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About Auberge du Pommier
The original jewel in the Oliver & Bonacini crown and a North Toronto icon, Auberge du Pommier has been serving guests since 1987. Constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1860’s woodcutters’ cottages, Auberge du Pommier combines country charm with contemporary sophistication and style. Featuring wood burning fireplaces in winter and lush, floral terraces in summer, it is a welcoming, refined retreat from the city.
Led by Executive Chef John Horne and Chef de Cuisine Malcolm Campbell, Auberge du Pommier is defining contemporary French cooking in Canada. The cuisine honours both the refined techniques and rustic styles of classic French fare, with an innovative North American accent.
Auberge du Pommier is routinely ranked among Joanne Kates’ Top 100 Restaurants, and was awarded a five-star rating by Toronto Life magazine in 2016.
Toronto, ON M2P 2C6
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Yonge St. & York Mills
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Underground parking is available in the Yonge Corporate Centre parking facility and is complimentary to dinner guests after 5:30pm. Please take a ticket to the restaurant where we will gladly validate.
*Please note, we are unable to validate any above ground paid parking.
York Mills Subway Station is located one block south of the restaurant on Yonge Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Auberge du Pommier offers two exclusive private dining rooms for corporate and social events. The restaurant is also available for full buy-outs Saturday lunch and Sunday lunch and dinner, accommodating up to 145 guests. In season enjoy a lush garden terrace for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering: (888) 338-8707
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Auberge du Pommier Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is one of the best. Service is excellent and attention to detail is above average. Never are plates removed without the entire party being finished. You are never rushed and courses are spaced out perfectly. There is a reason why this place has been around for 30 years. They know what they are doing. They also can accommodate for allergies at a moments notice and substitute without issue. Have been there multiple times and service is always consistent. As will all O & B venues you get what you pay for and this place is worth the extra $$.
Our experiences at the Auberge have varied from outstanding to mediocre and this most recent visit fell somewhere in the middle.
We were greeted warmly and shown to our table by attentive staff. For this pre-Christmas Brunch we both ordered French Onion Soup, one of us ordered Cornish Hen, while the other opted for Steelhead Trout. For desserts one of us chose the Cheese Plate and the other ordered the Pear Bavarois.
The soup is served en croute, so you need to break in through the little puff-pastry cap. Once inside you are treated to a rich, aromatic broth with an intense depth of flavour. Full marks to the kitchen for this delicious starter.
The mains were not so enjoyable for several reasons. The Cornish Hen was also served en croute, and our waiter did not mention this at the time we ordered. This of course meant that both courses included a great deal of crust, and we would have appreciated a 'heads-up' from our waiter BEFORE we ordered it.
The Steelhead Trout was cooked perfectly, served on a round of polenta that had a detectable flavour of Mace, but the dish fell down because the sauce used to cover the fish was EXTREMELY salty. We finished it (not wanting to waste food), and we did tell our waiter, but other diners (and the kitchen) should be aware of this. N.B. the sauce that accompanied the Cornish Hen was similarly over-salted. GO EASY ON THE SODIUM CHLORIDE!
The Cheese plate was a typical trio of soft-hard-bleu cheeses, and 2 tasty walnut scones. The Pear Bavarois was so-so, the cream filling was tasty, but the slices of raw pear garnish were hard and flavourless.
We were NOT asked if we wanted to finish with tea or coffee, which we really needed after the salty main courses.
The food was good but not out of the ordinary and the portions were very small, yet the price was very high in comparison. Also, with several different waiters attending our table, it made it difficult to establish a relation with any of them as it all seemed very hurried. We dined there on a weekend and the place was packed; perhaps a better experience would be had during less busy weekday evenings.
The four of us enjoyed our meal immensely ... the food was first class, the service superb.
When the food is presented, the initial thought was small portions, artfully presented. Eating (consuming? devouring? digging in?) unveiled a wonderful medley of taste and texture; extremely pleasing. At the end of the meals (salad, entrée and dessert), we were all comfortably (not overly) full and very pleased. The service was attentive but not intrusive - perfect!
Once again (not our first visit), first class!
For the past 30 years this has been our favourite Toronto restaurant, for both lunch and dinner. Consistently fabulous food and exceptional service within a lovely, quiet ambience. Never disappoints. Always enjoy their great soups, frites, cheese course, and depth of wine list, although for lunch this week we took our own special bottle of wine. Our server Krista looked after us exceedingly well. Will return soon.
