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Lapinou, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Lapinou

4.5
4.5
1098 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Where imagination & passion collide to create a contemporary, Michelin approved, Global bistro-bar rooted in classic cooking techniques and inspired by an endless curiosity to explore global flavours.

Join us for after work snacks, late night sips, and everything in-between.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 479-4414
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    King and Bathurst
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day with our special brunch menu featuring Lapinou classics. TO START (choice of) Salad Lyonnaise - double smoked bacon, cured egg yolk, crouton, french vinaigrette Scallop Crudo - aguachile, cucumber, avocado, spring herbs Porcini Croquettes - truffle aioli, pickled chantrelles MAIN (choice of) Eggs Benedict - smoked salmon, avocado mousse, green goddess hollandaise, sourdough Brioche French Toast -strawberry & rhubarb compote, cardamom anglaise, almond crumb Spring Vegetable Galette - fromage blanc, grilled asparagus, fried egg, garlic chive pistou, horseradish Lapinou Burger - garlic aioli, spicy cabbage slaw, brioche, frites DESSERT - raspberry cheesecake mousse, brown butter tart or a selection of cheese
    Mother's Day Brunch photo

What 1,098 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,098 Reviews
  1. Quinten

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Have to begin with the food portions. $20+ for 100g of pasta which felt not even remotely close to al dente. I would not recommend anyone coming to this restaurant unless they wanted to leave hungry. Flavours were good, but seriously not worth the money. Apps were so small too. I could’ve honestly had 3 of them myself before my entree but I didn’t want to spend $100 on just appetizers. I understand Toronto is expensive but this was too much. Will not be going back.

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  2. DianeK

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Lapinou. It’s consistently great. And we just discovered the happy hour cocktails and snacks. Great value for such a nice environment. Olives, cheese, and meats were delicious with a couple of cocktails before going to a show.

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  3. GregW

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful restaurant and bar.. over the top food and service. just wow!

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  4. SSBW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fine but pricey for what it was The beer list is terrible but perhaps they are being ironic

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Lapinou! What a find! Absolutely understanding why this amazing spot has mention in the Michelin Guide. Craft Cocktails were creative and interesting. Fried cheese and rock shrimp apps were great, as were our mains which included the Ramen and Beef Wellington. Ambiance was lively and our bar seats were perfect. Service was outstanding... notable mention to Asher, Juls and Tatiana, for making our visit so enjoyable!

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  6. TheWizard

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Host and Wait Staff, couldn't ask for a better curator. We had the Fried Cheese Crudo Tartare Steak Broccolini Cocktails café jalisco lower east side solstice paper plane hemingway daiquiri The shareables were great. Cocktails were good. Did they blow my mind away? no. But the real let down was the steak. Excellent seasoning and smokey flavour from being cooked on charcoal, but it was sitting in pool of butter. IMO, that took away charcoal flavoring that the steak offered because there was so much butter. It literally over powered the flavor of the meat. Hard pass for me.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We got an assortment of food and drinks. All of which were nothing to write home about, which is disappointing since we’ve been here before a while ago and remembered it being fantastic. The appetizers (crudo, carpaccio and oysters) were okay. The carpaccio was definitely the better of the three and the oysters were the least, being overdressed in vinaigrette. Our mains were alright, but for pasta dishes, we felt the portions were small, and we left still hungry, even after ordering what seemed like enough food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with 7 others for my birthday dinner, tried most of the menu sharables and for the “for the table” options. Everything was amazing and well priced. Service was a little slow but the server was very nice and informative on menu items. Would highly recommend!

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  9. Donya

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a late dinner with a friend on a Saturday evening. Portions are quite small. Service was good. Wine list is pretty decent. Noise level is quite high but didn’t bother us. There was a dj which is always a nice touch. Overall it was a good dining experience.

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  10. Bannock

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very different menu from my last visit, aimed at sharing. Not bad but not as chic as it was...

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were really good. We enjoyed the fried cheese, which the honey paired really well. The Canestri pasta was really good - it was a curry pasta sauce and we loved the flavours in it. The only downside was the amount of Bucatini we got - we could count the amount of noodles on the plate. Our waiter was friendly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service — Apple tarte tatin was the best

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  13. AlexanderT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    For our 12 years anniversary, my wife wanted to go to Lapinou. We got dressed up, drove an hour in the rain. When we arrived the first thing out of the hostess mouth was: "you need to leave your table by 8:30" - What? Not "Welcome" or "Is this your first time joining us?" or, checking the reservation and seeing its our anniversary? Horrific start - however a older man came and explained the menu with a great amount of detail and I thought "okay, this is what I was more expecting". All this was undone after are appetizers arrived. We waited 1 Hour for our pasta. No one came to ask how we were doing, no one make to refill out water or get us drinks. 1 hour as we watched everyone around us get served. Maybe we were tucked in the corner? NOPE - we were the table right in front of the cash register - every server got to watch us get more miserable as the hour went on. Finally a young asian gentleman at 45 menus went to check for our order us. and 15 minutes later it arrived. The balls on our waiter to come after we finished eating to ask how everything was as if he didn't disappear was the icing on the cake. No dessert for us, we went to McDonalds after since we figured they might have more class and better service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was absolutely terrible and unprofessional! We were literally asked to leave by handing us the dessert menu by two different waiters; poor customer care from the staff and one dish was prepped not the way we ordered so they had to take it back to the kitchen and they forgot one of the dishes completely! The chef had used the same sauce for 4 different dishes, which made this so called “French” experience even worse! The ambiance is fantastic though, both indoor and outdoor, with a very good selection of wines.

