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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of le Batifole

le Batifole
744 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario m4m 1y3, Canada
416 462 9965
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Ranked #98 of 6,550 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $23 - $32
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Howland
Transit: street car 506 @ Degrassi stop
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

First time in Toronto for my husband and I and we were looking for an authentic French meal. What a wonderful dinner we had! The restaurant is very quaint and a hidden gem away from your typical tourist areas. The atmosphere is comfortable and unpretentious. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Our meal from start to finish was delicious! We started with the mussels and we both had a seafood dish off the black board and finished with the Grand Marnier soufflé. What a pleasant surprise to meet the chef/owner that prepared our wonderful dinner that evening. We will definitely go back if we're ever back in Toronto!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fantastique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Second time at Batifole didn't disappoint. This small quaint restaurant offers friendly service with great food. We shared all the appetizer specials to start. All were delectable, especially the chicken pate. I had the steamed pickerel for my main and it was made perfectly. The desserts were great especially the creme brulle. Probably the best I've ever had. Chef Pasquale came around, welcomed us and made sure we were taken care of. Thanks for a great evening and an unforgettable meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Not disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had eaten quite often at Batifole as I used to live close by. But I had not been for a good couple of years. And I was not disappointed. In fact I was glad to see that there were three fish dishes on the black board that day, an improvement from my previous visits.The fish was very tasty (2 different fillets) and the vegetables very delicious and different. We had to have the fries which are so good. Our Kir Royal was pretty spot on (the waiter remembered how I liked it. Thank you!). Sadly, my friend and I have small appetite so we could not fit in any dessert. Next time! We should not have had the bread but it was so very tasty...
It was pretty quiet when we first got there but soon got quite lively. You need to book. Good friendly atmosphere. Pleasant service and all round nice experience. I was glad to see it was still going strong.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Realy enjoyed it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place, lovely staff, and most important: realy impressive cuisine!! Definately recommend it! We felt like we were in France for a couple of hours.

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Markham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Authentique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband and I were looking for an authentic French meal. We found it. We began with the Terrine and an apperatif. The terrine was pork with rosemary. We were fighting for the last bite. It was served with mustard, cornichons, red onion compote, olives and toasted baguette. My husband had the bourride de poisson for his main. It was similar to a boulliabaise which my husband orders on every opportunity. He described it as amazing. The presentation was quite interesting as it was served in a glass jar with lid. My main was duck two ways with a potato galette and calvados sauce. Delectable! Our wine was Chateau Rozier 2010 St Emiliion Grand Cru. I'm still thinking about it. We will definitely return to Batifole. Merci Pascal!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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