La Societe

4.3
1872 reviews
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French
Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Ben Heaton'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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Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 1872 People Are Saying
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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Menu was perfect for celebrating a special birthday.

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k
France
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The server was horrible - not attentive and when he came to the table he was rushing .. .
He ruined the night - and it was business dinner.
I was explicit that I wanted the bill and he ended up giving to the other person.
Ive used your venue for various business dinner but I will NEVER again.

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The noise was deafening. We couldn’t hear each other and while this is expected for a night club— for Saturday lunch will never go again! Not sure why they bother with music when it’s basically inaudible and adds to the din. I realize they want to churn the customers and this is an extremely effective method because you want to leave as soon as you arrive. But for the prices it’s over the top and there are other ways to get customers to move on. At one point I left the restaurant to get a bit of rest. The service was great, friendly, helpful and seemed genuine. The food was very good but the profiteroles a disappointment as it was not like a traditional one. Sound absorbers needed.

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BR
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was good...love the room and the service was great.
We will be back.

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GG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Societe has become the "go to" place with several of my friends.

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p
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good choice of French inspired dishes well prepared and plated. Excellent service.
One of the rare open for Sunday diner restaurant in Toronto.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday.
Great food.

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MB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Nice service. A little loud but not inconsistent with a lively bistro atmosphere!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Beautiful and intimate! Great for brunch or dinner!

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P
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

A wilted and uninspired salad with way too much dressing accompanied an omelette that was rubbery and filled to saturation with what tasted like store-bought Boursin garlic and herb cheese.

Further disappointment came with our table placement and uncomfortably small space. With more than half the restaurant empty, a reservation and a number of booths available we were packed into a tiny bistro table, cramped between a circle of boisterous business guests.

La Societe, was once my go-to restaurant of choice in Yorkville but this will be my last visit.

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My dish had turnips, which I like, but they were very undercooked.

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

Food was delicious!

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great retirement brunch!

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WA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the location, atmosphere and service. Quality of meals needs improvement.

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SG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good meal. polite, efficient and timely service. I will certainly come back soon!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Would go again

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We waited well over an hour for food. Manager apologized but didn’t give any explanation. Waiter said he was upset, so unprofessional. I wasn’t impressed as I chose the location for my birthday, and had invited my guests.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nice decor but we had poor service , food is hit or miss.

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EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Went for a birthday celebration, and had a wonderful evening

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E
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrating a B-Day. Was very well received, service was great and attentive. Thank you.

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g
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure going for dinner at La Societe!! My favourite place.
Thanks,
Karen

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend for his birthday party at this restaurant. It was his first time there. He was amazed with the food, service and ambient. The food is really outstanding. We can actually taste the real French cuisine. The general manager came over to our table and introduced himself. Samuel is a great professional and very friendly. He definitely took a good care of us. We had a table by the window which was well placed and quiet. I highly recommend this place to any type of celebration.

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DV
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brooke was awesome! My duck confit so very tasty. My friend quite enjoyed his cod. Very taste French onion soup to start.

(sorry to not use the menu’s names en Francais!)

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever!
Our server was so rude!
I would never go back

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MG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had looked forward to eating at this restaurant, but what a disappointment.
Beautiful restaurant indeed making you feel you are in an authentic Parisian Bistro.
However, the service unfortunately lacked, or perhaps it was because our waiter was more attentive to a private party behind a curtain. Would had preferred the other waiter with a long beard who was inquisitive enough to find out if we had been greeted and offered a cocktail or water, and apologized and ordered the busboy to serve some water.
My son's burger was superb, however, my salmon was not, having been sent back twice as they still had not prepared it as requested.
Managerial staff were courteous enough to help improve upon the situation, with one bringing us some aged port/sherry, however, did not offer us a dessert on the house. We chose tart-tartine but it was poor.
I cannot recommend this restaurant as for their expensive pricing does not come through in their service and food.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff were excellent, food was great. Nice brunch place

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit noisy and expensive, but generally good food and good service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall good restaurant. My main was overdone slightly and the creme brulee had no flavour. French onion soup was excellent as was our waiter.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, and great atmosphere! Loved it and the staff were very friendly

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HT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from the moment we sat down. Creative flavours with traditional French dishes. Make sure to sit in Zach’s section (you won’t be disappointed).

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for birthday brunch and we were seated at a semi private table off to the side of the restaurant . Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The eggs Benedict was amazing! Would certainly come back!

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IV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the food is pretty good (although a bit pricey) but service is not the greatest. Staff is polite but not very smiley or warm with a touch of arrogance and too much cologne (especially the person who i assume is the supervisor), hot plates were placed on cutlery or the saucer so I basically had to rearrange the whole thing before I could start eating.
I've come here on a regular basis over the last few years for brunch and it seems that the quality is going down. High turnover of staff, never seen the same twice.
But the decor is gorgeous!

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RW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was a little slow coming to the table between courses, there was a long pause, and the server came over a couple times to reassure that it was on its way.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch was great! Both food and service was excellent!

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TO
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Portion, friendly staff and lovely food! We will be back very soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and courteous service!
Very Noisy - foundit a bit disspointing...

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for brunch with friends

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was fine, attentive.
Striploin was fatty and chewy
Fries were okay
Overpriced & unappealing to look at
Not one vegetable or salad substitute
Years ago the menu was better
Very disappointing

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good authentic french food. Nice environment as well. Friendly staff, overall great experience.

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