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“Great food and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodega

La Bodega
30 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L3, Canada (China Town)
+1 416-977-1287
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Ranked #617 of 6,995 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $33
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: China Town
Cross street: Between Beverly St and McCaul St
Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went there quite a long time ago for Winterlicious, there's some mis-communication on the reservation thus we didn't get our table right a way, we were being seated and treated at the bar area for a few drinks, after around 40 mins (it was a nice 40 mins of chatting over free drinks), our table was ready, we had a party of 6 people, it was already great that they still managed to fit us in. The dinner was awesome with good price (it's Winterlicious!), the owner of the restaurant came up to us when we paid our bill, and gave us a $100 coupon due to the mis-communication on reservation. It was out of our surprise as we have never expected that. We went there again for lunch sometimes later in the Summer, and myself went again with another friend for Winterlicious again last year. They seriously have great french cuisine, great wine and great service. I would recommended La Bodega to everybody!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great lunch and hospitable service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

On our trip to AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) we opted for a quick lunch at one of the many eating establishments on Baldwin, just north of Bloor. What a pleasant surprise to find La Bodega! We were greeted hospitably and sat by a warming fire - nice because it was cold and wet outside. The prix fixe menu had lots of choices for the ladies I was with and they were generous with their compliments. I went for the a la carte menu: soup and whitefish filet which did not dissappoint. The waiter was very patient to check with the chef on a couple of food sensitivity issues. The food was delicious all around and we have all decided to return soon for dinner.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“delightful dinner and friendly setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were a party of four, each had a different main course and each was exceptional. I found the service, food and setting just delightful.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“A long overdue review!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Whether it's a trip into Toronto for a show, the Opera or just to shop, nibble and browse St Lawrence or Kensington Markets we invariably return to one of a few favorite restaurants and Bodega is one of them.

This past October after an afternoon of Die Fledermaus at the Canadian Opera Company we had dinner at Bodega, memorable enough that although I cannot recall the wine pairings, my wife started with the Vine Ripe Tomato Salad and I the Crab Cakes. Our main course selections were the rainbow trout and white fish respectively while desserts were the chocolate flourless cake and a creme brule.

We have enjoyed dined there three times in the past two years and only wish the menu was a little less resistant to change!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cobourg, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A good French lunch at a reasonable prix fix price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Three of us enjoyed a very pleasurable outdoor French lunch on the patio at Bodega on Baldwin Street. The food was very tasty and the service good. My lamb chops were beautifully pink and the berry tarts delicious My only complaint was the wasps but then at this time of year it goes with the territory.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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