Batifole is an intimate small French restaurant that serves simple, comfortable cooking without pretense to the residents of Riverdale for almost 10 years. Now with a new owner. Our dinner menu is strait-forward evenly price at $10.00 and $22.00.The service is professional and friendly. With an extensive French wine list, the list features only carefully selected wines, many of which are... more
Batifole's menu may be reasonably priced, but not at the expense of well-executed dishes and intelligently sourced wines. Commonly thought to be the most authentic of Toronto's French restaurants, the unpretentious dining room takes a backseat to classic dishes like cassoulet and duck confit, which are the main draw for Riverdale residents and other lovers of Gallic cuisine.
Even though Batifole is out of our neighbourhood, my third visit to this establishment, even given the change in management, was memorable in the best possible way. Four of us, half ordered from the menu, other half from the specials. The specials were exactly that, special. Dessert was topped off with the best souffle I've ever had! Service was excellent, and our server's reccomended off-menu... more
Pascal Geffroy has kept the old favourites but added a great selection of new dishes as daily specials with a Provencal flair.Subtle changes in decor have made the room cosier and warmerIf you haven't been for awhile go back.A superb French bistro experience.
Batifole is all about simplicity. And the room itself, obviously done on a shoestring budget, sends the same message. A little more imagination might have given the room a cozier feel, but compared to the area it is situated in, it’s a diamond in the rough. Despite occasional faults, owner Jean-Jacques Texier’s gutsy home-style fare could be just the ticket to inspire a French revolution in... more
Casual, comfortable and cozy, Batifole serves traditional French fare situated in a former residence. The menu changes daily, but you can always expect to find a long list of classic bistro dishes. Savor terrine de canard, a charcuterie platter, cassoulet, steak frites and other bistro-style fare, or enjoy something with a bit more contemporary edge. Prices are reasonable, with all starters... more
Casual, comfortable and cozy, Batifole serves traditional French fare situated in a former residence. Savor terrine de canard, a charcuterie platter, cassoulet, steak frites and other bistro-style fare, or enjoy something with a bit more contemporary edge. This place is tiny and popular, with closely spaced tables (much like a Paris bistro), and a certain lively buzz in the atmosphere — don't... more