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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Lunch,
  • Dinner,
  • Private Dining,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
4 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
  • > $60,
  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Biff's Bistro

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Restaurantica12
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BEST ANNIVERSARY EVER!!!

We come here to celebrate our one year anniversary and only because they have $1 oysters after 5pm. We figured we would have a 5 or 6 dozen and then head out to a lite dinner and some dancing. We never left Biffs. From the amazing service to having the evening manager come over to talk to us, everything here was wonderful. We ended up eating 8 dozen oysters, a bottle of champagne andtwo bottles of wine as well as the Scotch Eggs, Oh me oh my the scotch eggs here are to die for and you will not regret ordering them. We stayed for 5 hours enjoying thre ambience and each others talks. At the end of the night ( we closed the restaurant ) they brought us a complimentry dessert with happy anniversary wriiten in chocolate on it. Nice touch! I highly recommend this restuarant for dinner, business or personal. $1 oysters people! You cant go wrong. Amazing service Fresh and tasty food What are you waiting for? Make a reservation now! lol.

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Restaurantica12
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Best Mustard Ever!

On a recent visit to Toronto, our friends invited us to meet them at Biff's - which they frequent often. We all ordered from the Prix Fixe options and were not disappointed. For $32 I don't think I've had a better full meal. Our friends raved about the homemade mustard - and it didn't disappoint. I had it on bread, with pate, and it would make cardboard taste amazing. Ask for it if you go...and get the story behind it. Great meal. Great service. Well done.

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Restaurantica12
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Great Experience

Was very impressed right away with the service as this was my first visit to the restaurant. I was greeted by name at the front desk (I had a reservation) and promptly taken to my table. My server was very knowledgable in regards to both the food menu and wine list. Based on her recommendations I started with the Steak Tartar. I would rate this the second best tartar I have ever had, I found the quail egg in the shell a great presentation and the flavors were spot on. Our main meal was the Rib eye (med rare) and the grilled calves liver. Both were cooked perfectly with the vegetables and fingerling potatos also perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our meal was completed with myself indulging in the traditional Creme brulee and my partner having the madeleines for dessert. What can I say, both were exceptional. The service staff are extremely well trained and provide a top notch experience, as with other reviews it is almost over the top but makes for a memorable dinning experience. Draw backs were the second rate coffee that was served with dessert and the general design of the restaurant. Although it offers traditional Bistro fare with a fine dinning twist the interior is a mix of conteperary design mixed with traditional and abstract influences. I personally felt that the overall design of the restaurant left one wondering if the place was struggling for an identity. My overall rating of this place is a 4 1/2. The pricing is actually a discount for the service provided and the expert preparation of the food, a 2 full course meals, 2 cocktails and a bottle of wine came to $170 which in my opinion was a great value.

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Restaurantica12
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Another Oliver and Bonacini chain which i always...

Another Oliver and Bonacini chain which i always enjoy. Just like most of their restaurants the service is usually slow but they still have a nice staff. The only problem with the food was that my new york strip was supposed to come with seasonal veg but it ended up being gray celery and onions. (The oysters were the smallest oysters I've ever seen too). So I'd say just stick with their other restuarants since this one is probably their worst :(

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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We were walking around downtown in search of a...

We were walking around downtown in search of a random place to eat. Walked past Biff's and were drawn in by the intoxicating aromas wafting off of the patios. Biff's participates in the Summerlicious promotion, and we were lucky to get a three-course meal for $25 per person. Based on the food quality we received, this is an excellent price. The Caesar salad was fresh, with a homemade dressing. It contained black olives and a single, large crouton instead of bacon bits and numerous croutons, a welcome change from the standard, boring salad. The salmon was baked to moist perfection and didn't have a sauce that so often ruins a nice piece of salmon. My fiancée ordered it, so I didn't eat more than a bite, but it was excellent. I ordered the Moroccan chicken with couscous, which was good; the chicken was moist and lightly flavoured, the couscous wasn't mushy and was also lightly spiced. However, I preferred the salmon, as it was more flavourful. The service we received was very attentive and courteous. Evidently we had better waiters than some of the other reviewers or the restaurant has improved their service considerably. Our water and wineglasses were never allowed to go empty, and the timing of the food (appetizer to main course, main course to dessert) was excellent.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Service is terrible here. We had been here a...

Service is terrible here. We had been here a couple of times previously , and both times had to wait a long time to eat, but we tried again on Valentine's Day 2009 and it was even worse! Waited over 60 minutes for the entrees to arrive. I suggest you avoid this place. Too bad because food is quite good.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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Great evening with some inconvenience

My boyfriend took me to this place on a Saturday night. The ambiance was great, and the food was fabulous. However, my first choice of main course was the organic quail (which they ran out of); my 2nd choice was the salmon (which they also ran out of). I then ordered the steak. The steak was great; however, it is unacceptable for such a restaurant to run out of 2 popular menu items. In the event that they do, patrons should be notified ahead of time.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Beef tartar was good. The seafood platter...

Beef tartar was good. The seafood platter consists of 4/5 mini dishes, plus raw oysters. Salmon tartar, grilled squid and mussels were ok, however I think the chef shouldn't add parma ham to the clams. The flavor of the ham completely overpowered the taste of the clams. I was very disappointed at the seared scallops. There was a layer of sauce that tasted like barbecue sauce on top of the scallops. I mean, who would barbecue sauce on seafood, let alone chefs who are supposed to be trained professionally? Just unacceptable!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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great French Bistro food with friendly staff and...

great French Bistro food with friendly staff and excellent service

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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the food and service was outstanding.i can't wait...

the food and service was outstanding.i can't wait to go back.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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The food was amazing. The service was...

The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. We will be going back soon and I can't wait. Wonderful place to celebrate special occassions.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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We have enjoyed Biff's many times and we are...

We have enjoyed Biff's many times and we are never disappointed. The elegant atmosphere of the Bistro theme is supported by crisp white table clothes and serviettes. The service is always first class with all wait staff willing to help any table even during the hectic rush times immediately prior to or just after theatre. The menu offering might be faulted for being limited but the quality is always good. Prices are below what we would expect to pay for this standard of quality with such an excellent location. Free parking is provided underground enebling us to commute comfortably from car to restaurant without stepping outdoors. Excellent.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Food was good. Service was terrible. The waits...

Food was good. Service was terrible. The waits until the staff asked what we wanted (to eat, to drink, for dessert) were endless. Staff poured red wine into a glass that had already been used for white. Staff forgot to serve all the wine. We found our partially empty bottle at the end of the meal after everything had been cleared away. Inexcusably bad sevice!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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