Best Restaurants for Bastille Day in Toronto

Today is Bastille Day, also known as French National Day or La Fête Nationale. This celebration of French culture is filled with a huge parade in Paris, fireworks and parties across the country, and of course, lots of great food. In honour of this momentous occasion, I have gathered together the best French restaurants in the city.

Lasala Restaurant

A, 1975 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1J1

The cozy atmosphere at Brussels Bistro is just one of the many charming qualities of this gem in the heart of the Beaches. The large house features sunny yellow walls festooned with French posters, ultra comfortable chairs, and a peek at Chef Wils working away in the tiny open kitchen. With the menu boasting French classics such as Bouillabaisse, Confit de Canard and Steak Frites, you might be in the Beach, but you’ll feel like you’re at a home in Provence.

Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie

35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Cluny might be the new kid on the block, but it’s one of the best looking, most impressive restaurants this city has ever seen. Check out The Reveal on Cluny where you get an up close look at the restaurant’s food and décor. And then make a reservation, because you don’t want to miss this.

Midi Bistro

A, 168 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W4

Sip on wines from the Languedoc and Rhone Valley. Tuck into Paté de Campagne, Cassolette d’Escargots, Salade Niçoise or Boeuf Bourguignon. You might be thinking, Mais non! How could I possibly afford this? But thanks to a wonderful 3-Course Prix Fixe, with your choice of any Starter, Main & Dessert for just $33, you absolutely can.

L'Avenue Bistro

1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3B7

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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