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Left Bank Bistro
Left Bank Bistro

Left Bank Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://leftbankbistro.ca
  • Email: leftbistro@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (647) 349-5700
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Dinner:Monday - Thursday, & Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Masayuki Tamaru
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-Private dining for groups of up to 24 and facilities to accommodate up to 60 for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Ricky (647) 349-5700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue Rd. & Wilson Ave.
  • Public Transit: T.T.C. bus stops located just north of the restaurant at Avenue Rd. & Dunblaine Av. York Mills subway station is located minutes away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Green P parking on both sides of Avenue Rd.
A word from Left Bank Bistro
Left Bank Bistro is located in uptown Toronto. This bistro’s philosophy is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, where friends & family can enjoy the comfort of professional service within a charming and cozy dining room. Our menu interpretation is French inspired. While using local ingredients, organic produce and meats, fish from sustainable fisheries, we have been able to embody some classic French dishes while infusing other techniques to broaden our bistro menu selection. The wine list will satisfy any connoisseur with selections and varietals found world wide. Our commitment & passion fused with great food and warm service will create a memorable dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been there several times so we expect it to be a great experience and we are never disappointed. We will continue to go there."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Spent a few hours of wonderful treat at this restaurant. As a home chef myself, I enjoyed every bit of the fresh ingredients and well plated dishes. Everything was well done! Highly recommend my friends to try and I will surely go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was so empty we walked in at a reasonable hour and they turned us away. Didn't even have the chance to try their food"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was good but there was a very funky smell in the restaurant. It smelled like they were using pot pourri to cover the smell of sewer."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The menu is not extensive but varied enough to suit most palates. Good choice of salads and appetizers. Food was very good and cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and the ambience was great. Will definitely be back. Great local restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for valentine's day. There was a $60 prix fix. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the food itself was edible but the portions were very small and despite quality ingredients, the flavour just wasn't there. The servers were very friendly but were wearing jeans and casual shirts and the atmosphere was kitschy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When we arrived at 6PM, the restaurant was empty except for one table, but pretty soon it got filled. The service was very good, the food was amazing, presentation was very good. It was quiet enough for us to have a conversation & hear each other. The beufe Bourgignon was excellent as was the steak fritte. We all agreed that we would go back again."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We found the menu a little limited but were able to order good meals...all of us were satisfied with our choices. However, for a Friday night at 8pm, the place felt abandoned. There were about 2 or 3 other tables and one of them was engaged in an uncomfortable and loud-ish difference of opinion. By 9:30 it was only us (there were 3 of us) and at 10 they told us they were locking the doors soon. So, no...not great ambience. Additionally, the place felt a little stark for what I think of as fine French. No real decor."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Once again the food and the service make this place shine."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Wonderful evening and great spot to celebrate and catch up with a close friend. Resataurant was quiet on a Tuesday evening but waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and courteous. We didn't order it but at the end of the meal, he surprised us with a slice of birthday cake with a candle, for my friend. Excellent evening all around. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "What a surprise! I had an amazing experience with this Bistro. Small and cozy. Love the traditional French dishes and yet with a choice of Chef's special. We both tried their soups special: Cream of Mushroom and Lobster bisque. Both got a 10 from us. Lovely evening. Satisfying and yet affordable. Great job! Well done!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service and easy to walk to! I enjoyed the mushroom soup and the Steak Frites and my wife enjoyed the French onion soup and Snapper."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were at the Left Bank Bistro shortly after the ice storm, and things were very quiet - nice for us, but they deserve more business than they had that night. The menu is impressive: an appropriately limit range, so they're not trying to do things they're not good at, and you know things are fresh. From what we saw, the service would be good even with a crowd. We will certainly go again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Wonderful, warm service. We had the classics there - french onion soup and steak frites, and they did not disappoint. Other dishes could use a bit more work (the duck confit fettucini). Stick with the classics and you'll want to come back!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Our first visit was very enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food and remarked on the excellent service."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "For our first time there, we enjoyed our lunch. The daily omelette was fresh and very tasty-arugula and mushrooms with salad. The waiter was most accommodating and very friendly. He made us feel very welcome. The menu for lunch was varied from crepes-both savoury and sweet to a burger. Of course there was quiche as well. I hope the restaurant catches on in the neighbourhood as it is a gem. Great place to have a bite and actually talk with friends over good food."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a fantastic dinner the other night. Food was very, very good, service was outstanding and value for money was high. We will be coming back soon."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The Left Bank Bistro is a fabulous choice if you enjoy refined French food prepared with love and served with humour and style. The owner is originally from Montreal and really knows what great and authentic French onion soup is as well and moules in garlic sauce and superb gallic dishes. The ambiance is chic but not over-the -top and the noise level is unobtrusive. Delightful! Birdie"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The food was not bad but not outstanding. The service was friendly but a bit slow. Good desserts."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food and service were very good. Arugula salad was very tasty. Will return."
    Dined on 8/12/2013