La Palette has been a go-to for many a friend’s visit from Montreal and a long time favourite of mine. The uniqueness of the décor, the ambiance, the service and the food are consistent and oh-so-good.
I’ve tried many items from the menu at the Kensington location and have narrowed it down to my prefered plates that always leave me happy; Fried camembert ($10), Cheval (horse tenderloin $34) and for dessert I order the cheese platter ($15) and share it with my guest. For the wine, I usually opt for the Syrah, but don’t expect too much of a selection when you go.
Recently, the owners opened a new location on Queen Street West that is much bigger than their Kensington original. I went for brunch and I’m happy to say it lived up to the expectations set by the original. I ordered the walnut crusted fried camembert to share (it was brunch after all, $9) and a croque madame ($10).
Each location offers a unique experience different from that of many French restaurants in the city. Though I still prefer the intimacy of the Kensington location and sitting on their terrasse, the Queen location is ideal for brunching/shopping or dinning and going out.
La Palette is located at 256 Augusta Avenue and at 492 Queen Street West. Queen street is wheelchair accessible. For more information call 416.603.4900