New to the Mink Mile of the Bloor strip, La Societe has made a name for itself, not only because of its exceptional decor, cuisine, and drinks- the ambience, staff, and owner all lend to the success of the restaurant. Charles Khabouth’s upscale French bistro can lend the sense of being in Paris or can serve the sole purpose of some good people watching.
The restaurants boasts more than 300 seats and during the warmer months the two patios add more space for sit down meals or after work drinks. Once inside, it’s hard not to be impressed by the hand crafted stained glass ceiling installed during the pricey renovation. The black and white tiled floors against the deep burgundy booths with brass finishing are truly reminiscent of Parisian bistros.
With an expansive menu of traditional French fare, such as steak frites, lobster bisque, oyster platters, and duck confit, it is difficult to settle on what to pick, but the servers give their honest and helpful opinions on what to choose according to our moods. Beside the focus on seafood and meat, they have several vegetarian options that were all fantastic. Even with the large crowd, our servers were quick to fill our table with food and drinks. Several people at the table ordered truffle macaroni and cheese along with sides of glazed baby vegetables and herbs or sweet beets with aged balsamic. The rest of us focused on meat and seafood, and to say the least we were all pleased with our lamb, scallops, and steak tartar. Overall, the staff was very helpful: quick to see when our glasses were empty, when plates needed clearing, but not hovering in our booth.
With their fantastic brunch, dinner, daily specials, and wine list, La Societe will keep us coming back for more>
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Until next time,
-the brill team