French cuisine is often associated with elegance and sophistication – something which many of the European restaurants located in the city emulate through their fine dining experiences. And the official Michelin Guide also happens to agree, according to its list of the best French restaurants in Toronto.

From caviar to duck confit, mille-feuille, and andouille sausage, these French restaurants are amongst some of the most recognized and popular dining establishments in the world.

Here are the best French restaurants in Toronto according to the Michelin Guide.

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Alobar Yorkville

A high-class spot that serves as a trendy destination for either an expensive cocktail or remarkable French cuisine.

Where: 57A-162 Cumberland Street


Alo has been recognized time and time again for its fine dining experience and tantalizing menu. They even earned a Michelin Star last year. Whether it’s traditional French cuisine or an Asian, European fusion of flavours, Alo provides an elevated touch through all its dishes.

Where: 163 Spadina Avenue


Cozy and traditional! Dreyfus is a type of restaurant that may seem small from the outside but its menu is mighty. For a more intimate vibe, check this spot out.

Where: 96 Harbord Street

La Banane


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Whether it’s thanks to its Raw Bar, foie gras, or wagyu steaks, La Banane offers a bold and delicious menu that keeps people hooked. It offers a more contemporary take on French cuisine and it’s worth a try.

Where: 227 Ossington Avenue


Located on King Street just before Bathurst Street is Lapinou – a cozy, brick-lined interior space with a vintage feel. The menu offers a “fresh spin on classic bistro fare,” as the Michelin Guide puts it.

Where: 642 King Street


This casual fine dining spot not only offers a French-focus menu but also a 3,000-bottle cellar and a program curated by co-owner and sommelier Jonathan Bauer.

Where: 597 College Street


If you’re looking for traditional French cuisine, Scaramouche is the restaurant to go to. It’s the real deal.

Where: 1 Benvenuto Place


Another Ossington staple is Union – a go-to eatery for a more rustic, French menu. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a new lunch spot. Check out their brunch menu, it’s wonderful

Where: 72 Ossington Avenue