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Midi Bistro

#769 of 6,753 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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168 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W4, Canada
+1 416-977-2929
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often eat here, maybe once a month. We find their small dinners to be fresh, tasty and filling. A great reminder of our trip to Paris.

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Thank Sandra B
Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We and our friends enjoy going the annual Toronto Summerlicious restaurants, in July finding many fabulous three course meals for literally half price. This year we choose Midi Bistro, firstly because it is downtown, so close to the Art Gallery of Toronto and walking distance to other intriguing buildings AND secondly/now because of the fabulous food and service.

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Thank Edwin G
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fabulous french restaurant. Small and quaint. Great food and original organic wines that we have not tried anywhere else. Try their vegan shepherds pie.

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Thank Ellie K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was the second and last time with ate at this restaurant. The first time we came a couple years ago, we met with the chef who was French and his wife who served us very well (who also spoke French), and the moules-frites were absolutely excellent. We came this weekend to this little charming bistro, and except from the... More 

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Thank Bastian B
Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had lunch here today with friends from out of town and we all loved it. Superb home-made dishes and dessets, ample portions, pleasant ambience and a wonderful server who tended efficiently and pleasantly to the entire restaurant all on his own--and with a smile. Garden salad and pâté were excellent, as were the open-face sandwiches and omelette that our friends... More 

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Thank Catherine S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Lovely place for post AGO. Good food, excellent service, reasonable wines, however poor lighting in the evening

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Thank IbyH
London, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a first-time-after-the-reno visit to the AGO, my husband and I emerged on a hot Saturday afternoon needing some pleasant relaxation of the senses. We're in our 70's, not lacking a sense of adventure, but in an area where 90% of Googling brought up ramen and sushi spots, we decided to walk two blocks north on McCaul to the Midi... More 

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Thank dainaj2014
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I went for a lunch with my friend in this cosy French Bistro and we were impressed by its French ambiance and excellent cuisine. The carrot soup was delicious and the blackened tilapia was served with a Mediterranean salsa, French fries and a nice side salad. For desert we had a divine chocolate profiterole. I recommend all the courses we... More 

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Thank anaanca2016
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I was attending a seminar at Mt Sinai Hospital. I popped in for a lunch to this busy but cosy little spot and had a quiche and a latte. My friend had the bisque soup and the lunch special. Both were well prepared and the service was attentive.

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Thank Rosie H
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stopped in on the way to the AGO for lunch. Great choice. Friendly staff, honest and tasty food, reasonable price. We were the only ones there, and on a cold Toronto winters day we were made to feel warm.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-2929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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