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About La Banane
Beyond the yellow door, guests enter a space where the past and future mingle. Hallmarks of classic bistro style – a long marble bar, white linens and crystal stemware are mixed with contemporary art, bold colour and an eclectic soundtrack of funk, Motown and disco. Chef Brandon Olsen's cuisine features an extensive raw bar and French classics, executed in a modern style. Our wine list is also primarily French, with some Ontario selections.
We look forward to welcoming you to La Banane.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Green P Carpark available directly behind the restaurant at 1117 Dundas Street West
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
La Banane Ratings and Reviews
My second visit, we passed on my initial instinct to sit at the bar, which I regret
Sit at the bar & order the disco egg! Our servers were attentive and lovely, but I missed the insights and recommendations from the amazing bartender. I brought a friend who had not been before and he loved it, but I think the full La Banane experience includes sitting at the bar
Will absolutely return again, one of my favourite new spots
Always a great place for dinner! Service is stellar, professional but warm and welcoming. Food is stunning, and the wine list is varied, interesting and priced fairly. One of my favourite spots in Toronto.
First time at La Banane, and had a lovely evening. The food was interesting and tastey, the vibe was fun, the service was good. The place is a bit loud, even to hear the server ... but that was the only negative.
My absolute favourite restaurant in this city and definitely my first choice when I think about going out for dinner in Toronto. The service is beyond premium, making you feel so comfortable and welcome. Every menu item I've tried meets expectations and more. Love the seafood bar along with the amazing handcrafted beverages. The atmosphere is electric. Everyone deserves a seafood tower at La Banane.
We went there for the first time for our anniversary. The food was amazing and so was the service. The atmosphere is pretty vibrant and energetic after 8. I would definitely go there again!
Wow. What an incredible night. My girlfriend and I both work in hospitality, and we were just blown away by this place! The moment you come in from the cold you are greeted by this amazing retro-chic sort of throw back decor, that's dimly lit(perfectly) and just feels cool and classy. Bonus points for being greeted warmly, and immediately! We were a half hour early for our reservation, and unexpectedly, they had a table for us, the host was very welcoming.
The moment we sat down we felt "wowed" by the great ambience, and the pleasant service staff. We hadn't even ordered anything yet!
The wine list? Well put together, and reasonably priced, which is refreshing.
The menu? Out of this world. All I can say is that they do something to butter that can only be described as magic, because I have never tasted anything so good in my entire life. Absolutely outstanding presentation, and flavours. Somebody in that kitchen still loves what they do, and it really shows.
The food and wine were brilliant, but a special thanks is owed to our server, Robert. This man is a master of his craft. The moment I was ready to try another wine, I looked to my left and a wine list was being handed to me.
Courteous, and efficient, we were blown away by how he guided us through the experience, without upselling us. Timing of everything was ON POINT. Perfect. He was informative, yet not intrusive. His other tables were all getting the same calibre of service as well, which was impressive to watch. Thanks Robert!
In short, La Banane is easily the best restaurant in the city right now. Make a reservation and treat yourself and the one(s) you love. You will not be disappointed.
Classic french food meets Ontario does California cuisine energy, accessible and delicious. Our waiter was the bestest and she helped guide our adventure through the menu. Defs the most informed unprentiocious genuine server torontos yet to dish us. Surprisingly generous portions, we all would love to return.
Really disappointed on the service, the second round of food took forever and the waitress and hostess (yeap, we had to ask 2 diff people for our food) told us that the restaurant was busy so we should expect longer wait ...
1) No “sorry for the inconvenience”
2) they offered us “more bread” while we waited ( we already had 2 rounds of bread already)
For $80/ person I think they can do way better job with service
Had a great time celebrating my birthday here! Had a reservation so we were seated quickly. Food was outstanding (get the euro-bass en croute!) and service was excellent. Only downside was being sat in the back right by the kitchen - would much rather be part of the action near the bar!
Oysters terrific. Scallops way over peppered. Frogs legs over fried. Entrees of duck, eurobass and chicken sweetbreads were excellent.
