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Le Papillon on Front

69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #164 of 6,560 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $57
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Description: Le Papillon on Front is located in the heart of Old Town Toronto. Inside of a beautiful Old Town Toronto building with exposed brick walls and high lofty ceilings sits the beautiful venue for Le Papillon on Front. It's exposed brick is complemented well by the aged hardwood floor and perfectly soft lighting. The venue suggests a lovely mix of romance, comfort, and of course, the classic French bistro atmosphere that has followed Le Papillon to all of its locations. In the warmer months Le Papillon on Front even creeps its way onto Front street, giving a beautiful view of the Flatiron building as well as the CN tower in the distance. With a closed in patio adorned with wonderfully arranged planters you experience a private feel, even while sitting on the heart of Front Street.
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Boyfriend and I went for lunch with the Summerlicious promotion, $15 per person for a three-course meal. It's a very short walk from Toronto's Union station, and upon arrival it's hard not to ignore the atmosphere. It is very well-decorated, exposed brick, warmly lit, with artwork in the art deco style. The restaurant also has a terrace, adding to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great food, atmosphere and service. We both had 3 course meals and loved everything. The French onion soup is a great starter. Duck entre and tourtière pie were delicious. We will go back.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I reLLY LIKE THE FRENCH ONION SOUP. I really like the French onion soup. They were generous with the pre fix dinner. We were served with salad, soup, main course and dessert. The atmosphere is pleasant. We will definitely go back in the near future.

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Warwick, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We chose this restaurant on Mother's Day, we were in Toronto on business and were expecting everything to be packed for lunch. They found a table for us no problem and I was very happy with how charming it was inside. Love the brick walls. I had the specials of the day which was. Peameal sandwich with pear and cheddar(... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went here for an early dinner on a Sunday. A few people on the patio and a few more indoors. Service was very quick which was great because I was starving! Had the pork medallions with vegetables and a side salad. Great large portions and was priced right, for downtown. Lots to choose from on the menu as well. Definitely... More

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Barrie, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Since we don't live in Toronto it is always hard to find the perfect place to eat. Attending a show at the sony centre brought us in the area. Le papillon looked very inviting walking by. The friendly host was able to get us a seat right by the window. What a treat! Alex our waiter was amazing. He was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

From the off Le Papillon on Front gave out a great Vibe. I called to make a reservation and the lady I dealt with was pleasant and welcoming. On arrival at the restaurant - the sun was shinning and the patio was buzzing, drawing you in. Inside was a lot bigger than I expected. The décor and layout were beautiful... More

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Kitchener, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I do miss the old world Parisienne atmosphere of the original Papillon, but this one is certainly trendier and very nice. This time I was here for brunch. We both had eggs benedict which was good. Loved the frites style of French fries that came with it (and I'm not usually a big fan of fries). But the dessert was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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370 reviews 370 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Reminiscent of Quebec, although the food not on par. The food was very good, but not outstanding. Generic bread and packaged butter. Decent chopped salad with goat cheese. Onion soup is excellent. Duck confit was not very moist, but the sides were very good. The bread pudding dessert was exceptional. Service was adequate, while ambiance was open and had some... More

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Nothing special. OK food for expensive prices. Must say that the dessert was AMAZING! I would go there just for the special bread pudding dessert and coffee. Well-worth it. The sugar tart was also pretty tasty.

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