La Societe
La Societe

La Societe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasociete.ca/
  • Phone: 4165519929
  • 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.
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La Societe reviews from OpenTable diners
229 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (100)special occasion (87)great for lunch (76)great for brunch (68)good for groups (65)fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (62)romantic (59)hot spot (48)scenic view (38)notable wine list (38)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (12)Show More
  • Sunday
    ArthurVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Lobster dinner a great value and good eating too. Free parking after 5:00 pm is an added attraction.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance
    Iced
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was lucky enough to sit outside and enjoy this nice weather - it was quiet, and food was great. Had the peach salad, the thyme chicken and the key lime pie for dessert - very yum - great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The decor was certainly agreeable to my taste, the food was pretty good and the coffee was fantastic. Certainly a place which I'll return but the waiters can be friendlier. Most of them are except one or two - they can certainly smile more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3foodies
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was a perfect day and a perfect place to enjoy a lovely fall day lunch sitting outside. The service was impeccable and the food was good. It was enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmands
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Beautiful place, very good food, agreeable and professional service. A place to visit absolutely in Toronto! ginette guévin et patrice brunet, québec
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Great
    Pippin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Ordered lobster and mussels, which my friend and I shared. Food arrived almost immediately, which suggests it was pre-cooked and waiting. Lobster was tasty but not hot. Fries were excellent. Mussels were small, but sauce was tasty and bread was great. Service was spotty as we had several waiters. One was very non-responsive, while the others were great. The restaurant was not that busy, but the noise level was very high. I would suggest the patio in nice weather.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A touch of Paris!
    Riskmann
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    La Societe is a treasured favourite of ours for brunch & lunch. The food is always delightful, the service very good and the belle epoch environment reminiscent of some frequented spots in Paris.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Bojabes
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had heard good things about LS and my wife was very eager to go there for our wedding anniversary. The decor was very nice, the service was okay, but the food was kind of mediocre. For the price, I'd have expected much better food. I might go back but only to have a drink at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy burgers!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a delicious lunch at La Societe. I keep going back for the yummy C's burger topped with maple bacon and the dry vodka martinis accompanied with the perfect martini olives! Very pretty restaurant and great location for any occasion night or day. We had great service provided by Shawn who was very patient. The only negative is that the restaurant has a very high noise level. Difficult to hear conversation if you are with more than one person at the table. I'll be back🍔🍸
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • it-s not a rstaurant - it's a pub
    unhappy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    music and noise from the bar is deafenining, food overspiced and very pricy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place for lunch
    gourmandgirl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great place for lunch- varied menu, and a beautiful room.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Game Night ??
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall was a nice night out. Disappointing that he theme, game night food was all gone by 7 pm, Service, food, quality, was all very good. I did request a quieter spot ( not sure if there is one) for two people to be able to talk at a normal level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • setting
    alex
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice setting, food is average but the restaurant just feels right
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    Hockey
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always know what you're going to get. The Prix Fixe menu excellent value! Server was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food/Service Excellent/Music Loud!
    Ladyhawke
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Hi, we have been coming here since it opened. always good, however , they have changed the music in the last year to 'club' music. Too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    whiteandblack
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I liked my organic salmon but it was not enough food on the plate...not filling. The chairs are not comfortable to sit at ..reseve the booths if you want your butt to have some rest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience
    1234VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Terrible non existent service Mediocre food. I will never be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but expensive juice!
