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French Fare   fancy-and  Bistro Charm

1930’s Paris meets fresh London cool at Biff’s Bistro. At this modern French bistro, we invite you to experience a tribute to Old World cuisine, hospitality and style in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Drop by Biff’s Bistro for our

quick & dirty
bar bites & booze

Dinner

· LES SOUPES ET SALADES ·

BIFF’S SOUPE DU JOUR 10
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP 11
SEASONAL 1OOKM GREENS 10

Biff’s pickles, Champagne
vinaigrette, herbs

SALADE CÉSAR 14

romaine, maple bacon,
garlic Parmigiano-Reggiano croûtons

OCTOPUS & CHORIZO SALAD 17

kale, fingerling potatoes, romesco sauce, olives,
toasted almonds

GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE 15

spiced walnuts, pumpernickel, cranberry

Fish-Engraving

· LES HORS D’ŒUVRES ·

STEAK TARTARE 17 / 27

mustard, pickles, crisp baguette

ESCARGOTS EN PERSILLADE 15

pickled mushrooms,
garlic confit, spätzle

SMOKED STURGEON 17

citrus crème fraîche, beet & carrot slaw, salted duck egg

FOIE GRAS DU JOUR 21

Chef ’s daily inspiration

· L’ACCOMPAGNEMENT ·

FRITES 8

with rouille

SAUTÉED WILD MUSHROOMS 8
LÉGUMES DU JOUR 7
POMMES ALIGOT 9

· LES ENTRÉES ·

ST-CANUT PORCELET 32

choucroute, buttered new potatoes, sauce charcutière

DUCK CONFIT 28

pommes de terre à la Lyonnaise, broccoli,
farmhouse bacon, sherry-glazed mushrooms

HERB-CRUSTED ALBACORE TUNA 26

iceberg lettuce, smoked tomatoes, avocado,
buttermilk dressing, dill pommes allumettes

MOULES FRITES 23

steamed mussels, pipérade, marinated olives,
Basque sausage

ROASTED HALIBUT 36

potato butter, grilled leeks,  ageolet bean ragoût

CHICKEN SUPRÊME À L’AMÉRICAINE 25

roasted root vegetables, squash, Brie

WILD MUSHROOM DAUPHINOISE 22

arugula, goat cheese cream, farmhouse onions

CANESTRI PASTA BAKE 23

sauce Dijonnaise, braised chicken, kale

GRILLED CALF’S LIVER 26

garlic Yukon Gold mash, crispy bacon,
French onion jus

PAN-SEARED TROUT 30

vegetables à la barigoule, farmhouse bacon, sauce verte

ROASTED LAMB SIRLOIN 36

braised turnip navarin, heirloom carrots, lamb jus gras

BEEF BOURGUIGNON 34

Northern Woods mushrooms, pommes aligot,
red wine jus

· POUR LA TABLE ·

POACHED SHRIMP COCKTAIL 13

with brandy Marie Rose sauce

FRIED SMELTS 9

with fennel aïoli

FROGS’ LEGS 13

persillade butter,
Espelette pepper

CRISPY PIGS’ EARS 8

parsley, pickles

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT 14

with cornichons

FOGO ISLAND COD BRANDADE 12

chips, gremolata

PLATEAU DE CHARCUTERIE 18/28
CHARCUTERIE & FROMAGE 38

PLATEAUX DE
· FRUITS DE MER ·

oysters, shrimp cocktail, 42
mussels, octopus, ceviche
Chef ’s additions

· BIFF’S FIXE ·

3 COURSES FOR $37.95


CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
SEASONAL 100KM GREENS
CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT
SALADE CÉSAR

CHICKEN SUPRÊME À L’AMÉRICAINE
BEEF BOURGUIGNON
WILD MUSHROOM DAUPHINOISE
DUCK CONFIT
PAN-SEARED TROUT
ICE CREAMS & SORBETS
POACHED PEAR ÉCLAIR
BABA AU RHUM
Lunch

· LES HORS D’ŒUVRES ·

BIFF’S SOUPE DU JOUR 10
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP 11
SEASONAL 1OOKM GREENS 10

Biff’s pickles, Champagne
vinaigrette, herbs

SALADE CÉSAR 14

romaine, maple bacon,
garlic Parmigiano-Reggiano croûtons

STEAK TARTARE 17 / 27

mustard, pickles, crisp baguette

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT 14

with cornichons

GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE 15

spiced walnuts, pumpernickel, cranberry

SALMON GRAVLAX 15

pickled kidney beans, horseradish cream, gaufrettes

· LES ENTRÉES ·

· LES SANDWICHES ·

SMOKED SALMON TARTINE 23

fromage blanc, cornichons,
caper berries, red onion

CHICKEN CLUB 19

house bacon, harissa mayo

LAMB BURGER MERGUEZ 19

harissa-spiced lamb burger, red pepper chutney,
rosemary brioche, frites

· SPÉCIALITÉS DE BISTRO ·

CHICKEN POT PIE 25

wild mushrooms, carrot confit, sauce Dijonnaise,
duck fat crust

GRILLED CALF’S LIVER 26

garlic Yukon Gold mash, crispy bacon, French onion jus

PORK SCHNITZEL 26

choucroute, buttered new potatoes, sauce charcutière

FRENCH PLOUGHMAN’S PLATTER 21

housemade sausage, terrine, cheese, O&B Artisan bread, egg, mustard

CHEF’S SALAD 18

lentil vinaigrette, Biff’s pickles, fingerling potatoes, house charcuterie, Brie croûtons

