Le Baratin

4.8
412 reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
ALERT: We do offer curb-side patio dining for the summer season, "weather permitting", and with a limited number of tables. We'll resume indoor dinning when authorized by the Ontario Government.

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 curated from France.

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 412 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
5.0
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Our server was fantastic. And the food was even better.

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VeronicaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service. We were impressed with everything we ate!

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vipPS89
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was awesome. The food was great. A total gem of the city.

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weslan
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prix fixe menu was a great value and the daily specials delicious. Good selection of affordable house wines on offer for a half carafe serving. Very cozy, comfortable ambiance.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was EXCEPTIONAL. That made the experience let alone the food was absolute perfection. Delicate flavours, balanced dishes and the wine selection was excellent.
Highly recommend.

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BrunoJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service, good food, really enjoyed my evening

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vipClint
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le Baratin is a gem. Delicious food, wonderful service, cozy environment. I have had so many exceptional meals here! Their wine list is amazing. The list goes on.

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JohnP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was wonderful and a good variety was offered. We sat outside on Dundas Street and the traffic noise was a bit loud. Great wait staff and very friendly. It wasn't cheap...I spent $325 for dinner for 4 including six alcoholic beverages and tip. I'll be back.

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Longtimecustomer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Always warm, wonderful and reliable. We went on one of the first few nights offering both indoor and outdoor dining and the service at the top was not up to the usual excellence. We waited quite a while for the waiter to offer greetings, menus and take drink orders, but it's to be expected given understaffing and other adjustments needed in this COVID transition period. You won't regret this as a dining choice. No matter how many times I go it always feels like a find!

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fpToronto
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, casual bistro with a stand out wine list and menu. Highly recommended.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a lovely experience. The staff are curious and attentive. The food is always amazing. YUM YUM YUM. It was great to eat out again.

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Yael
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner on the patio! We felt welcomed at Le Baratin, with impeccable service and delightful food!

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Marine
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and nice waitress. The food was excellent and brought me back to my country France. High quality and typical French bistro.

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Kirstin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great experience and wonderful wait staff.

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vipWeiD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience.

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KimA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Great, authentic French cuisine. Felt like we were at a Bistro in Paris. Looking forward to next visit

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AlisonG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, friendly service - so great to be out again! Everything was tasty but I particularly recommend the orange blossom crème brulée! divine.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place, Great People, Great Food. Always a good time.

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IvaneT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome authentic French restaurant in the lively little Portugal in Toronto! Am from france and it feels like being back home… had the duck magret, and lemon tart for dessert! And the terrine as a starter… 😋

You need to book in advance…

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BernardL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nous avons beaucoup aimé les hors-d'oeuvres et les plats et bavarder avec le patron très sympatique. Le jeune serveur était très prévenant et efficace.

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vipJennyV
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good!! Probably the best I've had in awhile since all we do is do take out, which isn't the same or make our own food. The rack of lamb was delicious. I think our server got a little busy in the beginning after we got sat by 3 other tables so she was a tad busy but overall she was still really good. Would come back ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was incredible!! I am craving what we ate this morning already! I had the fish in brown butter sauce and my palette was ignited with the most amazing flavours. The fish was cooked to perfection and the brown buttery risotto was to die for! I have been to France on a culinary tour and the meal at this restaurant was on point. Our server was also passionate about the food and well-versed, she was attentive and lovely. The whole experience was 5 stars. I look forward to my next visit already.

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Bambou
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic time here. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant , un petit coin de France à Toronto, nous recommandons à 200%.
Les plats , l accueil étaient parfait.
Merci et Bravo

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PatioDinerM
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, as always - our go-to local for special nights out. Glad to see they're able to participate in the CafeTO program this summer - looking forward to dining indoors this fall once the restrictions are lifted!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very courteous and kind. The food was phenomenal. Definitely a little pricey but it was worth it.

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Mamabear
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner on curb side patio last night - same delish food and wonderful service though in (obviously) a less intimate setting. This is classic French fare, well done. Perfectly balanced cocktails. Neoghbourhiod gem that I am thrilled to see open again 7 days a week (what can I say? I love dining out on a Monday or Tuesday and will avoid it on the weekend at all costs). Thanks!

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vipFanatico
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very well made dishes. The lingcod was brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First fancy meal after restrictions abated. It was such a good meal, served with such unobtrusive and thoughtful service that it seemed like a special occasion. The circumstances required us to dine at our wee table on the sidewalk, which made it that much more unique. Thank you.

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FromYYZ
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a lovely find! A small perfectly French bistro in the heart of Toronto. Great food, fantastic attentive service. We will be back.

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ElizB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

If it's sunny, watch out if you're at a table facing west. Food and service were top-notch as usual.

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CatherineV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite spot to dine, staff and food are amazing!!!

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Peter
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

Food was very underwhelming. My rack of lamb was completely raw. Not rare. Maybe "blue". The duck was unseasoned. The gravy was okay. The potatoes were fantastic! The menu sounds nicer than it tastes.

Friendly staff though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal - food, ambiance, service. Don’t miss this place, it is an absolute hidden gem.

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LetticeB
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic attentive service without being overbearing.

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MyriamT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and waitress had a great sense of humour.
Food was amaaaazing ! Reminded me of Parisian bistro. Wine selection is on point with the heat the Rosé was exquisite.
The chef came to greet which was delightful
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Annelise
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food ever the service was great the food was amazing I would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy French food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal, some of the best I’ve had outside of Paris. Order the fries and THANK ME LATER. The lamb was spectacular. The chocolate mousse was light, decadent, and probably the best mousse I have ever had. Would highly recommend. It was our first outdoor patio date since the last time patios were allowed to open and it’s definitely not the last time we return to this gem. Good appetite, bon appetit!

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Laura
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything we tried was fantastic and service was great!

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Vero
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent and service is fantastic. The homemade gravlax is so good and tasty, the confit vegetables were excellent. My friend goes there for the tartiflette and the desserts!
The patio, being on the street, because of the pandemic, was a bit noisy because of the passing cars.
I really enjoy going to Le Baratin.

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 412 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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