My spouse and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary is fina style at Biff's. The flowers I ordered were presented along with complimentary glasses of sparkling wine. The staff were charming throughout our evening and the food was delicious. The people at Biff's made our joy complete.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early for dinner
While we were very early for dinner (5pm and the only ones in the restaurant) the food was excellent - the steak was so tender and flavourful I cut it with my fork. Our food was ready in a very short period of time - everything was hot and crisp. The wine list was extensive, though tended to the high side ($60+ for the cheaper bottles of wine). The décor is interesting and the layout feels intimate while still being open concept.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
oysters and cocktails
A great place if you're looking to dress up a bit and go for a salad some oysters and cocktails.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was pretty with a sincere parisan vibe. Love the chicken liver parfait, and my Chardonnay by the glass was one the best I've had st the price point. Moving into the area soon, I'm sure Biff's will become a regular haunt!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience, as always.
I have been to this restaurant a few times now and have always had a good experience. The waitstaff are really nice and accommodating; the ambience is elegant, it's quiet but not too quiet, and my food has always been really good. Other people in my group were not thrilled with their octopus salads, but my beef bourgignon and the duck confit were great, as were the seafood platter and escargot.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for lunch
Food is always good here as will all Oliver Bonacini restaurants.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Biff's was an excellent choice for a birthday dinner for my mother and my 18 yr old daughter. Food was great, the oyster special meant we could have our fill of bivalves and the service was top drawer -- knowledgeable, courteous, prompt and not over-bearing. Just right.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Biff a once again surpasses expectations. Delicious food, perfect balance of attentive and aware service, great location.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boysterous Oysters were excellent!
My friend and I went to Biff's specifically for their $1 oysters after 5pm and a nice bottle of Riesling. We were not disappointed...the server was totally pleasant and quick....the oysters (all 36 of them) were fresh and the patio was warm and inviting. I'd go back any day.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for us
We were looking for a good restaurant in walking distance of Union Station. Biff's was recommended by a Toronto friend, and we were not disappointed. Our dinners were both well prepared and well presented. The lemony sauce on the sea bream was excellent. The octopus was tender and very tasty. Our server brought a taste of wine to try before ordering. While in the restaurant, it began pouring, and we had no umbrella or rain jackets. Our server brought two garbage bags to use as raincoats, and a small umbrella from their lost and found. When we were ready to leave, the hostess showed us a way out the rear entrance that connected us with an underground walkway right to the station. A great dining experience isn't always simply about the food!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant
I would have given 5 stars on the service as all the staff were polite and helpful.
My only criticism was that service was slow as I was there on a non leisurely business lunch.
Overall.. Bravo Biffs
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely lunch at Biff's
My colleague and I enjoyed a lovely lunch last Friday at Biff's. We were there early and were able to sit out front on patio. Very attentive servers and very helpful and flexible. Food was great. Despite a few pesky wasps hanging around, the experience was very good.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French Bistro
Biff's has a small-ish menu, but all the options are tasty and well prepared. A great place to try cuts of meats you wouldn't normally see on a regular steakhouse menu. They offer fresh oysters fro $1 each! Very good French restaurant in downtown Toronto, with great service and a not-too-formal atmosphere.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Biff's - O&B Gem
We have been to Biff's a few times and each time we are impressed with both the ffod and service! Our last visit was once again enjoyable and we brought our own wine. First time! It was an special occasion and Antonia, our server, was attentive and charming. I would recommend Biff's for any occasion, business dinner, special occasion or just a night out. The patio is great too!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully appointed restaurant
Beautifully appointed restaurant - the feature wall of photographs and overall layout is very sophisticated. Staff were friendly and service pretty good, though sometimes a little slow refiling the wine glasses since the cooler was located away from the table. Food was high quality and nicely presented. Relatively quiet given this was a Saturday evening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love oysters...
