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Toronto Restaurants

Le Paradis

Updated 09/24/2013

Fodor's Review

This is the kind of comfortable neighborhood place you hope to find in Paris—checkerboard floors, sunny walls with murals and black-and-white photographs, and waiters rushing around in white aprons. A mixed crowd come to this authentic bistro-on-a-budget for the ambience, daily menu, and gently priced wine list. Almost everything on the menu of seasonal offerings is under $20; popular dishes include Bourride à la Provençale (rockfish, calamari, and shrimp braised in

tomato broth); Cuisse de Canard (duck leg confit with a Kirsch and cherry sauce); and classic dessert options like flourless cake and crème caramel.

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Restaurant Information


166 Bedford Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2K9, Canada

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Mon., Sat., or Sun.

Updated 09/24/2013


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By Rick

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Jan 3, 2006

Good Bistro Fare

Typical bistro ambiance with white table cloths and busy, efficient, half aproned waiters. Always crowded with regulars. Good (tho rarely great) bistro fare with southern French and Morroccan touches. Interesting and affordable wine list. A decent dinner for two with wine should not surpass $100. Cheap for Toronto.

By George

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May 3, 2002

agreat favourite

This crowded bistro has a lively atmosphere and very good food. The French fries are to die for. The food isn't fancy but its tasty. The service is friendly and engaging. The wine list is reasonable. We have taken various friends there, quite different types, and no one has ever been disappointed. It's a must every time we come to big TO. But we have to phone days ahead to get a reservation.

By Michel

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Sep 26, 2001

Ersatz Bistro

Le Paradis has been coasting a long time now on putting out what tastes like gummy chopped liver and calling it "Terrine De Pate du Chef" or "Moules" that truly do taste like muscles-(pun intended). It has all the trappings of an ersatz french bistro: elaborate chalkboard menus listing items in french, waitstaff wearing white aprons and cooks tending the open kitchen. Touted for its reasonable prices it also serves up boring bland and mostly indigestible

food giving the impressionable dimwits who dine there occasion to think they have eaten French Bistro fare at a reasonable price.You do get what you pay for!

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