Food prepared at Le Baratin is indeed classic with a modern twist. Classic in a sense of ‘old school’: our sauces are all made in-house, with a veal-based stock. These days, that is very rare. Jean likes the good old way of preparing food - truly, the proper way! Moreover, there is not a bistro in France that doesn’t serve at least 2 out of the 3 desserts we offer: Tarte Tatin, Mousse au Chocolat, and Creme Caramel.
For lunch, the Croque Monsieur is a must-have. French peasant, or street food, is uniquely reinvented here.
Our wine list is mid-priced and extensively curated from France; we offer the best value for the best price. Or, try any of our other cocktails!
Incredible meal with 5 other people. Service was prompt (they actually called us about an hour before our reservation to say that we could come anytime). Our server was fantastic (light hearted, knowledgeable, passionate) and the food was amazing. Everyone had a great time.
Thank you so much David for the rating and your very enthusiastic comment. Great time it's what we all strive for. Hope to see you again soon.
Great long standing French restaurant have been her on many different occasions always recommended
Thank you very much Omer for recommending Le Baratin to everyone in town. See you soon again.
I would recommend La Baratin to my family and friends. The place feels homey, cozy and welcoming. The food was delightful. Risotto aux champignons was exceptionally rich in flavour. Mousse au chocolat and Poire vigneronne were great dessert options. The service was well-timed and friendly.
Thank you very much Jocelyn for your lovely comment. So glad we made you and your family so happy during your visit.
We were a group of 6 (French) people. For 2 of us it was our second time in this restaurant. The food was really good, the waiter really nice. When the bill comes, the service was already included (18%) so when we split to pay by card, 2 couples out of 3 did not include the tip. The 3rd couple did not realize it was already included. When the manager got the 3rd and last card paid with no tip included, he told us in a nasty way that the service was not included and left obviously upset. So we went back to him with the bill where it says « gratuity 18%» and the attached amount. He apologized and said his staff usually include the tips for French people who apparently never tip... In the end we left a total tip of ~27% as again a couple forgot it was included....
It’s been 10 years we’ve been living in Toronto, always tipping service as everyone is expected to do. Sad we have to experience such a discrimination in a French restaurant. I’m sure the experience would have been different if we were a group obviously speaking in English........
Parfait. My go-to French bistro. Merci mille fois!
Went with my husband for date night...it was great. The right amount of noise and intimacy. Went again with friends. The food was still delectable and even though it was a different reason, it felt just as intimate. Yet loud enough for us to laugh our heads off and not disturb other diners. It's a perfect night out.
Thank you Gillian for your lovely comment. The ambiance of the restaurant is made mainly by customers like you. So come back anytime and have fun. C'est la vie!
Very good French restaurant, either you're French, and that's your "home away from home", either you're not French, and this is where you'll discover some parts of the French culture.
We got together with friends whom we hadn’t seen for some time and chose Le Baratin based on reviews. The service was welcoming and friendly and as they weren’t full we weren’t pressured to leave at the 2 hour mark per their website. But the service was ultimately inattentive. We had to pour our own wine after the first pour and would have had another bottle if asked. We weren’t approached to see how things were going or if we needed anything, like pepper, dishes were removed as each person finished rather than all at once after the last person was done. I had the sweetbreads special which had a wonderful sauce with fresh mushrooms but the sweetbreads themselves were woefully overcooked so the dish was a disappointment. The mushroom risotto was unremarkable - made with dried assorted mushrooms which were very nice but there are lots of fresh mushrooms available that would have improved the dish. The others said they enjoyed their selections.
Dear Garth Jopling, Sorry to hear you didn't really enjoy your experience at Le Baratin. We just hope you'll give us another chance. As a bistro, service is "no-fuss" and casual. But to clarify any misunderstanding, we do not use dry mushrooms in our risotto but only fresh shiitake/oyster/cremini mushrooms; we do not offer pepper, as there is a red pepper mill at the center on every table (bistro style) and we definitely think that clearing an empty plate is the right way to proceed for service
Loved every minute of it...the food was exquisitely made and served...delicious beyond my expectations...only small item, and I wouldn't know how to fix it was that when anyone walked in, it was a blast of wintery air every time...they have tried to minimize it, but hmmm, maybe a second curtain?..
Thank you so much Ma.. for your lovely comment - and rating of course! So glad to hear that we did that night a little bit "special" for you. Regarding the blast of cold air, we're aware and try to find a perennial solution ... for the next season. Sorry for that inconvenience, and hope to see you soon again.
Loved this place. Not pretentious. Lovely neighbourhood gathering spot. Feels like Paris. Low key and delicious. Perfect service. Efficient and friendly.
Thank you so much Susan for you brief but touching comment. You just nailed it: unpretentious , low key, delicious! All the good ingredients for a "friendly" recipe!
Delicious food, excellent service, friendly neighbourhood restaurant
Thank you very much Natasha for your rating. See you soon!
Food was amazing. We had this delicious mussel dish, and then our mains (arctic char and risotto) which were also really good.
Love the staff, they’re always very friendly and helpful.
And the ambiance is always great. Cute setting, and pretty romantic with the dimmed lights in the evening.
I usually give 4 stars and suggest something to improve on. But here, I can’t think of anything to improve on sorry guys haha. 5 stars.
Thank you so much for your rating and great comment. "delicious", "friendly", "amazing", "romantic" ohlala! No need to say more; this is enough to keep us happy for a while. We hope to see you again, so you can check if our work is up to par!
A corner of France in Toronto!
This place reminded us so much of our dinners in France: small, cozy, authentic and so very tasty...
The duck and fish were delicious, and the chocolate cake to die for! Service had the perfect balance between intimacy and attention, and the BYOB was a great feature we appreciated.
