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L'Avenue Bistro

$$ - $$$
East York
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1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3B7, Canada
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Ontario
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We used the Groupon promotional dinner voucher on June 9, 2016, and were very pleased with all aspects of L'Avenue Bistro. It was our first time at this amazing restaurant, and won't be our last. We received top-notch service by a lovely waitress/server named Anna. She was friendly, efficient, and helpful with questions concerning the menu. My husband ordered the... More 

Thank Arleneeric
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491 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

L'Avenue was pretty full when some of the neighbouring restos with which it competes had lots of empty. It speaks well for their European bistro offering. This time, my guest felt her burger was way too salty (and I had to agree when I sampled her leavings) and my catalan seafood in broth seemed a bit overseasoned as well. But... More 

Thank Mark16
Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were very pleased with both the service and quality of the food. Because it was a Groupon, it was a Prix Fix menu, but choices were very good. I thoroughly enjoyed the beef bourguignon with the crispy fries. Escargots as the appetizer were to die for.

1 Thank fitmom1010
Courtice, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had the Catalan Seafood Stew and my wife had the Beef Bourguignon & frites. I can speak for the seafood stew finding it very nice. We shared a French Onion soup to start and finishing with the cheesecake all of which was delicious. The service was wonderful with our waiter like a mother hen making sure everything was fine.

1 Thank GSparkes
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

I am quite picky when it comes to restaurants and love trying new places so when I say this place is amazing, I truly mean it! We went to L'Avenue as suggested by one of our friends and I am so happy we did so: the food is very very good and the service doesn't disappoint either. I had the... More 

1 Thank Mahsa A
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Food was simply perfect. We started by some baked cheeses, so tasty, un régal. My choice was the Catalan seafood and it was simply delicious, friends had different choices, that were also delicious. For the quality of the food the pricing is fair. Our Waiter was very friendly, we feel that we were home. I didn't give a 5 stars... More 

Thank Rene1fr
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

My husband and I visited L'Avenue Bistro yesterday for our monthly date night. We thought it might be our last shot at trying French (our previous experience at other establishments was not good to say the least), but our faith was completely restored! We were greeted by a very friendly wait staff (Otto) and our drink and water order was... More 

1 Thank ShariandRob753
Toronto, Canada
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1,396 reviews
777 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 829 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We came during a snowy evening (on April 3!!) for a fairly elaborate friends-and-family dinner. Everything was very good, from the appetizers to dessert. I particularly liked my boeuf bourguignon. Definitely recommended.

2 Thank operalover939
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We reserved for Brunch on a Sunday and were treated to excellent food with service that was welcoming, direct, and sincere. Two chefs were busy at the back, producing familiar French cuisine with a personalized twist: hollandaise sauce without mustard; asparagus soup with sprouted peas; steak and poached eggs where the steak seasoning enhanced both the sirloin and the eggs.... More 

3 Thank PeterDYYZ
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Excellent French Bistro restaurant. Great Beef Bourguignon,Duck Comfit and steaks with frits. Food is very good, service is also good. Good wine selection, price is good as well.Dinner for 2 will come to about $ 75.00 per person with wine.Reservation recommended on the weekends.

1 Thank Miles334

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighborhood: East York
  • Phone Number: 416-485-1568

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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?

Staying in East York

Neighborhood Profile
East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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