Chabrol Cafe

4.7
337 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
A quiet café hidden off Yorkville Avenue. Chabrol Cafe brings a small taste of Southern France and encourages you to lose track of time.

We allow a dining time of an hour and a half during lunch periods and two hours and fifteen minutes during dinner periods per reservation. If you desire a longer dining time, please call us to arrange.

Reservations made online will default to our dining room indoors.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Regional French (Provençal)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 428-6641
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Doug Penfold
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Private Party Facilities
The perfect little room that is Chabrol is available for private events. Please call 416.428.6641 to inquire.
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Catering
The Chabrol team is happy to engage any and all catering requests and we will tailor your event to your desires. Please call 416.428.6641 to inquire.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Yorkville and Bellair
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Parking Details
The most convenient parking for Chabrol is the Green P located on the North side of Yorkville Ave. just West of Bay St.
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Public Transit
The most convenient public transportation route would be to go to BAY STATION and walk North to Yorkville Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were great! Went there for brunch and ended up having fish and bubbly. Exceptional on all levels for such a small place. Will be back for sure.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazingly romantic spot, with delicious French food. Staff makes you feel special and cared for. Can’t wait to go back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly, professional service; small room, so not loud from other guests, but many hard surfaces. Food was very good, but not "memorable". A nice, intimate space, hidden away - a really nice experience.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Pretty spot tucked away in Yorkville, lovely service although a little slow despite not being very busy at first. Would go back again!

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h
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The absolutely best bouillabaisse I have ever eaten!!!

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A marvellous experience from beginning to end! The apple tarte tatin with the sabayon is truly magnificent. Finishing recommendation of the Calvados Fremont was a delight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great. The service is top notch. The atmosphere is cozy, great for date night.

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing customer service and definitely didn’t kill my wallet. Went in with no expectations, left satisfied

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place!

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chabrol is dreamy. One of the best meals of my life

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top shelf cuisine and service!

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JV
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There is some really good stuff to say about this place, but some spotty aspects too. The quiche, salad and white fish in parchment were all very nice, and the apple tart for dessert was also quite good (defintely a share item - generous and delicious serving).
The mushroom ragout was an epic fail and to be avoided. It made me look up the word ragout to make sure I correctly understood the meaning (I do). What should have been a delicious stewed mixture of mushrooms came devoid of any sauce, seasoning or flavour. Just too finely slice mushroom so bland they seemed as if they had just been steamed without a hint of salt, garlic, or much of anything to enhance their flavour.
The tiny room is quite hot and if you want a private conversation, this is not the right place to go.
Good service - the patio looked like the place to be but was full . Worth checking out, but stay away from the staggeringly disappointing mushroom dish.
The meat item (lamb I think) looked great at the table next to us.

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F
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic meal! The service was outstanding - we ordered champagne by the glass, and they had run out, so they offered us two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to make up for the travesty of running out of champagne! The oysters were best we've ever tasted - from PEI. The mains are sizeable, filling and delicious. I'm celiac, and they were extremely accommodating... but more importantly, they didn't gluten me! There was no room for dessert unfortunately! The restaurant itself is tiny; however, the patio is fantastic on a summer night - private, tucked away and very quiet for long conversations.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've wanting to try this restaurant for some time now. Boy, was I not disappointed. It was divine. Food and service was perfection.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Quiche, it's the best one I've ever had!

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best cuisine in town. Some of the dishes are quite an experience. Try the fish stew and do not miss the special tart made upon request. They deserve a Michelin start; the Guide either didn’t take notice or the opportunity of assessing how good Café Chabrol is.

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C
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chabrol never disappoints...and this time was no exception. My husband I were celebrating our 18th anniversary. It was a fresh and gorgeous day out and the quaint patio was just the right spot to sit, reflect and enjoy the decadent food and bottle of wine. We ordered as we felt like it, never felt rushed and savoured each plate. The oysters were sumptuous, pork liver mouse deliciously rich, and the tartine of cured trout, packed the perfect flavour/texture with each bite. Main courses were also special, with the Ttoro taking gold for the perfect dose of saffron with the sea food, and the braised lamb tasting better than ones from homeland. What a gem of a place, and what unpretentious, and yet solidly knowledgable staff. I will always go back.

