La Croisee
La Croisee

La Croisee

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacroisee-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (416) 901-2388
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
La Croisee reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (18)romantic (13)notable wine list (5)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • YogaCat
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Appetizers were outstanding, especially the escargots, lobster risotto and onion soup. Entrees were equally great, in particular the beef bourguinon. Dessert - moelleux et chocolat was heavenly.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very French
    Noaristologist
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This restaurant serves delicious food cooked in the traditional style of Dijon. The chef descends from many generations of restauranteurs, learned his French cookery at his grandmother's knee, and solidified his technique in the finest cooking school and restaurants in Paris. The Oeufs en Meurette, poached eggs in a traditional Burgundy sauce, were overwhelmingly delicious. The Frogs legs were plump, fall off the bone tender, and enhanced by an amazing mustard cream sauce. The lamb was tender, and succulent, in another outstanding sauce. The Creme Brulee with fruit had a perfect brulee crust over a perfectly caramelized custard. Chef Adrien was friendly and enthusiastic, and spoke proudly about the honesty and simplicity of his traditional cuisine. We are going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & tasty
    GregVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I found this place by occasion. Then checked OT reviews and was a bit worried about slow service. Came there on Sunday night with my wife, nobody was inside, so all restaurant team attention was directed to us. The food was really French and tasty! Will definitely come again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars
    DanYau
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Five stars food, five stars service. We will come back soon.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was awful - lobster risotto was undercooked (rice was chalky and hard) and beef Bourgogne was bitter as though the pan had been burned. The beef itself was dry and overcooked. I would not recommend and will definitely not be returning.
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  • What a wonderful night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very good wine menu, attentive and gracious staff I will surely be back for the marrow bones and Rossini =)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful French Cuisine
    LesAmoureuses
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A real French Cuisine experience: lobster risotto is amazing; burgundy beef reminds me the flavor when I visited the burgundy wine capital Beaune ; chocolate moelleux is well balanced with vanilla ice cream, excellent texture! Very attentive service! Definitively will be back! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Excellent food and service, definitely a Michelin-level dining
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    foooodforlife
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    placing a reservation based on others' positive reviews. The food was superb (especially the marrow bone starter) and the service was excellent. We'll definitely return for other dishes
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • we will be back
    lastglass
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is one of the best experience we have had in a restaurant for a long time, everything done to perfection, the sweetbread and the sole would be the best in town, many unique dishes all the way French!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited an hour for appetizers
    FrenchfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The server (basically one for the whole place) was lovely and did her best with the situation but at the end of the day even though the food tasted good it was not worth the price or the wait. They need to improve the speed of the kitchen if they want to survive unless people go there an hour or two before they expect to eat.
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  • Wonderful little spot
    ASRQVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There are so few truly French restaurants around, it is a treat to find one. The tenderloin was melt in your mouth delicious. We will go back for sure. As parking is limited on Bayview, the only recommendation would be to provide valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place in the neighbourhood
    pandaLuv2Eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Nice serving speed. Good appetizer. Love the escargot. However the main course was rather a bit light to our taste. But overall, nice experience for a place in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Very pleasant; great Chef, charming, polite man. Chinese Mgr. very polite and responding quickly.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Framaca
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were a party of four. It was a pleasure to eat in a restaurant where we didn't have to shout at each other to be heard. The pace was leisurely but we had plenty of time, as we don't see each other often. We all enjoyed our meals very much, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French indeed
    AniJB19
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food is very fresh and tasty, good menu selections available.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a nice find!
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Gear time on Saturday night: warm welcome, friendly service,delicious kir royal to start. Tasty little amuse-Bouche with drinks. Superb sole and lamb chop main courses. Personable chef stopped by to say hello. Definitely we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Phil
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great meal with our family (adult children). Our only suggestion is the decor is stark and should be much warmer and welcoming. But the food and service was first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Monica
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a dinner in La Croisee,friendly greeted by the lovely stuff,the food was outstanding and fresh as always,since I've been there once,and keeps me come back and try to introduce this lovely place to all of my friends,one of the best French restaurant,no doubt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    leasidefoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A flawless dinner experience at La Croisee,both my guest and me were very enjoy the food and severice,no doubt we will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always consistently good and that's why we return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A terrible dinner experience
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We visited this past Saturday night,August 2. We found the menu very limited in size and choice. Even at that two selections were not available. There were no additional specials. There were even fewer choices for gluten allergies. The service was terrible. We waited over an hour for our appetizers. They made no attempt to offer an amuse bouche which was gluten free while waiting for our appetizers. When they did come the apps were terrible. Lobster risotto had a tiny lobster-like thing on a mushy mound of rice. We both had the lamb for our main course which was rather bland. Not very interesting. After three hours we dared not order dessert. Cross off La Croisee from your list of restaurants on this Bayview strip of restaurants.
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  • Food
    Pierre347
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Soup was cold not sure if lobster soup suppose to eat cold Appertizer did not heat evenly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming French
    DinTOVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Classic French bistro style carries through on menu and wine list. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the La Croisee reviews archive.
  • Very good
    Bodo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went for a birthday, very atentative service, small menu but very good !! Lobster risotto and scallops were outstanding ! Definetly a gem for people with an exquisite taste. Will go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We returned for a second time will return again and again. Keep up the good work and delicious food! Our favourite dishes are the salad gourmand, Lobster Risotto and Lamb, but I would like to try their fish dishes on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Very Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our third visit to La Croisee, and we have been favourably impressed each time, as have the 2 sets of friends whom we have invited to join us. The menu is short but very interesting, and all the meals have been delicious. The service is not quite as elegant as the food, but the overall experience is good, and I would recommend this restaurant to my most discriminating friends- in fact, I already have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Hbgb8here
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything was just delicious. We were 5 and sampled different appetizers and mains and tried 3'different desserts. From the amuse bouche to the last bit of chocolate, everything was just perfect. We were there for a special occasion, birthday, and thought it was, indeed, special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    La Croisée is a wonderful restaurant that offers an array of authentic French dishes. Every meal is a culinary experience that allows you to enjoy the flavours of 'la France profonde' with an appropriate contemporary touch. The chef is extremely warm, friendly, and forthcoming. The same can be said about the service which is simply excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who has a particular predilection for the culinary wonders of France or simply for any food lover who appreciates the art of cooking with with artistry and care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great addition to the neighbourhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had a wonderful meal. We started with the Escargot and the salad. The escargot could have had more flavour, but the salad was original and delicious. The lamb was perfectly seasoned and cooked and the light sauce with fresh peas complimented the Lamb perfectly. The lobster risotto had a lot of flavour, but perhaps should be an entree with a bit more lobster and charge accordingly. All in all we enjoyed our dinner and will return soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought it was good
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • French all the way
    AniJB19
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Croisee
    Searlas
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food, poor value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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  • Neighbourhood gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    leasidefoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great dinning experience in this lovely hidden gem,the Lobster Risotto is outstanding and hope they are doing well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent quiet experience
    travellinfromto
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Easy to get a table
    Shy2014VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consummer14
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    very good restaurant with a smart but small menu everything was fresh and tasty
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet