Chabrol Restaurant

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
A quiet café hidden off Yorkville Avenue. Chabrol Cafe brings a small taste of Southern France and encourages you to lose track of time.

Can’t find a table for your party size? Please contact the restaurant at 416-428-6641

We allow a dining time of two hours for a group of two diners and two and a half hours for larger groups during evening hours. If you desire a longer dining time, please call us to arrange.

Reservations may be made for the dining room or oyster bar. Both menus are available in either setting.
What 451 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Wonderful waitress
Great people, great place
I wish them great success

JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great intimate dining, limited menu but excellent food.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

book the oyster bar

AR
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambience!

LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We made a reservation but still had to wait for half an hour to get our table. The food was good but not exceptional- so I’d say it’s rather pricey for the quality of food.

RP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service. Food was unique and great!

NY
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were great. We were quite early for lunch so we were in and out in the short time we had with no compromising. Quiche was great as was the Kohirabi salad and the paper fish.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really great, this is my second time going and will definitely return!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel of a Neighbourhood restaurant. Not pretentious. Rather very authentic. Just what it says it is m

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the city!

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful restaurant. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion!

WE
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Warm wine and cold cheese - not a good start for a French restaurant. The terrine was served as a cold brick, but the flavour improved as it found room temperature. The vegetarian option was the same price as the meat courses, but I didn't think vegetables were that expensive. The service was very good. The wine list is interesting and oriented to south and southwest France.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was incredible. Food was outstanding.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. A bit on the expensive side but worth it for the peace and quiet.

J
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little gem tucked away in Yorkville offering nice ambience, delicious food and great service. We had a wonderful relaxing evening and would definitely recommend.

MM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu was further limited by options not available despite an early reservation. Some items met expectations; however, " Ttoro" main dish was a disappointment. Boulud nearby is a better option.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was amazing. Top notch at every turn. New space lacks personality and takes away from the character Chabrol established in its original small intimate but super cool space

GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an excellent restaurant and the food is amazing! Great service and staff superb. Highly recommended!

MF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food was very good, atmosphere was very nice and overall a very good date night restaurant. my only complaints were that we sat in the back room and the tables are very small and very close to each other - we could hear the conversation from both tables beside us. the second one is that although the background music was jazz and was fine I would have preferred for them to play some French music which would have added more to the ambiance. the food is excellent and very French...

h
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great lunch in a calm place. One of the few good spots in yorkville

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, and delectable food. Oysters were amazing, pork chop was succulent, very nice wine and an all-around wonderful time celebrating our anniversaries! Service was also amazing - very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Would dine there again in a heartbeat!

G
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu, delicious food, perfect French 75, great service. Nice for lunch and dinner! Tucked away ‘just enough’ in yorkville.

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that cannot be found elsewhere.
Very convenient location.
Very quiet and pleasant

MO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was remarkably good considering we were late due to cab problems. They were not phased by our lateness and, even though they had indicated that there was another sitting after us, that problem never appeared. The food was superb. The service was slow-paced, and we spent 2 and a half hours there without feeling rushed. The ambiance was terrific, and it was great because the noise level was low, in spite of marble tiled floor. A wonderful relaxinig evening with great food. Would definitely recommend.

KR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Delicious food and extremely attentive service. Highly recommend.

PR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine evening! Thank you all at Chabrol for your hospitality!

b
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you're looking for unassuming French food, sophisticated in its simplicity - you've found it at Chabrol. Walking in you get a whiff of what can only be the sea-side concocting in the back. Sitting down and looking at the menu, it makes sense that whitefish, tuna, bouillabaisse adorn the entrees.

This was a great way for us to spend a quiet Sunday lunch celebrating 7 years of marriage. I wish I had remembered the white wine label I ordered because that Pinot Gris was equally as memorable as my meal.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointed after a few special experiences here. Quality has greatly diminished since the place expanded into the adjacent shop. Nice space, but the value is no longer there as the food is no longer anywhere near as exceptional as it used to be, and as the prices would suggest.

C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We sat in the bar. The bar person Maggie was phenomenal...a great asset. Friendly, knowledgable, made great suggestions. The bar area is cozy and comfortable. I wish I could say the same about the ambiance in the restaurant. The marble floor makes the area look really cold and sterile...we didn't want to go in there...too formal and straight looking. The bar and the outside ambiance are divine....not so for the new restaurant space. I'm a decorator and know it could be rectified quite easily.

JF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem - especially delightful now that they have a dining room off there smaller bar and patio. Food is superb - among the best in the entire city. Ambience and service perfect. Highly recommend for those who appreciate excellent food and wine.

EZ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date - its nice and quiet with few tables, so you can hear what the other person is saying! Food is delicious - but you MUST try the apple tarte, its so good and melts in your mouth. Order it with your mains as it takes a long time to prepare. Would definitely return for a special occasion.

GF
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless execution of a quiet evening meal for two . The cauliflower soup was perfectly portioned, presented and delicious. The Atlantic cod was wonderful paired with seasonal vegetables and the braised short rib was beyond delicious with its foundation of seasoned sweet potato. The wine list is french and a lovely Pinot complemented our meal.

BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is the second I was here in 3 years & I was not disappointed. I had the Foie Gras & Cornish Hen & both were outstanding! Great wine list, cozy atmosphere, not too noisy. Highly recommend!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For all the rave reviews, it was just sort of boring. Well done boring dishes. There were 4 of us, so we tried 3 1st, 4 mains and 1side. The fois gras was my favorite and somewhat interesting. They achieved a beautiful texture and the dish was balanced. I had the fish stew... and I have had many better with more flavor. My husband's cornish hen had very nice sides, but the hen was ho-hum. So I guess that is the crux - nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about.

L
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance of Chabrol and the food was very good (with the exception mentioned below). Our server was a bit condescending and unhelpful at first but improved as the evening wore on. The heirloom tomatoes and frisée were delicious, but the flavour pairing of the foie gras wasn’t as much to our liking. The entrees were very good, as was the apple tarte, however it was completely unnecessary to drown the tarte in the calvados sauce and, frankly, the sauce then overpowered what was a fantastic tarte. Next time we will insist on pouring the calvados sauce on ourselves and will probably use less than half the amount with which the server drenched each of our tartes. We look forward to our next dinner at Chabrol!

AA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service great. Experience great.
Just ambience (maybe because of colors and furniture) feels a bit cold (for me, subjective).
That’s all.
Worth every penny.
Thanks for having us!

G
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated food and drink, with a knowledgeable and professional staff.

T
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

House made terrine was excellent, as was the apple based dessert. Service was iffy at times. Had to get up to find someone to pour more wine, and on the second occasion got up and took the bottle to our table so we could deal with it ourselves.

PK
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Flawless execution! Best service I received in a long time. A nice touch would have been to get a little something for the fact we were celebrating our wedding anniversary but other than that, both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Chabrol!

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