Biff's Bistro

4.7
2995 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
We are open for patio dining and takeout!

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.

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
What 2995 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGloin6
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service as always! Cozy patio!

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PamT
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Biff’s never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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Roberto
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, attention, patio and fresh oysters. Will return again!

JP
JeffP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Caesar salad was good, as was my Coq au Vin, and the carrot cake serving was huge and delicious.

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TomB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, a good experience. I ordered the steak frites as my entree. I asked for the steak medium rare but it was cooked a little more than medium rare. It still tasted delicious.

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Shannon
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Al, the server, was fabulous! Delicious food. Thank you!

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Brian
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant had to go to after reopening. The fried chicken was juicy, tender and not greasy. As a southerner, I can say the collard greens would rank up there with the best I've ever had back home. Don't tell my mom. Thanks to Al, Matt and all the staff for a great evening!

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JaneH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Biff's! The food, service, staff and ambiance is Tres Bon!

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vipKenG
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Good food with great service in challenging time.

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Nobody
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Was ignored and avoided the entire experience. Server was constantly checking on everyone else besides my table. Found it very rude and possibly race driven?

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love the French onion soup, so that’s what we came for. My wife had a palm d’or cocktail and it was not very good...very overwhelmed with Goldschlager. Otherwise, pretty good experience this time. Thanks

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NormL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and service once again. Beef bourginon for me and truffled Brie for my bride paired with a nice Chianti. Looking forward to oyster and half price wine nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind, attentive, and professional. The patio is covered and keeps you very warm!

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Caffeine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As the review covers most things, the reason I gave 4 and not 5, more heating is required, and blankets offered, servers, host, or tables need sanitizer bottles. Otherwise everything was great, service was excellent, suggestions were informative, and cocktails excellent.

One other thing did bother me, the initial host, had his mask under his nose, the day we were told to have masks on at all time, but while beating or drinking. He did adjust it once I stared him down.

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MarcO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Felt very safe. Food and service were phenomenal as always!

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NormL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service as usual. Great cozy tent atmosphere with heater. Will come back regularly.

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vipAlisaK
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job! Keep it up! Love your oysters

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Heaters were good. Waitress was lovely.

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Foodie
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

ordered the coquil st jacque, it was fabulous! Always love the oysters too:)

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AlfonsoO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise. Exceptional meal, casual yet attentive and friendly service. We had no idea it was an O&B restaurant and were skeptical that a restaurant with a name like “Biff’s” could deliver on the demands of French cuisine, but wow. Just wow!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio great food and excellent service

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MikeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, excellent service, quiet patio ambiance; overall a very enjoyable dinner...plus wine is 50% off on Wednesdays!

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GloriaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio at Biff's was a wonderful experience. The food was top notch, as was the service. It was such a treat during these difficult times!

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Ewrong
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Al was our sever and he was amazing !! We enjoyed our bottle of red and enjoyed the best French onion soup we have ever had !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always excellent

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kayak
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Biff’s since it opened years ago. It never disappoints and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter was a pie delight too. What a welcoming place!

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vipBEatsAround
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely heated and distanced patio. The French onion soup was out of this world delicious (and it warmed you right up!) and the duck confit was cooked to perfection. Polished and professional service as always.

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JerroldC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The wait staff was great unfortunately the food was far from it. Had the cocktail shock it was like soggy sawdust topped with a roasted sawdust. Expected something great but was honestly one of the worst meals I've had. Gordon Ramsay would have been all sober this screaming "bloody hell". God awful!!!

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, professional and friendly staff, tables spaced well apart. Patio has awnings and heaters. Food is inspired and delicious. The best french onion soup! Have recommended to friends and on many occasions all agree food is great and french onion soup can’t be beat. Highly recommend!

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discrimineater
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food ok. Prices way too high. Wine a complete rip off. Service was brutal. Slow, mix ups, minimal menu knowledge, bill was wrong

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Dear discrimineater, 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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall experience. Loved it.

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MargaritaG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience overall! Went for my fiancé’s birthday dinner and we both had incredible meals that could not have been any better.

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Peterayee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting oysters and very friendly staff I will be comming here again to try the rest of food.

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Menchie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love their a buck a shuck and wine every Wednesday ❤️💖🍸 Our server was very pleasant and nice but the guy who sat us could not even crack a smile, unfriendly and when we asked if we could sit on the patio gave us a snooty “empty seats are reserved” response. Wished he said it with a smile and offered to move us if anyone cancels. But Biff’s is still a good place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buck a shuck oysters and half price bottles of wine were a perfect ending to the week. Duck confit is out of this world. Impeccable service. Great ambiance. Patio lights at night are so romantic.

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Dalkie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, excellent food, wonderful ambiance

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vipbarone77
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service.

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RussellY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience patios a little chilly now but that's our of their control

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you for your five star review! We just want to let you know that heaters are now in place on Biff's patio. Hopefully those will help keep us toasty in the weeks to come! Thank you for your support - Biff's Management

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Buck a Shuck oysters and half price wine on the patio. It was a perfect evening. DELICIOUS food and wine selections. Friendly service.

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 2995 OpenTable diners.

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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