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Biff's Bistro

#219 of 6,647 Restaurants in Toronto
#244 of 7,167 Places to Eat in 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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Summerlicious, good value but....

Very pleasant and enjoyable. Watermelon lemonade, very sweet and watermelon? Certainly quaffable on an extremely hot day. Salmon mousse very light, simply presented and enjoyed. Tuna nicoise sandwich, nice variation on the "classic salad"... well played, nice fresh warm open sandwich. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Biff's (again) for my wife's birthday - all was excellent, the service, the food and the atmosphere. Chef Amanda had great food: frog's legs, foie gras, smelts and steak tartar were delicious. I loves the presentation as well - no need for so many plates as we were sharing all - smart! Our server Al was awesome... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very pleasant and enjoyable. Watermelon lemonade, very sweet and watermelon? Certainly quaffable on an extremely hot day. Salmon mousse very light, simply presented and enjoyed. Tuna nicoise sandwich, nice variation on the "classic salad"... well played, nice fresh warm open sandwich. However we were running late and asked for dessert and bill to come together and quickly... 10 mins later... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stopped in for drinks. Excellent cocktails. Very creative and well executed. Waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great location with a very nice outdoor dining terrace; very well prepared and presented bistro food, with a good range of dishes all full of flavour and served in a style out of the ordinary. Definatley a leader not a follower, if that suits your style then you will not be disappointed; I will definately return the next time I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The beer was good the place was clean. Didn't look at the menu bartender was very friendly. So far best beer in town. Lots a people took advantage of eating under umbrellas on the sidewalk outside.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant has a great reputation and I was surprised and disappointed when I went for lunch today. It is Summerlicious. in Toronto and lunch is $18 for a three course meal. The standard of the food was just OK. The crepe we ordered came with a fried egg on it and when I asked the waiter if there was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

An upscale eatery with an attractive patio and overall beautiful decor. The service was attentive and the food was excellent.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

OK atmosphere warm, friendly and attentive service. Visited with my wife and another couple as part of the Summerlicious promotion. Food was adequate but if I was to choose a French style bistro - Cluny in the nearby Distillery District or Le Papillon which is the next block over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was invited to a dinner at a private room at Biff's recently. The food, service and ambiance of the restaurant were above average and it was a good evening. During the dinner, my shirt got caught in a wall mural and there was a slight tear. A senior staff member noticed and came over and immediately offered to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dinner for two no need to book as tables were available a lovely waiter so pleasant he was knowledgeable about food and wine kept checking to see if we had ever thing we needed food was delicious very french good selection too wine very good to we sat outside on a lovely warm evening we had three courses I had... More 

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Additional Information about Biff's Bistro

Address: 4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-860-0086
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • 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, Romantic, Doing business
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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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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