We are open every day this Canada Day weekend - regular lunch and dinner hours 11 am to midnight for the kitchen, last call 2am for the bar.
Annual summer holidays we close Wednesday July 27 to Wednesday August 3 - reopen for dinner Thursday August 4.
On Sunday February 14th we invite you to reserve a table if you plan to come for dinner. We have two seatings that night each with a different menu.
Romance is the name of the game and in order to ensure you keep your attention on your date, we have a NO CELL PHONE rule that night. No texts, no tweets, no photos - engage your dining companion, your server, and your food in the blissful absence of glowing screens and buzzing pockets.
1st seating ***bar only & last table by the door / dining room 2 spots at 6:30 ***
$60 per person / 3 courses. Tables are available at 6:00 pm, 6:30 or 7:00 pm for 2 hours. Choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert. In this seating we can accomodate vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diners.
Appetizers - Soup, mussels, salad, escargots, paté, fried camembert, frog legs, oysters, foie gras ($15 supplement)
Mains - Le végétarien, chicken, pound of mussels, whitefish, duck confit, steak/frites, horse, venison ($10 supplement), beef or horse tartare
Desserts - Clafoutis, lemon tart, flourless chocolate cake, crême brûlée, sorbet, ice cream
2nd seating bar and café available / main dining room SOLD OUT ***
$100 per person / 10-15 courses. Tables arrive at 8:00 pm, 8:30, 9:00 and later and you are encouraged to stay as long as you like. This menu will feature both individual portions and shared plates. The dishes will remain a mystery until they are presented, trust the chef and your servers, you will be in good hands.
We can accomodate most food allergies but this seating is not suitable for vegetarians and gluten allergies - come earlier in the first seating.
If and when you decide to join us, please call and confirm your attendance by leaving a credit card number. This is the only day of the year that we would require such a guarantee, but after doing this for 15 years, it's our only way of ensuring tables don't sit empty on the busiest night of the year.
The bar will be open for diners on a first come, first-served basis. Your only way to guarantee a spot at the bar is to commit to a menu.
We look forward to seeing you!
As you may have already heard, the lease is up at our original location and we will be closing our doors there later this month. Fortunately you will still be able to enjoy our great food and drink, with the same service you have come to expect, in our fabulous new digs.
In the 10 years we have been in Kensington our following has grown along with us. We have seen first dates blossom into romance, wedding proposals followed up with babies. We have watched students struggle and celebrate their victories with us. The conviviality of great conversations over clinking glasses has deepened old friendships while forging new ones alike. All the while, we honed our abilities to bring you better and better fare delivered with care and pride.
Without ever advertising, La Palette gained recognition through word of mouth and great reviews. We continually participated in food events and supported charitable organizations. As part of our commitment to culture in our city and our neighbourhood, we grew beyond our doors and gave back to the world with the creation of the much loved Pedestrian Sundays – monthly carfree days that will live beyond our departure.
Now in our new space on Queens Street, we hope to continue delivering what we always have and more… here, we have a similar cosy dining room, but with a gorgeous open kitchen, a long bar, and a little café area too. We will open lunches soon and will stay open later and later.
Check back for details around special nights in our closing weeks – November 21st is the last day! Come visit the new place too if you haven't already. Look forward to seeing you soon,
Le gang at la palette.
After 10 years in Kensington Market, we have opened a second location on Queen Street West!
Stay tuned for updated details on the website - in the meantime, come visit us at 492 Queen Street West - Open Every day at 5 PM 'til as late as it goes and Saturday, Sunday for Brunch from 11 AM 'til 4PM...
Reservations are recommended for groups of 5 or more, otherwise, just come on down...
Our original location at 256 Augusta is not going anywhere so don't panic! And call if you're coming on the weekend...
See you soon
La Palette is a cosy, authentic French bistro in Kensington Market, the most culturally vibrant neighbourhood of Toronto. With great word of mouth and critical acclaim we have come to enjoy a reputation as one of the best restaurants this city and Canada has to offer.
We uphold classic traditions of French Cuisine making all of our food from scratch while sourcing fresh, mostly local, artisenal produce. The seafood and vegetarian options continuously bring regulars back, but we are known for the meat that we serve - the best Duck Confit in town, positively addictive Black Angus Steak/frites, great Canadian game like Bison and Caribou, and even Toronto's first Horse steak!
It is a good idea to book in advance if you are coming for sure, particularly on the weekend or in groups of more than 5. We usually find room for walk-ins, especially with 4 or less people on weekdays, and also have a small bar and patio.
Although we have menus and specials posted here, they might not always be accurate...alas, our work is in the kitchen and dining room, not in front of a computer.
If you have any questions about catering or private functions, or would like to make a reservation, please call 416 929 4900
We look forward to seeing you.