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Le Papillon on Front

#320 of 6,881 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown Toronto
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69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-367-0303
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Papillon on Front is located in the heart of Old Town Toronto. Inside...
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mixed Reviews....

Lovely spot, nice decor, good freindly service, atmosphere was perfect, however. Had dinner with my wife, my Tortiere was very good, very French authentic, they hither nail right on the head (I highly recumbent the Tortiere). My wife had the Pork Tenderloin which unfortunately was way over cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
RCrumb
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot, nice decor, good freindly service, atmosphere was perfect, however. Had dinner with my wife, my Tortiere was very good, very French authentic, they hither nail right on the head (I highly recumbent the Tortiere). My wife had the Pork Tenderloin which unfortunately was way over cooked to the point that it was tough. Deserts were fantastic BTW, I... 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 of Le Papillon on Front. I was happy to hear that in general you enjoyed your experience here. I'm not sure where you obtained your information regarding the wine price though. I personally price each and every beverage on our menu and I assure you there are no... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Took my mum here for a fun gals night out. The wine list was impeccable and the service was too. It is such an upscale vibe without the ostentatiousness. You won't be disappointed by the mains, but the presentation is lacking somewhat - you will not be wowed by it. We received a few rotten olives in our salads and... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came across this quaint bistro by accident after leaving the St. Lawrence Market. The original plan was to have breakfast at the Market, but being Valentine's Day, it was standing room only at every venue and we didn't have a lot of time. On the way back to our hotel we noticed that this restaurant was serving brunch so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have to admit the night was perfect. My husband and I used to visit the old Church St. location and hadn't been back since. We decided to give it a try again and this time we brought our two kids. We all loved it and I actually like the new place better - nice combination of old repurposed place... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I took my friend to La Papillon for her birthday lunch and we had a most enjoyable time. Our table and the atmosphere was extremely pleasant and the wait staff was excellent. Our meals were delicious and the house white wine was very good. Also important, I thought the tab with a generous tip was quite reasonable. Went shopping in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Excellent food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. I came here with my in-laws and we loved the food - we shared the fish, steak and two crepes.

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped here for lunch for summerlicious in July . Had the Crepe Jean-Pierre (vegetarian) and Mandarin Salad. Service was great! Unfortunately couldn't make it back for Winterlicious.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Winterlicious dinner on Thurs Feb 5th - got the quiet and warm table I had requested for. Pleasantly attentive server - not pushy but aware of our dining needs. Wonderful selection of dishes on the menu for this event - great selection and variety for the $25 fixed price. The escargots were succulent with a delicate sauce. The salmon trout... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Wait staff and service were perfect. We were here for a girls night out for Winterlicious. Left very happy!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife ordered the steak frites a la carte and requested that the steak be well done, the server had a problem with that and rolled his eyes and muttered something about ruining steak. The steak came medium rare. The appetizer which was advertised as scallops, was one scallop sliced in to 3 pieces and cooked until rubbery. I went... More 

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

Hello John, I'm sorry but it would seem that there are quite a few details omitted from your review that are quite important to note. I know that you did not, at any point throughout the meal, mention any of these issues aside from the temperature of the steak that was undercooked. With regards to the steak, I know that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-367-0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 49
  • Cuisine: French

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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