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Lapinou

4.5
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189 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Dine in

CA$35.00 per order

Starting Jul 12, 2020·Sun 11:30-14:45

Bonjour!

Kindly note we offer only a prix fixe menu priced at $35 per person along with a selection of half priced wines.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

What 189 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

In the covid environment the tables although outside were too close together. The server also had a habit of leaning in too close. He had a mask on but still it was too close. The menu is very small

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smarchie
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely spot for brunch. Having live music is an elegant touch to the bistros ambiance. Servers are super friendly and the food is delicious.

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vipNormaG
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely brunch for the first time since Covid lockdowns (March) and Lapinou didn’t disappoint. We were pleased to discover the Jazz quartet playing as we arrived. The music was fab and the ONLY criticism from all of us was the volume level of the music as it was difficult to carry on a conversation during brunch. Our server was amazing as was the venue and food (chef made me a special vegan dish) !! Thank you !🙏

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jujubean
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The alley of Lapinou just transports you to a whole different place and you feel like you're not even in Toronto. I love that they have invited Michael Louis Johnson and various local jazz bands to play their beautiful music and adding a touch of ambiance you just can't get anywhere else!

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Steph
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cuisine, we had the Salmon dish which tasted great but left us wanting more as the portion was small. If you drink, (we dont) theres tons of selections of alcohol to choose from on the menu. Amazing service and very cool atmosphere. Great for a special time out.

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skyline
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

avg at best server was knowledgeable but lacked finer details of service ie napkin folding and even replacing after mine was dirty and discarded for a place that had 3 tables inside as we dined you’d expect a lot more. drink was done for time didn’t get asked if i wanted another. food was lack lustre and confusing french bistro ? italian food is what it looked like to me. save your money for a non king street sham

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AdamM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner spot. The home-made focaccia buns and ham appetizers were delicious and perfectly portioned. The spinach fritters with coconut cream were good but a little overshadowed by the other two appetizers. The salmon was the star of the show - perfectly cooked and everything on the plate worked very well with it. By far the best salmon I've had at any restaurant. The wine list was very good as was the service. The one thing to note is it is an expensive restaurant, but I think it's more than fairly priced given the quality of the whole dining experience. Will be back soon and looking forward to checking out their brunch

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NadiaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time coming to this restaurant. Food and service was amazing. Food was delicious and unexpected as the menu doesn’t give much of a description as to what you’re going to receive. Which, we didn’t mind at all! We prefer a surprise. It’s actually a beautiful restaurant and love where their outdoor seating is. Great vibe and folks. Highly recommend. We were seated outside so we didn’t have a noise issue. I’m not sure what it is like when seated inside.

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viptehsin
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best service experiences, food and cocktails I have had in a while. Every staff member was kind, attentive; at the top of their game — they all seemed to work as a team. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Cocktails were fantastic — spicy margarita, dangerous liaison, .... Ordered rounds of oysters, pasta, and sirloin. Just a great experience overall. Felt I had to sign in here and post this. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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James
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Horrible service, was completely ignored by my server. Even when I directly asked the server to place an order, he just looked at me and walked away. Never have I ever experience such a rude individual working in the service industry. Due to the servers rude actions and poor choices I won’t be inclined to eat at Lapinou again.

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Sharen
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding. I just wish there was more physical distancing between tables in the patio.. my partner was back to back with the next person and it felt too close.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food. Innovative and delicious. Extremely noisy and very dark inside.
They need to get the noise level down, because the food is lovely...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Servers are totally ignore you and you can only place order until you catch one of them. The host promised to give us a tiny candle for our dessert and there is no candle on the dessert when we have it. We are came for celebrate anniversary but super disappointed.

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vipFloM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A very beautiful patio that makes you feel like you’re in Europe.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food it was amazing! And the ambiance was super cute!

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DINEHOME
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch was very good - coffee could come with warm milk (French press for two).
Music enjoyable - good musicians.
Have recommended to friends already.
Menu could list one-off items: i.e. Bellinis or mimosas?
As a married couple having a special occasion, will would come back.

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Gandalf
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice patio. A bit pricey, especially the wine. Found the service to be a bit rushed.

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Roberts
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was good. The music was on point. Over all excellent time

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mnw1
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hate to repeat myself but...another fantastic experience here. Lauren and gang have it right. Period. It's our favorite place and their Covid response is 10/10
Thanks everyone...again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is one of the best in the city. The patio is be far the best patio in Toronto, tucked away from King St, with great music and ambiance. We’ve been a handful of times and will be back many more.

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UlianaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very interesting mixes and elegant serving. Not your ordinary meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

food was average except the striploin

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambiance was great and there wasn't a very long wait time for your meals.

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KrystenP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, we went on a Sunday night and the patio was pretty quiet and emptied out quickly. Unfortunately, the drink service was extremely slow, and while our server was pleasant and apologetic, things didn't improve from there. The menu is limited so we had high hopes for excellent food. They were out of the salmon entree (1 of only 4 main dishes) so halibut was substituted. Fish and flavours were mediocre. The main issue was portion size. Extremely small portions for $40 plates. My fiance had the steak and left the restaurant hungry. Unfortunately, the quaint patio will not be enough to bring us back to this spot.

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hongguya
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food, service, and atmosphere. Social distancing rules are also in place well.

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Evita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food was ok but not astonishing, I am disappointed.

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PollyK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience. Restaurant was cute (unfortunately the patio was full). Service was great. The food was AMAZING!

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to go to in Toronto. I am not from this city and was pleasantly surprised by the food and especially the atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Shahrin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ordered the garganelli tomato vine pasta and summer zucchini rice as our main dishes-both were good and the chocolate dessert was really good. The patio is really nice so we had a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice patio, but menu don’t have lots of option
Steak is a good choice

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AmberW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Service was excellent. Food disappointing for the price.

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CHOCO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

To be honest, the food was good but the service ruined it. I just found that it was expensive for a very average experience. There are better places to go to.

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vipMaxime
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for treating us amazingly on our original wedding date. A romantic and beautiful evening.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dine in patio experience. Loved the ambience, music, great food and overall it was a wonderful experience. Our server Julia was very friendly, provided great service and responded to us in an attentive manner when we made any changes.

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KaleyH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lapinou has great food, great cocktails, and great service. Everyone there is so knowledgeable and kind. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Fantastic service. Thank you 😀

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Shortforadrienne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice dinner on their side patio. Had steak and pasta and the ham starter. Everything was excellent!

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Eric
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was absolutely spectacular. The oysters to start, ham and cheese were delightful - the salmon dish and the steak were likewise delicious. Wine list was excellent - but the Liaison Dangereuse cocktail was literally one of the best I've ever had. Can't go wrong.

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Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

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