Biff's Bistro

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To keep our guests and staff safe, we are temporarily closed. Please visit our corporate website at www.oliverbonacini.com/news for updates as we continue to monitor the situation. We look forward to reopening and welcoming you soon. Until we wine and dine again, stay healthy during these tough times.

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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TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Great food. The prix fixe menu is always tasty. Get the Mushroom soup , amazing

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was brilliant as was the meal!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with family

GC
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, but not inexpensive for everyday dining. Half price wines on Wednesdays was nice but unfortunately they did not have the 2 wines we would have chosen, so we had to go to the full price wine list.

GJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s Birthday

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute Delight!
Will be coming back again and again.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

group of 3, beef bourguignon was excellent, oysters excellent, service great.

s
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French onion was great, the hat chicken was incredible!

NL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was awful. For the owner to be a critic, he should spend time at his own restaurant. I ordered truite and it came out rm temp and the potatoes cold. They put so much sauce which was watery and it made it into a soup. My daughter had spaghetti and it came out dry and when i asked the server if spicy she said no well the dish is very spicy and we had to send back to kitchen. We should have known it was a thumbs down when arriving at 730pm on a sat night and the place was 1/4 full.

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Location is good, food is moderate, however the servers try to clear your table a lot to push for the dessert menu... Was having a chat and catching up with a friend, was annoying to be interrupted so many times.

p
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Al, our waiter was very engaging. The Beef Bourguignon was tasty, if not a bit pricey for what was served. (I was not paying!). I did enjoy your Biff's Red house wine. (Why no House White?)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, quiet ambience, good decor

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U
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is one of our fave locals, so have reviewed it on several occasions over the years!
It is generally a nice experience with friendly wait staff, good food and a traditional French bistro ambience!
So we had a nice evening. The service was a bit mixed. My wife loves rare tuna but, if it comes with fries as this one does, she always requests less fries and more veggies. Didn’t happen!!
Good selection of wines by the glass.
All okay.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered two Flat Iron steak dinners and they were extremely salty

KL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - steak was very tender. Got us through in time for the show.

TM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot for a pre-show meal. Our party of six enjoyed the entire experience. Our server was keenly aware of our time constraints and made sure appies, cocktails, mains and wine were served in good time. We felt very well taken care of!

RG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Steak tartare was horrible - who puts pickles in that? My main (trout) was ice cold, and the replacement overcooked and my husband's mussels were tiny and dry. very disappointed in the food but our server was lovely and we loved the lighting and music. It was my husband's 55th birthday so they gave him a little mini dessert platter at the end which was thoughtful.

But I wouldn't eat there again - for the price the food was mediocre at best.

MW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been there seveal times and it's always been good. A great place to dine if you are taking in an event downtown.

DP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfounded pretension, over priced, mediocre food.
Service was inattentive, bordering slack.

DF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant for my family when visiting Toronto; really enjoy dining at the bar, tasting several of their offerings to share with my family. Love their oysters.

L
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a big fan of Biff's. It never disappoints. I had the duck confit and it was absolutely delicious. It was my first time eating duck and I'm glad that I went for it. As always, the staff was superb. I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and high quality food.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, attentive and fun. The food was amazing. My wife and I had a wonderful Valentines. Thank you Biff’s!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. Food was amazing.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Early evening dinner before a show. The restaurant hadn’t filled up yet so it atmosphere was pleasant and quiet.

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place! Luciana our server was excellent, and the food was amazing!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Winterlicious and definitely enjoyed the food. Will be back on a regular night. Was glad Winterlicious allowed me to evaluate the menu for a discounted price.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Al and the mushroom soup keep us coming back!! Seriously, Al rocks. He always makes sure that we are out on time for a game without any feeling of being rushed. Best waiter ever. Oh and the stirred martinis are terrific.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for business luncheon, excellent food and services!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, busy restaurant. Our food was great, some was a little cooler than ideal... would definitely go back and the special care around my birthday was unexpected and wonderful.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good! Enjoyed the food and service. Would definitely recommend for winterlicious.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We received amazing service. Waiter made our night. The restaurant is across from Meridian Centre, we didn’t have a show but he was very mindful of getting people to their shows on time. We just wanted to check out the restaurant for winterlicious but he asked us if we were celebrating anything special. He was very personable and made sure to check for food allergens for both plates because my partner and I like to share. Great night, a bit pricey but we would definitely go back.

KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent all these years. Have been many times.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience at Biff's Bistro.

R
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I am not sure if I got ill because of the food it was a salad that may not have sat well but I was ill after eating there later at night or maybe I was getting something anyway!!

The food tasted yummy and the service and ambiance were lovely. My husband and I went for a valentine lunch for winterlicious

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing. It was recommended by the concierge at the hotel. We chose off the Winterlicious menu and were not disappointed. The French onion soup was incredible. The gnocchi was melt in your mouth. The dessert was to die for. We were served by Andres and he was so attentive and outgoing and so on and so on....

D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed my dinner very much. The noise level is a little on the high side for me. I think a bit of soft furnishing could assist with this. I would go again and would definitely recommend.

SN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the service was excellent but I wished they had creme brulee for desert.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit during Winterlicious and I think it was my favourite time yet! The food was unbelievable and we were very happy with the visit overall.

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