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Lapinou

4.5
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206 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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Special menus

  • Join us for Sunday Brunch & Wine Specials!

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     CA$35.00 per person
    Starting Oct 18, 2020
    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.

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
What 206 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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BrandonC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and great food. Would definitely recommend and going to go again.

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NKaleta
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cute patio with heaters that make it possible to enjoy the last bit of the season. The service was great and the food even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ricotta gnocchi was delicious, perfectly paired with a malbec. Friendly and attentive staff. The chef made an amazing hot sauce to go with the oysters. I will definitely be back.

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EvanZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Given the impact of Covid19 on restaurants they’re set up safely and responsibly
Food and service was very good.

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vipcindy
Toronto
98 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

First time here. Came because of the heated patio since indoor dining is not allowed currently. Overall good experience.
Service was excellent and responsive.
Food was okay. Spinach fritters were greasier then I would desire Zucchini dish was not as hot as I would like. My friend’s squash dish was hotter.
Overall pretty good. Would come back and try something else.

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nicest covid patio in Toronto. The seats are a bit too close together (not 6ft apart) but beautiful and warm with a fully covered roof and heart lamps. Ends are open so it fits the government requirements but they might consider removing a few tables to be safer. Lovely place for a romantic pandemic date LOL

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GiovanaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The place is really nice but the food is too expensive and not enough.

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DorothyG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent portions. Our hostess had great recommendations and we loved our food and experience. Can’t wait to return!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor patio. Cozy and romantic. Food exceptional and service fantastic.

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baobeibaobeibaobeibaobei
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was soooo good!!I really like it. It‘s good to sit outside

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kevinS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night and service. We planned for a upscale evening and it met the mark

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jackiec
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined outside in the sexy private lane way which is well away from the busy traffic on King Street. We had a great experience a loved everything we ordered.

The one thing some may find a problem is the menu is very small so choices are limited. It wasn’t a problem for our party of 3 - but I could see that it might be a challenge for others. I would return.

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BettyL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio is very cute with the little light bulbs hanging on the top. Their ham plate and the cucumber appetizer are amazing!

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charlottel
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, gorgeous and exactly what my heart was longing for. We made a reservation for the next Sunday before we even finished out brunch. Live jazz was huge bonus and surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place and value for money, nice food and nice people

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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BrittanyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere. The lighting was a little too dark.

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
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
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
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
6 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

FAQs

Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 206 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.