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About Biff's Bistro
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.
Toronto, ON M5E 1G4
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Underground parking for Biff's Bistro is available in the 33 Yonge building, accessible from Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets, and is $2 for dinner guests after 5:30pm.
Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
Private Party Facilities:
Biff's Bistro offers two exclusive private dining rooms. The intimate and charming Grey Room for smaller gatherings and the more dramatic Red Room, which features 18’ ceilings and spacious seating.
Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (877) 578-7386
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Biff's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We were on a second date and were seated under a speaker. Could barely hear each other plus the bench seat was too low for the table. Having said that, we were away from other people so once we asked for the music to be turned down, things were much better. I ordered the beef bourginoin which when presented to me I was a bit surprised as it looked like a braised short rib. When I asked about it,I found out it was a short rib. So not what I expected, and definitely not beef bourginon, but it was delicious. service was very good. Overall I would go back.
This was a very memorable evening, great food and excellent service! Daniel was our server and was exceptional at all aspects, including wit and Humour!! Highly recommended with one small note for music interfering with normal conversations. Can't wait for next occassion.
Biff’s is a gem, though you don’t hear much about it in the press. We visit about once a year, and the food / service are consistently great. It’s also not impossible most nights to get a reservation. Great drinks too. If you haven’t been, you should definitely go.
Excelente cena de Año Nuevo. Las opciones amplias en el menú para esta fecha , el maridaje con vinos adecuados! Nos dieron una copa champán 🥂 para el brindis! Exclente servicio , nos atendieron de manera personalizada con conversación adecuada! Lo recomiendo!
The service was very impressive and great but the food was horrible. As a French woman going to a French restaurant I was hoping for much better. The frog legs didn’t taste anything like supposed to. The beef tartar was very weird and the egg on top was cooked?? They said it was their “thing” but was still bad and way tooo mustardy. My mother had snails but wasn’t sure what she was eating. They were swimming in this poor persillade sauce and it felt like eating bad mushrooms. Then we ordered a duck confit and sea food plater. The duck was dry and glazed with a sweet wine sauce which ruined it all. The seafood platter had literally no taste. Was really disappointed overall by the food. The wine was warm and Not the greatest as well. The service was good tho. Will not be going back unfortunately.
NYE, not what it used to be at Biff's. Hard bread and a very dry and boring shortbread 'cookie' welcomed you. Not the way to start off. Some good, like the scallops appetizer and halIbut entree. Which sadly were not mine. Order the lobster cannelloni. Just wrong, too much butter and endless onions. Great idea to overload someone with onions NYE! Dessert wasn't much better with a ma and pa style eclair. Big, dry and way too sweet. In the end, very disappointed and not what we expected.
I identified that I required gluten free options for my dinner. The waiter acknowledged his understanding of my request and seemed fairly knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered the pate with the toasts on the anther plate because I am celiac. I also confirmed that I could get GF bread. The pate arrived with the toasts on the same plate and the waiter took it away and removed the toasts and put them on a separate plate and brought it back but the pate was still on the same plate. All of the appetizers arrived and it took over 10 mins to get the GF bread so I could eat the pate. Everyone was finishing their apps by the time I got mine. The general attitude was a bit dismissive. Needless to say I am very disappointed about the experience as was the rest of the party.
The food quality and the service were both very good; the prix fixe was good value.
However, the meal and overall experience were overwhelmed by the noise level (both the ambient room noise, but especially from an adjoining table) - made any conversation almost impossible.
A little bit overpriced for the quality of the food. The menu looks somewhat inventive but the execution is not very great, at least it was for us. We ordered the frog legs, as we generally like those, but they very extremely bland and tasteless and overcooked. It was quite disappointing. The rest of the food we had was ok, but not at all great or special. The cocktails were good, the service was excellent, but the food was just expensive for the quality. You can have a much better experiences somewhere else nearby, likely for much less money.
Originally booked for four but had two extra people join us last minute. We informed the hostess of this and she wasn't too pleased with us; she gave us a bit of the cold shoulder. While I understand why, we feel she could have handled it better. This kind of marred an otherwise great experience. The rest of the staff were very friendly and hospitable; the server in particular was collected yet charismatic. The French onion soup du jour, the Syrah wine, and Devil's chocolate ice cream were divine; the beef bourguignon main dish was underwhelming.
It was a 4-star experience overall and I would come back. I would try a different main next time.
I brought several out-of-town colleagues to Biff's and it was a serious mistake. I ordered the trout and it arrived in a bowl containing a green brothy mixture that had very little flavour. The fish was nicely cooked but it sat on a bed of sparse vegetables, one of which were canned artichokes. Nothing like a chewy artichoke with the consistency of plastic to destroy the flavour of a delicate piece of trout. My appetizer was over salty french onion. The bread was fantastic, but if that's all you can rave about when paying through the teeth for a meal, something has gone off the rails. Three of my colleagues ordered steaks, all of which were barely warm when they arrived. One ordered duck and it looked more like pulled pork when she was done with it as she had to shred the meat to get it off the bone with the butter knife that she'd been provided with. Sorry Biff, but you bombed this time.
food was even better than i remembered which is always a nice surprise. everything was really yummy but the one dish that stood out for me was the calf's liver, it was excellent. one down point for me was i remembered them having the $1 oysters which they now only have on a Tuesday, which is ok i'll just come back on a Tuesday next time. our server was friendly and took great care of us. overall was a great experience.
Ambience = crowded, tables too close together, big, noisy, not much French bistro character.
Service = good (thank you Michael).
Food = 50 / 50, beef bourguignon was good, lamb shank goulash was overcooked, dry.
Wine = good selection of by-the-glass wines, but pricey.
Overall = bit of a "get 'em in and get 'em out" feel, not good value for money, a 6 posing as a 9.
Came to Biff's Bistro for my fiancé's birthday. From the moment we walked into the door, we felt welcomed. The food was fantastic, we shared the Escargots en persillade as an appetizer. The escargot were very tender and the sauce was great as a spread on the grilled focaccia. We had the Moules frites and the Wild mushroom dauphinoise as our entree. The dauphinoise was very creamy and the mushrooms had a meaty texture and a roasted flavour. The mussels in the moules frites were quite tender as well. We even had a surprise from our waitress with cookies and a happy birthday message. Definitely made the night special and we will definitely come back again!
It was our 5 year anniversary and I mentioned that on my reservation and they definitely went above and beyond to make this occasion very memorable. Not only was the food amazing and the service was impeccable but at the end they surprised us with desert (eclair made from scratch) that wasn’t even in the menu anymore. It was served in a wooden platter (wood is the symbol for 5 years of marriage) and a glass of champagne each. We had an amazing time and I definitely recommend Biff’s Bistro to anyone that wants to enjoy great food with great company.
The food was very good, the service was excellent. The price...Easily the most expensive meal I have ever had. ($160 + Tip for 2 of us)
It was good, not sure it was THAT good. but was out for a good night and a good night was had.
P.S. I think it was probably the BEST mushroom soup I have ever tasted.
Had a decent meal, only downside was a side order of mushrooms did not arrive with the meal. After 3 follow ups, I finally gave up and told them to kill the order as it was still unavailable. It then showed up on the bill and I needed to correct it. No offer was made to make up for this error.
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