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La Croisee
La Croisee

La Croisee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacroisee-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (416) 901-2388
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday -Sunday :11:45am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Adrien Bailleux
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manor Rd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Croisee
Authentic French Cuisine in Toronto

Chef Adrien Bailleux from Dijon Burgundy, after years of experiences in Michelin starred restaurants, brings you the traditional and authentic tastes of France. Keeping with tradition, the menu changes throughout the seasons highlighting the best ingredients that the season has to offer.

As the founder of French gastronomy Auguste Escoffier once said "Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness”. From our family to yours we wish you an enjoyable and memorable time at La Croisée!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "We were on vacation in Toronto and my husband felt like French. Went to Open Table and we were looking for a French Restaurant that was affordable and would let us eat in our tourist wardrobe. While this is a bit off the beaten path of many tourists I think the neighborhood is lucky to have this restaurant to choose from. Everything was well prepared and delicious. I really enjoyed the poach sole. I know another reviewer said that the portions were not large and if you want a place to serve you more than you can or should eat do not come here. We both left feeling quite satisfied and we split the dessert. This is obviously a new restaurant and it is the chef's baby. He is the cook even on a Sunday night. I hope he prospers here."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "From start to finish we had a very good impression and satisfaction of this restaurant, everything is done in good taste. That includes table settings and food quality. The special of the day steak was made to perfection. So was the Pike which was served on a potato puree (or scalloped potatoes?), it could have included some other balancing of flavour such as roasted pepper or stewed tomato with basil perhaps. We opted for a 3 cheese finish, though small slivers but great in taste. Coffee comes in large mugs was nice too."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Leaside is finally upgrading from ice cream shops and chicken wing bars to some decent dining. La Croisee is a very good French restaurant at reasonable prices. One time there and already my favourite."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Went there with a groupon for four. Food was disappointing. Menu items pricey for what you got. The rib steak menu item was substituted with a very small piece of beef tenderloin for the same price. Not much flavour in either the tenderloin or the greens that went with it. Very small portions. Not sure if this had to do with reducing the cost because of the groupon. The best thing on the menu was the amuse bouche which consisted of a nicely prepared scallop. Service was reasonably good but the restaurant was virtually empty on July 1st, Canada Day."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Invited our friends from out of town to try this recently opened French cuisine from Burgundy, France. The interiors is a bit plain with a few photos of Burgundy countryside. They offer a few free special appetizers on the house if you new patrons, but did not know until we had ordered our own appetizers off the menu. We thought that we would only get bread and cheese or butter. The food although was the typical smaller French portions, the presentation was beautifully prepared and the flavour were perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will return again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great dinning experience in this lovely hidden gem,the Lobster Risotto is outstanding and hope they are doing well"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A wonderful find. We were looking for somewhere with good food and an ambiance that allowed us to have a conversation in normal, if not subdued, tones. Immediately on arrival we knew we had found at least one item, the ambiance. And then the food arrived and it exceeded expectations. A great find and we shall be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is so so, it will not give you a wow impression before or after eating. But it's ok, I have fish, the fish is too salty. My partner had escagor which has no taste to it at all. And the chicken was ok. Over all it's ok!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was delicous but a bit skimpy. For the amount we paid we should have received large portions. The mark-up on the wine prices made me gasp! We thought the prices for alcoholic beverages were astronomical! I realize restaurants have to make ends meet, but this was excessive! The service could not be faulted. We were very warmly received, and even had a nice conversation in French with the chef. I would come back, but not too often because of the cost. I think there should be a Prix-Fixe dinner menu."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "very good restaurant with a smart but small menu everything was fresh and tasty"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is one of the best French restaurants in Toronto, which serves excellent food and has a very good wine list. To dine at La Croisee is to experience a very good meal in a first-class restaurant in Fence."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fine cuisine at a reasonable price! The boeuf bourgignon was the best I have ever eaten. Beautiful presentation and very tasty food."