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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Dishes

  • Fish,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,

Atmosphere

  • Intimate,
  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Award Win,

Specialties

  • Terrine,
  • Tartare,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y3
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Lbeaubien319688
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My favorite restaurant in Toronto . Delicious food. Wonderful staff. Warm atmosphere A very special French touch

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Bon Appetite at Batifole

Let me tell you about this beautiful French restaurant located in East Chinatown (yes, that's right, there is an East Chinatown in Toronto). Batifole is delicious blend of good food and romantic atmosphere that takes you outside of Chinatown and into a bistro in France. Food: Delicous is the best way to describe the food here. The chefs prepares these dishes very well, as if to say you are his royal guests. I started with the Lobster and fish soup and my partner decided to have the escargot and a side of the fries and tarragon mayonaisse. This was a great way to start off dinner - the soup was creamy and rich in flavour, and the fries were at the right texture and perfect with the tarragon mayo. For dinner, our guest had the beef tenderloin, my partner had the foie gras, and I was feeling adventurous and decided to order the horse tartare. The horse tartare blew me away! If I could place bets on my horse, I would've won the jackpot. It was well seasoned, sweet, and without the game taste to it. Definately worth a try. Service: I think our female server may have been a bit slow at processing our order in her head, but she did ok. The male server was just as good. It was very busy on a Friday night, so we weren't expecting much. As long as my horse on a platter reached our table, that's all that mattered to me. Atmosphere. Definately worth to check out if you want to go somewhere romantic. The table beside us were celebrating their anniversary, a couple of tables were group outings, and a few singles enjoying a nice meal. A good mix of young and old, wealthy and casual. Overall, I would definately say worth a visit. The menu is well suited for those who are adventurous, or those who want to entice their taste buds with something delicious. My suggestion though is to visit during the week rather than a busy weekend night.

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Restaurantica12
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I never really had a proper french cuisine before...

I never really had a proper french cuisine before but I know what good food should taste like. I loved the food at Batifole. The atmosphere of the restaurant did make me worry about the quality of the food but they surpassed my expectation. Service is average and that's fine with me, all that matters really is the food...unless the service is terrible. Definitely will visit again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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oui oui oui !!!

I went here last night with a good friend of mine. The food was FANTASTIC, everything we had last night was superb and the service was non-intrusive and relaxed. I couldn't ask for a more perfect meal. I would definitly suggest you try this restaurant if you have a chance.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Tres bien at Batifole

My husband and I enjoyed the food at Batifole very much. It was a hot summer evening so the chilled Vichysoisse soup went down very well. I enjoyed the Cassoulet, but found the sausages a bit too garlicky. Otherwise it was very tasty. My husband enjoyed the steak very much. I don't like the fact that the vegetable dishes have to be ordered separately as sides a la carte. One thing is that it was Saturday night and quite busy, so I feel they need more staff because we had to wait quite a while for everything from drinks to mains to getting our bill. Still, the food was delicious. I would recommend going on a weeknight. If you're going on a weekend, you'd better not be in a hurry. Bon appetit.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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April 15, 2020

Just a fantastic meal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

Batifole is amazing. The food is epic. I had the canard de l peche and it was unreal. The frog legs were surprisingly good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

For me, always the best French restaurant in Toronto ! Just try it to be convinced !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2020

Presentation of the dishes were delightful and service was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2020

An outstanding meal in a casual but sophisticated setting with impeccable service. Would highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

great food, very good service, wonderful atmosphere.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 8, 2020

Things at Batifole were great. The food was impressive. The atmosphere was nice. I think a bit more of a full description of the food from the service staff may be helpful. Likewise, when they get busy they very much get busy and it can be hard to catch attention, but that being said it was the best French meal I've ever had in Toronto hands down.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 9, 2020

Very disappointed. The food was tasteless. Judging from the crowds it's a place to go and take pictures of the plates but anyone who knows french food knows this food isn't. My green salad was dressed only with salt water. My main the cassoulet, is a simple french classic, the sausage was a breakfast type sausage, the pork belly was only 2 small slices of slightly thick bacon, the duck confit was the only part well cooked. The beans were soft but the dish had zero flavor! My wife's beef tartare had as many capers as beef and was seasoned poorly resulting in a dish completely out of balance. Towards the end, the Chef did come around and asked how things were but given it was my daughter in law's birthday I did not want to make a complaint or a fuss at that time. We decided to pass on any dessert or coffee. It was my daughter in laws birthday and staff confirmed that in the reservation and at the table when they seated us but no candle, no 'happy' while those around us got one. Finally, after quite a long wait I had to beg for the check at the bar from the same waiter who served us and ignored my attempts to get his attention despite his looking right at me when he was roaming around the tables around us. They have a sign in the basement on the way to the restrooms boasting they are 'the best french restaurant in Chinatown'. Telling. Perhaps they should shoot higher?

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

March 9, 2020

A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience at Batifole! Service was attentive and very helpful. Food prepared by Chef Geffroy and his Team was excellent. Of particular note were the scallops appetizer, the texture and taste of which were outstanding. I look forward to dining at Batifole again on my all-too-infrequent trips to downtown Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2020

Great time! Wonderful meal! Very lovely staff!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2020

Poor - virtually every plate missed, and service was unprofessional, rushed and unpleasant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

March 5, 2020

Everything was top-notch, as expected! The food was spot-on. The service was just right! Need to save room for dessert next time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2020

Wonderful restaurant with beautifully prepared French food and equally good service. This cozy spot transports you to France for the evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2020

Fantastic waiter, attentive, knowledgeable just exceptional. Ordered beef tartar and it was spicy which was not mentioned on the menu... They took it back and made one with less spice... Brilliant. Definitely recommend!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2020

Great food, great time. Highly recommended!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

Love this place. Will definitely be returning 👍👍

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

wonderful ambiance,service and food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

We had a wonderful time, the food was delicious! A new favourite for sure! Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

Very yummy. Great place

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

Best reatautant in Toronto. Best service in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2020

Fantastic meal and service. Will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2020

Absolutely fantastic! Every dish was amazing. Friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2020

Fabulous. delicious food. Attentive service. Excellent price point. Beautiful restaurant. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2020

A jewel of a place that I really don’t want to tell you about because maybe it will get too busy. My birthday guest said to me “ How did you find this place!!” I am not sayin’

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2020

Fantastic food in a decidedly non-trendy sense: classic flavours executed perfectly. The service was gracious and friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2020

Good spot. A little crowded (tightly packed seats) but the food was great!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 2, 2020

The menu was sparse but that’s a good thing. Fewer items on a menu for a small specialty restaurant allows the chef to excel in the preparation. We were not disappointed. On the contrary the meals were exquisitely prepared and presented- an ideal fusion of French haute cuisine and bistro fare, and the dessert was to die for! A great little gem on the large and often confusing restaurant scene in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

The meal, service and ambience was wonderful. We enjoyed every part of our dinner. The atmosphere and service was warm and inviting. We were so impressed with the food. The care and skill were so apparent in every delicious bite. Thank you for a beautiful evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

I can not say enough about this wonderful bistro. The tartare was amazing and the escargot flavourful. The highlight of the evening was the cassoulet with baked white beans, confit of duck, sausage and pork belly - wonderfully balanced and seasoned and perfect on a winter night... A caution is to restrain yourself from eating too much of the incredible bread baked In house.... Service was polished and gracious. A perfect evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Batifole last Saturday, January 25, 2020. The ambiance, food, and service were impeccable! We will definitely return the next time we visit Toronto!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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