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Le Papillon on Front

69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
+1 416-367-0303
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“crepes” (94 reviews)
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American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kudos to Papillon for holding up the French bistro banner downtown while adding excellent new twists. It's a very deep room but you can't tell with the bar cleverly placed in the middle. The downtown location on Front St. renders it perfect for theatre or...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant did not live up to its reviews. The ambiance is charming and our waitress was friendly and helpful but the food itself was not as good as expected. My salmon was rather bland and the red wine was served at an unpleasantly warm...More

Thank NoFixedPlans
Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, I'm really sorry to hear you were underwhelmed by our food during your visit. I understand one can think that we merely survive on tourists and may not be as concerned about the quality of food going out as long as the seats...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Le Papillon on Front exceeded our expectations. The food along with the exceptional service from the lovely Diana and the team made our wedding anniversary dinner as special as our wedding day meal. We could not pick one appetizer and main so we shared many...More

Thank Tripesuttis
Sean G, General Manager at Le Papillon on Front, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! I must say hearing this review has an ear to ear smile on my face. It brings great pleasure to hear when we can make such an important occasion special for our guests. I will be sharing your review with Diana as well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So friendly and fast service , with super food and spacious tables , a must try .This wont disappoint you ?

Thank Edwin53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The maitre-d welcomed us as we were perusing the menu outside. The ambiance, atmosphere and overall fun vibe were the highlights of our visit. The food (crepes, sandwiches, eggs benedict) were ok but not outstanding. But overall, it was a great time and we were...More

Thank ninaslcpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a wonderful menu and fabulous cocktails. Our waiter was perfect. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Three of us enjoyed every bite of our meal from our onion soup to our shared desserts. Highly recommend.

Thank maryc0301
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been years since I set foot in Le Papillon....in fact I went to their old location expecting to find them there. Happy I found their new location on Front Street. I was not disappointed. The new (to me) location is nicely laid out...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great family dinner here recently. The French Onion Soup-they could not improve on their old recipe!! The crepe was a full meal in itself and delicious. The pork dinner plate was picturesque and as I dug into it, very satisfying. Two deserts...More

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to celebrate my 18th birthday in this wonderful restaurant many moons ago and was very happy to be spending another this past Friday with family and friends. Our waiter Alex made the evening so very special for all of us, but...More

Thank 974leannac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not our first time but it does not disappoint every single time!!! Food is scrumptious! I, for one, love the tuna tartare to start! Amazingly scrumptious! The creme brûlée is enough for two. Alex, assigned to our table was very entertaining and made our evening...More

Thank LADYBUG2012
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to make a reservation for my husband and I for our anniversary and wondered if there was a particular table location that you would recommend (that is well placed and romantic)? Thank you.
28 March 2017|
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Response from Sean G | 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
Do you supply booster seats
29 July 2016|
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Response from Sean G | Property representative |
Well I know this is coming quite late but yes we have both booster seats and high chairs! Apologies, we didn't get notifications for questions until now!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$46
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-367-0303
  • E-mail
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.
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