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Pastis

Description

Pastis is like a cashmere bathrobe — silky smooth and classic, it never changes. Whether the ebullient host Georges Gurnon is present or not, the service is suave (as the Rosedale crowd would obviously require in their fave neighbourhood bistro) and the food can be relied on. Not the best food in town but perhaps the best French bistro food, from the sweet French butter on crispy baguette to the silken crème brûlée at the end. What other bistro picks the nerves from Quebec duck livers and poaches them long and slow into the most smooth terrine? No lobster in town beats the butter-roasted critter at Pastis, served with super creamy lemony beurre blanc and frites. They do kick-ass cassoulet, more delicate than most, and the fish soup is perfect Provencal purée. The icing on the cake is that nobody goes uncherished in the delicious lemon yellow room.

This Year's Rank
6
Last Year's Rank
2
Address
1158 Yonge Street
City
Toronto
Province
Ontario
Postal Code
M4W 2L9
Neighbourhood
Rosedale
Phone
416-928-2212
Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm -10 pm
Cuisine
French
Price Range
100
Cost
$120.00
Chef Name
Joyce Shim
Sous Chef Name
Kristine Catignas
Year Opened
1997
Reservations
Recommended
Meals
Dinner
Vegetarian Friendly
no
Vegetarian Friendly
Can accommodate
Signature Dish
Butter roasted lobster
Signature Dessert
Crème brûlée
Credit Cards Accepted
AmEx, Mastercard, Visa
Bring Your Own Bottle
no
Bring Your Own Bottle
No
Wines Available
12
Corkage Fee
No
Sommelier
Yes
Winterlicious/Summerlicious Participant
No
Private Party Areas
Entire restaurant may be reserved
Wheelchair Accessible - Filter
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
Patio
no
Patio
No
Dress Code
No
Closest Automated Banker Machine
Close by at TD
Closest Parking
Side streets
Latitude
43.680198057
Longitude
-79.390962886
Brunch
no
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