La Societe

4.3
1954 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
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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.

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Experience our passion for French cuisine with Executive Chef Ben Heaton'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.

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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
3.9
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great ambiance. The desserts were not good.

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EA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The food was not as good as my last visit. Lobster sandwich and French onion soup was disappointing

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the restaurant, but noise level is a challenge.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went during Summerlicious, although I didn’t order from the menu, it was very busy. Our waitress couldn’t find the menus because they were at other tables, so we waited 15 minutes for them. Our waitress was really sweet, the table was wobbly and I didn’t even ask for it to be fixed she just came over and did it. She was knowledgeable in the menu and wine list and the food was amazing! I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone!

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

nice food, good environment,wonderful
service.

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g
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love la Societe! Always a great place to be.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

We were here for dinner for Summerlicious. The value for the quantity you got was good and it was a beautiful place, but we had a waiter who was kinda cranky and the steak wasn’t the best quality. Maybe because we had been to STK days before and it was outstanding in comparison. Had the waiter been a little more friendly and more accommodating with our requests I would’ve given it a higher score, but compared to the summerlicious amazingness we’ve been having so far, la Societe it just didn’t compare. It was “meh”

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Location is perfect in one of the most prestigious areas of the city. Service was good. Prices are very fair and even lower than expected. Quality of food is superior to other brunch places with similar prices.

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M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The food quality continues to go down. I ordered a croissant and tasted stale. It was cold. Not buttery at all, not flaky very average like from a Grosery store and I can get better ones at Loblaws. The price $7 for a poor quality croissant. My friend who is French Canadian ordered the chocolatin and the same. Change your bakery provider. My brunch was average too, Over easy makes better breakfasts. The mushroom was burned and nothing exciting. I love the location and the americano but the food is not the same as few years ago. We returned the bake goods and the Manager came to offer an apology, which we appreciated and offered us scones which were delicious. Just wish they were given as courtesy due to the poor croissants.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, George I believe, was curteous & attentive. Always enjoy our visit.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great server and food

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience!! Loved the burger and dessert! Had the chocolate gateau and also the service was wonderful!! Amazing Summerlicious Experience :)

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great French cuisine. We felt like the only ones in the restaurant despite being reasonably busy. Thank you!

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LB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely authentic French bistro atmosphere. Pricey but nice for a treat.

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J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

we found a baby cocroch in the water.. when we mentioned this to a server, she said "oh there is a bug....I will be right back with new water".
Later a guy comes back with a glass of water and said "here you go".
Where is customer service and where are manners??? no apologies what so ever?? I am NOT coming back to this place and will stop ppl going here.

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g
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I love this place... especially the patio-quiet, big, comfortable.
The food has greatly improved, I think, over the last year. But I always have the Salade Nicole’s, because it isexceptionsl!

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TA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was absolutely perfect! Kitchen needs to pay more attention ... pretty food vs. fine food is not the same. Who overcooks a chicken breast? Desserts were awesome. Great wine list! Zachary rocks it!

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good Summerlicious menu with a a nice patio to enjoy the weather

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JC
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricy but good. Excellent environment and service. Elaborated French food with a complex and tasteful mix of flavors. Quite worth the price.

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food and Service were very good. Big problem with noise level. They had loud music blaring the entire time. As as result, overall ambience was very poor.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The food was good but they had no ac on and it is so hot in there. We went for my mother’s bday and it was not fun to be in a place where you are sweating and the staff don’t care. All they did was comp us 4 beers on a bill that was $600. Not very impressed with this restaurant.

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was so nice and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back!!

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P
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to grab lunch or dinner while in Toronto Yorkville area, close to most of the stores and hotels ... we shared a Foie gras dish with rhubarb that was excellent, also had the Steak and frites (very good), an asparagus salad and a creme brûlée for dessert that was good but not great.

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CA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Canada Day brunch. Wonderful dishes, wonderful servuce

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We’ve always had such a lovely time and meal at this restaurant however, our latest experience was terrible. The food wasn’t the greatest and the service on the patio was horrible. For example, we weren’t served our drinks until after our appetizers just before our main course (we had to prompt a few times to get them).

Overall, I am very disappointed with our evening here.

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MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best service I’ve experienced in Toronto! I’m going to be back just for that! The food was great too and the restaurant is so so beautiful.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, but the food is just ok given the premium price tag.

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S
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Delivers on ambience and dependability, with a beautifully rendered take on classic higher-end French bistro style. Great place for a better than average meal with friends or colleagues.

No dishes here will knock your socks off, but that’s not the point with a French bistro anyway. It’s solid classics with good cocktails — no risk-taking required by either the kitchen or the customers.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service are good, but the meal inevitably ends up being considerably more expensive than comparable local quality, even for Yorkville. Wines by the glass are particularly expensive ($20 for a run-of-the-mill Chardonnay at lunch!), but almost every choice is a over priced to some degree and it will add up to a pricy lunch compared to your other Yorkville choices of similar quality.

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d
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance for a Boeuf Bourguignon, which was rich with pearl onions and truffled potato! Excellent dish - coupled with a great table amidst the buzz! Enjoyable date!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great.

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful decor, wonderful ambiance, the bistro experience like stepping into another country. A great place for a business lunch, friends for drinks, or a romantic dinner, with both a spacious open feel as well as intimate tables. Great bistro menu and good food.

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KV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I wanted a place to host a business lunch meeting.

Sitting outside on the terrace at La Societe was perfect! I am happy to pay a premium for what I get in return. Excellent food, excellent service, at a convenient and interesting venue.

Even for budget-conscience financial managers like us, I don't think you can pay much less than $45 per person, all in, no drinks. Add a bottle of wine and you are looking at $65-70 per person.

Still, it's a great place with a fair price, in my opinion, for what is offered.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We were here to celebrate a birthday. The patio is really nice. However the food was a mixed bag. The mains were delicious (duck confit and the pappardelle) however the appetizer (escargot) left much to be desired. Enjoyed our time here but for the money I would dine elsewhere.

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g
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful lunch here... on the patio, first hot day of the year.
We shared a Nicoise and a steak... both were incredibly good, then went for dessert .. Mille feuille. To die for.....
Hope to be there lots over the summer!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The $1 oysters were a big hit the night we were there! Great location and upbeat ambiance for joining friends and eating good, more traditional fare. Yummy. Very pleasant restaurant experience.

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ZC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

There are a lot of choices for brunch in town and I was very excited to go to La Societe given I had heard some very good things. We started our brunch with a bloody mary and it was so disappointing...I make better. Our food was also average and the portions were itty bitty. We shared a dessert that 'profitleros' which were nothing at all like the dessert we both love! Would not go back.

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N
Toronto
129 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paul and the entire TEAM are SUPERSTARS at this classic and authentic French Bistro. Unbeatable location and dining space with a stunning patio for the summer time. Delicious food that is beautifully presented and well priced. If your visiting our AMAZING CITY, your dining experience at this establishment will compliment your trip superbly. This places SIZZLES in all aspects!!! This is a real review, I don't pad my comments to avoid hurting or upsetting people's feelings. Please keep going. Your salmon, and sausage both in-house were EPIC. The Lobster offering was flawlessly poached to render a succulent tail that was tasty. WELL DONE. TRES BIEN, et MAGNIFIQUES!!! Bravo. Outstanding bar section, formal dining and outdoor. Great for families, kids, or business. I am SOLD, are you? The management of this Resto are clearly and unequivocally ON POINT. The uniforms and staff shine.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Cute place , ok food... good wine selection. Would go back but as a good experience just because the place is beautiful inside.

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