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L'Avenue Bistro

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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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Toronto, Canada
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1,379 reviews
770 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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184 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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49 restaurant reviews
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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal. . Poached eggs very good but ham a bit overcooked. . Hash was fabulous as was the daily Quiche. Highly recommended. . We will be back. .

1 Thank plint0n
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed a really good dinner mid week as a special treat. We dined early so had a lovely quiet dinner before "the rush" later . The Beef Bourguignon with frites was exceptional with deep flavours and it made you want to lick the bowl! Buttermilk chicken also quite good with a tasty ragout - all in all a really... 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, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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