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
214 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (84)special occasion (77)good for groups (67)great for lunch (66)fit for foodies (60)great for brunch (60)romantic (55)neighborhood gem (49)hot spot (47)notable wine list (41)vibrant bar scene (32)scenic view (32)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (12)Show More
  • Service very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our meal celebrating our friends' anniversary. The food was good, but there was a large wedding party, so the kitchen was very slow. We didn't mind too much, but we waited a long time for our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it in the past, not this time
    craigarVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Spectacular in the past. This time the food was just okay. Service was inconsistent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special and delicious
    luv2roam
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Walked by this restaurant earlier in the week and thought it looked interesting. Our first trip to Montreal and were in the mood for nice french food in a unique setting. La Societe was perfect! Waiter was charming and attentive with good suggestions on what to order and pair together. It's not the cheapest place, so be prepared to spend but you get quality for your money. The decor speaks to an elegant time past. Would be amazing to rent out for a private party with the stained glass ceiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly staff
    Kyra
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had brunch here and everything about the experience was amazing. The waiters were amazing, always attending to your needs without having to search for them once. They were at the table frequently filling up water and checking that the experience was good. I had the homemade chocolate milkshake and vanilla waffles which were both really amazing. I'd highly recommend going there for a good brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Top Gorgeous Decor!
    Lovetodineout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had no idea what to expect since we picked this restaurant directly off Opentable. Unbelievably romantic experience. Great wine, great menu - dinner was amazing. Always something beautiful to look at, including the ceiling. Service was a 10 - felt like we were the only people there. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service, a bit noisy
    rjs1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My daughter and I dined there for dinner and the first thing we noticed when we entered was the thumping music in the background. While we eventually got used to it, we both found it a little off-putting. This is not a night club and most of the patrons were not in their twenties or thirties. The woman who served us was very friendly and attentive. When we complained that the frites were too salty (my daughter and I to like salt but these were way over the top), she exchanged them for a new batch, without hesitation and with a smile. The dinner portions were substantial and neither of us had room for dessert. The food, while not amazing was certainly quite good, especially the French onion soup which was very traditional and tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't order scallops as main course
    Jonnie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Paid $32 for four scallops with virtually nothing else on the plate; OK as an appetizer, but ridiculous as a main course. After 5 minutes, I was done and looked around and my fellow diners were still in the middle of their dishes, so the amount of food on a main course clearly varies a great deal. Room is beautiful but can get very loud. Great bar for afternoon drink/refreshment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Booth with a view
    winofoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    If you can - ask for a booth - great space to enjoy the great food....love the frites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a business lunch!
    burgeoningfoodie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I brought clients to lunch during the week and was very impressed by the quality of both the food and the service. Bustling enough that they know you brought them somewhere popular, but quiet enough to talk comfortably.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • 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
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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
    • 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
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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
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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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet