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La Banane

4.7
393 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:45pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 551-6263
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brandon Olsen
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Dundas Street
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Parking Details
Green P Carpark available directly behind the restaurant at 1117 Dundas Street West
http://parking.greenp.com/parking-info/carpark-info/204_1117-dundas-street-west.html
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 393 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Crab back was a little too salty, so was the salted caramel ice cream. Foie gras was sublime

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Impeccable service, food, ambiance and overall experience. I will definitely be returning. Super easy parking just behind (off Dundas .) Chris helped with reservations and stopped by our table for a personal hello! We had shrimp cocktail, steak (to die for _ sooooo good!) and ordered a box of chocolates personally made by the on-site chocolatier / chef. Amazing amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Outstanding restaurant! Must get the Eurobass if you get there.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Way beyond our expectations. Fabulous food. Over the top service. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My better half celebrated her Birthday there awesome food and ataff friendly and professional a great vibe
Cheers

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went with my daughter for Mother’s Day and the food was so delicious and fresh! Had a selection from he raw bar. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was superb. And those sauces...

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Delicious food with impeccable service, best in the city

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

La Banane is #16 on the list of 100 best Canadian restaurants. And it totally worth this status. Even though a bit expensive, it's a great place for a special occasion dinner. Make sure to make a reservation a couple days before and order "eurobass en croute".

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Fantastic overall experience! Food and ambience were both incredible, I would only hope for service to be a little faster. That being said once we were seen we were very well taken care of. Definitely will dine here again!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing place, great service, amazing presentation and food quality. Great wine list and atmosphere. Kind of european and the decore is just enough.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of the more enjoyable dining experiences I’ve had in a while. Excellent food, exceptional service. Lovely but not stuffy. Top marks.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Last minute decision to try this restaurant out. The only available reservation was 9:30 p.m. and it was absolutely worth the wait. Creative cocktails to start. The raw food bar was lovely and fresh. The scallops were wonderful. The mains were also delicious. The chef agreed to create a different sauce for the sea bass when I was nervous about the anchovy sauce, and it was absolutely delicious. The side dishes, especially the mushrooms were also outstanding. Topping it off with some delicious chocolates and French press coffee. A wonderful night out. The service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It was exceptional

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I took my wife here for our 3rd wedding anniversary and was very pleased with the food. The service was amazing. Our waitress was Sarah...I think. She was outstanding! Very personable and knowledgeable with the wine list. She made great recommendations for our dinner and wine.
We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Fresh East Coast oysters, lovely seafood, and an international staff make this new Ossington gem a favourite. Caters well to the celiac/gluten free foodie.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food and Service outstanding. This has to be one of the top 5 restaurants in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Went to La Banane for my daughter's birthday. It was our first dining experience there and it lived up to the hype! The duck breast with charred endive was to die for. The eurobass en croute grew more delicious with every bite. We expected more from the wagyu beef tartare though ... it wasn't bad but it was just okay. Staff and service was excellent. We will definitely be back for more!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One of the best meals we've had in a while, we practically licked our plates clean. The service was wonderful and attentive. Every time we visit Toronto we will dine here!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We arrived at 10pm and were greeted with a profusion of apologies for all the things that were unavailable. Fortunately, this posed no problem for a wonderful night and though we were very much the last table to leave, our server made us feel very welcome.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic as always!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

$$ with great service, food and atmosphere. The price tag matched the experience and well worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Delightful experience. Staff very welcoming. Felt like I was a family friend. I had the Eurobass which was the most delicious fish I have had the pleasure to meet. Most highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

What a lovely experience! Came here for a romantic 30th bday dinner, and couldn't be more thrilled. The interior is adorable (green! art! cute Frenchness!). The food is fantastic - we had the raw scallops (tender and beautiful), eurobass en croute (absolutely divine), duck breast (juicy and magical), and broccolini (the sauce will kill you in greatness), with the Ziggy Stardust egg (painted dark chocolate yumminess) to finish everything off. The drinks are also tellement delicieux - I recommend the citrusy one with absinthe, A Man Walked Into A Bar...
All in all, La Banane was a super choice, and you should all go. Merci.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

