Chabrol Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
A quiet café hidden off Yorkville Avenue. Chabrol Cafe brings a small taste of Southern France and encourages you to lose track of time.

Can’t find a table for your party size? Please contact the restaurant at 416-428-6641

We allow a dining time of two hours for a group of two diners and two and a half hours for larger groups during evening hours. If you desire a longer dining time, please call us to arrange.

Reservations may be made for the dining room or oyster bar. Both menus are available in either setting.
What 431 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, and delectable food. Oysters were amazing, pork chop was succulent, very nice wine and an all-around wonderful time celebrating our anniversaries! Service was also amazing - very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Would dine there again in a heartbeat!

G
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent menu, delicious food, perfect French 75, great service. Nice for lunch and dinner! Tucked away ‘just enough’ in yorkville.

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food that cannot be found elsewhere.
Very convenient location.
Very quiet and pleasant

MO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was remarkably good considering we were late due to cab problems. They were not phased by our lateness and, even though they had indicated that there was another sitting after us, that problem never appeared. The food was superb. The service was slow-paced, and we spent 2 and a half hours there without feeling rushed. The ambiance was terrific, and it was great because the noise level was low, in spite of marble tiled floor. A wonderful relaxinig evening with great food. Would definitely recommend.

KR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience! Delicious food and extremely attentive service. Highly recommend.

PR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fine evening! Thank you all at Chabrol for your hospitality!

b
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for unassuming French food, sophisticated in its simplicity - you've found it at Chabrol. Walking in you get a whiff of what can only be the sea-side concocting in the back. Sitting down and looking at the menu, it makes sense that whitefish, tuna, bouillabaisse adorn the entrees.

This was a great way for us to spend a quiet Sunday lunch celebrating 7 years of marriage. I wish I had remembered the white wine label I ordered because that Pinot Gris was equally as memorable as my meal.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Disappointed after a few special experiences here. Quality has greatly diminished since the place expanded into the adjacent shop. Nice space, but the value is no longer there as the food is no longer anywhere near as exceptional as it used to be, and as the prices would suggest.

C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We sat in the bar. The bar person Maggie was phenomenal...a great asset. Friendly, knowledgable, made great suggestions. The bar area is cozy and comfortable. I wish I could say the same about the ambiance in the restaurant. The marble floor makes the area look really cold and sterile...we didn't want to go in there...too formal and straight looking. The bar and the outside ambiance are divine....not so for the new restaurant space. I'm a decorator and know it could be rectified quite easily.

JF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a gem - especially delightful now that they have a dining room off there smaller bar and patio. Food is superb - among the best in the entire city. Ambience and service perfect. Highly recommend for those who appreciate excellent food and wine.

GF
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless execution of a quiet evening meal for two . The cauliflower soup was perfectly portioned, presented and delicious. The Atlantic cod was wonderful paired with seasonal vegetables and the braised short rib was beyond delicious with its foundation of seasoned sweet potato. The wine list is french and a lovely Pinot complemented our meal.

BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is the second I was here in 3 years & I was not disappointed. I had the Foie Gras & Cornish Hen & both were outstanding! Great wine list, cozy atmosphere, not too noisy. Highly recommend!!

j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

My husband and I share an anniversary with my sister and brother in-law. After having heard great things about Chabrol, we decided to have our joint anniversary dinner there. Unfortunately we didn’t have the best experience - the food itself was good for the most part, but they were out of many items on the menu, including oysters, several types of wine/aperitifs and some starters. We were also seated in the back part of the restaurant, which seems to be where they wash dishes. Throughout our entire meal the sound of clanging cutlery and dishes was incessant - even though the restaurant itself was more or less empty. We were pretty puzzled by this, and it was definitely a major detractor from the ambience of the night - not to mention being surrounded by empty tables.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good service.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

For all the rave reviews, it was just sort of boring. Well done boring dishes. There were 4 of us, so we tried 3 1st, 4 mains and 1side. The fois gras was my favorite and somewhat interesting. They achieved a beautiful texture and the dish was balanced. I had the fish stew... and I have had many better with more flavor. My husband's cornish hen had very nice sides, but the hen was ho-hum. So I guess that is the crux - nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about.

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance of Chabrol and the food was very good (with the exception mentioned below). Our server was a bit condescending and unhelpful at first but improved as the evening wore on. The heirloom tomatoes and frisée were delicious, but the flavour pairing of the foie gras wasn’t as much to our liking. The entrees were very good, as was the apple tarte, however it was completely unnecessary to drown the tarte in the calvados sauce and, frankly, the sauce then overpowered what was a fantastic tarte. Next time we will insist on pouring the calvados sauce on ourselves and will probably use less than half the amount with which the server drenched each of our tartes. We look forward to our next dinner at Chabrol!

AA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food & service great. Experience great.
Just ambience (maybe because of colors and furniture) feels a bit cold (for me, subjective).
That’s all.
Worth every penny.
Thanks for having us!

G
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sophisticated food and drink, with a knowledgeable and professional staff.

