La Societe

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French
Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Brent Maxwell's newly reimagined menu. Indulge in a fresher, lighter approach to classic dishes while enjoying an inspired and dynamic French bistro in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, Zach was amazing. The food was delicious my brother and I had a really good time.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a late brunch at the restaurant, and the food was great as per usual. It was 8 of us plus two babies, and we were seated just off the main hall with a bit more privacy. The service could have been a bit more responsive in the beginning-we were looking for our server a few times for pre-order drinks and appetizers. They were much better when the food started arriving however, and as expected. Overall, a great meal experience.

DB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was mostly very good. Classic French bistro fare (moules frites, escargots, tartare, etc.). Service also was strong. Not too much, not too little. Very good.

What turned me off was the differential dress for the male and female servers. Men were in white or black shirts, with black pants. Women were in some sort of teeny weeny shorts (VERY close to bottom revealing) with a teeny weeny spaghetti strap tank top. Now, when its 34 degrees outside, I'm sure the male servers were envious. But on a cool September evening, it just seemed, well, offensive. (Remember the Bier Markt scandal?). I am hopeful that the female servers have options about their dress but, regardless, from the perspective of a customer, I was put off and vowed not to return for this reason alone.

CL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner on Saturday Night at La Societe
Brendon from France was wonderful
And made sure our family was very hapoy with our dinner All was delicious and we returning this week for a friends birthday
merci

RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price, the food should be better. Chefs should know how to cook lamb medium rare. Steak was tough and too thick for steak frites.

CP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! It was a perfect choice as we could chat without blasting music. Hope to bring out of town friends for lunch in a couple of weeks.

HG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Food was delicious.

S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Very poor quality food for the price. The environment is nice but expect to be presented with hot plates that are cold.

P
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for brunch, great menu, greta place and great service A+

RM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch to see if we would enjoy dining here. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal and so did I. The idea is to return for dinner on her birthday. My wife is from Quebec and I have dual citizenship being also French. So I know the cuisine and am quite particular. I rarely give anybody a 5 star rating but I can't think of anything that was below my expectations.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great suggestions and food. Service was prompt and friendly.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food I'd only and overpriced. Better French restaurants for less near by. Would not go again

p
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly, helpful waiter. I had salmon here about three weeks ago and it was outstanding. I ordered it again but it was very rare, so I asked to have it cooked a little more. When it came back, it was a little better but the temperature was barely lukewarm. I didn’t send it back as I had waited long enough and my friend was almost finished her meal. Quite an unsatisfying meal. The waiter apologized and sent us home with cookies.

TM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful secret gem. Perfect for brunch with very delicious food and great service!

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Each time I’ve gone to La Societé it seems to get worse. This time it was the service that really put a negative taste in our mouths - we ordered coffee and mimosas, another couple that arrived quite a while after us got their drinks before us, then we had to ask twice to get our drinks. On top of this the food was just okay.. they have changed their beignets which were my favourite food on the menu. Now they seem like a carnival eat.

FG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food and the service was excellent. We felt he wine was way overpriced. We had a concern about the noise from the sound system (high-pitched screech), and we were moved to an area that was quieter. I appreciated that they accommodated our needs.

YS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I didn’t like the food at all.. over priced and bad taste
Will not go gain and I do not recommend it at all. I love food .. I hated the dishes

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Oysters & shrimp cocktails. And the classics. Lovely patio and heating lamps.

C
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Must try Cote de Boeuf., August Friday special. Perfect finally style, amples to share.

OB
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, love the French flare and stained glass. Meals were great. Avocado toast w/ poached eggs was just right!

SF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service and food were very good. We were there for brunch. Eggs jambon. I would recommend and go again.

RT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit and will not be my last. The food and service are always great.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always excellent

LS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been to La Societe in a few years and we were all ( 4 of us) blown away by the service ( always around but not overpowering), and the food. We each had a different entree and all were good, including the daily special.

For desert, the Tarte Tatin with cider sorbet was amazing.

Very good wine list.

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was an excellent treat! The food and service was excellent!

H
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff were all so accommodating and friendly! I really appreciate you all taking care of my group and being patient with us. Thanks so much !

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Better control over reservation ans special request.

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I found my dinner to be bland. First the Escargo had no flavour. The plate needed cheese. I think the meat was boiled in plain water. Then I had the chicken supreme. It was okay. The meat was dry. Luckily there was a sauce to dip but nothing special.

p
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Salmon was excellent! Would definitely order again. Omelette was a bit boring.

SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and all the staff who we interacted with were friendly, attentive and professional! It was a tad warm inside the restaurant, but that's the heat and humidity on an August afternoon!

H
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great oysters ! The service was not well coordinated ! Food arrived in a very hap hazard manner .

RO
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and the oysters were so fresh and delicious! Love the patio, everything was wonderful!

e
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic. I believe his name is Michael and he is from the Czech. His recomendations and personality added to our celebration without being obtrusive. The food was sensational!! We sat on the patio which was very nice however i think lacked prettiness that the inside of the restaurant has. Some trees and plants would help. We'd definately visit again.

f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I’ve be coming to la societe for years. This was the first time I’ve experienced such poor service. It was my best friends birthday. I had requested a slice of cake for her special day, only to be served stale cookies.. to make matters worst, the cookies were served with the bill. Food was also late and cold. Not even an apology

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, very good food and lovely atmosphere.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Hard slices of toast w/ beef tartar-large: The presentation could be except from lower end restaurant, but disappointing when being presented such w/ my Prosecco.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Full to sit on the inside edge of the patio during a rain.

l
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I regularly have lunch here and it is very trendy and a place to see and be seen. I recommend the patio this summer. The food is excellent and I love their fries with everything !!

You never know who you will run into. We recently saw and spoke to a world renound entertainer.

f
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great setting - especially the outdoor seating one floor above street level so not too noisy. Food was great and service very good. We look forward to our next visit.

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