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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.

4 Front St. E
Toronto, ON M5E 1G4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Yonge St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 860-0086

Website:
http://www.biffsbistro.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.

Executive Chef:
Bill Osborne

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

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner. Got us out in time for the theatre. Waiter David was fantastic. Restaurant has redeemed itself from several BAD experiences last year.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great place for lunch, great service and the lamb burger is amazing.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Unimpressed with the service.
Unimpressed with my steak - very chewy and fatty
Unimpressed with trout - under cooked.
Unimpressed with vegetables - undercooked

Dined on a sunday with no crowd in the restaurant. I would not return

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Great French inspired cuisine! Small well executed menu. Great selection of French wines. Atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Great for dates and before shows.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good Food, good service and great friends.
First time to Biff’s but we will be back. Wondering why I waited so long?

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Whenever we go to Toronto, to shows or to the Opera or for meetings, we always put Biff's in our plans.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice restaurant, a good service and attention to details. Overall an experience, I will do again next time I'm in Toronto.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The manager (Ashley) is nothing short of awesome!!! It’s a regular hangout for my wife and I and I also steer business lunches there as a result.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was most impressed with the service. We were late for our reservation due to traffic and road construction. When we called to let the hostess know, she was so understanding. She held our reservation for us, not knowing that we were on the road for 2 hours already. In the end we were only 10 minutes late. As for the food, use of fresh ingredients were evident. Ambience was lively but not too loud for conversing. Servers were polite yet personable. Excellent overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto and it is my favourite O&B restaurant. I have been going to this restaurant for years and I am so glad that the foie gras and Beef Bourguignon is always on the menu. The food is excellent and never a disappointment. It is my choice for special occasion dinners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was great. The presentation was amazing and the taste extraordinary. We stopped before a bite before the theatre and was pleasantly surprised. Especially the escargot was amazing !

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was first class food freshly prepared and amazingly delicious. Definitely will come back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It is not for me to say but the three of us gals couldn't really find anything on the menu that appealed to us. They both ordered the trout and didn't finish it. I had a green salad and fries. Every item on the menu had something unappetizing in it thus our choices were few. However the ambiance is great and the service excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Both the Halibut and Monkfish were exceptional. They did not have the wine we ordered and tried to upsell a replacement, but the wine we chose as a replacement was delicious and cheaper than the first choice.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Biff's Bistro is one of my favorite Toronto restaurants. Service is always exceptional - our server Elliot was friendly and accommodating. The food is always delicious. Love this B+O restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great...sit in Al’s section. Great server and super knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This is my second time at Biff's, and it gets better each time. I got to try the liver this time, and found it flavourful and mashed potatoes it came with were creamy and perfect. Food here is an experience, and the wait staff perform well above average. I would highly recommend this restaurant for some of the best French cuisine in town.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Usually reserve Biff's for special occasions. I need to come more often. It's still one of my favourite restaurants.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Met with friends for a mid-week catch-up and really enjoyed it. Lovely ambiance, reasonable prices though desserts a little pricey, delicious food!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love the team at Biff's for their warm yet professional service, the fantastic food and inviting ambiance. A great choice for a business meeting or to catch up with friends. I'll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had wonderful service by Mike who gave exemplary service! If you love bistro food, you can never go wrong when picking Biff's.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great french onion soup, duck confit and cherry sorbet. Quiet patio location across from the Sony Centre; inside seating available too. BUSY place before the theatre starts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

only flaw was the salad was warm and limp
the duck confit was superb

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food an ambiance but our short blond / red headish waiter was condescending and inattentive when others came. I paid good money on my birthday and had disappointing service

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and wine list, terrific location and ambience.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Only criticism is that the vegetarian options are very sad and limited.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ordered the frogs legs and was very disappointed as they were extremely greasy, literally swimming in oil. When relayed this to our server he stated they are like that due to the large quantity of garlic butter they are prepared with. Coating was soggy mess. I've had better frogs legs from a food truck. Disappointed that the server did nothing to make this right.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to celebrate a special occasion. I loved the atmosphere and the food especially the duck confit. I also want to mention our amazing server Al who made our evening extra special.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a reservation. When We arrived and it was closed. Waste of time!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a meal on the patio @ Biff's prior to a concert.
2 of the 4 steaks arrived COLD and not cooked to our liking,
This was rectified but we didn't eat at the same time with our companions.
No compensation was offered.
For a higher end restaurant this is not acceptable.
We will not return.
Our service, however, was excellent by the attentive staff.
The manager should've compensated us for the inconvenience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Another wonderful meal. The fois gras with truffle potatoes and mushrooms was "melt-in-your mouth" delicious. And the Duck Confit, with it's crispy skin, simply amazing. Memories of Paris!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Location was good and easy to find out. Restaurant mood was good and service was so so good. Quality of food, beef burgarding was tasty and good together with vegetable and mashed potato. As overall, good level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The experience is pretty forgettable. The food was okay it was way expensive for what it was. I like the fries though. Other than that, can't recall anything special about the place.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been here a # of times , now the menu seemed a little tired .only the one special the deep fried zucchini blossoms reminded me of the past creative menu ,now it seems a little too much like a local bistro example Merlot but the price is about 30% higher was it worth it not sure ,it was very nice ,service was good ,early reservation ,after 8 I doubt if the service would hold up ,too few staff to look after " the rush", not the fresh ,innovative menu of the past ,what was "on-line" was the menu except for the one special ,I found that very disconcerting ...is it a real kitchen ??

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Dinner was great as usual. I always enjoy dining at Biff's. Although it was VERY busy, the service was attentive and food arrived in good time. The menu is very appealing and hard to choose among several great entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

very good french cuisine. no disappointment. i had a duck confit. it was almost the same quality as the one i had in paris.
very good service. i would like to come back for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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