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Biff's Bistro, Toronto, ON

Biff's Bistro

4.5
4.5
3396 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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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Offers

  • $2 Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Mon - Fri - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Join us throughout the week for $2 oysters with the purchase of a bottle of wine! Monday–Friday from 2–7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 4–7pm. Available while supplies last.

    $2 Oysters photo
  • 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 3,396 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

3,396 Reviews
  1. LeeS

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service is always good at Biff’s we always come back

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  2. NatalieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Al made our night! The NYE menu was flexible and great value.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal for NYE. We heard Biffs would be closing and we are really sad to see it go.

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  4. PabloR

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the New Year's Eve Prix Fixe dinner. We enjoyed the first two courses except that one of us had a foie gras that had not been properly cleaned (big vein). The real disappointment were our mains, which came out very rare instead of medium rare. The sides were also flavourless and dry. Our waiter was nowhere around to turn our experience around. It seemed like a half empty section, but we would only see him every thirty minutes. We wanted to order a sweet wine for our foie gras course, but he was nowhere to be found. He wasn't there to take our wine orders for our mains; and when the mains were awful, he wasn't there to check how things were going to turn things around. (Just giving us salt and pepper and/or reheating the mains would have rescued the meal.) By the time he finally came over, we were ready for dessert and the check. (The dessert was excellent, though.) We were also unimpressed with the manager who came over to talk to us. My partner works in the industry and has several friends who are restaurant managers. Compared to them, he was really unpolished and awkward. T o make it up to us, they gave my partner a creme brulee; however, we had told the waiter that we were lactose intolerant, so this choice of dessert made no sense. He couldn't eat it. They did remove the mains from the bill, which is why I am giving them three stars. The only person who offered great service was the sommelier, Eugene. We have been going to Biff's for New Year's Eve dinner for years and until now it has always been a great way to end the year. I know staffing is an issue at restaurants, but this is an O&B restaurant. Why has service declined so much and who have they put in charge of the kitchen?

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  5. AprileR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was friendly but poor. Wine removed when still half full. Mixed up orders. Too fast at first then so slow. Steak tough, foie gras awful. We wanted to order another bottle of wine but gave up waiting to order.

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  6. SimonM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I went in Biff's Bistro for the new year eve dinner and I was disappointed. First no one spoke French in a French restaurant ! Also I ordered the Fois Gras and it was not a Fois Gras, I'm from France and I've never seen a Fois Gras like this one (black and cooked). With the foie gras we ordered Crab which was much too salty. I was really surprised that no one brought us bread during the meal I had to ask and it cost 10 dollars! In a authentic French restaurant they would never charge you for the bread. For the rest of the meal everything was not bad but this restaurant is definitely not an authentic French restaurant.

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  7. iulia

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, good service and very good food. My favourite dish is still the beef bourguignon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers and mains were very good. Desserts were terrible and did not look fresh. Our service was ok for the most part. Drinks took a bit long to arrive. For the prices charged, I expect stellar service and food top to bottom and it wasn’t there.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was ok. Greek salads just awful. Drinks ok. Beef tartar is ok. It’s not a place for dinner night with someone important, too noisy and people don’t know how to dress.

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  10. JoseeT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service, delicious food. Would highly recommend and looking forward to returning at their new location.

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  11. AldoB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere for family and friends.

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  12. LauraW

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John was fantastic. Will return when they reopen.

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  13. TheOC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular dining event on all fronts on Front Street.

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  14. Elizabeth

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Food was amazing. Service was extremely friendly. Nice ambience. Comfortable seating. Loved the music choices. Would definitely recommend!

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  15. PSP1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was exceptional. Personable and efficient. She provided excellent customer rapport. Eric, our table attendant, was masterful, relaxed, present, engaged. Excellent staff here. The kitchen was slow. The food we had was sub par. We stopped the order after the first item. I feel they really had an off night. I wish them well in their new space.

