L'Avenue BistroThis Leaside bistro attracts locals outside amongst other French classics, for moules frites, French onion soup, and beef bourguignon. The setting is intimate (35 seats), the waiters know their wine, as well as the owners understand how to craft a prototypical French dining experience. Bonus points awarded for the brunch choices.
Jacques Bistro du ParcThis hidden jewel in Yorkville continues to be going strong serving up exceptional all-day omelettes alongside peppery steaks and roasted racks of lamb. The service is attentive enough to make diners feel special, although costs are high.
La PaletteOnce a staple in Kensington Market, La Palette appears right in the home in its pitch-perfect bistro setting on Queen West. Horse tartare is once again a fixture on the menu, in addition to prized French cuisine like escargot and foie gras. An extensive variety of wine is eschewed in favour of a beer list that's big on both international and local choices.
Le ParadisDiscover the kitchen as of this neighbourhood bistro in the Annex capable moules a la mariniere, takes on standard bistro dishes like escargot, and flank steak having a shallot demi glace. The wine list featuring well-priced Southern French reds is what keeps the crowds coming back.
Auberge du PommierThough immaculately prepared bistro favourites exuding incontrovertible French bungalow charm, this uptown restaurant serves expensive. Before moving on to pan seared duck breast sauced with vadouvan steak tartare cuts. The wine list is showy and expensive as you'd anticipate.
La SocieteCharles Khabouth's Yorkville bistro boasts a grandeur that's unmatched in the town. The menu continues to entice with indulgent entrees like duck confit and slow roasted rabbit and opens with selections from the raw bar. The weekend brunch menu is equally as opulent.
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