Le Notre Bistro

4.7
130 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Le Notre is a 20 seat restaurant, offering seasonal driven menu with locally sourced ingredients.

$45 - 3 Course Prix Fixe | Serving everyday
$55 - 4 Course Tasting Menu | Serving everyday from 7:30 PM onwards
Free Corkage Wednesdays | Up to 2 BTL

Our Kitchen is open TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 5:30pm to 10pm. 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
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 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
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, Bar Dining, 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 130 People Are Saying
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IL
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergei attended tour group of 4 with great warmth, kindness and attention to dietary requests. The food was extraordinary!

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R
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around wonderful dining experience. Excellent service, food and ambience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The food is french only by the name . Very disappointed by the quality of the food . Very ordinary international food.
Only 10 clients in the restaurant and not enough Tarte Tatin to try it!!!
This is a bad copy of French cuisine.

My last visit.

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu was exceptional. Great service and wine list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Notre met all my expectations and I had many given the positive reviews I had read. In addition I was dining with a friend who was visiting from out of country. She has lived in Paris, is a great cook and a bit of a ‘foodie’ - she was thoroughly impressed!

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MG
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming little French restaurant that is off the beaten track. Only accommodates 20 or so people, so make reservations.

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r
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Le Notre Bistro is a difficult restaurant to review. The menu is creative. I loved my meal of Escargot and Rissoto. I did not feel that there were enough options to bring me back on a regular basis. I completely understand that small curated menus allow for great quality and allow much less waste. I would like to see perhaps one or two more substantial classic items which would bring me back.

Cheers.

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A
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was awesome!

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P
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service.
Not cheap but worth every penny.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was superb. Appetizers were traditional French as expected and were excellent. Main courses (namely wild rice risotto and gnocchi) were unexpectedly on the rustic side and we didn’t love them. The wine pours are very small, 2 glasses felt like a generous portion from other restaurants at similar price point. But overall a positive experience for an anniversary dinner!

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IS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every dish, loved the wine as well. Overall had a lovely evening

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an excellent dinner. Great food and service. A wonderful anniversary dinner!

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would have appreciated the option to order a la carte. The current restaurant's website was not clear that opting out of the "summerlicious" menu is not possible.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner, wonderful atmosphere and service. Pricey though. I would go for special occasions.

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ME
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Le Notre Bistro for our 9-year anniversary and everything was perfect. The service was delightful and the food delicious. We will definitely come back again! Mille mercis

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Y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Bastille Day, and we were overwhelmed with the excellent traditional fare with a sensitive nod to moderne couture, the excellent service, the wine recommendation, and overall experience. A foodie high recommendation.

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ZP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was excellent, and our server took the time to explain the ingredients and flavour profiles of each dish, which we appreciated. However, there was more pomp and circumstance than we would have liked, i.e. pulling out chairs for us, suit and tie maitre d', etc. I think if the vibe were a little more casual we would be more enticed to return. They could certainly rest on the laurels of their well-made dishes.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute restaurant. The owner was charming and the food was delicious! Best escargot I’ve ever had!

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VC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Summerlicious. A little gem in the neighborhood. Food was delicious and service was great. Will come back again.

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C
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. I can't say totally incredible but it was summerlicious and I find sometimes that the limitations pricewise mean you don't see the absolute best a kitchen can do. Very good is still good. I just think they can do even better. The salmon tartar was vet fresh tasting literally and figuratively. The salmon was not fishy tasting and the chocolate dessert was yum. The service was excellent and the place is quite adorable. Great place for a date or to catch up with an old friend.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Un restaurant remarquable. C'est la première fois que j'y suis allé et j'ai été séduit. Service impeccable, repas excellent et possibilités pour le client d'avoir un plat composé suivant ses besoins alimentaires.

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W
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent meal, and delightful ambience.

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m
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

- Kim Carty

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JV
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JJ
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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G
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PJ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, concise menu and excellent food.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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I
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

un restaurant qui nous enchante. Cuisine de grande qualité, service impeccable, avec beaucoup de classe. Ambiance feutrée et conviviale. Une soirée de pur bonheur en famille. Merci Sergei

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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DW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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k
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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j
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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