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L'Avenue Bistro

$$ - $$$
East York
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1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3B7, Canada
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this place 5-6 times for date night, couples dinner or group of friends and always had a great time. their food is splendid and the wine list very affordable. great neighborhood place that i would happily visit every week.

Thank JBL5
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated Valentine's Day (2017) here, and it was perfect. There was a set menu, with beautifully selected items and all were delicious. My husband and I discovered this restaurant by chance, and we've been there a number of times since then. We love the authentic French cuisine, the time and love that go into the creation of the menu... More 

Thank Pam7_11
Toronto, Canada
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1,396 reviews
777 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 817 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

There were six of us, and all of us were pleased with the meal. The service was particularly good: prompt, competent and very friendly. I had the soup of the day, in which carrot, orange and ginger were the main flavours, and the Catalan seafood stew, and I shared a piece of cheesecake, which I thought was less successful than... More 

Thank operalover939
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What more could you ask of a small, local spot! It is a good place to remember when you want an honest, basic meal. The chef prepares the fried tilapia perfectly flashy and moist. Save room for the chocolate dessert or recently the pumpkin cheesecake. Parking can be difficult along the street, but persevere; it's worth the walk.

1 Thank Sophie608
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I had a Saturday date night dinner at L'Avenue restaurant last weekend. The staff was very nice and efficient and the room was quite comfortable. We brought our own wine after inquiring about the $25 corkage fee and started with two kir royal's for our pre dinner cocktails. We were very excited to have a French restaurant... More 

Thank InspectorIan
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My two daughters and I went on a weekday night (Tuesday). Not overly busy and service was excellent. We had 4 appetizers amongst us. Soup of the day (very good); escargots (excellent); crab (ok, but escargots were much better); and the bone marrow (pass). One of my daughters had the duck and loved it. I had the seafood dish and... More 

1 Thank Dan H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Wow did I get lucky to stumble upon this restaurant on my uber eats. I ordered the trout and a salad. Fish was cooked to perfection and nice size portion salad. By far one of the best deliveries I've had in a long time. I'm definitely going to have to take a trip to this restaurant and dine in. A... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Walking up Bayview looking for a decent soup and salad. Tried this place and loved it.Nice atmosphere and service, excellent food (I added a merguez sausage) and I can't wait to go back there for dinner

1 Thank Stephen C
Windsor, Canada
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The French bistro style dishes are intriguing and I'd like to go back just to try a few more. Nice atmosphere, unpretentious and comfortable, with an open kitchen. Service was excellent. The French onion soup was served in what seemed to be a bottomless bowl, but it was a little too salty for my taste. The seafood stew was chock... More 

Thank rvannie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Otta and his staff deliver on a month delight with food and wine pairings that are just too good to miss. There is always a wonderful education involved with wine representatives or people from the "regions" attending and sharing their insights. Otta and his staff deliver absolutely exquisite food pairings from their kitchen. Always a surprise and unbelievably delcious choices.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighbourhood: East York
  • Phone Number: 416-485-1568

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East York

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East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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