La Maquette
La Maquette

La Maquette

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamaquette.com/
  • Phone: 4163668191x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM;


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM -9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Easton Hamilton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music with Peter Mathers on Guitar most nights especially weekends
  • Special Events: La Maquette specializes on private and special events!

    From Birthday celebrations to Dream Weddings with ceremony on site,
    ~ Holiday Dinner & Dance parties to casual summer get together in the garden patio.
    Business Luncheon and Dinners in our boardroom style private room.
    Available group menus ranging from $40- $90.00 per person.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church
  • Public Transit: 2 blocks east on King from King Subway station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and parking lots near by,
    valet on weekends.
A word from La Maquette
Warm Elegance, in a historical designated building.
Dine in the glass enclosed atrium overlooking the Sculpture garden and waterfall while relaxing with soft guitar ballads sipping champagne!

Celebrate Your Birthday with us and your Meal is Free!

La Maquette features French Specialized cuisine utilizing mostly organic products, fresh herbs and natural reductions. Some hard to give up favorites include Duck Comfit, Foie Gras, Exquisite Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, crème Brulee and so much more.

La Maquette would be delighted to host your special event at any time!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
La Maquette reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (20)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (9)scenic view (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • KcufmanVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went for the summerlicious deal and boy, it didn't disappoint. every dish is delicious and service is great. i got the ONLY table that faces King st so it's quiet, scenic and very relaxing with two friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambience
    GirlsNt
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    After reading reviews which were mixed was pleasantly surprised. Even though it was very busy with summerlicious and a large group upstairs the food was good and served hot and in good time. Nice patio has a lovely park view and guitar music created a lovely ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Diningdolls
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We dined on the spacious patio for Summerlicious. A lovely time....church bells, parkette....all part of the ambience. Our waiter, Emilio, was particularly good. He served our table of seven very efficiently with a happy, friendly attitude. A great selection of food which was delicious. A few of us remained after lunch to enjoy another glass of wine in the relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just had lunch
    Chris
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went there for a summerlicious lunch with a friend during the week. We both got an appetizer, short ribs entrée and desserts and everything was delicious and the portions were generous. Would definitely go back again for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Summerlicious menu was spectacular - all 4 of us ordered from it, great value, great taste, we love La Maquette even when it isn't Summerlicious. One of the group is a very fussy eater and usually orders from the regular menu, but he found it easy to order from the Summerlicious one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went for Summerlicious. The food and waiters were great. Servers were a little confused though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Maquette - very disappointing
    CatLadySue
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My friend and I went during summerlicious. La Maquette is located in the financial district and should be aware that most people are on lunch and that their lunches are 1 hour long. We arrived at 1:00 and our main meal arrived at 2:00. We each ordered a drink and my friend's drink had black spots floating in it. They did replace it. I ordered a frozen margarita and I was given a martini or the strangest frozen margarita I've ever seen. It was in a martini glass, they shook it with ice but there was no ice in the drink and there was no salt or anything around the rim. I wouldn't go back. We did tell them we were on a lunch hour. Other people were waiting just as long or longer than we did.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went for Summerlicious lunch. The outdoor sitting is just next to the small sculpture garden. It was very delightful as the weather was perfect. However, the food was very ordinary though the service was nothing to complain.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Clearaslight
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had a pleasant and enjoyable dinner with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Attended for Summerlicious dinner. Food was very good and the patio is calm and pleasant. Even though the restaurant is on a busy street, the waterfall and greenspace drown out traffic noises. Service was spotty, the waiter barely smiled and the bill included charge for a drink that was not ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not returning
    hungrybear
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have eaten here before and it was fine but this time not so much. The food was mediocre. For one person in our party the entre did not arrive until after everyone else was finished. As for dessert it was like something from the supermarket. It's too bad since the patio and room have a a lovely ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diner1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    food was good, Loster portion was a bit on the small side, the server did not do separate checks when we had requested it on opentable so had to rerequest it. Experience was good but not great, Put more effort La Maquette, youll can do better
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheGolfGroup
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The service was excellent. The waiter was very entertaining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 114 reviews are from the La Maquette reviews archive.
  • Richardl3
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was well prepared, but not a good as my last visit. The operators seemed a little disorganized at times and service was a little tardy. Overall a nice place to dine, quiet are nice view beside the park, geat for patio brunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
    CARICIAS
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    FROM BEGINNING TO END IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We had my dad's 89th birthday celebration and my goodness it was the best Meal he ever had! la Maquette surprised us with their promotion of His Meal WAS FREE!!!!!! he was SOOOOO Happy! needless to say we are celebrating all of our birthdays there and anniversaries, they offer you a glass of champagne each! I am so happy I chose La Maquette, We will be Back and thank you for asking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mothers day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    took two hours to get the food - no explanation - need I say more?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch was terrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We took our Mothers to La Maquette for Mother's Day Brunch and right off the bat things went down hill. The chairs were falling apart, the server told us right away they were very busy and we should get our order in before it got too busy (there were only a few tables seated)! Our dirty appetizer dishes and empty glasses sat on the table while numerous servers, bus persons and hosts walked by a number of times and did nothing. After a LONG wait, the steak and eggs my mother and I ordered finally arrived...with NO EGGS! The server giggled and told us he was sorry - the eggs would be right out. About 15 minutes later the eggs came (one each) and were hard as golf balls. I pointed it out to the server who again giggled and said sorry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great birthday treat
    MicheC
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I reserved this La Maquette for a birthday party of 10. It was a great treat that the birthday girl's meal was complimentary! I love the atmosphere and live music. It was not busy at all so we felt like we had the entire solarium to ourselves. I would ask them to update their menu on their website as the prices are remarkedly higher than listed. Otherwise, it was a fun experience!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Enan
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Anniversary dinner was very nice here! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dinning
    Pene
