Jules Bistro- Queen West

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Jules Bistro is a small French restaurant in the heart of Queen West right around the corner from Trinity-Bell Woods. Our mission is simple; we provide high quality, home-style southern French cuisine at reasonable prices, great wine sourced from all over France and swift and reliable service whether you're in for the evening or just a quick espresso. Whether you've traveled from afar or are coming from just around the corner, we look forward to welcoming you into our home. À bientôt!

We're excited to announce a great reason to visit us on Tuesday's-1/2 price Côte de Boeuf. We look forward to hosting you!

We are happy to note that we have been included in OpenTable's list of 100 Best Restaurants in Canada.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join us this Valentine's Day. We will feature our regular menu and ensure we are stocked with Prosecco and great Champagne to celebrate!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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a
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not the same team working as in the past. Service was slower and less personal but still good

j
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We booked bar seats. Our food was great and came very quickly, but at the end of our meal the server came over to tell us that they have a time limit on he seats and we were 15 min over. At this point we had been dining for only an hour - so the time limit is 45 min? For a Friday night this is an insane time limit - what if we ordered dessert? Or apps? Also, all of the other patrons at the bar were there before us and no one else was asked to leave. I suspect they double booked or seated a walk in and needed the seats. Either way extremely rude, if your in a tight spot just explain it don’t lie and ruin our meal. Won’t ever return.

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RW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a littler longer then expected to get a waiter to come by initially. But the rest of the evening was fantastic. Food was excellent ! Would recommend the escargot. Four of us split the 24oz beef and a few appetizers and was more than enough. Chocolate mousse tasted like it may have been a day old . Can't wait to go back and try the duck.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The owner mades is feel at home

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on Tuesday night so had the good fortune to enjoy the steak special. It was absolutely delicious as were the frites. The service we received was great. The tables are very close together and we found the noise level to be very high, making it a bit difficult to enjoy a conversation.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem!!! We are looking forward to coming back soon!

PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, great friendly service, cosy atmosphere, wonderful food, we had the steak, desert to die for.

OT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely post shopping pre holiday meal. We actually reserved at the wrong location by accident and they sweetly sorted it all out. Second time at Jules Bistro and most definitely not the last.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super caring and friendly. Music and vibe were perfect. Manager came to our table to chat and recommended I eat a bone piece with my hands to get the full experience. All together a fantastic evening!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and awesome experience on an otherwise slow evening.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing! Try the grilled salmon or the quiche of the day!

L
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We haven't visited this location for over a decade - and so glad we came again. Enjoyed before, but much more comfortable (warmer - no draught from entrance) and great decor - real bistro feeling. Servers friendly and responsive. Introduced a friend for a birthday, and she loved it!

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was completely disappointed with the restaurant. I made a reservation for 8 people, I arrived at the restaurant with 3 other people and the others were not too far behind. The waitress informed us that the table was "ready". We got to the table and only 4 out of the 8 seats were available, I told the waitress that the rest of the party is almost here.She aggressive informed me that the other table is paying their bill and will be leaving. The rest of the party arrived shortly after and the table still wasn't ready. They had to stand uncomfortable next to us while they waited for the table. Our food arrived extremely cold and the service was very lackluster.

EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great and attentive service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, escargot was amazing!!! The cote de boeuf lacked flavour, but good for the price (we got it on half priced Tuesday). Service was wonderful and fast! Ambiance was warm and cozy. Tables are just on top of each other

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

F
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I have to say if you haven’t tried this place , then you need to. Everything was amazing from the service , food , and atmosphere. I will be going back soon!

BZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and will definitely keep going back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Côte de bœuf was excellent as always. One of the best spots in the city.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time at Jules Bistro. Will return here with pleasure. Happy Holidays.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away when we arrived. We reserved a table as opposed to bar seating and had a great table for 2 near the bar. David the owner came over to take our coats to hang up. Server was super attentive and David suggested a great wine for us. We had scallops and escargot to start and steak frites and beef tenderloin as our entrees. Food, service and ambiance was great.

CJ
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Steak Frites was delicious. Didn't get the Prix Fixe menu but it looked great. Overall good ambiance, would definitely go back!

EK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Will definitely be going back.

LG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely love going for a casual dinner

C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great value on a Tuesday night...can't beat the deal...however with the deal and the crowd don't expect the best service....very hard to get the waiters attention... maybe waiting a little longer than you would expect to get what you need.......

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner here. Great service, fabulous food and a lovely atmosphere

HH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy bistro with excellent service and great code de Boeuf 😁

BC
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I love French food. I used to live in France and know what good French food tastes like. I was craving some good French food for my birthday dinner this past Sunday so I carefully scanned the menus of several well-known French restaurants in Toronto and looked at reviews and decided to give Jules Bistro a try. I was looking forward to typical, tasty French bistro food. That's not what I got at Jules Bistro. I started with classic French onion soup. It was mostly broth, light on the onions and had 3 large croutons with a little bit of gruyere on top. The worst part however, was that it was bland. It had no flavour. Three of us had the soup and we all felt the same way about it. My sister had the chevre chaud salad. Again, we've had this classic dish many times. The vinaigrette on the bed of salad seemed to be just some oil, no vinegar or herbs. Very bland. As for the chevre. It was a light smear on a slice of toasted baguette. You can barely call this a salade au chevre chaud. Then came the main courses. I chose the tuna tartare. It was bland with the same bland salad and frites that looked and tasted alarmingly similar to McDonald's fries. I expected hand cut delicious French frites. My daughter had the steak tartare. Bland as well with the same bland salad and McDonalds fries. The others in my group had the steak and veal chop. You guessed it - all bland with the same bland salad and McDonalds fries. Sending the food back would have not solved the problem. We probably would have been given a bottle of some sort of condiment or they would have put more salt on each dish. Plus, we were hungry so we ate it, bland as it was. The desserts were flavourful (finally!), but the portions were not generous. Toronto is a world class city now and Torontonians have an array of dining choices not easily matched. So why does anyone think we can't handle an authentic French bistro experience or that we want bland food? Needless to say, they won't be seeing me again!

h
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely hospitality, expensive for what you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate a masters

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in France for 5 years and can say this place has a genuine French 'vibe'. Food excellent, ambience excellent. Service friendly and spot-on (help discreetly available when needed, no excessive 'pestering' when not). Was our first visit and our high expectations were met. Won't be the last time either. Jules Rules.

MB
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my experience at Jules!

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing meal here: friendly service, great ambiance, and most importantly delicious food cooked to perfection!

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Everything was excellent and there was more on the menu we wanted to try. Definitely will be back!!!

BD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, good value for your money and the service was exceptional. I will definitely go back to Jules Bistro.

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this Toronto hot spot. Perfect for any occasion. The food is absolutely fabulous and we always leave planning our next visit. The owner is always there with a warm hello and goodbye. The staff is excellent and the value worth every dollar.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing - I take all my friends out for their birthdays here. The service is also great, servers are super nice and always attending to the table

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reviews about excellent service were accurate. Service was top notch

Loved our meal

Very authentic

Owner checked in multiple times to ensure our meal was meeting our expectations

I would go back for sure

BF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the pre-fix menu and all of it was fantastic. It was a fun evening, well-priced and good drinks. Love this place!

F
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with my meal. The fish was cooked poorly. The accompanying greens were not interesting and reminded me of a salad mix available at any grocery store.