welcome to batifole

WHILE INDOOR DINING REMAINS CLOSED, WE ARE OPEN FOR takeout!!! FRIDAY & SATURDAY 3PM-8PM.
MAKE A RESERVATION

GREAT FOOD IN A WARM, FRIENDLY, AND RELAXED SETTING

BATIFOLE is an intimate French restaurant serving delicious, original and refined food with an elaborate evening menu. Using authentic cooking techniques the ingredients are simple : you just take traditional specialities, add a love of good produce, an artist’s vision, and sprinkle it with creativity. Bistronomy makes haute cuisine accessible by combining bistro culture with gastronomy.

Our goal is also to make you feel at home, help you unwind and have a great time among friends and/or family.

OPEN

Friday & Saturday  3pm-8pm FOR TAKEOUT ONLY

Holiday Hours:

Wednesday December 23rd   3pm-8pm

Thursday December 24th   12pm-6pm

Saturday December 26th   12pm-6pm

Wednesday December 31st   12pm-6pm

Visit our Instagram page @batifole_bistronomy

 

TAKEOUT MENU

Friday & Saturday   3pm-8pm

We offer prepared dishes that are ready to heat so you can enjoy them whenever you want.

Appetizers

Selection of 3 French Cheeses and Beer Jelly $15

Country Style Pate, pork and juniper $14

 Cassolette d’Escargot $10

Crab and Rock Fish Soup $9

Butternut Squash Soup $9

Eggplant Caviar (125ml), eggplant mousse with garlic and lemon $6

Marinated Mackerel and Vegetables, White Wine Vinegar $14

Mains

Bourridestew of fish and seafood marinated in citrus, herbs and spices $20

Braised Beef Rib, sauce Bordelaise  $28

Cassoulet Royal, rustic baked white beans with duck confit, pork sausage & pork belly $20

   Crepes au Crabe, herbed tomato sauce, leek fondue, saffron  $25

Pork Cheeks Bourguignon, bacon, mushroom, chocolate $20

Ready to Grill at Home

(made-in-house sausage)

Merguez (Lamb) Sausage $10/200gr

Sides $5

Potato Gratin

Mixed Green Vegetables with garlic

Parsnip Purée

Sautéed Mushrooms with parsley and garlic $8

Bolognese Sauce

(Ground Sirloin) 1L $25

Desserts $9

Daily Desserts made fresh in house 

BRIOCHE (~300gr) $10*

***And don’t forget about our popular HOMEMADE BREAD LOAF

$8/loaf (~700gr) 

$4.50/loaf (~350gr)

holiday MENU

Friday December 11th – Thursday December 31st

 

Appetizers

 

Salmon Gravelax $18

*Recommended wine:

IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais-Chardonnay $50

 

Foie Gras Torchon $25

*Recommended wine:

Coteaux du Layon 1996

Moulin Touchais $90

 

 Mains

 

Confit Duck Leg, sauce a l’orange $20

*Recommended wine:

Corbieres 2015

Domaine de la Cendrillon Inedite $60

 *

 Vaucluse IGP Rasteau 2012

Domaine Gourt de Mautens $100

Pike Quenelle, sauce Nantua $20

 *Recommended wine:

IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais-Viognier $60

 *

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Chateau La Nerthe $120

Dessert

 Chocolate & Caramel Buche, Rocher glaze, red fruit gelee $10

 

 

Our carefully curated list of fine French Wines is NOW AVAILABLE FOR TAKEOUT

Wines marked with a * are sold out at this time.

LES VINS BLANCS

Viognier 2019

La Chevaliere $30

*

Picpoul de Pinet 2018

Les Girelles-J.C Colombo $40

*

Crozes Hermitage 2018*

Cave de Tain $50

*

IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais-Chardonnay $50

*

IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais-Viognier $60

*

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Domaine Raymond Usseglio&Fils $120

