Biff's Bistro

4.7
3014 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.

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 3014 people are saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRandyG
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great , but I did ask long in advance
For patio table, but none was available when we arrived
But if that’s the worst thing in life , I’m great 😄

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good! Great selection of wines and drinks. Food is good, portions could be a little bigger, but… well, it’s a French bistro..
I would go again for sure.

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AlexandraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al is the best server! Food is always incredible. Authentic French cuisine. Love the buck a shuck oysters daily with a purchase of wine bottle. Patio is cozy with great people watching.

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vipShirleyM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Al, was exceptional, as was everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from beginning to end! The hostess was welcoming, my server Allen was outstanding &of course, the $1 oysters were to die for! Will definitely be back next week 11/10

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can't have been easy to stay open during a global pandemic, but the staff at Biff's made it like home. Warm, friendly staff, delicious food -- my time on their patio was just lovely. They made it a real oasis. A great lunch with my daughter!

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StevenS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Great steaks, burgers, waiter was very helpful with what to choose. His picks were great. Good service!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and very efficient. Food outstanding.

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MichelleP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. It was our anniversary and they treated us with free glasses of champagne which was nice and our dessert plate was nicely decorated with happy anniversary...nice touch. Food was great...very French!

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mtriebe
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend Biff’s Bistro enough. From the moment we arrived we were met with friendly service, the food is just outstanding. They helped to make our anniversary that much more memorable

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding (as always)! Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food. My favourite place to go for French cuisine downtown. Thank you so much to the team, we had a wonderful night celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday that we will not forget because of you all! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will absolutely be back!

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IanP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food quality and service is very good. Unfortunately, The menu has lost focus. French bistro should not be offering pizza and empanadas.

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vipChristopherP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always good. Service is always generally very good, but this time around were rushed out the restaurant without their being an apparent backlog of new customers waiting. Didn't get a chance to order a coffee. This experience aside, it has always been a good time at Biff's.

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PhilippeM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When downtown, one of our preferred restaurants .
Luckily restaurants will resume normal operation next week.

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vipnicoler
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing! So many to choose from. Food was incredible- were very accommodating with my allergies. My friends and I all had the truffle burger so delicious and I had creme brûlée for dessert. Amazing 10 years ago and still amazing now!! Our waitress was fantastic. Second time coming here and would love to go again and again!!!

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JaB1
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were varied + tasty, mains were non-exciting and good but not worthy of recommending. Desserts were delcious. Service was wonderful.

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kateatingoutinto
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambience. Enjoyed our celebration dinner.

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vipCRam
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, food and service, would return again! :)

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SusieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the rain, I had a lovely time and meal on the covered patio at Biff's. If the weather is uncooperative, would recommend a seat not at the windows or else your table will get wet. Bit of a splurge but lovely ambiance and service for late lunch.

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vipClareW
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful welcoming staff.
Great oysters and wine service

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VickiH
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service as usual. Glad to be back. Will definitely visit again.

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KristenC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Biffs not knowing what to expect as we don’t often seek out French restaurants. It was suggested to us and after a quick look at the menu (they had us at buck a shuck), we were able to book a spot on the patio. We’ve driven by this area before but never noticed Biffs, but we wish we had before. Oysters were a good size (Malpeque?) and came out quick upon ordering. We may or may not have ordered 4 dozen between the two of us. Truffled Brie was one of our favs, the flakiness of the phyllo and the warm Brie with the truffle inside was beyond our expectations. The beef bourgingnon was also quite good but wish the serving size was slightly bigger for the price. All in all, we’d definitely come back to try other foods on the menu as well as the vast selection of wines.

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DooxieJo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Customer Service. Everyone was so helpful and extremely welcoming. Fantastic crew!

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Anastasiya
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere! It was such a relief to n in one that there was also a tent set up, at it was raining on the day of my reservation, and I didn’t have to cancel my brunch plans. Thank you for the lovely service!

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Anne
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biff's Bistro was fabulous. Appetizer of the truffled brie was wonderful with good portion of shaved truffle shared by 2. Main entrees was steak fries; each perfectly cooked to our individual orders of medium and med-rare. Cabernet Sauvignon was too well chilled given the evening was mildly warm so the wine was not able to release its chill. If it was hotter night, then the chilled Cab would be fine. Service was excellent given we were relaxed and not rushed thru our meal. Loved our cocktail of Champs-Elysee and Estrella Lager.

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Annette
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and some dishes very good. Maybe not quite up to Biff’s old standard in food due to extended shutdown during COVID.

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DanielC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tartar and potted shrimp are amazing. Recommend Chateau Haut Grelot Blanc with it.

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RobertD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance of the patio and really appreciated the quality of the table setting and spacing between tables. Our server (Matt) was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. My meat lovers pizza was outstanding and my wife's tuna poke bowl was also very tasty. We will definitely come back.

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Nana
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my late lunch with my friends at the cute and cozy patio. Friendly staff and delicious food!

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Maggie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sole almandine was amazing and my server had an excellent wine recommendation. Service was attentive and knowledgeable

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vipChristopherP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable dinner - great oysters, great drinks, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was tentative, the food came out super quick, and the food was absolutely delicious. Would recommend everyone going. Will I go again, possibly not just because there wasn’t too many options as entrees I can eat other then what I got, that being said definitely recommend. The price for everything was extremely reasonable and if you want cheaper cocktails I highly suggest going before 5 for their $12 specials

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vipGloin6
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always! Cozy patio!

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PamT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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Roberto
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

JP
JeffP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
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
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Brian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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!

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 3014 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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