Rosewater has gained a top spot in our culinary black book. This large, graceful room, in a beautiful historic building, is comprised of a number of different spaces that fulfill all our different needs. With a recent subtle redesign, the dining room has achieved an unpretentious sophistication. The kitchen has its finger on the pulse of today’s dining trends and re-defines the classics to our satisfaction. Business executives favour the glassed-in, private dining rooms on the mezzanine, and appreciate the professional servers. A large, private reception room on the top floor is a wonderful event space. But it’s the bar and lounge in the front that is a magnet for after-work drinks and meetings or a girls or guys night out. The menu is intricate but unforced, light though not weightless. Dishes keep pace with the seasons and quality of products is immediately apparent. Servers understand our many dietary restrictions and are happy to make adjustments. “The kitchen is here for you,” they say. Portions are generous, in particular the crisp shrimp appetizer, and inventive salads that open the palate for substantial mains of steak, lamb and fresh fish. All are presented with the chef’s personal signature of excellence.