Jacques Bistro du ParcThis hidden jewel in Yorkville continues to be going strong since 1978 serving up phenomenal all-day omelettes alongside peppery steaks and roasted racks of lamb. Costs are expectedly high, but the service is careful enough to make diners feel special.
La SocieteCharles Khabouth's Yorkville bistro boasts a splendor that's unmatched in the city. The menu continues to entice with indulgent entrees like duck confit and slow roasted bunny and opens with selections from the raw bar. The weekend brunch menu is equally as opulent.
BatifoleThe menu of Batifole might be fairly priced, but not in the expense of well-executed dishes and sourced wines. Commonly regarded as the most genuine of the French restaurants in Toronto, the unpretentious dining room takes a backseat to classic dishes like cassoulet and fish stews, which would be the primary draw for east side lovers of Gallic cuisine.
Le Select BistroThis bistro on Wellington remains the go-to destination for many Toronto diners seeking to satiate their internal Francophile. Chef Albert Ponzo has all the usual suspects covered - steak frites, bouillabaisse, boudin noir, etc. - but presents them with an atmosphere of sophistication that justifies the not-so-bistro-like prices.
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