Le Papillon on the Park
Le Papillon on the Park

Le Papillon on the Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lepapillonpark.com/
  • Phone: 4166491001x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 5pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm - CLOSE
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Lukas Vyhnal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: We host live music acts, art shows and movie nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Coxwell
  • Public Transit: Streetcar: Take the Queen St. car till Connaught Ave. Walk one block south to Eastern and 1 block East to our restaurant. Subway/Bus: Take the Coxwell Ave. bus South to Eastern Ave. and walk 1 block West.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of free parking nearby.
A word from Le Papillon on the Park
Toronto’s original neighbourhood French restaurant est. 1974. Our latest location reminds guests of a Montreal bistro. The food is authentic French-Canadian accented with French classics. There is much attention to detail in the service and the atmosphere is elegant but laid-back.

Located in Leslieville and steps from the Beach, we're 5 minutes from downtown Toronto with ample free parking at our front door. Prix fixe menus, private events - we have it all - and we look forward to having you over!
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Le Papillon on the Park reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)romantic (58)special occasion (56)good for groups (46)great for outdoor dining (44)fit for foodies (41)great for brunch (36)great for lunch (35)scenic view (19)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Perfect Choice For Family Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We booked our brunch reservation the night before we dined, the website site was easy to navigate and extremely helpful. I even had to change the time and that was no problem either. The dining area is beautiful and they were happy to accommodate Grandma in her wheel chair, they have main floor washrooms which also makes this place a prime pick for eating out with Grandma. Our server was delightful and attentive. Our food was, as always, perfection. We all ate every bite and then stuck around for desert. I'm very glad I opted to split my banana Royal with Grandma because the portion was huge, though between the two of us we managed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always nice
    Milan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    No matter what your occasion is, Papillon is place that can offer what you are looking for. Has enough space to make it look like vibrant and and chierfull, yet separated enough to fill unique and important. Nice and poper for any occasion. Food for any taste and requirement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Le Papillon has become our restaurant of choice in the East End for dinners with friends or family. The noise level is low and the space between tables allows conversation without shouting. The service is very good, and we never feel rushed. The menu is short, but the food is always excellent. The traditional Quebec dishes are an extra bonus for a transplanted Quebecois.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great place. Will definitely make this a repeat place to visit. Food was fantastic, ambiance put tears into my fiancée's eyes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and great ambience
    Keifoo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is always excellent and service is unbeatable !!
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    mitch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is our GO TO local, always 5 star, we love this restaurant, with it's changing menu it keeps us coming back, for the favourites and new dishes. keep up the good work
    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
  • Le Papillon
    eveout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A most enjoyable evening, delicious food, perfect ambience and fabulous service. We will certainly return thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acoustics!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were sat fairly close to 2 parties. Dozens of enthusiastic gatherers was nice to see. However my wife and I could not conduct a reasonable conversation over the noise. Great spot. Not suitable for "date night".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice first impression
    Afficionado
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was our first visit to the restaurant. We found the ambience quite unique, and the location appealing. Service was very good, and the restaurant passed the test on two fronts personally: they offer fresh bread with dinner without being asked, and the washrooms are very clean. The menu was interesting, but seems to lack something. Still in all quite good. My only disappointment was that the portion size for the tourtiere was small and not meaty enough although tasty. The French onion soup is excellent. Overall I like the restaurant. Note: we didn't try the rooftop patio, which offers a different ambience altogether.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    it was an older person birthday occasion and was very much enjoyed food, wine and service by a very friendly waitress, low key attention which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a delicious lunch and were given a free wine for my sister's birthday which we really appreciated. The only drawback was the noise level - lots of big groups - and some children making noise but I know this is difficult to control. Overall great restaurant! Love the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Brunch
    GemSearcher
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and the location were excellent. The frites were the best I've ever had; I would go back just for them. I also want to return to try out the non-brunch menus - and I will.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious with excellent service
    Louie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We ha a delightful evening at Le Papillon. It started with wonderful service, attentive and friendly while also providing space. The setting is sophisticated and comfortable. The menu has wonderful variety to make everyone happy. Most importantly, the food was superb; truly delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We recommend this restaurant.
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been to Le Papillon 6 -7 times this year. One of the good things is parking, we don't have to struggle to find a spot nor do we feel compelled to take a taxi, although we did the last visit for unrelated reasons. The staff is friendly, very helpful, and the kitchen staff always speak to us when we pass, which is another plus. The food is very good and the tortiere is a favourite of ours. The deserts are excellent.We have eaten in French restaurants in Paris, Marseille, thoughout Provence, in Montreal, Quebec and New Brunswick and Le Papilion holds up very well in that company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - would recommend
    torontotrish
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We sat on the outdoor patio which was nice. We shared a Bleue salad which was good. We each had the creeps which we're fantastic. The overall ambience was good, as was the service. This was our first visit but not the last!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicky
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was very good. Not as many menu selections as the original restaurant on Church St. Ie. crepe selections. We were there for lunch last Wed. and we were the only ones there, as a result, had wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    loveFrenchfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My girlfriends and I came here for a nice dinner for a Bachelorette party. The waiter was very nice and even gave the bride a comped dessert. I would recommend Le Papillon on the Park to anyone looking for a nice meal for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic and peaceful
    AnnaBanana
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Beautiful setup of the restaurant. The outdoor patio is surrounded by trees on the second floor. The food is amazing! Much of their ingredients come from their own organic garden. Wonderful service and peaceful setting. They even light up candles at night. It is not recommended for young children.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dining experience!
