Le Maitre D

4.5
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112 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French / Canadian

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About

Le Maitre D is a personal, neighborhood style restaurant situated in the town of Penetanguishene, a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of beautiful Georgian Bay. The 45-seat restaurant serves lunch and dinner Wednesday to Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sunday. The menu selection consists of regional cuisines of France and Canada. It features traditional French-Canadian recipes with a Metis influence - two cultures that are part of the fibre of Huronia.The menu includes a wide range of items to suit all tastes. We truly believe in the quality of each dish. From preparing all of our sauces, dressings and dips in house, to preparing each dish as it is ordered, the result are absolutely delicious homemade dishes. We invite everyone to savour gourmet cuisine that features local products and heritage. Come experience our hospitality, enjoy the sounds of French music and the talent of local artists.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French / Canadian
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner:

Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am - 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 9:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(705) 549-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Le Maitre D Restaurant allows for a variety of different events for parties ranging in size of up to 60 guests, offering a wide range of menus from dinner to cheese and crackers. We are also able to accommodate events during hours that we would regularly be closed to the public. Depending on your numbers, you may choose to book the private room, a section of the restaurant, or the whole venue. We will work with you to customize our space for your event, helping you decide the layout, menu, decoration and entertainment.
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Private party contact
Dave Brunelle: (705) 549-7000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robert Street
Additional
Beer, Wine
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4.6
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4.3
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b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and friendly staff. This virtually falls in the perfect category. We have been here a number of times and there have never been any negatives! I highly recommend it!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is both personal and professional. The food is excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal ... veggies done to perfection and entrees were delicious! The mushroom soup achieves a new level of outstanding and Dave is an attentive maitre'd who takes the time to give his guests a little local history along with a French Canadian menu that includes family recipes that reach back in time.

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Everything we had was exceptional. The owner served us and had a wealth of knowledge of food and wine pairings as well as some local historical information. We will return again!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Le Maître De to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The food was excellent, service was friendly and accommodating and we enjoyed the live entertainment. Great evening!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. Will recommend to friends.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and friendly, the food was extremely good. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely recommend it to friends and will dine there again. It's really nice to have a more upscale restaurant back in town.

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with such authentic recipes! Dave's careful, informative service added so much to the experience. Will definitely return for the perfect tortiere and the extraordinary lamb and can't wait to experience the rest of the menu. Enjoyed trying the local wine selection and appreciated the tasting so we could choose the best pairing.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been to the restaurant before. Was a nice surprise for Penetang. :)
Everything was very appetizing and delicious.
Am planning on going back and recommending it to my friends.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by David, the owner & maitre D who seated us & gave us a warm introduction to his restaurant,as well as his family history of the area, from many generations back. He comes by the French Canadian cuisine quite honestly from a large Fr Cdn family who passed down some old family recipies which he brings to the menu of his restaurant. He was very helpful in choosing our wine. Some very good wines on the menu, which you can sample before you order.
Our waitress who served our meal was very attentive & kind, ensuring our food was to our liking.
We will definitely return again. Would love to try the tourtière!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was well prepared and came out hot, which isn't always the case. good variety. Service was very good and friendly.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went prior to the Theatre, for dinner. We were late for our reservation but had called ahead to let them know. There was not a problem when we arrived. My only complaint was that we were seated at the very back, right by the kitchen door, although the front of the restaurant was totally empty. We thought a large party must be coming in, but that did not happen.

The food was wonderful. I had the Rack of Lamb and my friend had the Chicken Cordon Bleu. The bannock and bread were great, too. The wine list was fine for us as it offered enough choices. For dessert, we had the berry crepes with whipped cream. The crepes were not warm, as I thought they should have been--but a minor detail. We really would have enjoyed Cherries Jubilee or Crepes Suzette, if they should find their way onto the menu.

The service was generally quite good, but became a little scarce as the meal progressed, just when we needed to start getting ready to leave for the show.

Overall, a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely return if we are able.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our group outing prior to the theatre went really well. The staff were attentive to the time and presented a menu with good variety. The food was freshly prepared and tasty. The team based service worked well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food we ordered was good...that being said I am vegitarrian and found very few vegitarian options.

