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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.
Toronto, ON M4S 2M9
Contemporary French, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed: Sunday night & Monday, will open for private events only
East corner of Manor Rd and Mt. Pleasant Rd.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From canapés to sit-down dinners or buffets for groups of 12 to 700; in private homes, banquet halls or any off-site premises.
There is an underground 'Green P' parking lot right across the street from the restaurant at 650 Mount Pleasant Road.
Eglinton Station - Take any eastbound bus to Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue intersection. Walk South 2 lights. We are located on the north east corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Manor Road
Private Party Facilities:
Celestin is located in a former bank built in the 1920's.The décor is elegant and comfortable with French doors lining one wall, allowing natural light to pour in during the day from the lovely patio. Whether it is a small or large event, Celestin is happy to accommodate your party's requirements.
Private Party Contact:
Hellen Leon: (416) 544-9035
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bridal showers, birthdays, wedding receptions, business meeting, presentations (screen and projectors provided by us)
Celestin Ratings and Reviews
Had a work lunch with my coworkers there, and it was a pleasant surprise from the start. Sparkling clean place, elegant and chic, this French "infused" place is indeed a real gem in the neighbourhood. The pleasant staff, the tasty, rich food will definitely help creating an experience to remember. Will try the dinner menu experience for sure!
The menu is quite limited and we were informed when we got there that 2 items were not available. I asked if I could have one of the side dishes as a main course and was told No. After ordering we waited 40 minutes for my husband's appetizer ( I didn't order one) and then another 20 minutes for our entrees. At no time did the waiter offer to check on our orders for us, and only did so at my request. I noted that diner who had arrived after us were being served while we sat waiting. Waiting an hour for food when the restaurant is not overly busy is unconscionable. I will not go back to this restaurant again. This was a dinner to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary.
Even though the restaurant was not full it took us almost 2 hours to get our food. They seemed very disorganized. They had run out of basic menu items, such as the fois-gras, sparkling water, many of the wines... The food was good, but I don't think I would go back there because of the service.
We planned a special dinner for my mom's birthday.
The issues immediately. They ran out of lamb by 7pm. My husband & mom had beet salad & steak frites, which they enjoyed. My dad & I ordered scallop chowder with corn bread. It took 45 mins for starters to arrive, our soup had no corn bread, scallops were dry & rubbery. Waiter did try to make amends, by bringing a sm. portion of corn bread.
An hour later we were finally served our mains. My dad & I had Cornish hen, served with 5 peas, 1 hard Brussel sprout & no potatoes as indicated. Waiter made an attempt to right things by bringing a spicy potato that had no relevance to the dish. Needless to say the night was fine but tarnished. I will not dine there again, or recommend it to anyone!
I've been wanting to try this resto, but it doesn't have high chairs. We came for a weekday lunch, w/o baby, and had high hopes. It was a Prix Fix. Food was only ok, not enough depth of flavours considering we're talking French food! Service was also only ok - there were only 3 tables of guests there but he ignored us a lot. Also gave only ok service to us (a couple, had a glass of wine each), but amazing service to next table (3 ladies, started with a bottle of wine). Maybe the diff was the drinking. He was attentive, explained the menu, included commentary on food choices, joked, etc. with the other table, but just sufficiently polite with us. Anyway, food was only so-so and each course took a long time. The best thing was crème brulee.
Very pleasant server. Appetizers and entrees (steak and chicken) were very tasty, although chicken was slightly overcooked. Molten chocalate dessert was exceptional.
We had the special menu for those with Travelzoo vouchers, so we're unable to see what else was available. We will likely return.
Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were seated in the front room with two other tables. Our only quibble was the noise level. No one was speaking loudly but the acoustics are such that we had a difficult time hearing each other across the table. We have sat in the larger room on other occasions and think the acoustics are better there.
The food was great as always. The stuffed hen was tender and delicious. The strip loins were very good but did have a fair amount of fat attached. And the pasta is always tender and flavourful.
Overall, we had a really enjoyable evening.
Not surprisingly, Celestin was completely booked for Valentine's Day. Good thing I made a reservation. Celestin is perfect for a romantic date. My beef tenderloin was grilled to perfection and the sweetbreads were cooked properly. The mini garlic ravioli was very unique since I haven't had a ravioli with this type of filling before. The sauce bordelaise brought it altogether. My girlfriend's braised leg of lamb fell right off the bone and the squid ink orzo went very well with the whole dish. Of course there were some service delays in between the courses since they were completely full. I will definitely come back here on another special occasion!
Wow we had the best meal I have had in a while
Service was professional and friendly staff were familiar with the flavours in the food, how they were prepared and very happy to share these. The salmon tartare was ex cuisine, the boeuf bourguinon the best I have ever had and cooked in large pieces of veal cheek, the lime tart was creamy and just a bit sharp, a fitting end to a meal.
Through out presentation was spectacular. Coffee to finish, good and rich
I will be back!
Unfortunately we had a terrible dining experience here. we had 6 people, the food was below average (oysters were overly dressed, steak frites were bad, fish soup was bad,, the wine was really bad (ordered at 70 dollar burgundy that must have been skunked and while our server was nice, she disappeared for 20 mins at a time at the most in-oprtune times.
think the restaurant was off its game...
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.
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.
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.
Well you can certainly tell that Pascal Ribreau is long gone from Celestin. I went there a few days ago with my wife on a Thursday night. It was pretty quite with only two or three other tables occupied. The food was all good. My wife and I shared a Scallop Tartare, and for mains I had Mushroom Papardelle, and she had Roast Monkfish with Paella style barley. Everything was good but it was not what I'd expect from a place like Celestin. Nothing really popped.
Where it really fell apart for me was the service side. The waitress, hostess, and bus staff all lacked the knowledge and confidence to deliver a good experience. None of them were rude or inconsiderate but again in a place like Celestin I expect much more polish on the service side.
We've been to Celestin before, albeit several years ago. We were very disappointed. The food was okay, but fell far short considering the prices. It was an uninspiring menu with very few choices. The service was dismal. Our waitress admitted it was her second day, but that does not excuse the poor service. It was not busy at all and the pacing of the food was awful. We waited a long time for bread to arrive, then appetizers came immediately after that and entrees arrived almost as soon as the appetizers were cleared. Coffee came well ahead of dessert, and then we had to ask for and then wait for, the bill.
Overall, a disappointing experience.
Not the food we remember under Pascal Ribreau, alas. And so, we will not return. Very few patrons on that long weekend Saturday evening and we chose a table as far from the central area as we could so we had an opportunity to catch up with the friends we had invited to join us. That part: ambience, service, were fine. Just not the food, which was not bad, and the menu read well; just not worth returning for.
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