*

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Chateau La Nerthe $120

*

Chateauneuf-du-Pape (organic) 2016

Romain Duvernay $125

*

Paradis Dolia 2015

Domaine Viret Cosmoculture $125

*

Hermitage Blanche 2012

J.L. Chave $140

*

Hermitage Blanche 2015

J.L. Chave $150

*

Hermitage 2017

Chante-Alouette M. Chapoutier $200

DESSERT WINES

Coteaux du Layon 1996

Moulin Touchais $90

les vins rouges

RHONE VALLEY

Cotes du Rhone Villages 2016

Chateau D’Aigueville $30

*

IGP Pays d’Oc 2016

Les Jamelles Essentiel $35

*

IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais-Syrah $45

*

Lirac 2016

Xavier Vignon $50

*

Cairanne 2017*

Domaine Alary $50

*

Vacqueyras 2014

Lavau $50

*

Cote du Rhone 2019

Le Clos des Saumanes $50

*

Costieres de Nimes 2016

Chateau de Nages $55

*

Crozes-Hermitage 2017

La Matiniere $55

*

Rasteau 2017

Domaine Brusset $60

*

Vacqueyras 2016

Beaumirail $70

*

Gigondas 2016

Domaine Montirius $70

*

Crozes-Hermitage 2015

Jaboulet-Nouvelere $75

*

 Renaissance Cosmoculture 2014

Philippe Viret $80

*

Lirac 2017

Domaine de la Mordoree $85

*

 Vaucluse IGP Rasteau 2012

Domaine Gourt de Mautens $100

*

Saint Joseph 2017

Domaine Courbis $100

*

Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

Chateau Mont-Redon $110

*

  Bandol 2016

Ott Chateau Romassan $120

*

Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

Chateau La Nerthe $125

*

Crozes Hermitage 2013

M. Chapoutier Les Varonniers $160

*

Cote-Rotie 2011

 M. Chapoutier Les Becasses $175

LES VINS ROUGES

SOUTH WEST & CENTRE

Cahors 2017

Chateau LaBarrade $40

*

Corbieres 2015

Domaine de la Cendrillon Inedite $60

*

Corbieres 2014

Domaine de la Cendrillon N1 $80

*

Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2015

Le Clos des Fees $90

BORDEAUX

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2000

Chateau Haut-Corbin $120

 

BOURGOGNE

Santenay 1996

Premier Cru Beaurepaire $160

*

Santenay 1990

Premier Cru Beaurepaire $200

LOIRE VALLEY

Bourgueil 2017

Domaine Les Pins $40

LES VINS Roses

Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 2019

Villa Aix $40

*

Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 2019

Jean-Luc Colombo $50

*

Cotes de Provence 2019

Love by Leoube $55

LES VINS MOUSSEUX

Champagne Veuve Clicquot $115

Champagne Louis Roederer $155

Champagne Ruinart Rose $170

CHEF PASCAL GEFFROY

Cooking since he was 14, Chef-Owner Pascal Geffroy spent years managing kitchens in Nyons and Rhone before moving to Toronto six years ago after falling in love with the city during a visit here with a friend.

“It’s a big city but every neighbourhood is like a little village where people know each other,” he says.

When he arrived he was sous chef to Didier Leory at his restaurant, Didier, and after that spent three years cooking with Jean-Jacques Texier, the original owner of Batifole, before becoming the head chef at Papillon on Front. When Texier decided to sell his baby, Geffroy took the opportunity and has been running the restaurant since October 2013.

“My kitchen is more Provençal and Jean-Jacques was more Brittany where they have more classic Parisian cuisine. Provencal is more oil, more vegetables, more fish, less butter, less cream. It’s lighter,” he says.

For now, most of Texier’s dishes remain on the menu like the cassoulet with duck confit and pork belly, as well as the escargot as Geffroy slowly eases in his dishes.

“I want to keep the idea of Batifole,” he says. “People like it and I don’t want to change it, but now it’s me. The spirit of the house will live on, very casual, not pretentious, and good food. This is my priority”.

