Below is a list of the top and leading French Cuisine in Toronto. To help you find the best French Cuisine located near you in Toronto, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Toronto’s Best French Cuisine:
The top rated French Cuisine in Toronto are:
- Batifole – cozy, unpretentious French bistro with a 300-label wine list & simply prepared fare in lively digs
- La Palette – relaxed French bistro with an open kitchen, serving classic dishes alongside long wine & beer lists
- Le Papillon On Front – classic French dishes in a comfortable space with exposed-brick walls & warm wood tones
- Café Boulud – Daniel Boulud’s retooled French brasserie boasts a vintage feel & dishes like rotisserie chicken
- Auberge du Pommier – sophisticated French cuisine & an expansive wine list offered in an elegant, romantic atmosphere
Batifole is a charming French cafe serving wonderful, authentic, and refined French cuisine. Visitors to Batifole are invited to join in la Bistronomy, a concept that combines gastronomy and bistro culture to make excellent dining accessible to all. Traditional dishes are made using both traditional and modern cooking techniques, using only the finest ingredients, to showcase Chef-owner Pascal Geffroy’s culinary creativity and vision in every dish served. Chef-Owner Pascal Geffroy spent many years working in restaurants in Nyons and Rhone before coming to Toronto six years ago after falling in love with the city on a visit with his friend.
Address: 744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y3
Phone: (416) 462 9965
“This little place is full of charm. It came highly recommended by friends who live nearby and we were not disappointed. I think it is so underrated, everyone should know about this place! Food is French inspired and well portioned and delicious, service is professional but friendly. We will be back again and again!” – Marina Datri
La Palette has hosted singers, actors, pirates, dreamers, and lovers for 20 years. Their famous hole-in-the-wall restaurant was turned into a rare wine shop with a European pantry over a year ago, and their sommeliers are also cheesemongers. They’re back to being a restaurant, albeit one on the street outside of a wine shop. In addition, Bresaola, salami, and prosciutto are among the specialty meats included in their vacuum-packed charcuterie-to-go. The deli-style take-out window also offers a range of classic French food, such as duck confit and beef bourguignon, that can be heated at home.
Address: 492 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B2
Phone: (416) 929 4900
“I had a wonderful time here and spoke with the owner who was working just like everyone else. Can’t believe this place has over 20 years of history and I’ve never been! I can definitely see why they have been open for so long, I mean the food was just exquisite, great wine list, and all of their staff seemed as knowledgeable as the owner. Will be back soon!” – Leslie Solomon
Le Papillon On Front
Le Papillon On Front debuted in 1974 as the first crêperie in Toronto. They are currently serving a third generation of Torontonians and tourists the informal French dining experience. Le Papillon has reopened in an Old Town Toronto structure that perfectly suits their French brasserie ambiance after numerous relocations inside the historic St. Lawrence Market neighborhood. Their menu keeps classic favorites like French onion soup and Crêpes Bretonnes on the menu, as well as a freshly enlarged range of steaks, duck, seafood, and pasta dishes. A collection of handmade classic French sweets is also not to be missed. They are always striving to give a laid-back approach to good dining with a focus on great pricing.
Address: 69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5
Phone: (416) 367 0303
“Food here is so tasty! We ordered a large onion soup (and we were able to share between 2 ppl), for main plates we had the beef bourguignon and the bouillabaisse, both were delicious. For dessert we ordered the lava cake with ice cream and it was perfect! My husband loved the beer also. The place is cozy and really cute. They also served bread and butter in the beginning. Our waiter was Francesco and he was friendly and attentive. Awesome experience.” – Fabiana Lino
Café Bouludprovides a seasonal cuisine steeped in French heritage, with bistro classics as well as modern dishes inspired by Chef Daniel’s family dinners in Lyon. Slow-roasting chicken à la broche, loin of lamb, and even rum-scented pineapple is done on a glistening rotisserie. A comfy lounge with wraparound banquettes, a dining bar counter, and a semi-private area for up to eight people add to the vintage-inspired ambiance. Dinner is served seven evenings a week, lunch Monday through Saturday, brunch on Sundays, and breakfast is served every day.
Address: 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
Phone: (416) 963 6000
“The Service and the Food are Excellent and you are made to feel part of the family when you are there. This and the dBar downstairs is one of the favourite gathering places for Yorkville locals as well as those in the know about where to find good food and service and an excellent atmosphere whether for family, friends or with that special someone.” – Dickinson Hilton
Auberge du Pommier
Auberge du Pommier is one of North York’s top fine dining restaurants, radiates calm confidence that reflects their dedication to culinary quality and imaginative service. Their seasonal menus are elegant and authentic celebrations of good food, and their cuisine is traditional French with creative North American elements. Auberge du Pommier, built around the rustic remnants of two 1860s woodcutters’ cottages, mixes bucolic charm with contemporary refinement and design. It is a welcome, sophisticated escape from the city, with wood-burning stoves in the winter and lush, flowery patios in the summer.
Address: 4150 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2C6
Phone: (416) 222 2220
“I’ve never been to Auberge du Pommier before my visit yesterday, but I definitely intend to go back. This gem of a spot is incredibly romantic, has amazing staff and hosts, and the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD good. We were intending to go as an impromptu date for an early dessert, but it quickly turned into us sharing an appetizer (beef tartare which is the BEST I’ve ever had) and the Rossini Burger (with fois gras parfait – I was a foie gras virgin before this… and WOW. The flavour and buttery texture of this burger was incredible!!) We had the greatest cappuccinos and also shared the chocolate torte and corn pavlova dessert as well. A really amazing date spot – you will not leave hungry, that’s for sure!!” – Victoria Soda