Lapinou

4.4
490 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary French
A neo-bistro inspired by regional French flavours and local terroir - met with modern culinary expertise and endless curiosity.

Stay for a meal, stop in for a glass of wine, or drink and snack late into the evening.

Santé!

Experiences

  • Chefs Selection Menu

    CA$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Lapinou's Chefs Tasting Menu is a 3-course culinary experience. Enjoy the best our ever-changing menu has to offer. Menu changes seasonally. Available every Monday-Saturday for dinner service. Sample menu provided; wine pairings available for an additional $45. Sample Menu: SNACKS FOCCACIA | house cultured butter GREEN SALAD | shallot vinaigrette, fresh herbs MAIN COURSE MALFATTI | spinach, ricotta, mint, preserved lemon WHOLE FISH | sauce almandine DUCK | grilled turnips, XO, sesame DESSERT OLIVE OIL CAKE | blueberry, ricotta, lemon
  • Lapinou's Regions of France

    CA$125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Lapinou presents: Regions of France An inspired wine and dinner series Every Sunday night, 4 course specialty menu with wine pairings $125 per person REGIONS TO EXPLORE October: Centre-Val de Loire November: Bordeaux December: Burgundy January: Mediterranean France Centre-Val de Loire November Dinner Menu $125 First Course Foie Gras Parfait/ concord grape, fennel pollen, grilled sourdough 5oz Château Ferran Bordeaux Blanc 2019 Second Course Flank Steak & Bordelaise/ oyster mushroom, baby carrot, fingerling potato 5oz Lagrave-Paran Cuvée Geraldine Bordeaux Supérieur 2012 Third Course Mille Feuille/ vanilla cream, caramel 2oz Château Armajan des Ormes Sauternes 2016
  • New Years Eve Early Seating

    CA$85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Lapinou will be offering our earlier dinners a New Years Eve $85 Menu to enjoy as they begin ringing in the New Year. Menus will be posted the first week of December.
  • New Years Eve Dinner

    CA$125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Lapinou will be offering a New Years Eve $125 Menu including bubbles for our guests to enjoy as they ringing in the New Year. Entertainment will include a live band from 8pm - 11pm followed by a DJ to help everyone ringing in the New Year. Menus will be posted the first week of December.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 490 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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QueenlyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous French restaurant in a beautiful space.

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LilyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

I went to this restaurant for Brunch with two other friends. I should say that I was quite disappointed.

When I entered the restaurant ( this was my first time), I was quite impressed with the atmosphere and the venue. the first thought was : how come I have never been here before? my friends had the same reaction.

However, the quality of the service and also the food was horrible and below my expectations from a French restaurant on king street. T point out few things:

1- The server wasn't the politest , it felt like she did not really want to serve us. she explained the menu very vaguely and when my friend asked for clarification she raised her voice and said: I explained this to you before.

2- The Coffee was served cold and when we asked for a hot coffee she argued back that she could not do anything about the temperature, she eventually brought another cup that was warmer but it did not feel good to hating to argue to get better service.

3- The food from prix fix menu was really bad : very small portions, very ordinary quality and not enough options for vegetarian people. One of my friends is vegetarian and all she could order was beans ( How a restaurant would not consider better vegetarian options in their menu? )

4- at the end, the server brought some pastry for Deseret and said it is fresh and warm. the pastry was definitely not warm or fresh.


Considering the price they charge for brunch menu, I do not recommend this place for brunch.

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VictorJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, the menu was plentiful. Great wine list. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. Our first date and everything was perfect

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NavjotD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks, great jazz band and the food selection was amazing.

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JeffP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. Our first time visiting Lapinou, it was for my partner’s birthday. The service was flawless, highly attentive without being overbearing. The food quality was excellent and the meals seemed to be a fair price with good value, as well as being delicious of course. I’ve only rated a 4/5 on the overall value because the cocktails and whisky menu seem marked up a bit too much. For reference, a Lagavulin 16 was $25 whereas I’ve had this dram at multiple venues in the city ranging between $16 and $20. Aside from that, which is minor, we had zero complaints. Everything was fantastic and we’ll definitely be back again soon!

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ArleneL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and thoughtful and attentive service. The only thing I would say that was mildly inconvenient was that it was so dark that it was difficult to read menus and actually see our dishes - which we could tell were crafted with such care. That aside - a perfect evening and would totally recommend this gem of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Beautiful Venue, sadly the restaurant was under staffed or our section was just not being paid attention too. My wine glass had a crack in it so that was an unseen detail. King West Vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was fabulous
The food is amazing, the wine pairing is great
Definitely coming back
Cocktails are unsanely good too

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PamS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our reservation was for the wine pairing dinner. Unfortunately they didn't explain anything about the wines they served with our three courses - the wine notes, the region, etc. We weren't impressed by the wines at all. The food was very good though. Lapinou is a great place to go for atmosphere and good food. Just didn't meet our expectations this time.

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JuliaD
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

some items on the menu were super delicious and my table ordered second helpings! it's definitely a type of restaurant where it's mainly tapas and you share the dishes with everyone.

it was a fun experience but drinks were overpriced.

