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  • Celestin

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  • Address:
    623 Mount Pleasant Road
    Toronto, ON M4S 2M9
    Midtown / Uptown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Celestin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.celestinrestaurant.com/
  • Email: celestinrestaurant@rogers.com
  • Phone: (416) 544-9035
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed: Sunday night & Monday, will open for private events only
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Tarazona
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From canapés to sit-down dinners or buffets for groups of 12 to 700; in private homes, banquet halls or any off-site premises.
  • Private Party Facilities: Celestin is located in a former bank built in the 1920's.The décor is elegant and comfortable with French doors lining one wall, allowing natural light to pour in during the day from the lovely patio. Whether it is a small or large event, Celestin is happy to accommodate your party's requirements.
  • Private Party Contact: Hellen Leon (416) 544-9035
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bridal showers, birthdays, wedding receptions, business meeting, presentations (screen and projectors provided by us)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East corner of Manor Rd and Mt. Pleasant Rd.
  • Public Transit: Eglinton Station - Take any eastbound bus to Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue intersection. Walk South 2 lights. We are located on the north east corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Manor Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is an underground 'Green P' parking lot right across the street from the restaurant at 650 Mount Pleasant Road.
A word from Celestin
Chef owner Ivan Tarazona is avid for modern French cuisine, with a selection of menus for any occasion from 5 or 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing or customized Prix Fixe menus.
Celestin accommodates small and large group events such as wedding receptions, business meetings, presentations, birthdays and much more. An intimate private room enclosed with French glass doors seating 12 guests creates a cozy ambience, our semi-private dining room is ideal for groups of 15 to 30 guests or the entire restaurant can be yours without additional costs.
A selection of signature cocktails and a vast French wine list will complete your meal to create a delightful experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were seated in the front room with two other tables. Our only quibble was the noise level. No one was speaking loudly but the acoustics are such that we had a difficult time hearing each other across the table. We have sat in the larger room on other occasions and think the acoustics are better there. The food was great as always. The stuffed hen was tender and delicious. The strip loins were very good but did have a fair amount of fat attached. And the pasta is always tender and flavourful. Overall, we had a really enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fabulous food in a great setting. Outstanding service and exquisite ingredients make for a perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "the service was beyond slow. Even getting things like bread and water were slow. Our steaks took over an hour - and they came out undercooked. Then to add insult to the whole evening, the waiter argued with us about the steaks being undercooked!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "In a city that boasts many mediocre French restaurants, Le Célestin stands out. The steak tartare was very, very good (and I am often disappointed by many tartares in this city) and the bouillabaisse was delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Not surprisingly, Celestin was completely booked for Valentine's Day. Good thing I made a reservation. Celestin is perfect for a romantic date. My beef tenderloin was grilled to perfection and the sweetbreads were cooked properly. The mini garlic ravioli was very unique since I haven't had a ravioli with this type of filling before. The sauce bordelaise brought it altogether. My girlfriend's braised leg of lamb fell right off the bone and the squid ink orzo went very well with the whole dish. Of course there were some service delays in between the courses since they were completely full. I will definitely come back here on another special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Interesting and recognizable food. Maybe St Valentine's Day not the best occasion to visit. Definite lack of flexibility in the menu. Wine choices limited and overpriced"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to Celestin for Valentine's Day. Service was slow in a restaurant that was not full. Pate appetizer was quite good. Cornish Hen fricassee was cooked perfectly but had no flavour."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wow we had the best meal I have had in a while Service was professional and friendly staff were familiar with the flavours in the food, how they were prepared and very happy to share these. The salmon tartare was ex cuisine, the boeuf bourguinon the best I have ever had and cooked in large pieces of veal cheek, the lime tart was creamy and just a bit sharp, a fitting end to a meal. Through out presentation was spectacular. Coffee to finish, good and rich I will be back!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I made reservations for 10pm and they asked me and my date to come a little earlier. The place was empty, the service was unbelievable and the food was even better. Totally righteous experience :)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food was good, but the menu choices were surprisingly limited. We found the prices were high so that undermined the value of the meal. The restaurant wasn't busy but the service was slow and the staff projected disinterest."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "French inspired, local, very good food, friendly but efficient service, modern clean surroundings, good value. Three recent experiences - brunch twice and lunch once - all good."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Unfortunately we had a terrible dining experience here. we had 6 people, the food was below average (oysters were overly dressed, steak frites were bad, fish soup was bad,, the wine was really bad (ordered at 70 dollar burgundy that must have been skunked and while our server was nice, she disappeared for 20 mins at a time at the most in-oprtune times. think the restaurant was off its game..."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Friendly,but discrete service. Private corners for smaller tables. Good selection for the prix fixe menu. Great desserts!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We've been walking by Celestin for years, coming and going from the movie theatres, but we won't walk by any more! We'll go in for brunch, for lunch, for dinner, for a coffee and pastry . . . A thoroughly delightful experience with helpful but not intrusive service and simple but delicious french fare."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "bread was stale, food not brought simultaneously to all guests. side dishes were not brought at time of entrees and had to remind waitress. very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The restaurant experience at Celestin was horrible. I realized how much the servers can affect the meal itself. We waited for our food for over an hour. The waitress came out with two dishes & she seemed a bit confused who ordered them. So i put up my hand & said, "I think that's our order." She put it down on our table & asked if it was what we ordered. We confirmed, but then she all of a sudden turned red & said in anger, "This isn't yours," & took our plates straight from our table & stormed into the kitchen. I was so appalled i did not know what to say. I asked for the manager. He apologized saying that there was a misunderstanding. We wanted an apology from the waitress, but she refused. I would not recommend this place to people!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Celestin's served a fabulous brunch in an elegant ambience; my friend from New York city loved the food."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The food was good but not outstanding and fairly pricey. We waited an hour for our mains and were not offered bread or anything in the meantime, and the wait was acknowledged only after we had already waited 45 minutes. The wait staff was otherwise good."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "It's not always true that you get what you pay for when it comes to fine dining, but Celestin did not disappoint this past Saturday evening. Although pricey, we had a terrific experience. There were 4 of us and we took turns sampling each other's meals. Of particular note was the steak and scallop tartars. Not surprisingly, the escargot was perfectly cooked as was my munkfish. The portions were generous by French dining standards and the wine list offers the choices you should expect from a restaurant of this calibre. Don't go to Celestine if you are rushed. Expect a slower pace from a kitchen that emphasises quality over speed. I highly recomment Celstine for anyone looking for a special dining expereince. Mike"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Always great food, superb wines and friendly service"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "The 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Menu has a great selection, food is excellent and service very attentive and helpful.Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "I came here for summerlicious lunch. I had also wanted to order off the main menu but I was surprised to find out they only had the summerlicious menu available. There was a good range of options. The service was a bit slower and less attentive than I experienced before. Overall a good experience and I would return."
    Dined on 7/18/2013