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Batifole Restaurant

101 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tucked in Old Chinatown, Batifole Restaurant serves French cuisine and wine in a lively, unpretentious Bistro-style atmosphere. Chef and owner Pascal Geffroy runs the kitchen, managing a seasonal array of dishes that are prepared using only fresh ingredients and herbs. The menu features a mix of classic dining staples, such as entrees, salads and seasonal specials. Try the pan-seared scallops on mushroom duxelles with satay sauce. Visit during lunch and enjoy some rustic baked white beans with duck confit, crispy pork belly and sausage. Batifole Restaurant also offers a fine selection of wine vintages to complement its meals, including a few rare varietals that are likely to appeal to wine enthusiasts.

A neighborhood favorite, this restaurant is an ideal pick if you’re in the mood for a Parisian dining experience. It is also suitable for a romantic dinner with a loved one. Batifole Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Summer Hours -- Dinner: -Tuesday- Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday- Monday -- closed
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Phone number
(416) 462-9965
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pascal Geffroy
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free ample Parking right in front of restaurant
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Public transit
street car 506 @ Degrassi stop
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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MadStaggers (Toronto)
Dined on May 2, 2015

Exceeded our expectations. Recommended by a friend (chef) and we were intrigued by the history as Christmas Story is one of our favorite movies. So the movie connection was fun ... but the food and the wait staff were fantastic. Americans on holiday celebrating many wedded years were afforded consistent attention, guidance and warm courtesy. Every suggestion and dish was beyond what was described and we were treated as favorite customers. Also the "energetic" atmosphere was not distracting for these two NYC'ers, and the patrons at the surrounding tables were joyful and friendly. The waiter, my guess manager, was patient and the perfect humor for us. Highest recommendation as we will be back each visit to beautiful Toronto.

BLJBLT (Toronto)
Dined on April 14, 2015

Wonderfully intimate dining experience with excellent food and service. Atmosphere was welcoming and friendly and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others. Will definitely be returning.

French (Toronto)
Dined on March 31, 2015

Food was very tasty, well presented and on time.
Service was very good, it was not busy though.

Beans (Toronto)
Dined on March 27, 2015

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. The food was fantastic from the appetizers to the desserts and our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and caring. A great place

Doogwah (Toronto)
Dined on February 28, 2015

We enjoyed a celebratory dinner with a bottle of excellent white Cote de Rhone. Starters were skipped, and we had three dishes: A delicious " Bourride of Seafood and Fish" which was a take on a bouillabase, a very well loved Duck Two Ways, which was a confit leg and roasted breast of duck, and finally a Flat iron steak, which looked quite delicious, although a bit petite. The claimant of the last dish wished he had ordered the duck although he complimented the steak..
Chef and owner Pascal took the time to come to our table and introduce himself.
Restaurant is unpretentious but well decorated, cozy. I found the music a bit loud, my friends thought it to be at good volume.
Quality of both ingredients and preparation are high.
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Joseph (Montreal)
Dined on February 14, 2015

we enjoy the food it was different in taste presentation and overall experience the wine choices were perfect the chef comes and says hi very classy. I would really encourage the people who enjoy French Cusine to try this Diamond in China Town

vipJuma (Toronto)
Dined on February 13, 2015

What a delight that most of the menu was available GF. The service was great. We were unsure of the wine so they let us have a sample of it first. The food was luxurious.

vipmichaelpelzfox (Toronto)
Dined on February 13, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in the city, and I try a lot of them. Food, ambience, staff - it just all comes together.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
Dined on February 6, 2015

Every neighborhood needs a French bistro like this. Who needs Paris then?

schtiop (Toronto)
Dined on January 23, 2015

From when I walked in the door, I found that the young hostess/waitress was not experienced in her work. Instead of escorting my wife to the reserved table, the waitress went to the table, and then looked at us standing at the door as if to say "over here". We sat down, and then the waiter, equally inexperienced, began pouring sparkling water for us (we did not ask for sparkling water, nor do we like it). I ordered a particular bottle of wine, only to find at the end of the night that on the bill I was charged for another bottle of wine I had not ordered. In fact, not once did the waitress or waiter come by to serve my wife some wine from the bottle during our entire evening.

The food is exceptional, however the service somewhat ruins what could be a truly special experience. The two go hand in hand.

The all French wine list starts at $40 a bottle. Try the salad with pork belly as well as the duck 2 ways. Truly wonderful flavours that will bring you back to the charms of Europe.