Excellent food. Wine recommended
Excellent food. Wine recommended by the waiter was perfect. When traveling to Toronto would definetely visit again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go for the 3 course lunch!
3 course fixed price lunch is amazing and worth every penny. (Only available Monday-Friday but their weekend brunch is great too!). Steak frites and quiche are always delicious. This time we had the soup and beet salad with goat cheese and were very pleased. Lemon tart was amazing but we were less impressed by the bread pudding. Instead go for the creme brulee. We have had creme brulee here several times and it's always perfect.
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and very good service.
Great food and very good service. Continues to be a reliable favourite.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good experience in this
very good experience in this modern French restaurant.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it ....was great !!
Loved it ....was great !! heard great things about Celestin form friends and it lived up to it....
would highly recommend for special occasions ...as it is pricey...but worth it ..
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a such a great dinning
We had a such a great dinning experience at Celestin. We indicated upon reservation that we had two children under the age of two and they were very considerate to accommodate us and gave us a private dining area. The food was excellent and everything was made just right. Although they did not have a kids menu but the kitchen was able to make some kid's friendly food like fries or smaller portions of steak Frits. Service was great, very friendly staff.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service, nice ambiance
We went to Celestine to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday on April 20, 2013. We had a prix menu from Wagjag for $69 for a 3-course meal. The food and the service were absolutely fantastic. We both had the salmon tartar for appetizer. He had lamb and I had gnocci, my favourite pasta dish. It was really superb, and I have eaten home-made gnocci before. This was prepared on an exquisite butter sauce. Dessert was priceless, in my case a chocolate brownie topped with dulce de leche and white chocolate ice cream. We will definitely come back, maybe for the 3-course meal lunch for $19.50 - We also liked the atmosphere. Thank you James and the rest of the staff for making our dinner so perfect.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff were fabulous and
The staff were fabulous and the food delicious. The mushroom tart app was succulent. The fresh pasta was tender and flavourful. Portions were generous. Definitely a place to return to!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had lovely service along
We had lovely service along with terrific food. We can't wait to go back.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there with my husband and really enjoyed the food and friendly service .the only downside of sitting outside i would have to say was the noise of the cars passing by but generally the food was so good and the price of the lunch th.at i would definitely go back
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Anniversary Dinner!
We have driven by Celestin may times and decided to try it out for our anniversary dinner. I had mentioned that it was our anniversary at the time of booking only so they would put us at a private table. Not being familiar with the restaurant, we weren't sure of the layout. From the moment that we walked in the door, we were made to feel very welcome and that carried through the whole evening. The service was excellent, the food was excellent...we will definitely be back! My husband had the ravioli appetizer and the veal, I had the beet salad and the sea bass. We were both pleased with our choices. Glad to have such a great restaurant in the neighbourhood!
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mother's Day Brunch
I am a regular at Celestin, visiting the restaurant on many occasions for dinner and brunch. Recently I was there for Mother's day brunch. We were a party of three. In this occasion it was a bit noisier than usual (many small children) but as usual the food was excellent and service exceptional. Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgable as usual.
The only disappointment in this occasion was that they ran out of their "Le Panier" basket. The server offered Croissant instead but later we found they are out of it as well. We were offered bread instead which was piping out and delicious but came too late and along with our food and not ahead of it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, excellent,attentive
Wonderful food, excellent,attentive service and a pleasant room. A delightful experience.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck confit and steak were phenominal, the tuna tartar was superb, and the cheese plate was excellent!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for bru ch during Canada day weekend and had a great time. Service was a little slow especially considering it wasn't busy but they were nice anyway. The food is simple and well done, with prices being fair. Unfortunately the pastry basket was unavailable due to suppliers being closed which means food is not made in house. Regardless the Lardon salad, fruit crepe and croissant be edict are delicious
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, and great food. Second time here and both times the food was terrific. Great French flair. More people need to explore Mount Pleasant Rd.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Summerlicious - food was great. Service was excellent - very friendly and attentive. Particularly enjoyed their recommendation of the cheese plate before dessert (not part of the Summerlicious menu). Nice selection of cheeses from France.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duck into Celestine as an oasis in the heat.Cool grey and white tones greet and sooth the senses. Rich and flavourful food tickle the senses. Attentive service relaxes the senses. Sweet endings finish the meal with heightened senses. Breath and enjoy.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a girlfriend for brunch and the service was exceptional and food was delicious! Will definitely return!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Precious with excellent service
First off I can't say enough about the excellent service.
Attentive waiter that knew when to be present and when not to be.
Knowlegable about menu and wine options
Handeled a poorly prepared desert situation without a fuss
Menu was summer luscious not standard menu and may not be representative
Interesting combinations ... Ice cream with salad?
would go back to try main menu
Price is a bit steep but for special occasion ...
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here for summerlicious lunch. I had also wanted to order off the main menu but I was surprised to find out they only had the summerlicious menu available. There was a good range of options. The service was a bit slower and less attentive than I experienced before. Overall a good experience and I would return.
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best gnocchi I've ever
The best gnocchi I've ever had. The creme brulee was also excellent.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
top rate prix fixe lunch
Each dish was a gem. I had the pea flan flank steak and lemon cream puff. My friend had the grilled calamari fish and Sam dessert. We could have sat there and ate a whole second meal if she didn't have to go back to work :). For 20 bucks pp we will definitely go back. They accommodated my stroller no problem.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special place
My husband and I went for a lovely summer luncheon at Celestine..as they only serve their superb crème brûlée at lunch. We ordered the Prix Fixe menu and loved all of our choices. We look forward to returning.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant for a quiet night
Celestin offers delicious food in a quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city core. Great for small groups and outdoor dining.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for Birthday Brunch
The 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Menu has a great selection, food is excellent and service very attentive and helpful.Highly recommended.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
only brunch on the weekends ;-(
The wonderful lunch special is not available on weekends. Too bad. So we had to settle for the brunch menu and chose the frisée salad - excellent, followed by the daily choice of quiche, which was quite ordinary. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for leisurely lunch
This is a gem of a restaurant but be warned that the service can be slow. The food was fantastic but fortunately we were not in a rush, since the food took a while to come. This is not some where you want to go if you need to be in and out for your mid-day meal. However, since neither of us were working that day, we actually found the leisurely pace quite to our liking. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it is going to become one of our regular lunch venues... as long as we have the time.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food, superb wines and friendly service
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, but expensive
It's not always true that you get what you pay for when it comes to fine dining, but Celestin did not disappoint this past Saturday evening. Although pricey, we had a terrific experience. There were 4 of us and we took turns sampling each other's meals. Of particular note was the steak and scallop tartars. Not surprisingly, the escargot was perfectly cooked as was my munkfish. The portions were generous by French dining standards and the wine list offers the choices you should expect from a restaurant of this calibre.
Don't go to Celestine if you are rushed. Expect a slower pace from a kitchen that emphasises quality over speed.
I highly recomment Celstine for anyone looking for a special dining expereince.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celestin's served a fabulous
Celestin's served a fabulous brunch in an elegant ambience; my friend from New York city loved the food.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never knew it was there . . .
We've been walking by Celestin for years, coming and going from the movie theatres, but we won't walk by any more! We'll go in for brunch, for lunch, for dinner, for a coffee and pastry . . . A thoroughly delightful experience with helpful but not intrusive service and simple but delicious french fare.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly,but discrete service. Private corners for smaller tables. Good selection for the prix fixe menu. Great desserts!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
French inspired, local, very good food, friendly but efficient service, modern clean surroundings, good value. Three recent experiences - brunch twice and lunch once - all good.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM