Toronto is one of the best places in Canada to enjoy fine dining. New options spring up all the time, with exciting new flavours and novelty items on the menus that would make anyone’s mouth water and the taste buds to jump up and down in anticipation.
Toronto Mommies is proud to bring you a list of choice French dining locations across our fair cityscape to enjoy with your friends and family.
- Scaramouche on Avenue and St. Clair
Scaramouche is a sophisticated French haute cuisine restaurant conveniently located in a the Avenue and St. Clair West area. The upscale space with offers a skyline view and a bistro selection with an exquisite taste. If you like dining locations with an amazing atmosphere, this place is just that.
- La Société
Another French restaurant for those of us who like to feel part of high society isLa Société. At the same time, the prices will surprise you – everything is modestly priced for a place of this quality, with a dish of Butter Poached Lobster sold for only $29 dollars, to give one example. Not bad. Not bad at all.
- Auberge du Pommier
If you like your dishes large and filling, you can safely skip this one. If you are into quality over quantity, however, the Auberge du Pommier might be perfect for your next dining experience. This restaurant offers tiny yet exquisite dishes of French cuisine in a romantic, elegant atmosphere. A truly refined dining experience.
- Cafe Boulud
And if the restaurant up the list is not satisfying your appetite, the Cafe Boulud surely will. This retooled French Brasserie delivers both quality and quantity, with the rotisserie chicken being one of the most notable dishes on the menu. The setup is more modern than romantic, but you will surely not leave this place hungry.
Taking another step towards urban simplicity, the Coquine is a place you will enjoy if your focus is food, not so much the atmosphere. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not shabby at all, but the focus is on the European style bistro menu and the festive outdoor patio atmosphere.
- Le Select Bistro
Le Select Bistro is famous for its grand selection of wines, featuring more than 1,000 bottles for guests to pick from. The food items on the menu are also far from limited or mediocre – this restaurant is a perfect example of fine French dining, one of the best in the city.
Another example of classical French dining, the Colette Grand Cafe is a sprawling bistro with a chic interior, several dining rooms and spacious outdoor patio. The cuisine consists of a classic French menu with updated and modernized recipes and dishes.
Taking the French atmosphere to its Gallic origins, the Cluny Bistro has a more rustic feel with its marble bar and tiled walls. It is cozy and welcoming, with high ceilings and abundant lighting. The menu mostly consist of classic French dishes with an urban feel.
- Jules Bistro
Jules Bistro keeps it simple in a rustic South of France sort of way. You can almost feel the sunshine and smell of vineyards as you enter the place. The unassuming setting is in perfect harmony with their menu, which is filling, wholesome and rich.
(Jules Bistro has a location on Spadina , and this newer one near Queen and Shaw.)
- La Papillon
The exposed brick walls and countryside-style setting of the La Papillon make it a favourite place for younger audiences. The menu is not overly sophisticated but like Jules BIstro – also very satisfying.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to let us know about your experiences!