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Lapinou, Toronto, ON
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Lapinou

4.6
4.6
815 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 479-4414

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Cross street

    King and Bathurst

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    CA$130.00 per person

    Jan 16 - Mar 30, 2023
    Bright and effervescent scents will fill the air as Executive Chef and Partner Ben Heaton invites guests to experience this seasons limited-edition ‘Chef's Tasting Menu’, offered exclusively from January 16th to March 30th. Showcasing the best ingredients 'From the Sea', diners can experience a curated five-course menu incorporating the light and fresh flavours of these thoughtfully curated dishes. Our Chef's Tasting Menu is available for $130 per person*, plus tax and gratuity, with an optional $70 beverage pairing per course * Tasting menu dishes and ingredients may change without prior notice in line with seasonality and availability. Experience must be booked for table, whole reservation will be committed to enjoying our tasting menu
  • Valentine's Day 2023

    CA$125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    VALENTINE'S DAY 2023 $125pp *SUPPLEMENT COURSE* CHILLED OYSTERS (6pc) $25 Tomato & chili mignonette, fresh horseradish FIRST COURSE Choose 1 per person WINTER GREENS RAW SCALLOP FOIE GRAS PARFAIT SECOND COURSE Choose 1 per person SMOKED EEL CARBONARA RICOTTA GNOCCHI IBERICO PORK RAGU THIRD COURSE Choose 1 per person SQUASH RICE GLORY BAY SALMON PETITE TENDER *CHEESE SUPPLEMENT COURSE* TÊTE DE MOINE $25 for 2ppl Truffle honey, water crackers DESSERT COURSE Choose 1 per person WHITE TRUFFLE ICE CREAM HONEYCRISP APPLE TARTINE CHOCOLATE

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What 815 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MV

    MarcusV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    After two hours of sitting down in the middle of our meal we were asked to leave. The restaurant manager would not leave our side until we paid and left. We were literally forced out before we could finish our meal. I’ve never had a worse dining experience. Our tab was $2000 for 5 people. I’m surprised that the restaurant wouldn’t have allowed us to enjoy our meal. I would never go back and I strongly recommend you avoid this place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has quickly jumped to being one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Went there for an anniversary dinner with my significant other - and we had an extraordinary time. Five things stood that were miles ahead of anything we’ve had: The cocktail to start: we ordered the toji which has an extra brut champagne finish. It was a fantastic way to kickstart the meal The foie gras which was arguably one of the tastiest appetizers we’ve ever had, and definitely the best foie gras. They make it so different Cote de beouf was the special for the evening. It was so tender and delicious, with an array of flavors. It was so filling and hit the spot The service: Jarrett was an outstanding server. Making wonderful recommendations throughout - the cote de beouf and the st emillion wine. He also surprised us with a delicious panna cotta to wrap up the night. Jarrett is a star The ambience, the people and the music. This place is arguably one of the best restaurants in Toronto.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Andreas - he was so enthusiastic and gave amazing recommendations and descriptions. Food delicious. My only complaint was that it was chilly in there..
  4. SF

    StephenF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around!! Sommelier Lauren was a delight, food was excellent, server Anetei was attentive without interruption!
  5. A

    Anastasia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend Lapinou to friends and family.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Shared a few different plates. The whole experience was one that I’d recommend.
  8. C

    Cecilia

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I waited too long to book and did not experience the truffle tasting menu as I had hoped but they graciously contacted me to explain a new tasting menu had begun. They took great care to double check which menu items were gluten free for my husband. Every dish was delicious!
  9. G

    Georgie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and drinks are outstanding. I would highly recommend trying out everything on the menu as the food is fantastic. We tried the Oysters, Hirasama, shared the beef for 2. The bartenders create unique drinks. We especially recommend Le Solstice and Cafe Jalisco. Kenny our server was so knowledgeable and attentive. He knew the perfect order to bring out our appetizers to elevate the flavour. He recommended the drinks and was very personable. I won't be able to eat anywhere else. I can't wait to try the seafood tasting menu coming soon.
  10. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I love Lapinou. The food is incredible - the flavours are delicate but complex and the way the servers talk about the food is exciting. The cocktails are really great. The ambience and atmosphere is intimate but open - perfect for dates, birthdays or catch ups. The thing to keep in mind when ordering is that the serving sizes are on the smaller side. Would highly recommend!
  11. NM

    NickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic. From start to finish; cocktails to wine selection to first plates to desert. Everything was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

    LapinouResponded on January 11, 2023Hi Nick, Thank you so much for the kind words. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! Regards, Bre Fedele (AGM) & Andrea Calini (Sommelier)

  12. IR

    IsaiasR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, was the fabulous, incredible, delicate, and elegant presentation, the taste. I am still in ecstasy! Andreas's service and attention were incomparable; he made us spend an incredible evening, and the explanation of the wines and the food did not enhance the experience involving all the senses. Thank you very much to all the kitchen staff, bravo!

    LapinouResponded on January 11, 2023Ciao Isaias, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your wife for her birthday- we look forward to seeing you again soon! Ci vediamo presto! Andrea Calini Sommelier

  13. A

    2023Ariesgetter

    Toronto

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The truffle tasting menu is nothing short of amazing. The staff is all educated on the menu. The sommelier is passionate about his profession and took us on a delightful journey amongst a variation of ingredients and flavours. I would keep coming back here as it’s not that busy and popular yet, it’s definitely a hidden treasure. The only thing I’d change is getting a proper coat check in place and a better seating arrangement as the sofas are too low for the table. Besides that Merci beaucoup !

    LapinouResponded on January 11, 2023Hello! Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time for sending this beautiful feedback. We take deep pride in our hospitality and offerings. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Andrea Calini Sommelier

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience with the Truffle Tasting Menu. Everything was delicious! Our server, Kenny, was exceptional!
  15. KM

    KyleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional and the service was even better! Will definitely be back!
  16. M

    Maya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time thank you ! 10/10 Thank you very much

    LapinouResponded on January 2, 2023Hi Maya, Our absolute pleasure, looking forward to hosting you again soon!

  17. CV

    ColetteV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing - although a busy New Years Eve dinner, people were well spaced out for reservations which gave our waiter time to greet and provide personalized service. It's our third time experiencing their tasting menu which provided a nice selection of food. Down side is they do offer for an additional $70 or so, wine pairing but they only give 3 oz which seems pretty chintzy for that price. We elected to buy an $80 bottle of wine instead.
  18. f

    foodietoronto

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was utterly superb! The sommelier took extra pair describing each dish and wine pairing, and swapped one of the pairings because we didn’t like it. It was worth every penny!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Lapinou - the team are so lovely, their somm is very knowledgeable and they have an awesome wine list. The food is always super fresh and creative, one of our favourite King West spots
  20. TG

    TamaraG

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The meal was lovely and the service was excellent. The restaurant is gorgeous. But it was shockingly expensive -- I've had meals at Canoe that were cheaper, with food that was on a different level. When the waiter presented the specials, he didn't mention the prices. The steak, which was for 2 people, was $200. The most expensive entree on the menu is $54, and I was expecting something in line with that. per person. Our fault for not asking, but it really surprised me when the bill arrived, which definitely took away from the experience.
  21. a

    auditabhattacharya

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for the truffle tasting menu, the food is made with exceptional attention to detail and the servers make it all the more memorable with their warm hospitality and lively banter. Would highly recommend! Only taking away one star as I personally felt the portions were extremely small for the price!
  22. AW

    AnnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, service and overall ambience. Totally recommend.
  23. MM

    MichelleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aidan was a wonderful server! Food was delicious:)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and cocktail. Our waiter took the squash rice off our bill once he noticed we didn’t enjoy the dish. Food was great even though the price to value ratio could have been better. Overall still a good experience
  25. R

