If you want to dine in style surrounded by sparkling 19th century Rococo crystal chandeliers and white marble tables inside an open-air courtyard garden with trees and cascading ivy walls, Yorkdale’s Restoration Hardware RH Courtyard Cafe is your spot! This glamorous modern chic restaurant is adorned with luxe spacious seating, candles, trickling fountains, and did I mention chandeliers?!
The restaurant is split up on two sides that mirror each other. In the center is the waiting lounge area with geometric topiaries, towering trees and gorgeous white sofas. Thanks to the skylights all along the ceiling, there is tons of natural light great for taking photos! Trust me, you will want to take many.
A couple of girlfriends and I came here on a Saturday afternoon. They don’t take reservations so you’ll have to put your name and phone # down in person to wait for a table. The wait was around 1 hour. Time passed by easy enough, there were plenty of seats in the lounge area or you could walk around the mall and they will text you when your table is ready. If your party is more than 2 people, you’ll get seated in one of their big corner couch tables.
Their menu features items like pastries, salads, fish, chicken, sandwiches, ice cream, juice, coffee, tea, wine and beer. All of their prices are on the higher side with the lobster roll being the most expensive at $31.
Smoked Salmon Board (cucumber, fresh cheese, texas toast)
It’s very nicely presented, the bread was buttery with the perfect toasted-ness. Eating everything together was tasty. I would rate it a 3.5/5.
Truffled Grilled Cheese (cheddar, sourdough)
The second this was brought to our table we could all smell the truffle oil. The cheese was warm and gooey, just the way it should be. My friend gave this a 3/5.
Turkey Club (avocado, bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato, multigrain)
There was a bone in the turkey slices, but besides that my friend said it was a good sandwich. 4/5
I would say the food was above average and everyone was full, but not worth the prices they’re charging. Although I guess dining here is more for the ambience and aesthetic experience and not exactly for the food. The service was friendly. Most tables stay awhile even after their meals are finished to chat and enjoy the decor. No one was rushed to leave.
Since you’re there at RH, I definitely recommend walking around inside the stunning 70,000 square feet, 4 storey design gallery. It’s the most beautiful home furnishing store you’ll see. Inside is just room after room of impeccable chandeliers, massive setups with modern design as if you were touring a mansion. Here are just a small sampling of what you’ll see inside:
Look at these fancy coffee table books outlining Toronto’s skyline:
The flowers and greenery throughout the gallery are real, not artificial!
On the top floor is their Conservatory and Rooftop Park which has both indoor and outdoor space.
Inside their elevator:
By the time we left the mall it was night time. So here are a couple more shots of the gorgeous RH Courtyard Cafe!
Smoked Salmon Board $25
Truffled Grilled Cheese $19
Turkey Club $18