Toronto / SW Ontario French Restaurants

Toronto / SW Ontario French Restaurants
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La Societe
French | Yorkville
235 reviews

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.

Scaramouche Restaurant
French | Midtown Toronto
132 reviews

Since its very first review in 1981, when Joanne Kates of The Globe & Mail raved both about the food and the unstinting attention to detail, Scaramouche has gone from strength to strength for over twenty years - no small feat in a world obsessed with trends and novelty. The food reflects chef Keith Froggett’s belief that less is more; that the finest ingredients classically combined result in a purity that transcends fads and fusion. The service is unobtrusive and faultless yet furnished simply, without pretense. The restaurant’s longevity is a testimonial to the pursuit of quality and the gracious welcome one receives at Scaramouche. Twice voted “Toronto’s Top Restaurant” by Gourmet magazine, Scaramouche remains the pre-eminent destination for fine food and excellent wines, the place to be as the sun sets and the lights of the city’s skyline begin to twinkle through the restaurant’s windows. Our goal is to ensure the most gracious of welcomes and quality throughout your visit.

Café Boulud
French | Yorkville
237 reviews

Located steps from Yorkville shopping, Café Boulud is open for breakfast and dinner seven nights a week and brunch on Sunday. Chef Daniel Boulud brings his renowned French cuisine to Toronto offering contemporary renditions of dishes inspired by the local market. A casual lunch is served at d|bar, also directed by Chef Boulud. d|bar is our lively bar and lounge, a perfect spot for cocktails both before or after dinner. To reserve, please go to Café Boulud’s private room is available for business or personal entertaining, and the entire restaurant is available for meetings and catering during lunch.

Contemporary French | Downtown/ Financial District
154 reviews

In a polished, comfortable, upscale space in Toronto's financial district, beerbistro does beer true justice. Aside from a carefully chosen selection of 120 ales and lagers, in the kitchen beer infuses, pitches, cures, marinates, poaches and stews in most of its imaginative fresh market cuisine. From mouthwatering sourdough pitched with Cantillon-a cherished belgian lambic, to pulled pork slowly smoked with coffee porter, to beer ice cream, beerbistro's menu is a veritable beer-kaleidoscopic wonderland. beerbistro delivers the great beer experience, celebrating it as an accompaniment to food, a versatile and flavorful ingredient and as a quenching refresher or soothing restorative. Don't know anything about beer? An incredibly hospitable and beer-savvy staff will convert even the toughest non-believers. Like beer? Hold on to the reins with both hands, as the leader of this industry's beer-cuisine genre, beerbistro is habit-forming. Come let us change the way you think beer.

Biff's Bistro
French | Downtown/ Financial District
278 reviews

Reminiscent of a 1930's Parisian Bistro, Biff's Bistro is a smart, upscale masterpiece by Toronto über-restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. The stylish lounge, featuring a stunning zinc-topped bar, represents pure vintage design, while handsome leather banquettes, warm wood paneling and grand mirrors create a rich, lively dining space. In this setting, Chef Amanda Ray presents an extensive menu of inspiring French bistro cuisine, with an impressive corresponding wine list. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from many downtown theatres, hotels and the Air Canada Centre.

Woods Restaurant & Bar
Canadian | Downtown/ Financial District
69 reviews

This special spot is a bucolic celebration of the best of Continental, French, Italian and — natch — Canadiana. As elegant as it is natural, Woods Restaurant serves up seasonal, sustainable local ingredients in a space that is as authentic rustic chic as the day is long. Service of Canadian- and Mediterrean-influenced dishes (like wild buttery Digby scallops with brown butter cauliflower and melt-in-your-mouth Ontario lamb burger) is languid and efficient here, under the wooden branch and raindrop chandeliers and inside the flood of natural light painting the handsome wood interior in front- and back-window strokes. And owner Bruce Woods has furnished the 80-seat St. Lawrence neighbourhood proceedings with a serious international wine and craft-brew list.

Edulis Restaurant
European | King West
114 reviews

An intimate neighborhood restaurant combining the tradition of a great bistro with phenomenal ingredients from the forests and fields of Ontario.

Auberge du Pommier
French | Midtown Toronto
357 reviews

An exquisite French restaurant constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1860's woodcutter's cottages. Cozy wood burning fireplaces in winter and lush garden terraces in summer. Inspired modern French cuisine, seasonal tasting menus lunch and dinner, and a 500 label wine selection has something for every palate. One of Toronto's Top 10 Restaurants. "The service at Auberge du Pommier is silken smooth and deliciously attentive; the ambiance is luxe; and the food is very good French technique using impeccable ingredients." Joanne Kates, The Globe and Mail.

