Had one of the best tastingHad one of the best tasting food experiences here. In terms of food, comparable to a Michelin star rated restaurant. Our party of four, enjoyed three appetizers, four mains and two desserts. The restaurant was most accommodating, as each dish was split and shared by the four of us. We thus enjoyed a tasting menu with all of our selections. Everything was fabulous, although our collective favorites were the steak tartar, lobster bisque and soufflé. Service was excellent and BYOB corkage of $25 allowed us to bring a great wine to enjoy. Ambiance and seating were adequate, somewhat sparse and uninspiring. A must try for any foodie.12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Excellent choice of wine. Ambience is great, intimate yet lively. Love that it is a small restaurant . Menu is very inventive . One of best dining experiences on TO10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazing.The food and service here are always amazing. My favourite restaurant in the GTA for a special evening out.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTHANK YOU!What a super night! Highly Recommended. We sat at the Chef's table, which was great! I had a smile on my face with each bite I took! EVERYTHING was Delicious! Well worth the wait for the reservation! Already made plans to go again!!! The Lobster Bisque was so perfect, but really, so was everything. My husband and I shared 6 small plates, plus a most amazing souffle! So glad I had the opportunity to try so many things. Very happy this option was suggested! Our very own tasting menu :)6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIci reviewFood was great but we sat by the Window, which does not have the best view, and the air conditioner was blowing cold air on us.. Otherwise great restaurant6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is absolutely spectacular! SomeIt is absolutely spectacular!
Some reviewers say pricey but you get really amazing food.
I challenge anyone to find this quality anywhere in Toronto...6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't wait!I relish the day that Jean-Pierre Chalet opened ICI Bistro in the Annex area of Toronto. It was my birthday night, it was a little difficult to get reservations, but well worth the challenge. Expect to spend more than the usual - every penny (or nickel in the new Canadian context) is worth it! Warmed with a cod amuse bouche - followed by a goat cheese, endivze salad with this a delicious quinoa - we had bouillabaise fish which was meaty - we indulged with the lamb and beef, both cooked to perfection. The "icing" on the meat was the velvet mashed potatoes. The wine was paired magically with the help of the waiting staff! I can't wait until our next encounter with JPC's ICI, and you shouldn't wait either!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outGreat exppereince, wonderful staff, fantasitic and intresting menu selections and wines. Great for a couple or party of four.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousFabulous as slway. Food is excellent, great wine pairings and the delightful staff are attentive and helpful6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother excellent dinnerThe food was even better than the last time I went and the staff remembered me. Overall an excellent evening. 4.5/55/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bestThat's simply what it was...the best. A brilliant chef, complimented by warm and capable staff.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my best dining experiencesI've lived in Toronto for 15 yrs. This place ranks among the very best places I've experienced over that time. Superb food - interesting, delicious, delicate, flavourful and well presented. Our server, Chantal, who was from Marseilles, could not have been more finely tuned to the role she played - helpful, pleasant, informative, and attentive. The entire menu is appealing - I chose the dunk for a main, and my partner went with the beef. Both were exceptional, as were our appetizers and the lemon tart we shared for dessert. Great wine pairings accompany all menu items, and we quickly decided to follow their recommendations. Our bill came to something like $180 for the 2 of us....and was well worth it. Book well in advance.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back!Small quiet restaurant far from the downtown fast paced life. Amazing menu largely inspired by French cuisine. The steak tartare is simply amazing! Choose between the large portion or a smaller one so you can share and taste more than one plate!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingGreat food, ambience and service. Small seating space but that's what makes it special. We sat on high chairs facing the chef / kitchen and enjoyed it. The wait staff are genuine about providing good service. Had the trio of steak tartar. Highly recommend it.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExtremely tasty food pared with great service and great wine choices.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect!Great service and fantastic food. We will remember this experience forever and would come back again and again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect. TheEverything was perfect. The Lobster bisque is the best I have ever had. Avocado tempura was really unique and yummy. I loved the braised beef in a beautiful rich sauce. Desserts were also amazing -- lemon tarte, and wow the chocolate souffle made to order! Cocktails and wine were really good. JP Challet was a lovely host. Cannot wait to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJulia would love it!Our second dining experience in Toronto was delightful. We love an out of the way find and ICI fit the bill. Small, quaint and quiet with a fresh, inventive menu and wonderful service. It was literally our best meal of a 5 day visit. We would certainly go back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMostly when you eat at a restaurantMostly when you eat at a restaurant you think well I can replicate that . This food is so unique delicious and the presentation amazing .it would be impossible to replicate that! Service was great and not stuffy or pretentious.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful French cuisine.Wonderful French cuisine. Rich tasting foods, in perfect portion sizes, with delicious matching wines, and a great ambiance.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is wonderful.This restaurant is wonderful. They don't take themselves too seriously...but the food, the service and the overall experience is top class for Toronto. It's nice to see the "attitude" missing and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM