Super recommend trying Lapinou! The food was fantastic, and the service was great. We’ll definitely be back.
vine list too expensive
Excellent food and service in a comfortably energetic, elegant setting. Great for casual dining or celebratory occasions.
This new generation of king west restaurants sets the bar high. The food was perfectly portioned, prepared and a much needed take on modern French.
The service was timely, friendly and knowledgeable.
Easily accessed by parking garages off of King and Bathurst to the south and west (for those of us still driving down King Street).
Thanks for an oustanding dinner, Lapinou!
Nice and cosy, this is perfect for a romantic evening. Gnocchi was fabulous, and cocktails were well done.
This is an amazing restaurant. Food is delicious, design is beautiful, and staff are excellent. Definitely going back!
Food was amazing as always. Great place for special occasions.
Hello! Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself again! Looking forward to your next visit, Lauren Hall General manager
My entre was served warm and the lamb was dry and too rich.
Delicious prix fixe menu on a Sunday evening. Service was great and food was delicious!
Hi Christa, Thank you for joining us for our prix fixe Sunday! Happy to you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
First time at Lapinou. The quality of the food was terrific. The decor is very nice. Server was excellent. However, the value was average at best. Portion sizes were small (including wine amounts). We likely will not return based on the smaller portions and the pricing.
Hi Robert, Thank you for your visit to Lapinou! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service! Our chef works very hard to source the best ingredients for our dishes. The high quality premium cuts of meat, fish, dairy and produce, inform our menu pricing and portion sizes. I have passed on your sentiments to our chef, and we will be working hard to offer better value. Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Our Server Luke was very friendly and knowledgeable on the menu. It was our first time so he gave us all the information we needed when we were ordering apps, Mains and desserts.
Portion sizes were good, not too tiny but not large so it is a good place to try a few things. For 2 people we had 4 apps, 2 mains, 1 side and 2 desserts. The food was really amazing. I would definitely go back and recommend trying it.
Ambience was perfect with a cosy and warm atmosphere.
Hello! Thank you for the kind words! I have passed on the sentiments to Luke! Hope to see you in soon! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Amazing food and wonderful service. A true gem!
Thank you kindly for the lovely words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Niall McCotter
Brunch was delightful! Lauren and the whole team were great. It was our first time here, and we really liked the style of the menu. The short rib was incredible and we loved the bread/butter/preserve situation. Will absolutely be back again, and have some 1/2 price wines!
Hi Victoria, It was a pleasure to host you and Kat on Sunday! I will pass on the kind words to our team! Looking forward to hosting you again! Best, Lauren
The food was delicious. The service was uneven - our waitress didnt know what a london fog was. She was so heavy handed when she was setting down our plates. Finally, she brought out the drinks menu as the desserts menu. Additional training for the one staff may be required.
Hello! Thank you for joining us for brunch this past weekend. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food! Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for our brief chat at the restaurant on Sunday. I have addressed these issues with the staff member and will be working hard with the team to improve! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Exceptional experience! We celebrated a milestone over brunch and absolutely loved it - spectacular service and atmosphere!
Hello! It was an absolute pleasure having you and Brandon in to celebrate your 4 year anniversary! Happy to hear you enjoyed everything! And hope to see you back! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Service was warm, friendly, and efficient. A very nicely curated cocktail list, and a fantastic selection of French wines. Appetizers were all outstanding - interesting flavours, beautifully presented, and fresh. The gnocchi was likewise delicious, and the special on the night we visited, a Wagyu strip with black truffles and a truffle jus, was good but not necessarily worth the price. A side of braised kale was also just ok.
We'll be back for more of the really nice small dishes, and to try the chicken or trout.
Hello! Thanks for joining us at Lapinou and for the kind words! I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy the wagyu, our Chantecler chicken and trout are definitely worth a return visit! Looking forward to hosting you soon, Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
In all honesty, I never write reviews about my dining experience at restaurants.
My gf and I were celebrating our anniversary. She had a glass of Wine and I had a cocktail which were fine.
The Fogo crab was great.
She had the beef tenderloin which she did not like and came out cold. Aside from the small portion size.
I had the duck breast which tasted off and was chewy. I did not enjoy it at all. We both left unsatisfied to be honest.
Hello Wassim, Thank you for visiting the restaurant and taking the time to review us. I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your the beef and duck breast..and incredibly disappointed to learn you left the restaurant unsatisfied. I have passed the comments on to our culinary team to be addressed immediately. I would love to have you back in the restaurant, should you desire, and will ensure that next time is absolutely perfect! Best Wishes, Lauren Hall General Manager
Bartender was fantastic - new exactly what to make for us based on taste/preferences. Great guy.
Hello! Thanks so much, we think so too! I will pass on the sentiments! Looking forward to hosting you again, Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Superb food. Really really great food. Drink service was slow, and they brought me the wrong drink. But the food was SO fantastic.
Hello Aida, Thank you for the kind review, we also think the food is fantastic! I have passed your sentiments on to our culinary team. I'm sorry to hear about the slow drink service, and have addressed this with the team! Hope to have you back in soon with the promise that drinks will come out in a much more timely manner, Regards, Lauren Hall General Manager
Stylized. Smart casual. Relaxing.
Another great Sunday brunch visit. This gem and the gems within make eating out enjoyable. Consistent personable service and delectable food and wine will always bring me back. Lauren and team are getting it more than right. Thx again gang!