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f
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was our first time here and it was very good. We'll definitely go back, which is our no 1. evaluation criteria. It's a bistro with a French menu and winelist. The food was delicious. We dined Al fresco and the setting was superb on a lovely, warm late summer night. It's in a small alley in Yorkville, reminiscent of eating in a European city. Service was very good, but with a small hiccup: after we had our mains, we were left sitting for 15 mins with a clear table and empty wine glasses. Our server was momentarily slammed with some some late diners, but it was frustrating that his empty-handed colleagues chose to continually walk by us rather than at least take a wine order. Not cool in any resto, but particularly one at the higher end of the scale. Thankfully - after we waved someone down - stunning desserts and more very good wine got us back on track. So we'll chalk it up as a hiccup and look forward to going back.

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U
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this small cozy nook in the middle of busy Yorkville! Great menu; a lot of it adaptable to sharing. The cold summer cucumber soup was rich and refreshing. The kohlrabi salad is definitely shareable and delicious! My main of sautéed mushrooms & cauliflower was the highlight and, judging by some of our neighbours, a popular dish! Very earthy and aromatic! Shared a lovely bottle of Alsatian Pinot Gris. To die for and a must try here is their apple pie with Calvados sabayon! Again, a shareable dish to alleviate the conscience!

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AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Inside has no air so very very warm
Seems to suit vegitarian as not much protein

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is tiny but the food and the atmosphere are second to none.

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a
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paris in Toronto! Meticulesly prepared dishes with amazing taste.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. I highly recommend the frittata. The best one I've ever had.

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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our Anniversary dinner immensely. The courtyard was delightful, the service attentive and the food simply delicious! Would go back in a heartbeat.

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MJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service, the atmosphere, everything was just so perfect! Highly recommend this place, it's definitely a little hidden gem!!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about it. A small, hidden gem of a restaurant.

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H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time in Toronto and at Chabrol. Everything was wonderful—delicious food and great service on their adorable patio on a beautiful summer evening.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and courteous service. Perfect wine recommendations. The dishes, thoughtfully prepared, rich and full flavours, and beautifully presented. A lovely, intimate spot in the heart of the busy city.

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was delicious and the service was very attentive. Couldn’t have asked for a better night out. Note: air conditioning is basically nonexistent inside so if it’s hot out, best to reserve a table on the patio.

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

If you don't like French cuisine don't go. The service is solid but the place is overrated. The oysters were the best for non-seafood restaurant.

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JJ
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to take mom or dad for a fancy lunch. Unbelievably hard working chef in a tiny kitchen. #impressed.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have enjoyed many dinners at Chabrol since they opened ... every visit has been absolutely spectacular ... food, ambience, service ... the patio in the summer is my favorite spot.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service!

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T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chabrol is a very small restaurant hidden down a lane off Yorkville Ave. The location itself makes it seem special and it is. In the summer the size doubles with addition of a patio. The greeting is warm and professional at the same time. The menu is small and hits all the right notes -salads, lamb, vegetarian mushroom ragout, parchment wrapped fish, seafood in broth, gratin vegetables etc. The wine list perfectly matches the food and the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful matching each course. The food is all wonderful, each dish prepared with care in an open, “miniature” kitchen, each presentation special. The apple tart takes 25 min to make from scratch so they ask if you want it at the start, don’t pass it up. It is very special.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasing patio. Small kitchen but tasty food. Prices are a bit on the expensive side though.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good - although menu seemed a bit out of season. We went for lunch on a 30 degree day and the mains consisted of offerings such as beef short rib and lamb. Way too heavy for summer and even more so for lunch. Cheese was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding on every level! Food, service, ambiance, just everything is wonderful!

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V
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievavle dining experience. I am conflicted about leaving this review as I want to keep this place to myself it's so amazing. The apple tartlet dessert is the crowning touch to a French meal masterpiece - whatever you choose from the menu.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for a birthday dinner, and had a lovely time. Food was amazing, and service was very friendly. I usually do not eat raw oysters, but the ones we ordered that night was very fresh and sweet! Price range is up there for me, but is definitely worth it once in a while :)

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