Yes: we absolutely loved it!!!
Thank you so much Caroline for your rating and lovely comment. It seems we got it right for any occasion! We really appreciate such comment, which help us to keep going; Yes: we absolutely love this!!!
Great little French restaurant, amazing food, great service. Would recommend without excitation.
Thank you so much Marc for your short but right to the point comment. All we can say is : Thank you again and hope you'll be back soon.
Food was delicious. Servers were very knowledgeable, kind and quick. A great night out.
Thank you so much David. We hope to be able to offer you more great nights in the future at Le Baratin.
Excellent dining experience. Food was fresh and expertly prepared (not to mention delicious), service was friendly and attentive, ambience warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Thank you Dino very much for your great review. We highly appreciate such comment. See you soon again.
This is a fabulous neighbourhood bistro. Everything done correctly and with deft skill. Recommended!
Thank you Vijayk for your lovely comment. We really appreciate. Hope to see you soon again.
This is one of the best restaurants in the city hands down. Every time I come back, I try something new and I am pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend the risotto, steak frites, and duck. They have really delicious cocktails and a great wine selection. If you have a gluten allergy like I do, there are plenty of great options as well. There service is always great, with wonderful suggestions. The only thing that would make this place better would be to put the beef tartar on the menu permanently! It was amazing. Keep up the great work guys. I'll be back!
Thank you so much for the 5 x 5 you gave us. This make us very happy and proud also. We'll try to have the Tartare more often as a daily Special. And so happy to have you back anytime MI. Cheers.
Always love the place, the food and the service the only issue is the temperature inside but the delicious food make you forget about it :)
Delicious food, great service, have been here for brunch a few times and it was great, but dinner was even better. Highly recommend.
Thank you Alex. Great rating and your comment is "even better" See you soon again, for brunch or Dinner!
Thanks for a nice dinner, look forward to returning another time.
Thank you very much Elisa. Looking forward having you again, anytime soon!
Excellent steak/frites and pate, terrific service that was attentive but not smothering. We hope to go back many times.
Great rating and even greater comment. Thank you so much John. Hope to see you again, as many times as you feel like it; we'll be there!
Amazing little gem of a place food was realy realy good. The only thing I wasnt happy with was when I went to pull up the car outside as it was realy cold and my girlfriend was waiting inside the server asked my girlfriend for her number bit disrespectful to be honest . But amazing restaurant and food overall
Thank you very much Christopher for your rating and comment. We're just a little bit surprised regarding the Phone number request. There are only two male servers on the floor Amon and myself (Pascal - owner). Yes indeed it's quite disrespectful and totally inappropriate to ask private phone number in such circumstances. But on that night (26) none of us ask your girlfriend her phone number and we'd be more than happy to talk about this over the phone if you want to contact us. Kindly. Pascal
A lovely spot for exquisite French food. Cozy atmosphere, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Can’t wait to return for more. Will absolutely recommend to anyone!
Thank you Kelly for your rating and very sweet comment. Can't wait to see you soon again.
Great little gem!!! Food was perfectly prepared; excellent presentation!!
Thank you very much for you rating and "Great Short comment"! Couldn't make us more happy.
The best of the best! Always a great moment at Le Baratin.
OMG! Overwhelming! it's way beyond our aspiration, but we'll take it; and always a great moment for us too when reading such a comment.
Quel plaisir de retrouver de vraies saveurs dans un cadre agréable, avec un service chaleureux!
Délicieux commentaire Julie. Merci beaucoup pour votre tres chaleureuse critique. En esperant vous voir bientot au Baratin. Santé!
Wonderful food, lovely staff, lovely vibe. Our first time and we’ll be back!
Thank you so much Jade for this "wonderful & lovely" comment! hopefully there'll be many more times you'll be able to enjoy our food.
Best French cuisine and small family vibe dinning in the city !
Thank you so much Karina. Best customers too, with a great vibe in a great city!
Delicious as always, authentic, and great quality and value. Tuesday night half price wine an added bonus.
Thank you very much Deborah. "Delicious" comment, and always happy to have you for dinner. See you soon.
One of my favourite places in Toronto. Food is always delicious, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is unpretentious and welcoming. Le Baratin is a gem!
the quantity of food is really small. We both had a steak and frites and if we hadn't ordered an appetizer,we would have been left hungry after the meal. The dessert selection wasn't great.
My husband had to have a snack before going to bed.
Hello Francoise, Sorry to hear that your dinner wasn't fully satisfying; but we're surprised by your comment as we've served over 7000 steak-frites since the opening in 2016, and never had this kind of comment! We do serve 7oz (or 170gr.) chucktail steak which is standard in French bistro. If you're used to Steak house then it's different; $59 16oz Rib Eye (Barberian), $52 10oz N.Y. Strip (Hys) or 6oz Steak (The Keg) but not for $25! So we'll stick to what our Patrons enjoy so far!
Excellent service, qualité de la nourriture excellente.
A lovely little French spot with good food and great service.
Food, atmosphere, service : Excellent!
As expected, as usual
Thank you guys!
Beautiful place, amazing menu, great combinations and beautifully presented
Excellent value French restaurant. Everything was great! Thank you for a fantastic experience. We will return regularly!
Very good food. Not too expensive. Unusual wines. Great desserts. Friendly staff. That defines a great place for an evening out to me. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Our second New Year's Eve dinner at Le Baratin with our good friends - and once again we were absolutely delighted with the menu variety and the delicious flavours. We will be back for our third on the eve of 2021
Excellent meal and refreshingly unpretentious staff & atmosphere. A neighbourhood gem!
Le Baratin is rated 4.7 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.
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