Lapinou

4.5
408 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary French
A neo-bistro inspired by regional French flavours and local terroir - met with modern culinary expertise and endless curiosity.

Stay for a meal, stop in for a glass of wine, or drink and snack late into the evening.

Santé!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 408 people are saying
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LindseyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ambiance was great. Service was ok. We felt very rushed to order and eat. Our appetizer came out with our main dish and then felt rushed to get out while other tables arrived before us and stayed after. Would have appreciated being able to enjoy a few drinks and probably would have ordered desert and more drinks if we didn’t feel like we were being pushed out.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The bar tender, Simon, was excellent. Wine selection was great. Service was great. Food was ok. The seafood platter was disappointingly small for the price. Overall, was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an experience.. the food was absolutely outstanding, and each dish was beautifully presented. The service was fast and friendly, and our server brought a new set of cutlery and plates with each dish, since we decided to share multiple dishes as recommended to us. The cocktail was a bit pricey but delicious and had a very unique flavour in the best way. The ambience was very nice, we sat outside and despite the usual sounds of downtown traffic, it was an incredible experience overall. Highly recommend!

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Anonymous
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The wait staff was hurried, basically ignored me when I spoke to them and/or brusque in any responses, and forgot part of our brunch appetizer. We had to remind them we were missing a part of our order and also ask for them to bring milk/sugar back to our table after clearing it without our having finished our tea. Overall, they are severely missing the fact they are in a service industry. I would not recommend.

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MeLocavore
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most lovely spot. Delicious food and kind, thoughtful service.

The jazz band is a must on Sunday brunch, Thursday night :)

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vipMichelleS
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The interior, lighting and music was well thought out and made for beautiful ambience. The service is excellent. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. We had a few different cocktails all of which were innovative. We had the seafood platter to start, bread, beef tartar, mushroom tart, lobster chittara, and the duck. Everything was delicious and perfectly executed. The only thing was the XO sauce on the duck. It was much too overpowering. We told the server, she took it back and she returned with the sauce on the side. The duck was perfectly cooked. And didn’t even need the sauce. We definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be returning.

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GraceF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Kitchen was backed up. We needed to leave. The server took care of our drinks and sent us on our way with a dessert. The lobster pasta is delicious!

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vipTTRK
Toronto
118 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The good - great atmosphere, nice patio (especially if you get a 4 person couch table), small menu but tasty food.
The bad - oddest service I've ever had. Super formal to the point of seeming robotic and rushed. Made us uncomfortable. Just odd.

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GordonR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Server was intrusive. Very self absorbed. Food was outstanding, ambiance great

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Mirvelt
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Cocktails hit the spot. The patio was lovely.

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Nasreen
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful and classy place. Great service too and bathroom smells good.

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DarshikaS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve and his team were great. We will definitely visit again

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Beee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food - We ordered the duck and the steak. Both were tasty but dry. The vegetables that came with these did not add anything to the dishes. All in all, nothing special.
Service - Service was relatively slow and the dishes took a while (which did not help the fact that these were just ok).
Ambiance - We were seated indoors. Acoustics were good and there was a jazz band playing, which we enjoyed. Minimal noise. The ambiance was probably the best part of our dining experience.

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SylviaO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was good and I loved the Margarita drink I had. Friendly and courteous staff.

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vipFlorenceN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delightful and exciting food choices, cocktails were delicious too!

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ChristinaW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very pleasant and leisurely Brunch to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Their patio is not on the street but between 2 buildings, which is a bonus, and has a retractable awning in case of rain. There was a set Brunch menu;the food was delicious and just the right portions. Another bonus was a good selection of 1/2 price bottles of wine. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning again myself.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good except the jazz band was way too loud and we could barely hear each other. The rest was amazing.

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food and drinks - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lapinou was the perfect brunch experience with the girls! We had the set brunch menu and each dish was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will return for a date night!

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Katie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, small but thoughtful menu. Good cocktails. Amazing service

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Troy
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lapinou is a super cute place, and my girlfriend and I had a great date there. Stellar service in a convenient, downtown location. The food was good but not exceptional, and the wait staff set expectations for the length of time we could be at our table. All in all, definitely recommend.

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MichaelZ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the restaurant and the staff was very professional and the service was great. A little pricey but the food was very good.

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Hliv
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio!

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Vanfan
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We’re from out of town and sadly missed Le Sélect Bistro. I found this place on the web and took a chance. The first order of drinks was very slow to come but after that everything was great. Very friendly and competent staff, too. . I thought the duck was a bit too spicy (I like spicy but here it hid the taste of the meat) but the other dishes were delicious. Loved the patio. Strong recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great space, great bartenders, great space. menu is right balance of diversity and focus. Food was excellent as was the recommended wine pairing.

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mnw1
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another incredible experience. The very reason why we return. Safe and orderly given the times we’re in without missing a beat. George and team were on point with solid recommendations. The outdoor patio is lovely and transportive making for a perfectly lit atmosphere. Already looking forward to our next visit - Thank you!

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SelinE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very nice, the food was delicious, and the service was great. The people working there were very friendly. I would highly recommend this place.

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Alex
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food & service were great . Every dish was presented incredibly. The only dish that did not measure up was the Duck. It was prete dry & the accompanying veggies did not help. Overall great experience, beautiful Patio. We will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food took a while to come like others have mentioned but it was delicious! The AC was a bit strong tho and I felt cold inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Took too long to be served

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NoahZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Was here for my moms birthday, but also time constrained trying to make the blue jays game.

We ordered a steak to share, came cold and was not good, server apologized and asked if we wanted a dessert, and seeing as it was my moms birthday, and it came with a candle, assumed it would be complimentary.. it was not. It also took an additional 20 minutes to get us our dessert , resulting in us being late for the game.

Bill came, full price for the steak and 12$ for a scoop of gelato.

Needless to say was unimpressed with the service and the food, will not be back

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vipJamesA
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Ambiance was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Later Sunday evening dinners not always easy to accommodate right now in TO, can be difficult to find a reservation. Restaurant wasn’t very busy, servers were very pleasant and polite. Food was just ok, menu was interesting but plated end result didn’t wow near as much as description. Started with cocktail that was just good, oysters as a starter, were fresh & delicious but duck as the main presented conflicting flavours, 2.5 stars out of 5. Plate was too ambitious & sadly heavy citrus mixed in with turnip & vegetables didn’t compliment the duck. Quality of duck breast was mediocre, bit tough but flavour was good. Dessert was good 3.5 out of 5.

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vipajrck
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Lapinou and have always appreciated the ambience, being tucked away from the busy downtown streets and kept cozy with string lights and an awning that goes over the entire space when needed. The staff are friendly and sociable. The prix fixe brunch menu was also good. I had the sea bream as my main aside from the family style "snacks" at the start of the meal. It was a good mix of sour, salty, and hints of sweetness throughout the different courses down to the biscuit with meringue for dessert.

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CharleneC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved our dinner. The place is so nice and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came late, but overall I really liked it!

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smarchie
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to catch up with colleagues and dine with friends.
I also happen to think it’s KingWests best date night spot for sharing plates and sipping on fantastic cocktails over conversation.
Service is always friendly and the food on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was good but overpriced. Service varied from neutral to pushy (to sell more food) to somewhat rude. Nice patio and ambience but really doubt that we will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food, drinks and great staff ! Will definitely come back !

FAQs

Lapinou does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Lapinou also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.

Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.