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  15. SubhajitC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience. No wonder its in the Michelin guide. We will surely go back again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great service, exceptional atmosphere. One of Torontos hidden gems.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time here. We were very impressed. Excellent service, very friendly staff, and the food was all outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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  18. cheenab

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent portion sizes could be larger…outstanding flavour but please don’t say it is “For Sharing“ when it is clearly not… a side plate of ground lamb would have been excellent if the sides could have been built up… load up the pickled onions! Bread and olives for the table resulted in one person getting a huge piece and another getting a minuscule slice and let the plates finish before clearing… I love that they are on top of things but I shouldn’t be embarrassed to eat the last French fry…They were amazing and pricey! The server was amazing she was attentive, knowledgeable and fun too! Overall the food was great service and drinks too … just the portions were awfully small for the price. The wording on the menu and pictures on the website are deceiving.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue is nice and in a good location. Cocktails are good. Food need to catchup to the competition. Practical things that could be done better like warm the olives and season pasta sauce.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a meal of starters only. Croquetas, tartare, shrimp, a dozen oysters, Caesar salad. Fantastic. Sit in a quiet part of the restaurant. It won’t be quiet but at least tolerable. Great service from knowledgeable staff. Wine too expensive. Tuesday and Wednesday for half price wine.

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  21. GajanW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Will definitely go back.

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  22. 0009

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, our server made sure my mom felt special and taken care of on her birthday which I appreciate. Food was lovely as well. Specifically the Wellington and Coconut Sorbet were worth returning for. Thank you for a lovely dinner!

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  23. cindy

    Toronto

    135 reviews

    3.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my second time here but the first time for my guest. It was actually to celebrate her birthday. The first drink I had (took advantage of the 5-7 special) was the sparkle drink which was nice. Then I ordered the cosmo which was extremely tart that I had to ask for more cranberry juice to dilute. Surprise they didn’t offer to remake the drink but that’s ok. I hate wasting food so let it pass. We had the squash croquettes and rigatoni to start. Squash was ok, wouldn’t order again but the pasta was very good. The flavours were very layered and interesting. Would come back for that. Then it went downhill. We then got the beef Wellington and frites. Very salty. Coincidentally the servers never asked how we thought our dishes were for this second course for we would have told them it was too salty. I tried to reduce the salt from the frites by rubbing them against paper napkins but still very salty. Loved the cripy and thick fries but really hard to consume when it was that salty. Same for the beef Wellington. Not sure if it was the sauce or pastry but very salty. Servers were all nice but just missing that little attentiveness for it wasn’t even busy. Lastly I did mark that it was for a birthday celebration so they could have acknowledged it was for this special occasion. The server didn’t even say anything even after I said, “it’s your birthday” (surprised her by paying the bill). Overall not a horrible but not a great visit. Maybe give it another try in hopes the small things get fixed. Merci.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience! The agnolotti was to die for. I’m gonna go back for sure.

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  25. Julia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kenny was amazing! We had the best service and the food was great!

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  26. AnaV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and great wine! Highly recommended

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  27. ChloeB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went here for Valentines and it had great service and ambiance. All the food was enjoyable but nothing special. It won't be top of the list to return but its a nice place.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Tables are really small and closed especially for Valentine’s Day.

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  29. YearoftheTiger

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for valentines day. Wow what an experience! The entire waiting staff was courteous and kind and friendly and knowledgeable! Wow! 5 stars. I love hearing the kitchen being so lively as well. Best meal ive ever had! Kudos to the chef 👏!!

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  30. solw

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time great food great wait staff !!! Nothing more to say !

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  31. SimoneB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we ordered was prepared to perfection. Server was attentive and made great menu recommendations. Only drawback was the drink order and appetizers were a bit slow to arrive, however all other courses made up for it. Will be back!

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  32. Jazman

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was good but portions were small for the price.

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  33. Erin

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. Service was excellent. Food was tasty and well portioned. Gorgeous atmosphere. Very happy and would return.

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  34. TamL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The starter yuzu shrimp is just a dish of mayonise fried shrimp that I used to eat in Japan, nothing too special. The wellington short rib was too salty. I don’t like the hazelnut brownie too. A bit overpriced but the ambience was good

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  35. RobMcC

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Midweek dinner out. Impeccable service. We felt really welcomed. Well presented and well balancec flavored food. Great wine list

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  36. SoAB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely outstanding, the short rib Wellington was perfection. The flavour combinations were amazing, cocktails were classic with a unique and personal touch. We will definitely be coming back.

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  37. HiteshS

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Biting into the chefs curated winterlicious menu was an absolute bliss. Loved the selection of dishes. The food was delicious and our overall dining experience was nothing less than a five star rating on open table. Lovely Lovely Lovely.

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  38. PaulS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tables a bit close together-awkward getting in and out (for our neighbours too). Our server was excellent (don’t know her name unfortunately). The food was delicious and, although it was winterlicious we didn’t feel rushed at all. I’d seen a review here where someone complained about the portion sizes but we were very satisfied. This is an example of discovering a new restaurant because of winterlicious but we’ll definitely be back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great experience for our anniversary. The wood was good and the ambience was calm and not too loud. Would come again for important occasions. The only con is that the tables are pretty close together, and since the music is not loud, you can hear each others conversations quite well. But that's pretty standard for Toronto restaurants these days.

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  40. MoYe

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a Michelin recommended restaurant the winterlicious menu was pretty awful. Cheap produce, the shrimp starter lacked imagination, and it was something you can get from a cheap Chinese restaurant, the main - the salmon and chick pea combo was disappointing and didn’t go well together. The chick peas was barely cooked well and hard. The hazelnut cremeux overly sweet.

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FAQs

Lapinou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.

Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 1098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lapinou

642 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M7

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    King and Bathurst
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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