La Societe

4.3
1979 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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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4.2
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OB
Toronto
37 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
16 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
14 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
41 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.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Beautiful interior but the food was pretty bad. Good customer service staffs are very friendly.

NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I had much higher expectations for this restaurant but it fell short ......the dress code was very casual, the waiters not as attentive and the overall ambiance was very lacking.
I won't be going back as but glad i tried it....in all of this the food was the only thing enjoyable besides my company.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience! Was my first time having escargot and pate it did not disappoint!!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, great ambiance. The desserts were not good.

EA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The food was not as good as my last visit. Lobster sandwich and French onion soup was disappointing

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, but noise level is a challenge.

J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I went during Summerlicious, although I didn’t order from the menu, it was very busy. Our waitress couldn’t find the menus because they were at other tables, so we waited 15 minutes for them. Our waitress was really sweet, the table was wobbly and I didn’t even ask for it to be fixed she just came over and did it. She was knowledgeable in the menu and wine list and the food was amazing! I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

nice food, good environment,wonderful
service.

g
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love la Societe! Always a great place to be.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We were here for dinner for Summerlicious. The value for the quantity you got was good and it was a beautiful place, but we had a waiter who was kinda cranky and the steak wasn’t the best quality. Maybe because we had been to STK days before and it was outstanding in comparison. Had the waiter been a little more friendly and more accommodating with our requests I would’ve given it a higher score, but compared to the summerlicious amazingness we’ve been having so far, la Societe it just didn’t compare. It was “meh”

MS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Location is perfect in one of the most prestigious areas of the city. Service was good. Prices are very fair and even lower than expected. Quality of food is superior to other brunch places with similar prices.

M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The food quality continues to go down. I ordered a croissant and tasted stale. It was cold. Not buttery at all, not flaky very average like from a Grosery store and I can get better ones at Loblaws. The price $7 for a poor quality croissant. My friend who is French Canadian ordered the chocolatin and the same. Change your bakery provider. My brunch was average too, Over easy makes better breakfasts. The mushroom was burned and nothing exciting. I love the location and the americano but the food is not the same as few years ago. We returned the bake goods and the Manager came to offer an apology, which we appreciated and offered us scones which were delicious. Just wish they were given as courtesy due to the poor croissants.

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, George I believe, was curteous & attentive. Always enjoy our visit.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and food

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience!! Loved the burger and dessert! Had the chocolate gateau and also the service was wonderful!! Amazing Summerlicious Experience :)

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French cuisine. We felt like the only ones in the restaurant despite being reasonably busy. Thank you!

LB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely authentic French bistro atmosphere. Pricey but nice for a treat.

J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

we found a baby cocroch in the water.. when we mentioned this to a server, she said "oh there is a bug....I will be right back with new water".
Later a guy comes back with a glass of water and said "here you go".
Where is customer service and where are manners??? no apologies what so ever?? I am NOT coming back to this place and will stop ppl going here.

g
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place... especially the patio-quiet, big, comfortable.
The food has greatly improved, I think, over the last year. But I always have the Salade Nicole’s, because it isexceptionsl!

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