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Olde Towne Bistro & Oyster Bar

36 Wellington St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C7, Canada
+1 416-504-9990
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
20 Aug 2015
“No longer exists at this location”
8 Feb 2014
“For the food and the atmosphere”
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
36 Wellington St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C7, Canada
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We tried to find this restaurant at this location, but it is no longer there. Nearby establishments suggest that it has been gone for a while now.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was my first time to the Olde Towne and just a week before Christmas we were Lucky to find a table for a group of 8. I really appreciated the warm and cosy atmosphere of the place and found the menu quite interesting interesting:...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Being a very cold new year's eve, we decided to stay close to home and dine at a local restaurant. We saw that the Olde Towne Bistro & Oyster Bar was offering a 5-course Prix-fixe for $59. Loving honest bistro cooking, we decided that this...More

Thank Mambosalome
Reviewed 1 January 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely prix fixe menu for a New Year's Eve dinner. It was a 5 course menu with two choices per course. The food was excellent but the service needs a little tweaking. The waitress needs a little personality as...More

1  Thank TimandCarol
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Not a common combination but the Olde Towne Bistro & Oyster Bar delivers wonderful dishes made from the best ingredients at a price that is very affordable. We were regular visitors to its previous incarnation as Lucien, but this was our first visit since Simon...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 10 December 2013

A small, classy bistro. I like the limited menu (5 main courses) which usually translates to freshly prepared food and this was the case here. I had the duck dish and my friend had the braised beef dish-both were excellent. My friend was pleased with...More

Thank dwm59
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

A big change from Lucien, very casual, my partner had lunch there and we decided to have dinner together on a Friday night ! It was very busy, we had a dozen oysters and three small dishes, wine was reasonable , not quite sure why...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Its the old Lucien, with a new Menu. As always: perfect food, perfect wine selection, perfect service, and now perfect prices Its a perfect place pre or post theatre Perfection

Thank IbyH
Reviewed 12 November 2013

I had enjoyed my previous experience here and so last Friday my girlfriend and I decided that we deserved a really nice night out to get away from our busy schedules. The restaurant was quite busy with 2 large parties, however our server was able...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I was there with a group, and a friend had pre-arranged a fixed price menu. The manager said he would send out some oysters for everyone, which ended up on everyone's bill. As well, when I got there and they said would you like some...More

1  Thank Amanda L
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$153
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Wellington St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C7, Canada
    (Leader Ln.)
  • Public Transportation: King Street station on the ttc yonge street line
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-504-9990
  • E-mail
Lucien Restaurant is located in the historic Olde Town Toronto neighbourhood of the St.Lawrence Market, right on the edge of the Financial district. Come and enjoy our local, organic and artisinal cuisne in a beautiful setting. Chef Etienne Lemieux presents an ever changing seasonal menu featuring modern takes on classical dishes. A series of local farmers deliver everything from duck to beef, pork and deer right to our back door. Excellent fish selections are available as well and we roll a diiferent home-made pasta selection every day. Close to local theatres - the Sony and Hummingbird Centres - and a short walk to the Air Canada Centre, Lucien is a great place for a pre-game or theatre meal. A wonderful 50 seat intimate restaurant with a great 15 seat cozy bar featuring fresh oysters. Or book our semi private room for your next private function or corporate event!
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