Biff's Bistro

4.7
2994 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff 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 2994 people are saying
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KenFox
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SerenaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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FoodExplorer
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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vipAnonymous
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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 September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food, great service, as usual.

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Littlelisers
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 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👍.

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

Excellent food at a reasonable price and outstanding service.

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NessG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 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 September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CT
ClaudiaT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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DaveK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 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 September 7, 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 September 7, 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!

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LadyT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Dacks
1 review
Dined on September 3, 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 September 3, 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 September 2, 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
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 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!!

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RodC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with outstanding service. Perfect evening.

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Jyak
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful Saturday night date for somewhere quiet with amazing food and wine! We always go for the buck and shuck Saturday deal with a bottle of wine :)

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IT1410
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give this place a higher rate, I would. From the food to the service, our visit was to Biff’s was perfect!

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Jude
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under the cover on the patio and despite a good downpour we were dry and comfortable.
Service was excellent! Bartender had to guess one cocktail from its description (Gibson) and all cocktails were prepared exactly as asked for.
Two Trout Amandine and one Coq au Vin were delicious and highly recommended! Plenty of food served hot, beautifully presented really made our evening.
Wonderful staff, delightful ambiance - we recommend Biff’s.

SG
vipStevenG
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The numerous reviews here were excellent, so we decided to give it a shot. The outdoor patio looked quite inviting when we arrived. Sadly, the evening started off quite poorly…as we found the “covid patrol” to be particularly over the top and invasive (far more so than other restos dealing with the same provincial mandate). We also found the hostess to be quite humourless and stiff, surprising for someone so young. Finally, we were ushered to a very small table propped up against the wall with lighting so poor that my wife had to crack out the Iphone flashlight to read the menu (a physical menu, btw, which was somewhat ridiculous given the crazed covid screening we had just undergone). This was made so much worse when we noticed many other couples dining in comparative luxury (large tables for 4, with excellent lighting and along a decorative fence. So far, so not good……
Rather than resigning ourselves to a ruined evening, I chanced asking the gentleman (who appeared to be the manager) if it would be possible to switch to one of those larger tables (as we had fortunately noticed a couple paying their bill). He was quite pleasant and cheerful, and quickly arranged for us to be switched over. This went a long way towards redemption, as it immediately improved the mood and ambiance for us. Even better, our server (Martine) was absolutely lovely! Extremely helpful, pleasant and efficient…to go along with her amazing personality. Now, our mood had changed completely and we really began to enjoy ourselves. The cocktails were excellent, and the food was overall good. We really enjoyed the baked brie, seared fois gras and the wild mushroom lasagna. The oysters were good and quite reasonably priced….but I found the French onion soup to be nothing special (I make my own, based on the serious eats recipe…so maybe Im biased here) The only let down was the filet mignon, which came a bit tough/raw in places(ordered med rare). Still, an overall good time…we would dine here again.

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Justinjn
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is one of the remaining go to French Restaurants in Toronto that stays true to its food quality and service. However like everything it’s the people who really make this place. I love the waiter Sam who is a professional with superb service and is just an awesome human. The ladies however are hot and miss. Most don’t really care for customers and-or hate their jobs.

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CelesteH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary meal at Biffs. Would go back in a heartbeat! Amazing food and outstanding service.

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AlexD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's my 5th time at Biffs. The food and service are consistently impeccable.

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Roland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice place with the Paris inspiration with french classic music as background ambiance. The Coq au Vin was amazing . I recommend this Bistro to people who wants to have a great time and experience.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed friendly atmosphere food is consistently good

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GoodExperience
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great, also felt safe as they have Covid 19 protocols in place. Good is good too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and patio was nice!

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MinaK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely evening @ Biff's. Consistent service, french fare @ it's finest.

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Marina
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was superb and the service was excellent.

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vipSueh
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Excellent service

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AzaghenR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine & great service! High recommend for any lover of french cuisine & also pet friendly

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kareng
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the charcuterie as an appetizer. Signature Beef Bourguignon as main entree and Creme Brulee for dessert. Beef Bourguignon was delicious! It remains our favorite dish at Biffs. Creme Brulee was done to perfection.. Overall, the meal was fabulous!

FAQs

Biff's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Biff's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 860-0086.

Biff's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 2994 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 reservations at the moment.

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