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I was thinking of going to La Papillon?

How is this place? The food? Its website makes it sound yummy.

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  1. I haven't been there in years. Mostly because it was not very good. Haven't heard anyone recommend it in a long long time.

    1. We went there a few years ago for brunch, I remember being distinctly underwhelmed by the food and the (dated) decor.

      1. That may very well be true,Vise, but I don't know anywhere else in Toronto where you can get a decent savoury crepe (I tried that little place on Queen once and it wasn't too good).

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        1. re: Yongeman

          About 3 or 4 years ago, a group of us ex-Montrealers had a craving for Bretonne-style crepes, the kind you get in Montreal. It was after a movie, and we headed to Le Papillon. To make a long story short, these were not the crepes of our dreams and, alas, we have not returned to Le Papillon.

          Aside from the crepes being lousy, it seems like a tourist trap kind of place.

          1. re: Yongeman

            There is a crepe place in St. Lawrence Market (lower level) that has savoury crepes, haven't tried them but we had some sweet crepes (chocolate/hazelnut/banana) from there on the weekend and they were great. And also cheap!

          2. Don't bother. They have bad food and bad service. It has been like this for years. Not terribly expensive and NOT worth it.

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            1. re: embee

              It's in a great location. I did have an enjoyable brunch there, literally decades ago. Sounds like a job for Restaurant MakeO.

              1. re: dlw88

                They were good at one time, but that was at a different location and VERY long ago. I suspect they don't much care about a makeover and are quite happy with things as they are. The tourists don't know any better and the "right" offer from a developer will surely arrive some day.

            2. Not very good food and very uncomfortable chairs. Stay away. Go to Crepes-a-Go-Go for savoury crepes instead.

              1. so funny TorontoJo mentioned the terrible chairs -- they stand out in my memory too as being particularly uncomfortable. And the food did not compensate

                1. Like everyone else, I wouldn't recommend it. Wonder why it is still there.. then again, there is a Keg next to it, isn't there?

                  1. Totally agree. The worst chairs that I have ever sat on in any restaurant anywhere. And they have been there for years. Much better restaurant when it was at its old location on Front Street. Not worth the pain of sitting.