Stay for a meal, stop in for a glass of wine, or drink and snack late into the evening.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
What an experience.. the food was absolutely outstanding, and each dish was beautifully presented. The service was fast and friendly, and our server brought a new set of cutlery and plates with each dish, since we decided to share multiple dishes as recommended to us. The cocktail was a bit pricey but delicious and had a very unique flavour in the best way. The ambience was very nice, we sat outside and despite the usual sounds of downtown traffic, it was an incredible experience overall. Highly recommend!
The wait staff was hurried, basically ignored me when I spoke to them and/or brusque in any responses, and forgot part of our brunch appetizer. We had to remind them we were missing a part of our order and also ask for them to bring milk/sugar back to our table after clearing it without our having finished our tea. Overall, they are severely missing the fact they are in a service industry. I would not recommend.
The most lovely spot. Delicious food and kind, thoughtful service.
The jazz band is a must on Sunday brunch, Thursday night :)
We had a great experience! The interior, lighting and music was well thought out and made for beautiful ambience. The service is excellent. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. We had a few different cocktails all of which were innovative. We had the seafood platter to start, bread, beef tartar, mushroom tart, lobster chittara, and the duck. Everything was delicious and perfectly executed. The only thing was the XO sauce on the duck. It was much too overpowering. We told the server, she took it back and she returned with the sauce on the side. The duck was perfectly cooked. And didn’t even need the sauce. We definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be returning.
Kitchen was backed up. We needed to leave. The server took care of our drinks and sent us on our way with a dessert. The lobster pasta is delicious!
The good - great atmosphere, nice patio (especially if you get a 4 person couch table), small menu but tasty food.
The bad - oddest service I've ever had. Super formal to the point of seeming robotic and rushed. Made us uncomfortable. Just odd.
Server was intrusive. Very self absorbed. Food was outstanding, ambiance great
Beautiful and classy place. Great service too and bathroom smells good.
Steve and his team were great. We will definitely visit again
Food - We ordered the duck and the steak. Both were tasty but dry. The vegetables that came with these did not add anything to the dishes. All in all, nothing special.
Service - Service was relatively slow and the dishes took a while (which did not help the fact that these were just ok).
Ambiance - We were seated indoors. Acoustics were good and there was a jazz band playing, which we enjoyed. Minimal noise. The ambiance was probably the best part of our dining experience.
The food was good and I loved the Margarita drink I had. Friendly and courteous staff.
Great service, delightful and exciting food choices, cocktails were delicious too!
We enjoyed a very pleasant and leisurely Brunch to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Their patio is not on the street but between 2 buildings, which is a bonus, and has a retractable awning in case of rain. There was a set Brunch menu;the food was delicious and just the right portions. Another bonus was a good selection of 1/2 price bottles of wine. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning again myself.
All good except the jazz band was way too loud and we could barely hear each other. The rest was amazing.
Fantastic service and great food and drinks - highly recommend
Lapinou was the perfect brunch experience with the girls! We had the set brunch menu and each dish was amazing!
Great food and service. Will return for a date night!
Good food, small but thoughtful menu. Good cocktails. Amazing service
Lapinou is a super cute place, and my girlfriend and I had a great date there. Stellar service in a convenient, downtown location. The food was good but not exceptional, and the wait staff set expectations for the length of time we could be at our table. All in all, definitely recommend.
I really enjoyed the restaurant and the staff was very professional and the service was great. A little pricey but the food was very good.
We’re from out of town and sadly missed Le Sélect Bistro. I found this place on the web and took a chance. The first order of drinks was very slow to come but after that everything was great. Very friendly and competent staff, too. . I thought the duck was a bit too spicy (I like spicy but here it hid the taste of the meat) but the other dishes were delicious. Loved the patio. Strong recommendation.
Great space, great bartenders, great space. menu is right balance of diversity and focus. Food was excellent as was the recommended wine pairing.
Another incredible experience. The very reason why we return. Safe and orderly given the times we’re in without missing a beat. George and team were on point with solid recommendations. The outdoor patio is lovely and transportive making for a perfectly lit atmosphere. Already looking forward to our next visit - Thank you!
The place was very nice, the food was delicious, and the service was great. The people working there were very friendly. I would highly recommend this place.
The food & service were great . Every dish was presented incredibly. The only dish that did not measure up was the Duck. It was prete dry & the accompanying veggies did not help. Overall great experience, beautiful Patio. We will definitely go back
Food took a while to come like others have mentioned but it was delicious! The AC was a bit strong tho and I felt cold inside.
Took too long to be served
Was here for my moms birthday, but also time constrained trying to make the blue jays game.
We ordered a steak to share, came cold and was not good, server apologized and asked if we wanted a dessert, and seeing as it was my moms birthday, and it came with a candle, assumed it would be complimentary.. it was not. It also took an additional 20 minutes to get us our dessert , resulting in us being late for the game.
Bill came, full price for the steak and 12$ for a scoop of gelato.
Needless to say was unimpressed with the service and the food, will not be back
Great food and service. Ambiance was excellent.
Later Sunday evening dinners not always easy to accommodate right now in TO, can be difficult to find a reservation. Restaurant wasn’t very busy, servers were very pleasant and polite. Food was just ok, menu was interesting but plated end result didn’t wow near as much as description. Started with cocktail that was just good, oysters as a starter, were fresh & delicious but duck as the main presented conflicting flavours, 2.5 stars out of 5. Plate was too ambitious & sadly heavy citrus mixed in with turnip & vegetables didn’t compliment the duck. Quality of duck breast was mediocre, bit tough but flavour was good. Dessert was good 3.5 out of 5.
Second time at Lapinou and have always appreciated the ambience, being tucked away from the busy downtown streets and kept cozy with string lights and an awning that goes over the entire space when needed. The staff are friendly and sociable. The prix fixe brunch menu was also good. I had the sea bream as my main aside from the family style "snacks" at the start of the meal. It was a good mix of sour, salty, and hints of sweetness throughout the different courses down to the biscuit with meringue for dessert.
My husband and I loved our dinner. The place is so nice and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend
Food came late, but overall I really liked it!
Great spot to catch up with colleagues and dine with friends.
I also happen to think it’s KingWests best date night spot for sharing plates and sipping on fantastic cocktails over conversation.
Service is always friendly and the food on point!
The food was good but overpriced. Service varied from neutral to pushy (to sell more food) to somewhat rude. Nice patio and ambience but really doubt that we will come back.
It was great food, drinks and great staff ! Will definitely come back !
Cocktails were great. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. Kelli's service was on point
Came here for my boyfriend’s birthday. From start to finish, the service was amazing. The hostesses, bussers and especially our server, Kelly, were friendly and professional. Fantastic ambiance outside with beautiful lights and red brick; especially great once the awning opens up in the evening. The food was also delicious; we got the sourdough, the malfatti, the snow crab rice, and the olive oil cake. The chamberyzette smash (cocktail) was refreshing and tasty. Definitely going to come back - it was nice to have a different, elevated vibe from the usual King West restaurants.
Great and cozy space for a date night. We ended up dining inside which was wonderful the space inside is beautiful and we got multiple dishes for sharing and each plate was a wonderful dining experience. Our server was fantastic! She was so attentive and knew so much about the menu and helped us pick a few amazing dishes. She mentioned that their menu changes from season to season so we will 100% be back for another great dining experience.
Lapinou does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Lapinou also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.
Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 406 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.