La Banane took care of us from the minute we walked in the door. Chris made us some incredible cocktails and the waitress was incredibly knowledgeable guiding us how best to order. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Came for dinner for a pre-show dinner with my girlfriend. Service, food and ambiance was excellent and the ultra french menu was lovely to see, as a trained Chef i can appreciate the technique that was on display with our meal. I have very seldom had such perfectly seasoned food in my life, everything was perfect in terms of salt and seasonings. Only complaint was our main course portions were a but small for the price especially since they strongly recommended a separately priced side option. My black Cod main was about a 4 or 5 oz potion with a delicious anchovy sauce with a bit of sauteed leek ribbons, for $38, not bad for fine dining but i would have like to see just a bit more or an additional component. Without the side purchase the main course would not have been large enough to satisfy, although our broccolini side was HUGE and amazingly sauced and seasoned, so i'm nitpicking here. Server was friendly , knowledgeable and not overbearing . Lovely Dinner .

Jason

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything was perfect from the beginning to end. Friendly service, delicious food, and a beautiful restaurant. This is the perfect place for dinner with friends, a date, or to celebrate a special occasion- We would definitely recommend visiting La Banane!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Kris and Sara made our experience exceptional. Kudos on hiring excellent authentic people.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This was a incredibly enjoyable meal. It was my wife's choice to celebrate her birthday here because she has had many positive experiences at La Banane . It was my son and myself's first time here . The next day when we asked our son about dinner plans he said "La Banane ?" . Can't give higher praise than that !

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was delicious
Waiters knowledgeable but our main man abandoned us to other servers which was a bit confusing and caused the wine colour that was promptly remedied . A lot of various servers

Only complaint was the loud and rather disco-et music that was not convivial with menu and a more sophisticated dinner

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had a fantastic meal, from the apps, mains and the wonderfull hand-painted chocloate egg with truffles inside.

We had 3 bottles of wine and 2 bottles of champagne, their selection of them both were fantastic we found (though if you are super-picky about wines, they obviously can not carry them all) - however the champagne selection is bar none in Toronto (IMHO) for bubbly-connaisseurs.

-Great bar area with the fresh seafood on display
-Great seafood options for apps the tower looked amazing (we had crab legs, lobster and oysters)
-Great wine selection
-Fantastic champagne selection (for those not just seeking a famous label)
-Cozy atmosphere, great size (not too large)
-Attentive staff and hosts
-Great recommendations by staff on pairings and more
-Not loud, great clientele, classy crowd and atmosphere
-Very accommodating, staff goes out of their way to please, the manager approached us to welcome us and provided his card for the next time to reach him directly

Everyone loved everything this night, so it's hard to just identify one part of this location, it just all came together quite well, and everything we ordered was all just amazing.

We were not in anyway dissapointed by the service, the food, the selection of wine/champagnes, or the deserts - we had a lot of variety between our group (business dinner with close clients) - and two folks from our group were from Chicago (who eat great food all the time) and were also very pleased.

Will visit again, great experience.
~julz

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Chris was an excellent server and food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time at La Banane and will go back again. Good quality was superb and service was great. Servers were very knowledgeable and recommendations were good. Great drinks too! A bit pricey but portions were good, not like some places where you pay a lot and get small portions. Great place to impress, date night or a special occasion. Three people was about $450 (had a bottle of wine). The fois gras was yummy! Vibe was good too. Wednesday night and it was rammed. Good job La Banane! Will come back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The restaurant has tons of potential. Very pretty decor and some dishes were excellent - fried chicken, trout tarte, desserts. Other items were disappointing - didn’t expect the liver to be pate, steak was tough. Music was way too loud - we couldn’t have a Conversation across the table. Service was ok. Price was a bit more than I expected but happy to pay if they could get everything right.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Loved the room and the service and the food. Will recommend it (have already!) and will be back to sit at table 70 with more friends!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food

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