Le Notre Bistro

4.8
107 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
Le Notre is a 20 seat restaurant, offering seasonal driven menu with locally sourced ingredients.

$38 - 3 Course Prix Fixe | Serving everyday from 5:30 PM to 7 PM
$55 - 4 Course Tasting Menu | Serving everyday from 7:30 PM onwards

We are open TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 5:30pm to Close. If you are planning a late night visit, or want to catch a last call, we suggest that you phone ahead. We would love to stay open for your late night cravings, and don't want to miss you.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 300-9304
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephanie Pacheco
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Private party facilities
At Le Notre we strive to offer you a special experience with an emphasis on quality. Serving great food, and service with attention to details – our essentials. Why Le Notre? Perfect location in the heart of Toronto. An exclusive opportunity to reserve the entire restaurant for your occasion.
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Private party contact
Sergei Kourokhtine: (416) 300-9304
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbord St.
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Parking details
There is parking all around the block (mind the one way streets..)
Parking on Manning is free until midnight.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine

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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 107 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I found the restaurant on the Trip advisory and it was everything I expected and more. Sergei (the owner) was fantastic with explanations about wines and all meals that were part of the Tasting Menu. We ordered pairing wine with it and we tried many good ones that evening. My personal favourite was risotto but every single one was great. I had a felling I was in Lyon or Cannes in one of Michellin Star restaurants. I will go back for sure and I see it is part of the Summerlicious Toronto, so visit for sure!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

<3 always the best time - thanks again!!!

- Kim Carty

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Enjoyed that the waiter/tress were very well informed and provided their recommendations. Compliments to the chef.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The meal was fantastic. We shared steak tartare, escargots, followed by steak frites and confit de canard. First course was with a glass of Sancerre followed by a bottle of French red wine. All was delicious, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent Value in an Intimate Setting

We were a party of 4 and this was our first time dining at Le Notre. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we knew that it would be a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant only seats 20 so it is an intimate dining experience. We all decided to have the 4-course tasting menu. They will prepare it based on your preferences, but we decided to let them choose for us. The 4-course tasting menu without wine pairings is $55 and with wine pairings is $90. They also have a 3-course Prix Fixe Menu for $38. The quality of the food and service were superb. The cuisine is creative and delicious and is served by professional and attentive staff. I had asked if we could reserve a table in a quiet location since we were celebrating a birthday and they had reserved the perfect table for us. Our servers were fantastic also - their attentive service and helpful suggestions made for an enjoyable dining experience. They helped to make this a birthday to remember.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and cozy. The food was absolutely delicious and the waiter was so nice! I would definitely come back and recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Terrific, concise menu and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Where to start? One of the best meals that I’ve ever had in Toronto. The tenderloin was magnificent along with the gnocchi that was served along side it. Girlfriend had the steak frites and the steak was cooked to perfection. The service was superb and every detail was covered. This will become in our regular dining lineup.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

New favourite Toronto restaurant, hands down. Outstanding service and food.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I discovered this gem when I met the owner Sergeui Kourokhtine at another bar over a drink. After a brief conversation, I made the reservation to dine there the next day for their tasting menu.

It is a very small (22 seats), charming room with space for up to three people right in front of the kitchen. I had the pleasure of chatting with the chef (Cam Nelson) who was very personable and friendly. The food on offer was absolutely excellent - their tasting menu is created on the spot based on your preferences. They offer wine pairings to go with the dishes which I highly recommend.

I have been back there numerous times since my initial solo visit with group of normally very particular friends all of whom raved over the food, service and the overall experience.

Their normal corkage is $30 which is waived on Wednesdays.

Recently the original Chef Cam Nelson has left to pursue other opportunities, but the mantle has been ably picked up by his sous Chef Stephanie. Last night she made a absolutely magnificent Turbot which was delicious and praiseworthy.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent as always. The tasting menu was amazing - a combo of menu must - haves and fun picks.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Le Notre is our favourite secret spot but shhh... don’t tell any one.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very disappointing. Trying too hard. Atmosphere a bit uptight and owner needs to relax, he made us uncomfortable..

