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Le Papillon on Front

#374 of 6,981 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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11:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 93
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 28
    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
The best onion soup I have ever tried!

The restaurant is well managed, the service is very courteous and prompt. The food was delicious and very nicely presented. The place itself is wonderful. The only minus I want to mention is that our server did not speak French. However, the overall experience was very good and we will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Antonia S
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is well managed, the service is very courteous and prompt. The food was delicious and very nicely presented. The place itself is wonderful. The only minus I want to mention is that our server did not speak French. However, the overall experience was very good and we will definitely return.

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Rochester, NY
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245 reviews 245 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went here for brunch with my husband and daughter on a Sunday around noon. We were easily able to get a table. Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. My daughter had escargot, I had scallops and my husband the shrimp as appetizers . They were all delicious! My husband had a de la mer crepe which was also very good.... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Le Papillion French Restruant was very clean and had good atmosphere. Waiter was very good and had french accent. We had French Onion soup and Crepes, yum. For desert we had creme'brule which was also very delious. Would definitely return.

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Tampa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was in Toronto for a convention, discovered this restaurant, and what a find! The food is excellent; the waitress recommended the French Onion Soup, told us it was rated the best in Toronto, and I have to say all of us agreed that it was the best we'd ever had. Although I indicated that I was there for dinner,... More 

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Toronto
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was at Papillon last week. Overall agreat dinner and experience. The reason for not giving a 5? I got the chicken with peach sauce - I have a keen palate - something about the peach sauce was "off". I don't know if it was intended to taste that way, but something was Un - appealing to me.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have eaten here before and enjoyed greatly, but on my last visit I was less impressed. We were part of a large group and were very well looked after by a great server - she was fantastic. I had scallops to start and these were acceptable, many of the group had soup and were happy with their selection. However,... More 

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

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about the tragedy that befell your steak. I, too, am a steak person and also choose medium rare every time and there are few things more disappointing than an overcooked steak. I'm am also sorry you felt you couldn't bring the issue up to your server. We strongly feel here that even the smallest... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I came to Le Papillon on a Saturday afternoon with my parents and fiance. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice interior and decor. Our server was very attentive and honest about what his favorite/not so favorite items on the menu were. I had the Croque Madame with fries, which was delicious, but not overly rich. The fries were above... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great location for downtown T. O . Lovely server ( Shauna ? ) Nice comfortable room . We felt that the wine pour by the glass was short . Crepe was rubbery and too thick , ( shrimp/ scallop sauce was too starchy --thick and floury ) Steak tartar was very sour tasting and wet . Food was disappointing and... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Le Papillon on Front. We always value feedback from our guests very very highly! Please allow me to address all of your concerns. First, I'm very happy you enjoyed your service from Shauna. She is an excellent worker and I'm not surprised you enjoyed her so! With... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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 - 50
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?