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Celebrate Food Day Canada this weekend at Le Sélect!

Le Sélect celebrates Food Day Canada for dinner this weekend, August 1 and 2. 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:

  • Raw Gaspé Scallop and roe, lacto-fermented corn , sea lettuce and wild arugula emulsion, dahlia flower
  • Provençal Socca with fresh Montforte cheese from buffalo, zucchini blossoms, peas
  • Étuvée of BC Gooseneck Barnacles in buttermilk and wine, with sunflower seed, wild fennel, pickled green strawberries
  • Salad of cured Mangalitsa pork with Grilled Ontario peaches, basil, butter lettuce, and sprouted rye-berries
  • Paris-Brest black walnut praliné, Copper Pot rye whisky and wild berries

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 it 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”


Join us on Rue  Wellington

We are conveniently located downtown, 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 and the perfect location for our summer terrasse and our private rear jardin.  No noise, but birds in the trees and Ella on the soundtrack. 

“A bistro where everyone is made welcome.”✭✭✭

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.

We only serve fish and seafood certified sustainable  by a reputable third party such as OcenaWise, SeaChoice or the Marine Stewardship Council. We also privilege organic ingredients, products from tradional farming, ethical husbandry, and seasonal gathering.

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:  $18, or $25 if your wine needs to be decanted, $22 for Champagne and sparkling.

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

Employment opportunities

If you love this industry as much as we do and enjoy working with the public, then we'd like to meet with you.

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432 Wellington Street West, Toronto M5V 1E3