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69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5
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Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
Beautiful heritage building. Warm & casual ambiance. Where Magazine voted as best French restaurant in the 5 past years.

Opening 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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Ratings & Reviews - Le Papillon On Front

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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 4.5/5
  • 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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April 18, 2018

This was my husband and I second time at this restaurant and it was absolutely wonderful! The scallops are to die for!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2018

Another excellent dining experience at this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

Delicious! One of our favourite restaurants!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Love this place! Never disappoints, and we try new food every time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 13, 2018

Wow! Wonderful meal! We had the special, grilled 10oz veal chop...melt in your mouth! Tuna tartare is clean and fresh. Only thing they didn't do was give our discount for having a show at Sony centre (this restaurant is on Sony centres list of "partner" restaurants)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 13, 2018

We would definitely return as we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The service was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

First time there and I will be back. Everything was great and a relaxed environment.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

A Toronto must - always a lovely experience! Have been going to Le Papillon for 25+ years.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

Always great service and exceptional food! Try the escargot!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

Service was excellent from the moment we walked into the restaurant. The place is very nice, and the food was very good! Prices are quite reasonable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

Always a great time at Le Papillon, we really appreciate the good food, great atmosphere, and warm service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2018

a lovely evening! we loved our meals and the atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 7, 2018

My sister and I had a wonderful meal before we went to the theater. The food and service was fabulous. Highly recommend it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful from beginning to the yummy dessert end!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 4, 2018

Very good. Ideal for a small group when you want to be able to talk to one another

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 4, 2018

Love this cozy bistro!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 2, 2018

Waiter was friendly and helpful. Food arrived on time - a lovely evening. Good food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

Everything was excellent !!!! Food, service, atmosphere !!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2018

Server was very attentive, but not overbearing. Loved the space. The food was good, entrees were tasty, but quality of meal could and should have been much better.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 28, 2018

I should of ordered the Onion soup. We met a lovely couple across from us who said they had been coming 40+ years.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

really amazing. enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Fantastic meal and lovely and attentive service provided, from appetizers, mains and desserts, to the selections of martinis and wine, a great spot to enjoy a special night out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

Amazing!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Very pleasant space, with reasonable noise levels. Very good food at very good prices. And attentive but not hovering service. A keeper.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2018

It our favourite place for an excellent meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2018

Great experience as usual!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Everything was great! We had a wonderful evening, but I would like to add it was extremely warm in the restaurant and we all felt in need of fresh air after. Otherwise we will be back again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2018

Tried and true restaurant with great atmosphere and food we like and enjoy. We go more than occasionally and will be back many more times. Convenient to ACC weather cooperating

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2018

A wonderful dinner with great friendly service. So enjoyable for us.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

A good authentic classic French menu. All meals were thoroughly enjoyed. Our server was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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