Lapinou

4.4
532 reviews
CAN$51 and over
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!

Experiences

  • Chefs Experience

    CA$75.00 per person

    Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2022

    Join us at Lapinou to experiences our Chef's selections: First Course Bread Rolls/ cultured butter, olive oil, birch syrup Winter Greens/ hazelnut, comte, truffle vinaigrette Second Course Malfatti/ ricotta, preserved lemon, spinach, mint Third Course Braised Short Rib/ pearl onion, carrot, celeriac puree Fourth Course Creme Brule/ blackberry, lemon
  • Lapinou's Regions of France

    CA$125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Lapinou presents: Regions of France An inspired wine and dinner series Every Sunday night, 4 course specialty menu with wine pairings $125 per person REGIONS TO EXPLORE January: Mediterranean France February- Southern Rhone March- Northern Rhone April- Alsace May- Provence First Course Housemade Bread Rolls/ cultured butter, olive oil, birch syrup Tomato Salad/ white bean, cucumber, basil vinaigrette 5oz Clos Fornelli Biancu Gentile 2020 / Corisca Second Course Veau aux Olive/ pearl onion, green olive, tomato, polenta 5oz Frederic Brouca ‘Champs Pentus’ 2019 / Languedoc Third Course Creme Brûlée/ blackberry, lemon 2oz Château Calvimont Cerons 2009
  • Saint-Valentin

    CA$85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    FIRST COURSE (Choose 1 per person) WINTER GREENS SALAD Baby gem, fennel, ricotta salata, bay leaf vinaigrette FRIED ACORN SQUASH Honey, yogurt, espelette BEEF TARTARE Radish, caper, black garlic, crisp potato STRACCIATELLA Beets, blueberry, almond SECOND COURSE (Choose 1 per person) MUSHROOM TART Poached egg, sunchoke, truffle, gouda SEARED SCALLOPS Lentil, pancetta, brown butter, egg yolk, frisee WAGYU FLAT IRON Beets, horseradish, beef fat vinaigrette DUCK BREAST Baby turnip, sesame, XO THIRD COURSE (Choose 1 per person) RUM BABA Banana cream, cocoa nib CHOCOLATE TART Salted caramel, truffle cream MEYER LEMON PIE Pink peppercorn, crisp meringue

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 532 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
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NicD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Its good for the winter, a bit pricy but all good

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FredaT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time here, and although we couldn’t sit inside due to covid regulations, the outside was SO beautiful. They have heaters to make dining more comfortable so don’t worry. The food is delicious, the server was very knowledgeable with recommendations (and he was right about everything) and the ambiance is gorgeous! I can’t wait to dine inside.

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vipumerk
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

At best average food but high end pricing

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KalynnB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So cute and cozy, super friendly staff. Loved the vibe and the food was amazing. Get the duck…you won’t be sorry.

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TatianaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is not only one of the most charming establishments I have been to in Toronto, but the loveliest on King West and rivals some in Paris itself. The service was impeccable and the host turned what might have been a hard night (unrelated to the restaurant) in to a delight. Warm, welcoming and remarkably unpretentious yet classy and elegant with a touch of the divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience outside for our anniversary on January 17th. The patio is protected from the wind. It was cold but service was excellent and food was great!

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vipDennis6ix
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sooo glad we braved the -14 temps to visit Lapinou. The patio area has a few heaters and is shielded from the wind by the alleyway but bundle up and bringing a blanket for your legs. A couple hot toddies (extra whiskey for me!) are a perfect way to start off and they're also great for keeping your hands warm!

Food and service was very good. We were hungry so the two appetizers (squash fritters and pork terrine) and three mains (ricotta dumplings, short ribs, steak frites ) we had were perfect for us. The waiter recommended a nice bottle of wine to compliment our meal and we wrapped up with the olive oil cheesecake and creme brulee for dessert. Every item was really good.

We ended up spending about $280 before tip and felt the experience was good value for the money.

We definitely would recommend Lapinou for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was cozy despite the cold. Service was excellent and food was good for sharing!

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Hevo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Here for the drinks and vibe. Food was good but not great for the price.

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EricL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a fantastic "forget that it's Pandemic closedown" experience, with a nicely heated patio and top shelf cuisine and perfect service. It actually made the temporary pandemic circumstances something to remember, instead of forget...I could imagine nothing better. My date and I discussed that we would definitely go again. As for the food? When a place can wow you with salads, you know you are in good hands!

