Le Baratin

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227 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Enjoy a taste of France at Le Baratin, 1600 Dundas West, with a unique menu and an enchanting atmosphere. Escape the bustle of Toronto in the morning with the delight of a homemade croissant, or take an imaginary plane in the evening with the culinary experience of our French inspired menu.
Food prepared at Le Baratin is indeed classic with a modern twist. Classic in a sense of ‘old school’: our sauces are all made in-house, with a veal-based stock. These days, that is very rare. Jean likes the good old way of preparing food - truly, the proper way! Moreover, there is not a bistro in France that doesn’t serve at least 2 out of the 3 desserts we offer: Tarte Tatin, Mousse au Chocolat, and Creme Caramel.
For lunch, the Croque Monsieur is a must-have. French peasant, or street food, is uniquely reinvented here.
Our wine list is mid-priced and extensively curated from France; we offer the best value for the best price. Or, try any of our other cocktails!
What 227 People Are Saying
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TC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the boeuf bourguignon and it’s excellent!

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the seafood marmite, which was amazing. The portions were perfect. I was so please to be able to converse with my two friends without shouting over any club music, which is so common in TO. Pleasant everything. I want to come back for the steak frites. The prix fixe house made chocolate dessert was the perfect end touch. Thank you. Highly recommend this resto if you want a very good French meal with matching ambience.

KG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pascal makes the evening spectacular
Also delicious

HT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I was disappointed that the menu was not more "French Bistro". That would likely not be big with the clientele. It seemed that most of the tables were ordering steak-frites which was not prepared as in France. Steak by any other name is still what the patrons want to eat when they go out. I was hoping for an abundance of fresh market vegetables and some traditional offerings such as cassoulet and and coq au vin, but no such luck. Most of the dishes were standard dining out fare, albeit with French names. Sorry, but my tastes are not ordinaire! Yes, I would recommend it to friends who have limited imagination.

RA
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great meal at Le Baratin, great recommendations on the drinks and the food was excellent. My only complaint was the fruit flies, a bit annoying but you'll find them anywhere...

OV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le Baratin is the type of restaurant that I kind of wish to keep to myself...it's so wonderful. But, I also want this place to do very well and be around for a long time. People should be aware that this is excellent french food. Not just good - excellent. The servers were very knowledgable and create an atmosphere that is free of pretence. Just good honest food with fresh seasonal ingredients. I truly love this place.

r
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

With good friends the place of gathering didn’t really matter. The waitresses were attentive and they were tireless serving us with the birthday cakes. Those were about the good things regarding this place. The daily special halibut was tasteless and dry. Even I can cook great tasting halibut myself. I won’t be there again.

PR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You are so lovely and welcoming. Everything we ate was delicious. I had a thought about this place, “the kind of place where friends get together and stay for dessert”

R
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a charming place with truly incredible food. The chocolate mousse is heaven.

l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I had steak frites . The frites, onions, sauce and steak were excellent. The glass of wine suggested for me was also excellent.

the dessert was a chocolate truffle which I wish had lasted forever.

A nice restaurant to visit.

NG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le Baratin is one of my favourite restaurants in the city! They provide great food at great value.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal and warm service! High class food in a relaxed atmosphere. A real gem of a place.

BL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Main course (duck confit with mushroom risotto) was excellent. Starter, selection of cheeses (to share), would benefit by serving more than one small slice of bread with it. Otherwise, nicer overall than I expected!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second time at Le Baratin.
I have serious food allergies, and the staff and chef did everything possible to meet my needs.
I will definitely return.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time to Le Baratin. For the money, it is the best French restaurant in Toronto. The charcuterie was delicious & the game hen with cheesy potatoes was fantastic. Portions are generous and very reasonably priced. It is rare in Toronto to leave a restaurant feeling that you've had a memorable dinner without leaving you broke. Well done!

RT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great. Enjoyed my dining experience

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. The food never disappoints! Great staff. We will definitely be back!

s
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Le Baratin continues to impress with it's simple menu, whether a la carte or classic. Service is always great, daily specials are interesting, and the wine and drink list just works. The best French place overall in the city!

M
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. The atmosphere, the service and the food. No pomp or pretension.

f
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food taste especially the muscles
Lamb chops would be choice again. The hostess was alone but was attentive though busy. Keep it up. Welldone

w
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely little place, excellent food, very French. Great service

RC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and great; authentic food. Wonderful dining experience. Felt like we were in France !!!

SF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Le Baratin was fantastic! The food was incredible and the service was top notch! The pistachio Creme Brulee was the best dessert I have ever had! Well done Chef!

JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall was great, however the steak was a little hard/chewy.

B
Toronto
154 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A little taste of France on Dundas W! It really feels like you're in Paris: we even spoke French with our server! Small bisto menu with chalk board additions seasonally focused: everything we had was delicious. Wine list has interesting choices and reasonably priced. A really great choice for this neighbourhood!

Le Baratin
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for this kind review and support. You might want to come back between the 15th and 30th of July we have a special "FrenchLicious" 3 course Menu for 40$. have a great summer!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighbourhood bistro. It is one of my young son’s favourite restaurants.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, super friendly service, and great laid back ambience. Definitely will be returning.

DF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and Tuesday night 1/2 price bottles of wine can’t be beat. Our server, Camille was knowledgeable, attentive, and overall delightful. We’ll be back!!!

J
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restsurant in Toronto. A taste of France minutes from you...excellent service and the food is amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thank Le Baratin!

k
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food but so noisy in such a small space could barely carry on a conversation with the person sitting directly in front of me at a table for 2. Had to keep asking them to repeat and speak loudly. Maybe midweek wd be better than a Fri..

ML
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was amazing but the food was... okay

BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

This is one of the most charming and delicious places to eat in Toronto.

D
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always sensational ....never fails to impress
New menu items
Vibrant and welcoming even on a Tuesday

c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The celeriac salad is magnifique!




Go easy on the cumin

CK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Small intimate restaurant with a fun vibe and good food.

S
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I still can't stop thinking about the wonderful dish I had last night at Le Baratin. The swordfish was cooked perfectly, and the boursin melting on top of it made the whole thing heavenly. I loved the taste of the ratatouille sitting below, absorbing the flavour of the fish. And excellent service too! We're looking forward to our next meal at your beautiful restaurant.

CV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s been our favourite date spot for 2 years and they made Jordan’s birthday celebration extra special!

CH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's hard to recommend this restaurant - it is so wonderful it means I might have trouble getting a reservation down the road! But I will continue to do so. :)

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best french restaurant in Toronto.
The outstanding was perfect.

JP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Cute little spot. Food was good, service was good. It was extremely loud when we visited, can be hard to have a conversation. Also the tables are quite cramped together, I think this contributes to the noise because you're essentially sitting right beside another table with barely enough room for a person to fit between the tables. Value was pretty average, it was about $140 before tip for two people (we shared a starter and shared dessert). Overall would come back but probably would plan to visit at a less busy time as the noise was a bit annoying.

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