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We both had the prix fixe with the wine pairings and were impressed with both the exceptional quality of the food / wine and the service. Everything was impeccable and we will be back. Thank you for a special evening.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding and excellent French food: will be coming back repeatedly!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Lovely service. Alana was a well informed and attentive server.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A hidden gem - very thoughtful if limited menu. Taste experience is excellent, service is attentive but reserved. Chef could push those taste boundaries a little, the talent is there!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Carefully prepared delicious Parisien based food using local ingredients wherever possible. A small menu but a wide range of choice . Lovely wine selection with more bottles available from the private wine cabinet, bin ends, one off wines from various regions of the world. Would happily return to this lovely small restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, great service

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The restaurant was exceptional in all ways. The service was attentive and caring, the atmosphere comfortable and intimate. The food was simply outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Sergei was very attentive and professional. Food was very tasty. An excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful! We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and enjoyed every bit. Gracious and knowledgeable service. Don’t miss the French onion soup risotto

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent personalized service. Lovely presentation and delicious food. Will go back regularly as this place deserves to survive

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. Fun drink menu. Looking forward to going back to try the tasting menu with wine pairings.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A lovely intimate restaurant with a relaxed style, great service and excellent food. There is no place quite like this in Toronto. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Overall a good experience. the food was good. We ordered Beef tartar, frites...both great. We got the Plat Pour Deux with the lamb sausages which was just good. Next time we would order something else.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic food --particularly the duck breast. Quite good cocktails and a really good wine recommendation. Engaged waiter, who seemed conversational even though he was clearly running a lot of tables at the time. Only minor hesitation was the price of the escargot appetizer, which seemed a bit excessive for what you got (though they were textbook perfect). Plan to return frequently.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A quieter, intimate spot off Harbord, my wife and I made our second visit and had time to tuck into the Chef's Menu. After a brief conversation, you get a sampling of items catered to your interests, each dish was outstanding. I'd strongly recommend the wine pairings as well, they're well thought-out and elevate each dish.

Serguei, the maître d' is also a star. Attentive, knowledgeable and professional, I'd gladly put any dining experience in his hands. Where many similar restaurants in town veer stuffy and slightly condescending, he keeps things at a tight, comfortable level.

Looking forward to returning already.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great time, great food, would return again. The French onion risotto, steak& frites and both desserts were excellent. Duck was interesting too. Didn’t try the beef tartar but I heard it’s very good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our second visit and both times very good food and great service.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was a bit pretentious, and the food was so so.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome service and food

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent
Will be bacj

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Ambiance was great as was the service. The food quality was great but may not be suited to everyone's tastes.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Even at the WInterliscious pace, the serving staff were very friendly and attentive. A great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

My companion and I were completely satisfied with the food, the service, and the ambience, and we look forward to returning for another dinner soon.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The restaurant is spectacular from start to finish! I had called to tell them that we might run late, and they managed to accommodate our reservations so we wouldn’t feel rushed. The escargots was cooked to perfection, we asked for more bread just to dip the sauce! The steak frites reminded me of the time we had in Paris. The selection of wine was small and unique. Every one would be paired well with the food, so you couldn’t pick a bad bottle. Dessert was light and decadent. I would come back here again.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was great and the staff ware very skilled, friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I took my wife and adult children for Winterlicous. Two had excellent steak tartare as appetizers. Two had escargot which were perfectly prepared. Two of us had grilled salmon and the others has steak and frites. Beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Desserts were also excellent. Our first time at Le Notre Bistro but certainly not our last. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Absolutely adorned this restaurant. Went with a group of 6 friends - all women 45+ for the first time. Service was top notch. All of us had the tasting menu which was beautiful french food - wonderful flavours and presentation. We all agreed we would come back with our spouses. Ambience was warm and inviting for a winter's evening.

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