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La Societe

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131 Bloor St West, Unit 211, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1R1, Canada (East of Avenue & University)
416-551-9929
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty, slow paced

I enjoyed a lovely meal. Oysters, the Wednesday lamb special, a deconstructed sour cherry cheesecake. The setting and decor are impeccable, as is the cooking, hostesses and waiting staff. Service time is, however, mind-numbingly belabored. Don't be in a hurry.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a lovely meal. Oysters, the Wednesday lamb special, a deconstructed sour cherry cheesecake. The setting and decor are impeccable, as is the cooking, hostesses and waiting staff. Service time is, however, mind-numbingly belabored. Don't be in a hurry.

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Kitchener, Ontario
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The service appears to have gone downhill in recent months. My order was wrong, it was sent back and returned cold. No apology, no follow up from server to ask how it was. Just a miserable experience overall. The hostess and busboy were the only saving grace. A smile and apology goes a long way...

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We loved everything, especially the friendly and attentive service - notwithstanding the food which was delicious!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The decor and location of the French Bistro are wonderfull....full on high end bistro style with cozy half circle banguettes, huge eat at bar and nice terrace to eat outside during good weather. Located in the Collonade building on Bloor St. just east of Avenue Rd. with free parking underground (restaurant will give you a parking chit when you leave).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I never write reviews, period! Service at the bar took forever. Had to send our steak tartares back after they arrived late and looking pale and not properly chopped. Manager barely apologized, sent new ones that tasted like pickles mixed with mustard. When the bill arrived, nothing was taken off the bill and not even a slight apology. 70 dollars... More 

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Niagara-on-theLake
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Let's be clear, I rarely give out 5/5 (it has to be something over the top and where I go to often or spent a lot of time at... I only went here for a business lunch, once, and it was a delightful experience and recommend it heartily....I will definitely go back... and I will likely move it into the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Meeting business associates can always be challenging, the right atmosphere, food, service, all these matters. We found La Societe to be the perfect place. we had a great dinner, excellent Steak au poivre, duck cofit, and pistachio creme brule. we brought our own wines, and the somellier was gracious and attentive. an excellent experience, the lady at the bar was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

La Societe was a spot that after it's initial opening, had gone downhill. HOWEVER, since Chef Romain Avril has taken over, what he has done is nothing short of miraculous! He turned the whole place completely around, the food is absolutely divine, and I've eaten at James Beard award winning restaurants, I've eaten at Michelen star restaurants- his food is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a great replica of a Parisian Brasserie, and the food is generally very good. Specialty items, that are more rare, are excellently prepared and served. Per the title of this review, the pan-seared foie gras is fantastic. We were with friends, and enjoyed a special evening together. No complaints. The service was top-notch, too.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had dinner here on a Friday evening. We were greeted and seated in a timely fashion without having a reservation. Our meals came with fair promptness. We had Duck Confit, Fish of the Day and 2 glasses of Wine, a price tag of about $150. For the price paid we were not at all impressed. The Duck Confit met... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Bloor St West, Unit 211, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1R1, Canada
    (East of Avenue & University)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-551-9929

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?