[Adapted from the GridTO article by Karon Liu]

reviews

What The Press Has Written

Torontonicity : Batifole in Riverdale Serves Authentic French Cuisine
“Although Batifole serves fine French dining, the east Toronto restaurant’s atmosphere is refreshingly homey and relaxed and reminded me of a bistro I visited on my first night in Paris” – Lori Bosworth, Torontonicity

Torontoism: Batifole Gourmand: The Best French Restaurant in East Chinatown
“Batifole is being modest when it proclaims on its website that it’s “the best French restaurant in Chinatown.” It’s one of the best French restaurants in the whole city” – Michael Zemko, Torontoism.com

GridTO: Batifole Gets a New Owner and Chef
“The spirit of the house will live on, very casual, not pretentious, and good food. This is my priority” – Chef/Owner Pascal Geffroy

Toronto Star: “The food here is superb… Batifole is like a pot au feu simmering in late afternoon..each time you taste it, it gets better.” – Andy Murdoch, Toronto Star

Toronto Life: “It may take its name from the French verb ‘to frolic,’ but there’s nothing frivolous about the food at this bistro. (The) menu of French classics doesn’t disappoint.” 

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Fabulous from start to finish. Service was friendly and the food was incredible!”
Reservation date: Thursday, January 3, 2019 06:00 PM

 

“We were an easy-going bunch, but simultaneously serving a group of 10 is always challenging.The staff were terrific. Old friends and new all loved their dinners. The wines are well-chosen and well-matched to the cuisine. We’ll be back.”
Reservation date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 07:00 PM
 

“Upon arrival, we received a friendly welcome and were seated and had drinks served quickly. The servers were helpful and professional. Chef Pascal also greeted guests and checked on their meals. Our meals were superb–cassoulet, beef tartare and duck confit avec peches. Dessert was souffles and champagne and birthday greetings were wished to our 29 year old daughter and she   was so delighted!! Everything was amazing…service, ambiance, and especially food. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much for the incredible dining experience at Batifole!”
Reservation date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 06:30 PM

 

 “Amazing place, the most authentic French restaurant in Toronto.”
Reservation date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 07:00 PM

 

“This is the BEST French restaurant. Everything was delicious, we did 3 different desserts yum! Must try this place if you haven’t gone!!!!”
Reservation date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 06:15 PM

 

“This is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. The food is fantastic, very French, the wine delicious and the service outstanding. It is a quaint, intimate and relaxing restaurant. I would definitely recommend this French restaurant.”
Reservation date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 06:00 PM
 

“If I could give this restaurant higher than five stars I would. We loved everything. It felt like home and the food   was to die for. We left so satisfied. We had French Martinis and wine. We tried many plates on the menu all of which were phenomenal. One of the best meals of my life.”
Reservation date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 06:45 PM

 

“We went here for my wife’s birthday and we cannot say enough good things about Batifole. The atmosphere was casual and fun, the service was attentive and friendly, and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back again!”
Reservation date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 07:00 PM

 

“Was recommended this a one of the best hidden gems in Toronto. I’ve eaten all over the world and this was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Everything came together to make an amazing experience, the cozy atmosphere, the service, and by far the food. Average meal came out to about $80 per person for app, entree, side, dessert and 2 cocktails each. Everything is made in house. Was worth every penny. This place was on point.”
Reservation date: : Wednesday, April 4, 2018 07:00 PM

 

“If I could give a higher score then I would. The food, service and atmosphere was second to none and it always is   anytime I go there. My favourite restaurant in the city. Great job Pascal and team!”
Reservation date: Friday, February 2, 2018 06:30 PM

 

“We had our wedding reception at Batifole and it was perfect! Pascal and his team are amazing and all of our guests had a wonderful time, loved the food and felt taken care of. Pascal made us an incredible wedding cake and we really appreciated the added touches to the décor. We will certainly be dining at Batifole again.”
Reservation date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 07:00 PM

 

“A gem of a restaurant – an intimate ambiance but spacious seating. Attentive and knowledgeable service with an unobtrusive approach. The menu was imaginative and all our dishes were excellent. While the wine list did have some expensive offerings the more modestly priced were excellent value for their   quality. We have had two recent visits since the renovation of the kitchen in the late summer and shall be back for many more meals.”
Reservation date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:00 PM

FRESH FROM THE OVEN!

We are now selling our own bread! Deliciously French!

$8 for a 700g Loaf of Homemade Multigrain Bread.

Place Your Order by Phone 416-462-9965.

WE’RE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

open

Friday & Saturday 3pm-8pm  FOR TAKEOUT ONLY

 

CLOSED

Sunday – Wednesday

Contact

Phone

(416) 462-9965

Mail

batifolegourmand@yahoo.ca

Address

744 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y3