Permanently Closed - L'ouvrier

4.3
17 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

L�ouvrier is a restaurant in Toronto, Ontario that specializes in serving contemporary Canadian cuisine. The restaurant provides a comfortable dining experience and is decorated with modern design elements.

L�ouvrier serves dinner daily Wednesday through Sunday and offers an additional brunch service on the weekends. Brunch at the restaurant consists of such fare as fresh baked scones, yogurt and fruit, eggs, French toast, house smoked bacon and kale salad. Dinner service at L�ouvrier offers a small, intimate menu that features steak tartare, oysters, beet salad, Ontario beef burger, wild greens with ricotta and Ontario striploin. The restaurant also offers a tasting menu with wine pairings seasonally.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Canadian
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - close
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Phone number
(416) 901-9581
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angus Bennett
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Cross street
between Palmerston and Markham
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4.3based on all time ratings
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

6 ppl. We decided to go for the tasting menu. Service was slow and the portions were decidedly too small to satisfy our stomach. We ended up going to the nearby McDonald's for a McDouble.

Our meal began at 8:15pm and did not end until 11:00pm. 4 dishes took an average of 30 mins in between, until the dessert which came relatively quick as it was prepared in advance. Most of dishes were relatively simple; a few cut vegetables here and there and a sauce. The flavour was mostly bland. The only highlight was the steak tartare which was terrific.

I am disappointed because I previously had a meal at l'Ouvrier that thoroughly enjoyed. I ordered from the main menu and was plenty satisfied with the experience hence my recommendation to come again.

If anything, avoid the tasting menu and just order what's on regular fare.

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Ouvrier twice now in the past month. While the menu is small, each dish is tasty and beautifully executed. A lovely amuse bouche was presented upon arrival. The servers are with out fault, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual but stylish.
Another bonus - it is handicapped accessible.

I recommend the asparagus salad and beet salad. We shared our mains and everything was great.

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SK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a favourite of ours. It was a little quiet that night as it was the first 'hot' night of the summer, but the food was still great. Service was good. Appetizers, like the tuna tartare and beef tartare are fantastic - and I really enjoyed my burger.

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R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This used to be a great neighbourhood spot for dinner but not so much anymore. Brunch is always busy but dinner the restaurant is not very busy, yet it takes a long time to get food. And the menu rarely changes and there are few options to choose from, none particularly delicious but fine if you're looking to just put food in the belly. I keep returning hoping it will get better with different choices but no, so this was the last visit.
Bets of luck to you....

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RL
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend from out of town suggested we go here. I had no idea about this place. What an amazing meal. Everything was perfect.. We did the 3 course with an add on of salad. Limited menu did not bother me at all. I want to eat everything on the menu. The kale salad was just for me and huge... The beef tartare was awesome. Tuna Tataki perfect and then the lemon meringue. OMG Going again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Got plates to share and all were very good :)

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the 6 course tasting menu. Everything was great. The squash and nut pasta was the standout for me. the lemon meringue desert was amazing. Great job all around.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner with my parents at 6:30pm on a saturday- thought it would be packed but we were the second table there. Service was amazing, food was delicious and the modern ambiance was fantastic. the squash agnolotti was the tastiest pasta dish ive honestly ever had.

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w
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The whiteness is gorgeous. There's never really a wait. The menu is diverse and great for sharing or not sharing. The wait staff is thoughtful, genuine and fast. Feels like eating at a friend's house who's a secret professional chef with great aesthetics.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a friend. Service was excellent - our server was very friendly and helpful. My friend has many allergies and they accommodated her needs. We each had the 3 course prix fixe which was a great value - started with the tartare, had the seared tuna and daikon for my main, and baked Alaska for dessert. Everything was great!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wine selection was a bit disappointing, but the oysters, amuse bouche, beet salad and tuna tartar were excellent; very subtle flavours and somehow satisfying despite smallish portions. The steak was excellent, but we made the mistake of sitting next to the door on a cold winter night, which rendered the meat prematurely tepid. Really excellent frits and aioli with the steak.

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable. Food was excellent and ambient as well. Sad to see it not more vibrant and full. Perhaps some risks with the menu would make more people come. I say this only in the hopes that L'ouvrier will stay open for many years. Loved the experience and will recommend it to friends.

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Y
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 6 people at L'ouvrier for dinner. Had the tasting menu and was in love with the the dessert. The best part of the evening is having staff, Mookie care for us through the meal. She was so sincere and happy to assist with our requests. I've dined at many places, and must recoginize that she is the one of the best wait staff I've ever encountered.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was nothing disappointing about this restaurant. Fantastic food, ambiance, and service. I'll definitely return and have already recommended it to friends

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time ! We went for dinner 7 people and loved the food and the service as well as the decor and quiet of the place which is hard to find ! The food is a very delicate mix of Japanese and Canadian and was very much appreciated by all the guests. We will come back !

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TC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our party of six had dinner at L'Ouvrier on a Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Food was good, service was decent, but there were only three other tables with customers. Not sure why ...

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a quiet tasteful setting.

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