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Posted by Staff / Listed on May 23, 2007 / review policy

BatifoleBatifole'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.



CriCri / December 2, 2008 at 01:22 pm
This is real French food, unpretentious and un-"fused". Fish soup, skate wing, rillettes and duck confit, the dishes any self-respecting bistro chef would serve in France. It's not an endless menu of tiny dishes that changes with every passing trend; just a few apps and mains that satisfy. Jean-Jacques knows what he's doing.
Stephen van Egmond / December 9, 2009 at 09:35 am
A truly enjoyable place. I've never been disappointed.. though I've only been once. I had a bean casserole with seared pork belly on top. Splendid!

Critix replying to a comment from CriCri / December 9, 2009 at 10:35 am
The "Best of Toronto" french restaurant in the city gets 3 out of 5 stars on Blog TO...

Lets get it together boys.

gootobo replying to a comment from Critix / December 11, 2009 at 09:24 pm
BlogTO is doing a great job coming up with these lists!!!

If a restaurant gets 5/5 based on one vote do you expect BlogTo to name it the best of Toronto? I don't think so.

Give them their dues for working hard

Joe / December 25, 2009 at 09:55 am
Good wine list and an excellent duck cassoulet.

An interesting little fact, this was the 'Chinese restaurant' used in the filming of A Christmas Story.

Fa ra ra ra ra.
Zoe / February 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm
You'll feel cheated by the bland excuse for butter that's passed off in other restaurants when you taste the fresh, sweet butter that is served at Batifole. They have the sense to leave the salt out of the butter, and place it on top.

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