Incredible plating and attention to every detail. The food is beyond expectation. I knew it would be very good, but it really was exceptional. I loved the ambiance here, too, so not stuffy -- fine dining with a laid-back feel to it, comfy chairs and a warm, outstanding staff. Well done!
This restaurant is phenomenal.
It is not cheap; however in terms of value you definitely get your money's worth.
If you've ever paid a premium to travel first class, stay in a 5 star hotel or to eat an unforgettable meal, then you'll it's worth doing so every now & then.
The food and service are in a class of their own.
Do yourself a favor and order the foie gras & creme brulee; you will not regret it.
Positives - Vension, Lamb, cooked perfectly. Deserts were beautiful.
Negatives - Cocktails very mediocre, Appetizers oddly over spiced, esp. scallops.
Decor was only so so. French restaurant, had a very grecian / roman feel. I was expecting slightly more cozy / cottage farm house feel. Seats were good, very bright restaurant, good for people watching, not very romantic.
Cost - Roughly appropriate for fine dining establishment.
Service - Was excellent.
Auberge du Pommier had decent food but nothing was spectacular for the price point. I am glad that we tried it and it was a nice atmosphere something more upscale in Toronto but I wouldn't necessarily return as there are other restaurants in downtown Toronto that I think have better food and are much more accessible.
We were a group of 7, who give this restaurant 7 thumbs down. It was a gong show, from inattentive service to food that had to be sent back and reheated, to treating the vegan and vegetarian in the group as after-thoughts in terms of flavour and satiating food. We spend over $800, and left bummed out.
My favorite restaurant in Toronto. When it comes to special occasions, it is always my first thought. The food and wine were very good, the service was attentive without being intrusive, and the overall atmosphere was lovely. I am definitely will be going again.
You can't beat the ambience and the interior space of the restaurant. Best in Toronto. Without that, I don't think the restaurant would be nearly as popular. The food is for the most part lacking in taste whenever I've been there in the past couple of years. Presentation is OK but the actual dishes are not as good as they should be for the price. The only thing among appetizers and mains that anyone of our group of four thought was great was the Trout. Even the side order of vegetables was a sad affair. On the brighter side, the opera cake was absolutely delicious. Congrats to the pastry chef. Sorry to sound so critical but its sincere and I've heard the same thing from other friends. Nevertheless, the surroundings can't be beat and I would still go to Auberge for a romantic evening, the wine list and the unbeatable ambience. BTW, lunch always seems to be better than dinner.
There were crumbs on my seat. Service was bad. A waitress dropped a wine cork onto me from the counter next to our table and didn't apologise. Food was just ok. Very tough duck. You can easily get better French food in any road side bistro in France and it'll be way cheaper than that.
We went to Auberge du Pommier to celebrate a birthday. We've been to the restaurant many times before so we knew the quality of food and service would be excellent. As always, you can order anything from the menu and know it will be delicious. We were not disappointed. The food and service were top quality.
Have never been disappointed with the food and ambiance and was impressed as ever on our most recent visit. The cuisine and presentation really is top-notch. However we did prefer when the service was provided by one waiter (with perhaps a different one bringing the bread/water) and a sommelier rather than many different servers -- we counted five. It kind of lessens your connection to the meal in our opinion.
I don't generally go in for high-end places, due to the high-end prices. The atmosphere is what I would call Vintage Classy. It's elegant and yet subtle. The menu is limited, but they do each item very well. You could spend a lot and not be satiated, but overall it's a great place for special occasions. Those that appreciate the level of service will be pleased.
I have been going to Auberge for 18 years. It is usually very good French dare. This evenings dinner was awful. Over cooked scallops, butter poached halibut was cooked to perfection but was paired with a spaetzle that tastes like alphagetti. Neither of us finished and the waiter looked at the plates and did not ask why the meal was left on the plate. Unacceptable at $40-50 per entree.
First time dining here for lunch. We were on a tight schedule and our waiter Chad was excellent in getting the food out to us with impeccable timing. Mimosas weren't on the menu either but they accommodated our request anyway! Very delicious food and the venue itself is stunning. Would love to come back for dinner next time around!
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