PA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave Brunelle welcomed us as he always does. The ambience was perfect for my wife and I to have a date night dinner. Our meals were delicious with a nice wine pairing. Unfortunately, we had no room left for dessert so we saved some calories! This is one of the restaurants we always enjoy when we are at the cottage. We highly recommend it.

P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a really good find. Would very highly recommend it. Food was fresh,served warm and different and better than your regular chain restaurant.

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Le Maître D' this week was absolutely excellent, just as it was the last time I was there.

I'm from Toronto and I would go out of my way to dine here. This restaurant - the food, the ambience, the gracious and helpful hosts, and the opportunity for fine dining without blaring music where we could enjoy both food and conversation - is one of the reasons I'll return to the Penetanguishene-Midland area.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a delightful little restaurant with delicious entrees and even better made-in-house desserts. We had a great time eating here and will be back!

OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and such caring and passionate hosts. We can't wait to go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately the restaurant had run out of bread and was apologetic about the fact that they had not anticipated being so busy.

L
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, caring and prompt service. Food was delicious. Would recommend and will be going back again!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Dinner and service were good but we didn't realize there was a very limited menu specifically for guests attending the theatre following dinner.....that was disappointing especially since we allowed to hours to eat

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent as was the quality of the food. Four of us had different choices and all were pleased with their selections. Price was very good for this level of quality

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, without doubt, the finest restaurant for many miles around Penetanguishene.

The room is warm and inviting. Service was impeccable. The food was well-prepared, generous and imaginative.

For the quality of the dinner that was served, the prices were quite reasonable.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've been twice and both times the food has been fantastic.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Excellent Service.
Menu Selection is outstanding.

JT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and staff! You can tell that they put their hearts into what they do and really go out of their way to make it a special evening for you regardless of the occasion. They really take pride in the food they serve. I would recommend this spot to anyone and everyone. Did I mention the food is excellent!? My personal favourite is the chicken cordon bleu!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were able to handle our group & get us to the theatre on time, great food & service, much appreciated.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful restaurant. The staff were fantastic and the food amazing. Good selection of quality wines.
If you are planning on going to the theatre after make sure you make a reservation as it appears to be a popular pre-theatre dinner location.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Very enjoyable atmosphere. We will return frequently.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great menu, fantastic tasting food, manager for us out the door In time for the theatre start. We will definitely be going back and have recommended it to all our friends and family. A gem of a find!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal, as always. Our guests from Montreal practically licked their plates clean. They were very impressed with the food and the ambience. Now their favourite local restaurant, as is ours.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as in the past, service is fast 1.5 hrs. dining, no problem getting to the theatre on time.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have been here. Food is always amazing and staff are friendly.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for my birthday dinner and the menue was great, a really good experience. The meat was great and tasty and perfect done ( had the racket of lamb). The side dishes and the desert were great as well. We had a great time at this Restaurant.
The only point that was a little bit unfortunate was that they didn't had our online reservation. We had to wait for a table. But they handled it very well and I would dine there anytime again. But I would make my reservation by phone.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This French restaurant is lovely, so comfortable and quiet. The food is very tasty and prepared to perfection. The chef prepared the cuts of meat just perfectly, so tender. The Rack of Lamb was our favourite. The Server was very polite and attentive. My family love this restaurant and we are already planning our next visit.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The gentleman who seated us, waited on us and served us was overall nice enough but, he seated us at the table by the bar, I wondered if we weren't dressed good enough for him to seat us in the actual dining room area considering we were the only ones there. Maybe he didn't want us to get the carpet dirty in the dining room area, regardless we paid enough for what it was, and don't know if I would go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall. Attentiveness for meal & wine service very nice. Perfect time to relax between courses, never feel pushed or rushed.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic, I would highly recommend it to everybody

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A warm, cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The menu offered interesting dishes which were all very good. The wine list was modest with the usual French selections but there were also a number of local Canadian wines listed that we had not heard of before. We were given samples to try and they turned out to be an unexpected surprise. Both the red and white went very well with our dinner that evening.