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Biff's Bistro

#179 of 6,984 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown Toronto
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4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Yonge St.)
Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
416-860-0086
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saved us in a pinch!

We were looking for a pre theatre snack and came upon Biff's. The interior is beautiful like a classic French bistro/country club. The staff was very professional and courteous. It has a very interesting wine list (e.g. excellent British Columbia selections). As promised, out appetizers were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
saffycam
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My first impression was the large size and very comfortable decor. This was our first visit to Toronto. The Fairmont Hotel recommended the restaurant. We asked the waitress for suggestions from the menu, which we followed.The salmon starter and seared tuna were just perfect, in every detail. A good wine list, at reasonable prices. We spoke to waitress about our... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a pre theatre snack and came upon Biff's. The interior is beautiful like a classic French bistro/country club. The staff was very professional and courteous. It has a very interesting wine list (e.g. excellent British Columbia selections). As promised, out appetizers were quickly but perfectly prepared. I had the Octopus and chiorizo salad and my friend... More 

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Dormagen
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a company dinner there. The food was of good quality, they served it warm, also we were about 25 Persons at all. The service was attentive but forgot my beer I asked for. Overall, as far as I could imagine from the whole restaurant, it would be good to have a reservation on Fridays

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have eaten here several times. Friendly staff and well prepared food. Decent variety with good selection of beer and wine.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There for the third time. Buck a shuck - cold and delicious! Steak tartare - Perfect spice and texture! Can't wait to go back!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You cannot beat a buck a shuck! Biff's is one of my favourite after work places...a glass of bubbly and a lovely atmosphere - good ambiance and always good service. And when you eat there, parking is discounted! Overall a wonderful bistro experience.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband was looking forward to some classic French food so we went to Biff's Bistro. He was especially looking forward to the steak tartare. We ordered the fixe price dinner and the steak tartare as well. All the courses were delicious. I had the chicken which was excellent and my husband had the beef bourguignon which was literally melt... More 

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malibu
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

dropped in at end of work day for oysters (1$ each!) and a glass of wine at the bar. Friendly unobtrusive service and good value. Oysters (from PEI) were outstanding.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Since discovering I love oysters a few years ago, I've been jonesing to try Biff's but just hadn't made it out since it was a bit out of the way from where I lived. Then when I moved into the neighbourhood late last year, I couldn't believe my luck when our building posted a promotion at Biff's offering a free... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a preshow dinner. We were blown away by everything. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and most of all the food was amazing. Can't wait to come back.

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Restaurant Details

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 Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-860-0086

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?