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Le Papillon on Front

69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
+1 416-367-0303
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“crepes” (64 reviews)
All hours
American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

has been a reliable go to resto for years. Food good, service good, very accommodating especially before shows.

Thank Gloria Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this restaurant expecting delicious french food. What i got was anything but delicious. The beef bourginion was re-fried meat on cold rice. The pouding chomeur was a black cake with some strange looking sauce. The salad was soggy with dressing no vegetables...More

Thank brozentals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a go to favourite in Toronto. I have never been disappointed. This time I was accompanied by my 10 year old granddaughter. Our excellent server tailored a ham & cheese crepe for her which she thoroughly enjoyed— then on with dessert —...More

Thank Liza B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although long familiar with this French restaurant, a staple in the downtown restaurant scene since the early 70s, this was my first occasion dining there. The restaurant in it's current location occupies an historic building with an exposed beam and brick interior. The service from...More

Thank privateuser1909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first evening in Toronto and we stopped by this charming restaurant. The spinach potato soup caught my eye immediately, since it’s such a cold day. We had the scallops (not a be deal), and a Riesling from Niagara-On-The-Lake. The wine was wonderful, it’s not...More

Thank CD06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a good restaurant near the St Lawrence Centre and, since we were not familiar with any in the area, decided to try Le Papillon, where we had experienced good food many years ago. Unfortunately, the food was quite disappointing - the...More

Thank Torontoseniors-10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, nice staff but unfortunately terrible food. I had the steak and it was very tasteless the toppings they added to it didn't help. I definitely would not return or recommend it.

Thank kliam73
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maybe I got lucky but my recent foodie experience at Le Papilon was one of the best I’ve ever had. After visiting the St. Lawrence market, I wanted to treat my wife to a Sunday brunch. I quickly cruised through some reviews and Le Papillon...More

Thank SpicyChopsticks
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Classy restaurant and we have been here for several get togethers over the years. Quality is consistent. Atmosphere is chic and cozy. The spinach and beet salad was sweet with bits of creamy cheese. Both crepes were flavourful and delicate. The chicken with peach and...More

Thank Saucysavory
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We 3 hadn't been here for some time, hoping that it had now improved. The evening began poorly when at 5.30 we tried to reserve a table for 7. "Not possible at 7, but 6.45 is fine". This fine-tuning was not comprehensible, nor was it...More

3  Thank Cedric H
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
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Jessica W
6 December 2017|
Response from giddie2 | Reviewed this property |
Its walkable from most downtown hotels
24 July 2017|
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Response from Tripesuttis | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
29 March 2017|
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Response from Aleks B | Property representative |
Hi there! If you would email us your information for a reservation to lepapillononfront@gmail,com I will enter the reservation and we will do our very best to get you a lovely romantic table for your anniversary! Thanks for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$48
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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