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Biff's Bistro

#192 of 6,571 Restaurants in Toronto
#212 of 7,032 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Do not let the name fool you - this place is definitely French!

Had a great dinner here this week. The restaurant is quiet which allows for a comfortable level of conversation. As for the food, the seared tuna was perfectly cooked and the candied orange cake for dessert was well worth it. The service was also quite good. I definitely would eat here again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
David W
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner here this week. The restaurant is quiet which allows for a comfortable level of conversation. As for the food, the seared tuna was perfectly cooked and the candied orange cake for dessert was well worth it. The service was also quite good. I definitely would eat here again!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a meeting / social in their Red Room and enjoyed creative food, good wine and a great server who was attentive, engaging and accommodating. It was a highlight of my Toronto trip.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were a group of 9, and thus incurred the wrath of the minimum 18% tip, DESPITE THE FACT WE HAD INDIVIDUAL BILLS. First, 18% is piggish; Second - the 18% was calculated on the tax-in price - piggish x 2; Third - I might be less upset if I didn't have to wait 15 minutes for my beer order... More 

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Sioux Lookout, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had the Steak Frites - medium rare tenderloin - it was cooked to perfection and came to the table fast. We were seated in a small separate dining room, but as soon as the door opened to admit wait staff the noise was overwhelming. Be sure to bring your large pocket book, this restaurant is pricey - but did provide... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food was very good when it finally arrived. This is not the place for a romantic dinner - NOISY.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?