T
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

House made terrine was excellent, as was the apple based dessert. Service was iffy at times. Had to get up to find someone to pour more wine, and on the second occasion got up and took the bottle to our table so we could deal with it ourselves.

PK
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Flawless execution! Best service I received in a long time. A nice touch would have been to get a little something for the fact we were celebrating our wedding anniversary but other than that, both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Chabrol!

BN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I dined her over the weekend for the first time. We came after supper, so was not expecting to order any entrees. We ordered the fois gras, the Zucchini salad, and the pork pate dish. We also ordered oysters on the half shell. Its a cute restaurant with minimal décor, but that does not take away from the ambience. The dishes came out beautifully presented which also reflected the tastes. The service was also impeccable. We plan to come back to try the entrees.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Very lacklustre experience. Came here for our anniversary (which was noted on our reservation). Food was average at best. I opted to order the side of mixed greens for a starter which was a mistake. 12$ meant a small portion of mixed leaf with some vinaigrette. Could have topped it with even some cucumber or something to elevate it but that’s maybe my prerogative. Entrees were small but fine. My boyfriend said the cod was decent, nothing special. My beef was pretty tough and a small portion, but flavour was decent. I probably could have had a comparable beef at Milestones. For 38$ each entree, it was unsatisfying and honestly over priced. We opted out of dessert as our bill was already decently high (160$ before tip) and we hadn’t been very impressed. Service was fine, nothing special. We eat out a fair amount and would have preferred to dine at Bachnal or Le Sélect for French instead of this. We weren’t even wished a “Happy Anniversary”. Seemed like a very transactional “yorkville experience”, with a restaurant resting on their decent reviews and their location. Will not be returning.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best French food in the city...but please never take the Ttoro off the menu!!

TB
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This resto is a hidden gem with great food and service

They have expanded their indoor space and the summer patio is great for al fresco dining

Chabrol is classic French in that the menu choices are curated so there are far leas choices than the avg North American resto

The apple dessert with calvados cream takes 25 mins to prep and it is worth it

Chabrol is worth the splurge every time

VF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was good as usual. Quiet restaurant and good atmosphere. Our first waiter was excellent. Our second waiter not so much. He got the order mixed up a couple of times, though we may have contributed to the confusion. He initially over charged us then did correct the bill. He seemed to ignore us at the end of the night when we wanted the bill, despite us being the last or one of the last tables that night. Previous visits to the restaurant have been a far more positive experience.

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and fanstastic server. But did not like that only a few tables inside available and a tight squeeze when another section of the restaurant was there but clearly for "important people" as in the one celebrity I saw there (who I will not name for their privacy sake)

DK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food. Comfy table and again fantastic food

N
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, extensive selection of wines to go with it, good service and good atmosphere. The outdoor seating in a small alley with its overhanging lanterns is both private and picturesque and the (surprisingly shaped but authentic tasting) calissons at the end of the meal were a nice touch . Only points to improve: we had to ask for bread with the (amazing) foie gras entrée and when it came it did not live up to the quality of the rest of the food, which is too bad in a French cuisine restaurant. The meal was that (and perhaps a larger tea selection) away from perfection.

AM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly lovely! Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in the city! Unpretentious, beautiful atmosphere, great ambience, the food is delicious and the service is second to none! A tranquil spot in Yorkville that makes you forget you’re even in the city.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treated my parents to their anniversary and they loved their entire experience at Chabrol!

OT
Toronto
142 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food & atmosphere at this French restaurant in Yorkville.
It’s modern looking & was reasonably quiet.
Lunch was excellent - oysters fresh & waiter recommend good choice of wine to accompany a summer lunch.
Menu is fairly standard at lunch but well prepared & good quality

KI
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

True French bistro-the real thing. Very small menu thus easy to choose. They offered pri-fixe or a la carte. Small wine list and only French and pricy but very good. Romantic lovely little hidden gem. Be prepared to pay for that quality.

SH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious, setting beautiful for a hot summer night. Service started out well, but sort of fell off as the night got busier. Have always had fantastic service at Cava, so assumed it would be the same here.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quiet space amongst the hustle of Yorkville. The quiche is outstanding

MC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A small but well chosen menu. The dishes are beautifully prepared and presented. There was some confusion at our arrival about where to seat us and we were moved twice before we found a table that was what we wanted. Strange that they tried to put us in the bar, ignoring the main dining room.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall, it was a good restaurant. Our server was new, which is totally okay but because of this, some errors were made throughout the night. I’ve eaten at many french restaurants and in all honesty, the price is high for what you get. At most french restaurants, I feel the high price is justified through the food quality, however here, the food was average which didn’t justify the high prices. Keep that in mind. Overall though, it is a really cute restaurant.

BG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We choose to sit inside while most other diners choose to sit outside. This definitely put us at a disadvantage in terms of service...somewhat out of sight, out of mind. Food was superb.

LS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

it was excellent - a little slice of heaven on a summer evening, in the city!

Thank you!

Z
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Tried the steak from the mains and the financier dessert. They are both great.

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