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Biff's Bistro

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2903 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
We are open for dine-in service on our patio!

At Biff’s Bistro, 1930’s Paris meets fresh London cool. At this charming French bistro, experience a tribute to Old World cuisine, hospitality and style in the heart of downtown Toronto.

A slice of modern European enchantment, Biff’s Bistro features a robust, seasonal menu offering traditional French bistro favourites like steak tartare, duck confit and steak frites. Guests can unwind with hand-crafted cocktails and flavourful bites in the buzzing bar après work, or enjoy al fresco dining on the colourful street-side terrace, inspired by Parisian patios.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2903 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a lovely woman... her name started with an L. Buck a shuck and half off wine Wednesday was the best! Didn’t feel rushed at all!

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vipRomance
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was ok.

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vipKingswayFoodie
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening on patio! Great to be out again. Good food and very good service. O & B restaurants never disappoint.

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GordonP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to dine, time and again. Among the best French cuisine in Toronto.

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Dmitriy
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and really enjoyed food and the atmosphere

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McGillParents
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Details matter. They acknowledged that it was a special occasion ; they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and safe during the phase 2 covid 19 re-opening and they provided courteous and efficient service including a surprise free dessert. The food was exceptional/ fois gras, beef tartare, canard confit and steakes frites topped off with a nice bottle of red. Highly recommended.

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MatS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food wasn't the best, did not enjoy the charcuterie or lamb burger. Service and ambience was great.

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vipShirleyM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are outstanding and very eager to accommodate your preferences. It's one of our favourite go-to places any time.

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vipKenG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First restaurant meal since COVID-19 shutdown. Could not have chosen a better place. Classic French food well presented. Excellent service and appropriate precautions.

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SandroD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. So friendly and welcoming. Delicious food. The strawberry crepe dessert, OMG!!! And inspite of us running half hour late after last call, their willingness to keep the kitchen open for us to provide such a wonderful service was just so remarkable of them. First time patron at the restaurant, definitely wont be the last time. Thank you to everybody there.

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TroyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Great food. The prix fixe menu is always tasty. Get the Mushroom soup , amazing

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Twentyfive
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was brilliant as was the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with family

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GCor
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, but not inexpensive for everyday dining. Half price wines on Wednesdays was nice but unfortunately they did not have the 2 wines we would have chosen, so we had to go to the full price wine list.

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GeorgeJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute Delight!
Will be coming back again and again.

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Lovequalityeats
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

group of 3, beef bourguignon was excellent, oysters excellent, service great.

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scottd
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French onion was great, the hat chicken was incredible!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was awful. For the owner to be a critic, he should spend time at his own restaurant. I ordered truite and it came out rm temp and the potatoes cold. They put so much sauce which was watery and it made it into a soup. My daughter had spaghetti and it came out dry and when i asked the server if spicy she said no well the dish is very spicy and we had to send back to kitchen. We should have known it was a thumbs down when arriving at 730pm on a sat night and the place was 1/4 full.

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Mike
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Location is good, food is moderate, however the servers try to clear your table a lot to push for the dessert menu... Was having a chat and catching up with a friend, was annoying to be interrupted so many times.

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paul
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Al, our waiter was very engaging. The Beef Bourguignon was tasty, if not a bit pricey for what was served. (I was not paying!). I did enjoy your Biff's Red house wine. (Why no House White?)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, quiet ambience, good decor

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vipUrbanjoe
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is one of our fave locals, so have reviewed it on several occasions over the years!
It is generally a nice experience with friendly wait staff, good food and a traditional French bistro ambience!
So we had a nice evening. The service was a bit mixed. My wife loves rare tuna but, if it comes with fries as this one does, she always requests less fries and more veggies. Didn’t happen!!
Good selection of wines by the glass.
All okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered two Flat Iron steak dinners and they were extremely salty

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KenL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - steak was very tender. Got us through in time for the show.

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vipTandM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot for a pre-show meal. Our party of six enjoyed the entire experience. Our server was keenly aware of our time constraints and made sure appies, cocktails, mains and wine were served in good time. We felt very well taken care of!

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RebeccaG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Steak tartare was horrible - who puts pickles in that? My main (trout) was ice cold, and the replacement overcooked and my husband's mussels were tiny and dry. very disappointed in the food but our server was lovely and we loved the lighting and music. It was my husband's 55th birthday so they gave him a little mini dessert platter at the end which was thoughtful.

But I wouldn't eat there again - for the price the food was mediocre at best.

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MarkW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been there seveal times and it's always been good. A great place to dine if you are taking in an event downtown.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfounded pretension, over priced, mediocre food.
Service was inattentive, bordering slack.

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DenisF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant for my family when visiting Toronto; really enjoy dining at the bar, tasting several of their offerings to share with my family. Love their oysters.

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Leanne
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a big fan of Biff's. It never disappoints. I had the duck confit and it was absolutely delicious. It was my first time eating duck and I'm glad that I went for it. As always, the staff was superb. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and high quality food.

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AdamM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, attentive and fun. The food was amazing. My wife and I had a wonderful Valentines. Thank you Biff’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review