welcome to batifole

We are open for take-out and delivery service (scroll down for details)
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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.

Dear Customers,

Batifole is open for Take-Out Orders and Delivery.

Our dining room and patio will remain closed until further notice. In order to maintain a healthy business activity we also want to keep providing you with the best French food that can cheer you up. We have set-up a take-out menu (see below in the Menu Section) including some of our best signature dishes. 

We’re offering pre-prepared meals (some of them served in sterilized jars or vacuum sealed bags) that are ready-to-heat meals so you can enjoy them whenever you want. Just like picking up groceries at your French deli and gourmet shop!

And while you’re at it, pick up a bottle of wine too from our Wine List!

We are also adjusting our opening times. The Batifole Team will be available for you
Tuesday to Saturday between 3pm and 7pm.

Concerning the delivery option we can travel to you between Yonge St. and Victoria Park Ave, and between Eglinton Ave all the way down to the Lakeshore. The minimum delivery amount is $100. Please note that there is an additional 15% charge for delivery. 

We’re looking forward to serving you again.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (416) 462-9965 for more information.

Stay safe and united!

Visit also our Instagram page @batifole_bistronomy

 

TAKE-OUT MENU

Appetizers

Selection of 3 French Cheeses (brie, blue cheese, gruyere) and Beer Jelly $15

Duck Rillettes $14

Country Style Pate (Pork and Juniper) $14

 Cassolette d’Escargot $10

Crab and Rock Fish Soup $9

Celery Root Remoulade (Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard, Lemon Juice) $7

Eggplant Caviar (125ml) $6

Mains $20

Paella (also available for 2ppl for $30), John Dory fish, chicken, mussels, shrimps, calamari, chorizo

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

Bourride, stew of fish and seafood marinated in citrus, herbs and spices

Croustade of Lamb, pulled lamb shoulder, thyme, garlic and tomatoes rolled in phyllo pastry and served with a lamb demi-glace

Pork Cheeks Bourguignon Style (red wine and chocolate sauce)

Ready-to-grill at home

(made-in-house sausage)

Merguez Sausage $10/200gr

Pork Sausage $7/200gr

Choice of sauce $5

Peppercorn, Bearnaise, Lamb Demi-Glace

Sides $5

Potato Gratin

Mixed Green Vegetables

Ratatouille

Bolognese Sauce $12

(ground top sirloin based)
500ml

Desserts $9

Lemon Tart, Paris-Brest, Apple Tart

Coffee Pot de Creme (125ml) $6

Chocolate Bonbons (12) $30

Chocolate Bonbons (6) $18

And don’t forget about our popular HOMEMADE BREAD LOAF

$8/loaf (~750gr) 

Gourmet Gift Baskets

AVAILABLE FOR TAKE-OUT
$79

12 Chocolate Bonbons

Duck Rillettes

Bolognese Sauce 500ml

Beer Jelly

Sparkling Wine 200ml

$99

12 Chocolate Bonbons

Cassolette d’Escargot

Duck Rillettes

Paella (serves 2ppl)

Beer Jelly

Sparkling Wine 200ml

$149

12 Chocolate Bonbons

Duck Rillettes

Eggplant Caviar

Bolognese Sauce 500ml

Paella (serves 2ppl)

Beer Jelly

Moet & Chandon Champagne 200ml

 

Feel Free to Customize Your
Own Gift Basket!

 

Our carefully curated list of fine French wines are NOW AVAILABLE FOR TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY.

LES VINS BLANCS

                      Côtes du Rhône 2018                         M. Chapoutier  $35

 

Côtes de Gascogne 2017
Domaine de Joy $40

 

Vin de Savoie 2017
Idylle $45

 Vire-Clesse Bourgogne 2017
Maison Roche de Bellene $45

 

Sancerre 2018
Cuvée Genèse $60

 

Crozes Hermitage 2016
Domaine Belle $115

 

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
Domaine Raymond Usseglio&Fils $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

 

DESSERT WINES

Coteaux du Layon 1996
Moulin Touchais $90

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

les vins rouges

RHONE VALLEY

 IGP Pays D’Oc 2016
Les Jamelles Essentiel $35

 

Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet 2018
Domaine de Cabasse $45

 

Côtes du Rhône 2017
J.L Chave Mon Cœur $50

 

Cairanne 2017
Domaine Alary $50

 

Lirac 2016
Domaine Coudoulis $50

 

Rasteau 2016
M. Chapoutier $50

 

Morgon 2018
Domaine Ferraud $55

Vacqueyras 2014
Lavau $55

 

Rasteau 2017
Domaine Brusset $60

Vacqueyras 2016
Beaumirail $70


Gigondas 2016
Domaine Montirius $70

 

Renaissance Cosmoculture 2014
Philippe Viret $80

 

Crozes Hermitage 2015
Les Hauts du Fief $90

 

Vaucluse (I.G.P. Rasteau) 2012
Domaine Gourt de Mautens $100

 

Saint Joseph 2017
Domaine Courbis $100

 

 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2004
Château La Nerthe $125

 

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
Château La Nerthe $130

 

Crozes Hermitage 2013
M.Chapoutier Les Varonniers $160

 

Cote-Rotie 2011
M. Chapoutier Les Becasses $175


 

 

LES VINS ROUGES

SOUTH WEST & CENTRE

 Cahors 2016
Château LaBarrade $40

 

Corbières 2017
Château de Vaugelas $40

 

Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2015
Le Clos des Fées $90

 

BORDEAUX 

                              Médoc 2015                                 Château Saint-Hilaire $50

 

Lussac Saint-Emilion 2015
Château des Landes $60

 

Fronsac 2015
Château Mayne-Vieil $65

 

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion 2009
Château Langlais $80

 

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2000
Château Haut-Corbin $120

 

BOURGOGNE

Santenay 1996
Premier Cru Beaurepaire $160

 

Santenay 1990
Premier Cru Beaurepaire $200

 

LOIRE VALLEY

Gamay Nouveau 2019
Georges Duboeuf $30

 

Bourgueil 2017
Domaine Les Pins $40

 

LES VINS Roses

            Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 2019                     Jean-Luc Colombo $50

 

                       Rose Anjou                               Rosee du Matin $55

 

Côtes de Provence 2018
Château Leoube $60
     

Côtes de Provence (1.5L) 2017 $60

LES VINS MOUSSEUX

Champagne   Veuve Cliquot $115

 Champagne   Ruinart $170

LES entrees

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

$14


Soupe De Poissons facon
Vieux Port De Marseille
Crab and Rock Fish Soup with Garlic Aoili

Soupe du Chef selon la saison
Soup of the Day depending on the season

Cassolette d’Escargot a ma facon
Escargot Fricasse

Pate de Campagne Country Style Pate

Assiette de Fromages   $18/$28
A Selection of Three or
Six French Cheeses

LES a-Cotes

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
$7


La Salade Verte
Green Salad

Poele de Verdute a L’Ail Doux
Mixed Green Vegetables Sauteed
with Sweet Garlic

Les Pommes Frites et La Mayonnaise
au Vinaigre D’estragon
Fries & Tarragon Mayonnaise

Gratin Dauphinois
Potato Gratin

 

 

LES GOURMANDISES

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
$13

Grand Marnier Souffle

Paris-Brest 

 

Chocolate Lava Cake 

Tarte Tatin

Cherry Tart

 

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

For Take-Out & Delivery Only // Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm-7pm

CLOSED

Sunday and Monday

Contact

Phone

(416) 462-9965

Mail

batifolegourmand@yahoo.ca

Address

744 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y3