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BOUFFE, Toronto, ON
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BOUFFE

4.3
4.3
43 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary French
BOUFFE is a French kitchen and Wine Bar by Toronto celebrity chef David Adjey. Come for the best steak frites, our famous fresh lobster croquettes, delicious steak tartare, escargot bordelaise and bouillabaisse Marseillaise. Everything is made from scratch! Located in Little Portugal at the corner of Dundas Street West and Ossington. Casual, vibrant New-York style atmosphere. Friendly and professional service. Great spot for French Food, French Wine and French Music.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 530-2522

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    David Adjey

  • Private party facilities

    We are available Mondays and Tuesdays for private and corporate events. Contact us at bouffebyadjey@gmail.com or call 416-530-2522 and ask for David!

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Portugal / Dundas West

  • Cross Street

    Dundas & Ossington

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus 63A/Bus 63B, Street Car 505

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Experiences

  • BOUFFE Tasting Menu with Chef David Adjey

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    BOUFFE Tasting Menu with Chef David David will prepare a Tasting Menu from a selection of dishes from our new Fall menu. Message us if you have any preferences like more fish or more meat. A great opportunity to experience so many delicious items on the menu. The dining room is a cozy yet vibey atmosphere. Enjoy French food, French wine and French music. Wine pairings available. $125 per person. Payment will be due at the restaurant. Price does not include tax and gratuity.

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What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KR

    KathleenR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful chefs table experience with Chef Adjey. Our night was full of delicious surprises and enlightening discussions with the chef about his creations. We would definitely return.

    BOUFFEResponded 2 days agoThank you Kathleen, It was great to host you!

  2. EN

    ElaineN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A quaint authentic French restaurant with life all of its own provided by the interactions from the staff and owners as well. Just a lovely find in Little Portugal district of Toronto. We started with the oysters from PEI, succulent and sweet morsels, on with my choice, the foie gras...ouu lala , melt in your mouth tasty! Escargots as well for my husband, I had to taste as well very nice and then Swordfish and Lamb for the main courses plus.pomme puree... fantastic texture and taste! Of course we started with cocktails a French 75 with lavender syrup was so tasty, I had 2! I highly recommend this restaurant for your taste buds!

    BOUFFEResponded 2 days agoThank you so much! Hope you had a great time in Toronto.

  3. ET

    EllyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little spot! Went for a small birthday dinner. The 2 servers were so friendly, the decor was vibrant but classy and the food was amazing. The chef came out to see us after we complimented his food which was a lovely touch. You could tell how passionate the of 3 people who helped us that date were and it came across in the quality delivered!

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you! What a lovely review. So appreciated.

  4. D

    patrickD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Recommended. Food creatively prepared and attractively presented with satisfying portions. Wine and drink list not long but well thought out with a range of prices for wine. Service friendly and consistently professional. Water refilled and candle changed without asking. Music was unobtrusive permitting conversation. Lighting level was good without noticeable glare. Paper menu was provided. Bill for two was consistent with restaurants in this class.
  5. SG

    StephanieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Quaint place on Dundas with great ambience. But the food was not great.

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thanks for considering us in your choice of restaurants. Sorry the food did not meet your expectations.

  6. KW

    KendallW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small, intimate setting. Very cozy and romantic. Service was 10/10, food was 10/10. Had a great time, would come back again and recommend to others.

    BOUFFEResponded on August 29, 2022Amazing. We work hard to make our guests happy. Thank you for your kind words.

  7. VI

    VICKYL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Place is little small but cozy. Our waitress was very friendly and professional. We all enjoyed the delicious food.
  8. F

    Frank

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality and presentation were both excellent. Service was enthusiastic: very friendly without being interfering. Will go back again for certain.
  9. LK

    LisaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Food and Service

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for your business and a great review. We appreciate it.

  10. JB

    JordanB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a blast, sat at the bar. Great service, drinks, food: recommend beef tartar

    BOUFFEResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you Jordan! Glad you had a great time.

  11. AS

    AndrewS

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Avoid. Entire meal was completely sub-par. Attention to detail in all the wrong places - nice napkins, silly specialized plates, and horribly flawed food. Endive salad came with one single candied walnut split in half and two pinky nail sized cubes of blue cheese. What you're telling me is that I'm only meant to have 2 bites total with all the flavours of the dish? Why is my salad in a glass bucket? Tartare was pretty on the plate but cut unevenly beyond comprehension. A stagiaire who cut the beef this way wouldnt last the day. Multiple chunks of raw beef the size of the end of my thumb... Swordfish was served no thicker than a Bic pen and as you might expect was very overcooked. Mornay chicken crepes...full of too much sauce, overcooked chicken breast, and entire leaves of wilted tarragon. Uninspired & sloppy. Service was largely clueless, save for the bartender who was very attentive. Too bad his employer couldn't even update the cocktail menu on the wall. Several items we tried to order were meant for spring, we were told...I was there in August. I could keep going but I'm sad just reliving this. If there's one good thing that can come of my experience, it's that you will not waste your money here.
  12. BB

    BenjaminB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, nicely presented, with good ambiance. Would definitely recommend and return.

