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Coquine
Coquine
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Coquine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coquinerestaurant.com
  • Email: dine@coquinerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (416) 322-6767
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Alejandro Bustamante
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Coquine now offers an extensive off-site Catering Menu available on our website or stop by for a copy. Please call or email to arrange your next event, we can take the stress out of planning and make your special day a memorable one.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room, or Jasmine Room as we call it, can comfortably accomodate up to 36 people in a sit down event. Often used for Birthday Parties, Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Holiday Events and Private Brunch Buffets it features a flat-screen TV with laptop connectivity, French Doors for exclusivity and independant music and A/C controls. Surrounded by hand-drawn Parisian artwork you can dine on your choice of three set menus and Hors D'oeuvres found under the Menus tab on this website. Keep in mind all menu options are flexible and we strive to meet the needs of your party, no matter how unique. From full restaurant rental to bar stand-up events we can provide the space necessary.
  • Private Party Contact: Rob Prete (416) 322-6767
  • Entertainment: Sunday night live jazz from 7 to 9PM. Sit back, relax, have a cocktail and listen to Toronto’s finest jazz musicians serenade you while you enjoy your meal.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manor Road
  • Public Transit: Exit the Yonge and Eglinton TTC station through the south exit, we are a short walk south, just past the Art Shoppe on the North, East corner of Yonge and Manor Road.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Surrounding street parking is available on the many side-streets in our neighborhood.
A word from Coquine
Owner Robert Prete formerly of Grazie Restaurant invites you to join him at Coquine Restaurant, a modern European bistro just three blocks south of Yonge and Eglinton. This neighbourhood spot offers feel good classics with a modern twist and friendly service in a beautiful Art Deco inspired setting. Winner of finest French Onion Soup three years in a row and voted best brasserie (Post City Mag, Dec 2008). Join us for cocktails and a bite in the bar room. Entrées start from $23-32. Open Mon. to Sun. for lunch and dinner, with brunch available on the weekends. Take out and catering are available. Remember to book your special function in our private “Jasmine” room (holds up to 36 guests). Come & enjoy the summer on one of our 2 patios! Live Jazz Sundays 7 - 9 p.m. Freshly shucked oysters on Monday evenings.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food. A little pricey and noisy to my liking."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great French cuisine without having to travel! Great ambience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service was laid back. It's not quantity it's quality. Dishes lacked flavour. The lamb had no taste to it. Best part of meals was the fried brussels sprouts. My girlfriend had the lamb and I had the pork belly. We ordered the duck sausage but it did not show up. The waiter kept trying to fill our glasses with water even though we told him numerous times that we do not drink Toronto tap water. This place is more like a bar with decent food...not the French restaurant we were expecting."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have eaten here several times now for both brunch and dinner. Food has been consistently good and the service is always friendly without being intrusive. Will definitely be dining at Coquine again soon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Loved the tomato pesto on the bass and it was cooked perfectly. We said we were splitting a salad and they plated it individually which was a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Coquine has been thiving on Yonge St for many years with good reason - great food and friendly service. We continue to explore different dishes with each visit. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. Beef, lamb and duck all presented with full flavours and great accompaniments."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Coquine was very good, excellent bistro food and attentive but not overbearing service. One member of our party has celiac disease and the waiter was very helpful in suggesting gluten-free options and the kitchen was careful in preparation. A very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The venue is full come 7pm on a Frida but luckily we had an early reservation. Good service. Exceptional food. Duck Confit was superb. Will return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A true go to restaurant for us after celebrating a significant birthday of my wife's a couple of years ago, Coquine once again did not dissappoint. From the perfectly mixed pre dinner gin martini and bourbon sour at the bar to the comfortable and attentive service of our server, we were left smiling from ear to ear. The food was delecious and abundant (almost too much!) and the vibe of the evening made for a perfect respite for my wife and my busy busy lives. Knowing it's the return guests that keep a restaurant thriving seems to seperate this uptown restaurant from its peers. Hip without pretension, a mixed crowd making us feel not too young or too old, we can't wait to come back. Cheers for doing it so right."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "There's such a lively ambience in this wood panelled, wonderfully decorated place, it feels great just to be there. The steak frites is absolutely fantastic, I have to say I've had it both times I was there. My companions have had the salmon (best she's ever had) and pork chops (also really good). Escargot and bruschetta also very tasty and a nice selection of lovely wines. I would have given 5 starts for the food but the ceasar salad needs improvement. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great unpretenious local spot with fabulous food and great friendly staff! Very helpful with wine pairings to the food as well. Duck two ways was great."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I ordered a decaf cappuccino after my meal, and after I drank off the foam, I found I had less than 1/2 a cup of coffee in the small cup. I did mention this to our server, and while he gave me a bit of a hard time about it (he claimed this is how they prepared their coffee), he did make some more for me for no additional charge. It also took a while to get our bill at the end."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I went there with a friend for dinner. Nice restaurant. I ordered the ravioli. It was good and I really liked it but I thought the size of the portion was a little small for dinner as I still felt a little hungry after I was done. But other than that, both my friend and I liked our dishes and the atmosphere of the restaurant was nice with groups, friends and dates. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The host genuinely welcomes me (as he multitasks on a busy Friday eve) and seats me at a very cozy table (as requested in the reservation). Mood - 'boisterous'. Decor - casual/rustic decor, mainly of dark, polished wood. Menu - classic bistro fare. Food - superb (full flavors and pleasing presentation)! Octopus terrine - perfect texture. Cassoulet - deep, rich & smokey. Short but tailored selection of wines by the glass. Service was attentive (pleasant, engaging, knew the menu (food & drinks), but slightly distracted (the venue was full). Negligible disappointment with no separate bills (as requested in reservation) and by 7pm - the noise-level becomes… uncomfortably loud (try and go early). Already made my reservation to return."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been to Coquine a couple of times now and the Food is always Rich and Flavourful and beautifully presented (we enjoyed the Award Winning Poutine, Saumon Grilléé and the Crevettes et Coquilles) The ambience is the perfect blend of laid back and chic and the attention to your comfort and experience is the best in Toronto. We always feel at home at Coquine for dinner or even just a drink. I would highly recommend Coquine for French cuisine and fun in a non-pretentious atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Went on a weekday for lunch, was notified on the spot that they were not serving the lunch menu. Forced to order from the brunch menu. Had I wanted brunch, I would have gone on a Sunday. I went on a weekday because I wanted the lunch menu. Food was decent, just not what I had wanted. The female server looked like she absolutely hated to be working there. RUDE, COLD, ABRUPT. Racial discrimination as I am an Asian? Maybe. As I did see her smiling and being less anti-social to Caucasian customers. NOT the way to be a server at a restaurant if you have this attitude... especially if you also happen to be standing at the entrance as a greeter as well. NOT a restaurant I would recommend to fellow diners, unless attitude is your thing."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Even on a quiet night, Coquine exudes a certain aura that makes you feel you're in a special place. There's an energy that heightens the experience. Food leans to the simple side but is delicious and the service is perfectly paced and you don't feel as though certain things are pushed like in some places. We always leave satisfied after a good meal that doesn't break the bank..."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The cuisine is exceptional and the service is superb. We had a terrific time with good friends. We are going back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Been here countless times, but this was the 1st time via OpenTable. Service was very friendly and professional. Coquine salad is delicious (we have it every time, ahem, but other appetizers look equally appealing). Duck leg + confit very well cooked and great tasting. From prior visits: the gnocchi are good for the soul, but less so for the waistline. The fish en papillote is a healthier option, as is the espresso rubbed steak. Great wine!"
    Dined on 8/4/2013