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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.

131 Bloor Street West, Unit 211
Toronto, ON M5S1R1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - late

Cross Street:
East of Avenue & University

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 551-9929

Website:
http://www.lasociete.ca/

Executive Chef:
Benjamin Heaton

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Business Meals (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Authentic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit and once again loved everything. Great food, good service and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely come back again and again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Awful side plates. None of the dishes were at a high enough standard. Have been here multiple times and this was by far the worst experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The ambience at La Societe is second to none.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is always on point. Dessert came a little short but good value for the drinks and free parking after evening hours is a plus!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service. It was great to speak French to the server as he was francophone.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely but food was cold. Sent back to the kitchen and rectified but diminished the experience. Costly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very lovely meal and excellent service , portion sizes small and upscale pricing however venue is spectacular .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere and good food! Had French onion soup and beef bourguignon, both good. (Wish I knew they validated parking before we paid for it though)

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

nice food but service needs to be improved

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

food was awesome, service was so so, our waiter had a bit of an attitude....great atmosphere and location.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loud music. Waiters is a rush. Very average food given the price.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loud. Loud louder loudest. Though streak. Tiny tables no privacy.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My friend had poached eggs with salmon and they were cold when they arrived at the table. No fresh ground pepper was offered and had to be asked for. As well, she was served coffee with a lipstick stain on the cup, so had to send back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We weren’t offered anything other than water until everyone arrived (and one person was 30 min late). Food was good but drinks heavily over priced.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Slow service. Salty food. Won’t go back again. Took over 2 hours.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I'll give them the benefit of doubt, as it was a Winterlicious evening and thus they were inundated with guests who might not normally be there, but for such an establishment, I found the service disappointing.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was expensive and not wonderful. Restaurant is gorgeous and service was great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our first visit to La societe, and we ate from the Winterlicious menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always good great pancakes.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was very good except for the cocktail Summer 75. I find it watery.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service and attention by your staff! We enjoyed our meal and the sommelier's wine recommendation /m: delicious and affordable! This was our first visit, we will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Made a reservation for winterlicious. The lunch menu was incredible value for money. The burger was great, and the mushroom pasta was really flavourful. Desserts were huge!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Incredible service from the moment i arrived and throughout my very pleasant meal. I had the nicoise salad and we shared the yummy fries. Love this spot!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our waiter Trevor absolutely superb. Only reason I'd return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were 5 people for brunch and two of the orders came at least 10 minutes before the rest. Also, the lobster Benedict was exceptionally stingy on the lobster considering the $29 price tag.

Not sure if we will return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waiter was great and the food was delicious as well
Definitely will be coming back

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tasty, timely and lots of attention. Thanks for a great evening!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always consistently delicioust food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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