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Best and the most authentic French restaurant in town,very reasonable price and best quality of food"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We're glad we tried this new restaurant. Fine service, very reasonable prices, and, of course, wonderful food! Another great thing: no loud music. Too many restaurants in this city have music blaring at such a volume that it's hard to have a conversation. La Croisee is on the site of two previous restaurants, neither of which lasted very long. I hope La Croisee will be in business a very long time."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Nice location for a quiet lunch on Saturday. The Cod was a touch overcooked and risotto under-cooked. Service was attentive. Working out the kinks being a new Leaside neighbourhood restaurant. Wish them luck!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went on a quiet Thurs and had time to meet the charming chef and host. Great creds. On the host's suggestion I tried the lamb: fall off the bone delicious with a sauce that needed a spoon to get every drop. An amuse bouche of bay scallops, parmentier starter, trout and lamb, and expresso like Italy. A limited menu, especially for a non-meat eater. Most willing to accomodate if called ahead of time with duck or chicken or whatever. A wonderful new spot that should be made a staple. We wish you well."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This was our first visit but it will not be our last. The menu was small but we had trouble deciding what to select because almost everything on the menu looked so appealing. We will definitely return to try some of the items that we had to pass up. The service, food, wine list and ambiance were perfect."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Only 1 server , but good enough for the 24 seats. They brag about their burgundy snails but I can do better at home with a PC can and a seasoning pack, They over cooked the beef tenderloin (well done instead of medium rare!! I would accept a medium) but was gracious enough to redo it with the extra Foie gras. Boeuf Bourguignon and lamb shank were OK. What needed improvement most is the wine list. Too little choice and too expensive. Only 3 reds under $80.- 1 gamay at $65, 1 Bourgogne Pinot Noir at $70 and another Pinot at $75.- the rest are all Burgundy at $100+ to $300. Nothing to match a steak or the beef/lamb shank. They do however have BYO at $25.- corkage. Do BYO if you are going."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food and service but very small portions and limited menu also they don't sell half bottles for wine it was a busy night and there was one server but overall a great place reservations a must "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I had wanted to try this place, and joined a friend for lunch. The food was well prepared and the portion size was good - not too little, not too much. I look forward to returning for dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I went with a friend to try this restaurant and we were blown away by the AUTHENTIC French food. Our experience was perfect except that there were very few other people in the restaurant and we felt a bit conspicuous. Go to this gem FOR SURE!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing although there was a little less than of it than I was expecting. It was brilliantly cooked an I would be happy to recommend it."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My wife and I are long time locals who've tried just about every restaurant on the Bayview strip. There are many things to - almost - like about La Criosee. They just haven't nailed down a few of the "must haves" when charging a premium price. For example, our waitress knew nothing about the wines, the non-French servers & staff didn't reflect a French atmosphere at all and having the chef / owner(?) staring out at us and the nearly empty restaurant around 10pm was down right unnerving. I could have forgiven all of that if the food blew us away. Sorry to report - It didn't. By no means bad, just not memorable for the price paid (almost $200). I truly hope the owner figures things out..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "great food. service was sincere. unfortunately the restaurant was staffed by 2 very junior wait staff. not their fault, they were trying their best. they just needed someone with more experience to lead them. e.g. 1) 2 out of a table of 4 guests got there first. no water served until all 4 guests have arrived. poor guests sat there for 20 minutes, thirsty. 2) immediately after I put down my cutlery, they took my plate away. immediately after they took my plate away, they brought the dessert menu. they meant well. but I am, after all, dining at a French restaurant and not mcdonald's? la croisee is a lovely restaurant. it has great potential and I would hate to see it being brought down by staff who just need to gain experience in serving."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I would not recommend this for health conscious people, since there are few vegetables and no salad choices. Too much potato and bread."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Definitely will go back in the future! Loved the intimate atmosphere (max total guests < 35) and food was amazing. Particularly memorable was the escargot appetizer -- served on top of parsley mashed potatoes and a short bread biscuit -- savory yet sweet, soft yet crunchy. A very select menu and every dish ordered was prepared perfectly (we also had the chestnut soup, along with burgundy beef and trout as our mains). The delicious food left us wanting more, but the richness of it caught up with us and we struggled to finish our desserts (a chocolate moelleux and an apple custard pie). All in all, it is French cuisine as I would expect it to be and would definitely return for more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal on a Friday evening as restaurant began to fill up, as we came early for french dinner at 6pm. Would recommend beef burgenoise and chestunut soup!!! Would recommend!