As of Wednesday evening we are completely sold out for both the 7 pm and the 9 pm seatings at tables. We have a few spots left at the bar, to reserve please call and leave your name and phone number and we will call you back. You can see the $85 menu outlined below, which you are committing to if you want to reserve. You may also have our regular a la carte menu if you come early and leave by 7 or come after 11pm. You could take your chances walking in for the bar, but we cannot guarantee there will be room.
Look forward to hearing from you...
Le Menu - $85, 7 courses
1st seating - If you are going somewhere else for the countdown, you can join us for our regular a la carte menu with extra special specials. Please consider that the second seating arrives at 9pm so your table is re-booked for that time. Kitchen opens at 5pm.
2nd seating in the Dining Room - Our chef is putting together a 5-course menu for $60 and 7-course tasting menu with a glass of bubbly for $100. Second seating starts at 9 pm, reservations required (see below for menu).
Bar and Cafe - If you wanted to drop by for a la carte meals and drinks without committing to the set menu, we have spots on a first come first served basis for walk-ins at the bar and in the front cafe. To guarantee a spot at the bar or cafe area, you must commit to a menu.
Feel free to call to reserve a spot or ask questions.
New Years Eve Menu
La Palette will be OPEN for brunch and dinner on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Just like in France, we close for a little while in the summer to give everyone a break while we fix, clean, renovate and imorove our game.
This year it's Monday July 29th to Wedensday August 7th. We re-open Thursday August 8th. Then we don't close again 'til Christmas!
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.