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Biff's Bistro

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2926 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French

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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser 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 2926 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPascaleD
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening - we ate inside - the sous chef delivered a first class meal. Impeccable service as always.

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ChrisH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants.
We were initially on the patio and were moved in because of inclement weather, which was fine to us. Very understandably.
Al was our waiter and, as always, he always makes our meal with his attention to detail and terrific service.
The Confit of Canard was really very, very good.
Can't beat 1/2 price wines on Sundays as well as Buck-a-Shuck!!!

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AlyO
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Incredible service and staff. The food was perfect. Everything was beyond our expectations. Came her for a celebratory work dinner. Everyone was blown away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, real French cuisine! We tried a bit of everything.
Clafoutis is amazing with the orange flour note !

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ronb
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice to be inside again. We all enjoyed the evening. thanks again

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vipsaudia558
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Service (management and front desk) seems to have gone down over the years. Our waitress was still very nice and extremely helpful.

Annoyed that someone from the staff (manager? Front desk?) Tried to add in the tip to the final amount without telling me. I prefer to add my own tip amount and the restaurant never did this before. Was not impressed.

Not sure if I'd return. Definitely wont be going nearly as often as before (2-3 times a month)

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Anon
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was just ok. Been many times. Usually better.
In restaurant service was good. Delightful woman who served us.
But when they called ahead to confirm guy was really frigging rude. It really came across as “ you better show up because we have tons of people trying to get a table and you need be gone in 2 hours”. Well. We were two hours and there was NO ONE waiting.
When I got the call before I almost said “ screw you”. With that attitude it better be off the charts.

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KatherineF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service! Felt special while unpretentious.

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vipMelToronto
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and excellent service--on a lovely patio!

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ENOCH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Biff doesn't disappoint! It will be our go-to place for French bistro food from now on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Everyone whom we encountered working at Biff’s was friendly, warm and polite. The servers didn’t rush us, was attentive to check in during and after our meal, was prompt with any of our requests for water or extra crostini etc. Loved it the last time I came and loved it again!!!!!! Will highly recommend to all I know.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner at Biff’s Bistro: the food and the service are great!

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ChrisH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This is one of our favourite restaurants.
We are well known to the staff who are always very efficient and polite.
Unfortunately, the Coquille St Jacques had to be sent back as the scallops were cold.
They provided a replacement with no fuss and bother.
I told them the dish did not need the dome of breadcrumbs on the top.
I would prefer it served the classic way with the scallops in sauce just with the mashed potatoes piped around the scallop shell. - just like the good old days
Perhaps au gratin.
I understand the Chef was trying to be creative but, in my opinion, it did not work

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IvanL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat duck and oysters. Very friendly service

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vipByzguy
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful day, excellent service surprised by the half price wine, six dollar beer and $10 cocktails. Patio was delightful as

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SadafK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a mix up with our reservation and my friend and I had to be seated next door at O&B (Biff's sister restaurant), and although we were disappointed at first, Josh (manager at Biff's) made our experience absolutely amazing! He personally took care of our table providing some of the best most attentive and friendly customer service we have ever experienced! His food recommendations did not disappoint, and what's more, he comped us a VERY generous portion of our bill as an apology for the mix-up. We will be back for sure, not only for the excellent food/service but also to make up for mistakenly under tipping based on the portion of the bill we were charged for vs. what we actually consumed.

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Alicev
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio
Tasty food
Excellent service
Underground Parking is validated after 5 30pm and is only $2.00
Great experience!

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had the $1 oysters and a bottle of wine, enjoyable way to spend a few hours outside

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MarianeT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service, food and it was great to be able to sit outside on the patio. Tables were well distanced and we felt safe.

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vipBarbaraR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our server and all staff have risen to the Covid-19 challenge with aplomb - and good homour.

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DarleneB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful downtown patio experience:) Met up with out of twon friends and they loved it as well.

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vipsteakmastersteak
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Meh. Feels tired. Mediocre service.

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AfricanMuse
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was attentive and very friendly. All safety precautions were taken and I felt safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was a lovely woman... her name started with an L. Buck a shuck and half off wine Wednesday was the best! Didn’t feel rushed at all!

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vipRomance
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was ok.

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vipKingswayFoodie
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening on patio! Great to be out again. Good food and very good service. O & B restaurants never disappoint.

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GordonP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite place to dine, time and again. Among the best French cuisine in Toronto.

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Dmitriy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and really enjoyed food and the atmosphere

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McGillParents
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Details matter. They acknowledged that it was a special occasion ; they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and safe during the phase 2 covid 19 re-opening and they provided courteous and efficient service including a surprise free dessert. The food was exceptional/ fois gras, beef tartare, canard confit and steakes frites topped off with a nice bottle of red. Highly recommended.

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MatS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Food wasn't the best, did not enjoy the charcuterie or lamb burger. Service and ambience was great.

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vipShirleyM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are outstanding and very eager to accommodate your preferences. It's one of our favourite go-to places any time.

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vipKenG
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First restaurant meal since COVID-19 shutdown. Could not have chosen a better place. Classic French food well presented. Excellent service and appropriate precautions.

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SandroD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. So friendly and welcoming. Delicious food. The strawberry crepe dessert, OMG!!! And inspite of us running half hour late after last call, their willingness to keep the kitchen open for us to provide such a wonderful service was just so remarkable of them. First time patron at the restaurant, definitely wont be the last time. Thank you to everybody there.

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TroyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service. Great food. The prix fixe menu is always tasty. Get the Mushroom soup , amazing

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Twentyfive
Toronto
1 review