Biff's Bistro

4.7
2980 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2980 People Are Saying
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MazE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Having dinner at Biff's left me with mixed feelings.

The service was great. Very kind and attentive. Amazing staff.

The food was another story.

For starters, we each had a French onion soup which was delicious.

We also had the beef tartar, which was...meh. didn't taste fresh. Lacked proper seasoning. The sourdough bread was tasteless too, which is surprising for a sourdough.

For entres we had the steak and the mushroom lasagna. The steak was not cooked as prefers (asked for medium rare) and was over salted (had spoon full of salt in my mouth with each bite). The fries were cold and the dipping sauce they come with was not great either.

The lasagna was great. Had great taste to it. Mushrooms were beautifully cooked. And the flavors melded together really well.

We ended with a lemon tart. The Lemon part was phenomenal. The crust was undercooked and mushy.

Overall, hit and miss. That's why the low rating for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time with friends. Very friendly waiter and staff. Good wine, coq au vin and dessert !

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BrianK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in france. Very relaxing.
Wonderful atmosphere on the patio
Food was exceptional
Will be back

DD
DeniseD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. They even brought complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate the 50th birthday in our group. Food was great. Will definitely return.

CM
ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent Robert our server was attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent except for one of the steaks both were ordered medium rare but one came out very rare. Again our server was very accommodating and took it back and was cooked to the correct level.

SC
SuniraC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Biffs. the service and food is exceptional.

CD
CasualDiner26
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food and wine were both delish! We ordered the mussels to start and had the duck for our mains. The crème brûlée for dessert was awesome too. The only thing we weren’t completely satisfied with were the dark n stormy cocktails because the ginger beer tasted almost flat but the flavour was still there. Overall a great night.

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Sarita19th
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My sea bass was delicious. The service superb!

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GerardC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service and excellent value!

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vipTerry
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining was very good. Food was great and service was good.

RC
vipRonC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wife Birthday dinner. Her mushroom lasagna order was broiled to a crisp and returned. Such a disappointment. My Loup de Mer was excellent, but her BD dinner was a disappointment.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Carl, thank you for dining with us and for sharing your experience. We’re very sorry to hear about your disappointment. Please can you send us a note through our website, so we may discuss this further.

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MaryB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate early, 5:30 and the food was delicious and the service excellent. We ate inside where there were fewer diners and so it was quieter.

JG
JimG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Biff’s always has great food. We were celebrating a birthday 🎂 We all ordered the beef bourguignon. Dessert was creme brûlée and chocolate salted torte.
Highly recommend Biff’s !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MIkeM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were outside-- our choice -- so that had factors on noise (sirens) and general ambience. But the food was wonderful and the service was great. No one would ever accuse O&B from being a cheap meal -- but at Biff's the value is 100% there.

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Cathy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Biif's pleases on every level , as we all get used to going out again. Some restaurants may need time to get up speed ( from my limited experience) indifferent service so so food . Not Biff's excellent service and fantastic food , just really lovely.

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Musicalriver
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good unpretentious French fare. Waiter Al and a manager who took the trouble to stop our table rocking of his own volition (we had not noticed), both excellent. House wine punched above its weight. A little haven in the Toronto night.

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KenFox
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first return to biff' since the pandemic hit. Our reservation was for their Patio but heavy rain forced us inside the restaurant where Covid protocols were strictly enforced ( proof of 2 vaccinations and tables well spread apart) . Bistro style French food still very good and service efficiant, professional and friendly After a prelonged absence it was good to be back in familiar surroundings. My wife had the sea bass which she said was excellent;I stuck with a bistro favourite of Coq Au Vin which was also very good.

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Needed2compliment
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our waiter, Robert ,was extremely, courteous, knowledgeable and professional.

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SerenaL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be din-in or patio. Excellent service. Food is delicious. Onion soup, Trout, Duck main entries are really good. Foie gras is absolutely amazing.

FE
FoodExplorer
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food. We had an earlier reservation and indoor seating. We did not feel rushed and was very accommodating with our requests.

JG
vipJamesG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drink! Amazing service as well - Al (Allen) was phenomenal!!! Made the night for us to be honest. Thank you for the chat regarding concerts, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Queen!

JB
vipJessicaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant. great food and drinks. would dine again. nice for celebrations.

KF
KerryF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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vipAnonymous
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the Biff’s patio. Great service + menu. Numerous allergies were easily accommodated. Thank you.

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Liz8
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food, great service, as usual.

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Littlelisers
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Al was super terrific!!! He was friendly and attentive.

Our only issue (and this happens every time we dine out) is that despite the fact that we had made our reservations very far in advance, we arrived on time and there were many tables for 4 available, we were initially seated at the worst table (right beside the propane tank cage)!

We requested to move twice…and we got a bit of attitude from the hostess.

Thank goodness our server was amazing and the food was delicious👍.

CM
CapoteandMe
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at a reasonable price and outstanding service.

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NessG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and generous portion! Try the cocktails, they are amazing! Love the ambiance and the bar is impressive.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend! Perfect place for celebration, would definitely come again!

CT
ClaudiaT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun and inviting bistro. Friendly and very good service. Bistro fare very good. Decent wine list.

DK
DaveK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great service - in other words, exactly what I've come to expect from this restaurant.

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anupasingh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must for French cuisine and ambiance. You have to try the chicken liver parfait and steak frites!

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vipChloegirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. The service was fantastic, food amazing as was the wine. Will definitely be back the next time am in town!

LT
LadyT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the truffled fried brie was to die for
our server was brilliant

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Dacks
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good French cuisine. Have been many time and the experience and food has been great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
There was no acknowledgement of that at all.
Food was delicious, service was attentive. But they forgot any mention of his birthday. Would have been nice to have some recognition. A nice gesture of a glass of Prosecco or something. That was too bad.

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nancyE
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak was overdone when medium rare was requested. Staff handled it well after the fact. Thank you.

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Brett
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was great but the sea bass in particular was outstanding. And we couldn’t have asked for a better server - Al was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent. We had very good service. Our waitress brought out the dessert with the candle as requested. I am very happy with our experience at the Biff Bistro. We will definitely be there again!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Biff's Bistro using the Order Online button. Biff's Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Biff's Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 860-0086.

Biff's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 2980 OpenTable diners.

Biff's Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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