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went there for brunch and menu was great. They charged $6 for orange juice! (only half glass full and not freshly squeezed). Other than that, it was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nature
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My daughter and I went for lunch on before seeing Wicked. Excellent lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mostar
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Chickpea Tajine was not good at all, I hardly had half of the dish. Baked apple desert was very good. We were served by too many staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PLpl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great atmosphere and never been disappointed with the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cob Salad
    gourmandhumber
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Cob salad lacked dressing, blue cheese. The chicken was generous but very dried out. Overall presentation was beautiful. Hard boiled egg, still soft.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    catdubs
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was going through all the reviews before choosing this restaurant. Every review had some sort of complaint about the service but I decided to check it out anyway. Was I ever glad I did! The service was incredible, the food was amazing and the ambience was perfection! Our waiter was very attentive and took the time to make our experience great. Absolutely no complaints, I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    JLSK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a great brunch at La Societe on Sunday. The food was excellent, the french vanilla waffles with clotted cream and butter a huge hit , side order of crisp bacon made it heaven. Eggs Benedict didn't disappoint. I wanted a french cafe feel and it certainly delivered.The decor was very Parisian. The crowd was as expected for the location . Perfect for us as a neighborhood spot! Have booked again for this Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and last time dining here.
    brandcVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Husband enjoyed his bison ribeye very much and thought the foie gras was outstanding. I, on the other hand, was not impressed. Tomato salad was ok and crunchy wheatberries were a nice addition, but the presentation of the tomatoes tossed in a brownish green pesto sauce was strange. Scallops were lacklustre--didn't like the vinegary cauliflower on top. Nice reception on arrival, mostly gracious service except for our waiter who was just oddly pretentious and tried too hard to impress. I found his manner off-putting and set an unpleasant tone to our evening. If you're looking for a Parisian experience, go elsewhere! Saved the night by having dessert and port at dbar in Four Seasons which never fails to impress.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friday nite dining on the terrace was our 1st time experence. Meals were well prepared but somewhat slow service about 45 minutes to get the food. Nice bar. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a let down
    sallyeats
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After hearing so much about this hot spot I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the overall experience was a let down. Ambiance was good, food was alright. Dessert was passable but I wasn't wowed and most notably service was lacking....as in, slow service without a smile the entire time. I dont think I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • options
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was spotty. The food was much too salty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The restaurant is one I have been to before. I found this time that the food was expensive for relatively limited value. The beet salad, while delicious, have very few beets. The tuna nicoise was overcooked, and the tuna tasted of lemon, almost like it was not fresh and they put lemon on it to hide the that it was not fresh. While I was frustrated with the food, I have to say that the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my girlfriend here.
    Mike
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great romantic setting. I would come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Danielle1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been here 5 times and this time we got some young male waiter who was not nice. He took his time, was sarcastic and spent a lot of time socializing with another waiter and at one point I saw him on this cell phone. This is suppose to be a high end restaurant but the service was poor. Won't be going back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Avg food/off service but yes return
    FoodFirst
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I found the food to be very average and the service an odd blend of indifferent, snooty, friendly and rude. The cocktail/wine list however is quite good and the service was off in a way that was entertaining if you have a sense of humour about such things. The location is perfect for a central meeting spot when you have people converging from all over the city. And the atmosphere is lively. So bizarrely I would go back, but only for drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Destination spot
    juan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    LS is good and getting better...big challenge is to keep excellent staff
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow
    bizlunch
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was okay, Service was excruciatingly slow. Waiter did not bring change back and had to be asked 3 times.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Brunch
    Chiksy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a lovely brunch as always!! Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for a lunch or girls date.
    tetianatorontoVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always come here with girlfriends or a casual lunch date. Oysters are always fresh and delicious. Menu is great with lots of healthier options. Mushroom soup is to die for. Only complaint is noise level can be a bit high and a bit chilly sometimes but that is a bit of a personal preference.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    TorontoVisitor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our waiter was phenomenal and the food was equally impressive! Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need improvement
    Milena
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Croissants lower than average, the salad needed more tomatoes. The service was poor. Not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This Restaraunt was beautiful but that's about it. Unless you're there for the Oysters, there isn't much else going for that place. Chicken was blan and it took the waitress 20 minutes to take our drink requests. Not a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    Riks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    it took over two hours for our main dishes to be served after the appetizers. we asked them how long it would take for the main dishes to come at least 3-4times and were ready to leave. very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic