Coquine
Coquine

Coquine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: Mediterranean, French
  • 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 4163226767
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Coquine reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (34)romantic (21)special occasion (21)good for groups (19)notable wine list (15)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Delicious food and greet service
    Sassafraz235
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My friend and I shared the saucisse de canard and I had the frere Jacque and he had the land shank. I am lactose intolerant and they switched up my potato purée no problem and with no issues. Great service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will certainly be back...
    TheWiener
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Coquine and certainly won't be our last. There were 2 large groups seated close to us so the noise level was certainly louder than we would like but the food more than compensated for this. Food was delicious, served nice and hot and portions were generous. The wine list needs some improvement although offerings were adequate and with a reasonable mark-up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Perfection
    Kkcmorrow
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    If you want authentic French cuisine in a charming bistro atmosphere then this is the place. It has old world charm, quiet for chatting with dinner companions and excellent friendly service. We were also treated to a gentle Jazz group on Sunday night. Perfect evening and save room or share dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coquine = Amazing!
    JBL123
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have always loved Coquine, but since moving on to Manor Rd we love it even more! We are at the cafe buying coffee and croissants daily! The restaurant is fabulous! A real French bistro feel and incredible food. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bean
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Did not have a record of our OpenTable reservation but were able to seat us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent - as always
    LocalSocializerVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, great service - highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coquine has cast a spell over me
    want2dine
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A real treat! Casual but classy with a mouth watering menu that will tantalize every taste bud. Great wines, great menu and great service! Not my first time and definitely will not be my last! Salut !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Reine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The onion soup really is the best but the slices of baguette they brought with the dip were cold and hard, my husband's couscous that came with his lamb was cold, my beat salad only had 2 nuts and hardly any goat cheese and not very tasty. We decided to go somewhere else for coffee and desert. We didn't think it was worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Back Room
    AlanCVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have been to Coquine several times before and always enjoyed the food. This night we were offered a table in the back room, which isn't always available. It changed everything. The other room and the bar are high energy and too noisy for my taste. The back room was quiet and we were able to carry on a conversation without having to talk over the noise. We will return regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighbourhood bistro
    Futurist
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food is good, the service is friendly and attentive without being overwhelming, and they remember their clients. It does tend to be a bit noisy because there's very little to absorb sound, but we have enjoyed it for both lunch and supper. I'm also a celiac, and the waitstaff is very good about knowing what they can and cannot serve me, which is helpful. A regular on my list of places to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Tammy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went to Coquine for dinner on a Friday night, it wasn't too busy in the dining room when we first arrived close to 6:30, but the restaurant was bustling and alive by 8 pm. Loud, but fun. I'm a huge cheese fan so we decided to have the Fromages du Jour (2 types) with our white wine to start. Yum! Love cheese. Also, with all the bread and awesome white bean dip (a refreshing change from the general butter/balsamic sides), I only had the Salade de Roquette as my main. The parmesan crusted oyster mushrooms were delish with the baby arugula. My fiance had their Poisson du Jour which was Sea Bass that day. Seemed okay. I would definitely come back to try their onion soup which I've heard is really good, and their crème brûlée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No fail, great ambiance
    RaphVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've yet to be disappointed, love the food, and the flourless cake is divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uptown's Finest
    DMorrison
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a reservation for five at this Yonge and Eglinton location. It was a chance for us to catch up so we got there a bit early (6pm on a Friday), before the major crowd rolled in, which was around 7pm. The food was absolutely fantastic and I believe all those in attendance had a great time. The one complaint was that the food did take a little longer than usual to arrive, which was a thought shared by the dining party. But it did not effect anyone in a negative way. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Go To..