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  16. PJBCanada

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You can always count on polished service and well executed food from an O and B restaurant

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alejandro nos atendió con un servicio excepcional la comida está deliciosa vale lo que cuesta $ muy recomendable

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  18. BobH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, nice ambience. Service was *just* missing the mark. Bar was too slow to get drinks out so food was arriving before our drinks. Server should have been on top of this but whilst apologies did happen... For the price the service should be on-the-money.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked a table here mainly because I have been wanting to try the Beef Bourguinion and o myyy that was very good! I will come back here soon!

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  20. GregS

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had our Company Holiday dinner. Over all very good. My strip steak was disappointing. about a third was inedible / grizzle . The Caesar salad was excellent !

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  21. E10allover

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Biff’s is a favorite in Toronto for a truly convivial bistro experience. Friendly staff, great food, cosy-elegant atmosphere. Nicely decked out for Christmas, too, on this most recent visit— hoorah! The place is moving next door. Here’s hoping they keep the friendliness and the warm bistro surroundings.

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  22. JohnL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well goodbye to Biffs as it is closing and a new one opening in spring’ Can’t wait to try the new one! So many fantastic memories here-the food, service, atmosphere and of course steak and frites! Cheers!

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  23. Sher

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Turn down the music for real. Way too loud. Escargot need more flavourful. Everything else was wonderful

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  24. KEVINE

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another great meal with my guests . Thanks for the excellent service from Al and the Biffs team . Can't wait to see your new renovation and changes .

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  25. EsanL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had charcuterie & cheese board and oysters and sourdough as appetitzers; oysters are fresh but too small to complete the mouth; theres not much cheese in the board tho the ham variety is pleasant; sourdough did its work. our mains included trout and the seasonal steak & frites; the trout goes very well with the sauce, well seared; steak is chewy and juicey. the services is spectacular the server (sorry i forgot her name) is very thoughtful and attentive to our needs,. Overall I think the food came ok-ish, met our expectation and the price make sense as we had the voucher at $240 for $300 value items. its good to have a drink or a quiet time with your partner, a safe choice but nothing very outstanding in my opinion.

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  26. DavidP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My guest, a client, told the server his burger was waaay undercooked, and thus why he didnt eat it female sever just shrugged it off and cleared the plate v poor

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  27. WojciechZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing experience on all levels. Poor food, inexperienced and chaotic service and mediocre ambience places Biff's Bistro on par with below average dinners. Not sure this is what Oliver & Bonacini aimed for. Would never recommend this place to a friend.

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  28. AnneA

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by Robert. Great vibe. Food arrived hot, plentiful and tasty.

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  29. ChrisJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just ok. The food was ok but considering other eateries in the area not overall good value for money. A cold draft from the open door was a bit or a downer …. And the host telling us how much time we had before we even looked at the menu doesn’t make for a Inviting experience….. Doubtful I’d return for a second time

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  30. KevinD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten at Biffs a couple dozen times over the years. It's our favorite restaurant. Great food, great service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, but many more to come. Exceptional food and ambiance.

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  32. AlinaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, service was fast, food was delicious, 10/10 as usual 🤩

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  33. JohnnyO007

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good visit before attending a concert. Tasty food and very good service. Louder than I remember to the point that conversation was difficult.

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  34. jamesk

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food, but service lacks when they're busy

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  35. ChrisD

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and Al's service were good. Looking forward to a future return.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food and great service. the steak was particularly good.

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  37. MattK

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server either went on break, was ill, or had some emergency as they did not come back to take our order for 30 minutes , we had to ask hostess to send another waiter over

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  38. DavidF

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely French bistro - setting and food-wise. Pleasant and professional staff. Very good value, all things considered.

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  39. JoanneS

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Food is great and the service is amazing.

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  40. AdamB

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional. Food also exceptional. I would highly recommend.

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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

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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 3396 OpenTable diners.

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

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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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
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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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