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About La Societe
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.
Toronto, ON M5S1R1
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - late
East of Avenue & University
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thank You for joining us at La Societe Toronto this New Year's Eve for a wonderful evening of French delight. Full regular menu until 8pm. Featured 4 course prix fixe ($95) from 8.30pm and complimentary bubbles at countdown. Also features live music from 10pm .
La Societe Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been to La Societe for brunch many times, and must say that the quality of the food has sadly declined over the past year and a half. More disappointing is that the staff clearly do not recognize what is and is not acceptable, and so they bring sub-standard food to the table with the expectation that most patrons will just accept what is put in front of them without objection. Bad management for not re-enforcing the standards. Most unfortunate since the decor is so charming.
Came here for a relaxed girls dinner and it did not disappoint. Don’t be discouraged by the detour of building upgrades. It was easy enough to find the restaurant by following the signs on the walls. The waiter was amazing and very helpful about the menu. I ordered the Sea Bass with rice pilaf. The fish was done to perfection and the whole dish was seasoned just to my taste. The atmosphere is elegant and surprisingly comfortable. I will definitely put this on my favourites list.
Terribly noisy for a Sunday brunch...had to shout to speak with someone across the table.
Had noted that it was a birthday celebration at the time of booking and had hoped to have a dessert with a candle...as there was offered in the past.
Disappointing...the croque monsieur was dry and not very tasty...the other dishes were okay.
I expected a better meal and hoped for a special birthday treat for our visitor from the UK. Not very impressed.
Worst dining experience ever. Horrible service and very over priced. Went for brunch with 'bottomless mimosas' (or so I thought). The waiter was extremely rude and talked down to us. We had a group of 7 and spent over $600 but were still ignored for the entire visit. At the end, they brought the bill and I noticed they had also been charging us for orange juice at $6 a glass even though we had already spend $35/person on the bottomless mimosas. I tried to explain to the waiter that a mimosa is orange juice plus sparkling wine so we should not be charge for orange juice on top of mimosas. He said the orange juice he had brought us was not the usual juice you put in a mimosa so was not included. He said I could speak with the manager which made me hopeful but the manager was even more rude and asserted that there was two types of orange juices, one that was included and one that was not and we were being served the one that was not included with our sparkling wine. I said that they should really tell us if they are planning on serving (and charging for) orange just that was not included. He said "perhaps, but you have drank the orange juice that costs more, which is all that matter, even if you did not know that there was additional cost. We served it, you drank it, so you will be paying for it." I was shocked but we paid the bill anyways, including the added "special" orange juice. I will never being going back to this place as the whole experience was very off-putting. The food was okay, but still, with that service and price, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. And also, they added an automatic 18% gratuity to our bill (which ended up giving our extremely rude waiter a $120 tip!) which was also not negotiable as it was their 'policy' to automatically include an 18% tip, even if the service is terrible. I guess that is why the waiter felt it was okay to not try to serve us well, since he would be pocketing his 18% regardless of being good or terrible.
We decided to return for winterlicious once again. We always enjoy coming to La Société and this time was no exception. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed every minute of our escape to Paris in the heart of downtown Toronto. We look forward to our next visit.
Had high expectations, didn’t meet them. Food was ok, service ok, & atmosphere ok Yes, ceiling is gorgeous, but when you look closely at the rest of the restaurant, it looked a bit shabby - my chair was wobbly, table top was peeling, & just looked like it needs a bit of a fix-up. Not worth the money, but even at half the price I wouldn’t go back. Not great, just ok.
I brought my boyfriend and his mom here to celebrate her birthday. We came for Winterlicious, but we were told that they don’t do Winterlicious on the weekends. All the other restaurants participate in Winterlicious every day of the week. We decided to stay anyway, but we had an awful dining experience. The beef tartare my boyfriend’s mother ordered tasted awful, too salty, and was covered in fried onion pieces that seemed to come from a cheap premade bag. Overall awful experience and won’t be returning. We didn’t even stay for dessert.
Honestly one of my worst summer/winterlicous experience. At the highest pre-fix price point($53 for dinner) I really expected the food to be higher quality, delivering finer dining experience comparable to other places that doing the same priced prefix menus.
The appetizer I got was the fish dish, the components were not well seasoned nor tasty at all. The main I got was the steak frites, which to be honest tasted like every-other-chain-restaurant food, looks and tastes like I got it at moxies, which isn’t something I think the restaurant is going for. The dessert was the good part, I got the chocolate hazelnut one, it was delicious and by far the only part of the meal that delivered.
I think in general my disappointment is with the price point of the prefix menu and the quality of food that came with it; when restaurants like Canoe and Auberge du Pommier are offering the same price for wayyy better quality food, maybe this restaurant shouldn’t reach so far in the ranks and think they are on the same level.
Beyond that, the service was border line ridiculous. Coat check was outside the restaurant, I doubt anyone was actually watching it or even making sure people are taking their own coats. I made specific requests that were all denied, which is understandable I guess since it’s so busy and they cannot accommodate. My table was ready way after the time of my reservation. The waitress we had was pretty absent, almost every one of requests had to be delivered to her by someone else that happened to pass by the table cause we couldn’t get a hold of her. I donno if this is cause we didn’t order drinks, but that’s just unprofessional. The food was slow as well.
At the end of a dinner I paid $80 for per person with my friends, I felt like I could’ve gotten the same experience on regular price (not winter/summerlicious) at Moxie’s and Milestone for half that.
it‘s noisy, we need to talk very loud that can heard it. Foods are slow to come, but taste good, except for the burlee, the sugar on top is too thick，and the taste is a mixture of too sweet and too bitter on top, but great inside. I really like the mushroom Papardelle！It's fantasy！Smoked trout rillette is great as well.
Had a brunch reservation and waited 15 minutes to be seated. Food took an hour to arrive on the table and had to get the server to engage the manager to find out what was taking so long. Food was poor in comparison to other brunch spots in Toronto and was expensive for what it was. The burger was greasy and cold. Will not be returning to this establishment.
It locates on Bloor street, just opposite to Tiffany &Co., Atmosphere is good for dating and friends hanging out. Maybe I had my dinner too late so there is not much people dining in there. Not many servers around and wait for 10 minutes until we got our menu. Food is good, crab and goose liver is very fresh and add blackberries to balance the strong flavor. Mushroom pappardelle is very special. Mushroom is creamy and not too salty, great combined with pappardelle. Pappardelle is adequate, not too hard. Apple taste tatin is not what I expected. Too sweet but the cider sobert saved it. The server was polite and careful. Apple sangria is a good cocktail. Overall it is a good place.
We were in the private dining area. The food was generally good. The first course came out quickly. However, we proceeded to wait about an hour for our mains when the restaurant was empty. When the mains came, my hamburger bun was crusty due to sitting underneath the heat lamps for too long. Fortunately, the restaurant apologized and quickly switched it and gave the table complimentary dessert.
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