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Biff's Bistro

#184 of 6,948 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

I had reserved a table through Opentable and the day before visiting Biff's bistro, I received a telephone call asking me to confirm my reservation. I confirmed my 6:30PM reservation but mentionned that I might be running slightly behind as bad weather was forecasted for the Toronto region and that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Guillaumeleconqueran
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Kingston, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Picked Biff's Bistro when we found it online as part of the listings for Winterlicious, and so glad we did. The bistro offered a fixed price menu for a three-course meal. It is not often that I like everything at a restaurant, but I certainly did this time. Cured pastrimi-style salmon with mustard crème fraîche, radish salad & rye crisps... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lunch service was so slow a noon hour meal almost became dinner Servers also had a terrible attitude Winterlicous menu a bit stupid as you have a salad as as app and the a salad with your main ..,, really?? Like all Oliver restaurants it needs better management and chefs Best to go somewhere else

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I had reserved a table through Opentable and the day before visiting Biff's bistro, I received a telephone call asking me to confirm my reservation. I confirmed my 6:30PM reservation but mentionned that I might be running slightly behind as bad weather was forecasted for the Toronto region and that my flight might be delayed. The lady told me that... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My husband and I always eat here when we go to Toronto for the weekend. This time however wasn't as usual due to Winterlicious. The place was packed very early (5:15pm). We were seated at the bar and had the lovely Michaela as our waitress/bartender. She recommended a very good wine. Our oysters took way to long. My liver was... More 

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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

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