La Banane

4.8
719 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
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KW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exciting take on French cuisine. Delicious and fun! Best oysters I've had.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tried the tasting menu and it was a nice surprise! Really, really good food!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was very good but the service was too fast! Receiving my entrée while I’m still having my cocktail is inappropriate... We felt rush!
The server was awesome though

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent. Olivia has amazing hospitality skills. Makes you feel special.

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w
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and very kind. The tuna and shrimp were divine, the best in the world. The fried chicken was a bit too heavy. The potatoes that accompanied the steak tartar were too dry, like wood chips. Come for the seafood in particular; that's where they shine.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’d been wanting to go since the reviews and instagram pics started coming up regularly on my screen. It more than lived up to the hype: excellent service, wonderful cocktails, great food especially the seafood tower and the roasted beets side. A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. we will be back—and not just for a special occasion.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, my experience at La Banane was flawless. The food is always delicious and well prepared. The service also matches the quality of their food, and drinks.

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JL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our second time there and again exceeded our expectation, wow excellent to the point of negatively impacting other restaurant experiences, they just won’t measure up!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

It was wonderful & lived the disco egg!

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing evening!

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l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at the bar. The service and food was perfect!

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OT
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was quite good. Loved the eurobass, and the tenderloin was phenomenal. The eurobass, though great, was a bit too salty.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Authentic Paris raw bar reimagined with a vintage jazz flair. Excellent food and cocktails.

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c
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Chris provided an excellence service!

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E
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Just ok, food very expensive and average.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tower of cold seafoods was excellent. Haven’t had anything this good since the Brown Derby in the 1980’s! What more can I say!

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing seafood and fun spot for my wife’s 30th! The petit plateau was not that petit, giving a solid array of my favourite crustaceans and sauces

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NY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I were visiting from NYC and I learned about this place from a Condé Nast article. It was my mom’s bday and I am more than happy to have dined at La Banane. The restaurant is very sleek, the menu not large but everything is carefully crafted and delicious. There are local beers from Toronto, wine selection was good too. I would definitely recommend this place, service was wonderful and the little bday cake for my mom was very nice. Thank you for the outstanding hospitality!

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We will most definitely be back—in fact, we already made our next reservation. The food and service was exceptional.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great service, good value. Wonderful place for a special occasion.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!! A complete gourmet experience with like-minded people :)

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T
Toronto
90 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server told us that the Eurobass was their signature dish and we found it to be outstanding-in fact one of the finest seafood dishes I have had in a long time. Asparagus appetizer and chocolate with shortbread crumbs dessert were also very fine.

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant - great seafood, ambiance and service

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r
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful evening. So delicious. The omelette was a taste I have never experienced before and I highly recommend it even though one doesn’t expect to be ordering that for dinner. I loved the ambience here.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar for dinner, I’m not used to having such exceptional service at bar seating, but these people are amazing. We were recommended the perfect bottle of wine and had what was easily the best meal I’ve had for a while. Beef tenderloin was worth the wait and pommes aligot are a must have. We had an amazing experience and can’t wait to come back 😘

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was too salty. The "egg" dessert was an absolute joke.

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CC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The banana cake and foie gras is amazing !

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, knowledgeable staff, delicious food. Will definitely be back!

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NS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Over priced for small portions. Cute place but I have had better

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BH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every single time I go, it's an excellent experience across the board. The service, the food, the ambience . -the works. Go. There's a reason they're on the 100 Best of Canada list.

(Hint - it's because they deserve to be.)

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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! New favourite spot in the city!

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S
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful culinary experience! I’m going back for the eurobass en croûte for sure!!! The potato pavé is delicious!

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening. We were running 15 mins late and we called and we were told to relax that our reservation would be held. Delicious French bistro food and the service was superlative.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are knowledgeable , attentive . Food never disappoints-always outstanding. Thanks for making a Birthday memorable for our family.

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t
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is my second visit to La Banane and again it was wonderful. The euro bass was succulent. Very highly recommended!

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W
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Disappointed. Staff were lovely especially Olivia. Food was hit and miss. Fish was good, tuna had too many capers so salty. Salad was like soup, even my husband who likes his salad with more dressing found it soggy. We visited restaurant a few months ago and it seemed to be the same menu. 😴

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great restaurant food and service, we will be back

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DS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service from a truly professional waiter, and great food and atmosphere.

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fabulous service, great ambiance; def a keeper!

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