La Societe

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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 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.

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Toronto
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On my recent visit, it was as it always is here. A great place to see and be seen. This time I ran into a VIP which was a bonus. My friend and I opted for lunch. Our waiter was very cordial suggesting which wine with a tasting. We chose that one. I had the omelet and green salad with fab fries. Don't forget the bread basket. Always a favourite.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The service was quite poor the girl was confused and table maintenance did not exist. Dishes came out cold, overcooked and had multiple missing items.

GM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We have been coming to La Societé for +8 years now.

Although the food is always consistently good, the service has really dropped off, a lot

When we went this past Saturday at 7:45pm, it wasn't busy.
It took 25 minutes before we got our cocktails and any bread on our table.
The server wasn't prompt or attentive.

m
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ambience and décor are amazing, service is fabulous, food is ok however I feel the is very far away from having a French taste.

G
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is our 2nd visit to La Societe, and we enjoyed it both times (was a Birthday in both cases).

JT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff, service and food were superb! We were seated at a semi-circular booth and it was great!

JD
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious menu options, fun, vibrant place. We would have preferred more attention to our drinks order. The timing was off with the food, meaning we still had most of our cocktails left while our appetizers came out. We prefer to have finished our cocktails before the food came out, to then enjoy a glass of wine with our food. Minor detail, but I wish servers would realize this and give people more time to enjoy their cocktails before serving the food.

GT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming here— the service is excellent, and the food is great. Nicoise Salad was perfect, tuna seared just perfect. The freshness of their food is obvious. Can’t wait to come back.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daniel is a wonderful addition to the LaSociette experience. The food and service is always excellent

SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful decor, good menu and food. The $ doesn’t concern me and shouldn’t dissuade even the budget conscious from trying it for a true upscale French bistro experience.

BP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant several times before - always had a good experience, which is why I chose it this time. Unfortunately, the service was not good - worse I've experienced in a long time. We were ignored, waited for more than 30 minutes to order, and the wait staff were rude.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

This experience was not what I expected it to be. The service was super slow and our server would ignore us when he would go by the table most of the time. This made it hard to order drinks.

One of the entrees came out super early with the appetizers. When we asked no explanation was given. After the server did not explain but apologized three more entrees came out. This left two guests with no meal for at least 15 minutes. We tried waiting but our food was getting cold. It was so awkward eating all at different times. Again there were apologies given but no compensation made.

The birthday cake came out and they promised they would have their own candles and they didn’t. Luckily my parents had one back up candle. At this point they maybe could have offered to cut the cake for free. Again no compensation was made.

I would not recommend anyone to have their birthday here. It was disappointing.

FC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a good experience. Food was fantastic. Wine menu expansive. Service was good but found the servers came by too often. Wish the dessert menu choices were larger as we would have stayed longer. Patio was nice but the seats are uncomfortable - plastic chairs not really suitable for a French Cuisine upscale like restaurant. Wish they had heaters on the patio as it was somewhat chilly. Music could have been louder to drown out the traffic noise. Overall nice.

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive for what you get

AP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! I had the coquilles st. Jacques. It was ok, but I definitely prefer other items on the menu (the tartare is really good). The cocktail menu was also really interesting. I tried the grapefruit one as well as the scotch/rye cocktail. Both very well crafted. See you again soon!

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the most pleasant waiters I have encountered. Very relaxed and pleasant dispositions. Outstanding ambiance and good food!

EG
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere from a well balanced menu that was evocative of Paris

EM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and the food was excellent.

HG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday girls lunch excellent service waiter was fabulous

K
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Food is great and this last time we also had an amazing waitress, shes was so nice !

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

Excellent service, Zach was amazing. The food was delicious my brother and I had a really good time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most incredible service and atmosphere

CW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely place in a very fancy area of Toronto! The girlfriend love the atmosphere, very romantic !!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a late brunch at the restaurant, and the food was great as per usual. It was 8 of us plus two babies, and we were seated just off the main hall with a bit more privacy. The service could have been a bit more responsive in the beginning-we were looking for our server a few times for pre-order drinks and appetizers. They were much better when the food started arriving however, and as expected. Overall, a great meal experience.

DB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food was mostly very good. Classic French bistro fare (moules frites, escargots, tartare, etc.). Service also was strong. Not too much, not too little. Very good.

What turned me off was the differential dress for the male and female servers. Men were in white or black shirts, with black pants. Women were in some sort of teeny weeny shorts (VERY close to bottom revealing) with a teeny weeny spaghetti strap tank top. Now, when its 34 degrees outside, I'm sure the male servers were envious. But on a cool September evening, it just seemed, well, offensive. (Remember the Bier Markt scandal?). I am hopeful that the female servers have options about their dress but, regardless, from the perspective of a customer, I was put off and vowed not to return for this reason alone.

CL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner on Saturday Night at La Societe
Brendon from France was wonderful
And made sure our family was very hapoy with our dinner All was delicious and we returning this week for a friends birthday
merci

RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

For the price, the food should be better. Chefs should know how to cook lamb medium rare. Steak was tough and too thick for steak frites.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service from Mark as usual.. You can't get better service from any server anywhere in this city. Other service such as the bus people and servers is superb Always make us feel welcome and special. We have been going here for years. We live in Yorkville and this rates as one of our top 3 in the neighbourhood.

CP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! It was a perfect choice as we could chat without blasting music. Hope to bring out of town friends for lunch in a couple of weeks.

HG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday. Food was delicious.

S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Very poor quality food for the price. The environment is nice but expect to be presented with hot plates that are cold.

P
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for brunch, great menu, greta place and great service A+

RM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for brunch to see if we would enjoy dining here. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal and so did I. The idea is to return for dinner on her birthday. My wife is from Quebec and I have dual citizenship being also French. So I know the cuisine and am quite particular. I rarely give anybody a 5 star rating but I can't think of anything that was below my expectations.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great suggestions and food. Service was prompt and friendly.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food I'd only and overpriced. Better French restaurants for less near by. Would not go again

p
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly, helpful waiter. I had salmon here about three weeks ago and it was outstanding. I ordered it again but it was very rare, so I asked to have it cooked a little more. When it came back, it was a little better but the temperature was barely lukewarm. I didn’t send it back as I had waited long enough and my friend was almost finished her meal. Quite an unsatisfying meal. The waiter apologized and sent us home with cookies.

TM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful secret gem. Perfect for brunch with very delicious food and great service!

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Each time I’ve gone to La Societé it seems to get worse. This time it was the service that really put a negative taste in our mouths - we ordered coffee and mimosas, another couple that arrived quite a while after us got their drinks before us, then we had to ask twice to get our drinks. On top of this the food was just okay.. they have changed their beignets which were my favourite food on the menu. Now they seem like a carnival eat.

FG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We loved the food and the service was excellent. We felt he wine was way overpriced. We had a concern about the noise from the sound system (high-pitched screech), and we were moved to an area that was quieter. I appreciated that they accommodated our needs.

YS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I didn’t like the food at all.. over priced and bad taste
Will not go gain and I do not recommend it at all. I love food .. I hated the dishes

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