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Lapinou, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Lapinou

4.5
4.5
962 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Where imagination & passion collide to create a contemporary French bistro-bar rooted in classic cooking techniques and inspired by an endless curiosity to explore global flavours.

Join us for after work snacks, late night sips, and everything in-between.

Sans fuss. Now french.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 479-4414
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    King and Bathurst
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

962 Reviews
  1. YutongS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to provide feedback on my recent dining experience at your restaurant. I have dined at your establishment on two previous occasions and have always been impressed with the quality of the food. However, I regret to say that my most recent visit did not meet my expectations, especially in a couple of areas. Quality of Dishes: On my previous visits, I had the pleasure of enjoying the outstanding quality of your dishes. Unfortunately, during this visit, I noticed that the overall quality of the food did not match my prior experiences. Disappointing French Fries: One of my favourite items on your menu has always been French fries. However, on this occasion, I was quite disappointed with them. The first serving of fries arrived soggy, so I requested a replacement. Sadly, the second serving was still not up to par. The fries were not only overly dry but also excessively salty. Perhaps my expectations for French fries were too high, but I was initially blown away by the quality of Lapinou's fries. This time, they did not live up to my previous experiences, leaving me somewhat disappointed. Overly Salty Duck Dish: Another letdown during this visit was the duck dish, which your restaurant is known for. The seasoning was overly salty, to the point where it overshadowed the other flavours. While a certain level of seasoning is expected when pairing a dish with rice or bread, this level of saltiness was difficult to tolerate. Commendable Aspects: Despite the aforementioned disappointments, there were aspects of my meal that I would like to commend. The preparation of all the meat dishes, whether it was duck, pork, or chicken, was flawless. The meats were exceptionally tender, and the pork dish with chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms reminded me of the flavours of my hometown. The chicken dish had a delightful Sichuan-inspired flavour profile that I thoroughly enjoyed. Highlighted Desserts

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  2. ACKM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely lovely time here. Waiter was very courteous and a joy to talk with. Great atmosphere, food was delicious and would highly recommend. Not sure if the name of the cocktail, but it was one of the best that I’ve had. Look for the one with whiskey and absinthe 👍🏻

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  3. AlyssaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Was good not amazing but would definitely come again for atmosphere

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  4. MSato

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    The servers will deliver stuff to the table without explaining what it is so you'll have to refer to it from the menu but the food is decent. Not the best but it isn't horrible.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We get the main dish after 2 hours of waiting. Service was very slow. All the food was not good

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  6. kristat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Great food- but sharing portions for 2-4 very small for the price. $85 branzino fir sharing only feeds one-2. Sharing fries - 16 fries, maybe? Drink prices super high too.

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  7. CristinaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have lived on King Street for almost 25 years and I can safely say that our server Ryan Butler at lapinou, is one of the best. Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, but not hovering. We were there as a reunion after 37 years of not having seen each other, and Ryan really made the occasion very special. The food recommendations, presentation, taste were all incredible, and the Ambiance (sitting outside in the garden) was like a little slice of Paris. 10/10

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  8. Coco

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was great although very small portions. The service was horrible. The waiter was very rude and careless, and overall seemed annoyed to be be doing his job. It was so bad I wouldn’t go back.

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  9. MonicaW

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting and decor Outstanding service Good food Highly recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was great! I would definitely recommend trying this place.

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  11. JustinB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Let down on the food. Food was cold. Given the price points, I would have expected a lot more. Good reason why the restaurant is nearly 80% empty on a long weekend. Won’t come back again which is a shame. Service was good.

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  12. BuffaloFoodies

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fantastic service!! Innovative dishes with awesome presentations

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  13. Tatiana

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect ambiance, great staff and amazing food!!!

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  14. Pamela

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Lapinou and really love it. The ever-changing menu is a plus for us. The food is always excellent and of good value. The patio is wonderful. We'll be coming back soon for brunch...

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner, excellent service, music too loud and not appropriate

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Sumbum

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Wine was awesome and the food was really good. Nothing was rushed and we had a really nice time.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place just gets better and better each time we come(we’ve visited 8 times). Every server we’ve had has been amazing and the cocktails are divine! Love the modern takes on the often traditional French dishes such as the beef tartare etc. The shrimp app was really tasty and the lamb was absolutely amazing too. We will definitely be back!

