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Le Papillon on Front

#81 of 6,600 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
+1 416-367-0303
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Monday
Closed
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
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Los Angeles
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182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many restaurants try too hard, Le Papillon sets out to prepare a short list of well-known cafe dishes very well, and to present them in an informal, almost entirely outdoor setting. We had Onion soup, a house wine, a salad special, and a sandwich. Each was simple, and excellent, fairly priced with a knowledgeable wait staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for Summerlicious the other night for our anniversary. He had the hen and I had the lamb. My meal was excellent, the meat delicate and perfectly cooked, came off the bone very easily. His hen was very good as well, with delicious orange sauce. To make our experience really special, we got complimentary glasses of... More 

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solihull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Lawrence Market.interesting place ,but we wanted a quiet place to have lunch Various options around ,but we chose this place ,as they have tables outside ,but a very big restaurant ,cool and chic inside Very nice staff,had good beer and good French Sauvignon Blanc They had a 3 course lunch menu for 18 $ that is really good... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We has reservations for a group of 20, and at the end of the evening I heard nothing but compliments on the food, drinks, service and decor from everyone in attendance. Everyone ordered from the menu, and I was surprised at how quickly the kitchen was able to get on top of the orders, and deliver such great dishes without... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good. The tuna tartare is plenty for two. The crepes are an unusual presentation not rolled but square. The crepes Veronique and de la mer are tasty. For desert the creme brûlée is delicious and enough to share. I would recommend the Rodney Strong Chardonnay as a complement to the above. Out waitress Shauna was attentive... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I had a TravelZoo voucher that entitled us to 1 Appetizer, 1 soup/salad, 2 entrees/mains. 2 desserts and 2 martinis. We had the French Martini (vodka, chamborad liqeur, lime & pineapple juice) and they were to die for. I had the escargot and my wife had the French onion soup, Both were delicious. For the main we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Visiting Toronto for the first time from Scotland. Came across the restaurant by chance and the menu appealed. How fortunate. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the atmosphere friendly and attentive. It was so good we went for a second time the following evening. Don't think you can get too much of a good thing when it comes... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

THE BAD: I ordered the filet mignon and it resembled meat purchased from discount grocery, was cooked to medium inside which I ordered, but burnt outside, overpowered with peppercorns and gravy to hide the mess. I was very disappointed with the meat to the point I could not finish it. Roasted potatoes overcooked, roasted beets were a treat. Waiter brought... More 

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

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your recent experience with us here. I have spoken with the server that took care of you and I would very much like to clear up some of these issues regarding your visit. First I would like to say that after speaking with your server I was informed that you did not mention any... More 

Pickering, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Our server, Kristin, was knowledgable,personable and attentive. The meals were well prepared,presented and delicious; among the best we've had. The ambience was delightful and made for a truly memorable experience

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great service, fantastic mussels - In Toronto on business and asked the bartender at the Royal York for a recommendation and he sent us to Le Papillon. We were not disappointed. The waiter was very accommodating - recommended the mussels which were excellent and we both had the lamb which was also quite good. A nice small restaurant - relaxing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $46
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-367-0303
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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Downtown
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