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 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 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