Just like in France, we close for spell in the summer - if you are looking for French food in the area, check out Le Sélect Bistro on Wellington. If you're looking for great wines and late snacks, there's Bar Buca on Portland south of King. Looking for great cocktails in the area, Barchef and Rush Lane just east of us are fantastic, and nobody beats Tequila Bookworm to the west for beer.
Thanks for thinking of us and see you soon.
On Tuesday February 14th we invite you to reserve if you plan to come for dinner and want a guaranteed table in the dining room.
if you would like to be spontaneous, join us at the bar or café - we will have plenty of room for walk-ins to enjoy à la carte menu and drinks.
We have two seatings that night.
1st seating - SOLD OUT!
2nd seating - $100 per person 6 course meal - stay until the wee hours
A few table still left.
8:30 pm, 9 pm, or later up until 10 or 11 pm
You are also welcome to come early after 4pm and be done by 6:30 pm.
BAR / CAFé
We have 16 spots at the bar, 4 tables and a counter for 5 serving drinks, snacks and meals, no reservations. If we dont have room for you when you walk in, we'll take your number and text you when something comes up while you have a drink at one of our awesome neighbourhood watering holes
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
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.
To confirm your reservation - please call and be committed with a credit card number - there are 16 tables in each seating and no place for the fickle of heart.
MENU - $100 per person - choose several courses to share from a large selection. We have been around for 16 years so just trust us that it's going to be good. We'll throw in some surprise treats too so if you've been here before you'll know what we mean.
Allergies / Preferences
Please let us know of any food allergies or preferences beforehand so we can be aware and accomodate. Vegetarians are welcome in the first seating but may go hungry in the second. Gluten-free is an option in either as well as most reasonable non death-allergy requests. Most nights we can accomodate any kind of whimsy but we have a special menu for this night which limits the options.
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.