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1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3B7
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Let us satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning French palate at L’Avenue Bistro in Toronto. We specialize in fine dining, with a full lunch and dinner menu, and Sunday brunch.

A petit slice of Paris located in the Leaside area of Midtown Toronto, L’Avenue Bistro, invites you to share our passion for delightful food and hospitality. From our classic French onion soup to the duck confit, let our Executive Chef bring you classic French bistro favorites and take you back to the culture rich streets of Paris. To reserve a table, book a private function, or learn more about our menu visit our website or call today. more...

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • French Restaurant,
  • French Bistro,
  • French Cuisine,
  • Bistro,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Dishes

  • Salads,
  • Sandwiches,
  • Soup,
  • Steak,
  • Duck,
  • Burgers,
    • Sausages,
    • Cocktails,
    • Desserts,
  • more...
  • less...

Features

  • Wine Classes,
  • Fully Licenced,
  • Wine Tasting,
  • Alcohol Served,
  • Extensive Wine List,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Business,
  • Upscale,
  • Romantic,

Products and Services

  • Brunch,
  • Lunch,
  • Dinner,

Specialties

  • Best French Restaurant,
  • Best French Restaurant On Bayview,
  • Best French Restaurant On Leaside,
  • Best French Food,
  • Best French Cuisine In Toronto,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

Otta Zapotocky wanted to avoid boxing himself in when he opened L’Avenue Bistro in 2012, so he focused on making food that was French-inspired instead of strictly French. It was important for him to broaden his appeal if “you want good food,” he says. This is why you’ll find offerings like escargots, pan-seared trout and Ontario pork chop on the same menu, united by a common thread of delicate, well thought-out cooking.

Otta also wanted to avoid the notoriety of having a French restaurant built on snobbery and stuffiness, and instead fosters a relaxed, yet sophisticated, vibe for his bistro. “Basically, it’s a cozy, neighbourhood bistro with 40 seats,” he describes. The bistro features planks of reclaimed wood hangings, richly framed mirrors and warm hardwood floors. Otta wanted it to be the kind of place where people lifted themselves to new heights without feeling intimidated by the elegance.

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May 15, 2017

Fantastic service! Well done!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

Can't go wrong at L'Avenue. Have had brunch, lunch and dinner here several times. All delicious. If you like cheesecake, try their Cherry Cheesecake - never had anything like it - delish!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2017

Lovely food and atmosphere and attentive, but unrushed service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 5, 2017

Service was excellent, good advice from servers. Most enjoyable experience. Will come again with family and friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2017

Overall, it was a great experience! Some minor attention to details needed for a perfect 5 for service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 29, 2017

Our favourite eatery in Toronto. We love everything, the staff, the owner, the food, the ambience......not a single negative comment to make. We eat here all the time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2017

it is always a pleasure to come to L'Avenue.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2017

Exceeded expectations which were high to start with. Looking forward to returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2017

Although we came late for our reservation, the service treated us quite pleasantly and dinner was delicious. The atmosphere was dimly lit and warm. It provided a comforting atmosphere when it was pouring outside.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 25, 2017

Always outstanding!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2017

It is our first time to the restaurant and all the food we ordered is amazing. However, we found that all the dishes including French Onion Soup, Escargots, Bone in Pork Chop and Duck Leg Confit are too salty. It will be perfect if the amount of salt can be reduced in half. For sure we will come back and hopefully this issue will be considered.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2017

Everything a neighbourhood bistro should be.. Warm, tasty, inviting, and delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2017

Super experience all around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding. Personable, attentive without being overbearing, The wines he chose for me to pair with my food matched perfectly. My salmon tartar has just the right amount of lemon and dill. The duck confit is to die for- crispy skin, nice partially melted fat layer and tender, falling apart meat.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 2, 2017

Our new favourite bistro.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2017

Excellent friendly service and deliscious food. Would highly recommend the duck confit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

Excellent as always

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

The food and service were top notch!!!! Really enjoyable evening, thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2017

Excellent golden beet soup. Service was friendly and efficient.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2017

This was a special lunch for my sister's birthday. We had a wonderful time and felt very welcome and well taken care of. Delicious food and thank you for the great wine suggestion. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Milan, Daryl, Otta were all so kind and attentive. The dinner was delightful and perfecty paired wine and ice wine after dinner. Thanks for making the evening so delightful

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

For the second time the restaurant was out of moules frites! So i decided not to order an appetizer at all. I ordered the burger and fries as my main which was a disappointment - very very greasy and hardly any boeuf bourginon on top. The frites were nothing special - no herbs or seasoning! Very disappointed!!! We wont return any time soon. Quality was very low and not aligned with their newly increased prices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 18, 2017

Finely prepared meals, great service. A wonderful neighborhood spot.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

Excelent food and outstanding service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

Amazing French Onion Soup and Steak Frites. Deserts were amazing.Definitely will come back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 12, 2017

Great as always

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2017

As always excellent food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2017

Really a nice evening. Everything was delicious...thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service by Kristina.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2017

I have been at the restaurant several times and always have a lovely meal. My friends had never been before and they live in the area. They both raved about the food and the service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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The menu at L’Avenue is completely invigorating. Go ahead and choose traditional dishes like Salt Cod Brandade and Duck Leg Confit. Or take a leap of faith and dig into the more intriguing Bone Marrow, Ratatouille, Fried Chicken “a la Basque” or Catalan Seafood Stew “Zarzuela.”

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