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La Societe - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
2101 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French
Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Brent Maxwell's newly reimagined menu. Indulge in a fresher, lighter approach to classic dishes while enjoying an inspired and dynamic French bistro in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - late

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Brent Maxwell

  • Private party facilities

    Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Brent Maxwell's newly reimagined menu. Indulge in a fresher, lighter approach to classic dishes while enjoying an inspired and dynamic French bistro in the heart of Yorkville.

  • Private party contact

    Vivian Lui: (844) 409-9488

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Cross Street

    East of Avenue & University

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JG

    JoniG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I’ve liked it the first time there but my last experience was only deception. It wasn’t worth it. I understand that the were busy but the service was too slow, the oysters was not fresh, Most of the cocktails not good, on 4 courses, my friends and I only liked 2. It was a very bad idea to impose a menu.
  2. L

    berndL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way, as usual. Pity "La Societe" is closing its doors.....
  3. S

    Spiritmaster

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Christmas season lunch with old friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good service, intriguing menu, great food and delightful surroundings. We will miss La Societe when it closes.
  4. JA

    JA1992

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really beautiful bar and dining area. Nice staff. The food is very French, which is not my thing, but I enjoyed it. Not many vegan options, but generally everyone liked it. Nice place for a conversation and good food. Highly recommended.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    25min after sitting down we finally order our food. Took for ever to get served and we never saw our waiter.. the manager was coming by to order a 2nd round of drinks while waiting... the food was not good, very dry and cold croque monsieur... under cook chicken in my wife’s salad... found a hair in my plate... just terrible food and service.
  6. DZ

    DexterZ

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service is really good. Only the steak may not meet my appetite.
  7. J

    Jill

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and I love the ambiance. I had the burger and fries and it was delish. I wanted to go one more time before they close.
  8. BG

    BurlingtonGal

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! It's too bad it's closing, we had a terrific birthday brunch!
  9. MR

    MRny

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience. Definitely recommend.
  10. JJ

    JocelynJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very upsetting and devastating that this place is closing it’s doors 😭 definitely was my favourite brunch place in Toronto
  11. NB

    NicoleB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Our server was quite rude and we had to grab his attention every time our drinks were empty. I had made a reservation a month in advanced and we were placed at a tiny table in between 2 couples which wasn’t ideal. The food was also not that great, I have had better for the price I paid. I will not be back, and will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great except brunch was cold for both diners but I was too hungry to send it back.
  13. s

    sans

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would, but you are closing, so no. I really did love the restaurant, staff, location and the amazing food.
  14. J

    Jill

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu had interesting choices, although the server advised us not to order the mussels as they are out of season. Perhaps therefore, they should not be offered on the menu. The server had lots of personality and was very efficient and professional while being amusing and friendly! We are curious to see what the new restaurant will be, after this closes.
  15. KR

    KevinR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated at a perfect table in ideal location. Attentive wait-staff. Noise level on high side: Well lubricated Christmas revellers and some hard surfaces combined to dull the ambience some.
  16. JA

    JACKG23

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    High priced wine list...but most everything else offered was reasonably priced. Manhattans ordered in Bar area before dinner were not Manhattans...no flavour, ton of ice,watery...I think bartender forgot the Vermouth, or didn't know how to make a Manhattan in the first place...cherry was hard to find...however, we complained to waiter and waitress in dining room who eventually obtained a no-charge. Other than that, a nice evening for the four of us...close to $600 with 20% tip. The rumour is that this restaurant has been sold and new owners will open next year with a different menu, etc. We regret that news, but may try it again.
  17. S

    Shoshana

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, we had a nice wine with our meal, but the most impressive part was our server, she was fantastic
  18. O

    Oscar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Lobster overcooked. The stem of my glass was sticky. Unacceptable for the reputation they try to market and standards they advertise. Waiter was terrible. Either no food and beverage training, new waiter , or just assumed we didn’t have money and didn’t care. We are very subtle. That being said , the waiter serving the table next to us was fantastic which allowed for an even larger contrast in comparison to ours. Ambiance and atmosphere was great. Service did not match it.
  19. J

    Jodi

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sorry it is closing. Good food!
  20. s

    slhslh

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my birthday brunch. Really nice decor with a great bottomless mimosa offering. Well priced for the quality of the food and the fact that it's a place in Yorkville. My first time here but will definitely be back when they reopen in the new year. Thanks for the great pancakes and hospitality, La Societe!
  21. DH

    DeborahH

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will miss this lovely spot when it closes!
  22. SY

    ShaY

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Two of the 3 of us liked our meal. Our friend had the duck and did not enjoy it. Service was slow. We did not get bread or the larger plates he promised. Very costly. But beautiful decor. Will not go again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was great but they rushed us out for the next reso when there were many tables around us available which I thought was a bit odd.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Excellent food.
  25. SD

    SusanD

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent French onion soup. Mussels were undercooked but they redid them to rectify the problem. Good service. Very good wine list. One of the few places in toronto where you can get a hamburger that’s cooked to order (like medium) rather than well done.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time. Great food, exceptional ambiance, and amazing service. Too bad they are closing soon. I would love to go back.
  27. b

    brentsfoodblog

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have enjoyed this restaurant over the past nine years.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service resulted in us leaving before even ordering. Bartender ignored us, gave our seat away, served others that arrived long after us. Completely ridiculous. One less option for fine dining in Toronto
  29. NS

    NathalieS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad its closing. The Brunch was a favorite!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was served cold. Requested no salt, came with salt
  31. AA

    AnthonyA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Noise level was TERRIBLE otherwise food and service good.
  32. CT

    CarlaT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Christmas get together
  33. SK

    SteveandKS

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Maybe the best French restaurant we've been to in Toronto! Great food and ambiance, very good service. We just discovered it and heard it is closing - that would be a terrible shame! Wish there was a way to keep it open!
  34. C

    Carol

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sorry to hear it is closing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I would recommend La Societe but the first time I went was considerably better than my most recent visit. I ordered the beef bourginion on both occasions. The first time was incredibly delicious. The second time around, not so much. The portions size was very different from the first visit. The first time was an ample serving of beef, however the second time was only one small piece of beef and all mashed potatoes. Due to the small portion of beef the flavour was less than gratifying tasting more like mashed potatoes.
  36. C

    Chefceleste

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg so sad that it’s closed!!! One of my favorite French bistros!
  37. TF

    TFMurphy

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What a wonderful place for an easy lunch. The food is delicious yet be mindful you're eating in a swanky part of Toronto so my salad with chicken was $30. Well worth the price when you're looking for a lovely place to connect with a few of your favourite friends. I would go back!
  38. TS

    TheSwedishChef

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always reliable.
  39. G

    George

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a cozy place to eat amazing French food, look no further. Service was great also. Definitely recommend it.
  40. JL

    JennyLockwood

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was a bit uneven. Some things great and some mediocre but with prices that high everything should be perfect.

FAQs

La Societe - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 551-9929.

La Societe - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 2101 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    East of Avenue & University

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - late

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brent Maxwell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Private party facilities

    Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Brent Maxwell's newly reimagined menu. Indulge in a fresher, lighter approach to classic dishes while enjoying an inspired and dynamic French bistro in the heart of Yorkville.

  • Private party contact

    Vivian Lui: (844) 409-9488

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