La Societe

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CAN$30 and under
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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.

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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Hostess was extremely rude and told us we had to leave the table asap

AE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food needs a lot of attention. Our table received a steak that was very fatty as well as cold mashed potatoes. A side order of mushrooms was undercooked. The truffle burrata was not soft inside and the truffle flavour was weak.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great, attentive service.

JB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I really like this restaurant overall, and have dined here before. Unfortunately, both of our mains were slow to arrive and luke-warm at best (but tasty otherwise.) One was pasta and one was the daily special, so really no excuse. That being said, we told our server and we were comped two desserts (which we had not planned on ordering.)

Excellent wine list, attentive service. Our pâté appetizer was excellent! Despite this blip, we will return. Music a tad loud for our tastes but perhaps we are just old 😂

f
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the French bistro ambiance. Dishes are typical of that type of restaurant with the quality of the food excellent.

Service was great as well. We told our server we had to be finished by a certain time as we were going to a show nearby and he was very attentive to getting us out on schedule, even though the place was quite busy.

Excellent wine list, if not hugely extensive.

Prices are quite reasonable.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

As always good food at good value - will be back
Great for work dinners or couples

SB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Would give them another shot. The duck confit, and shortrib were not executed at a high level .

DT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I've been to La Societe several times for dinner. This was the first time I've come for brunch. I love the decor. The place buzzes with energy and the service is excellent. The restaurant was my choice for a small group. The food I've enjoyed at dinners was very good. Brunch was less impressive. It wasn't bad. Just okay. I expected better.

H
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant but Brunch is very busy. Think it's difficult for them to manage big groups. Food is tasty but long waits for drinks and service and food a little cold.

M
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great front house staff that makes up for shortcomings from the kitchen. But nevertheless an enjoyable experience.

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The meal was cold! The beef bourgeon was beef sous vide and everything was not cohesive...and no apologies and no remedies. We will never be back!

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is the second time in two weeks. First visit was on a Friday, last visit a Saturday. It was pretty full and busy. Despite this, the staff made us feel relaxed and welcome. Also, having only 1.5 hours, because of a concert, we still did not feel rushed or uncomfortable. The food is French done really well. The staff knew the dishes in detail. Excellent in every way.

ML
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food😍🥰😍

AO
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went very late - 1045 and kitchen closes at 11. Kind enough to wait. Service was great. Nice ambiance - on the quiet side. Great food. A bit pricey. Would go back.

f
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fresh oysters and really nice service.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting for a special night out with loved ones. Service was great from the moment we walked in
to the restaurant until we left. Food options are plenty and our meal was delicious. We were surprised by the
special on bottles of wine at 1/2 price!

CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and dinner were both outstanding. Plus we were able to order wine at half price. That was a pleasant surprise. We’ll certainly recommend “La Société” to our friends.

MP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waiter and host in the front. Really good service and food.

MS
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

My order salmon benedicte was quite cold and the muffins seemed tough and difficult to cut too they may have been stale. I was very disappointed. The waffle was better but a little undercooked.

Other than that service was good and atmosphere was great

O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Make no mistake this is a beautiful restaurant but the service and follow thru didn't match the lux decor. Here's how my visit played out;

time from being seated to server acknowledgement and menus arriving 10 minutes
time from arrival until cocktail arrived 25 minutes - order wrong
appetizer plates still on table when main courses arrived
waiter well intended but didn't know how to handle more than one table
steak ordered med-rare arrived med-well
asked for bill - bread basket and empty martini glasses still on table when we left
no mention or offer of dessert

It felt like i paid 5 star prices for a diner experience

LW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The restaurant is one of my favourites for brunch. We chose to go for dinner on Friday evening. We arrived at 7:15 and left after 9:30 not by choice. I have never waited so long for a dinner ever. We ate so much bread during the wait that dinner was less enjoyable. The food was good minus the fish with grapefruit which I wouldn’t recommend as it was ice cold. The restaurant wasn’t busy at all so I’m still not quite sure what the problem was. The wait staff was seasoned. It must have been a kitchen problem. I will be back but likely only for brunch.

T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience. Cocktails are well crafted and ambient noise was best early in the dinner hour block.

l
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent ambience and the buck-a-shuck oysters on Thursdays, along with half-price wine until 8pm are tough to beat! Highly recommended!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite for oysters, wine and steak frites! Great wine list, excellent service!

JD
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

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
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Too expensive for what you get

AP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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