We heard that Biff's offered $1 oysters beginning 5:00 on weekdays so we headed over after work and had oysters and wine. It was on a monday so we didn't expect a large crowd but it did fill up by 7:00. The food was delicious and I'll certainly go back for more!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great business/casual lunch
This is a great restaurant for a weekday business lunch. Menu is just long enough and the food is really good, including the salads.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service
My friends and I had a great time there. The food was great and of very high quality. The service was very attentive. The price is not expensive comparing to Epic in Royal York Hotel that we went to the night before.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great dinner spot
We had such an enjoyable dinner for two. The ambience and service were top-notch: good energy but not too loud. Can't wait to go back with friends or even just as a couple.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris in Toronto
When I selected Biff's for lunch it was out of convenience...and I thought the prices might be high for the expenses to my business that I would incur...however, upon choosing our seats outdoors, on a wonderful warm Fall day, I was transported - back to Paris. My guest and I both immensely enjoyed our meals and were able to have an easy conversation without constant interruption and hovering wait staff. The food was divine! I highly recommend the Duck Pot Pie, decadent and tasty! My guest advised me that she rarely gets to go out for lunch, and she works in the building. My choice turned out to be perfect in every way, and affordable. Thank you!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I took our friends for dinner as a gift and the food, service and menu were wonderful. We highly recommend this spot although tucked into a bit of an odd location it was worth finding.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm NEVER disappointed by
I'm NEVER disappointed by the staff and food at Biff's Bistro. Chef Amanda's food is a delicious but unpretentious, and definitely adventurous--we ate oysters, bone marrow pudding, octopus, escargot, and chicken liver--basically the good stuff. It is confidently presented by knowledgeable, friendly servers.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner before going to a hockey game. I really liked the on-line reservation confirmation - made it very easy. Food was excellent and the service was second to none. We will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Enjoyable Dining
Biff's was a last minute recomendation from the Westin concierge. Very good French restaurant (if a little generic). Wait staff was very pleasant, attentive, and helpful. Not terribly expensive (even my wife's wine was just $7). My wife had a dish with beef cheeks and semoule which was very rich but good. My six year old daughter had chicken and mushrooms over a bed of grains. Delicious. I had Steak Frites, also very good. But the best part was my Foie Gras which came on a moist french toast and pickled apples. I made the "mistake" of letting my daughter try that first. It was absolutely the best thing we've eaten in a long time. Plus, my daughter's palette is becoming more expensive all the time.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress, sommelier and chef
Waitress, sommelier and chef very congenial, and provided service that was exceptional. Food was outstanding .
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a dinner reservation at Biff's Bistro for my aunt and I to celebrate her 70th birthday. I mentioned this special occasion in the "special requests" section of the online reservation tool. From the moment we arrived at Biff's we were treated like queens and made to feel so special. There was a birthday card on our table for my aunt signed by all the staff, we were brought sparkling wine to toast our special evening, the manager and chef visited our table to wish my aunt a Happy Birthday and a a special dessert was delivered. Our waitress was wonderful and the atmosphere was very refined while still being comfortable, warm and friendly. And of course the food was incredible! Thank you Biff's!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice Sunday dinner.
I tried out Biff's this past Sunday. My girlfriend and I had a great experience. Our server, Melanie L, was a delight. She was knowledgeable, polite, and did not make us feel rushed. Most servers are either at your table too much, or simply not enough. She was perfect. My only advice, is dim the lights a bit! It would add to the ambience. Wonderful food, and great service. We will certainly be back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food to loud
I enjoyed my experience at Biffs however I found it to loud to hear my guest which detracted from the experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little slice of France
The venue has a distinct feel of a French Bistro.
Third visit here at different seasons. The chef does a wonderful job of adapting the menu to seasonally available ingredients.
Always available beef bourgiignon Is melt in your mouth delicious.
Wait staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful.
Can't wait to return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service and has a nice bistro feel! would definitely go back just for the fixed price menu
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm Octupus Salad
I went with my gf and heard about their $1 oysters - had 6, was good. The warm octopus salad was the main entree and was not disappointed. Our server even gave us mustard and pickles which were an odd choice but great combination.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good service. Relax mood.
