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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (29)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (14)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Scenic View (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

We were very disappointed and will not go back because when my companion asked to substitute sliced tomato for the salad which came with her meal she was refused. The reason given was that they had only cherry tomatoes and when she said I could have the cherry tomatoes the waiter said the chef wont do it! Considering they took the time to phone prior to the lunch to ask about allergies and special occasions which is excellent I assume the problem is in the kitchen or with the wait staff.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

When our main courses arrived, the frites were stone cold.
The waiter apologized and returned (10 mins. later!) with replacements.
Really not acceptable for a high-end place like this (with prices to match).
No other apologies offered.

On a positive note, I have dined here many times and have had very acceptable service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The raw bar is a must - a charcuterie board that makes your mouth water - Steak frites to brag about - Duck confit that is out of this world - the kitchen was a little backed up but the ambiance lets you forget about the wait real quick and they make it up real fast with how delicious and flavourful the dishes are. I recommend everyone needs to try this place at least once and I guarantee you will be eager to come back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great and the service was exceptional. The seafood platter was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

Pretty good brunch, more options would be nice. Interior is nice and service was good

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was quick and efficient, especially when I had my meal right before watching a show. I intend to visit the restaurant again for a more leisurely and relaxed meal. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and can certainly say that the food is excellent! The staff knows how to take care of you and the food is excellent! I am looking forward to going back again!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place! Nice staff! The staffs were friendly and even though I was running late they were able to move my reservation with no hassle!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love food wine service but really noisy, however going again tonight for third time in three weeks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Unlike previous visits this one was a bit disappointing. We were given a table next to a large and noisy group, even though in the booking we specified that we want to have a quite table. Upon request we were moved to another table - luckily it was a quite night so this was not a problem. Many clams did not have meat in them, and cold air was blowing on me from the ceiling. The atmosphere was as pleasant as always, as was the nice, friendly, and helpful waiter, and the main course. We'll give it another try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best ambiance out of any restaurant I’ve been to in Toronto

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The menu was quite lovely and the decor wonderful. However, sitting in the banquet area by the cutlery station was rather noisy. Also, the server was very slow and made 2 errors on our 3 person order. The French food wasn’t prepared in a French style (croque should be with sliced potatoe not wedges) and the mimosas were mostly orange juice. Thankfully my girlfriends and I were entertained by our conversation and enjoyed being together more than the dining experience. Would recommend for the decor and ambiance.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Third visit and progressively worse....cold food...bland quiche..cold coffee..very disappointed...only good thing is atmosphere...food is very amateur at best

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good brunch, but I did not get my Open Table points!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our brunch was very nice. It was a bit loud for quiet conversation however a warm and friendly atmosphere. Staff were attentive.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your service Patrick! The sea bass was good, the wine was great....creme brulee muah! C'est bon!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

My experience at La Societe was exemplary. The staff went above and beyond to make a special occasion even more special. The warmth of the restaraunt and everyone in it is incredible. Truly my best dining experience! One of the best interiors in Toronto too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just superb- wonderful service by our Parisian waiter- great food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to dinner at La Societe, Saturday October 21, 2017, to celebrate husband's birthday. The food was incredible. Service was impeccable and overall ambiance was outstanding. First time visiting this restaurant and will definitely be returning. The only negative comment that I have was the cost. It was quite over our price range but for a special occasion it's definitely worth the splurge. Highly recommend it and will be returning next time for my birthday!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was unsalted and unflavoured(I never add salt to any food!), I had high expectations of this restaurant as I absolutely love Colette and many other French restaurants.

The service: looks like they had less staff than they should. I asked for lemon to be added to my water which was brought to me after the meal was served. I asked for salt (as it was truly unflavoured) and I i was waiting for 5 minutes while my food was getting cold, the waitress went back and forth, looked like she simply forgot.

I did comment that the food is unsalted and the waitress said that that’s how their food is, they don’t add salt to anything. Really? 🤔

Very unfortunate.

Oh! Did I mention that there was a hair in my food? 😩 horrible.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love this place! very nice and elegant.
The food was very fresh and tasty. The only problem was the parking. I had to go to the green p which was 15 min walk away from the restaurant. Otherwise, everything was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very good food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Second time coming here, delicious food, gracious service and timely food - accommodated us needing to sprint off to a performance at Koerner Hall. Appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

They offer brilliant service, food was astonishingly scrumptious! The over experience was utterly pleasing really.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The manager was frazzled and didn’t have our table ready. We had to get his attention to get us seated and he said “how can I help you” instead of greeting us like we were bothering him. Not a great first impression.
The servers were good but not very well trained.
The food was fine, but for the price, not amazing

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always great atmosphere, service and food. A perfect place for a business lunch or just dining with friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Usually outstanding service but sad to say last night the service was marginal. The restaurant was not busy and it took twenty minutes to get our drinks. Next our food came one at at a time meaning to say I got my good first then my husband got his next about five minutes later. Food was ok but we ordered a side and came at the end of the meal with no apology. Sad to say I will think twice about going back again I was quite dissatisfied.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Construction in the building was off putting, staff seemed a bit self absorbed

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was not that memorable for the price.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great service and fairly good food, but not the best vibe or decor. The QPR is not the greatest, for the money we spent, there are a number of alternatives I would have preferred. Still, great location and Ive had far worse in the nbhd.....not too bad.

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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Server was very friendly and food was spectacular!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went La Societe for my birthday. Food was delicious and my daughter enjoyed her blueberry pancakes a lot. Everything went well until we went to the ladies washroom. It was stinky and my whole impression of the restaurant changed. The toilet paper was not in place and the washroom was dirty. The condition of the bathroom was deplorable which could reflect the cleanliness of the kitchen. I will not go back again even though I did enjoy the food. What a disappointment.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a lovely evening with my wife on Saturday. The menu and food are exceptional at La Societe. Thank you for a beautiful night spent on your patio. We will return and recommend!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

great food but a bit pricey..
kitchen is good service is too but a bit slow..

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was the first time we received congenial and efficient service (by Brendan).. the Nicoise and Cobb salad were DELICIOUS and satisfying

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Terrible service (we had 7 ppl serving our table yet it still took 1.5 hours to get appetizers ). Food not worth the value.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food and service was good. With the door open to the patio there were a few flies and small bugs flying around our table. Not pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Quinn our server was awesome! Food delicious as always.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I used to love La Societe. Today's dining experience was so disappointing that I doubt I'll return. The service was awful (didn't know basic info about the menu), food was worse (lukewarm, stale), and the management offered too little too late. So sorry to have had this experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Awesome service, great food. I love the outdoor patio.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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