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69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5
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Opening at 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • French,
  • Fine Dining,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Crepe,
  • French Onion Soup,
  • Steak,
  • Steak Et Frites,

Features

  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Pre Theater,
  • Daily Special,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • At Church Street,

Meet the owner

From the quaint menu to quirky marketing, everything at Le Papillon on Front is done in house, and all staff lend a hand.

General manager Sean Gowland says the homemade rule goes a long way to not only keeping costs down, but also towards creating a positive, welcoming and inclusive environment for every walk of life. “We like to be able to cater to a lot of vibes,” says Sean. “We like to tip on the edge of trendy but there’s no 'I’m not hip enough to go there' or 'I’m too hip to go there.'”

Dishes like hearty French onion soup and tourtière – a traditional Québecois meat pie of seasoned veal, beef and pork with house chutney, potatoes and market vegetables – are comparable to what you’d be served at Grandma’s. The restaurant is stylishly impressive, yet stills feels homey, comfortable and relaxed.

Le Papillon on Front's eclectic team includes a few Francophone servers who help to give the restaurant its French-Canadian authenticity and also come in handy when Toronto classrooms come to learn the language and experience the cuisine. “It’s different being an independent restaurant,” says Sean. “We really do our best to make sure our customers leave happy.”

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Davi9717
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The restaurant was exceptional along with the hosts and servers. Food was really good. Will definitely visit you again.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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marieclaudegiroux593790
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I have been going to the papillon for years. I have never been disappointed. Great service and friendly people.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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mccm8584
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Can't resist the crepes. Always enjoy the staff enthusiasm.

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Restaurantica12
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I can not beleive that no one else has written a...

I can not beleive that no one else has written a review for the Le Papillion. It is my top choice for a restaurant if you want a romantic date atmosphere or a nice place to take your parents when the come to town. The serive is always great, the food is consistently great. The prices are quite reasonable. The crepes are always fresh and delicious, the salmon good, great French Onion soup. I also love the tarte au sucre (maple suger pie) for dessert- its the only place in Toronto that I know of that serves tarte au sucre. Great quebecois fare!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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March 19, 2019

A very nice evening. Service was well paced and the food was good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

Perfect place to eat before a show at the St. Lawrence Centre. LOVED IT.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

We went for my son's 18th birthday dinner and everything was great. We waited a bit to order, but the food came hot and delicious. Filet mignon was wonderful as was the Coq au Vin. Just a delightful meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

We had our wedding dinner at Le Papillon 28 years ago. So, we went for our anniversary. Always a pleasure. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and great service (at a good price, too!).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

A favourite place of ours for dinner before a show. Love the ambiance and the food/service are dependable good to excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2019

We had a lovely time, and hope to be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

Lovely birthday dinner

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

My first date was at Le Papillon over 30 years ago and now we go as a family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

Very pleasant experience, food was yummy and service was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

Our server Pascal was fantastic! Very personable and attentive. We have been here several times and will be back again soon.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

We had an incrediable time. Food was amazing and service was great! Will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

Tempting on the outside. Disappointing on the inside

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2019

Our server Marie was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

Too much oily side dishes

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2019

This is one of our very favourite restraurants in Toronto and we will definitely come back, but this time all of the meats were slightly to moderately overcooked.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 4, 2019

0ur waitress was exceptional as was the atmosphere, and the food. We were accommodated as requested, by the window. This was very much appreciated as it was a celebration of my husband's birthday. Thank you to Papillon for making this a memorable experience for both of us! Merci! Merci! Merci!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

Great time, as always. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

Was introduced to the restaurant this exact week last year. Fifth time visiting the restaurant in a year. A sure stop when visiting Toronto from the North! Great food, great wine, great service and great price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Our waitress was terrific.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Always Excellent. We always can depend on this restaurant for a great experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

excellent service and great atmosphere. I had Tuna main course. Was okay not great. Otherwise food quite good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Never disapointed. Our Favorite place to eat for 35 years!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

A great place to visit before going to the theatre! Great food, service and atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

Excellent service, outstanding cuisine, lovely atmosphere Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

One of our favourite places. One of the few restaurants we come back to again and again. Best tasting and priced house salad and steak frites in town. Great crepes too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

A wonderful meal, superb service, very tasty food. Thanks, Lois!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

This is the forth Le Papillon location we have been to over many years. It's always been a favourite spot.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2019

Excellent service; good value Delicious food except for boring house salad.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2019

my friends Harry and Donna brought me to your establishment Saturday Evening for my birthday. my husband and I enjoyed the experience very much. the food was amazing and our waiter was awesome. will come again and we will recommend to others. cheers

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2019

Excellent as always .Thank-You

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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