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Le Papillon on Front

69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-367-0303
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Ranked #203 of 6,589 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
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visiting here once again. Always a good place for French food. We come here twice a year and the food is outstanding. But the last two experiences the service has been lacking. Management: please understand that service is part of the experience. The server only came over to our table when requested....no attempt do anything but the basics. No smile,... More

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Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this review

Hello there, My name is Sean and I am the General Manager at Le Papillon on Front. I would first like to apologize for the lack of quality service you received during your visit here. I assure you that we do understand that service is a HUGE part of your experience here. I would fully agree that a full tip... More

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I took my fiance out for Summerlicious. I chose Le Papillon because we had never been there and I wanted to try a new place,. On Tuesdays they offer $5 bar rail so I told the waitress I was interested in that and asked for a screwdriver. Later, she brings me my drink and states that the orange juice was... More

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Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this review

Hi, My name is Sean and I am the general manager at Le Papillon on Front. I'm sorry for the experience you had here as it is definitely not up to par as far as what we have come to expect here. You're absolutely right about the bar rail, unfortunately screwdriver is considered a cocktail and although we were happy... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Contributor
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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