Amazing meal and outstanding service! Bar seating was perfect for a date. Raw bar delicious and recommend the Ziggy Stardust Disco Egg.
Service was outstanding, food was exquisite. The omelette was melt in your mouth good, definitely the best, I’ve ever had in this city. Oysters were plump, juicy and fresh - wonderful. Had the steak which was cooked to perfection. It was an “EXPERIENCE” eating at La Banane- wonderful. Definitely in the top 10 in the city!
Wonderful service and food. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and food in general. Mostly classic French cuisine. Raw bar a must.
Great food and the staff is so pleasant and courteous and friendly.
The sea bass, liver and onions and the crab are amazing!!!!!
Great oysters and seafoods but the rest of the menu the plates are too salted. Ans expensive!
A very good meal. Our group of 4 ordered a bunch of different starters and mains and sides, and the disco egg for dessert. Everything was great. I thought the disco egg was perfect for 4 people to split. Look forward to going back. Restaurant was not super quiet, but certainly able to have a conversation without yelling....
Fantastic food, wine and service. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
Very enjoyable dinner. Expensive but worth the experience. Highly recommend the Foie Gras!
Really enjoyed this place. The food was inventive and great tasting. The inside was cozy and the service attentive. I woul definitely come back the next time I am in town.
Restaurant was fine. Food was good, but portion sizes were too small. Good service - ok atmosphere. Decent, but wouldn’t rush back.
The menu is truly original, the food very well prepared, the service truly outstanding. Pricey but a really unique dining experience well worth the cost for special occasions.
I went for my birthday dinner and it was a disappointment. The food was mostly OK with a few missteps. Some dishes were overly salted and others were just mediocre. The problem is that the prices are super high and the food just doesn’t justify the insane price tag. Our server was lovely and attentive and charming. Even though it’s primarily a seafood restaurant, the best dishes were the aligot and the duck. I love fish and seafood, I just didn’t care for the flavor combinations and preparations. I won’t be going back.
We have been for dinner and number of times and always found it very enjoyable. The food is excellent as is the service and the noise level is suitable for years that are not too young!
The menu however is somewhat limited so it would be difficult to go more than a few times each year without feeling confined
This was my second time and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The menu has many small plates which I enjoy more than a main course. The staff was exceptionally friendly and the service was great.
Great food and interior is beautiful. Wine list is exquisite. Our hostess could not smile the whole time she served us. At the end she forgot to include our bottle of wine in the bill and when we mentioned she just brought a new bill and said thank you. Will go again in hopes of being served by someone else.
Really personal service and great food.
Great food, attentive service and upbeat atmosphere. Definitely going back.
La Banane is amazing and consistent! They never disappoint :)
Food is incredible and service delightful! Foie gras was sublime.
Professional and hospitable service.
Food was incredible! It's got an energetic vibe so it is a bit noisy but you can still hear each other so it isn't a problem.
Took over an hour up to 1.5 hr to see any food on our table after ordering. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant if you want to eat quickly. Or if you're starving you'll need a pre dinner snack. Wait staff was underwhelming and not enthused. They warmed up eventually but we shouldn't have had to work that hard as patrons to get answers to our questions.
Great! Really good food. Super rich!
One of the best new restaurants in the city. A wonderful space with even better food and wine.
Absolutely fantastic! Food was outstanding, service was really great - everyone was so friendly and attentive. The decor was cozy and beautiful. Definitely will be back.
Great food and amazing service. I couldn’t ask for more and only hope to be able to go back again and again.
Excellent food, great service. Would go back
Even had the disco egg!
I’ve been wanting to go here for sometime. Great reviews, good pedigree, cool part of town, new boite in town.
To start, the bouillabaisse with a vol au vent was good - but the soup was too hot - forgivable as the soup was excellent. Well layered in terms of textures and the soup seemed to change as one dug in. A great take on a Marseillaise standard.
The room is great. Service is excellent. The kitchen has a little heavy hand with the salt which the server made every attempt to rectify and did very satisfactorily.
My wife’s fish was excellent.
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