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

Methods of Payment:

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

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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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May 21, 2018

It was excellent! Caesar salad was the best I've had in recent history at a restaurant in TO!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 19, 2018

Alex was our waiter on this night, and he made our meal absolutely enjoyable. My sister was visiting from out of town, and we were having a Mother's day dinner. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was great. We've returned many times, and will continue to do so.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

We always enjoy our times spent here! The food is delicious and ample and the service is just attentive enough.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

Yummy food. Our only challenge was the noise level, at the front window. A deliberate flaw of modern restaurant design (hard industrial surfaces, no sound baffling at all). Rear section is always quieter though,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2018

Very pleased with the food and service. We will return again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

Had a very nice time and the service and food were great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

We LOVED our waiter.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

Always a favourite!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2018

As usual the service was excellent. The food extremely good. We go to Papillons three or four times a year. Never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2018

Dinner was excellent. Staff wonderful. Restaurant very pleasing. Cassoulet excellent .. my wife had seafood pasta special to die for .,

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2018

One of my favourite restaurants for the last 40 years.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2018

The seafood crepe was mostly sauce with few shrimps and tiny bits of scallop. The pouding chomeur was delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 6, 2018

Fast and friendly service. Went above and beyond to make us happy with our meal. It was our anniversary and they gave us a small glass of champagne.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2018

French onion soup was fantastic, excellent cocktails!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2018

A lovely place for a Sunday brunch with friends or family. Each of us enjoyed our lunch and the prices were reasonable. The service was friendly but not rushed. My only complaint was that it was noisy. I would return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 30, 2018

Great service from our waiter, Tom. Food was excellent. We had a toddler with us and our waiter was great with him.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2018

We loved the restaurant and the service was great. My beef bourgignon was very good however my wife’s peach and brandy chicken wasn’t. Excellent cheesecake. We came back the next night just for dinner. The next we come down from Ottawa we will make a point of stopping in.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

April 29, 2018

My all time favourite restaurant in Toronto. Looking forward to our next visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2018

All was very good !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2018

Ordered the Salads Papillion, and the egg portion of the salad was raw. The main course, Feuillette de Fruits de Mers, was tasteless. Very disappointed. The service was attentive and pleasant. They did not address the issue of the raw egg.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

The Maitre d' as always was particularly delightful, and our server very attentive and professional. The brunch platter could have been presented in a more appetizing way which is why I docked the food one star, but overall, I love the restaurant and staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

Love this place! Always a fantastic experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 22, 2018

It was a great evening. Diane was lovely

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

The experience was excellent. Atmosphere and food outstanding. Service fine but a bit slow - waitress offered a basket of bread, we accepted, but she never brought it - by the time the meal arrived we no longer wanted the bread.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

April 23, 2018

Great place, I am looking forward for the next opportunity to visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 21, 2018

Everything was awesome and tasty as always. Best French onion soup of any I have tried. Even better than French Onion soup in Quebec. Lovely atmosphere, friendly efficient staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2018

Both the food and service were impeccable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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