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Biff's Bistro, Toronto, ON

Biff's Bistro

4.5
4.5
3352 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 860-0086
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    James MacAdam
  • Private party facilities
    Biff's Bistro offers two exclusive private dining rooms. The intimate and charming Grey Room for smaller gatherings and the more dramatic Red Room, which features 18’ ceilings and spacious seating.
  • Private party contact
    Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (877) 578-7386
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    Yonge St.
  • Parking Details
    Underground parking is available in the 33 Yonge building, accessible from Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets. Discounted parking is available for $3 after 5:30pm on weeknights and all day on weekends. Prior to arrival, call 416-860-0086 for a validation code to enter at the parking pay station.
  • Public Transit
    Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving at Biff's Bistro

    Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2023
    Ditch the cooking and the cleanup and join us Thanksgiving weekend for a French-inspired feast! From Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8, treat loved ones to a three-course prix fixe dinner, featuring an autumn-inspired starter, main and dessert. Join us for dinner and enjoy three courses for $65, featuring our heavenly Potage à la Courage, our succulent Roulade de Dinde and an oh-so-satisfying Paris-Brest à la Citrouille for dessert. While you’re treating your tastebuds, don’t forget to pair your meal with a Thanksgiving cocktail like our Pomme Chaude with bourbon, apple cider, and honey.
    Thanksgiving at Biff's Bistro photo

Offers

  • Cocktail Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Swing by from 4–6pm, and sip on our $12 “Biff’s Favourites” cocktails! Whether you’re just unwinding from a day of Zoom meetings or easing into dinner, we’ve got you covered.

    Cocktail Hour photo

What 3,352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Old Toronto

    Good for special occasions

3,352 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience at Biff's last night ! Got a few apps like the escargot, foie gras, salmon , baked brie , all of which were presented well and tasted delicious! For the mains got the Beef Bourguignon , Coq au vin and the duck all great portion sizes and lovely! The desserts were a perfect end for the night with creme brulee, chocolate torte and cheesecake! Overall a great experience will definitely dine again soon!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was slow and also they kept rushing us. Taking plates when we weren’t finished. Servers were polite but need to sharpen their service skills a bit. Otherwise loved it!

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  3. Jackie

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have a positive experience at Biff’s. Nice atmosphere, good service, delicious food. Worth a visit!

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  4. OpenTable

    Toronto

    312 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    312 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely patio. Excellent food and service. We had such a fun dinner.

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  5. DarbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely lovely experience, Allan, our server made it even more special! Highly recommend.

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  6. RobertC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance, good food and service. They should offer a better and bigger selection of wines that are reasonably priced. Overall a nice evening and experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, and even better service! We love coming back.

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  8. meatonly

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. The food was lukewarm/cold. Tasty, but it should have been hot. Very expensive.

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  9. BrianF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting food offerings . Very specifically French.

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  10. JOANA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very disappointed that there was no quiche, although on menu. Server told me the chef only made 8 pieces. Really!!!!!

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  11. ChristinaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We waited over 10 minutes before even being acknowledged. The room was very noisy but calmed down after 7:15. Our waiter was exceptional. We have been coming to Biff’s for years. This was our first time after covid. We understand how hard it is to run a 5 star restaurant and how much every thing has gone up in cost, but it was very hard on our pocket book. We will only come for special occasions not as regularly as we used to as it is just too costly. We love you oyster deal before 7 and the free parking!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Burgers and fries are delicious. If you like oysters they are good too.

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  13. OpenTable

    Toronto

    312 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their patio. Fantastic food and great service with a wonderful atmosphere.

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  14. KimM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were going to a concert at Scotiabank arena. Best validates your parking which is great. We had a bottle of wine which entitled us to $1 oysters. A little small but fresh and well shocked! Also had the steak tartare and some fries. Food is great and our waiter was Lively and engaging. Sat on the patio

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  15. OutOfTowner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful relaxing French restaurant right in the heart of the city. Discounted parking, servers who know how to serve and interact with customers, and delicious food. Happy Hour and meal specials round out this great spot.

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  16. MikeB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Biff prior to attending a concert in Toronto. The food, service and ambiance was excellent. We will definitely recommend Biff's to friends and family. We ha the fix price menu and all of the options were delicious. we also opted for the Buck a Shug oysters with the purchase of a bottle of wine. The staff at Biff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable, I cant remember her name but she was excellent. Our overall experience was excellent and we will return again. Mike

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We felt truly spoiled, thank you!

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  18. Haggis

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Very noisy Wait staff flippant we split our bill With 20% tip He didnt listen and did not procees the payment properly Then complained that he didnt get a tip! Food was ok Only went for convenience to theatre

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There needs to be some attention given to having more waiters on the floor leading up to shows at Meridian Hall. Our waiter was great but we would have liked to have seen him more frequently during our evening. It’s not his fault he was fantastic - there could have been one or possibly two more waiters on the floor otherwise everything was perfect

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  20. zepper

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio last night and although it was a bit too hot and humid we had really good distractions. Firstly our waiter Alex was incredible at making us feel special and secondly wow the food! I had the steak tartar, highly recommend this to everyone it was so good.

