Le Baratin

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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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TR
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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
14 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
12 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!

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.

BB
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal and good service.

OU
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un resto vraiment français à Toronto. C’est fantastique !

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A
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time there, the service was excepcional, Camille was very friendly and accommodating. The food original and tasty.

EM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, vibe, and staff. A little gem and a very enjoyable time.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! We tried their mushrooms special menu and it was amazing!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it! Will definitely come back again. Staff are friendly and helpful, ambienence is terrific, food was tasty.

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service . Small place but we got a reservation an hour before we got there. Great experience!

BH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible, and very well priced. A little noisy but bearable. They could really use something to stop cold air coming in when the door is used, however.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, would recommend. I probably had the worst seat unfortunately, looking behind the counter but I drank enough wine to forget it. Food was quite good, liked the cosy ambience. Would definitely go back. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Steak fries was yum. Salmon was really yum. Soup was okay. Loved the cheese plate. Tart tatin was yum yum.

TD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive waiters, yummy food and a romantic ambiance.

JJ
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Le Baratin is a cozy French bistro. We ordered the duck breast, sea bass and friend polenta. Our party enjoyed our meals, it was delicious and fresh. Our server was kind and knowledgeable about the menu. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is very good, but portions - at least for the duck ($27) - are very small. I had some toast when I got home from dinner! Note: there is no bread on the table. You would have to order and pay for that.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Baratin recreates the atmosphere of a French bistro : great atmosphere , friendly staff and superb food by Jean Regis. The price is reasonable. It is worth the drive to Dundas west and Dufferin

B
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the ambiance and authenticity of this place. It was a welcoming environment with friendly service and delicious food. I also appreciated the simplicity of the menu which always gives me confidence that everything is fresh and prepared with high consistency.

TC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the boeuf bourguignon and it’s excellent!

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious! I had the seafood marmite, which was amazing. The portions were perfect. I was so please to be able to converse with my two friends without shouting over any club music, which is so common in TO. Pleasant everything. I want to come back for the steak frites. The prix fixe house made chocolate dessert was the perfect end touch. Thank you. Highly recommend this resto if you want a very good French meal with matching ambience.

KG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pascal makes the evening spectacular
Also delicious

HT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was disappointed that the menu was not more "French Bistro". That would likely not be big with the clientele. It seemed that most of the tables were ordering steak-frites which was not prepared as in France. Steak by any other name is still what the patrons want to eat when they go out. I was hoping for an abundance of fresh market vegetables and some traditional offerings such as cassoulet and and coq au vin, but no such luck. Most of the dishes were standard dining out fare, albeit with French names. Sorry, but my tastes are not ordinaire! Yes, I would recommend it to friends who have limited imagination.

RA
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great meal at Le Baratin, great recommendations on the drinks and the food was excellent. My only complaint was the fruit flies, a bit annoying but you'll find them anywhere...

OV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Baratin is the type of restaurant that I kind of wish to keep to myself...it's so wonderful. But, I also want this place to do very well and be around for a long time. People should be aware that this is excellent french food. Not just good - excellent. The servers were very knowledgable and create an atmosphere that is free of pretence. Just good honest food with fresh seasonal ingredients. I truly love this place.

r
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

With good friends the place of gathering didn’t really matter. The waitresses were attentive and they were tireless serving us with the birthday cakes. Those were about the good things regarding this place. The daily special halibut was tasteless and dry. Even I can cook great tasting halibut myself. I won’t be there again.

PR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are so lovely and welcoming. Everything we ate was delicious. I had a thought about this place, “the kind of place where friends get together and stay for dessert”

R
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a charming place with truly incredible food. The chocolate mousse is heaven.

l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had steak frites . The frites, onions, sauce and steak were excellent. The glass of wine suggested for me was also excellent.

the dessert was a chocolate truffle which I wish had lasted forever.

A nice restaurant to visit.

NG
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Baratin is one of my favourite restaurants in the city! They provide great food at great value.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and warm service! High class food in a relaxed atmosphere. A real gem of a place.

BL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Main course (duck confit with mushroom risotto) was excellent. Starter, selection of cheeses (to share), would benefit by serving more than one small slice of bread with it. Otherwise, nicer overall than I expected!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at Le Baratin.
I have serious food allergies, and the staff and chef did everything possible to meet my needs.
I will definitely return.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our second time to Le Baratin. For the money, it is the best French restaurant in Toronto. The charcuterie was delicious & the game hen with cheesy potatoes was fantastic. Portions are generous and very reasonably priced. It is rare in Toronto to leave a restaurant feeling that you've had a memorable dinner without leaving you broke. Well done!

RT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Enjoyed my dining experience

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