Chabrol Cafe

4.7
307 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
A quiet café hidden off Yorkville Avenue. Chabrol Cafe brings a small taste of Southern France and encourages you to lose track of time.

We allow a dining time of an hour and a half during lunch periods and two hours and fifteen minutes during dinner periods per reservation. If you desire a longer dining time, please call us to arrange.

Reservations made online will default to our dining room indoors.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Regional French (Provençal)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 428-6641
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Doug Penfold
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Private Party Facilities
The perfect little room that is Chabrol is available for private events. Please call 416.428.6641 to inquire.
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Catering
The Chabrol team is happy to engage any and all catering requests and we will tailor your event to your desires. Please call 416.428.6641 to inquire.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Yorkville and Bellair
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Parking Details
The most convenient parking for Chabrol is the Green P located on the North side of Yorkville Ave. just West of Bay St.
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Public Transit
The most convenient public transportation route would be to go to BAY STATION and walk North to Yorkville Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
307 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
19%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Attentive and courteous service. Perfect wine recommendations. The dishes, thoughtfully prepared, rich and full flavours, and beautifully presented. A lovely, intimate spot in the heart of the busy city.

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AC
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Everything was delicious and the service was very attentive. Couldn’t have asked for a better night out. Note: air conditioning is basically nonexistent inside so if it’s hot out, best to reserve a table on the patio.

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LC
1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

If you don't like French cuisine don't go. The service is solid but the place is overrated. The oysters were the best for non-seafood restaurant.

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JJ
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great place to take mom or dad for a fancy lunch. Unbelievably hard working chef in a tiny kitchen. #impressed.

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LJ
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

I have enjoyed many dinners at Chabrol since they opened ... every visit has been absolutely spectacular ... food, ambience, service ... the patio in the summer is my favorite spot.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing food and even better service!

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T
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Chabrol is a very small restaurant hidden down a lane off Yorkville Ave. The location itself makes it seem special and it is. In the summer the size doubles with addition of a patio. The greeting is warm and professional at the same time. The menu is small and hits all the right notes -salads, lamb, vegetarian mushroom ragout, parchment wrapped fish, seafood in broth, gratin vegetables etc. The wine list perfectly matches the food and the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful matching each course. The food is all wonderful, each dish prepared with care in an open, “miniature” kitchen, each presentation special. The apple tart takes 25 min to make from scratch so they ask if you want it at the start, don’t pass it up. It is very special.

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A
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very pleasing patio. Small kitchen but tasty food. Prices are a bit on the expensive side though.

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SB
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Very good - although menu seemed a bit out of season. We went for lunch on a 30 degree day and the mains consisted of offerings such as beef short rib and lamb. Way too heavy for summer and even more so for lunch. Cheese was amazing.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always outstanding on every level! Food, service, ambiance, just everything is wonderful!

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V
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Unbelievavle dining experience. I am conflicted about leaving this review as I want to keep this place to myself it's so amazing. The apple tartlet dessert is the crowning touch to a French meal masterpiece - whatever you choose from the menu.

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E
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Came here for a birthday dinner, and had a lovely time. Food was amazing, and service was very friendly. I usually do not eat raw oysters, but the ones we ordered that night was very fresh and sweet! Price range is up there for me, but is definitely worth it once in a while :)

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GS
4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

nice intimate setting. good selection on menu. recommend for small groups

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S
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was amazing! I've been looking for good French food in the city, and I'm very happy I stumbled on this gem. The service was amazing, the staff were warm and welcoming, and very accommodating.

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TT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This place is exceptional - small, but superb. Knowledgable and helpful staff were attentive and ensured that our meal was just right. Excellent with food allergies - very accommodating. Will definitely be returning. All dishes were well prepared and presented. The lamb was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food, so many delicious options made choosing hard. Rich, authentic french food in a tiny space with close tables. Service was good, but a little slow with drinks order at the beginning. Our waiter was sometimes hard to hear because the room is quite loud. He made great wine pairing suggestions. The mains were substantial and perfect... followed by a lovely creme brule! Can't wait for the patio to open!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent lunch on a casual Friday afternoon with a good friend.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My friend visiting from NYC and I had a dinner on Wednesday evening. The foie gras was absolutely perfect with black currant purée was absolutely perfect and could not be improved upon. The vegetable gratin was very good, but perhaps a bit bland. I reheated the leftovers for breakfast - and added some caramelized onions & a very light mix of grated Parmesan & Gruyere cheeses on top while it reheated in the oven, and a put fried egg on top of each portion. It was delicious! The onion & cheese really improved the good but perhaps too subtle flavour of the gratin dish. Still - no complaints!

Our server Laura was terrific - charming, funny and helpful. Her wine suggestion was exquisite and much better than the one we originally thought of ordering. She had a wonderfully delightful and gentle sense of humour and a light touch during the evening - never being too present or not sufficiently attentive.

It is a very beautiful, small restaurant with a limited, perfect menu. I love it!

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d
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Delicious food and very attentive service.

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W
4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The wait staff were very attentive - a replacement knife magically appeared when my girlfriend dropped hers, sparkling water was topped up when required - and it generally felt like we were taken care of. The texture of the beef au feu was perfect and magical and the broth tasty. The apple tarte was as delightful as expected and it was a nice touch giving us some bread and Brie on the house. My only negative was that the acoustics somehow managed to make the venue feel loud when more people arrived.

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r
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

amazing ambience for such a small space,; delicious food and wonderful service

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S
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful Food Experience
Obvious talent and creative skill
One of the best experiences I have had dining since I went to Three Small Rooms almost 50 years ago

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E
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food, friendly service. Can't wait for the patio to open.

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S
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch at Chabrol.
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Very knowledgeable staff. Great spot for Brunch can’t wait until they open the patio

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OT
2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

lamb and beef main was not good as expected!!!
oyster was fresh but little bit expensive and small.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic experience

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r
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant in the city. I took a list of the best 100 restaurants and this was on it. That is how I discovered it. Of all the restaurants on my list that I tried this was my number one. It is intimate, relaxing, delicious, best creme brulee in the city and the best servers and management of any restaurant I have experienced so far. They get it just right! I love it.

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R
5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Wonderful, attentive but never over-bearing service, courses timed perfectly, apple tart a must try!

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TS
4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent meal...friendly and refined (but not snobby) service. Instant favorite.

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MB
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Yeah. Good. Great, really. A tad expensive but it’s a low volume, detail oriented, “it’s all about the food” kinda place that makes the humble potato taste amazing - no really - so who’s to grumble?

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l
5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Intimate and special

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JD
3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Cramped overpriced French cafe food. A lot of chi chi for good but not great French bistro.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Simply delicious, the perfect spot for a snowy night in the city. The food was perfect and the staff friendly and attentive. I look forward to going back!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

It was a very discrete location. Nice ambiance and Amazing food! No delays and Chris and the rest of the staff were pleasant.

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ND
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Another great meal!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favourite Toronto restaurants. Great food, personal service, excellent wine, cozy and romantic.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The food is very tasty, particularly the fish dishes, which are the only mains I have ordered. Salads are excellent as well. Really good food .

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E
5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The food and attentive service were outstanding. I have eaten at this restaurant before and have recommended it to friends many times.

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PC
4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food, wine and service were great.
The restaurant is very small and the tables are close together. We were beside a woman who used her phone extensively, not the fault of the restaurant.

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M
4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful food. Friendly and professional service. Like a cafe in Paris but without the snooty waiters. Only downside was the blast of cold every time the door opened. Try not to be seated by the door if dining in winter.

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