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you so much. We appreciate your business.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service is great! Food is tasty.

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022thank you so much!

  14. J

    Jake

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I am sorry to say we will not return to Boufffe. I think the quality of the food was good, however it and poorly executed. The salad was beautifully presented but no thought was given to how one was to eat it. The salad dressing was tasteless. It was served in a small deep glass container. Much like a small trifle bowl. The tarragon sauce could not save the chicken crepes. The crepes where too thick and under cooked. The pan it was served in was ridiculously small which made the food difficult to cut. Especially the too large pieces of chicken. There was a generous portion of chicken without much flavour. We had a nice plate of lobster croquettes but again they had little flavour. We were looking forward to this meal as it was our anniversary. We know they have a fine chef. anniversary.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    First impression: Restaurant smelled musty. It was loud, but there was no music or ambiance. Tables were squished together. Service: Disorganized. We had to wait a long time to get our menu, and the two servers came to us over and over all night asking the same question like what wine we wanted or what we wanted to order after we already told the other one the answer - their activities were not coordinated. They seemed understaffed. I asked what could be make without gluten and they forgot to get back to me with an answer until I followed up with the other server. Oysters - nicely displayed, but quality didn’t compare to what I would normally get from Diana’s, Oyster Boy, Rodney’s, etc. Beet salad - good portion. This dish was the highlight of our night. Goat cheese was a bit bland - tasted like it was whipped with cream. Could have used toasted nuts for texture. Bouillabaisse - good portion. Arrived with a sauce with gluten mixed into it despite me making it clear in my reservation and when I ordered that I have celiac and cannot eat gluten without getting really sick. I had to sit and watch my husband eat while they re-made it (I didn’t want his food getting cold waiting for mine to arrive). The restaurant did nothing to make up for this. Asparagus - steamed and bland with runny hollandaise. Unbelievable that this cost $17. This was brutal. Steak frites - steak was tough. Demi glace was runny like a jus. Thin and watery. My husband had to sit and watch me eat my bouillabaisse because it arrived when he was just about done his dinner. We didn’t stay for dessert after this unfortunate meal. At cheque time, they never asked how the meal was and didn’t offer to comp anything to apologize for the gluten mess up. We won’t be back.
  16. CR

    CamR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality French bistro food with that David Adjey panache separates Bouffe from the herd. Casual enough to just ‘stop by’ for a spur of the moment meal, but also elevated enough for a special night out.

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words. Chef Adjey's creativity is always at work to present his delicious food in a creative manner.

  17. SR

    SheldonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The presentation was a truly delightful aspect and ‘sets the table’ for the remarkable culinary moments to follow. Portions were generous. Wines were exceptional. Great evening!

    BOUFFEResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you so much1 Glad you enjoyed the food1

  18. JO

    JOHNK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    It was a nice birthday dinner for my friend, where the service and food was exceptional, albeit on the expensive side. The portions were large and the wine we ordered was fairly priced as well. The only problem with the restaurant was that the tables were very close together. It’s not a huge space so I suppose they have no choice in this matter. I thought this would have impacted our ability to have a private conversation, but that wasn’t the case. It was so loud in there that not only could we not hear our immediate neighbours, but we had to yell to hear each other! They need to put some sound absorption into the restaurant, for me to go back.
  19. B

    torontoBlue

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The room is LOUD and could use with some sound dampening. The food did not live up to the chef’s reputation. The salad was served for two in a tube with no way of tossing or serving it. The ‘marseilles bouillabaisse’ was more of a SF cioppino with fennel and shrimp in it (the shrimp were in the half shell but they only gave you a spoon : the server thought we were nuts when we asked for cutlery). The creme brûlée had a thick heavy crust on it - more like a candy topping. Disappointing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service and terrible food. I will never go back.
  21. DZ

    DrZauis

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Food was brilliant and chef and crew were a delight!
  22. l

    lono

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    just ok. good menu but nothing was outstanding. probably wouldn’t go back.
  23. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our experience was disappointing. The quail egg yolk on the tartare was broken. The Mornay sauce in the crepe was anemic and unseasoned (lacked any salt). I could not figure out what cheese (if any) was used in the sauce. The sauce was so loose that it made the crepe soggy. For a restaurant with a very narrow menu, I expect that each dish is presented is tasty and meets quality standards. The tartare came with microscopic crackers, and the bouillabaisse came with very little baguette pieces that were insufficient to sop up the broth. The plating of some dishes made it difficult to eat. The service staff was only attentive to those persons who they knew. In fact, for most of the meal, there was only 1 service person. I would not recommend this restaurant as it is not a value for the cost.
  24. JK

    JackK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bouffe has become our regular go to for excellent French cuisine. Can’t wait for the Chefs table launch so we further experience the culinary skills of Chef Adjey!!!
  25. A

    Annt

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and an attentive server who can make good cocktails as well. The menu has a great selection of good French food and wines. We loved the endive and watercress salad, so beautifully presented in a glass bowl, and more than enough for sharing as a first course. The duck and chicken crepes were both delicious. The restaurant was definitely worth the trip to the Little Portugal neighbourhood. It's new but the owner chef is very experienced, and also made a point to come out and chat with guests. We can't come back, sadly, as we live on the West Coast, but we would if we could!

    BOUFFEResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you so much. We're glad you enjoyed it and please do come back soon.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!! A must try for French cuisine. We had the lobster croquette and the beef tartare, duck poutine along with the duck main. Needless to say it was quite an experience. Highly suggested for for top tear food

    BOUFFEResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much1 We're glad you enjoyed it.

  27. MR

    MaggieR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was so fun to spend the nite enjoying the delish food from DA. Highlights were the bouillabaisse and steak tartare but everything was great. Duck confit poutine a tad disappointing..came out cool and sauce was at bottom. Mussels were fairly ordinary despite the lobster bisque at bottom…. Ambiance was busy and fun and entertaining w a crowd of camaraderie and laughter. DA appeared throughout the night checking in on his guests. Staff awesome. Definitely be back

    BOUFFEResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you1

  28. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all have a fabulous meal and some great wine. I highly recommend the swordfish and steak tartare.
  29. R

    Roro

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, excellent service and the perfect Rose Sancerre. Great energy. Looking forward to returning soon!
  30. NY

    srsNY

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly Outstanding. Authentic French cuisine. The quality and presentation was amazing; the service exceptional; and the atmosphere was charming and inviting!

    BOUFFEResponded on June 12, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your experience! and thanks for a great review.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm,Inviting ,great food. Looking forward to my next visit.

    BOUFFEResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you so much. We're happy you had a great time and enjoyed the food.

  32. NL

    NLAJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and cozy atmosphere, casual ambiance, unpretentious, great staff, delicious food and wine by Chef Adjey. My favourite dishes are the lobster croquettes, steak tartare, beet salad, swordfish and bouillabaisse! Must go back to try out the other menu items. Loved the wine - had a great burgundy with my meal.
  33. RS

    ReneeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - I had forgotten just how good food can taste when it's prepared in small batches, and made by an artist. Chef himself popped over to our table to explain my salad and tell me the story behind my main course. I eat out a lot, and I've been to some great places, but this experience was special, and it felt curated and personal. I strongly recommend the beet salad, the chicken crêpe, the oysters (omg, delicious), and the crème brûlée for dessert. Beautiful little spot. Nice, understated ambiance. Just love it.
  34. T

    Thedarlingmansion

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food & wine selections , steak tartare with foie gras & Duck breast were divine , can’t wait to try more on the menu . The space in the old camp 4 bar has been renovated with elegance & class - a true French bistro - I want the chaise lounge in the window for my home. So happy to have this spot in the hood . Congrats to David & his partner

    BOUFFEResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you so much Darling :)

  35. GF

    GrahamF

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service. Great to see David Adjey back. Escargot, Chicken Crepes, Beef Tartar, Croquettes, Mussels and Creme Brulee were all outstanding.

    BOUFFEResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you Graham! We look forward to cooking for you again!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fun and relaxed atmosphere. A small place that packs a lot of goodness inside. Great cocktails.

    BOUFFEResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you so much for coming!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Tried the steak frites this time.

    BOUFFEResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! The lobster croquettes and chicken crepes stole the show. A must try for any date night.

    BOUFFEResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you so much!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful new French restaurant, Chef David Adjey needs no introduction, his food is exceptional and style is unique. Food presentation was different, giving lot of space especially for couples and small tables. Everything tasted so good! The steak was cooked to perfection, we had it in medium rare as recommended and my goodness it was one of the best steaks I’ve had! Same goes for the duck confit, perfect crisp on the skin and incredibly juicy meat. I have heard a lot about his crème brûlée from my gf and others but that is hands down one of the most unique subtle but can’t stop eating dessert ! WE LOVE it. The Resturant has a cool chill adult vibe to it, reminds us of miami spots we tried during our travel, perfect ambient lighting, music background is mellow and the vibe is very cozy just perfect. Imagine your self in a small French Resturant in Paris. Simple, unique, tasty food!

    BOUFFEResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you for a great review. You've perfectly captured the ambiance we are trying to create.

  40. EB

    EffieB

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was newly open, so service may just need a little more time to work out the kinks.

    BOUFFEResponded on May 30, 2022Very true. We've already improved since you last came!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

BOUFFE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 530-2522.

BOUFFE is rated 4.3 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for BOUFFE

1173 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dundas & Ossington

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Portugal / Dundas West

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, French, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus 63A/Bus 63B, Street Car 505

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Adjey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 530-2522

  • Private party facilities

    We are available Mondays and Tuesdays for private and corporate events. Contact us at bouffebyadjey@gmail.com or call 416-530-2522 and ask for David!

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