Escabeche - The Prince of Wales Hotel
Canadian | Niagara-on-the-lake
25 reviews

Treat yourself to authentic Wine Country cuisine in the contemporary Mediterranean flair of Escabèche. Our 4-diamond designation & VQA Restaurant Award of Excellence are testimony to the high caliber of dining experience you can expect.

Savour each season as it is revealed in innovative menus created by Executive Chef Chris Smythe. He masterfully blends art & science to create dishes sure to stimulate & satisfy the most discerning palates.

Enhance your meal with a bottle of wine from our award winning list of over 400 vintages from Niagara & around the world. Be sure to visit our world class cellar with Sommelier Fred Gamula.

Whether you are here on business, a romantic getaway or family trip, we will cater to your every need. Unparalleled service, award-winning cuisine & elegant ambience make your dinner at Escabèche a truly extraordinary experience.

Call to enquire about Tea in our Drawing Room or a visit to our Churchill Lounge & Patio.

Contemporary French | Yorkville
230 reviews

Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little yellow house has "seen it all" from the early hippie movement of the 60"s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.

Le Papillon on the Park
Contemporary French | Riverdale / Leslieville
123 reviews

Experience the warm atmosphere and delectable cuisine reminiscent of old Montreal in our fireplace-lined main dining room and our tree-lined rooftop patio. A modernistic take on the original Le Papillon, this restaurant has kept all the award-winning favourites of the past four decades while infusing French-Canadian character to the menu and ambiance that you won't find anywhere else. Located in Leslieville and steps from the Beach. we're 5 minutes from downtown Toronto with plentiful access to parking. Prix fixe menus, private events - we have it all - and we look forward to having you over!

The Sultan's Tent
Moroccan | Downtown/ Financial District
33 reviews

Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, you dine on plush divans under lantern lit tent. Rich French - Moroccan food and belly dancing performances combine to make your next special event extra special.
The Sultan's Tent offers a variety of different seating opportunities throughout the week each with its own belly dance performance. While dining in The Sultan's Tent you choose from our fabulous four-course dinner menu that offers French-Moroccan influenced food to meet the most discerning palate.
For a more casual ala carte dining experience, join us in Café Moroc. Situated at the entrance to The Sultan's Tent, Café Moroc is reminiscent of 1930s Casablanca with its cream colours, dark wood accents and giant palms.
Groups of all sizes are welcome in both areas of our restaurant.

Wine Bar - Toronto
Tapas / Small Plates | Toronto Entertainment District
46 reviews

Welcome to the Wine Bar at 9 Church Street, a hotspot on the Toronto culinary scene!

Have a seat at our lively open kitchen and watch our chefs prepare your very own tasting menu. Or tuck into a cozy, intimate table for two. Choose from one of the finest wine lists in Canada - with many vintages exclusive to us and every bottle handpicked by our Sommelier.

But you haven’t taken in the full experience until you have watched your meal being prepared – right in front of you -- by leading Toronto Chef Bryan Burke.
You can expect Bryan to inform and entertain you while he expertly cooks your meal using the finest local and naturally-raised food produced by Ontario farmers and artisans. And while other restaurants give you one menu selection, dining at The Wine Bar means you are going to sample – and share -- several fabulous menu selections, prepared in the Tapas style and perfectly paired with a selection from one of the finest wine lists in Canada.

Charles Inn
Contemporary French | Niagara-on-the-lake
52 reviews

The Dining Room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling, dining at the Charles Inn Restaurant is always special. Our wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens as well as North America's oldest golf course. After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky. The dining room is open seven days a week.

Creme Brasserie
French | Yorkville
71 reviews

Creme Brasserie offering warm hospitality, no nonsense service, and exquisite cuisine.Tucked away in the Renaissance Courtyard, Creme Brasserie is an oasis of tranquility and serenity. A sophisticated, warm and cozy restaurant located in the heart of Toronto's historic Yorkville district. We are literally steps away from the Hazelton, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons and the Intercontinental Hotels, as well as the the exquisite shopping of the Bloor Street and the Avenue Road corridor.

French | Midtown Toronto
35 reviews

Owner Robert Prete formerly of Grazie Restaurant invites you to join him at Coquine Restaurant, a modern European bistro just three blocks south of Yonge and Eglinton. This neighbourhood spot offers feel good classics with a modern twist and friendly service in a beautiful Art Deco inspired setting. Winner of finest French Onion Soup three years in a row and voted best brasserie (Post City Mag, Dec 2008). Join us for cocktails and a bite in the bar room. Entrées start from $23-32. Open Mon. to Sun. for lunch and dinner, with brunch available on the weekends. Take out and catering are available. Remember to book your special function in our private “Jasmine” room (holds up to 36 guests). Come & enjoy the summer on one of our 2 patios! Live Jazz Sundays 7 - 9 p.m. Freshly shucked oysters on Monday evenings.

