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
223 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (96)special occasion (85)great for lunch (73)great for brunch (68)good for groups (63)romantic (59)fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (55)hot spot (42)scenic view (39)notable wine list (33)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food tasted great! Got one of the burgers. Server acted like he didn't want to be there! Just rambles on with his script of taking orders. Mumbling, no eye contact, walks away while still talking. Food took a while for it to come out for a quasi-empty brunch sitting. Would go back b/c food is good, price is on point. Hopefully will get another server
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, yummy burgers!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have eaten here on many occasions. The food is usually good but the fries, served with a great mayo aioli sauce, are always limp & soggy. The burger is great! Won't order shrimp cocktail again. Half were ok the others mealy. Service was wonderful and server very accommodating. Excellent martini!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty but noisy
    Sfergus
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I dined at La Societe during Summerlicious, ordering the pate, steak frites, and key lime pie. The pate was excellent; however, the steak was very small. My partner ordered his cooked medium, and found it difficult to chew. The tables were placed very close together, and it was difficult to talk with all the noise. The waiter seemed distracted, and didn't seem to care that my partner had eaten so little of his steak. The restaurant itself has a beautiful interior, but if I go back, it will be for lunch only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Dinner with My BFF!
    camcam
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went to La Societe for the summerlicious dinner with my BFF. It was a wonderful night! Both of us ordered the pickerel dinner set. The food was delicious and really delicate. And I love the chocolate mousse at the end, which made a perfect dinner. So did the creme brulee! My friend loves it. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have being to La Societe over the years, there was nothing on the menu that I like anymore, I find it limited. I am allergic to seafood so didn't have any other choice but have the steak. The service was excellent but don't think I will be going back, I don't necessary want to have meat all the time. Like the patio menu but you can only have that on the patio and if it's raining you are out of luck. At least have a pasta dish etc.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-promised, under-delivered
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Read a few reviews before coming: atmosphere does set the bar high, but the food was, at best, non-descript. Dishes were mixed up, and there were a couple instances of the service having the need to put forth their two cents. Would go back for the patio and the drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • summerlicious
    okay
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was excellent but the service was lacking. We had a 5pm reservation, the restaurant was almost empty and they were trying to rush us out. Our waiter spent little time on us and never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine, or let us get a chance to order another. The food though was amazing. I would go back, but hope I get a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot with great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was outstanding! Every bite of every item we tried on the Summerlicious menu was tasty and satisfying. The only improvement I could suggest is the portion size of our entree. I ordered the steak frites and the steak was very, very small - perhaps 2 oz? I understand that we ordered from the Summerlicious menu and we were getting a deal on the food, so the portion size was likely smaller than usual. The appetizer (country pate) and dessert (chocolate mousse) were terrific! Very good food and very interesting setting. I highly recommend this spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    Yazz
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Didnt expect the restaurant to be as good as i thought. Just had a group of 5 for my birthday and really loved the vibe they give off and waiters are really nice and friendly. It was a bit dim so when taking pictures you will need flash because you are going to want yo take pictures!!overall one of the best places to eat in toronto food and saint-glass ceiling. Yes theres saint glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer evening dinner
    danielfisker
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Made a reservation for dinner same day and hoped for an outdoor spot. Arrived to the restaurant with several (outdoor) tables open, and was offered to sit inside. All tables outside were allegedly spoken for, and of course, many still empty once we left. Was a little disappointing as it was a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible food and service was poor
    Gpandya
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Took 20 minutes to get a glass of water which never got refilled. Horrible service .. Got my drink 40 minutes later. Ask for a beef well done. Got it medium. Sat outside on the top patio and the railing is falling apart.. I couldn't believe this was a restaurant in yorkville. The only positive comment I have is the key lime pie was delicious. Will NEVer go again nor recommend it!!
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