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I was wondering what anyone could tell me about dining at Biff's on Front St. I have heard many good things about the food, and after looking at the menu it is very similiar to Balthazar in NY. What kind of experiences have people had their food and experience wise/??
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  1. Competent, good flavours, generally well-executed with textbook service. Standards in the Oliver Bonacini group are generally high. You might find that they play it safe more often than not, though. For the area, it's one of the better places, and certainly dependable.

    1. They usually have a chicken liver pate appetizer that I think is outstanding. Sounds simple enough, but they serve the pate in a small ramekin with an absurdly delicate crust of caramelized sugar. Somehow it just makes the dish.

      And their steak frites are very good.

      Great room, too.

      1. My one experience there was dreadful. Bad food that was too expensive, and service that was bordering on outright obnoxious. I never returned. Biff's is nothing more than a high end chain restaurant, specializing in mediocrity. JKWB is just down the street. Go there.

        1. I enjoyed it. I shared the fondue main with 2 other people and we all really liked it. I don't remember any problems with the service. That was over a year ago though...

          1. Snarf tagged it spot on. I had a really nice evening there a couple of months ago. I don't think of the OB group restaurants as chains, unless you want to start thinking of Auberge du Pommier and Canoe as chain restaurants. Biff's is a bistro, so you're not going to find molecular gastronomy and wild flavour combinations. But what they do, they do well.

            1. Menu similar to Balthazar - May be?! But quality of food no where near Balthazar especially the seafood! Biff's Plateau de Fruit de Mer not even! close!

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              1. re: Charles Yu

                Menu is Mabye?? similiar it is the exact menu, BIstro classics done right. As far as the food I haven't eaten at Biffs but Balthazar was quite good.

              2. I would say that Biff's food is competent and consistent. I have never had a bad meal there. However if you are comparing, it is not as good as Balthazar, in my opinion.