Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Celestin

623 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (Eglinton Ave. W.) Send to Phone
Modern French cooking enjoyed within an upscale, historic building.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Wed.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Wed.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Celestin Restaurant Review

: Set in a 1920s bank building, Celestin is a study in simple elegance, with black and white tiled floors, vanilla walls, warm candlelight and white tablecloths. The main dining room has French doors lining one wall, allowing natural light to pour in during the day from the patio. Chef Pascal Ribreau’s cooking leans modern French. Scampi soup is spiced with brandy and cayenne, with a chorizo-flecked potato cake floating in the middle. Pan-fried yellow pickerel gets oven-roasted with lemony shallots and served over green asparagus. The on-site bakery is the best in the city, so don’t skip the crusty, lightly textured breads and sophisticated desserts. A caramelized pear tartlet comes with a frozen pistachio parfait and cardamom blancmange. A three-course prix-fixe menu is available for under $20 Wednesday through Friday, and brunch is offered from eight in the morning until mid-afternoon Wednesday through Sunday. The wine list boasts big-occasion French classics and American and Italian treasures as well as carefully chosen monthly selections.

User Ratings & Reviews for Celestin
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.