Chabrol Restaurant

4.7
360 reviews
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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.

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 made online will default to our dining room indoors. In order to reserve on the terrace or at the bar, please call us directly.

VALENTINES DAY 2019
In order to reserve a table on the evening of February 14, please call the restaurant directly. Credit card information will be required to hold a table.
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J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chabrol is a great spot to go to. Really well cooked food and a solid everyday menu that meets most tastes and diets.
I would highly recommend this for foodies, quiet lunchers, couples, or if you want to have an extended lunch.
Its a very small intimate setting and you'll get to know your server really well. It's impeccable so it's fun.
In the warmer months there is outdoor seating which more than doubles their capacity. Take advantage!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

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D
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing, the service great, the restaurant loud. The bathroom is in another section which you must access along a long dark hall with a high step that is not marked. I fell and hurt my shoulder very badly because I tripped over the step and fell into the edge of the open glass door. The staff were absolutely unapologetic. The server said it has never happened before; the manager just shrugged when he was told. They need to make it very clear there is a level change in that hall. They also need to be kinder when someone is hurt because they have not marked the step properly.

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f
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food - everything was so good. I had the lamb main - best ever. Melt in your mouth with a sublime sauce. Foie gras app was silky smooth. Unfortunately no time for dessert.

Limited menu and wine list but would like to try everything. We will be back.

Very small room - only 5 two-person tables and 10 seats at the bar. With only hard surfaces, it did get noisy when full.

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TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal in Chabrol's cozy cafe over the holiday weekend. The food was excellent; I had a delicious medallion of lamb and my wife enjoyed a steamed whitefish dish. The baked apple and cream foam dessert was 👌👌👌. We're excited to come back for another special dinner in the near future.

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R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Ontario, highly recommend!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent. The ambiance was not at the same level... the entrance way needs to be updated and space is obviously at a premium. Overall, the cafe visit was excellent.

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VT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Althought super hard to book and expensive, Chabrol is a must-go for all foodies in Toronto. A must-get item on their menu is the Apple Tart!

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E
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding, as usual, and the service attentive. The noise level was a bit high due to a party of six at the next table. I am a regular client of Chabrol and look forward to visiting Chef Penfold's other restaurants.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was superb but the the room felt like a garage. The more confortable looking secret “trial restaurant” at the side with the separate menu was not offered to us and made us feel like second class citizens.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic evening at Chabrol. The new dining room is elegant and comfortable, the service was was very well timed and never intrusive. We had a top tier dining experience that I would suggest for anyone looking for something special.

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food presentation and quality was outstanding. They are in renovation mode which didn’t really affect our experience but the dining room we were in is very small with tables for 2 being quite close together. Very attentive staff and not stuffy

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EN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the service made the excellent food even more enjoyable.

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chabrol is a lovely, intimate lunch. Although the terrace is lovely in the summer, it’s also a great place to eat on a sunny winter day. I had the soup and beet and brussel sprout salad and both were great. Unfortunately I didn’t have room for dessert which is usually a highlight. We lingered over lunch and the service was attentive and we didn’t feel the least bit rushed. Highly recommend.

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LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. Fabulous dining experience. Would highly recommend.

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g
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service despite a packed Monday lunchtime. Crunchy toast holding smoked trout followed by a velvety light quiche in a flaky pastry. A very special lunch to support our reminiscing.

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NZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

an excellent meal with exceptional service from Sam. it was delightful way to spend the afternoon.

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TD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice and cozy vibe, but the coziness creates quite a loud dining experience. I am particularly sensitive to noise though

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CY
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chabrol was amazing! We went for my girlfriend's birthday and it was phenomenal. We had the Foie Gras, Ttoro and Lamb. The Foie Gras had amazing texture and taste, could have had some more bread to go with it but still amazing. The seafood broth in the Ttoro was spectacular, there was so much flavour in the broth. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great resto.

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a
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best....food, wine, service

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F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, artfully prepared. I highly recommend it.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a romantic meal, sure to be memorable and a favourite.

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TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an early 4:30 seating prior to a 7:00 event, my wife and I throughly enjoyed every aspect of meal from start to finish. The good thing was we were the only ones in however the the kinda awkward part was we were the only ones there.
Highly recommended

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V
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were great! Went there for brunch and ended up having fish and bubbly. Exceptional on all levels for such a small place. Will be back for sure.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazingly romantic spot, with delicious French food. Staff makes you feel special and cared for. Can’t wait to go back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly, professional service; small room, so not loud from other guests, but many hard surfaces. Food was very good, but not "memorable". A nice, intimate space, hidden away - a really nice experience.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pretty spot tucked away in Yorkville, lovely service although a little slow despite not being very busy at first. Would go back again!

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h
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The absolutely best bouillabaisse I have ever eaten!!!

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E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A marvellous experience from beginning to end! The apple tarte tatin with the sabayon is truly magnificent. Finishing recommendation of the Calvados Fremont was a delight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great. The service is top notch. The atmosphere is cozy, great for date night.

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JL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing customer service and definitely didn’t kill my wallet. Went in with no expectations, left satisfied

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chabrol is dreamy. One of the best meals of my life

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf cuisine and service!

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JV
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There is some really good stuff to say about this place, but some spotty aspects too. The quiche, salad and white fish in parchment were all very nice, and the apple tart for dessert was also quite good (defintely a share item - generous and delicious serving).
The mushroom ragout was an epic fail and to be avoided. It made me look up the word ragout to make sure I correctly understood the meaning (I do). What should have been a delicious stewed mixture of mushrooms came devoid of any sauce, seasoning or flavour. Just too finely slice mushroom so bland they seemed as if they had just been steamed without a hint of salt, garlic, or much of anything to enhance their flavour.
The tiny room is quite hot and if you want a private conversation, this is not the right place to go.
Good service - the patio looked like the place to be but was full . Worth checking out, but stay away from the staggeringly disappointing mushroom dish.
The meat item (lamb I think) looked great at the table next to us.

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F
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal! The service was outstanding - we ordered champagne by the glass, and they had run out, so they offered us two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to make up for the travesty of running out of champagne! The oysters were best we've ever tasted - from PEI. The mains are sizeable, filling and delicious. I'm celiac, and they were extremely accommodating... but more importantly, they didn't gluten me! There was no room for dessert unfortunately! The restaurant itself is tiny; however, the patio is fantastic on a summer night - private, tucked away and very quiet for long conversations.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've wanting to try this restaurant for some time now. Boy, was I not disappointed. It was divine. Food and service was perfection.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Quiche, it's the best one I've ever had!

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best cuisine in town. Some of the dishes are quite an experience. Try the fish stew and do not miss the special tart made upon request. They deserve a Michelin start; the Guide either didn’t take notice or the opportunity of assessing how good Café Chabrol is.

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