Le Baratin

Le Baratin is a French bistro located just west of Toronto’s downtown. Everything is made in house and the ingredients are sourced locally. The atmosphere is nice and quite intimate. I was excited when I walked in on a Saturday evening for a date night to try out their dinner menu because I’ve heard many positive things about Le Baratin from my fellow food bloggers.
For starters, we ordered the soup of the day which was a French Onion Soup ($6). The broth is rich in flavour and the crisps still had a crunch despite it being left for 10 minutes (while I was taking pictures). Mmmm I loved the melted cheese and the caramelized onions!
Taking the server’s recommendation, we also ordered the Assiette de Charcuterie ($14) which has duck rillettes, paté, prosciutto and “Rosette” salami. For me, the duck rillette was the star of this dish, it was so good! I’ve ordered many charcuterie boards in the past but this one was unique.
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Pictured above is the Queue de Boeuf Parmentier ($19)  which is a shepherd’s pie containing oxtail that has been braised for 5 hours. This was our favourite dish of the night and definitely a winner! The layer of mashed potatoes was light and fluffy, while the oxtail underneath was hearty, rich, and tender.
Confit de Canard ($20) is slow cooked duck leg in fat with roasted fingerling potatoes and mushrooms in a red wine sauce. This dish is on the saltier side but the meat was soft.
For desserts, we shared the Creme Caramel ($6). This is a jelly-like custard in a light syrup that tasted like maple. It was a great way to end off the delicious meal.
The head chef is Jean Regis who specializes in French culinary. Although I didn’t get the chance to meet Chef Jean Regis, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Pascal Vermnhes who warmly welcomed us.

Everything on the menu at Le Baratin is very reasonably priced and I would recommend this place to anyone, especially for a date night! I can’t wait to come back for their weekend brunch.

*Disclosure:  Although this was a complimentary meal, please note that all opinions expressed are my own and not those of the company.

1600 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6K 1T8

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm (Breakfast & Lunch)
Tues – Sun: 5pm – 10pm (Dinner)
Sat – Sun: 9am – 5pm (Brunch)

(416) 534-8800

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