TORONTO ― Maintaining the integrity of its traditional French menu and casually glamorous interiors, Toronto’s beloved Parisian-style restaurant, Le Sélect Bistro, will re-open in its legendary Wellington Street location on June 24, 2022.
The restaurant is being resurrected by renowned restaurateur David Aisenstat, who has long loved the authentic legacy of the celebrated, traditional French bistro.
“Le Sélect has been a go-to for Torontonians who love a great meal and special ambience,” says Aisenstat. “It is the site of countless dates, business meetings, celebrations, and friendly gatherings for so many people, and has always been one of my favourite restaurants. It seems like everyone has a special memory from Le Sélect. So, when the opportunity arose to re-kindle the amazing spirit that its founders cultivated over its nearly 50-year history, I knew it was a rare opportunity.”
The restaurant will retain its quintessential elements including its classic zinc bar, vintage posters, moody art deco fixtures and mosaic floors – along with its traditional, and expressive French menu. The culinary team led by corporate executive chef Ted Corrado and head chef Zachary Barnes, will introduce new classics on Le Sélect’s menus, but will remain true to the original menu featuring classic bistro fare such as escargots de Bourgogne, Coquille St-Jacques, cassoulet, moules frites and truite meunière alongside the perfect plat du jour that made the restaurant a classic.
Its extensive wine list, featuring more than 1,200 bottles from vintage labels to Beaujolais – lauded by wine enthusiasts and casual sippers alike, will continue to be a cornerstone of Le Sélect’s offerings.
Le Select will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. on weekdays and for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. Weekend brunches will also be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.