|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Game In Season, Must Reserve, Bring your own alcohol|
|Pricing |||$41 and more|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Spadina or College Streetcars|
|Cross Street |||College & Spadina|
|Mon-Thu 6PM-10PM, Fri 6PM-11PM, Sat 11AM-4PM, 6PM-11PM, Sun 11AM-4PM, 6PM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 23, 2009
A French restaurant located on the edge of Chinatown in eclectic, rough-around-the-edges Kensington Market is not your typical stuffy-attitude boite. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Inside this little place with the bright red exterior is a welcoming, neighbourhood feel. The 12 tables are covered with pattered Provencal tablecloths and stand with red chairs on a classic bistro black-and-white checkered floor. The walls are a soft yellow and adorned with Toulouse-Lautrec posters and other French artwork. Bring your own wine, for a $25 corkage.
Game On! (Re: the Menu)
The fare at La Palette is French-inspired continental, with several purely French staples. Two of the more popular entrees are the classic steak frites, as well as the duck confit. For adventurous meat lovers, the menu includes a wide variety of game meats. From this selection, customers can put together their own combination plate of three, four or five different meats, like ostrich, elk, horse, bison, and boar, depending on the season. Starters include escargot baked in mushroom caps and baked camembert with forest berry coulis. Desserts such as lemon tart, cheese plate or crème brulee will have you saying, “c’est formidable!”
Say Bonjour to Brunch
Weekend brunch is a Toronto tradition, and Kensington Market is one of the best places to enjoy this leisurely meal. The narrow streets bustle with pedestrians, and a stroll around the specialty food stores and vintage clothing shops is a great way to walk off those calories. At La Palette, brunch keeps its Parisian flair, with a menu of assorted crepes, omelets, croque monsieur or madame, steak and eggs, or stuffed French toast.