Le Baratin

4.7
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309 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Enjoy a taste of France at Le Baratin, 1600 Dundas West, with a unique menu and an enchanting atmosphere. Escape the bustle of Toronto in the morning with the delight of a homemade croissant, or take an imaginary plane in the evening with the culinary experience of our French inspired menu.
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!
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DavidC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 13 March 2020

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.

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vipOmerR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great long standing French restaurant have been her on many different occasions always recommended

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you very much Omer for recommending Le Baratin to everyone in town. See you soon again.

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JocelynT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you very much Jocelyn for your lovely comment. So glad we made you and your family so happy during your visit.

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vipsophie99
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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........

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CherylH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parfait. My go-to French bistro. Merci mille fois!

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GillianA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 4 March 2020

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

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MaPs
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?..

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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.

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SusanP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Not pretentious. Lovely neighbourhood gathering spot. Feels like Paris. Low key and delicious. Perfect service. Efficient and friendly.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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!

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NatashaE
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, friendly neighbourhood restaurant

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you very much Natasha for your rating. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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!!!

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MarcS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little French restaurant, amazing food, great service. Would recommend without excitation.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Servers were very knowledgeable, kind and quick. A great night out.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you so much David. We hope to be able to offer you more great nights in the future at Le Baratin.

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DinoG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food was fresh and expertly prepared (not to mention delicious), service was friendly and attentive, ambience warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you Dino very much for your great review. We highly appreciate such comment. See you soon again.

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vijayk416
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a fabulous neighbourhood bistro. Everything done correctly and with deft skill. Recommended!

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you Vijayk for your lovely comment. We really appreciate. Hope to see you soon again.

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vipMomentsofIntimacy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Le Baratin
Responded on 8 March 2020

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.

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NathalieD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 :)

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, have been here for brunch a few times and it was great, but dinner was even better. Highly recommend.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you Alex. Great rating and your comment is "even better" See you soon again, for brunch or Dinner!

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ElisaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thanks for a nice dinner, look forward to returning another time.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you very much Elisa. Looking forward having you again, anytime soon!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak/frites and pate, terrific service that was attentive but not smothering. We hope to go back many times.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

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!

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Christopherb
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

Le Baratin
Responded on 31 January 2020

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

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KellyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you Kelly for your rating and very sweet comment. Can't wait to see you soon again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem!!! Food was perfectly prepared; excellent presentation!!

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you very much for you rating and "Great Short comment"! Couldn't make us more happy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best! Always a great moment at Le Baratin.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

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.

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JULIED
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIEUX!
Quel plaisir de retrouver de vraies saveurs dans un cadre agréable, avec un service chaleureux!

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Délicieux commentaire Julie. Merci beaucoup pour votre tres chaleureuse critique. En esperant vous voir bientot au Baratin. Santé!

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JadeW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely staff, lovely vibe. Our first time and we’ll be back!

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

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.

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vipKarinaA
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French cuisine and small family vibe dinning in the city !

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you so much Karina. Best customers too, with a great vibe in a great city!

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deborahc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always, authentic, and great quality and value. Tuesday night half price wine an added bonus.

Le Baratin
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you very much Deborah. "Delicious" comment, and always happy to have you for dinner. See you soon.

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AilsaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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FrancoiseK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

Le Baratin
Responded on 22 January 2020

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!

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BenoitV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, qualité de la nourriture excellente.

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ErikaW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely little French spot with good food and great service.

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Aime
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, service : Excellent!
As expected, as usual
Thank you guys!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing menu, great combinations and beautifully presented

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vipMrSuffren
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value French restaurant. Everything was great! Thank you for a fantastic experience. We will return regularly!

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Great
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NIdhiT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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fdcc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and refreshingly unpretentious staff & atmosphere. A neighbourhood gem!

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