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Biff's Bistro

) #135 of 7,021 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ French, European,
4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-860-0086
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well trained team delivers consistent results whether be for lunch or dinner. Chef Bill Osborne never disappoints if you love bistro food.

Thank Pascale D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Summerlicious visit for lunch with friends. Food very good. Attentive server Elizabeth made visit extra special. They let us sit and visit for as long as we wanted..no rushing. Would go back anytime. Rain prevented lunchtime crowd from using outside patio and it got very...More

Thank Hollie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find. We visited during Summerlicious and ate from that menu. I had the whipped goats milk salad and my boyfriend had the gazpacho. Both were very tasty! We both had the beef tri-tip as a main. It was very delicious. The...More

Thank dancing_queen87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been back to this bistro for a few times within the past couple of years and it has retained its delicious-ness! The food is tasty and imaginatively prepared. Portion is good and borders on "too much"... so come hungry.

Thank Pansonne
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy Friday, a fast dinner for two, before the Moody Blues at the Sony Centre. Sourdough was good, Duck Confit was nice and crispy, wine was okay, but quite expensive, coffee okay, dessert, pedestrian. $150 later....

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the area and are trying all the different restaurants around trying to find a favourite. The ambience was great but the food must of been cooked by someone other than a professional. Maybe the cook was not in yet? My duck was...More

Thank Travelkittycat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tend to forget that this Bistro is here, nestled between O&B restaurant and another I've not yet tried. I know it's easy to see 5 stars and assume people just rave about a place so let me tell you why although it's not the...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an extremely busy Friday night in Toronto (U2 at the Rogers Centre, McGraw/Hill at the ACC and it being Pride weekend ...) we walked up with no reservation to hear "not a problem... is outside ok?" Perfect. Table for two. Our waiter Allen was...More

Thank TravellingWriterGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for dinner with friends before going to a concert. Location was very convenient to both those of us employed downtown and those traveling from uptown. Parking was very convenient in the building and at the end of the meal the waiter offered to validate...More

Thank Brent R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the tender, melt in your mouth beef bourginion, and the roasted parsnips sabayon was to die for. They were great in getting me gluten free foods. Server was very well informed on menu and food content and helped make decisions on what I could...More

Thank FamilyTravelsKP
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Response from Douglas W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...can't help. I don't live in Toronto.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-0086
Reminiscent of a 1930's Parisian Bistro, Biff's Bistro is a smart, upscale masterpiece by Toronto uber-restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. The stylish lounge, featuring a stunning zinc-topped bar, represents pure vintage design, while handsome leather banquettes, warm wood paneling and grand mirrors create a rich, lively dining space. In this setting, Chef Amanda Ray presents an extensive menu of inspiring French bistro cuisine, with an impressive corresponding wine list. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from many downtown theatres, hotels and the Air Canada Centre.
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