WILD MUSHROOM DAUPHINOISE 22

arugula, goat cheese cream, farmhouse onions

· FRUITS DE MER ·

OCTOPUS & CHORIZO SALAD 21

kale, fingerling potatoes, romesco sauce, olives,
toasted almonds

MOULES FRITES 23

steamed mussels, pipérade, marinated olives,
Basque sausage

PAN-SEARED TROUT 30

vegetables à la barigoule, farmhouse bacon, sauce verte

ALBACORE TUNA NIÇOISE 25

greens, haricots verts, cherry tomatoes,
anchovies, hard-boiled egg

· LES ŒUFS ·

CODDLED EGGS FLORENTINE 19

spinach cheese dip,
grilled focaccia

QUICHE DU JOUR 18

with green salad

Fish-Engraving

· BIFF’S FIXE ·

$19.95

combination lunch plate with choice of soup & main

CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
BIFF’S SOUPE DU JOUR
CHICKEN CLUB
CHEF’S SALAD
CODDLED EGGS FLORENTINE
Dessert

· LES DESSERTS ·

· Indulge ·

Basket of à la Minute Baked Madeleines 9
Artisanal Ice Creams & Sorbets 9
Classic Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée 11
Chocolate Cake 11

peanut butter mousse, toffee sauce

Poached Pear Éclair 11

with Pinot Noir chocolate ganache

Baba Au Rhum 11

vanilla whipped cream, allspice & rum syrup

· SÉLECTION DE FROMAGES ·

O&B Artisan fruit & nut loaf, raw honey7/20g

Bar

· COCKTAILS ·

SIGNATURE PIMM’S CUP13

Pimm’s, simple syrup,
lemon, mint

CHERRY GINGER
MOSCOW MULE14

Absolut vodka, Jacoulot
Crème de Cerise-Gingembre liqueur, lime, ginger beer

SMOKED PALOMA15

barrel-aged Olmeca tequila, grapefruit juice, lime

OLD FASHIONED15

Bulleit bourbon, gomme syrup, Angostura bitters

ARMAGNAC 7513

Château de Laubade V.S.
Bas Armagnac, lemon,
sparkling wine

MANHATTAN NOIR17

Four Roses bourbon, Cynar, Dolin sweet vermouth,
black walnut bitters

· Biff’s Bar ·

available daily from 2:30 to 5:00pm

· LES HORS D’ŒUVRES ·

BIFF’S SOUPE DU JOUR 10
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP 11
FRITES 8

with rouille

POACHED SHRIMP COCKTAIL 13

with brandy Marie Rose sauce

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT 14

with cornichons

 STEAK TARTARE 17

mustard, pickles, crisp baguette

· LES SALADES ·

SEASONAL 100KM GREENS10

Biff’s pickles, Champagne vinaigrette, herbs

SALADE CÉSAR14

romaine, maple bacon,
garlic Parmigiano-Reggiano croûtons

GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE15

spiced walnuts, pumpernickel, cranberry

OCTOPUS & CHORIZO SALAD21

kale, fingerling potatoes, romesco sauce,
olives, toasted almonds

SALMON GRAVLAX15

pickled kidney beans, horseradish cream, gaufrettes

· SPÉCIALITÉS DE BISTRO ·

CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH 19

house bacon, harissa mayo

STEAK FRITES 29

7oz flat iron steak, seasonal vegetables, frites

· CHARCUTERIE ·

PLATEAU DE CHARCUTERIE 18 / 26
CHARCUTERIE & FROMAGES 38

· B’OYSTEROUS OYSTERS ·

oysters on the half shell, available daily after 5pm
while quantities last
each 2

· BRANDY ·

COGNAC
V.S. Courvoisier9
V.S. Martell11
V.S.O.P. Courvoisier15
V.S.O.P. Hine Rare19
V.S.O.P. Martell19
X.O. Courvoisier35

 

ARMAGNAC
Château de Laubade V.S. Bas Armagnac8

 

CALVADOS
G.E. Massenez Vieux13
Fish-Engraving
Wine

· WINES BY THE GLASS ·

SPARKLING (5oz)
Rosé – N.V. Pierre Sparr Brut Rosé,11,5
Crémant d’Alsace, FR
White – 2015 Hinterland13
‘Biff’s 15th Anniversary Cuvée’, PEC, ON
Champagne – N.V. Perrier-Jouët25
Grand Brut, FR

