Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Biff's Bistro

4 Front St. E. (Yonge St.) Send to Phone
Fine bistro dining in Toronto’s downtown core.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Biff's Bistro, Toronto, canada

Biff's Bistro Restaurant Review

: Biff's Bistro evokes elegant Jazz Age Paris, from the music selection to the cream-coloured walls and red-accented décor. Traditional bistro dishes like chicken liver parfait, paired with grainy mustard and pickled red onions, and savoury beef bourguignon and gnocchi are familiar with a twist, while frogs’ legs are Asian-influenced, with ginger and tamarind. A major pull is the one-dollar oysters, offered nightly and served generously with finely grated horseradish and mignonette sauce. Vegetarians have a few choices: the socca crêpe with Mediterranean vegetables or the mushroom tortelli. Guests will also take pleasure in the three-course prix-fixe menu, presenting a variety of tastes for just $35. A substantial wine list has options hailing from Italy to Spain, with a particular focus paid to French and Canadian labels. For dessert, try the house-made sorbets or ice creams, which might include blood orange or salted caramel flavours, or enjoy the coconut angel food cake paired with tart lemon curd and blueberry compote. Biff's Bistro is situated across the street from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.