    SofiaandDoug
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We usually head to Coquine for a quick Sunday dinner with our 2 children. They kitchen usually whips them up a simple pasta dish while we enjoy the simple yet delicious bistro cuisine. The jazz band on Sundays is also a treat. This time it was a work dinner. We needed a venue that had the appropriate casual yet impressive ambiance, great food and most importantly impeccable service. Coquine met all our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French is Best
    GG4Food
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great French Food. Well prepared with generous portions. Coquine Salad is a definite must. Great wine selection. I'll be back more often now that I have discovered the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fun Evening
    Cfabluenose
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Four of us had dinner at Coquine for the first time. The decor and ambiance were fun and cheerful and the service was attentive and friendly. The menu was innovative and the meals were delicious. We enjoyed the evening very much and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as always
    GCTO
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Coquine is one of our favourite go-to spot in the yonge and eglinton area. The food is always great and it is always busy. Booking at 6pm means that we get to pick our table and be out before the normal dinner crowd comes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmm
    Smiles
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My boyfriend had told me this was his favourite restaurant, after we tried it this week, I can't wait to go back and have been touting it to all my friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigPino
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the dinning area was a little too toght, we could clearly hear the converstions on both sides of our table. The french onin soup was bland. the rack lamb appetizer & Shrimp scallop entre was excellen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Haggis
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food. Good atmosphere Wine nice. Liquer. Had to choose 3 times
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOTSPOT
    jastet41
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We drive past this joint all the time, and finally had the chance to eat there. The steak was PERFECT, and the pork belly and diver scallops that my wife had were tender and tasty. Great staff, always hopping, and we'll definitely be back! A perfect french dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ok service
    LSpart
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was amazing! It felt like we were back in Paris. Live jazz on Sunday night was a nice treat. The service was slow and rude...This also made us feel like we were back in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Peiji
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I love the interior of this restaurant. It's beautiful and the food was delicious, there was just the right amount of everything. I would definitely visit again, but not often since it is a little more expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistentley Excellent
    LocalSocializerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's always great here - the wine list is very good and the complimentary snacks / apps are tasty and delicious. The duck confit is always great and the servers go out of their way to make sure you have a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Annie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lively atmosphere, wonderful food, served hot and fresh. Attentive and friendly waiter who paced the service very well and didn't rush us. Continuously filled our water glasses and checked on our beverage situation. Probably the best escargot I have had in many years! Our table of four ordered two desserts - both excellent and lovely portion sizes (not oversized).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AddyFoody
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great find! Service was terrific, food was outstanding and the vibe was good enough to stay for an extended lunch (2 hours).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but expensive
    HighlandCreekVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a nice dinner there, but it wasn't spectacular. Food arrived warm and kind of congealed looking. Quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    Joe3
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Most stuff went wrong, but I know they can do better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We will be back,right atmosphere good food what else do you want?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Coquine reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a great time at the restaurant service was fantastic and our waiter is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Beahr
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Coquine is indeed a neighbourhood gem - the food is always great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious French Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had the seafood phyllo pastry with scallop substitute.....absolutely amazing!!! Ordered a few appetizers and really enjoyed them as well. Hard to find a good French restaurant in the city so we're definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super spot!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Parking was a bit of an issue and the main area was noisy as there was a private party going on. But they sat us in the back dining room and you couldn't hardly hear the group at all. The food was delicious! Not pretentious and just the right portions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Easy-going patio, top-notch service from Maria, delicious starters of moules & frites and fritto misto, perfect entree of pork chop, 2 pitchers of sangria. Could not have been a better place to celebrate our friend's birthday. Will be back regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner
    cindy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great food, wonderful staff, lively, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Living on Past Glory...
    franjii2VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We went to Coquine because we had read all kinds of great reviews. This was NOT the experience we had. We sensed that things wouldn't go smoothly. The service was slow as molasses, dinner took us over two and a half hours before we received our main courses. I ordered the casoulet, which was over reduced, barely had any beans in it, and was more of a meat pot than anything else. So salty I couldn't finish it. The white bean spread is highly touted, but ours had no discernible flavour at all! We actually had to ask what it was!! Not worth your time, and certainly not worth your money. Too bad, because they do play great live jazz and have a lovely patio, but that's not enough to make me ever go back and give it a second chance...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Lovely ambiance, inside an out. Excellent salad on the patio, and most pleasant and onscientious servers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food...very comforting and delicious. Great service and ambiance. Great restaurant for dining with other half, with one friend, with many friends and friends with kids. Not too noisy but lively atmosphere. I always enjoy coming here, whether it be brunch, lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An outstanding Gem
    Uday
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Having wanting to try French food for the longest time, I was very pleased to have stumbled on Conquine. The food was excellently prepared and well portioned. The wine list was varied and suitable for most palettes, the only complaint I had was that several items were not available on the menu (though it may have to do with the fact we went on Father's day). If you are looking for lovely environment, without the pretentious atmosphere of typical French fare then Conquine is the spot for you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous dinner & service
    Echo
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were a party of 5. Seating quickly and service was excellent from start to finish. The food was great . The room is loud and very energetic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic