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Biff's Bistro

#198 of 6,550 Restaurants in Toronto
#218 of 6,999 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 - 10:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 91
    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
Lovely place to return to

I visited Biff's Bistro in early June for dinner. In July I returned for lunch. While the kitchen was a little slow, the staff were very attentive and the meal was excellent. Be prepared for some fabulous French cuisine, some great wine, good service, and a friendly Bonjour as you enter this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2012
keithoflondon
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London, Ontario
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, Ontario
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I visited Biff's Bistro in early June for dinner. In July I returned for lunch. While the kitchen was a little slow, the staff were very attentive and the meal was excellent. Be prepared for some fabulous French cuisine, some great wine, good service, and a friendly Bonjour as you enter this beautiful French restaurant. The Prixe Fixe menu is... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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220 reviews 220 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
1,166 helpful votes 1,166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I took my colleagues here during Summerlicious on a Tuesday night during the Microsoft conference. It purports to be a French restaurant, although the staff didn’t appear European. No worries. The meal was actually quite good, and we opted to go for the wine pairing at $20 more per head than the reasonable $35 prix fixte, three course meal price... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This restaurant has good and reliable food with service to match.

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Toronto
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223 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

One of our nephews let us know that Biff's features oysters on the half shell every day after 5pm for $1 apiece. (until they're gone!) We'd been at Biff's a couple of times before with friends for dinner and it was very good! Now, since we love oysters we just had to come back and give them a try. Started... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We ate at Biff's the other night prior to going to the theatre nearby, and were very happy with the service, the food and the atmosphere. It got busier as the time approached 7 p.m. but the acoustics are good enough that we could still speak to eachother without shouting! The duck confit was the best I have ever tasted,... More 

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Toronto Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

For Father’s Day, my sons treated me to dinner at Biff’s Bistro. We had a 7pm reservation and both the patio and inside were pretty full. The décor is nice…nothing overwhelming and the noise level wasn’t too bad. Some places you can’t hear yourself think but the acoustics weren’t unbearable here at all. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable... More 

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King City, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We went to Biffs as a default one night. It was decent at best. Food was average, but boring. We ended up finishing our meal and going elsewhere for drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

We stumbled upon Biffs when we stayed in the financial district recently. We were disappointed with the restaurant selection in the area and had been dissapointed by the food at Origins the night before (cocktails, fine. Food, mediocre at best) so we were really trying to find a good meal on our last night. Biff's was terrific! Our server was... More 

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London, Ontario
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Located across from the St. Lawrence Performing Arts Centre, this restaurant has a fabulous bar. I had a few drinks before dinner. The prix fixe menu is lovely. Everything was perfectly served and cooked wonderfully well. I will return.

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Montreal, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I took two friends there for a celebratory dinner and we could not have picked a better spot. The interior is dim and cozy, elegant with a little bit of an old world feel. The service was excellent and very attentive. We started with a couple of cocktails, the watermelon lemonade was tasty and refreshing, I had a pomegranate martini,... 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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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?