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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 .

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come for the feast, stay for the fête! Enjoy a prix fixe dinner with wine pairing options, Live DJ, party favours & complimentary bubbles at midnight. Tchin Tchin to ringing in the near year in style in the heart of Yorkville!

La Societe Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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 (36)
Romantic (29)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Scenic View (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

It was ok but will not return. We were there to celebrate a birthday and had wrote it in reservation and nothing was acknowledge. Ordered lobster Benedict and had very little piece of lobster. Not worth 29$.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

We visit often for brunch and felt as though we were forgotten by our server as we waited quite sometime for our orders to be taken.

Hopefully this was a one-off.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

A beautiful tres French atmosphere with banquettes, tiled floors and a stained glass ceiling. The server was attentive and friendly; making excellent recommendations. Fois gras was to die for. We had the steak frites which were done medium rare, exactly as ordered. A lovely dinner with friends pre-concert...We were happy that we dined early as the place got very noisy at prime time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

A very beautiful restaurant. The foie and mussels were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always enjoy going to La Societe. Service was excellent this time but can be spotty at others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Gorgeous ambience, terrific service, ordinary food but the music on the speakers was far too loud. We asked to have it turned down and although assured that this would happen, it didn't.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was able to make a reservation day-of, which was very helpful. Great food. Trendy. Atmosphere was perfect - not too loud. Great place to catch up with some friends and enjoy a quick bite/drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

$1 oysters are always good. The caramelized onions ruined the burger for me.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our waiter was extremely polite. He got us food that wasn’t even on the menu and was very attentive. I wasn’t in the mood for anything on the menu and the kitchen okayed a half lobster on its own! My girlfriend was picky about the dessert and he didn’t bat an eyelash to please her! Very pleasant staff! Will frequent this spot often! Thank you to Thomas (our young Italian waiter) for being a dream and making us very comfortable! Good service should never go unnoticed!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Overall very good, but one entree arrived cold and vegetable side dish arrived after main course was finished. And it shouldn’t take 15 minutes to make a latte. Several miscues in an otherwise excellent experience.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant itself is very nice, food is outstanding. Service is very slow, it was hard to get our waiter’s attention, multiple times we ordered from another waiter. We waited too long before getting our first drink. Overall amazing place and great food; only problem is the slow service.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a girls dinner there on Saturday night, our server was Zach. He was great, knowledgeable and witty. Matt was our sommelier, also good but a little more reserved. The food was amazing, lovely space. No complaints!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Anniversary celebration

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and great food! That combination is sometimes hard to find. Staff were professional and didn't rush us. The apps were more pricey than expected but the main dishes were reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Despite reserving a week in advance, we were seated behind the bar. Granted it was quieter there, but not much ambiance. Next time I would request a table in the main area overlooking Bloor St. Food was very good, a little overpriced, served in a timely manner. The bread was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent brunch and stellar service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had never been for a Saturday lunch as I'm usually downtown more during the week. It was very noisy and the music was much too loud. I had to keep repeating myself to a guest across the table. I think that the management should keep more in touch with the overall presentation of the restaurant. There is construction going on I know, but the area we sat in near the door was dusty and the table was sticky. The chair I sat on was a little on the wobbly side. Maintenance is as important as the food for a good dining experience.
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Delicious food. Great atmosphere and decor. Good service at a nice pace. Great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My server Thomas was superb. The arrival of a dressed salad (when I ordered dressing on the side) was corrected for me quickly with a sincere apology. I enjoyed the steak tartare but when I order it again I will ask for less of the crunchie onion topping as it did over power the delicate flavour of the dish.
It was a great afternoon to have a leisurely lunch and delicious cappuccino.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have a tradition of having our United States Thanksgiving at this restaurant, it is consistently high quality is every respect, and a great blend of formal and casual. Our server Daniel is outstanding, as is the Sommelier Patrick. The wine list is lovely and perfectly matched to the brasserie style menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food, service and overall atmosphere was good. Truthfully, I found the restaurant very, very loud with inappropriately loud disco music for Sunday. We couldn’t hear ourselves speak and opted to eat our food quickly in order to go to a quieter spot to unwind and to have a relaxed conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

La Societe pretends at ambience and sophistication when, it fact, it is all pretense. The food is decent but overpriced and over-produced. There is nothing defining about it at all.
If you like artifice and superficiality, this is the place for you. Otherwise, I'd give it a low passing grade and suggest that it update the premises, the menu, and the cooking to better reflect the C grade plates being offered currently.
TPW

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always dependably delicious and very good service. Super loud ambiance (hard surfaces make for quite a din). It is worth the price, but it is pricey.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A blackout occurred during our meal. Staff handled it very well

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was mediocre for basic eggs and bacon. The prices for the quality were insult to injury. There was an aura of lack of cleanliness. Perhaps it is time to invest in fixture upgrades.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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