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  18. BDM1

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was quite good; service (Kenny) was very good. Solid.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal with perfect service. The cocktails were also on point.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Traveller

    Toronto

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and top notch food. Can’t wait to go back. The appetizers and cocktails were so good. Looking forward to trying the duck next time. Looks amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The chef and BOH team is absolutely incredible. Their work is phenomenal, consistent, and never disappoints.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. HelenE

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative food/presentation! Great service as well!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. LMGQ

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Was terribly disappointed with quality of food, as well as value for what was ordered. I was excited to try this French restaurant and ordered steak frites. Decided to splurge on the wagyu and asked it be cooked medium. What I received was not only a very "small piece" cooked rare, not medium, but also not wagyu quality. It was not tender, but rather very chewy. Not what I expected from a $65 plate. Frites, however, were crispy and good. Second plate was the swordfish, which was delicious. However, the green vegetables that topped the fish, were "stringy" and impossible to chew. Chocolate , hazelnut mousse was delicious but, $15 for only a few bites. Although this place was on my bucketlist of eateries to try in T.O. , I would not return or recommend. The value and quality of food was a let down. I need to add that the server was great and we did appreciate the complimentary glass of sparkling wine to upon being seated.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. AmbiliJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good drinks and great ambience however the food portions are less for the price

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thank you for the great feedback Ambili!

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  25. ChrisG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was pretty empty (on a Tuesday) until around 8 pm. Outdoor seating is great, when the weather is cooperative. You get some road noise because the outdoor seating is in an alley. Food itself was excellent, especially the Iberico pork and brown butter tart.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thanks for the great review Chris! We're glad you enjoyed our little oasis in the bustle of King Street.

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  26. PaulJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Came here for my wife’s birthday, and we were seated at the patio, where the ambience was exquisite. We ordered fried shrimp, and grilled calamari for our appetizers; they tasted just wow. If anything, the portions could have been a bit more, but other than that, it tasted really good. For our main course, we ordered duck au poivre, a signature dish, and it truly was a signature! We were very pleased with the overall experience.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback Paul, we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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  27. JorgeR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food Great location Friendly staff All you need for a perfect night !

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  28. LucyB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Cute lane way patio. Drinks did not come out until after oysters were served.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Uh oh, sounds like a hiccup, thank you for the feedback Lucy! We promise to do better next time <3

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  29. SilvanaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10000/10000 would recommend. Our server was amazing

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Silvana! Thank you so much for the kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

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  30. PeterB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food with very original and interesting ingredients.

    LapinouResponded on August 3, 2023

    Thanks Peter!

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  31. MichaelD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Lapinou. The food was excellent, and our server (Ryan) was absolutely first-rate. He helped to make this a truly wonderful experience. We would recommend Lapinou to everyone who is searching for a memorable experience.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thank you for the kind words Michael. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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  32. Sebastian

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The food is tasty, they have $10 cocktails from 5-7 pm and the patio is pretty. It's expensive, though, and be careful about being overcharged. I made the mistake of saying yes to "still water" at the start and our table of four was charged $7 each for four bottles of water. The waiter also came around very frequently and kept pouring water into our glasses without mentioning that we were buying more and more water. And be aware that the same goes for anything else they offer that you might assume is complimentary: bread for the table was also added to the bill. At the end I left with a feeling that I had been taken advantage of, so I won't be returning.

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  33. kjpark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed their Sunday brunch out on their beautiful patio. I had the Spanish pie, it was full of flavour and so good! Portion size was great for the price too. Their seats had pillows and cushioning for extra comfort! Would definitely go back to try their dinner menu next time.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thanks kjpark!

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  34. SarahP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely seasonal menu. Great service and ambience. We will return.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thank you so much Sarah.

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  35. Ew87

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for modern French inspired cuisine. Especially all the entrees and raw plates are worth a try.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thanks Ew87!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice happy hour. Good mixture of drinks and food

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  37. CherylE

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely private quiet setting just off busy King Street- - and covered when it rains! Delicious food and wine just the right relaxed but elegant ambiance

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Thanks Cheryl, we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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  38. Meatlover

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had a nice experience. the Summerlicious menu provided a great value. Every dish, from the appetizer to the dessert, was good. The swordfish, in particular, stood out for its exquisite taste. While the service was good, it fell slightly short of our expectations for greatness. Unfortunately, our outdoor table didn't provide the ambiance we had hoped for, so next time, we'll opt to sit inside to fully enjoy our dining experience.

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  39. GenevieveG

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very nice place. Some of the dishes were really amazing, really recommend the duck and the tartar great taste, but the vegetable dishes were well below par. The price/value was not really worth it. Service was great though! Great staff.

    LapinouResponded on August 12, 2023

    Genevieve, we love the positive notes and valuable feedback. We hope to host you again soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the duck and the coconut sorbet dessert were delicious, great service

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lapinou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 479-4414.

Lapinou is rated 4.5 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lapinou

642 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M7

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    King and Bathurst
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    King and Bathurst, 501 King & 511 Bathurst Street Car Routes
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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