I requested for a good sitting area which is where the picture wall is, cozy and and not busy. We celebrated a very good friend's birthday. They enjoyed the food and service.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pre-Theatre crowd made for a very busy and noisy restaurant, but it also gave it a celebratory vibe. Great selection of wine and delectable food. Overall 'n great night out. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food and Service
The filet mignon just melted in my mouth - I highly recommend this restaurant!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiance and I had dinner on a Friday night at Biff's and we had a wonderful time. With only one phone call to make a special request (to write "Will you marry me?" on the desert plate, everything was prepared nicely for us. Special thanks to the staff and chef of Biff's to make this magical night happen for us!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
love the pris fixe
Love the pris fixe menu. Quality of food was excellent and just the right quantity. My only desire would be a more ectensive wine list.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
usually its a bit tough but this time it was extremely tender. I'll be expecting it this way from now on.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience
We had visited Biff's a few months ago and since we were in Toronto overnight decided to have dinner there again. As before, we were very pleased with both the food and the service.For a Friday night the restaurant was not too busy and that probably contributed to the pleasant experience. Wines are a little pricey, but not unreasonable; we chose a moderately priced Cotes du Rhone and were very happy with it. Appetizers, mains (we had the duck breast and the beef bourguignon) and dessert were all excellent. All of the staff ,and particularly our server, were friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back again.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good business lunch
Biff's is a great place for a business lunch, whether colleagues or clients. Nice menu selections, staff very friendly and attentive.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still never disappointed over ten y
Mussels and frites amazing. They have corkage of $25.00 if you wish to bring a great wine!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Biff's a winner!
Part of the O&B group, Biff's is smaller than the others. It has a French style menu that is well-executed by the chef. My wife and I enjoyed one of the bests dinners in a long time. I also emailed a very special request and the chef made it exactly as I was hoping for.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was wonderful
Service left much to desired. I guess being a single women she assumed I would not be a good tipper so after order arrived nearly impossible to get service from my server. Had to flag down anyone available. Which is ridiculous in a place of this caliber.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a superb lunch because of many factors. First of all, the service was extraordinary. I was meeting someone- and they managed to place us at separate tables with our backs to each other. It took a few minutes before we realized what had happened and the hostess was amazing in realizing that we were waiting for each other. It was funny actually! Secondly, the food for lunch was so european French. We both loved it for the interesting combinations and the right amount of food. Lastly, the room was energetic and full of good conversations. Not too noisy but enough to make it all fun. Loved the lunch meeting. Look forward to doing it again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is wonderful, service
Food is wonderful, service was friendly and efficient. It is a great spot for dinner before a show at either Sony Centre or Bluma Appel. They got us out in plenty of time for the show and it was a great meal.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a reservation for 2
We had a reservation for 2 and when I arrived asked if they could accommodate 3, even though they were clearly jammed they managed to do so us and were wonderful about it. Staff were just awesome from start to finish, food excellent, beautiful wine.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this place!!!! The
I love this place!!!! The best part - people who work there- all of them.
We were late for our reservation - i mean 2 hours late due to the traffic and snow. The hostess was very nice to keep our reservation when she learned the problem, even the place was packed. We did not make it easier when we finnally arrived- we had less than an hour for the dinner, including 2 dozens of amazing oysters. My Duck Confit was perfect, so is the rest of dishes. Service we received was the best.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a first rate restaurant.
This is a first rate restaurant. The food (rabbit with prunes) outstanding; the oysters at $1.00 apiece, a real bargain. The service knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend the place.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Probably the best steak in TO
This is a habitual favorite of ours which always hits all the right notes: service, decor, food, and wine selection. Whether we have their excellent prix fixe which always includes steak frites or choose from their a la carte menu we are always happy. I don't usually gush about a restaurant but this is one that I have no difficulty doing so. In the summer there is an excellent patio and during the winter the interior is cozy and welcoming.
We would recommend this for any occasion where you want a solid excellent dinner. It may be a little expensive for some tastes and the dress code is a little more upscale (particularly in the winter) but it is worth it.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
O&B - stellar staff again!
We chose to go to Biff's to celebrate our wedding anniversary - partly because we have a fundamental confidence that the service will be better than average. We weren't disappointed. Our server, Victoria, was a gem - evidence of wise and experienced recruiting and training, once again. (We've eaten at almost all O&B restaurants the past 20 years). We were greeted warmly and seated thoughtfully at a table near the window. The food and two kinds of wine (a glass of one that was recommended on the menu to accompany the dish) were all excellent - the pork tenderloin was about as good as it can get, and the calamari perfect. The salad was fresh and very different tasting, the portions perfect, the desserts a treat. Thank you!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Always
If you like French bistro, or good food and delightful service generally, you owe it to yourself to drop by. Excellent oysters, cocktails and Prix fixe.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM