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Biff's Bistro

#219 of 6,880 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 101
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    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
Most recent review
Excellent meal!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
KingstonTravellers
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Kingston, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
33 helpful votes 33 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
187 reviews 187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

this was a nice surpise. I had gone to biff's back many yrs ago on mt pleasant and eglinton. did the reservation by open table and we got a very nice table for my business guests before the hockey game. If you go - its the kind of experience that they dont like to be rushed - pobably because they... More 

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toronto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After searching around the market area for a lunch spot just after Christmas and most of the new locations we wanted to go to where not open we decided to try Biff’s again. Food has always been consistent so it was probably a safe bet. Very slow day but sitting in the bar area was like being served by an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped in around 6:30 before we went to a show at the ACC and were seated near the bar. It was it bit noisy when we went in but better when the after work crowd left. I had a fantastic filet mignon – melt in the mouth – and the most incredible chocolate cake for dessert. I thought the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stopped in here on Saturday and were luck to get a table without a reservation. Just came in and got 20 oysters and couple cocktails. They Oysters were great, they have a board counting down how many buck a shuck's they have left and market it down every half hour. That day they started with 700. We also enjoyed a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went to Biff's Bistro for Winterlicious. The atmosphere had a nice and comfortable ambience; the perfect setting for a Girls Night Out. The Winterlicious menu selection was very good and the food was served without a long wait. The waiters and staff were all very friendly. The only complaint I have is that the appetizer portions were very small.... More 

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went on Saturday night to celebrate an anniversary, was a great choice. Food, ambience, service were all top notch. They offer BYOB for $25 which I took advantage of. They also validate parking which was awesome as parking DT is not easy to find and expensive.

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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?