Dreyfus is a cosy French bistro from Zach Kolomeir, former chef de cuisine at Montreal’s revered Joe Beef restaurant. The brief, ever-changing menu focuses on simple, well-executed French fare, with a few nods to Kolomeir’s Jewish heritage and the culture’s influence on Québécois cuisine. Think dishes like baked oysters, with smoked eel and Parmesan, and
FK Wine Bar is a beacon of elegance and luxury amongst the myriad of St. Clair West restaurants. The interior is light and chic, with huge chandeliers, velvet upholstery and colourful murals on the wall. The whimsical yet refined style of the space is mirrored in the presentation of the exquisite dishes. FK’s menu is
Fleur du Jour is an artisanal patisserie serving up classic and inventive takes on icons of French baked goods. The space is minimalist yet affable, making for a perfect midday break to eat a pastry and sip on some tea or coffee. Everything is made from hand, fresh every day, ensuring a high standard of
When Louise Choi decided to open her own hotel in a 12,000 square-foot family-owned warehouse space in Chinatown, she didn’t imagine it would be a five-year long undertaking. A textile company had previously occupied the space, and when it vacated, Choi was so eager to transform the spot that she ditched her job as a financial advisor in New York City, moved to Toronto and gutted the place. It opened rather surreptitiously last week as Hotel Ocho.
In French, avoir la banane means you’ve got a big grin on your face. So it’s fitting that, prior to opening La Banane, chef Brandon Olsen was known for his fried chicken and chocolates, food that tends to put smiles on faces. But at his contemporary bistro on Ossington, Olsen reaches much further in his
In a world where rustic Italiana rules the city, and the likes of French onion soup and coq au vin are from when dinosaurs walked the earth, La Palette is a charming throwback. Yes, you can still make us happy with great lashings of butterfat — in unctuous sauce on pasta, in the compound butter
When Toronto’s club king boasted about changing the face of dining in Yorkville a couple years back, many an eye did roll. After all, Charles Khabouth is more closely associated with night spots such as Kool Haus and the Guvernment. But then he goes and opens French bistro La Société, and it seems as though many people will be eating their words along with the classic French cuisine on offer.
Lapinou is a place where fine French dining meets comfort, fun, and hospitality. The new King West location has a powerhouse team behind it, including head chef Jamie Ullrich (Nota Bene, Estia) and Sommelier and general manager Lauren Hall (Terroni, Patria, Byblos). “I think when word gets out in Toronto that there’s a group of
Bienvenue à Le Baratin. This modern bistro is as close to France as you can get in this city. From its all-French management and kitchen team to a wine list that is 95 per cent from France, taste how locally sourced ingredients can make you feel an ocean away. Le Baratin’s head chef Jean Regis
When news broke of a fire at Chantecler in November 2019, people across Toronto were devastated. One of the most beloved destinations for flawlessly executed yet accessible French cuisine would be forced to close. Staff went off in search of new employment, and renovations were planned. Two months later, chef Peter Robson got a call
This authentic Parisian bistro is like a trip to Paris without leaving the city. Le Select Bistro believes that what you put in your body has an impact on how you feel, so they look to provide real food with both flavour and nutrients. Their fish and seafood is certified sustainable by reputable third parties,
Who would have thought a second after ending the Black Hoof chapter the tireless restaurateur Jen Agg would work her magic in a storied Queen West space? Well she did, and it’s the eatery equivalent of a warm embrace. Le Swan’s skinny room showcases its original spirit and is darkened conspiratorially, with tableside lights allowing
Ma Maison brings authentic French dining to Toronto at two locations, in Etobicoke and at Bloor and Jane. Ma Maison features authentic French baked goods like croissants and artisanal breads, traditional charcuterie and sausages, as well as a variety of gourmet take-home dinners for those too busy (or not French enough) to cook.
Maison Selby is the newest addition to the Oliver and Bonacini family of fine dining locales, and the project has reinvigorated the historic Gooderham House at Sherbourne and Bloor. You’ll be able to get a little bit of everything here, as the skillful world of French cuisine meets a devotion to serving the multifaceted desires
Located on Dundas, Milou Cafe is a Parisian-influenced café-bistro. The changing menu consists of a rotating selection of sandwiches served up on bread from Toronto’s beloved Blackbird Baking Co., including a classic French ham sando with Dijon on a baguette. One step through the doors shows off the French inspiration of this corner-or-the-street bistro. Inside,
Patisserie Gateau is an unfussy bakery located in Centre Point Mall. The bakery draws inspiration from traditional French and Chinese baking techniques, with founder chef William Liang having honed his skills in England, France, Germany, Japan and the USA, before opening Patisserie Gateau in 2006. Bread doughs are made by hand, while classic cakes are