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SujV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Very poor service. We didn't get the table we were told we would. It was for a special occasion and the evening was nearly ruined. The only reason we stayed was because it was too late to get reservations elsewhere.
The food was excellent though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good; service was not great

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KateK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was fantastic. We tried the beef tartare and malfatti. The focaccia was super fresh and warm. The service, however, was slow- the waiters are not very attentive.

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IanS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

During what is a resurgence of active COVID cases, there was insufficient table separation from strangers such that we felt uneasy enough to decline the physical location of the table 1st offered and did cut our meal short intentionally even. The restaurant was following public health full capacity guidelines but we were certainly less than 1 metre separation from unmasked strangers

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Energetic ambiance with good food! We got the squash salad and duck which was outstanding. We also got the seafood platter which was just ok. But over all, fun experience!

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Farrahwith2rs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music on Thursdays, which was not too loud and added a beautiful touch to the ambiance. I’m not usually a fan of live music in a restaurant, but this was nice.
The food and service were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

$135 steak was tough and not enjoyable at all. I couldn’t eat it.

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MariaO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This restaurant uses brunch as an excuse to overprice eggs and beans. The portions are ridiculously small and the price for what you eat (eggs, tomatoes, zucchini and olive oil) is way too much. The place is very nice and the location good, this is actually what you are paying for.

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MissJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot for traditional French cuisine. Wonderful service. Lovely experience overall. We had the Chef's Tasting menu and we sat back, enjoyed each other's company while dish after delicious dish was served to us with outstanding wines.

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vipMadelineB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Very disappointing evening. Our server was amazing, super nice guy. DJ was absolutely horrible. You’re in a French restaurant, that wants to be considered an “Experience” according to OpenTable and you have Pop music blaring in your ears.
The speakers were broken and the constant loud buzz was a nightmare. No proper manager was on site that you can speak to.
Chicken liver pâté was great, the rest of the food was a total disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Emily was so lovely, great food and ambiance, definitely will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best steaks ever
And great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal. The employees were very kind and the food was Exceptional. Also, they had a great cocktail and wine list. Will come back.

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant - only had drinks but will be back for dinner!

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LeaC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good food and wine, but a little bit expensive regarding the quantity (especially regarding the shellfish platter or for the whisky). But still a nice place to have good food and really good wine.

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Brie
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience was lovely. Our server (Alyssa) was very attentive and had thorough knowledge of the menu to answer all our questions.
Standout dishes were the beef tartar, lobster chitarra, and wagyu steak. The fingerling potatoes are out of this world! All meals were well executed. Cheers to the kitchen team and FOH staff!!

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MarkG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've enjoyed three visits to Lapinou. It's now one of our favourite Toronto restaurants.

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KAIL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only was the food delicious and fresh, but the service was also unbelievable. The squash fritters were to die for, as was the duck and the salmon. Highly recommend Lapinou to anyone looking for high-quality food and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere
Food was good
But they should specify on the menu what is entry or main size
Because for instance the salmon was very very small
So value for money average

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Gianna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to celebrate a significant birthday and had a great time. We ordered a la carte and had some great recommendations. They accommodated our very young toddler with a great grilled cheese. The atmosphere is lovely and service was very attentive. Courses came out pretty quickly so we were never left waiting very long. It was a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service exceptional. A great night w/ 9 friends.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and some quality food. Ambiance is on point

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vipKenyaB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The $39 set brunch menu is definitely worth it and not your traditional brunch meal. Also enjoyed the live music! Will definitely be back again for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Service was painfully slow. Waiter took our drink order and FINALLY came back to ask us what we’d like to eat 30-40 minutes later.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Took two hours to get our main course. Servers likely forgot about us. We were there for the chef’s special experience but was quite honestly the worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Chefs special experience description was deceiving and it wasn’t even explained how it would worked once we arrived

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service we’ve had since covid restrictions have been relaxed. Great atmosphere and even better food.

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was what we came for and it did not disappoint! The flavors and combinations were amazing. A great twist on traditional French Bistro food. The service was outstanding - we had 3 different people making sure our night was good. One bringing the food, one serving, and one bringing the change in plates and cutlery for the courses. As big eaters, the portions were on the smaller side but 3 starters, 2 mains, a side and 2 desserts and we were amazingly full. The pinot noir on the wine menu was outstanding and paired well with the duck which was also outstanding, and so tender. The prices were good for the quality of the food but a little pricey if your looking for quantity. Our bill for 2 came to around 230 before tips. Don't come starving but do come expecting something you won't find anywhere else! Also, the mushroom tart and beef tartare - blows your mind! Thank you for an amazing evening with food that opened our minds to new flavors and pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar with my husband for a date night. Bartenders were super attentive even when the place got busy. Was a bit loud for conversation, got too dark to even read the menu by about 8pm. But that’s the young, energetic vibe they’re going for! Amazing food and great French wine list.

FAQs

Lapinou does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Lapinou also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.

Lapinou is rated 4.4 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.