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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with ginger sptzle, napa cabbage, duck heart confit & chili jam
Octopus & Chorizo Salad
with kale, green olives, fingerling potatoes, lemon, oven-dried tomatoes & saffron vinaigrette
Kind, attentive, and professional. The patio is covered and keeps you very warm!
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.
Fantastic. Felt very safe. Food and service were phenomenal as always!
Great food, wine and service as usual. Great cozy tent atmosphere with heater. Will come back regularly.
Great job! Keep it up! Love your oysters
Heaters were good. Waitress was lovely.
ordered the coquil st jacque, it was fabulous! Always love the oysters too:)
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!
Beautiful patio great food and excellent service
Really good food, excellent service, quiet patio ambiance; overall a very enjoyable dinner...plus wine is 50% off on Wednesdays!
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!
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 !!!
Great food, great service. Always excellent
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!
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.
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!!!
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!
Food ok. Prices way too high. Wine a complete rip off. Service was brutal. Slow, mix ups, minimal menu knowledge, bill was wrong
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.
Very good overall experience. Loved it.
Incredible experience overall! Went for my fiancé’s birthday dinner and we both had incredible meals that could not have been any better.
Great tasting oysters and very friendly staff I will be comming here again to try the rest of food.
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.
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.
great service, excellent food, wonderful ambiance
Great meal and service.
Amazing experience patios a little chilly now but that's our of their control
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
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.
First time at Biffs. Great experience. Loved the food. Would return.
As always, the food was superb!!
Food in general is very good, comparable to other O&B restaurants.
We sat indoor, and it was pleasantly quiet, as most patrons chose to sit in the outdoor patio.
We received an incorrect entree. It was replaced quite quickly but my entree got cold while waiting, with no offer to compensate. Otherwise the food was good - that's why I go there.
The menu is still considerably restricted, which I understand
When will they go back to a more substantial selection was a question posed to our waiter who didn't know.
Food preparation and presentation was fine.
Visiting from Vancouver as we get our daughter settled at Humber. Great waiter and the $1 oysters were shucked perfectly!
Excellent experience. Great staff. Outstanding food. Patio seating was distanced nicely.
Love their $1 oysters on Wednesday but other than that, its pretty pricey.
Food and service were both fantastic as always. Will be back!
Good evening, AlexD, Thank your for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thanks for the support –Biff’s Management
We had a lovely time! Great food and wonderful service.
Good Evening, we're so glad to hear that you had a nice experience at our restaurant. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again in the future - Biff's Management
Very good quality. A bit pricey on some of less expensive meals but the more expensive ones we at a good cost. Really liked the ambiance.
Good evening, MikeB, Thank your for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thanks for the support –Biff’s Management
Had a wonderful evening on the patio. Service was very good and the staff accommodated our request for outside. Very relaxing and not rushed at all.
Good Evening Rob G, we happy to hear that you had a great night on our Patio. Thank you for the support and we hope to see you back soon! - Biff's Management
Very reliable and very consistent service and food quality. We enjoy every time we dine there.
Good Evening NinaK, thank you very much for your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you back soon! - Biff's Management
Biff's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 860-0086.
Biff's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 2985 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.