Permanently Closed - La Societe

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CAN$30 and under
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French

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoniG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

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berndL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Spiritmaster
Toronto
7 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.

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JA1992
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
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.

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DexterZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJill
Toronto
13 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.

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BurlingtonGal
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MR
vipMRny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Definitely recommend.

JJ
JocelynJ
Toronto
1 review
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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
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.

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NicoleB
1 review
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.

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sans
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jill
Toronto
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.

KR
KevinR
Toronto
5 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.

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JACKG23
Toronto
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.

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vipShoshana
Toronto
3 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

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Oscar
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.

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vipJodi
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So sorry it is closing. Good food!

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SashaH
1 review
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!

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vipDeborahH
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will miss this lovely spot when it closes!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Excellent food.

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SusanD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 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.

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vipbrentsfoodblog
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
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

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vipNathalieS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So sad its closing. The Brunch was a favorite!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was served cold. Requested no salt, came with salt

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AnthonyA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise level was TERRIBLE otherwise food and service good.

CT
CarlaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Christmas get together

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vipSteveandKS
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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!

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Carol
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sorry to hear it is closing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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.

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MurphyT
Toronto
5 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!

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TheSwedishChef
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always reliable.

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George
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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.

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vipJennyLockwood
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Revdebb
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a little pressed for time, but the servers were incredibly accommodating. They kept an eye on the clock, were right on hand to expedite our orders, and kept things running smoothly. The food was wonderful, the ambiance elegant and beautiful, and the already top-notch service was exemplary. Well done and thank you!

FAQs

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

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