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  21. DavidD

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service varied between excellent and forgetful, but always friendly Every dish was excellent Except for a medium rare steak order served well done One item was substituted for another with the excuse “we were out of that”

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  22. OpenTable

    Toronto

    312 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Biff's beautiful patio is such a great way to spend a warm evening. The food is wonderful and the service excellent. Such a classy restaurant that never disappoints.

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  23. RonDR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was of excellent quality. Indulged in the oysters (Buck a Shuck with a bottle of wine), Moules Mouclade, and the Coq au Vin; all of which were quite good. Our server catered to our needs with attentiveness and haste, making sure we were enjoying ourselves, while keeping very personable. Lastly, the ambiance was quite enjoyable; with very nice music playing at a level where you can hear both it, and your dinner partner comfortably. Overall, a very good experience, to which I will be returning.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Food and drinks arrived fast ( a little too fast, I think). Friendly and sweet hostess that allowed us options of seating. Not a lot of restaurants do this and you feel pressured to sit where they want you to but that wasn’t the case here. Best French food I’ve had in a while. Would recommend and would return.

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  25. MarreiReit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and menu selection, excellent service. While our appetizers, entrees and dessert were very good it was the attentive knowledgeable staff that was outstanding

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and Fabulous Service!! Love the Patio

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing as always. Thank you for matching the quality of food with service!!

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  28. Rebecca

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to celebrate a big personal milestone and birthday at Biffs. Staff were very kind, however didn’t necessarily think the food was excellent, as we were expecting it to be. Lamb was a bit tough, braised beef was okay, and the chocolate torte had caramel so tough that we felt we needed a hot knife to cut it. Would’ve liked the restaurant to offer a little more hospitality considering we spent a few hundred on the check. Probably wouldn’t return again for a special occasion.

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  29. DonnaL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We spent a lovely evening. Our waiter was charming and very helpful. The food was excellent

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  30. OpenTable

    Toronto

    312 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has to be one of the nicest patios in the city. The food is excellent - the Boeuf Bourgiugnon melts in your mouth and the Duck is WOW, the service lovely and the ambiance takes you to beautiful Parisian streets. A lovely way to spend a Summer's evening.

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  31. TrevorS

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Biffs and were very pleased. Very fun atmosphere with excellent food and very friendly staff. We had the mushroom soup, chicken liver and gnocchi.

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  32. HectorV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, service and ambiance. We came in for dinner before our show at Meridian Hall, and the staff were able to get us out in an hour, while also providing great. service

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Fantastic but way too dark. Need better lighting

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our wedding reception at Biff's 4 years ago and it was amazing. We decided to go again for our anniversary and the experience is still lovely. Food was super delicious, staff super nice. After beeing a bit late with one of the apetizers, they decided to comp us with an additional dessert. Would definitely go there again and often!

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  35. AdelineP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food quality has dropped. The couscous in my ratatouille was chunky, tasted like the couscous was cooked a couple days ago and not well re-heated. Not what I would expect to be served in any restaurant.

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  36. PascaleD

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with friends - and we appreciated the food accommodations required for some members of our party. Everything excellent - food and service - sous chef Grundy did very well.

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  37. GeordieZ

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service from the moment we walked in! Delicious food, lovely European - style ambience on the patio. Will definitely return! Great option if you are downtown.

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  38. OpenTable

    Toronto

    312 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on the patio. Really excellent food with an amazing duck dish main. One of the best we have ever had. Great service and such a nice atmosphere. And dollar oysters for august! Shrimp salad also a hit.

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  39. IanG

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good Bistro classics and fine dining experience. Great service and ambience

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  40. MerrySenior

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the sidewalk patio - like Blvd St.-Germaine in Paris in summer. Absolutely wonderful oysters, classic salad nicoise, rich coq au vin, yummy creme brule. The ambiance was that of a Parisian bistro; the food was delicious; the service was great; the entire meal was wonderful. Bravo Biff's Bistro!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Biff's Bistro using the Order Online button. Biff's Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Biff's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 3352 OpenTable diners.

Biff's Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Biff's Bistro

4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Yonge St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Underground parking is available in the 33 Yonge building, accessible from Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets. Discounted parking is available for $3 after 5:30pm on weeknights and all day on weekends. Prior to arrival, call 416-860-0086 for a validation code to enter at the parking pay station.
  • Public Transit
    Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James MacAdam
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 860-0086
  • Private party facilities
    Biff's Bistro offers two exclusive private dining rooms. The intimate and charming Grey Room for smaller gatherings and the more dramatic Red Room, which features 18’ ceilings and spacious seating.
  • Private party contact
    Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (877) 578-7386
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