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Lapinou, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Lapinou

4.5
4.5
1010 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 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
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 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

  • Bubbles & Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Escape to Paris with Lapinou's Bubbles & Brunch every Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm. Indulge with bottomless mimosas for $45 per person. From Brown Butter Pancakes with rum maple syrup to our Full French breakfast with all the fixings, you'll find the perfect dish to satisfy your savory or sweet cravings.
    Bubbles & Brunch photo
  • New Year's Eve Pop the Bubbly Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Includes Chef's 4 course, NYE celebration tasting menu with your choice of select plates and options for add-ons. Bookings made from 8pm onwards includes bubbly toast at midnight. SUPPLEMENT COURSE (+$25) Chilled Oysters 6pc FIRST COURSE (choice of 1) Italian Greens Wild Mushroom Croquettes Branzino Crudo Foie Gras Mille Feuille SECOND CHOICE (choice of 1) Add 1gm white truffle to any pasta +$25 Agnolotti Gnocchi Tagliatelle THIRD COURSE (choice of 1) Celeriac Pithivier Sea Bass Grilled Short Rib CHEESE SUPPLEMENT COURSE (+$25) Tete de Moine, Brie de Meaux, Mimolette DESSERT COURSE (choice of 1) White Truffle Ice Cream Brown Butter Tart Coconut Sorbet
    New Year's Eve Pop the Bubbly Dinner photo

What 1,010 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,010 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Always great to be there and the team has exceeded expectations as always!

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  2. Christian

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was great, service was just as great. Music played through out but we enjoyed that and loved the ambience. Best Caesar salad we've ever had.

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  3. REDD8G

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4
    We had a sub par experience. After travelling to Paris this past summer and looking forward to a Michelin recommended restaurant, we were surprised to find the menu had little French cuisine on the menu. There was Indian curry, Italian pasta and a Greek dish but no French cuisine on the menu unless you count a burger and French fries … The food was good but we were left underwhelmed by the portion size and options. Perhaps the dunner menu is better as we dined during lunch time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2
    Wasn’t served our appetizer and wasn’t even given an alternative. We had to ask for fries because we were starving but they ended up coming at the same time as the main course. The waiter ignored us almost the entire evening. We left before even looking at the dessert menu. Won’t return and not sure how this is Michelin recommended.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    cote de boeuf was yum. service was great. we would go back.

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  6. Nahya

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We always have a great time at Lapinou! Fantastic French wine, and great shareables. We were a group of 4 and we shared the caesar salad, brussel sprouts, short rib wellington and frites. Everything was delicious, and especially the brussel sprouts! Our server was great, and we loved the intimate atmosphere.

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  7. Sherry

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Lapinou was a great success. We had a group of 6 that shared each course with recommendations from our server. Everything was spectacular with the exception of the table location which was near the front door on a very cold November day. The ambiance is great, beautiful decor and the music was perfect, we could hear each other but still enjoy the great vibe the music set. Personal food favourites were the shrimp, the Cote du Boeuf and Beef Wellington Short Ribs with the surprising taste sensation of the Lamb Shawarma. And yes it was a lot of red meat but that was the mood the table was in given the weather. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent restaurant all around. Hit all the points for this group of executives. Merci!

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  9. None

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4
    Kenny was great. It is a nice cute atmosphere and venue

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  10. Anonymous

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    great service, i sat at the bar and ordered brussel sprouts, squash croquettes and waygu sliders. We were in a bit of a rush so we finished our 2 dishes before the sliders came and asked our server if he could cancel them for us. He was extremely nice about it and apologized for the wait, still gave us the sliders and didn't make us pay for them. I appreciate the attentiveness. Will definitely be back.

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  11. KarinaM

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The warm and attentive service was complemented by dish after dish of thoughtful perfectly prepared dishes! A meal that showcased our amazing Toronto food scene to guests we were hosting.

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  12. DSmith

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Had a great time visiting g Lapinou for the first time last night. We tried like half the menu and it was all delicious. DJ Craig kept the vibes of our group high all night! We almost didn’t want to hit the club after because we had such a great time. 10/10 recommend

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  13. MommaJEats

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Splendid 70th birthday celebration! Asher and staff were great. All good we ordered and shared was delicious!

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  14. AlexT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great service, Atmosphere and delicious food. Will be back and will tell others

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Eggs au poivre were delicious, the sauce is amazing and sourdough too. and the fruit side is well portioned. Had a glass of mimosa and a latte as well and everything was in the perfect temperature and very tasty. Specially the latte, Im not a fan of piping hot coffee so it was just perfect as I could drink it right away. Staff was really nice too! :)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Just wanted to thank the entire Lapinou team, for a great evening. 5 out of 5, from beginning to end. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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  17. michaelM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3
    The food seems to have gone downhill, and it was pretty empty for a Wednesday night. Still a really nice space and good service, food needs to improve

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  18. Teater

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We so enjoyed the cocktails, ambiance, innovative and delicious food and stellar service. Thanks for all…we are all still talking about the truffles, the tartar and attempting our own riffs on the cocktails. Will be back!

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  19. RonM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2
    I had a reservation for two at 8:45, but arrived 10 minutes early. This wasn't an issue as we were promptly seated and given the menus. We had to wait 15-20 minutes to have the server return so we could make a drink order, then another 20+ minutes to get our drinks. At that point we were ready to order. And we did, with help of our server. Our sharable dishes came out quickly, and tasted great, but we just lost track of time as we waited for our main. During this time we didn't get any communication from the server, assuming they were managing multiple tables. I would have liked to come to this restaurant in 2021, since I can imagine they had a great front of the house operation to warrant an inclusion on the Michelin guide in 2022. That was not the case last night. It was incredibly disappointing to wait for so long for our food and then for the bill. The cost vs. value and hospitality of the dinning experience are completely misaligned. I expected so much more.

    LapinouResponded on November 8, 2023

    Hi there Ron, we were saddened to read your review, and understand how frustrating long waits can be. On the Friday you joined us, we had just launched our new menu, and it sounds like you and your guest may have felt that more than we would have hoped. We would love to invite you back if you'd be willing to give us another chance to show you what we're really about.

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  20. DavidR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Truly great experience. Best I have had in a long time.

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  21. JohnatanL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great food and stellar service. I will return. Thank you.

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  22. EffieP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. Great experience. Our server Jerrett was the epitome if the perfect server! Helpful, friendly and guided us to make the right decisions with wine and cocktails as well. We loved it!!

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  23. DianeK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We go to Lapinou almost every time we are in Toronto and have always had a fantastic meal with beautiful ambiance and great service. I have recommended this restaurant to many people and always receive positive feedback.

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  24. IanT

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4
    Birthday celebrations and the food was only ok - way too expensive the quality. We were a party of 8 and had a range of dishes - all commented on their mediocrity. The wine list was obnoxious - silly prices.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5
    The family was here for a brunch together. The atmosphere of the restaurant was quite fine, and I love the background music, too. Yet the food is … so plain and no match to a Michelin restaurant quality. We may come back for a dinner try-out, but not a brunch any more.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Service, food and ambience 10/10! Would highly recommend.

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  27. bklyn

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3
    Food was tasty, however chef was not willing to accommodate cooking burgers to rare or medium. Never had that happen at an establishment that serves burgers. Good atmosphere and service, hope chef can be more accommodating in future.

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  28. EmmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    We tried the Octopus, Tuna, Zucchini blossoms, Duck and the Burger - all were exceptional! Our server went above and beyond, even giving us some eggs for a future leftover breakfast. Would 100% recommend!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5
    Great food, small menu but amazing choices and expertly done. Complimentary dessert for birthday which was so delicious and light! Ambience was stellar, the lighting and the velvet couches created a great atmosphere

    LapinouResponded on October 16, 2023

    Thanks for the great feedback!

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  30. JordanB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was amazing and server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu along with perfectly spacing out our meal. Will go back again.

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  31. LeeA

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Some of the best French fusion food I, and guests, have ever had.

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  32. Umhend14

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Amazing as always. Would highly recommend. Amazing cocktails and food!

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  33. DebbieR

    Atlantic Canada

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5
    Our waiter Tuna was very attentive and friendly - we had a nice table by the bar. The Little gems salad was outstanding- steak tartare was good but not my favorite compared to other restaurants. Quite pricey but overall we enjoyed our evening.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing. Beautiful interior, amazing food, and incredible… absolutely incredible customer service. They are the sweetest, and most accommodating staff ever. It’s always a pleasure to dine here for any occasion!

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  35. scott

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    excellent service and meal. would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Toronto

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Certainly not your traditional French restaurant. The flavors were incredible. This is the best meal I’ve had in ages. Service was friendly and attentive. Do not have enough good things to say about this restaurant.

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  37. Oscar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Overall experience was very nice, we celebrated our anniversary and were impressed with the service and quality of food. The prices i’d say are bit too high for the portion size. In general, i’d recommend this place, you won’t be disappointed.

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  38. DeborahM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Always a delightful brunch experience! The food and service is outstanding!

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  39. Keiths

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4
    The service as outstanding, I was pleasantly surprised that the servers were so knowledgeable. I will definitely be back. The food met my expectations especially sinnce the price point is on the higher end.

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  40. LuFer

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4
    The food is very tasty. But the size of the entrées’ portions are derisive! My son had the wagyu w/ frites, and he received 5 (five) cubes of beef. My daughter had the pumpkin rice, and was only a plate w/ a small layer of rice. They both came back home and had to eat. Very sad! It was my birthday and they offered a tasteful small banana caramel pie. The service was friendly, but took 1 (one) hour for our entrées arrival after our appetizers. Unfortunately, we’re not going back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 1010 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 17 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
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 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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