    Beacher
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food and great service in a well managed restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Vegetarian
    jacksoleil
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I went there after looking at their menu online. We are both vegetarian so we appreciate the number of available choices on the menu. The waitress was very friendly -- she came around at least a dozen times to ensure that our cups are filled with water. The food was outstanding -- the best vegetarian food I've had in many years. Even the bread and butter was so good -- we had 3 rolls! Highly suggested for vegans and meat lovers alike!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    Dorsay
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The meals we had were excellent. Friendly and efficient service and good choice of meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok food
    shouldhavegonetofrontst
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Unfortunately the patio was closed and that was specifically what we went for. the food was okay, we had the beef tartar and salmon tartar, both of us thought it was not that great. I had the seafood in a tortilla shell, and it was soggy and not really that flavourful. My partner had lamb and I think she enjoyed it becuase the chef actually knows what RARE means. LE Palillion on Front Street (which is 5 minute walk from our place), was outstanding food, service and Ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends
    goodfriends
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner celebrating a friends birthday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. The waiter helping us was pleasant although did not check in with us too often and we needed to seek him out for additional drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciousdish
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've dined at Papillion a few times. The service is always friendly and the food is fresh, beautifully presented and flavourful. The Québécois inspired menu offers a unique selection - the crepes sweet and savoury are especially tasty. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and there is always wonderful artwork on display. My only criticism lies with the rooftop patio - it looks great in pictures -I believe they even grow some of their ingredients in planters up there, BUT it is always closed when I go there even when otherwise indicated on the website or when I've made a reservation specifically for the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Okiwan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Came here as a group of 8 with four children for brunch on a Sunday. It took over 45 minutes for even a single appetizer to arrive. The kids were of course starving forcing us to fill them with bread as we continued to wait. We were told a total of five times that they were sorry but they were very busy upstairs on the patio. This of course did nothing to appease us and only made us feel like second class citizens. With that kind of wait I think they could have done a lot more. When the food finally did come it was generally mediocre and disappointing. Foods was way over priced and either over seasoned or completely bland. I can't fault the waitress but the manager and the kitchen are way under par for a venue at this price point.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently very good
    beyondburgers
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We eat here fairly regularly and have never had a bad experience. My husband in particular likes the space - no tightly crowded tables. The staff are knowledgeable, and friendly. THe food consistently very good. Wine list is ok but suits our tastes just fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in town 5 times in arow
    Digzy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Perfect steak pepper... And French onion soup. Amazing service . .. Always do tasty... So glad this gem is just down the street from us
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Delicious, very quiet
    redrosesrsweet
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was great. Drinks were delicious and the brunch menu I love. I will be going back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love restaurant but food too salty
    Lona
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have been dining at Le Papillon on the Park for years since I live within walking distance. I love this restaurant for the ambience and the Quebec fare. The best food items are the steaks and the salads. On this visit, table for 4 on the patio, and 3 of us ordered fish / seafood dishes. All our food was extremely salty. We did not complain as we did not want to send anything back; it was late and we were hungry. The pate appetizers were delicious, but the brie dish was salty and did not taste good. The service was slow; we sat with our plates not cleared for a very long time and would have liked to order more drinks but the server was no where to be seen. Not sure if I want to continue my affair with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papillion on the park
    Picky
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The atmosphere is great ......the windows allow for a view off outdoors.....the menu offers a good variety of dishes..... the service and food are very good. All in all , a very satisfying dining experience !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Fabulous brunch! Looking forward to returning and sitting out on the patio
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much salt, portions too large.
    Busexec2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Music too loud and inappropriate for French Bistro ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love Coming Here!
    bluestar
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    After having all our senses lifted with great music, original artwork, delicious scents and tastes from the food, especially salads and lamb, garden like views out from the french doors, my friends and I leave saying we feel like we have been away on a holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and authentic
    YULYYZ1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great, bilingual, service. Unpretentious. Honest opinions on the best choices. Needs an update, because this wouldn't pass muster in Montreal anymore except for the tourist crowds. The quail needs some adventurous flavouring to it: this falls into the Toronto trap of using salt as seasoning. Look to Montreal, and what they are doing terroir-wise. It's capital to bring what is happening now in Montreal to this place. Otherwise you will lose the young crowd. Promote in the cultural milieux - because you seem to only have standbys of a bygone age still in attendance. Your menu needs to match that of Bouillon Bilk in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • treasuregirl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We decided to give the restaurant a try as our local favorite was closed that day. We were celebrating a family members birthday. The service was fabulous and the atmosphere on the patio was lovely. I expected a bit more from the food but it was still good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    Missk8
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant had a special "Father's Day Dinner" menu. Everything we had - french onion soup, seafood crepe, chicken roulade - were all delicious. We also each had a dessert which were equally spectacular. We sat on the patio and when the sun went behind the trees, we were given fleece blankets. How kind ! It's officially my father's new favourite restaurant and that is saying a lot. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Generally good although service become very slow near end of meal. Waitress was every attentive and apologized saying the kitchen was backed-up with orders. Nonetheless, we waited ages for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch place
    rarecat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were here for Fathers' Day brunch, slightly surprised there was no a la carte menu but the buffet turned out okay. Also surprised that the roast beef was all cut into strips and served on a pan but it tasted okay, as did the BBQ chicken. Nothing "gourmet" about this but good enough for brunch. Nice salads and a crepe station. Crepe was a little dry but with ample choice of filling, it was okay. Lots of dessert choices, including fruit. Chocolate cake was moist as was the Rhubarb pudding. Overall, we had a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I felt that there were too many options a the brunch making the choices confusing and having a left over feeling. Not big on salads bit the vegetable crudite was ok. Omlete station was good as well but the rest I did not enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasure
    chuckles
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was our first time at Papillon on the Park and it was most enjoyable. It had a relaxed, friendly atmospheres with great food! We will definitely choose to go again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.