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Le Papillon on Front

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014, 2016, 2018 Winner

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Salade de Saumon
House marinated salmon with fingerling potatoes topped with a shallot vinaigrette
Trio de Terrines Maison
Our three house pates: Terrine de Campagne, Duck Rillettes, Paté de foie de Volaille
Huitres Fraiches
Six fresh oysters with a Mignonette Vinaigrette (when available)
Escargots en Croute
Escargots Bourgogne‏ with a garlic parsley butter served in a vol au vent croustini
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
American, French, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I used to really enjoy this restaurant, but my visit yesterday was so disappointing. The ambience is great, the service was fine, but the food.- it just didn't make the grade. Four of us all remarked on how bland the food was. The onion soup...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favourite spots. The food is bang on and offers gluten free and dairy free if you need those dietary options. We have always had amazing service and truly enjoy the chef creations. Their salad is always fresh and tasty. Highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CherylMil13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a shame to see a long established restaurant like Le Papillon losing sight of its original raison d'être as a creperie. Truth to tell ( and that is what reviews are for ) it pains me to say that what passes for crepes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lakesider75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed with the food. The place is very attractive, with its high ceiling and old wood panelling. We sat near the window on a sunny day. A nice table. We ordered the asparagus crêpe and the salmon crêpe. My friend asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Monique F F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great location, very good food and friendly service; can be pricey although very often groupon or deals are available

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank silvaboys
Reviewed October 25, 2018

First time here and I really enjoyed myself. The place is a lot bigger than I expected! The restaurant was full when I arrived, which I took as a good sign that people really like this place. The server was fantastic!!!! She was really knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dt_inthecity
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This place was very nice. Nothing fancy. Very good french restaurant. Nothing fancy but good and the service was excellent, which is a lot to say nowadays. We would recommend it to anybody. I would go back anytime.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jenny P
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We have been to le Papillon a number of times in the last two years, most recently in September 2018, and the menu consistently offers delicious food nicely presented. The service is friendly and attentive. The tourtiere is excellent, the Brie and the terrine for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andre J
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening meal in this restaurant. The menu was very french and good. The staff were friendly. We would return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris E
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A huge thank you to Zofia !! Aways, a great meal and exceptional service. Thank you. The Tins steaks were great, and the rack of lamb .....😘

Date of visit: August 2018
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December 5, 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Right across the street, there is an underground parking lot. Access is from Church Street.
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Tripesuttis | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Le Papillon O | Property representative |
Hi there! If you would email us your information for a reservation to lepapillononfront@gmail,com I will enter the reservation and we will do our very best to get you a lovely romantic table for your anniversary! Thanks for... More
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