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Celebrate Food Day Canada this weekend at Le Sélect!

Le Sélect celebrates Food Day Canada for dinner on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3. In the words of founder Anita Stewart, "this is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers, our chefs, researchers, and home cooks.”

In addition to his regular menu, Chef Ponzo is serving tapas-style dishes made with Canadian ingredients, often overlooked, literally growing in our own backyard which, when used with a dash of inventiveness, can shine like diamonds in the rough:

  • Heirloom tomato and Monforte's fresh sheep chese with baby eggplant, rye berries and zucchini from our garden
  • Crispy Matane shrimp with Sumac leaves, pickled ramp (wild leeks) and sorrel mayonnaise
  • Cornbread beignet stuffed with spruce-scented rhubarb and huckleberry compote with shaved foie gras
  • Pan seared lamb brain with applewood smoked egg yolk, Cookstown Arugula and radish
  • Blancmange with grilled peaches

Food Day Canada is the time and place to share food and stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours… and fun! Reservations recommended.

On-site Parking

We offer complimentary parking in our rear private lot at all times. On week nights and weekends we also offer complimentary parking in the back and front of our neighbour’s property, immediately to the east of us. Kindly indicate to the reception that you parked there.

On-street parking is also usually plentiful but one needs to feed the meter as enforcers are on the lookout. On Sundays, street parking is free until 1:00pm. There is also a large number of hoops to lock a bicycle.

Gift Cards available on-line and on-site

Save yourself from present-buying stress: offer a gift card from Le Sélect Bistro. Choose the value and order it online, and we will send it straight to you or the recipient, or drop by and we'll have ready in no time.

“This the real thing! For lovers of vrai Parisian ambience, food and drink,
there is simply no better spot than Le Sélect”

- WALLPAPER CITY GUIDE

Join us on Rue  Wellington

Chef Ponzo with host Tracey Moore on Breakfast Television on Valentine’s day

We are located at 432 Wellington St West, just west of Spadina and a block south of King, in Toronto’s historic Garment and Warehouse District. It's a spacious, tree-lined boulevard with plenty of parking and the perfect location for our summer terrasse and our private rear jardin.

We are conveniently located downtown, but pleasantly situated off the beaten track. No noise but birds in the trees and Ella on the soundtrack. Chef Albert Ponzo is cooking up a storm in his state-of-the-art open kitchen and receiving great feedback from customers and critics. His resolutely authentic Bistro menu summarizes the best of his research trips.

“A bistro where everyone is made welcome.”✭✭✭
- NATIONAL POST

What to look forward to

The rear jardin The rear jardin

The rear garden is equipped with infra red heaters, making it possible to lunch or dine longer on a cool evening. This is particularly helpful for private functions if guests wish to have a drink outside before coming in for dinner.

Meanwhile, as proprietor Jean-Jacques Quinsac remains busy cellaring his new discoveries of hard-to-find regional products of great value and organic wines, Chef Albert Ponzo is at the stove, back from visiting new suppliers. The direction he is giving the menu is exciting as most –but not all– of the ingredients he uses are now organic or products from traditional farming, certified by Local Food Plus.

Most Fish and seafood come from fisheries or aquaculture farms certified sustainable by Ocean Wise, and red meat from grassfed animals. It costs Chef Ponzo a lot more, but prices at Le Sélect remain largely unchanged from when we moved from overcrowded Queen Street West to spacious Wellington street. Read more about it.

The critics are unanimous: Le Sélect Bistro is the most authentic Parisian bistro this side of the Atlantic, with great Bistro food, a traditional zinc bar, jazz on the soundtrack, friendly and attentive service, and the best winelist in the city: just close your eyes and you could be in the City of Light… except that the service is more gracious.

Downstairs in the wine cellar, there are 1,200 different labels and 95 beers from all parts of the globe. We buy our wines en primeur as soon as they've been released, and cellar them in ideal conditions. This allows us to keep our prices very fair.

If you've got a special wine of your own, then you're very welcome to bring it to Le Sélect - just let us know in advance. We charge a modest corkage fee which varies depending on the level of service required.

Read what reviewers say about Le Sélect, and before you visit, check the map, which includes parking info. If you're interested in organizing a special private function, we can create a customized menu, and host your event in one of our private dining rooms.

Take a look

There's more pictures in our Photo Album.

The terrasse The terrasse
Looking out onto the terrasse from the bar Looking out onto the terrasse from the bar

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432 Wellington Street West, Toronto M5V 1E3