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Toronto best french restaurant

Posted on by Keenan Henson

The very best French eateries in Toronto show off a wide range of approaches to the iconic cuisine. Whether you've an appetite for moules et frites in a casual bistro setting or intend to celebrate in one of this city's most upscale dining rooms, these eateries can accommodate your desires.

Le Paradis

Discover the kitchen only at that neighbourhood bistro in the Annex serving up capable moules a la mariniere takes on standard bistro dishes like escargot, and flank steak with a shallot demi glace. The wine list featuring well-priced Southern French reds is what keeps the crowds coming back.

Bonjour Brioche

This east side breakfast area serves up a menu featuring sandwiches constructed on fresh baguettes, tarts, and quiches and triumphs the skill of French baking. As brunch crowds from near and far flock here to fill through to the delightful croque madam featuring ham and gruyere on brioche crowned with a fried egg be prepared to queue up on weekends.

Jules Bistro & Cafe

The prix fixe menu, which offers alternatives like steak frites, onion soup, and creme brulee for $25, is a big draw only at that casual bistro on Spadina north of Richmond. Itis dinner choice and a well-known lunch throughout the week.

Alo

This third floor restaurant at Queen and Spadina is a temple to fine dining where haute cuisine is fit not merely from the sophisticated decor, but in addition scrupulous service. The tasting menu offers several selections for each of five classes along with complimentary surprises from the kitchen on the way.

Cluny

Classic Parisian dishes are nicely represented in the Distillery District, which offers traditional cuisine including steak frites and frogs' legs on the menu of the gigantic brasserie, plus some lively takes - duck confit poutine and style sweet breads.

Le Select Bistro

This bistro on Wellington remains the go-to destination for many Toronto diners seeking to satiate their inner Francophile. Chef Albert Ponzo has all the usual suspects covered - steak frites, bouillabaisse, boudin noir, etc. - but presents them with an atmosphere of sophistication that warrants the not-so-bistro-like costs.

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Colette

Found in the base of the Thompson Hotel, this restaurant is a bastion for classic French cuisine using a significant concentrate on seafood. The menu is abundant with opportunities to drink champagne revelling in bowls of lobster bouillabaisse and while knocking back oysters.

Auberge du Pommier

Though immaculately prepared bistro favourites, exuding French bungalow appeal that is undeniable, this uptown eatery serves expensive. Begin with hand cut beef tartare before continuing to pan seared duck breast. The wine list is as showy and expensive as you'd anticipate.

Batifole

The menu of Batifole might be fairly priced, but not at the expense of well-executed dishes and sourced wines. Commonly thought to be the most real of Toronto's French restaurants, the unpretentious dining room has a backseat to classic dishes like cassoulet and fish stews, which are the primary draw for east side lovers of Gallic cuisine.

L'Avenue Bistro

This Leaside bistro attracts locals out for moules frites French onion soup, and beef bourguignon. The setting is intimate (35 seats), the servers know their wine, and also the owners understand how to craft a prototypical French dining experience. Bonus points given for the brunch alternatives.

 

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