 

CANADIAN WHITE (6oz/9oz/Carafe)
Chardonnay – 2013 Cave Spring ‘Jump’,12/18/32
Niagara, ON
Riesling – 2013 Cave Spring ‘Canoe’,12/18/32
Niagara, ON
Riesling – 2009 Henry of Pelham14/21/37
‘Reserve’, Niagara, ON
Chardonnay – 2014 Norman Hardie20/30/53
‘Leña’, PEC, ON

 

BISTRO WHITE
Vinho Verde – 2014 Maria Papoila, PT 13/19/35
Sauvignon Blanc – 2015 Franschhoek 13,5/20/36
Cellar, ZA
Chardonnay – 2015 McManis,16/24/43
River Junction, CA

 

FRENCH CLASSIC – WHITE
Gascogne – 2015 Boutinot9,5/14/25
‘Cuvée Jean-Paul’
Rhône – 2015 Château Pesquié,14,5/21,5/39
Ventoux
Chablis – 2014 Domaine Laroche16/24/43
‘Saint Martin’
Sancerre – 2014 Domaine Cherrier19/28/50

 

ROSÉ
Tavel – 2015 Domaine Lafond Roc Épine16/24/39

 

CANADIAN RED
Biff’s Juicy Red – 2014 Cave Spring,12/18/32
Niagara, ON
Merlot – 2015 Mission Hill ‘Reserve’,16/24/43
Okanagan Valley, BC
Pinot Noir – 2012 Flat Rock Cellars19/28/50
‘Gravity’, Niagara, ON

 

BISTRO RED
Garnacha/Cariñena – 2015 Verdera10,5/15,5/28
Negre, Empordà, ES
Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon – 201214,5/21,5/39
Gabbiano ‘Solatio’, Tuscany, IT
Malbec – 2014 Esquinas de Argento,14,5/21,5/39
Mendoza, AR
Cabernet Sauvignon – 2012 Louis24/36/64
M. Martini, Napa Valley, CA

 

FRENCH CLASSIC – RED
Syrah – 2013 Château de Jau13/19/35
‘Le Jaja de Jau’, Pays d’Oc
Gamay/Pinot – 2012 Louis Jadot,14/21/39
Coteaux Bourguignons
Bourgogne – 2012 Jean Gagnerot17/25/45
‘Auberge du Pommier Vingt Cinq’
Crozes-Hermitage – 2012 Les Vins20/30/53
de Vienne
Dirty Bits

· Dirty Bits Menu ·

weekdays from 2:30pm; weekends from 5:00pm

#BiffsDirtyBits

· Each $7 ·

BOOZE
BIFF’S BOULEVARDIER (2oz)

Lot No. 40 rye, Campari, Dolin sweet vermouth

KIR ROYALE (5oz)

crème de cassis, sparkling wine

VIN DE MAISON (6oz)

blanc/rouge

GOOSE ISLAND HONKER’S ALE (14oz)
BITS
FRIED SMELTS

with fennel aïoli

PORK SPRING ROLLS

with fish sauce

FROGS’ LEGS

persillade butter, Espelette pepper

CHICKEN WING CONFIT

with Bleu Bénédictin

PIG’S EAR SALAD

parsley, pickles

OCTOPUS & CHORIZO SALAD

kale, romesco, almonds

FRITES

with rouille dip

NYE 2017

· New Year’s Eve ·

· $85 prix fixe ·

choice of app, main & dessert
(excludes tax & gratuity)

VACHERIN MONT D’OR CHOUX PUFF

foie gras shortbread

BLACK TIE SCALLOPS

Jerusalem artichoke, black truffle jus

SALMON TARTARE & ROE

fennel aïoli, kabosu, wild rice

CELERIAC & PEAR VELOUTÉ

wild rabbit, black trumpet mushroom

ROASTED FOIE GRAS

maple walnut pain perdu, Pinot Noir chocolate sauce

BLACK TRUFFLE CHITARRA PASTA

shaved black truffle, truffled hen’s egg,
truffled Pecorino

ENTREMET

LOBSTER CANNELLONI

buttered leeks, Meyer lemon

SMOKED BEEF TENDERLOIN

parsley & garlic, porcini duxelles,
sweetbread croustillant

POTATO SCALED HALIBUT

wild mushroom fricassée, potato butter

ROASTED BESPOKE FARMS CHICKEN

foie gras, bacon, Brussels sprouts, chestnut

WILD MUSHROOM DAUPHINOISE

arugula, goat cheese cream, farmhouse onions

BABA AU RHUM

vanilla whipped cream, rum syrup

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR

buttered pecans, poached pear

CAMEMBERT EN CROÛTE

crystallized pistachio, milk jam