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Le Papillon on Front

#142 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
+1 416-367-0303
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very strategically located restaurant near St. Lawrence Market. The food, service and ambience is great ambience. We ordered food on chefs recommendation and found it very appropriate. The price and quality matched very well.

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Thank Khanna_Nishant
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on Saturday, March 18th after eating here on January 7th (reviewed) which was not a great dining experience. Had the onion soup again which was excellent. I also had the meat special which was prime rib, which turned out to be a generous portion which was very tasty. My wife had the pasta special which she enjoyed but felt... More 

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Thank Magoo1360
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food came lukewarm. Crepes were mushy and bechamel tasted like it was made from a pre mix. Baguette was awful. Steak Tartar sauce tasted like a bottle salad dressing. Onion soup average.

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Thank chacunsongout
Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about your experience here. I have spoken to my kitchen about this issue already. Did you inform your server of your displeasure with the dishes? We are always happy to replace or remake any dish that isn't hot enough or to your liking. Otherwise, I can assure you nothing we serve comes from a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant numerous times over the years, but it had been a decade or so. My wife was away, my boys wanted to go out, we decided French, and I thought "I wonder if le papillon is still around?" To my delight, yes! We got a last minute reservation on a Saturday night.... More 

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Thank Dan H
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a meal at Le Papillon during their Winterlicous promotion. Everything was quite tasty, ESPECIALLY the salmon, which was cooked just beautifully, but what I really needed to comment on was the dessert. Do not miss an opportunity to try the Pouding Chômeur ... Perhaps share it with a friend, but definitely try it. ;)

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Thank Lisa B
belleville
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been my favourite restaurant for years and it just gets better and better. We came here prior to the hockey game and we had a wonderful dinner. Started with their house salad and it is a meal in itself! I had the chicken with peach chutney and it was delicious. My husband had the ravioli dinner special. Our... More 

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Thank Wendy S
Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us used a Travelzoo special to have a very pleasant dinner at Le Papillon on a Friday night. The service was excellent...informative, well paced and friendly. The food was very tasty as was the presentation. The decor is warm and inviting in spite of the fact that it is not a small restaurant. Excellent value and a good... More 

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Thank Suestep2
Toronto
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toronto is full of great restaurants and great food; some of the best. This place was just all-around disappointing. Given the price and the location I would expect much, much better. The service was some of the worst I've ever had and the food wasn't any better. Do yourself a favour and spend your money elsewhere.

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Thank Jeffsadventures
Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this review

Hi there, Any particular reason why the dining experience was "the worst"? It usually helps to give some more information so we can rectify any and all of the issues with your dining experience. We work hard to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their visits with us. We also work very hard to keep our prices reasonable while... More 

Toronto
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We have made Le Papillon our go to place for pre show meals for a few years now. Location,quality of food,and the service are consistently very good. It's like going to visit family,that you enjoy! From the hostess,to Tomas our server,who remembered us,it's a comfy establishment for us! Consistency is important to us,we always find it here. Merci Beaucoup, a... More 

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Thank Mamasboy
Toronto
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was the first time that we went to this restaurant. The Winterlicious menu seems enticing and we decided to give it a try. What a wonderful experience, le Papillon is now one of our favorite place in Toronto. The ambiance, service and food quality are all excellent. I chose the appetizer salad of lentils, it was a generous portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$46
Cuisine
American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-367-0303
Description
Le Papillon on Front is located in the heart of Old Town Toronto. Inside of a beautiful Old Town Toronto building with exposed brick walls and high lofty ceilings sits the beautiful venue for Le Papillon on Front. It's exposed brick is complemented well by the aged hardwood floor and perfectly soft lighting. The venue suggests a lovely mix of romance, comfort, and of course, the classic French bistro atmosphere that has followed Le Papillon to all of its locations. In the warmer months Le Papillon on Front even creeps its way onto Front street, giving a beautiful view of the Flatiron building as well as the CN tower in the distance. With a closed in patio adorned with wonderfully arranged planters you experience a private feel, even while sitting on the heart of Front Street.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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