcher of sangria after a long day outside and it was soooo disappointing.

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