welcome to batifole

We are incredibly excited to announce that our patio is now open:

Tuesday ~ Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.

Please call: 416.462.9965

or email: batifolegourmand@yahoo.ca

to make your reservation.

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experience GREAT french FOOD IN A WARM, FRIENDLY, RELAXED SETTING

 

WELCOME TO BATIFOLE: an intimate French bistro serving delicious, authentic, refined French cuisine.  At Batifole, we invite our guests to experience le Bistronomy– combining gastronomy and bistro culture to make haute cuisine accessible to all. Classic & modern cooking techniques are applied to traditional specialties, using only high quality ingredients, to showcase Chef owner Pascal Geffroy’s culinary creativity & vision in every dish served.  

Feel at home, unwind, and have a great time with family & friends every time you dine at Batifole.

LE MENU

LES APÉROS

Assiette de Fromage

A Selection of 3 French Cheeses ~ served with Beer Jelly   $18

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A Selection of 6 French Cheeses ~ served with Beer Jelly   $28

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Cod Rillette  $12

Cod rillette ~ served with crostini

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Planche de Charcuterie   $28

A selection of cured meats & country style paté ~ served with crostini

 

Les entrÉes

Cassolette d’Escargots   $14

Pan seared escargots, vegetable brunoise, amaretto & cream ~ served with crostini

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Oeuf Mimosa a la Truffe   $18

Truffled egg mimosa

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Saumon Fumé   $18

Smoked salmon with celery remoulade, asparagus, cherry tomatoes & grapefruit mascarpone 

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Soupe du Chef   $14

Chilled tomato soup with garlic confit, smoked ham & egg white soufflé

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Tartare de Boeuf   $19

Beef tartare ~ served with crostini

Les plats principaux

Cassoulet Royal   $30

Rustic baked white beans, duck confit, pork sausage & pork belly

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Cuisse de Canard Confite   $35

Confit duck leg & sliced duck breast with potato gallette & caramelized peach sauce

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Entrecote   $40

12oz boneless dry-aged Ribeye steak with maitre d’hotel butter 

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Poisson du Jour   $35

Fresh catch of the day ~ please ask your server for details

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Tartare de Boeuf   $30

Beef tartare ~ served with crostini

    

Les a-cotÉs $9

Gratin Dauphinois

Potato gratin

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Poelée de Légumes Verts

Sautéed bok choy & cabbage with garlic

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Pommes Frites & Mayonnaise a l’Estragon

French fries with tarragon mayonnaise 

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Salade Verte

Mixed green salad with French vinaigrette

Les desserts $14

Fraisier

Red fruit mousse with almond dacquoise biscuit

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Soufflé Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier soufflé

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Tarte au Citron & Framboises

Lemon tart with fresh raspberries

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Assiette de Fromage

A Selection of 3 French Cheeses ~ served with Beer Jelly   $18

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A Selection of 6 French Cheeses ~ served with Beer Jelly   $28

 

WINE LIST

LES VINS PÉTILLANTS

Sparkling Rosé

Celebration Calvet   $55

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Crémant de Bordeaux

Sieur Gaillard   $55

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Champagne

Veuve Cliquot Brut   $175

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Champagne Rosé

Ruinart Brut   $260

Les VINS RosÉs

Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2020

Xavier Vignon   $55

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Cotes de Provence 2019

Love by Leoube   $80

LES VINS BLANCS

Cotes du Rhone Villages 2019

M. Chapoutier Belleruche   $60

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Chardonnay   $75

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Viognier   $90

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Sancerre 2019

Pascal Jolivet   $112

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes   $144

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Domaine Raymond Usseglio&Fils   $180

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Chateau La Nerthe   $180

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Romain Duvernay   $190

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Dolia Paradis Ambré 2015

Domaine Viret Cosmoculture   $190

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Hermitage Blanche 2012

J.L. Chave   $216

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Hermitage Blanche 2015

J.L. Chave   $225

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Hermitage 2017

M. Chapoutier Chante-Alouette   $250

 

LES VINS ROUGES

Rhone Valley

Syrah 2017

Terroirs du Vent ~ La Violette   $55

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Ventoux 2017

Xavier Vignon   $55

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 Vinsobres 2017

Chateau de Beaucastel   $60

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 IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Syrah   $65

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Rasteau 2017

La Chevaliere   $70

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Cotes du Rhone 2018

Mon Coeur ~ J.L. Chave Selection   $75

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Les Cassagnes La Nerthe 2018

Domaine de la Renjarde   $75

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Lirac 2016

Chateau de Montfaucon   $80

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Vacqueyras 2014

Lavau   $80

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Crozes-Hermitage 2017

La Matiniere   $85

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Cotes du Rhone 2019

Le Clos des Saumanes   $90

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 Vacqueyras 2016

Beaumirail   $105

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 Renaissance Cosmoculture 2014

Philippe Viret   $120

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Lirac 2017

Domaine de la Mordorée   $130

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 IGP Vaucluse 2012

Domaine Gourt de Mautens   $150

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Saint Joseph 2017

Domaine Courbis   $150

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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Chateau Maucoil   $180

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Chateau La Nerthe   $190

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Crozes Hermitage 2013

M. Chapoutier Les Varonniers   $240

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Cote-Rotie 2011

 M. Chapoutier Les Becasses   $267

les vins rouges

South West & Other Terroirs

IGP Pays d’Oc 2016

Les Jamelles Essentiel   $55

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IGP Pays d’Oc 2018

Domaine de la Cendrillon Atypique   $55

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Corbieres 2017

Chateau de Treviac   $55

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Corbieres 2019

Chateau de Vaugelas Le Prieuré   $60

 

Santenay 2016

Maison Chandesais   $118

 

DESSERT WINES

Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau Tuilé 2004

Domaine Grande Nicolet (500ml)   $117

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Coteaux du Layon 1996

Moulin Touchais   $135

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’RE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

open

Tuesday ~ Saturday: 5pm to 10pm for PATIO DINING

CLOSED

Sunday & Monday

Contact

Phone

(416) 462-9965

Mail

batifolegourmand@yahoo.ca

Address

744 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y3