Hi Michael! As always, it's such a pleasure hosting you at Lapinou! Thank you for the kind words, and hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
The atmosphere is great. The food was better then expected and the wine was excellent.
We had an amazing time at Lapinou. Service was excellent, food was delish, atmosphere was on point.
Server was excellent
Hi Tania! Thanks for joining us at Lapinou and for the great review! Glad to hear you loved the service while you were here, hope to see you soon! Thanks, Lauren General Manager
Great food, and amazing service. The entire staff from the host to server to manager were so kind, an anomaly in Toronto and I go out for dinner often!
Hello! What kind words! Thank you so much for visiting us, will pass this off to the rest of the team! Hope to host you again soon, Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
Amazing experience overall! We loved the food and the waiter was knowledgeable and fun! Can’t wait to go back!!
Hello! Thanks for joining us at Lapinou and for the kind words! We'd love to see you back in soon! Best regards, Lauren Hall General Manager
A gem! Perfectly executed menu, fantastic service (Thank you, Tara!) and beautiful space. All in all, a great evening. Will be back soon!
Thank you so much for the kind words! We will pass on the love to the entire team and to Tara. We adore her too. Best, Niall McCotter
Great ambience and food. Amazing value for brunch for sure!
Thank you so much for the kind words. We agree - Brunch is so much fun! Who doesn't love half-price wine? Best, Niall McCotter Director of Operations
One of the best restaurants in Toronto that I have been to in a long time. Everything we ate was amazing, great wine selection and even better service.
We had a great night here, I would highly recommend and looking forward to coming back soon.
Great Job Lapinou!
Wow! That is so flattering and appreciated. I shall pass the love on to the entire team. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Niall McCotter Director of Operations
Stelllar food, great service and lovely space. One of the best meals I’ve had in the last 6 months. Highly recommend.
We blush! That is so kind of you to say. We do hope to see you again soon. Best, Niall McCotter Director of Operations
Everything we had was delicious!
Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to join us and to say such kind things. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Best, Niall McCotter Director of Operations
We've been to Lapinou 3 times and we love it. Great menu, service and ambiance. Very interesting food choices.
The pleasure was entirely ours! Thank you AGAIN for joining us and for your continued support. We appreciate it so very much. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Niall McCotter Director of Operations
Cross between a French Bistro and lounge. Service was excellent! Food was an interesting twist on standard bistro fare.
Hello! Thank you for joining us at Lapinou and for the kind words! Happy to hear you enjoyed you time here! We look forward to hosting you again soon, All the best, Lauren Hall General Manager
We had an absolutely lovely night at Lapinou on New Year's Eve. All of the staff were engaged and delightful. Brooke, in particular, was one of the highlights of our evening. The food was spectacular- highly recommend the foie gras (I'm still thinking about it). Wine options provided by their sommelier were also very helpful. I believe Lapinou is a relatively new restaurant but I believe they have quite a bright future ahead. Hope to return there soon.
Hi Carolyn! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed New Year's Eve at Lapinou! What a wonderful night! Thank you for your kind words, we have shared the compliments with the team! Hope to see you back in soon.. we will be ready with our foie gras parfait for you! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager & Sommelier
I just love this place. The decor is a mix between an industrial loft and refined French restaurant. The service is outstanding — personalized, friendly, and they’re fabulous with dietary needs. Niall, Lauren and Alex took wonderful care of us. Every morsel of food is delicious. Have I mentioned that the wine list and selection of champagne are to die for? On NYE we had a champagne flight, complete with tasting notes. Such fun! They also had a live brass band, and the energy was incredible. Félicitations Lapinou!
Hello! Thanks so much for joining us last night for our First New Year's Bash! So happy you loved the Champagne Flight- those are 3 of my absolute favourites! Hope to see you back in the New Year! All the best in 2020, Lauren Hall General Manager & Sommelier
The food was very delicious but the portion sizes were very small. We ended up eating somewhere else 2 hours later. The service was excellent and the ambiance was good.
Brunch was amazing! Enjoyed everything so much. And service was outstanding
Hello! Happy you loved brunch as much as we do! We would love to host you for dinner soon! All the best, Lauren Hall General Manager
Went for Sunday brunch and it was probably the best meal I’ve had in Toronto this year. Love the ambience, the staff was attentive and made excellent recommendations. I would totally recommend Lapinou and want to hold my 50th birthday dinner here!!
Hello Nicole! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you on Sunday and chatting about your adventures in France! We would be happy to host you for your 50th! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, Sincerely, Lauren Hall
The food was outstanding! Each plate fresh and carefully crafted with unique flavour pairings. Really enjoyed the brunch menu where we got a taste of a variety of creative appetizers, in addition to selecting our dish. Portions were just-right - we ended the meal comfortably, not hungry nor bloated. The ambiance was like being in a modern french restaurant, that you can get in the heart of downtown Toronto - would definitely like to go again to try the dinner menu.
Hi Bilbo! We are so happy to hear you loved brunch- it's definitely my favourite meal of the week! We would love to have you back in for dinner soon! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager
The perfect spot for a night out with friends. We were incredibly impressed with the level of personalized service provided by Niall and the rest of the team. Wonderful food, inspired cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere made our 6-man reunion one we’ll remember for a long time. We will definitely be returning!
Hello! Thanks for visiting us and for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you loved your time here, and looking forward to having you back in soon! Sincerely, Lauren Hall General Manager