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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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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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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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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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August 2, 2019

It's one of the best French meals we've taken, including those in Paris. Kudos to Chef Geffroy!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2019

We loved it. I left a lengthy review on Google about how wonderful the evening was.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2019

We loved our experience at Batifole! From the service to the wonderful food, everything was amazing! We went to celebrate a birthday, but you don't need to go on a special occasion. Even a night out from the kids would be perfect! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2019

One of the best dinning experiences I have had in a long time. The food was amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly, very flavourful and looked like art on the plate. The wine list and the servers knowledge of the wine was exceptional. The service was absolutely fantastic! I will definitely be visiting more often. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2019

Enjoyed our evening immensely. Consistently fabulous food as usual. Thank you Chef!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2019

All good. Server was nice but seemed spread thin so not as crisp as we expected or hoped. But a very good experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 29, 2019

Sensational all around -- as usual! Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2019

Such amazing service and flavourful food and drinks! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the restaurant had treated us with complimentary drinks as well. We will definitely come back to enjoy the great atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2019

Wonderful food and service, as always. Such a treasure to have in the neighbourhood! Our out of town guests were charmed and impressed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2019

For my wife and I the food is the main attraction. We have never been disappointed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 20, 2019

We loved our experience at Batifole and have no doubt that we will return again. The service was the best I've experienced in Toronto. The food was delicious and delightfully presented. Perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

Fabulous meal and service. Everything we ate was wonderful...the escargots, duck, and beef tartare. And the bread is also fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 13, 2019

The service was superb. It always is. This is the best French restaurant in town.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2019

Love this restaurant. The waiters are charming. The food exceptional. The atmosphere intimate.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2019

Amazing duck confit. Great cosy atmosphere. Really enjoyed our meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2019

This French restaurant is a neighbourhood gem and a must try to anyone in the East part of town. Their attention to detail is fantastic and the service is prompt and friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2019

Outstanding food in a charming setting and very attentive service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2019

Service was slow. Had the 6 cheese which was good, cassoulet was not the best or the worse and the eclair was amazing.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

June 22, 2019

Excellent. The chef and staff do everything right and authentic: sauces, bread, desserts, service. One of my very best meals in Toronto. When someone knows how to cook, it shows!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2019

Outstanding service, delicious food, delightful atmosphere. This neighbourhood brasserie is the real deal. Not cheap, but the quality is outstanding. My favourite spot for French cuisine in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2019

Really good food. Decently worth going to. The waiter was extremely helpful with getting us what we were looking for. Even when the restaurant was busy there was no looking for service because the atmosphere was very cozy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2019

Highly recommend this boutique of a restaurant Very special place Chef comes right to your table which is so unique these days. Very fresh enjoyed every course. And omg the chocolate lava cake is the true thing which is so hard to find. I will be back. Thanks for a beautiful meal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2019

Such a gem of a restaurant! The service is warm and attentive, the food delicious and the atmosphere comfortable and romantic. The dory fish is fantastic - if it's on the specials when you visit, definitely try it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2019

The food and service was outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2019

For sure the best French restaurant in Toronto ! Don t miss the souflé ! Delicious and just perfect !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2019

Fantastic mains. Appetizers were not up to the standards of the mains. Attentive friendly service. Unlike many other restaurants noise level very comfortable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2019

Love the intimate atmosphere. We all enjoyed our meals and I always have the grand mariner soufflé! Service very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2019

Excellent food with amazing service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2019

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. The food and service was excellent and the ambiance was a subtle blend of French country and urban modernity.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2019

Great place,great food and atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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