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Biff's Bistro

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2977 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French

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Order online or join us on our patio! In compliance with provincial legislation, we will be temporarily closed for indoor dining as of Oct 10.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2977 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio great food and excellent service

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MikeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, excellent service, quiet patio ambiance; overall a very enjoyable dinner...plus wine is 50% off on Wednesdays!

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GloriaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Ewrong
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always excellent

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kayak
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBEatsAround
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JerroldC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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!!!

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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discrimineater
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food ok. Prices way too high. Wine a complete rip off. Service was brutal. Slow, mix ups, minimal menu knowledge, bill was wrong

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

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.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall experience. Loved it.

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MargaritaG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience overall! Went for my fiancé’s birthday dinner and we both had incredible meals that could not have been any better.

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Peterayee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting oysters and very friendly staff I will be comming here again to try the rest of food.

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Menchie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Dalkie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, excellent food, wonderful ambiance

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vipbarone77
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service.

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RussellY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience patios a little chilly now but that's our of their control

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 20, 2020

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

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Solanota
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Biffs. Great experience. Loved the food. Would return.

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AdeleP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was superb!!

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JusufP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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DarleneK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

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ChrisH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

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DonR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visiting from Vancouver as we get our daughter settled at Humber. Great waiter and the $1 oysters were shucked perfectly!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great staff. Outstanding food. Patio seating was distanced nicely.

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PatriciaJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love their $1 oysters on Wednesday but other than that, its pretty pricey.

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AlexD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic as always. Will be back!

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time! Great food and wonderful service.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

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

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MikeB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

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

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RobG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

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

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NinaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very reliable and very consistent service and food quality. We enjoy every time we dine there.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely relaxed casual service, attentive with excellent pacing. Exactly what one would hope for in a Bistro setting. It was good to be able to go out again after the lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience with great food and service! We very much appreciated the extra effort to obtain a preferred dessert and recognition of our Anniversary!

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

Good evening. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We're so happy you celebrated your special evening with us. –Biff’s Management

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MaryS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the food was fantastic. The white chocolate crepe cake was one of the best cakes I've had in a long time. The server was charming and the atmosphere was great.

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

Good Evening MaryS, thank you very much for your kind feedback. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you back again soon! - Biff's Management

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MarsO
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after Covid. We decided to go somewhere we knew wouldn’t disappoint and it didn’t. Great food and service. Outdoor tables well set up and a really lovely evening.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!
Oyster and Steak Tartare were exceptional taste that everyone should try!

Biff's Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2020

Good Evening Ruth, thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with us. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon. - Biff's Management

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RyanY
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Look fwd to revisit soon.

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ethelrhino
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biff's Bistro has an amazing deal: buck a shuck oysters! Amazing gnocchi and the scallop dish was to die for.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious at Biff's, the service is perfect, outdoor eating eliminates overly
high noise levels. I'd go there every day if I could afford it1 As it is, I am happy to keep Biff's for special occasions.

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 4.5 stars by 2977 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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