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Biff's Bistro

$$ - $$$French, European,
4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, Canada
+1 416-860-0086
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out for a special anniversary dinner and having dined here several times (but not recently) was a little concerned about it maybe being a little stale and some recent reviews raised some doubts. Not to worry ... Biff's was as good as ever with its...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venue was chosen by colleagues who work in our Toronto office for a work team dinner. A set dinner menu was offered as we had budget restrictions. The food was average and was disappointed that my appetizer (I chose a fish fillet dish) was...More

Thank CassHongKong_China
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

My husband and I went for lunch. As we entered I remembered how noisy it can be. We had been there before but a while ago. They were serving the Winterlicious menu and it was packed! The restaurant is very large and when full it...More

Thank Sockschaussettes
Reviewed 5 February 2018

You should come here if you want some classic bistro dishes well executed. For example, this is one of the few places in Toronto where you can get smelts that arrive hot, crisp and tasty. Recommend you order some while you're choosing the rest of...More

Thank AzulH
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Good service, very good food and a really nice atmosphere. I have had the steak and frites a number of times there and as my headline, it is consistently good. I was very disappointed on my last trip that they had taken away the wine...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 27 January 2018

we were a table of 6 on a Sunday evening, and were seated quickly, not very busy when we arrived at 6. The food was very good, the wine and the cocktails too. The service was a little slow, we may have noticed it more...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We were on a second date and were seated under a speaker. Could barely hear each other plus the bench seat was too low for the table. Having said that, we were away from other people so once we asked for the music to be...More

Thank Ryleegirl1022
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Fois Gras was cooked to perfection with the perfect sear. It was served in a hot cast iron skillet with two quail eggs, awesome maple butter flavoured french toast and the thinest deep fried potato strings i've ever seen, delicious! Lynette had the creme...More

Thank kimberly B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is one of our 'go to' restaurants, so we took three ladies from the office for dinner. Some had the Prix Fixe [which is tremendous value for money] others ordered al la carte - but everyone had a superb meal, cooked exactly to their...More

Thank C_E_Horne
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Wonderful meal with friend's at Biff's. Everyone loved their dinner. Excellent service and smashing wine list..... everyone was happy. food was classic, but with a twist. Will continue to eat there when in TO. Totally reliable.

Thank comonaut2
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, 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
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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