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,

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.” – Toronto Life

From our customers :

“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 dessert 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