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Sep 8, 2010 08:08 AM

Biff's - Jeans appropriate?

DH and I are heading out for date night and he wants to wear jeans. Will he be under dressed at Biff's?

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  1. If he pairs them with nice/cool shoes and a button down or t-shirt and jacket he will be fine.

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    1. re: JennaBean

      I agree, especially if you dine in the bar area. I quite like their main dining room area and a nice dark pair of jeans with dress shoes and a nice shirt/jacket should do the trick.

      1. re: ragged25

        Agreed. Providing they are in good condition and paired with a nice top of some sort - jeans are fine, even for women.

    2. What kind of jeans?

      Wranglers and Lees will feel out of place at Biff's.

      1. Thanks, all. I'm still going to try to convince him to wear a proper pair of pants, but at least if I lose the fight, I'll know that he'll still pass muster.

        Any recs. for "must have" menu items? Blood sausage is not on our radar, but other than that we're pretty open to trying just about anything.

        1. Biff's is a bit more casual than the other O&B restaurants. Jeans and a nice top would be fine, as long as he's not wearing ratty shoes (I know the pains of getting boys to dress nicely all too well :P)
          I have a few pics of the interior/patio here:
          So it's nicer, but not too upscale =


          I've only had Summerlicious items, but they were all great! My friend said that a Canoe chef told her that Biff's was his favourite out of all the O&B restaurants =)
          My friends went there for the $1 oysters after 5PM deal, but they said they weren't big fans (but they aren't the type who get oysters often)

          Enjoy! I want to go back for dinner too - feel free to let us know what you ended up liking :3


          Biff's Bistro
          4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, CA

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          1. re: ekim256

            I love the buck a shuck there and I got them the last time. There are availalbe in the dining room as well, so if you're into oysters, ask them.

            I did a quick review a while back, I still remember the duck confit, it was pretty good along with the parfait. The portions were pretty big so we were too stuffed for dessert.

            Hope you have a good time.


            1. re: ragged25

              Mmmm...oysters. Love, love, love.
              If I have time I'll report back on the meal in the next few days.

              Now I just have to figure out what *I'm* going to wear, LOL!

              1. re: Sweet Pea

                I've been to Biff's many times, during the "licious periods, the trade lunches, the corporate lunches, the wine tastings with appetizers, and (believe it or not) many times when I've paid on my own nickel.

                I've never been disappointed.

                But I've always worn French-styled jeans, so maybe that says something.....

                1. re: Dean Tudor

                  This seems to me a strange thread: is there really any public restaurant (as opposed to a private club) in Toronto where you couldn't wear jeans ?

                  Quite apart from questions of keeping business and avoiding fuss, since women are universally admitted to every class of eatery wearing "designer jeans" (real or faux) my understanding of Human Rights legislation in Ontario, anyway, is that men similarly attired could hardly be refused. Whether this is a good or bad thing is a matter of debate and not for this board lol....

                  1. re: Bigtigger

                    Not strange at all bigtigger.

                    It's not a matter of refusal. Of course they can't be refused entry. What I believe the poster was trying to establish is whether or not they would feel out of place. Totally understandable question IMO.

                    1. re: millygirl

                      I agree with millygirl :-)
                      when I first moved to Toronto, I was really excited about the food scene and I erroneously went to Nota Bene with my school backpack, shorts, & tank top for lunch. I felt quite silly surrounded by suits, although the service was still super friendly and didn't say boo about it. It's more of a personal comfort thing


                      Nota Bene
                      180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

          2. you can wear jeans to any restaurant