HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
What are you cooking today? Get great advice

Le Papillon on church

pancake Oct 24, 2006 10:08 PM

I was thinking of going to La Papillon?

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

  1. a
    Attknee Nov 6, 2006 05:20 PM

    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.

    1. NovoCuisine Nov 5, 2006 06:11 PM

      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. orangewasabi Nov 5, 2006 02:34 PM

        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. TorontoJo Oct 25, 2006 02:44 PM

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

          1. e
            embee Oct 25, 2006 01:51 AM

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

            2 Replies
            1. re: embee
              dlw88 Oct 25, 2006 05:46 AM

              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
                embee Oct 25, 2006 05:00 PM

                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. y
              Yongeman Oct 25, 2006 12:42 AM

              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).

              2 Replies
              1. re: Yongeman
                FlavoursGal Oct 25, 2006 12:51 AM

                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
                  Vise Oct 25, 2006 05:00 PM

                  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. Vise Oct 24, 2006 10:51 PM

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

                  1. pescatarian Oct 24, 2006 10:22 PM

                    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.

                    Show Hidden Posts