    Rapman58

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    First the good - the Asian hostess who tried to smooth things over was a true professional, and they waived the bill (for good reason). I still left $50 on table as I wasn't looking for a free meal, Just a passable one at worst. Booked 3 weeks in advance asked for table not in middle of room. That where we were sat. Asian woman changed it for us. Server doesn't show for 10 min, when she does bruskly goes thorough limited menu in excruitating detail while spraying my face, then leaves not to return for 15 min, again at the prompting of Asian woman. Recommends special prepared pasta dish and Elora (WOW so juicy she claims) chicken, like some special big deal. Fingerling potatos side $19! Only other one is spinach on offer. She says she will hurry the food, we say no need, just want it prepared properly, all arrives 15 min later. Dry chicken, runny tasteless pasta with tidbits of shitaki mushrooms (I've had better mac and cheese), well prepared potatoes, but with congealed bland goopy dressing all over them. All portions on the small size (pasta particularly so at the bargain price of $33), which would be acceptable if it was at least artistic. I've seen better arranged plates at the Keg. Finally real manager come over to ask if everything is alright...I say do you really want to know? Let me count the ways. He then starts berating me, brings the "bill", with a kind of FO and Die attitude, so we did. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Funny thing was my GF reminded me we had been there four years and walked out after wine, she remebered similar abyssmal service...plus ca change. I hope he gave the $50 to the Asian hostess. Ambiance is typcial King St. nice, appealing to the woke crowd who prefer pictures over taste.
  26. BW

    BarbW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food , service and ambiance
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again as a scale hospitality client I felt super special They really know how to take care of their clients and make them feel like friends When it comes to the food….what can I say, it was off the charts amazing!!!!!
  28. RR

    RhondaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We ordered scallops for 26$ -- an entree-- and it was like one scallop sliced in 10! It was ridiculously thin wafers. Felt like a total gouge. The appetizer was more substantial than the main! We asked to split and had no idea be this insignificant and were not told how miniscule it would be. I would say either provide a meal or don't. Will not go back
  29. JM

    JackieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous experience at Lapinou, superb service, great food, a class act.
  30. k

    kevin

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot and good food. Would come back again! This is also a great date spot
  31. DF

    DrFoodLover

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very inventive take on bistro fare. Attentive and excellent service. Great vibe. A shame that our plates all had remnants of delicious reductions/jus that none of us could lap up because of their thin consistencies. Otherwise, amazing!
  32. RP

    RosannaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful Atmosphere Gorgeous bar area. We look forward to our next visit to this restaurant.
  33. AS

    AndreaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Pretentious. Overpriced. Tiny servings that weren't particularly tasty. Disappointed.
  34. n

    noahw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service and menu tour was great! Overall the ambiance was awesome, however around 10pm the music turned up and was very loud
  35. r

    ricardamundo

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of five and received a very warm welcome. The decor is inviting with red brick walls and great ambient lighting. An appropriate music mix completed the mood. Cocktails were excellent. We had to try the sourdough and had the Stracciatella for our starters. This isn't the Italian soup, but rather the cheese focussed dished which here is served with beets, sesame seeds and shiso. This was truly and exceptional combination which delighted the table with a different taste sensation with each bite. We then shared the beef tartar and the foie gras parfait and both were tasty and creative takes on the standard presentation. Finally, we moved on to the beef shank which was a very generous portion suitable for 5 with a beautifully seasoned sauce complimenting tender and succulent beef combined with spinach and potatoes. Sounds pretty basic but it was out of this world. For wine we had a French GSM to start and the Saint-Emilion to pair with the beef. The wine list is focussed on French wine and I would recommend staying with the French options; the sommelier has done a thoughtful job of assembling this list ... trust it. Finally, as a nice finishing touch our birthday guest was presented with a lovely dessert on the house. Our server Kenny provided outstanding service with great recommendations to help us make our selections and was a charming and attentive pro throughout. Thanks also to the young gentleman from Lyon whose name I didn't catch. We had high expectations and Lapinou delivered on all counts. Highly recommended.
  36. I

    Inzy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicate and delicious and the service was wonderful.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. The lounge style jazz music and soft lighting makes it a very warm and elegant spot to dine!
  38. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly and knowledgable waiter, delicious food! loved the description of the food too
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner in Lapinou for our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect! Food was incredible, wine pairing exceptional and service way beyond our expectations. It is expensive, but definitely worth every cent
  40. CE

    ClaudiaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always exceptional at Lapinou! The food is incredible too. Highly suggest the pork - mind blowing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Lapinou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.

Lapinou is rated 4.6 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lapinou

642 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M7

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and Bathurst

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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