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Celestin

3.8
516 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French
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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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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
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Phone number
(416) 544-9035
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Cross street: East corner of Manor Rd and Mt. Pleasant Rd.
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3.8
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3.9
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Picky (Toronto)
2.0
Dined on June 7, 2014

A big disappointment. Slow service and uninspiring food.
Very surprised after Toronto Life reviews which said the opposite.
Would not return.

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Foodie1 (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2014

Celestin has never disappointed me in the 12+ years I have been dining at this restaurant. The food is locally grown, simple but ever so tasteful.

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vipfridaydiner (Toronto)
4.0
Dined on May 18, 2014

good decor. good service. very comfortable experience. not noisy. nice and relax. good food.

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vipFoodaddict777 (Toronto)
3.0
Dined on May 17, 2014

good food and service. service is good and special recommendation is excellent. Dessert selection is limited but delicious.

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Florinmcx (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2014

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!

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waitedtoolong (Toronto)
2.0
Dined on May 10, 2014

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.

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vipVRfoodie (Toronto)
2.0
Dined on May 3, 2014

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.

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Lvillemama (Toronto)
1.0
Dined on May 3, 2014

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!

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neighborhood 
4.0
Dined on May 2, 2014

Celestin's is a gem with excellent wait staff and great food.

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Anon (Toronto)
3.0
Dined on May 1, 2014

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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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
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Cross street
East corner of Manor Rd and Mt. Pleasant Rd.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(416) 544-9035
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Catering
From canapés to sit-down dinners or buffets for groups of 12 to 700; in private homes, banquet halls or any off-site premises.
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Parking details
There is an underground 'Green P' parking lot right across the street from the restaurant at 650 Mount Pleasant Road.
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Public transit
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
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Executive chef
Ivan Tarazona
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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.
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Private party contact
Hellen Leon: (416) 544-9035
Additional
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
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Special events & promotions
Bridal showers, birthdays, wedding receptions, business meeting, presentations (screen and projectors provided by us)