We look forward to welcoming you to La Banane.
The food was delicious, the cocktails were yummy, the service was terrific, and the decor was very funky and upscale. And they carefully accommodated multiple food allergies. Loved it.
Unusual set up in that one side wall is made of booths facing the bar. Booths are large and one-sided so lots of room for 4. Service was excellent. The food is certainly also excellent but very pricey (Agnolotti pasta covered in truffle oil was $40). Interestingly the only "less expensive" item on the menu - the buttermilk chicken at $18 wasn't available. But if price isn't a factor - the food, service, location, ambiance are all wonderful.
It was great
We went for Valentines Day 2019 and it was an unforgettable night! The food was unreal - we had the tasting menu which I would highly suggest. The beef tartare is amazing. Definitely recommend :)
Fine dining done in a "Carlito's Way" atmosphere. No I'm not Banana's but, maybe I am to liken this restaurant a DePalma film, but it is so fitting. Beautiful, sexy, chocolate banquets, starburst like murals on the walls, and 70's and 80's Soul music as the soundtrack, gorgeous. Now for the food, they specialize in seafood and it is evident in the variety and the spot on preparation and presentation of the seafood dishes. But I cannot forget to recommend the Brando's fried chicken, it is one of the best fried chicken I have tasted in this non Southern city. The service is attentive without being distracting, informative and patient. No question goes unanswered and advice is given without arrogance or condensation. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Certain dishes were phenomenal while others were a bit weak. Sort of hit or miss depending on what you order. Ambience was fantastic and I loved the large cozy booths!
Best service we have experienced in Toronto! Good was good too
Absolutely amazing!! Service, vibe and amazing food. Will definitely be back!
The atmosphere is really nice , next time I wld ask to be seated in the “dining room “ area. Food was delish however found the prices a wee bit overpriced for what you get. Service was excellent & very friendly. Music is background is really good(disco) noise level was really high and at times hard to hear
Great bang-for-buck ratio, good service, nice ambiance. Carte blanche is definitely worth a shot. Just remember you will share everything, so these are not individual portions, it’s fun to share though :). You must try raw scallops, so fresh, sweet and tender.
Great ambience and service right on point (courteous, knowledgeable, polite and amiable).
What a lovely place. Everything about the evening was great. the food was terrific and the staff are truly top notch. Cheers to Sasha who made us some delicious drinks and kept us entertained. Highly recommend!
It was one of my best dinners out in Toronto to date (been here almost 10 years). The place has a great feel, the service was professional but personal and just the right amount of casual. The food was beautifully presented & tasted even better. The cocktails were also pretty darn delicious. I’ll definitely be back.
Landed another date! So good I guess....
She tells me.... the only thing that landed me another date was the restaurant. ;)
the seafood tower is a must. Best Shrimp I think I have ever had. Excellent! We will be back!
The restaurant is classier in person than the photos, I would say French with a hint of Caribbean. I enjoyed myself as I had great company and the servers were lovely, but the food missed the mark. A dish was either too sweet, too dry, or bland. The restaurant seems service first, presentation second, and food third. I would try another dish again before recommending. I expect better food for the price.
Went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. From the moment we stepped in we were treated exceptionally well.
Our waiter was very well versed in the menu and could describe small nuances to us which helped us decide on what to eat. Which was challenging because everything on their menu sounded delicious.
Each course of food was unique in its own way in terms of taste and flavours. Service throughout the night was attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to enjoy a unique experience.
I love this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is lovely. Especially loved sitting at the bar this time.
Outstanding. Service, ambiance and food were excellent.
This was my third time at la banane and I have to say it is one of the best restaurants in the city if not the best. The food is amazing. But there are a lot of restaurants in Toronto with amazing food. La banane’s service is what puts it over the top for me. They have a “hostess” who has to be the best in the biz. I think she actually cares for every table in the restaurant because I’ve sat in different places each time and she took care of us initially every time. She greets you and helps you decide on what to order depending on your party’s likes and dislikes etc. She really listens and her suggestions are spot on every time. From there another member of the wait staff will take care of you but she’ll check in every once in awhile. The experience is expensive for sure but it is an experience like no other and worth every penny. Everything I’ve eaten there has been fantastic but the seared fois gras and the eurobass are out of this world.
We have been to La Banane twice and have found it to be outstanding. Excellent and memorable service on both occasions.
Amazing service, every dish was fantastic. Highly recommend.
We sat at the raw bar and tried many things from it. It was wonderful. Beautiful room and everyone was very friendly. We will return to try the rest of the menu.
Excellent restaurant, food was great and the service was wonderful! Totally enjoyed our dining experience!
Amazing menu, everything we ordered surpassed our expectation. Will definitely be back!
The veal chop was not cooked to asking. The mashed potatoes w/Gruyere were like a bowl of glue. The basement floor, where the washrooms are located were not maintained and a guest in our party slipped and hurt their shoulder and knee. The restaurant provided us with an ice pack, but other than that had little concern.
Nice place. Good food, sometimes great. Expensive
Three of us went to celebrate a special occasion. From the moment we entered, everything was completely perfect. The staff were all friendly, helpful yet unobtrusive. Decor was beautiful and everything we ordered was spectacular. Particularly outstanding were the scallops in garlic buttermilk, the fish en croute and the duck but everything was truly flawless. We will definitely return.
A very enjoyable evening. Service was top of the notch. The sommelier paired our meal with excellent wine at very reasonable price.
Certainly the food was fantastic!
We had a fantastic dinner with everything cooked to perfection. I would sujest the sea food platter it was so fresh and delicious.
All in all this was a good experience. The service was 5 star. The food was very good but an abundance of sauces which overwhelmed some of the dishes.
Sophisticated French bistro with a twist. Bespoke chocolates finish off an evening of fine dining and fabulous service. Euro bass is spectacular!!
Food was excellent but I don’t think the server/ kitchen understood my allergies very well.
Loved it!! Have already raved to friends that they should go
Excellent food quality. The recipes are quite original.
Maybe our expectations were too high because of all the hype around this place be we were definitely underwhelmed. Price was way too high for the experience which was nothing special. Felt like paying a lot of money for an average place. Nothing exceptionally Parisian about this place other than the pricing.
Fantastic food. Superb service.
Our worst experience at La Banane. We’ve had many favourable dinners in the past year but the service, food and ambience this time were all off.
After our first round of appetizers, they forgot our second round as the main course steak knives were brought out. When I followed up with the waitress, she said they’d be right out, and I saw her go to the computer to punch in our order. Then we had to wait another 10-15 minutes for them to arrive. The food quality has declined overall and we were disappointed at the lack of new dishes after several visits throughout a year.
The restaurant was so loud by the end of the meal, we all wanted to get out of there and my head was pounding. When we got our cheque, we were charged $85 for a bottle of wine and extra shrimp cocktail— neither of those were ordered. It was very disappointing to have been accidentally charged over $100 before tax and tip. We will not be returning.
Sat at the high top table and it was the best seat in the house!
Great restaurant. Very courteous and knowledgeable staff, would definitely recommend this restaurant