Moroco Chocolat
Contemporary French | Yorkville
31 reviews

Our full service licensed restaurant, inspired by European salons, beckons to be enjoyed for those wishing to be transported to a Parisian hideaway. The black floors give the place a rock'n'roll feel while the sparkling chandeliers mimic modern glam. The restaurant has a plethora of savory items designed to satiate everyone's palate, all day long. Champagne is the perfect drink to compliment the savory items, though the sipping chocolate is just as decadent.

Contemporary French | The Annex
92 reviews

Ici's open kitchen and eclectic decor create an inviting neighbourhood bistro experience. Our menu offers a unique reinterpretation of French cuisine we like to call, Cuisine Nouveau Classique. We are proud to bring to you a wine list offering over 30 wines by the glass as well as an extensive bottle list from producers who are considered among the best in Canada and France. Food, wine & happy people are the things we are most passionate about! ici is a welcoming 24 seat bistro with half of its seating arranged as comfortable, bar-style seating for 2. Due to our intimate size, our maximum party size is 4.

Batifole Restaurant
French | Riverdale / Leslieville
44 reviews

Batifole is an intimate small French restaurant that serves simple, comfortable cooking without pretense to the residents of Riverdale for almost 10 years. Now with a new owner. Our dinner menu is strait-forward evenly price at $10.00 and $22.00.

The service is professional and friendly. With an extensive French wine list, the list features only carefully selected wines, many of which are inexpensive. Our goal is to make you feel at home, help you unwind, relax and have a great time among friends.

Oddly located in the other Chinatown “East-End that is”, it caught the attention of Toronto’s food critics and received rave revues.

Le Paradis
French | The Annex
23 reviews

Le Paradis is a French brasserie-bistro that brings together patrons from the surrounding neighborhoods of the Annex, Yorkville, Summerhill, Rosedale and Forest Hill. The menu changes daily, yet typical dishes include duck and chicken liver pate, beetroot and goat cheese salad, rabbit braised with onions, garlic and peppers, roast chicken with tarragon and veal kidneys in a port wine sauce. All desserts are made fresh in-house daily, including a selection of fruit tarts, chocolate mousse, ice cream and sorbet. Chalk boards displaying the daily features, French poster art and a checker-tiled floor combine to create cozy, intimate French bistro feel. Le Paradis boasts a diverse wine list and a quaint patio, on tree-lined Bedford Road.

La Maquette
French | King East Toronto
32 reviews

Warm Elegance, in a historical designated building.
Dine in the glass enclosed atrium overlooking the Sculpture garden and waterfall while relaxing with soft guitar ballads sipping champagne!

Celebrate Your Birthday with us and your Meal is Free!

La Maquette features French Specialized cuisine utilizing mostly organic products, fresh herbs and natural reductions. Some hard to give up favorites include Duck Comfit, Foie Gras, Exquisite Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, crème Brulee and so much more.

La Maquette would be delighted to host your special event at any time!

French | Yorkville
17 reviews

d|bar is a lively bar and lounge run by Chef Daniel Boulud and his team in conjunction with Café Boulud. We serve lunch daily and feature a menu of refined yet approachable dishes from 11AM to midnight. d|bar takes reservations for lunch only; dinner reservations may be made for Café Boulud at We offer the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink, an elegant night cap or anything in between. Upstairs at Café Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud brings his renowned French cuisine to Toronto offering contemporary renditions of dishes inspired by the local market. Café Boulud’s private room is available for business or personal entertaining, and the entire restaurant is available for meetings and catering during lunch.

Contemporary French | Dundas
113 reviews

Chefs Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos opened Quatrefoil Restaurant in May, 2010. Since then, the restaurant has been named among the top 10 best new Canadian restaurants of 2010 by enRoute Magazine, and among the top 10 best new restaurants of 2011 in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine. Quatrefoil Restaurant is also featured as a prime dining destination in the 2011 edition of Where to Eat in Canada. Located in the quaint community of Dundas, Ontario, the restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in a charming heritage home turned modern eatery. Macfarlane and Mitropoulos, a husband-and-wife team, met in the kitchen of Toronto's Scaramouche Restaurant, before heading to Europe to seek out new food styles and experiences. Together, the pair has cooked in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, training under notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Gary Hollihead.

