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“Good service, but average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Biff's Bistro

Biff's Bistro
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Ranked #172 of 8,443 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Yonge St.
Transit: Biff's Bistro is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
Description: 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Good service, but average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Biff's Bistro offers some very nice (and authentic) French dishes. The service was very good and overall we enjoyed the restaurant quite well. However, while the food was pretty decent, it was missing that last little something to make it outstanding. My girlfriend and I each had three courses, which all tasted fine, but not well enough to be truly memorable. For a restaurant that offers "fine French cuisine" I had expected a little more from the chef than this "slightly above average" food experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nothing overly special for the price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

The food is decent (the oysters didn't taste overly fresh), the service is good...but there are better steakhouses for the price in the city!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Food is ok and nice stmosphere. Service is extremely slow. My last visit was so bad I refused to pay and manager agreed to waive the bill.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“The best of Biffs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

The staff are wonderful. Good and knowledgeable service (give great recommendations of what wines to pair with meals). Always enjoy this place --- good French food.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Used a private room to host some out of town visitors - the food was excellent and the staff very helpful

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