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Biff's Bistro

#172 of 6,935 Restaurants in Toronto}
€€ - €€€French, European,
4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-860-0086
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, European, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting better. The place needs a renovation, walls scratched and carpet dirty, tables wobbly and all scratched. Washrooms old and not kept up. Service was not attentive, water was not filled and we were not checked on while we had our mains. Food was...More

1  Thank Flyeremail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend booked this for us as we only had a short time in Toronto and we are so very grateful! Such attentive and friendly staff, an interesting menu and when the food arrived, everything we had was quite delicious especially the barley risotto with...More

Thank FlightyFeline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a beautiful, sunny Friday afternoon. Lots of shady spots on the patio as it was very hot. Very French feel both inside and out - just wish there had been some French music playing. Service was great - we weren't...More

Thank Deborahjune
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for diner on a saturday night. Was not too busy. We sat outside. Food was excellent and the portions large. A rare thing nowadays!!! But the service was slow, not personal; unfortunately impacted a lot on the taste of my food!

Thank Amelie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Biff's with my mother and sister before a TIFF film, and the service we received was so sporadic (we didn't seem to have our own server assigned to us). We felt like we were quickly assessed as low-priority guests and then treated as...More

Thank Fivefootfive
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The three course meal was not worth the money. Ceaser salad had lardons throughout. Lardons are hunks of fat , these were soaked in maple syrup. The Shepard pie had very little meat covered by puff pastry that did not puff so was very tacky....More

Thank Gloria Jean L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had the three course prix fixe dinner and sat in the outdoor sidewalk sections n which was very nice. All three courses were delicious: mushroom soup, beef bourguinon and sorbet. However, don't eat there if you have somewhere to be afterwards. It took over...More

1  Thank michaelsN3852AC
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It is wonderful to discover a great restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market area. We went for dinner with friends and were greeted warmly when we arrived. The menu is french and had lots of options for everyone including our friend with gluten and dairy...More

Thank sunmol
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent lunch today at Biff's Bistro. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant. A special thank you to Natalie Sarino, the general manager of the restaurant....More

Thank 880maryannep
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Spouse and I were staying nearby and happened upon this restaurant. Knowing Michael Bonnacini is a famous chef we thought we would give it a try. First impressions were great. The hostess was pleasant and seated us immediately. She was very attentive and informative. First...More

Thank DenyseWarsaw_Poland
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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
Description
Reminiscent of a 1930's Parisian Bistro, Biff's Bistro is a smart, upscale masterpiece by Toronto uber-restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. The stylish lounge, featuring a stunning zinc-topped bar, represents pure vintage design, while handsome leather banquettes, warm wood paneling and grand mirrors create a rich, lively dining space. In this setting, Chef Amanda Ray presents an extensive menu of inspiring French bistro cuisine, with an impressive corresponding wine list. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from many downtown theatres, hotels and the Air Canada Centre.
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