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“Great traditional French”
Review of Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier
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Ranked #67 of 8,847 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$81
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: North York
Cross street: Yonge St. & York Mills
Transit: York Mills Subway Station is located one block south of the restaurant on Yonge Street.
Description: The original jewel in the Oliver & Bonacini crown and a North Toronto icon, Auberge du Pommier has been serving guests since 1987. Constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1860’s woodcutters’ cottages, Auberge du Pommier combines country charm with contemporary sophistication and style. Featuring wood burning fireplaces in winter and lush, floral terraces in summer, it is a welcoming, refined retreat from the city. A modern French fine dining restaurant, Auberge du Pommier exudes a quiet confidence, reflecting a commitment to culinary excellence and inspired service. The cuisine honours both the refined techniques and rustic styles of classic French fare, with an innovative North American accent. Simple yet elevated, seasonal menus focus on quality by using the finest ingredients, highlighting their natural flavours and textures and plating them elegantly. Through its appreciation of fine food and elegant presentation, its intelligent, sincere service and its French, country-inspired décor, Auberge du Pommier perfectly balances charm and sophistication, romance and refinement.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Very nice restaurant in a beautiful old house that has somehow survived the urban development south of the 401. We asked about the possibility of having a tasting menu with paired wines since this was not on the menu and were told that the chef would be happy to do it. We were in for a great experience. Now this is not the place to come for creative fireworks and the most recent culinary trends. But the cooking is solidly rooted in classical French cooking and is delicious. Delicate foie gras mousse terrine with aonori genoise served with a Pinot Gris late harvest from Alsace; succulent shrimp with tasty fried green tomatoes, chutney, and aioli served with a Sancerre; roasted halibut with snow crab brandade and vegetables with a Pouilly-Fuissé; and an absolutely amazing sous vide and seared veal loin, sweetbreads, peas and carrots served with a J. Lohr Pinot Noir that seemed more like a Merlot than a Pinot and was just OK with the dish; for dessert a chocolate sesame ganache with sesame tuile and a sorbet whose flavor I forget, very good, served with an excellent Greek sweet wine from Patras, kind of like a Port but with more earthy tones. Overall, an excellent meal in a beautiful setting with good service.

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1  Thank Yves-et-Julie
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

There is no getting around the fact that the Tasting Menus at ADP, with recommended wine pairings, might rank as the best cuisine in the region, if not the country. The vegetarian offerings, in particular, rise to an impressive height of flavor, presentation, and culinary near-genius. This beautiful room, somehow tucked into a dull-looking suburban office complex, and elegant service make this a picture-perfect dining experience. Prepare to pay, however. Dinner for two, with tax and gratuity, may nudge Cdn$400 (US$370). Dubious value, but a meal to knock your socks off, and an evening to recall with real fondness perhaps for years to come.

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1  Thank Cannonball
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My wife and I loved to come to this place during Chef Jason Bangerter time. Auberge du Pommier was a beautiful temple of French Food. Contemporary masterpieces like Truffle Soup and Pouched Lobster will be remembered forever by those who tried them. After Chef Bangerter’s departure (moved to O&B Luma) Auberge du Pommier turned from French kitchen to international fusion and lost its elegance and style. When we visited this place couple of years ago we found some questionable innovations on menu like Macaroni&Cheese (as garnish). Since we were not so impressed by the food quality at that visit we stayed away of Auberge du Pommier until today. We hoped this place turned back to its French roots and went to Summerlisious dinner tonight. We had Watermelon Gazpacho and Fried Green Tomatoes for starters, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Salmon for mains and Fromage and Olive Oil Cake for dessert. We could not finish any of those dishes except cheese. All dishes were tasteless, all ingredients were mismatches, salmon had very fishy taste and smell, chicken was dry and not seasoned at all. This place still has a very romantic atmosphere, very nice elegant interior and a good service. But no more quality French food. We loved Auberge du Pommier and it was very sad to see what it became. We had a feeling like we lost a very good old friend who was sick for a long time and finally passed away.

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3  Thank Denis M
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Once again we enjoyed an excellent lunch at the auberge. The patio is a relaxing oasis in the city. Service is as good as the food. Wine and drink selections are wonderful. The chef is a master.

The auberge is our "go-to' restaurant when we have a special occasion or when we want a consistent and predictable top quality meal. The food and sauces are favourable. Presentation is likewise excellent.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Auberge remains one of our favourite restaurants for a special occasion. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was very patient as our large group made its decisions while seeking advice about the exciting menu. A contingent of servers was then able to serve us all essentially at once. The appetizers and entrees were unique and very tasty, though portion sizes were modest. I felt that the wines were overpriced. The ambiance was also most impressive, with pleasant light and very comfortable seating. Definitely an excellent place for a special celebration.

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Thank Peeter P
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