AG at The Sterling
Contemporary French | Niagara Falls
99 reviews

Located in the Sterling Inn & Spa in the heart of Niagara Falls AG Inspired Cuisine serves regionally and seasonally inspired cuisine. This acclaimed fine dining restaurant is the number one rated restaurant in Niagara Falls on

Chef Cory Linkson's menu utilizes the freshest local ingredients, and is constantly changing to offer the best of Niagara's Produce. To complement the regional menu, the wine list at AG is 100% VQA and represents the best wineries of the region.

The intimate dining room at AG is best described as chic and romantic, and is the ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic dining experience. The unique atmosphere at AG is posh and refined, while still being the perfect place for a casual gathering of friends for dinner or drinks.

A five course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing is available nightly. The chef's table seats up to 12 and may be reserved for special events and larger groups.

Contemporary French | Midtown Toronto
29 reviews

Chef owner Ivan Tarazona is avid for modern French cuisine, with a selection of menus for any occasion from 5 or 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing or customized Prix Fixe menus.
Celestin accommodates small and large group events such as wedding receptions, business meetings, presentations, birthdays and much more. An intimate private room enclosed with French glass doors seating 12 guests creates a cozy ambience, our semi-private dining room is ideal for groups of 15 to 30 guests or the entire restaurant can be yours without additional costs.
A selection of signature cocktails and a vast French wine list will complete your meal to create a delightful experience.

Portuguese | Little Portugal / Dundas West
13 reviews

Quinta restaurant blends old world Portuguese and French dishes with modern techniques and local and seasonal ingredients to give you a unique dining experience. Located in up and coming dundas west, Quinta offers a selection of local and old world wines, a variety of ports, and unique cocktails to please even the most serious pallet. Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner, with daily features and to compliment our regular seasonal menu.

La Croisee
French | Leaside
44 reviews

Authentic French Cuisine in Toronto

Chef Adrien Bailleux from Dijon Burgundy, after years of experiences in Michelin starred restaurants, brings you the traditional and authentic tastes of France. Keeping with tradition, the menu changes throughout the seasons highlighting the best ingredients that the season has to offer.

As the founder of French gastronomy Auguste Escoffier once said "Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness”. From our family to yours we wish you an enjoyable and memorable time at La Croisée!

French | Toronto Entertainment District
43 reviews

The Best of France under one roof! Situated above Le Saint Tropez, Marcel's serves award winning French cuisine since 1984. Specialties include grilled venison with lingon berry jus; roasted rack of lamb with rosemary-juniper reduction; fennel seared Atlantic salmon filet with passion fruit beurre-blanc and daily specials. Classic French desserts include crème brulée and profiterole au chocolat. The space is bright, airy, with large mirrors listing daily specials and soft classical music wafts overhead. Perfect setting for business lunches and romantic dinners. Unpretentious, professional and impeccable service. Exclusive selection of fine wines, many by the glass.

The Norsemen Restaurant
Contemporary American | Huntsville (Ontario)
4 reviews

Treat yourself to mouth watering game, seafood, steak and prime rib in our historic lodge with stone fireplaces, wood beamed ceilings and "Old Muskoka" charm. The Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times. Get off the beaten path, enjoy the lakeside view, and savour the superb cuisine.

Whether nibbling in the dining room or on the lakeside screened-in porch, delight in a diverse menu beginning with appetizers like Duck Confit Poutine in a brandy peppercorn gravy, Nawlin’s Crab Cakes in a Creole Remoulade, or Smoked Boar Stuffed Mushroom Caps. Unwind with delicate Ontario Trout pan seared with butter and lemon, savoury Venison tenderloin, or slow roasted Alberta Prime Rib. Stretch the languorous evening further with dreamy decadent desserts like S'Mores Mousse Cake or Green Tea Poached Pear.

On Mondays enjoy the casual Norsemen Bistro. Relish our chef's inspired take on fresh gourmet pizzas, house smoked ribs, pastas and fantastic fish tacos.

Jonathans of Oakville
International | Oakville (Ontario)
22 reviews

Voted 'Oakville's Best Restaurant' for 14 years in a row, you owe it to yourself to visit this Canadian legend. Be it the Intimate Fireside Tables, the Casual 'J' Bistro, the Private Dining Rooms, or the Award Winning Wine Cellar, Jonathans offers the setting for any occasion. Visit

The Only on King
French | London (Ontario)
49 reviews

The Only On King opened its doors in the heart of historic downtown London, a stone’s throw from Budweiser Gardens and the Covent Garden Market where the casual dining restaurant sources most of its fresh ingredients.

Chef Paul Harding is serving sophisticated but approachable French and Italian cuisine.

