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Biff's Bistro

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Neighbourhood:
Downtown
French, Canadian, European
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4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Yonge St.)
+1 416-860-0086
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I look forward to dinner at Biffs before a show or concert. I have never been disappointed with the food. Yes it is noisy but it is a cozy and private noisy in a happening location. I love the fact that people are seated so near but conversation is still private. Parking below is a bonus.

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Thank PaleMocha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had trout. My husband had duck. The dishes tasted the same. There were cilantro sprouts on our dishes that permeated everything on the plate. It was a strong Vietnamese flavour that lingered. Ambience was gentile. Staff was exceptional. Washrooms need a good cleaning.

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Thank Imustp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this location after a recommendation, in part because it was across the street from a show we were going to at Sony Centre. The main restaurant was already full when we tried to make a reservation but they suggested we book a "high" table on the bar side and that was a great decision. The bistro has a... More 

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Thank J R
Clarksburg, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at Biff's in November with a group of friends and I have to say that the meal I had (Arctic Char) was one of the best meals that I have ever had! On top of that the service was excellent and the ambiance wonderful. A must do when visiting Toronto and looking forward a special night out on... More 

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Thank Catherine S
montreal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was at biffs bistro last weekend with members of my family. We all had the beef bourguignon, which as far as I am concerned was terrible. It was a piece of meat without the traditional wine sauce or vegetables, just some very salty mashed potatoes. the whole experience was a disaster. Very disapointed for a restaurant of this calibre.

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Thank sibilla r
Clinton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I had an unfortunate visit to Biffs. I ordered their vegetarian option of wild mushrooms with potato dauphinois. Such a simple dish that was terrible. The first order I received was cold, and the second order took 30 minutes to bring out. By this time the rest of the table were almost done eating. This was the worst vegetarian meal... More 

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Thank brenda m
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

There is so much excellence in this restaurant - it is quite authentic French bistro cooking without a lot of innovation. The wine list is extensive and accessible at the same time. For dessert, order the madeleines, made fresh for you and served warm - a rare treat. Staff are efficient and polite. The noise level, particularly in the bar,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We dropped in for dinner and enjoyed a very pleasant meal, and attentive, friendly and knowledgeable service. Their octopus and chorizo appetizer is generous (we shared it) and amazing. The mains were mixed - their duck confit is a disappointing, dry commercial product, but the roasted lamb was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious.

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Thank ottawatraveler_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

All five of us (including relatives fresh from Paris) loved the authentic French cuisine. Good thing, since it was hard to make conversation. Our table in the lounge was in a noisy thoroughfare, forcing us to read each other's lips. By 9 pm, the place had almost emptied out and it was more relaxing and intimate. The location is excellent:... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have been here many times over the past few years. A prix fixe dinner with beef bourguignon was reminiscent of that old joke where the guest was asked how he found the meat & he responded: "purely by chance-I moved the zucchini". Really, the beef was delicious-all 2 oz. of it, and maybe a few vegetables would help. While... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
French, Canadian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Yonge St.)
  • Public Transportation: Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-0086

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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