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I'm looking for the restaurant that has the best French Onion Soup in Toronto

acpk221 Apr 19, 2010 01:15 PM

Can anyone help me with this?... my search for the perfect French Onion Soup continues

  1. Platoputas Apr 21, 2010 08:37 AM

    My favourite used to be the French Onion Soup at Le Pappillon, but I've been converted and now my hands down favourite bowl is at Patachou at 1120 Yonge St., at MacPherson.

    They've managed to make a very hearty and heavy soup taste lighter, thanks to their vegetable broth. Plus, this is the only French Onion Soup where I didn't run out of Emmental cheese until the end of the bowl. I've got pictures of it up on our food blog. It's also only $4.95 for a bowl, so it certainly doesn't break the bank either. It's definitely worth a try.


    1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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    1. re: Platoputas
      Pizza Lover Apr 21, 2010 11:06 AM

      It's been awhile since I was there but Le Montmartre at Sheppard & Wilson Heights made an excellent version.

      Le Montmartre
      911 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M3H2T7, CA

      1. re: Platoputas
        millygirl Apr 21, 2010 11:12 AM

        Interesting, I've been there many times but have never tried their onion soup. Must make a point of it next time, thanks platoputas.

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        graydyn Apr 20, 2010 07:58 AM

        It's such a simple and prolific dish; a quick description of what you consider perfect would be a good idea. I'm sure opinions on what makes one perfect would wildly vary.

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        1. re: graydyn
          millygirl Apr 20, 2010 08:53 AM

          Of couse!!! But isn't that what Chowhound is all about? In fact the same could be said for just about anything, don't you think?

          1. re: millygirl
            graydyn Apr 21, 2010 08:10 AM

            Oh absolutely, but in this particular case I was hoping to make a rec based on acpk's tastes since he sounds like a man on a mission.

        2. food face Apr 19, 2010 01:58 PM

          Jacque's Bistro Du Parc on Cumberland in Yorkville is my personal favorite. Loads of cheese, huge and a fabulous rich broth .

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            MeMeMe Apr 19, 2010 01:35 PM

            I've had two that are amazing.

            Coquine on Yonge and Barberian on Elm.

            Globe Earth makes an interesting (and less salty version) of this soup, but with Elk. Worth trying!

            7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G1H1, CA

            2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

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            1. re: MeMeMe
              TorontoJo Apr 19, 2010 01:49 PM

              I second the Coquine version.

              2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

              1. re: MeMeMe
                lamaranthe Apr 22, 2010 08:34 AM

                I second Coquine but I have to say that nothing beats a homemade one. So easy and delivious,,,

                2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

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                miranda Apr 19, 2010 01:24 PM

                Le Select and the Rushton have great Fr onion soup Miranda

                Le Select
                432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

                740 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C1B3, CA

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                1. re: miranda
                  millygirl Apr 19, 2010 01:34 PM

                  LePappillon on the Park is excellent. Nice and cheesy, with a rich broth.

                  1. re: millygirl
                    JamieK Apr 19, 2010 01:43 PM

                    I second the soup at Le Pap on the Park, and they've got a fantastic upper patio overlooking the park.

                2. Dimbulb Apr 19, 2010 01:21 PM

                  Where have you tried?

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