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Biff's Bistro

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4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Yonge St.)
+1 416-860-0086
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family was quite pleased with the food and the service provided at this restaurant. While it is a bit on the pricey side, you definitely get what you pay for. They have an awesome wine cellar with some very interesting picks and a sommelier who is quite skilled at pairing your dinner with an exceptional wine! We will definitely... More 

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Finger Lakes, NY
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family came here to enjoy a lovely meal on a Friday eve. Not too busy before 6pm, but I would suggest reservations after 6:30. Loved our Escargots app, unusual, different preparation. The Porcelet with sauerkraut and pickles was super tender and an amazing flavor, extremely refined dish. My mussels dish was a new style for me, with kalamata olives... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an absolute gem right smack in the middle of downtown Toronto. Walking distance from Union station and a step away from St. Lawrence Market...it is truly awesome. The menu is wonderful, and offers something for every palate. I enjoyed the 3 course prix fixe menu (chicken liver parfait, beef bourguignon and sorbet for dessert) and must say if... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday celebration dinner for my husband and daughter. Loved the atmosphere/decor. The food was impressive (had their flat iron steak, cooked perfectly.. and those frites (fries) are amazing; trout; oysters). Beer, cocktails and juices were first class. Our server Ryan was amazing, made us feel very special with his attentiveness and service. A nice touch at the end - shortbread... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Biff's before the California wine show with a good friend on April 3...for lunch. Apparently he comes here every year.. has kind of made a tradition out it ... i'm so glad we did.. I had the Lamb Burger... i still can't stop thinking about it.. it was the most amazing, and enjoyable burger i have ever had... More 

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Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped at Biff's Bistro for appetizers and drinks. Our server Michael was exceptional! My husband and I had great Caesars, specialty coffees and oysters - all were delicious! I guess I mentioned it was my birthday and a lovely dessert tray was brought out. Next time we will be staying for dinner. I would definitely recommend for drinks and... More 

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toronto
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had a good meal at Biff's last night. Very disappointed with the creme brule. If I had made it like this, I would consider it unacceptable. Warm and runny. Next time make it in advance and firm it up a bit. Otherwise, decent service and very good meal.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Good food presented in a creative ways. I enjoyed the experience and atmosphere. I attended with a large group having cocktails and dinner in a private room and would recommend to others to use the space.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Met people for dinner a few nights ago. The waiter just completed his Sommelier course. Very helpful and truly enjoyed talking about wines. Ordered the combined Charcuterie board to share. Unfortunately it was a little lacking in the cheese area. The salumi were made in house but lacked any taste. Main was the Beef Bourguignon. It was actually a nice... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was my first time here and I brought a friend for Winterlicious Dinner. I started with the spiced chicken pastilla parcels, the maple mustard pork croquette and the chocolate cake. I also did the wine pairings. I will say that the service was excellent as was the wine pairing, the bread and the dessert. My app was terrible, in... 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, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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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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