Set in Yorkville, Toronto, Jacques Bistro has been known for its omelettes and french cuisine for many years. Both my mum and I went to the restaurant for lunch, as she was the one who told me she used to dine there many times with her father. Walking up a narrow staircase and into a small dining room, the waiters greeted you in proper French (and English if you could not converse in their tongue). We were sat against the window and amongst an older crowd (but don't fret, it's the food that makes it all the better if you're a foody and a youngin' like my mum and I). There are many specials offered and a lot of choices to pick from the menu. I ordered an onion soup, and the Bonne Femme omelette (bacon, mushrooms and onions). My mum ordered escargots and an omelette for herself too. Simple foods, but this is exactly my kind of thing - if you can make something so simple taste so good, you are in my good books.
Jumping back to when we first came into Jacque's Bistro (who by the way still works, cooks and runs the place) my mum told me that they were known for their floating island - a soft meringue floating on English custard, almonds, caramel and fresh fruit. My mum is never wrong about desserts, and boy! Jacque's île flottant was to DIE FOR! You have to go and try for yourselves.
I highly recommend for anyone who loves french cuisine to pay a visit to Jacques Bistro. The service was fantastic, the waiters were friendly and I even got to practice my French. Students: Jacque's is definitely affordable and the portions aren't exactly small either (rich in flavours for sure). Bon Appetit!