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ANGELES
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful night out! Fantastic food, great service, loved the ambiance of the heated patio. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great heated patio, nice location, very cozy and great service

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AcaciaC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I loved the ambiance, it had a really cozy vibe. Service and food was excellent. I’ll definitely be going back

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KathleenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional, the team looking after us was knowledgeable in the food and enthusiastic about the dishes. We had a lovely corner booth which was quiet and intimate. We enjoyed trying several dishes, the elements of some of the dishes were very different which we enjoyed trying! Overall, we had a lovely experience and look forward to dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and will revisit when open again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Date Night Spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Lapinou for their New Years Eve prefix evening, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The portions were small but well curated (and delicious!). The ambiance was lovely, especially with the French jazz band playing in the background.

Definitely a special occasion kind of place, I won’t be rushing back for the price tag of the evening, but worth the event

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful. Atmosphere was not very loud and was nice. Live music was a great touch

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Waiter not really that attentive. Had to flag down another waiter a few times (one to place an order, 2nd time because they forgot the wine pairing, 3rd time a diff reason). I feel like waiter isn’t well trained doesn’t really take that well care of the customers. Our waiter was the one with tattoos. I don’t know why I gave a 10% tip on a $250 meal…..

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vipYYZdiners
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dinner. So happy that you guys were still open and serving great food.

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BaoN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place to eat. a must try & great for a dinner date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favourite place in the neighborhood. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding . Authentic bistro vibe with great cocktails. Oysters were fresh and the smoked ham appetizer is a must. We will return!

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Thesultan
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food & ambiance. My new favourite place in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Repas correct mais sans plus. La carte est peu claire, on ne sait pas si les plats sont des entrées ou des plats. Les prix sont élevés pour la quantité et la qualité.

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AmyW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was delicious and waiter was very attentive.

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vipNick
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice evening. Excellent service. Great cocktails and wine. Food was top notch but a bit sparse.

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CarolL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic French food - absolutely delicious, perfect portion sizes, different than you will find elsewhere. Had the brunch menu with a glass of champagne. The meal was divine.

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NatalieP
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful King West space with delicious French food and professional, kind service. A lovely atmosphere for any occasion, great value for money and attentive staff.

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robertp
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service , first rate meal , beautiful décor
will be booking a dinner soon

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mred
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall. The flow of how the dishes came out was perfect, the staff were so attentive and on point. We sat on the patio and we were comfortable even though its December.

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CaitlynG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Wine is overpriced. Nice place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Team Christmas dinner. Our server was hardworking and very attentive

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Mare
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely family get together with my cousin who is visiting from the UK. Our server Aaron was fabulous. Super friendly and helpful with menu navigating and drink pairings. All of our plates were delicious, we shared quite a few. I will highly recommend this spot to others and plan to return again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Diner was ok but the regional menu for December is disappointing compared too November… just a simple salade for entree … bouff I am not blow out and it pricy for a salade
Beef was good
But the chocolate tarte the salty caramel was way way too much salty that I was not good

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NicoleR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Decor is gorgeous & appreciated the quick & diligent vaccine passport checks. Service was top notch. Food was great overall, but crab in shellfish platter was tasteless. Ricotta dumplings incredible & the yogurt Creme brûlée fabulous. Also best restaurant drink was the jalapeño margarita. Music was pretty loud & did not at all match the vibe of the restaurant. Different playlist would have upped this to a 5 star.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, great service. I had the fresh foccaccia, squash fritters, oysters, and the escargots. I finished with the creme brule, which when they add the blackberries and yogurt to lighten it, has become a new favourite dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Service was horrible- not the server, but the overall staff, getting us a table half a hour later than we planned ( reservations were at 8:30- we were seated at 9:00). Asked what was taking so long, hostess was very rude.

Server was pleasant, but the food took way too long.

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RyanB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great but it was painfully slow. Not the place to go if you’re in a rush. If you’re okay with spending 2+ hours, then this is a great spot.

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kathleend
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Our server made great drink and food recommendations. The outdoor patio had heaters and blankets.

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CatChaz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at this place, with a very large group... it was WONDERFUL, the food was amazing, the drinks were heavenly, the wine flowed freely. My only regret was not ordering dessert! 10/10 will come here again, highly recommend. Oh the bathrooms are super cute too!

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 532 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.