La Banane

4.7
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816 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
Beyond the yellow door, guests enter a space where the past and future mingle. Hallmarks of classic bistro style – a long marble bar, white linens and crystal stemware are mixed with contemporary art, bold colour and an eclectic soundtrack of funk, Motown and disco. Chef Brandon Olsen's cuisine features an extensive raw bar and French classics, executed in a modern style. Our wine list is also primarily French, with some Ontario selections.

We look forward to welcoming you to La Banane.
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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It took forever to get our food. The service was pretentious although with a smile.
My sirloin steak was tough.

E
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really a great experience overall. Food was great, and cocktails were world class. I think the prices were maybe a little higher than I'd expect for the overall menu/execution, but the service definitely made the case for any "difference" in expectations.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend

TT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but really delicious. Tasting menu was great.

O
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They should get a nicer floor. It looks like the men’s washroom at the bus station,

J
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Although my husband and I had a pleasant meal and the service and food were good, the value was not. We shared two bottles of their lowest priced wine, a shared appetizer, two mains and a shared side and the total bill came to an astonishing $560! We've enjoyed other luxury restaurants in Toronto for that price tag but it's further justified by an elevated culinary experience, fine dining atmosphere and top-rated in Toronto. For this price tag, this restaurant on Ossington does not compare and I can't justify the pricing.

B
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience across the board. Our service at the bar was exceptional, and the wine Chris recommended was fantastic. Seafood tower and basque cake were top notch

JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal! Chris and the team did amazing....ribeye one of the best in the city! Highly recommend the whole fish too. Looking forward to next visit

AL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food really stands out here. Although it is not inexpensive - but it was memorable. We had the rib steak - amazing! Perfectly cooked, seasoned - perfect texture. The eurobass was amazing - cooked in the pastry makes the meat so succulent!! The lemon tart was also delicious. The meal took awhile - it was a busy Saturday night and our 3 course meal took 3 hours. So keep that in mind. But I would go back!

DY
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding coupled with gracious and courteous staff, could not ask for a better evening. Noise level was perfect not to loud just enough where you could have conversation at the table and hear

J
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate at the bar and it was spectacular... Great bartender, cool dude, knowledgeable and good guy. Wonderful food and just a great vibe overall. We live nearby and for some reason had not been by in a while but will be back soon. Killer.

b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and staff were excellent. I really can’t find a thing to complain about.

GS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary, nothing mentioned even thou our waitress was told. The food was good, the service average. Our waitress seemed pre occupied with other tables the wjole night. We had two bottles of wine, she managed to get back once to refill our glasses. At the end of our dinner after declining desert we never saw her again. We had to ask a bus boy for our bill whonwas nice enough to bring it and the machine to pay
So for the dollar value you pay to enjoy a good night out combined with average service i would try somewhere else next time . Hence a 3 rating.

MP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place, fantastic food. The last time was a bit too noisy, though. I could barely hear my wife across the table. Maybe it was the people around us, but kind of ruined the experience a bit.

JC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific Food, great service...super upscale atmosphere. Look forward to going back

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was ok. Waiter was just ok. Not engaging at all. No positive lasting impression. Sommelier (from Santa Barbara) was very good and engaging. Had alerted restaurant of special Birthday of my friend. Don’t feel they made her feel special in any way.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything! Will keep coming back

m
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent venue with a fine dining experience with very little pretention. Our server was very friendly, down to earth and attentive throughout the night while also making us laugh. The food delivered on all its promises with quality of presentation and taste. I allowed myself to try the sweetbreads, and they did not disappoint. Also splurged on the Ziggy Egg, which delighted the senses. An amazing experience.

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was brilliant beginning to end and all around! Thank you for such a wonderful experience

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing meal and time. Highly recommend the duck. Tartare was merely ok. The desserts were spectacular. Will definitely come back.

S
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time dinning at La Banane was as memorable as the first time! The Eurobass en croûte is delectable and a visual masterpiece. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One word - amazing!

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DV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you have great friends together, you are on vacation, the service staff is accommodating and the atmosphere is super funky , how can you not have a fabulous time.

LL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service we're all impeccable. It was a return visit and we loved even more than the first time.

MX
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. Everyone was pleasant and would highly recommend.

JF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Amazing service, amazing food, great ambiance. Highly recommend!!!

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, Excellent Food & Wine List. Perfect date night. We will be back again soon.

WP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great French restaurant, but made some simple errors which could have easily been forgiving if strictly an eatery, but when presenting a s fine dining french restaurant there's another standard.

b
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in an excellent venue. Must do Toronto!

WH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a nice meal. I was not impressed with my peach and tomato salad. I would have chosen a different dressing and burrata instead parmesan.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been twice now and I love it. Love the dark cozy atmosphere, the food and the people are very polite and friendly.

FL
44 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Banane continues to be an outstanding destination for excellent French cuisine, with some innovative twists, and a great Raw Bar.
Beautiful decor, excellent professional but still friendly service.
Highly recommended.

a
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

NI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Seafood platters to die for! Branzino is the best!

MJ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks again for making our night really special! Everything was spot on. The food is absolutely incredible and the service was perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food, a little noisy. For seafood lovers, many raw bar selections. Fried chicken, sea bass and veal were superb. Creamed corn was yummy, the potatoes were bland and lacked texture. (Skip them)

EL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food....excellent service. The oyster bar was outstanding.

RR
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Banane never disappoints. The food and service is very hard to say a negative word about.
The menu offers something for everyone with a fantastic raw bar as well

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Friendly attentive staff and high quality food.

K
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as usual!

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