Le Baratin

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Enjoy a taste of France at Le Baratin, 1600 Dundas West, with a unique menu and an enchanting atmosphere. Escape the bustle of Toronto in the morning with the delight of a homemade croissant, or take an imaginary plane in the evening with the culinary experience of our French inspired menu.
Food prepared at Le Baratin is indeed classic with a modern twist. Classic in a sense of ‘old school’: our sauces are all made in-house, with a veal-based stock. These days, that is very rare. Jean likes the good old way of preparing food - truly, the proper way! Moreover, there is not a bistro in France that doesn’t serve at least 2 out of the 3 desserts we offer: Tarte Tatin, Mousse au Chocolat, and Creme Caramel.
For lunch, the Croque Monsieur is a must-have. French peasant, or street food, is uniquely reinvented here.
Our wine list is mid-priced and extensively curated from France; we offer the best value for the best price. Or, try any of our other cocktails!
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem!!! Food was perfectly prepared; excellent presentation!!

JU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIEUX!
Quel plaisir de retrouver de vraies saveurs dans un cadre agréable, avec un service chaleureux!

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely staff, lovely vibe. Our first time and we’ll be back!

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always, authentic, and great quality and value. Tuesday night half price wine an added bonus.

AM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in Toronto. Food is always delicious, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is unpretentious and welcoming. Le Baratin is a gem!

FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the quantity of food is really small. We both had a steak and frites and if we hadn't ordered an appetizer,we would have been left hungry after the meal. The dessert selection wasn't great.
My husband had to have a snack before going to bed.

Le Baratin
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Francoise, Sorry to hear that your dinner wasn't fully satisfying; but we're surprised by your comment as we've served over 7000 steak-frites since the opening in 2016, and never had this kind of comment! We do serve 7oz (or 170gr.) chucktail steak which is standard in French bistro. If you're used to Steak house then it's different; $59 16oz Rib Eye (Barberian), $52 10oz N.Y. Strip (Hys) or 6oz Steak (The Keg) but not for $25! So we'll stick to what our Patrons enjoy so far!

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BV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, qualité de la nourriture excellente.

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EW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely little French spot with good food and great service.

A
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, service : Excellent!
As expected, as usual
Thank you guys!

KS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing menu, great combinations and beautifully presented

MS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value French restaurant. Everything was great! Thank you for a fantastic experience. We will return regularly!

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Not too expensive. Unusual wines. Great desserts. Friendly staff. That defines a great place for an evening out to me. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

NI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our second New Year's Eve dinner at Le Baratin with our good friends - and once again we were absolutely delighted with the menu variety and the delicious flavours. We will be back for our third on the eve of 2021

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and refreshingly unpretentious staff & atmosphere. A neighbourhood gem!

JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and the best service. We’ll be back and often!

MA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this intimate neighbourhood gem. Like a trip to France!

J
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The moules were fabulous, will be returning!

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were all slightly disappointed with the quality of food. We had higher expectations.

Le Baratin
Responded on December 17, 2019

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your dinner as we didn't get any negative comment or remarks on that night. We can't meet people's expectations if these expectations are irrelevant with what we know and do. We try to deliver bistro style service, food and atmosphere. Obviously it must have been you first time. And we wish we could have treat you for another meal at Le Baratin, but difficult to do with another anonymous comment. Kindly.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have already recommended visiting Le Baratin to friends and co-workers. We had a great time.

EP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience dining at Le Baratin. The wine choice with organic options and the local food and daily specials make it a place I frequent for special occasions and the Prix Fix nights are great when I have to eat on a budget!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Our server was fantastic & the food perfection!

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French menu is very authentic and quality of food is outstanding. We love trying delicious daily specials which never disappoint. We invited our family to try Le Baratin, and they were equally impressed.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our most very first dinner visit to Le Baratin. Our steak et frites were wonderful. Service was great. Prices very reasonable. Will be happy to recommend to anyone.

KA
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular!! My favourite French restaurant in the city. Amazing food and exceptional service !

MJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous friendly service, absolutely delicious food, everything with a wonderful French atmosphere.
The only recommended improvement would be to cut or turn down the music...the noise level is hard enough in a small place...it doesn’t need any help from music to increase it.
Thank you to all involved in this wonderful restaurant.

JP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food was acceptable, but there are numerous similar venues with better quality. The service was sub-par from the beginning. We had to ask the server to remove a portable chalkboard from our table roughly ten minutes after we were seated as nobody came to check on us sooner. The place was not busy at the time. We were not offered any water, and had to request it after our drinks were delivered. We had the charcuterie board to start which featured a duck pate that was a little too dry. For mains we had the duck which was perfectly acceptable and a seafood stew in a lobster bisque which was very nice. Overall it was not a bad experience, however it could have been better. That being said, the prices were very reasonable, although I don’t mind paying a bit more at other french restaurants in town as the food and service are both better elsewhere.

Le Baratin
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hello Jeff, Thank you for your rating even if "acceptable" doesn't sound too good and doesn't seem to describe our food based on numerous reviews. According to our server it seems that you really enjoy the food that night. Regarding service, we are a Bistro; the DNA of a bistro is casual, relax and unpretentious; we don't pretend to compete with high end restaurants. That why we leave a chalkboard (daily's special) on tables for a few minutes, & really sorry for the water: our mistake! Cheers.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is more than welcoming, the staff prompt and efficient, the food is DIVINE!!! Would whole-heartedly recommend it to all my friends, will definitely be back, and always will consider it for inviting people for either brunch or dinner!

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, relaxed atmosphere and ambiance. I will go back soon!

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have been to Le baratin six or seven times over past 2-3 years. This time disappointed in appetizers. Loved the old presentation of dips on wood platter w breads and flat bread. This time, on small plate without array of rolls etc. coffees at end used to come w small cookies , not anymore. Mains and wine were great though and I love the atmosphere. Our friends had never been and loved it but I remember it being better.

Le Baratin
Responded on November 21, 2019

Sorry to learn you're disappointed! We do serve "assiette pour discuter" with home-made olive cake and not with sourdough bread anymore (and no roll ever) to keep it as the same price as ... 2 years ago! Bread from Mabel is alway available on the menu to order. And sorry if you didn't get any cookies, as the one we do in-house have always been for sale (at $.70/each for the trad. shortbread !) And what about the rests of the dinner. It's be nice and fair to comment directly to us. Cheers.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a pleasure to dine at Le Baratin. There's such a welcoming environment, attentive servers and of course wonderful food. Chef Jean Regis' ready smile is the icing on the cake.

TR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very aesthetically pleasing interior and french vibe. Cozy and comforting decor. Very good food, their specials are worth a mention. I felt as though a lot of effort was put into that dish just for me. That's how you want to feel.

A
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It’s a simple French bistro with excellent food. We were there for a birthday.

KA
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak frites in the city <3

AS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like this place. I just returned from 5 weeks in France and it felt completely like I was back there. Good food, good service and the $25/person prix fixe deal on Monday's is great.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. Do yourself a favor and go.

SC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and terrific service - I'd go back again.

KA
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite French restaurant is Toronto. Hands down.

AS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Service was prompt and very attentive. Also very well informed. I can't wait to go back.

WW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our favourite local spots. Charming French bistro with excellent food at a good price. This particular time we were there for the prix fixe menu. The beef cheeks were so tender they melted in your mouth. Perhaps I might have had a bit more cheese or sundried tomatoes to bump up the intensity of the salad--but I'm just nitpicking. We love it there.

GL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Chef Jean and our server Amon were so attentive throughout our meal. We were totally satisfied and are eager to return the next time we are in Toronto. Highly recommend!

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