La Banane

4.8
695 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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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EP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant - great seafood, ambiance and service

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r
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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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
2 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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D
Toronto
12 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
2 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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KA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous Anniversary dinner, food and service was excellent and although expensive, it was a good night. Our server Olivia was Awesome!

Great for special occasions.

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best scallops we have ever eaten from the raw bar. Nice ambience and attentive bar staff.

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SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal and excellent service. Would go back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about La Banane. Had a wonderful time. Thanks!

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C
New England
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time and just as great as the first! Delicious food and wonderful staff.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An attractive spot on the strip with well prepared food and upscale crowd. Food is delicious, high quality, and on the upper end of the price level. 3 people, 7 items, cocktails and Bottle of wine -$375. Foie gras on brioche delicious, steak tartare was excellent, fish en croute was good but a little over-hyped, the steak was excellent and fried chicken delicious. A great place to go with that cool aunt or uncle living a fabulous life somewhere just so they know you are a-ok in Toronto!

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DE
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable..staff attentive. Will return.

Only but..sorry...didnt realize that the scallop dishes were crudo. Was looking fwd to that most to be honest. Was replaced with a fish cake which was good. Our guests were visiting from u.k. and Spain and tried lobster for first time and loved it!! All in all...a great exp..thk u.

Denise Ennis

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W
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Quite disappointing. It is clearly NOT a French food restaurant.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was really good, however for those prices it was either not enough or not good enough. Other than that the place seemed fine. However, there are cheaper places with similar food and better ambiance. Not worth the money.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Really enjoyed the oysters and tune. Service was very good.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal with attentive staff. Every dish we had was delicious. Definitely recommend the scallops and the albacore tuna. Sea bass presented really well and very refreshing. One note on salted caramel ice cream was it was too salty. Would probably just get the banana cake next time.

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ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful service, great ambiance, and delicious food.

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food in a cool place. Vibrant classic French cuisine with a contemporary touch!

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LT
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant was super busy but we were well cared for. The food was excellent and the cocktail menu was nice as well. We will definitely go back on ur next visit to Toronto

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i
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is an optional shareable menu. Seabass was amazing and I am not a fan of fish. Strongly recommend the Ziggy Stardust chocolate dessert ball. It's over the top excessive but the mere existence of this item at $50 puts this in the "value" category for me.

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DS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, friendly service and gorgeous food in a stunning setting.

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JM
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always. We are not as regular as we would like to be...but each visit surprises us the same as the first. Love it from start to finish. Great service, great food, great ambiance. Thanks La Banane... you’ve got the formula right.

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FT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Great food, great service, great ambiance.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to go on a first date. Our servers name was Olivia and she was absolutely charming. I needed help choosing a bottle of chablis for dinner, her knowledge and friendly attitude made it a pleasant experience. 10/10 rating.

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TC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food quality, great ambiance, smaller portions but quality matters! Would definitely return!

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LI
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Worth the short ride out from the centre of Toronto. This predominantly seafood restaurant was perfect for a Friday night - good food, great drinks and chilled but buzzy vibe.

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RB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious cocktails, shrimp, banana cake with salted caramel ice cream, great service, stylish set up. All and all a great experience!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, the food and drinks were delicious and we had excellent service, looking forward to returning again!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food but small portions for the value of money you spend

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