La Banane

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French
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One word - amazing!

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LL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service we're all impeccable. It was a return visit and we loved even more than the first time.

MX
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. Everyone was pleasant and would highly recommend.

JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Amazing service, amazing food, great ambiance. Highly recommend!!!

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

Excellent Service, Excellent Food & Wine List. Perfect date night. We will be back again soon.

WP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great French restaurant, but made some simple errors which could have easily been forgiving if strictly an eatery, but when presenting a s fine dining french restaurant there's another standard.

b
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service in an excellent venue. Must do Toronto!

WH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was a nice meal. I was not impressed with my peach and tomato salad. I would have chosen a different dressing and burrata instead parmesan.

L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been twice now and I love it. Love the dark cozy atmosphere, the food and the people are very polite and friendly.

FL
Naples
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Banane continues to be an outstanding destination for excellent French cuisine, with some innovative twists, and a great Raw Bar.
Beautiful decor, excellent professional but still friendly service.
Highly recommended.

a
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always

NI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Seafood platters to die for! Branzino is the best!

MJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks again for making our night really special! Everything was spot on. The food is absolutely incredible and the service was perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food, a little noisy. For seafood lovers, many raw bar selections. Fried chicken, sea bass and veal were superb. Creamed corn was yummy, the potatoes were bland and lacked texture. (Skip them)

EL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food....excellent service. The oyster bar was outstanding.

RR
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Banane never disappoints. The food and service is very hard to say a negative word about.
The menu offers something for everyone with a fantastic raw bar as well

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Friendly attentive staff and high quality food.

K
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as usual!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recently in Toronto and we ate at 5 of the top rated food destinations in Canada. La Banane was the best of the bunch, and it wasn’t that close. Pate, carpaccio for apps , dungeoness crab risotto in a shell, fried chicken and pave potatoes. Ziggy stardust egg to end (I didn’t think the egg was that amazing but we did it for the experience. Twelve out of ten overall.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful first time introduction to the restaurant. Very knowledgeable wait staff with excellent recommendations. Food was outstanding and perfect sized portions. Would highly recommend and will recommend to friends.

l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant just gets better and better. One of my favorites in the city.

F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most amazing food and service! Such a great night celebrating my husband birthday! Can’t wait to go back! If you are visiting Toronto or live in Toronto and haven’t been, I strongly recommend you put this Resto on your list!!!!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Service was good, just a little slow, especially for a Wednesday night dinner. Was only upset at the fact that one of the dishes I initially went there for to try (the duck breast) had already sold out that day. Was able to try the eurobass which was really good. However, the star dish for me was the seared foie gras. Delicious! All in all, I’ll just have to go back another time and try the duck breast then... and more seared foie gras!

TR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good! The whole vibe was just fun, starting from the interior decor and green/yellow color combinations to the service to the food. The Eurobass was sensational, as they bring out the whole fish in front of you, cooked with an outer crust and just plain delicious. I left with a smile on my face and would definitely go back.

CN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really inventive yet classic French. Loved the raw bar- they changed my mind on raw scallops and the presentation sold me. Speaking of presentation- the eurobass en croute stole the show. Perfect cook on the fish and the I’m still dreaming of that yuzu beurre blanc. Service was great too; elevated but still fun and attentive. So glad we planned for this as part of our visit to Toronto !

e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a great meal for my sister's 40th bday. The food was exceptional. The petit seafood tower was delicious. We also throughly enjoyed the eurobass and fried dishes. Service was attentive and unfussed. And as a personal touch they ended the night with some lovely chocolates as a bday treat.

I
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great restaurant would definitely go back. Very clean. The service was great and the French fusion cuisine was fantastic.

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did carte blanche and the kitchen did a wonderful job. The service was perfect and recommendations appreciated. Very excited for my next visit.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! Services was first class too. The Lobster Cavatelli and La Banane Dessert were both phenomenal. Highly recommend.

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in TO right now.... Exquisite french fusion cuisine that packs a 'high value' punch!

LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding, our bartender/ waiter was knowledgable & super on the ball! Will be back

SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing from start to finish. We sat at the bar to dine the bartender was the best, for cocktails, food recommendations and conversation.

WM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner and as always, great service, great food and good ambiance. Can’t complain. If you like seafood, highly recommend their scallops, mussels and their fish. I hear their pork chops are great as well. Their foie gras is also very tasty if you’re into the controversial dish. Their sommelier is great as well. Exceptional food, good experience and great service overall.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great attention from staff.

K
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always! This has become one of my favourite restaurants. So decadent and top quality ingredients. Seafood is outstanding.

EV
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service and great ambience
We will be back!

RG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, on all fronts. cannot wait to come back.

EK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! Food was delicious! Super customer service

c
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly amazing food and service!

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