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Three for early dinner on Saturday. Mozart symphonies played quietly; a few other tables occupied, more as time passed. Pleasant surroundings, comfortable seating. Amuses of warm cauliflower soup and tiny gougeres. Carpaccio St. Jacques arrived deftly seared; lobster tartare was pronounced delicious, though the poached pear garnish clashed. Onion soup of gently softened (but not caramelized) sweet onions and traditional cheese and croutons was subtle and mild. Duck breast arrived appropriately pink, lamb and beef bourguignon both meltingly tender with rich sauces. Service by two rather young servers was competent and not obtrusive, but a bit self-concious and unconfident. Newish grads from George Brown? They'll be fine with practice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nothing really bad, but not a lot to be excited about either. Small space that seems cramped rather than intimate. Inexperienced serving staff. Easy to spend $200 for a meal for two with wine and tip. I would have expected better for that price. Portions really small, which is usually not a problem. Don't go too hungry! The chef is young and enthusiastic and I would like to see him make a success of this venture."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A little bit inconsistent in food quality. Great tasting Boeuf Bourguignon. Could be best in GTA. Unfortunately offset by mediocre and lame French Onion Soup. Portion a bit uneven. Attentive service. Non-interesting wine list. Nice cozy ambiance. Love the Mozart background music. Chef/Owner, Divellec trained and Michelin star credential.should provide room for improvement. Will try out his seafood dishes during next visit, which should be his forte?!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Another visit in 2 months,everything is lovely and enjoyable,definitely gonna return and recommend to friends"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Really nice French food! I would recommend the chocolate lava cake which is really tasty with ice cream"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant based on other recommendations. Being Valentine's Day the menu was a 5 course fixed price menu. The food was excellent and well presented. The wine selection was reasonable and the service was exceptional. Our only complaint was that there was too much food in the 5 course selection and it seemed that the serving staff (although very good) was run off their feet. The noise level could have been lower but it seemed that was due to the younger guests for valentines messaging their friends. I would not expect that on a regular evening. I would love to retun to try to regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great! Had the set menu for valentine's day dinner and can't wait to return and try their regular menu. There are a number of items that look very enticing! Love a gem like this."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Handt heard of this, found on OpenTable. Menu was very good, many unique dishes, well executed, good service, on par with any fine dining restaurant, prices reasonable, wine list adequate. Only complaint would be resto is small so not ideal for a larger group, tables a bit close together so hard to have a privae conversation or can be noisey if you're stuck beside the wrong group. Very enjoyable experience, would definately return and recommend."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Simple, well made French food with a contemporary twist A small room, open about six weeks. Really nice food in a quiet room. Shorter menu with each part of the meal at fixed price. Fantastic desserts. Our enthusiastic waiter had a strong accent (not European) and was clearly following his training. A little rigid and overattentive, but this will get better with time. A strong opening."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food is delicious ,we had a perfect moment in La Croisee, I visited Burgundy in last summer,and everything in this restaurant made me feel like get back to there again,the decor ,the food and bottle tree beside the bar. The chestnut soup is the one of the best soup what I had in my life,and the beef bourguignon is tender and tasty,you don't even need a knife to have it!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I noticed La Croisee a few weeks ago and was struck by the menu on display filled with selections inspired by the chef's birthplace in Burgundy. We had our first meal there over the weekend and can only say great things about the experience. From the moment we walked in and were greeted by name (courtesy of our OpenTable reservation) through the special attention paid to my wife's food allergies, every moment was special. And do I have to add that the food itself was out of this world? Every aspect of the menu held a special surprise and we can't wait to go back and try other items. Based upon our experience we made a reservation for Valentine's day, despite having another reservation elsewhere already (which we will now cancel)."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Nothing outstanding for the price charged - literally 4-5 spoonfuls of chestnut soup for $12 - never saw such shallow soup bowl. Decor sauce on all dishes the same. Meat in beef bourguignon too dry. Would not recommend. Better Resto down the street."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The food was incredible, better than most French restaurants. The service was great, very well organized."
    Dined on 1/25/2014