French Restaurants Toronto

The Best French Restaurants in Toronto

The best French restaurants in Toronto are where to go for bread, butter, snails, steak, wine, cheese and all the other things that make life worth living. These Toronto restaurants rival Montreal and perhaps even Paris when it comes to cuisine from France. 

Here are the best French restaurants in Toronto. 


Chantecler
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Chantecler

Head to this narrow Parkdale restaurant for some of the greatest steak frites, oysters, cheese gougeres, wine and cocktails the city has to offer. Bar seating facing an open kitchen with an old-fashioned four-top stove lends the place a ton of atmosphere.

Auberge du Pommier
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Auberge du Pommier

Go to Yonge and York Mills to find this Toronto gem housed in a historical cottage. Menus at this Oliver & Bonacini restaurant are pricey and precious, but like the chic surroundings here they're practically artistic masterpieces.


Cluny
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Cluny

The Distillery District is where you'll find this glittery bistro that features a patio, bread bar, tableside bisque and brunch.

La Palette
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La Palette

Adventurous gourmands seeking a taste of horse can find it at this moody Queen West restaurant with an open kitchen and superb wine list. There are also classics like foie gras and steak frites for those whose tastes are rich but not as exotic.


Batifole
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Batifole

Bistronomy, or gastronomy combined with French bistro techniques, is the signature of this East Chinatown restaurant with a cute little patio and lots of wine to pair with the food. The menu changes up regularly, but what stays constant is immaculate plating.


Greta Solomon's
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Greta Solomon's

This 26-seat Leslieville restaurant and wine bar almost feels like a living room with heavy curtains and soft lighting, serving French wines, cheeses, and specials that are pretty as a picture like scallop crudo.

Le Baratin
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Le Baratin

Brockton Village is home to this cozy restaurant serving lunch, dinner and brunch. Expect plats du jour, omelettes du jour and specials like cassoulet.


Cafe Cancan
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Cafe Cancan

The fanciest French brunch in town is served in Harbord Village at this restaurant bathed in pastel colours that serves eclairs, foie gras, oysters, French onion soup, bone marrow and steak au poivre. They even serve brunch on weekdays.

Cote de Boeuf
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Cote de Boeuf

This butcher shop on Ossington is also a French restaurant that does special chef's menus in their tight space, and also serves items like foie gras and cheese. Though they do private events, take care to note they don’t take reservations.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Batifole

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