The best restaurants for French-Canadian food in Toronto

Looking for a three-course dinner or a take-away snack that has all the flavours of Quebec? There's a small but diverse choice at your fingertips throughout Toronto – from sweet Montreal-style bagels to savoury French onion soups, wild game dishes, and, of course, poutine.


348 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1R7

Tucked away in the Templar Hotel, this modern tavern is named after the ancient myth of the Three Fates, and trust us, it’s just as charming as you’re imagining. You’ll find heavy nods to authentic Quebecois cooking in the contemporary menu, be it in the horse carpaccio, the octopus and bone marrow entrée, the buttermilk fried rooster, or the cinnamon rolls with maple syrup icing. With glowing reviews since its opening in late 2015, Parcae is set to become one of TO’s most buzzworthy.

Union Restaurant

72 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Ossington Avenue hosts one of the city’s best for Canadian farm-to-table dining. In their compact bistro, warm and wood-clad, Union hosts a menu that’s heavily influenced by Canadian classics (and as such, you’ll see some serious nods to French and Quebecois culinary tradition). Although the menu changes daily, you can expect plates of everything from hearty meat and fish options to sautéed mushrooms to crab cakes to remoulade pork loin to veggie gratin. Save room from dessert – selections are baked in-house and that have included such drool-worthy dishes as sticky ginger cake with caramel sauce and NY cheesecake.

Le Papillon On Front

69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5

What better location could there be for a French-Canadian eatery than the St. Lawrence Market area? Vibrant, European and very French, the neighbourhood is home to Le Papillon on Front. This is where you'll find onion soup, game dishes and some amazing crepes that will fill you up while you shop through the area's eclectic offerings.

The Bagel House

1722 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 3Y6

French-Canadian food doesn't necessarily have to mean white linens with fine crockery and silverware. Montreal is famous for its wood-fired bagels which were introduced to the city by waves of newcomers over the years. The Bagel House has several locations in Toronto where you can pick up a selection of bagels made the Montreal way – dipped in honey water before baking in an incredibly hot oven. This casual spot is run by two former Montrealers, so you know you’re getting authentic food.

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