Le Baratin

4.8
541 reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
Enjoy a taste of France at Le Baratin, 1600 Dundas West, with a unique menu and an enchanting atmosphere. 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 au citron, Mousse au Chocolat, and Crème Brulée.
For Brunch, the Croque Monsieur is a must-have. French peasant, or street food, is uniquely reinvented here.
Our wine list is mid-priced and extensively

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 541 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.8
Value
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Jennie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this little gem of a place. Amazing food and the friendliest service. We'll be back often!

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Applejax
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place! I’ve been there 4 times in the past two months!

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CarolinaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It is a great place, very cozy and warm. Food is very good and waiters are nice and not too pushy.

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ErikaW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Le Baratin continues to be a very sympa French bistro, with reliable fare, a good wine selection, and very pleasant service.

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Mont
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Where to begin. The space itself is so warm and cozy yet doesn’t feel cramped at all. It has a lovely upscale bistro flair that’s only accentuated by the fact that all the servers also speak French.

The cocktail list has so many classic French drinks and are very reasonably priced considering their strength. No watering down here at all!

The charcuterie plate was incredible with very generous portions. The homemade rillette (picture duck confit, but with the meat shredded so it’s easy to spread on bread) and pâté were fantastic, while the mushrooms and snails were some of the best I have ever had - so tender.

I had the duck while my dining partner had the lamb. Both cuts of meat were juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked. The duck came with some of the tastiest scalloped potatoes I’ve ever had.

Definitely finish with the crème brûlée or chocolate mousse with amaretto.

I can’t wait to come back

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KellyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality, simple and delicious traditional french cuisine in an inviting, low key space. Perfect.

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javabean
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have enjoyed going to Le Baratin for about 4 years. Love the food and the staff and the intimate space!! Again, they did not disappoint-Bravo!!😋

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TaraP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was one of the best meals I've had. I also loved that it seemed that all Front of House was French, aussi.

Food was delicious and extremely well priced.

Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Marni
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the food and drinks were excellent. We particularly liked the appetizers (gravlax, calamari, charcuterie), the main (the beef cheek was amazing) and the cocktails (love the French Connection).
Thank you for making our evening so enjoyable!

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StellaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, will definitely go back again.

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Haydenm
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was good experience and foods quality were really good . I highly recommend this restaurant. And I must come again :-)

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SelmaP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular experience. Everything was amazing. The portions are very well served, with delicious food and great service.

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robbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious food, limited choices, fun atmosphere

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Angel
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was attentive and it is was a small quiet environment for dinner. Excellent choice of options.

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SQuinlan
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my mother for her birthday and had a wonderful evening. The food at Le Baratin is always wonderful, and the dessert special that night - raspberry mille feuille - was a perfect ending to our meal.

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LesleyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything here was great. The service was impeccable and the food delicious!

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MireilleU
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only is the food fabulous, hitting the right notes and so French without being chi-chi, the service is hors pair, and ambience just perfect. Couldn’t have chosen a better place for an impromptu surprise b-day dinner between friends. Merci Laura.

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KEVINN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there for brunch and dinner, and I was immensely pleased with the attention put in every dish and efficiency and personality of the waiters. And the cherry on top, wines you can hardly find anywhere else! Highly recommend!

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Rapman58
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

You know a restaurant is something special when you feel like you've been transported to another country and city in this case Montmartre Paris...every little detail to perfection. The puff pastry topping on the deconstructed escargot and mushrooms..the moules as good as you'll find in Belgium. The duck breast so soft and beautifully arranged that even a confit fan like my GF loved. Lamb shank so soft and buttery. I must also mention the scalloped potatoes layered like lasagna. Service impeccable without being intrusive at all. Americano and chocolate mousse to finish an extraordinary dinner in a cute and cozy bistro ambience. Great mine list too with 1/2 litre choices for those like us who don't drink a bottle but 2 glasses is too little. Fantastique!!

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Vincent
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing dinner last night. The restaurant is very clean and cozy, and the staff friendly and efficient. Our sincere compliments to the chef. The food was delicious and the portions were filling for a very affordable price. Highly recommend !!

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marciaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le Baratin is just about as good as it gets. Genuine French cooking, rich in flavours/textures and aromas. A nightly fish dish (no matter what kind) is always delicious, and quite frankly, hard to come by in most restaurants in Toronto.
I'm a regular, and have not been disappointed once in my 3+ years of dining.
When I crave a memorable meal, I head to Le Baratin. Service is outstanding. The kitchen is dedicated...brilliant! It's a place you'll return to, with meals and drinks you'll savour for a long time. I love it.

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RyanH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, non pretentious French food. Will be back.

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lms346
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Felt uncomfortable with the close seating but otherwise food and service great.

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Krzysztof
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, food was very good and vine and beer selection was great.

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NeRo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I have recommended Baratin to friends because I think their food is exceptional, excellent value for money, and the staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. We tried out multiple items on the menu, and every flavour was distinct and delicious. Ended the night with a blackberry earl grey sorbet that my 8 year old described as tasting like roses and sunbeams :) We have a lovely time.

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ChrisN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le Baratin is one of our favorite "go to" places in our general neighborhood. We have been enjoying it for years and expect to for many more. It never disappoints!

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Canuck
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous meal. The tarte tatin could have been a little more caramelized but otherwise perfect.

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MelD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le Baratin is a real gem. Delicious, beautifully-presented food and drinks, excellent service, cozy ambiance for an intimate dinner or gathering. Can’t recommend more highly.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic meal….Great atmosphere and impeccable service!

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ChrissyV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best French food in the city! Absolutely our favourite restaurant.

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MylesK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

My wife and I cook a lot. And when we eat out we’re accustomed to disappointment. This restaurant was very friendly and welcoming. Compared to other French bistros in Toronto, this one lacked some of the charm, but the food and beverages were competant.

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Riverstoryz
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Delicious food. A fantastic server! So much personality. We had a wonderful dinner, first time out since COVID! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite local restaurant - our go-to for family celebrations or dinner with friends. It never disappoints!

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CharlesC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic French cuisine, nice neighbourhood restuarant
Somehwat hidden from the city centre but well drive the drive for great food
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine
Reasonable price for a nice selection of french wine

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Spinny
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great price, wonderful service. This place is really a gem.

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Janviere
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Le Baratin is one of my favourite gems in the city. Discovered it over the summer and it’s become a regular spot of mine. The food is superb and Ryan’s service is always delightful! I always look forward to trying their specials. 😍🤤

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KelvinB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived shortly before close, staff was very friendly and food was delicious. Cute environment, perfect for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, staff very knowledgeable about wine pairings

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Rickard
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely traditional delicious food. Beautiful wine paring. What was even lovelier was that we could talk and converse with each other. The music was quiet in the background and everyone was having a wonderful time. We will be coming back again very soon. Thank you!

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JTrev
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal at Le Baratin for a friend's birthday. Great food, service, and ambience. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Le Baratin does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Le Baratin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 534-8800.

Le Baratin is rated 4.8 stars by 541 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.

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