Lapinou

4.5
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124 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!

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CA$35.00 per order

Starting Jul 12, 2020·Sun 11:30-14:45

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

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What 124 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipAnna
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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!

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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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BobbyF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner and we had a wonderful experience. Will be back

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AnaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night! Thank you so much guys! Food cocktails and service were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From reservation through the end of the meal the service was incredible, accommodating and warm. Lauren was an all star and took care of us all night. The team had down a great system for COVID that made us both feel safe and at ease.

The ham, spinach fritter and short ribs can’t be missed. Will definitely be coming back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMadelineB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Amazing food, and great wine selection at range of medium to quite high price points. However the distancing rules for tables aren’t ideal. They are quite close together and not following 6ft rule, which is a shame as it negatively impacted my group’s comfort level with our overall experience.

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LisaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Lapinou was a cool millennium experience. As I am in my 40's I prefer an ambience where I can spend hours enjoying food and wine. The chairs were uncomfortable and everyone was 25-28 years old. Great experience for that age group that wants a lovely dinner before a night out.

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taste of France in Toronto, lovely patio that feels like you’re tucked away on a cobblestone alley in France.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine, great oysters

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a perfect evening.

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vipAlaShout
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, an excellent time

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Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

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