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The first time to La Maquette.. It's a romantic place for dinner. I like the Ambience and the music. Food & service are above standard. I'll recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    H2INTO
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We weren't sure what to expect when the birthday girl suggested this restaurant. It's been there for years and always looked too stuffy. Boy was I wrong. There were two large parties that night which just added to the energy of the place. The grilled chicken linguine was delicious and my friend's scallops looked wonderful. The birthday girl went with the prix fixe. All of the portions were quite substantial and beautifully presented. The staff were so attentive and obliging. It was a special night and they made it extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Winterlicious Lunch
    JM39
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    My favourite lunch restaurant. Always go for Winterlicious and Summerlicious and it never disappoints. The menu is interesting, the food beautifully prepared and presented and the service friendly - not to mention the elegant décor. Would highly recommend for any time of year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS GREAT FOOD
    Furball
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    A wonderful restaurant with wonderful food no matter how many times you go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FOODIE
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This restaurant has been in business for 30 years under the capable management of owner Ange. The food is consistent and offers good value both at Winterlicious and the prix fixe.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch
    24romance
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Romantic, upscale, white linens, good service, excellent food. Winterlicious menu offered interesting choices and provided very good value. Bison Osso Buco was tender and full flavoured, twin lobster tails prepared and presented perfectly. Dessert delicious, good wine and beer selection. Advised server of our theatre time and service was efficient without being rushed. Mini lights and large windows with a view of St. James Cathedral, above street level was lovely, could not hear the street noise which was a bonus. Lovely and would definitely return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect place for a date
    Eevie
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The moment I walked in, the host was welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere and ambience was very romantic. We sat in the solarium. The beautiful view and lights added the extra touch to the evening. Servers were attentive. Food was wonderful. Went here for winterlicious. Will definitely recommend this to a friend
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ive been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Ive been to this restaurant many times, and enjoy the ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale restaurant - Worst service
    helenVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I've been to La Maquette 2x before. On both occasions, we had great service. On this occasion, I was seated with a friend down on the main level. The food was fine as was the ambience, but the waiter, James, delivered the worst service I have ever received in a Toronto restaurant, and I eat out a lot. He could not not have been more ambivalent, and it was obvious he did not want to be there. There were only 3 tables he was serving, so even with Winterlicious, it was not busy. It took 45 minutes between our appetizer and main. The dishes were thrown on the table in silence, no offer of coffee/tea with our dessert. We had to pay in the back because the machine was broken. Unacceptable service for any restaurant, let alone a high end one.
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  • great evening!
    luvfood14
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This place was great! Especially The talented guitarist that played during our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been to this restaurant
    DoubleL
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and they continually exceed my expectations , Service, Food and ambience are terrific. Ask for a table by the window , the view in the winter upstairs is pretty at night . The patio is also great in summer. We accidentally spilt a bottle of wine . No fuss at all they changed the linen and cutlery and had us back to dining intstantly . This was a winterlicious dining experience and the food and service (not rushed) was as if a normal night . Highly reccomended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went to La Maquette with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I went to La Maquette with several coworkers for Winterlicious. We had a nice time at the restaurant and the food was quite good but we found the service to be incredibly slow, especially given that there was a fixed menu and this was a week day lunch.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    Anndrea
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    It's a very romantic place to have dinner. And the food is quite good too
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • winterlicious try-out
    frenchie
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    the food was good and served at the right temperature. however, it was not as delicious as when i go and pay regular price. the duck was overcooked (although very edible) and the confit was excellent. the vegetables were tasty. the pear was also delicious. unfortunately, the waiter was wearing a stained white shirt with a hole in one of his sleeves. he looked very sloppy in his appearance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm + out of date menu
    Youngfoodieinthecity
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Went for winterlicious here with my mum and I felt like the waiter almost pitied us. I ordered some Pinot noir and what the waiter brought was the darkest Pinot noir I've ever seen . My mother ordered a glass of Merlot and it was the exact same colour , consistency, and taste. I really wanted to like this place because it is so pretty, but I will not be going back. Old world charm and out of date menu to match. I just felt like it should've been much more then it was . I will not be going back here again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food at reasonable price.
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    We really enjoyed our evening at La Maquette. It was very welcoming and the food was well prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Gem
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    La Maquette never disappoints. The food and service is excellent. The patio is one of the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How many shades of BAD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This restaurant is a clear throwback to the old Toronto where sub standard lazy cooking was rewarded by an above average price tag and patrons sheepishly accepted the insult. Thank God those times are for the most part in the past with so many amazing choices. Not this one. Wonderful summer night so understand that the patio was the thing but don't have the inside staff lazing about the entrance bar. For a $300 plus dinning experience, one would expect something better then summer student service - 'I have only been here a couple of weeks and cannot really tell you anything about the wine list' - a cry for help please. Wine list was one of the worst I have seen for this calibre of establishment. Lazy dinner quality cooking. Stay away.
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  • Romantic Dinner!
    knmo
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This restaurant was hands down incredible from the food to the service and everything in between. The staff was very friendly upon greeting and our waiter was not pushy and was just as friendly. The food was absolutely incredible - my boyfriend and I ensured we had different courses so we could try everything. Overall we had a wonderful experience and the ambiance was quite romantic. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer in the City
    John
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Wonderful summer night of enjoying a great meal on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good, with one small complaint
    Valdes
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The ambience here is wonderful. The food was delicious, well-presented and amazing! Our hostesses were very friendly, gracious and welcoming. The soft live guitar music added to the romantic feel. However, maybe we just caught our waiter on a bad day... but we felt he was rushed and flustered throughout dinner. As a result he was a bit brusque with us. Overall, we had a nice evening here and will return, hoping that next time our waiter seems less stressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet