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Lapinou

4.5
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134 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 134 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLocalFoodie
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was lovely! Food was exceptional. Was introduced to Lapinou previously via a close hospitality friend and influencer so was delighted to have the same exact experience as a patron, outside of the media. Thank you very much.

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DeGuigneThierryFrench
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Very good food, good twist on traditional French fares.
Service was slow and to be “desire”.

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NicoleA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was amazing, live music was a great addition.

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Wait staff and atmosphere was great overall. Had hoped to sit on nice patio , instead we were sat inside at small table . Was told there was no steak ,beef rib substitute . Was greasy , not very good in general and very small portion. Wife’s risotto was very lack lustre as well, though had a generous portion. Had hoped to have a wonderful dining experience with my wife and fell well short. Did t want to make a fuss and complain but we were very disappointed.

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baixinha
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Overall - poor experience.
Although we had a reservation, we were sat 30 mins after our reservation time.
Food was overpriced for what it was. Pasta was terribly overcooked.
Service was extremely slow. We sat at 8:30 (even though our reservation was at 8, and we arrived on time), and we didn’t even place our order until 9:30. The server was nowhere to be found so we couldn’t even flag her down to place our order.
Would not recommend.

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NikitaMF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a cool vibe at this restaurant! Must try the Spinach Fritters, Ham Plate, Oysters and of course the Black Currant dessert!Yummy cocktails too. Pleasantly surprised by this place.

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AMELIAP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new patio, tables were well spread out too to allow social distancing. Really great atmosphere.

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SeemaG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were seated on the beautiful patio, initially service was great. We got our appetizers and oysters promptly along with our wine. The main course however took over an hour to come out. My guess is that there was some sort of mix up in the kitchen... when they finally arrived they did not disappoint! Everything was delicious... had the spinach fritters, bread rolls, oysters, halibut and the zucchini rice. The red wine ‘by the glass’ selection leaves something to be desired... (which was disappointing for wine snobs like us ). But we will go back simply because the food was really that good!

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SandraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would go back again and recommend to family and friends

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JordanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great spot for a date on King. Delightful dirty martinis.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice but really small portions. Four tiny slices of short rib for $40!!!’
But just awesome service. We ate inside due to rain. Patio on the west much nicer than patio on the east.
Sparkling clean bathrooms

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MiriamE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at Lapinou, I knew I would come back, the food is amazing! and despite of covid, their service and the entire building was following the protocol At a 100%. Luis and Summer took care of us, making sure we were always well served. I can’t wait to come back!

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LADarke
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food made with the finest and freshest local ingredients. The service and attention to detail is impeccable. If looking for a memorable, authentic dining experience of the highestquality, look no further than Lapinou. I've dined in this restaurant many times. It is my favorite.

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Anna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The food tasted great and the outdoor setting was romantic, but the service could have been much better. Our reservations were for 9:30pm and we didn’t get seated for 15-20 minutes later. The service was unbelievable slow and our server barely checked on us. Nonetheless, the food, drinks, and atmosphere was great so we still enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Hostess was shockingly rude and demanded a reason that we requested to sit at the bar instead of a table. She relented, eventually. All other tables remained empty throughout the evening.

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Christina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! The service was amazing and the food exquisite!!

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vipAnna
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little gem in the heart of downtown. Went for a glass of rose and some appetizers with a friend first time since COVID and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you to the Lapinou team for making it a great experience for us - we will be back and bring more friends!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible meal. My new favourite french place in the area! The Short Ribs and Spicy Margarita are a must try.

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AntonioC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and randomly decided to try the restaurant two weeks ago. We loved it. The food was amazing. Service was superb. Then, we decided to come back a week later.

As I arrived and sat down I was recognized and offered the same drink I was having last time, which was such a nice touch and made me feel valued as a customer.

The menu isn’t overwhelming (as in too many choices) and all items I have tried so far are incredibly tasty.

Absolutely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Inattentive, forgetful service & long wait times between orders and table delivery. Food was well prepared and presented, however, portions were small and not representative of cost.

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Connor
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, the spinach fritters are definitely must try. Mains are expensive compared to their prices though.

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EllieH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good location with character. Service staff extremely helpful and friendly. Portions are large and food tastes good, however the Sunday brunch at $35 per person is a little expensive for what is offered.

MB
MalloryB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. Great atmosphere, good, service, music and would definitely go back!

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ShashankD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good taste and great service, I would love to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very poor service. We booked a reservation in advance and were told to stand to the side and wait for half an hour until a table became available. Ultimately we decided to drop our reservation and go somewhere else. Be aware that this restaurant fills above capacity to create lines and the perception of high demand. Would not return.

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NishcaS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and cocktails. Perfect patio spot for the Summer

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PatriciaS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Much of the experience depends on where you end up seated. I had hoped for the main patio where I had been seated on previous visits. I wasn't aware that there was a "lounge" area which was basically around the side of the building in the walkway leading up to another restaurant/bar, so lots of traffic. The lighting and ambience wasn't near as nice and the speaker was pretty loud, not really conducive to conversation. Totally different experience to previous visits. That said, service was great - Simon was amazing! Food was good. But note that the whole dining experience depends on where you are seated.

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vipKris
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely Friday evening dinner with a close friend. We ordered two of the snacks, appetizers and main along with three drinks, all of which were wonderful. The patio is small but looks as beautiful as the photos, reservation is recommended. Pretty busy on Friday evenings but also surprisingly not as energetic and can talk across the table without having to be loud. Great for an intimate dinning experience and we recommend the hamachi, oysters and halibut.

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vipPriscdarc
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful terrace, romantic and sophisticated ambiance... service could be a tad faster but the pace is still appreciable when dining as a couple and wanting to enjoy the night fully, with no rush. The food is definitely delicious - the spinach fritters are a must try!

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david
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got the wonderful day at lapinou restaurant. thank you to server and chef~

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vipNickS
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service and terrific food. Highly recommended.

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very tasty menu ! The service was great!

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KaitlynS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

A little bit disappointed to be seated outside of the main patio area where the ambience is extremely different (sheltered).
Otherwise the food was delicious and the experience was lovely overall.

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Allanabean
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was on point! Would recommend the short rib!

MB
MarcellaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

So the food is good but with smaller portions. The staff is super nice - but the food took forever to come .
I would recommend when booking a table to ask to sit in the nook way and not on the street side. ( make sure to mention this in your reso.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Inattentive servers. Had to remind about dishes. Ask for water frequently and drinks

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vipEudiceR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I thought it was good. Probably be a better experience to be inside the restaurant rather than on their Patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last night my boyfriend and I had one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The vegetable dishes we ordered were creative, beautiful and flavour so perfectly balanced. Our fish was so perfectly cooked.

The chef also sent over their semi fredo with strawberries and pistachios. Wow. I never order dessert and this was the best dessert I’ve ever had, do not skip this.

Everything was so fresh and seasonal. By far the best place to eat for a quality meal in king west.

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Katherine22
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a returning customer since Lapinou opened. I cannot say good enough things, I’ve been about 6 times, maybe more?
The patio is very clean and beautiful and the staff are always a pleasure.
It’s a treat to go!

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Sioanno
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Great ambiance - very charming. Rain delayed our reservation but this was understandable. My only quibble was with the menu options - a couple more mains would have been nice. Definitely recommend!

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Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

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