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La Societe
La Societe

La Societe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasociete.ca
  • Email: info@lasociete.com
  • Phone: (416) 551-9929
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: James Olberg
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East of Avenue & University
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Societe
A casual chic Parisian eatery featuring Bloor's only streetside patio. A marriage of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city and Parisian bistro style and cuisine, La Société is a dining destination unlike any other in Toronto. Step inside and your senses will be flooded with the sights, scents, and flavours that your Parisian dreams are made of. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I introduced my friend to your restaurant as a good option for before Koerner Hall or any Tafelmusik concert. She was really happy with the food and our server was just excellent. Thanks."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Hankering for a French bistro experience, we descended upon La Société for the first time to celebrate a birthday. La Société is tucked upstairs above Bloor street, their front windows framing the panaromic of the street whizzing by below. Nestled in our banquette seats in the corner of the dining room, we began. Service didn't get a great start, our waiter's attention seemed very divided. However as the evening progressed our waiter and staff completely redeemed himself. We ordered a bottle of red, shrimp cocktail, salad, scallops, herb chicken, steak frîtes and lemon tart to finish. All exceptional. We are excited to have found such a lovely bistro near Y&B. Already planning future shopping/lunch trips and weekend brunches. Santé."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I couldn't recommend your restaurant because when two courses were cold, it was difficult to get a waiter's attention so we were eating at different times. I think our waitress had too many tables ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic food... Tartare was fabulous and seasoning was on point. Very noisy but great ambiance.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went to Saturday brunch with my partner. The waiter made a mistake with our order (told they had a computer glitch – apparently it was just our order). So we didn’t get our food for about 45 minutes. Our waiter asked whether we wanted a croissant or a scone while we wait for our food. My partner had a croissant. My impression was that it was a courtesy offer, but when we got the bill, there was a charge for the croissant (just $3). We paid for it (it was no big deal)."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "When I booked the restaurant, I mentioned I wanted a booth by the window as it was my husband's birthday. When I arrived, I reminded the maitre d. She then sat other people there, seating us in the middle of the restaurant right behind a LARGE, VERY NOISY group of partiers. To make matters worse, my husband and his friend ordered the meat dish for 2 that takes a while to cook, but the ladies, myself and girlfriend, were delivered our meals long ahead of theirs. Our waiter noticed, removed our meals, had them remade at the right time. Still, I wasn't pleased."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had an amazing lunch, the food was outstanding and the service could not be better!!! We will be back!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The pre fixe is a good deal. The braised lamb shank is delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to La Societe many times. The tuna tartare, the rare hamburgers, and the side dishes are delightful. This time the service was slow and unfocused, not up to their usual standards. It was also our first brunch there. We missed some of their usual dishes, but the food is delicious every time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Brunch for three. Ricotta, blueberry pancakes, short rib beef hash & lobster Benedict were the main courses. Excellent servic & lovely decor. Topped off with a great cup of coffee! Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I didn't have a great experience. The waitress was nice, but the service was slow. The food? Good but very small portion. Tipical of french cousin. Not a place i will recommend to my friends…"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Two couples for a meal out. Ambience was fine, albeit a tad on noisy side for both couples. Food was fine but not inspiring; service was prompt when one meal had to be returned for additional cooking to take the ordered medium steak up to medium from the rare meat delivered; promptly and professionally handled by server."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "What a lovely restaurant! This restaurant boasts a gorgeous stained glass ceiling, leather banquettes, and had a great French bistro feel. We started the evening off at the bar because our table wasn't ready even though we had reservations and unfortunately, the bartender screwed up my friend's drink. Once we got our table, our waiter was quite nice but not overly attentive - I felt like we were waiting anf trying to track him down alot. We ordered our food and the portions were rather small. I ordered a plate of gnocchi that was $25 and I left the restaurant hungry which is incredibly surprising after a pasta dish. We did have two people at the table with food allergies though and La Societe was very accomodating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Meals were great. Staff were very attentive and responsive. Very much enjoy La Societe and will go again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "As I rated above, my overall impression from the dining at La Societe was very good. My only remark would concern the choice of music. At La Societe I could expect to hear the immortal and beautiful sounds of Paris songs. This was missing!!!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The tuna tartar was heaven. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the platter and then ordered 2 more servings of the tartar. Excellent service- frequent water top up and making sure that we got everything we needed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "La Societe remains one of our favourite Toronto restaurants. Maintains a high standard of French cuisine, service and atmosphere. And, of course, the French Bistro décor and style is just beautiful. Reliable and just moderately expensive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Took relatives from out of town. The place was awesome and food was great! You have to do Oysters no matter what."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My third time at La Société, and the service was consistently excellent, as well as the quality and freshness of the fare."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Classy food but non-stuffy environment. Able to chat/laugh without feeling like you are in another table's lap. Good food, good service, high-end but very comfortable. Would go again and again. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is a restaurant trying to be much more than it is and that is very disappointing given that I've had some excellent experiences at other offerings from Mr. Khabouth . Clearly taking some inspiration from places like Balthazar in New York, at first glance it seems to have promise. The decor is fun and certainly not quiet, perhaps appealing a little bit more to my giflfriend. Sadly, waiting nearly 45 minutes for drink service and a further hour for mediocre entrees left much to be desired. More frustratingly, the manager happened to inquire as to how we were enjoying our experience. Upon calmly informing her that they had been less than what we'd expected, she did nothing whatsoever to rectify the situation. Frankly abysmal service"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "La Societe has been a restaurant I've wanted to go to for a while and just haven't got around to it. So we took advantage of winterlicious to try it out. We eat out a lot but rarely do winterlicious...and our experience at La Societe confirms this. The food comes too fast, the servers at La Scoeite tried to clear my unfinished plate three times (not exaggerating - the last time I had to actually explain what a finished plate looks like!) The food was quite good. But, unfortunately, I'm left with the impression that La Societe does not treat winterlicious as an opportunity to gain new clients rather to increase their cash flow in February. It can be both if done well."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Old menu, lacks flavour....how can anyone screw up Mac and cheese?"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "was expecting much more, online website seemed totally different then what it actually looks like, there was not enough variety, wanted to order the duck but the ran out, and had to go for the chicken instead which was very stale and dry. the mussels were horrible - only good thing was the side order of mac and cheese"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had heard many glowing reports about La Societe and were very disappointed with our Saturday night visit. The main course beef was inedible and returned for another entree. French fries were cutely presented in a basket but did not seem cut from fresh potatoes, like fries in France. Wine was overpriced at 3-4 times the LCBO prices. Desserts and appetizers were very good compared to the entrees. The ambiance was charming even though the noise was such that one could hardly carry on a conversation. Perhaps I'll try La Societe again in the summer and sit on their outdoor patio."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had dinner here on Saturday night with friends. Food & Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to try this place for Winterlicious and it really brought me back to the cafes of Paris. Great food! Our official waiter was quite busy with his tables and so didn't have as much time for us as we would have liked but there was always someone else on hand to see if we were doing ok (they didn't have their own tables so not quite sure how to classify them.) Overall great experience and would definitely go back - especially during the summer and try the patio!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our first brunch at La Societe, whereas I have been there for lunch and dinner many times. I wouldn't go back for brunch again, as the service was quite bad. It took them a long time to bring water to the table at the beginning and thruout our lunch. Our server didn't realize that they forgot to bring my appetizer salad. and found out about it when he was asking whether we want dessert and coffee. I also realized at the end of lunch that we weren't served bread at the beginning or at least were asked if we would lik to have bread. It was quite busy, but they should be staffed accordingly, to handle the busy weekend brunch times well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We visited La Societe for the first time for Saturday Brunch and found a large crowded restaurant which was very noisy. The menu was varied and what we ordered was excellent. The service was spotty maybe because it was so busy.If you go ask to be seated on one of the padded benches as the chairs are most uncomfortable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything was great, however the service is too fast. We were not even finished with our meal and the plate would be taking away. Food is to be enjoy and it should not be rush. A"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My partner and I went a Winterlicious dinner at La Societé and we loved it. They take care of all the little details and make the experience all the better. My starter (cured trout) looked like a work of art in the way it was presented... so beautiful it was. The steak-frites were excellent, as was the crème brulée, with it´s beautifully delicate crust and creamy interior. Our server was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. We're certain to go back very soon."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I thought the food was pretty good, although, they mixed up my order with my colleagues. I didn't notice until I realized my filet was medium well and his was medium. Service was okay as well, good, but not great. We had to wait a little while to order desserts and to get our check. All in all it was a good experience."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The service and food are great. The atmosphere is relax."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service very loud. Excellent for a loud group (join the loud)! Have not tried the evening?"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We went there for Winterlicious, we all enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Ordered traditional oysters and pan seared organic Salmon. Supposed to have 3 oysters. One of them was not really in the shell. Seemed whoever was opening the oysters was rushing. The oysters were fresh though. Good quality. Didn't complain as I didn't want to spoil my mood for lunch. The salmon dish was super nice. Very gd combination and nice presentation. Creme burlee was so so. I was hoping for better quality in a French bistros like this. NIce environment for sure. Yet, it took 45 minutes for the salmon to hit my table. And, no server came until at least 5 minutes after I sat down. She was nice though and her service was good. Speed was the main issue."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Excellent food. Attentive hostesses. Waiters could be slightly more knowledgeable and friendly."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great food. Relatively small portions, but just enough for you to be satiated and not too full. Late night dinner had the perfect ambience; great for a girls' night out or a one-on-one date. Service was great and speedy! There's no validated parking though!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant, clean. Fine food. For gourmands."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We planned to try the Winterlicious lunch menu with bunch of friends - only to find that it only applies during the week, not on the weekend. Manager mentioned that it was clearly indicated on their website but we found nothing (not even a small disclaimer in the bottom of the page to say so). Overall the service and food was good ... but not Winterlicious...."
    Dined on 2/8/2014