The menu, which also features ingredients purchased from local southwestern Ontario farmers, boasts several dishes that are priced $29 or less.

Located in a historic building and former dairy on King Street, the restaurant is a relaxing, warm and inviting space to enjoy an inspired meal and the company of family and friends.

The intimate dining room, which features photographs of historic London, is a true gem for the city’s restaurant-goers.

Atelier Bistro & Lounge
Italian | Leslieville
2 reviews

Our Menu is inspired by Italian and French cuisine, from slow cooking to a quick sizzle. With many chefs specials and options to choose from including our rainbow trout with raspberry drizzle, our Eggs Florentine for Brunch or Seasoned Beef Tenderloin to perfection. Come in, settle in to a warm environment, order your favourite glass of wine and enjoy our signature Smoked Samon Pesto along with our daily fresh baked focaccia bread.

Our Crepe
Creperie | Mississauga
2 reviews

A distant relative of a chain of Polish creperies, Our Crepe"s chefs plate more than 50 kinds of sweet and savory creations made with the traditional European-style pancakes. Lined with savory ingredients such as vegetables, meats, and cheeses, crepes are folded into little pockets for quick and easy consumption. Be sure to save room for one of the shop's sweet dessert crepes, topped or filled with nutella, strawberries, coconut, walnuts, chocolate, and other treats.

Le Maitre D
French | Barrie
2 reviews

Le Maitre D is a personal, neighborhood style restaurant situated in the town of Penetanguishene, a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of beautiful Georgian Bay. The 45 seat restaurant serves dinner Tuesday to Sunday from May 1st to October 31st and Thursday to Sunday from Nov 1st to April 30th, as well as Sunday brunch all year round. The menu selection consists of regional cuisines of France and Canada. It features traditional French-Canadian recipes with a Metis influence - two cultures that are part of the fibre of Huronia.The menu includes a wide range of items to suit all tastes. We truly believe in the quality of each dish. From preparing all of our sauces, dressings and dips in house, to preparing each dish as it is ordered, the result are absolutely delicious homemade dishes. We invite everyone to savour gourmet cuisine that features local products and heritage. Come experience our hospitality, enjoy the sounds of French music and the talent of local artists.

Breakwater Restaurant - Waterside Inn
Contemporary French / American | Mississauga
16 reviews

Breakwater Restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Nestled between the shores of Lake Ontario and the banks of the Credit River it is Mississauga's only Four Diamond awarded restaurant. Just a short drive or GO-Train ride from downtown Toronto, Breakwater Restaurant offers superb cuisine and is complemented by a Wine Spectator recognized wine list.

CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award | Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence | VQA Award Of Excellence | Where To Eat Canada

Contemporary French | King West
19 reviews

We are Cabal, a clique of creative thinkers who conspire against the mainstream in pursuit of their vision. Our vision is to bring together creative minds who appreciate good things, be it food, drinks, music, or art.
Join Cabal for an alluring, social experience.

Paris Crepes Cafe
French | Niagara Falls
50 reviews

Paris Crêpes Café is the creation of French Chef Thierry Clement who has been established in the Niagara area since 2004.
Located on the newly revived Queen Street in Niagara Falls the restaurant offers the unique decor and atmosphere of a Parisian bistro with warm red and yellow colours mixed with dark wood.
Whether for a hearty meal between friends, a romantic dinner or an enjoyable family gathering, Paris Crêpes Café is the place for you.
The dual menu "Crêperie" and "Bistro" offers a wide variety of delicately prepared traditional French dishes along with a carefully selected wine list.
Try one of our signature dishes such as the "Bœuf Bourguignon", "Moules Marinières", "Soupe à l"oignon", "Escargots a la Bourguignonne" or any of our traditionally prepared savoury and sweet crêpes.
Complete the experience with a stop at our Boutique for genuine French products and fresh baguette.
We don't accept AMEX sorry for the inconvenience.

Bistro 515
Global, International | Ancaster
4 reviews

The fresh and flavourful goodness of local produce sets the stage for innovative and tantalizing cuisine at Brantford's newest dining establishment, Bistro 515. We promote fresh, local cuisine. We source produce from local markets and local suppliers. We feature local wines, Strewn Winery.

Bistro 515 presents guests with an inviting, intimate dining experience in a newly refurbished bistro that sports an eye-catching décor and elegant finishes. The setting, the service and the cuisine of Bistro 515 are the perfect ingredients for relaxing date nights, or laid back get-togethers with friends.

The setting is quiet and intimate. People come here for a quiet date night, for that level of service that goes a notch above.

Left Bank Bistro
French | Midtown Toronto
27 reviews

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.