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

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  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours


Restaurant type

  • French,
  • Fine Dining,


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


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


  • 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: 4.7/5
  • Service: 5/5
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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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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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Can't resist the crepes. Always enjoy the staff enthusiasm.

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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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