Welcome to Batifole

We are open for indoor dining only

Tuesday to Saturday

5pm -10pm

Call  416 462 9965

or email us with your full name, phone number, time and number of people at batifolegourmand@gmail.com

Thank you and see you soon.

 

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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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Hors d’Oeuvres  $12

Please ask your server for details

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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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Soupe du Chef   $14

Chef’s soup ~ please ask your server for details

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Tartare de Boeuf   $19

Beef tartare ~ served with crostini

Les plats principaux

Cassoulet Royal   $32

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

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Cuisse de Canard Confite   $38

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

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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

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Vegetarian Option  $25

Ask us for details

    

Les a-cotÉs

Salade Verte    $9

Mixed green salad with French vinaigrette

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Gratin Dauphinois   $9

Potato gratin

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Pommes Frites & Mayonnaise a l’Estragon   $10

French fries with tarragon mayonnaise 

 

 

Les desserts $14

Chocolate Delice

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Soufflé au Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier soufflé

(please be advised the soufflé takes a minimum of 20 minutes to prepare)

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Pistachio Eclair

Choux pastry and pistachio cream

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Dessert of the Day

(please ask for details)

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Assiette de Fromage

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

*

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

 

ce soir chez batifole

Batifole Feature Cocktail   $16

Please ask your server for details about this week’s feature cocktail

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Homemade Duck Rillettes $12

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Tomato Garden $18

Multicolored tomatoes served with, tarragon chives shallots goat cheese, tomato coulis

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Flaming Garlic & Pastis King Prawns  $28

Served with celery remoulade

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Lamb Duo $38

Pistachio spinach lamb meat ball & lamb chop served with goat cheese polenta and lamb Juice

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Rib Eye Steak   $55

Served with dauphine potatoes, bordelaise sauce

 

 

 

WINE LIST

LES VINS PÉTILLANTS

Sparkling Rosé

Celebration Calvet Brut   $55

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Champagne Grand Brut

Pol Roger   $216

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Champagne Grand Brut

Perrier Joet   $226

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Champagne Rosé “Nectar Imperial”

Moet & Chandon   $270

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Champagne Rosé

Ruinart  $350

Les VINS RosÉs

Ventoux 2020

Ogier  $45

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Cotes de Provence 2020

BY. OTT    $95

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Cotes de Provence 2019

Chateau Leoube   $96

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Cotes de Provence 2020

BY. OTT (1500ml)   $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LES VINS ROUGES

 Corbieres 2019

Chateau de Caumont  $45

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IGP Pays d’Oc, Soif 2019

Le Loup Blanc  $54

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IGP Vin de Pays d’Oc, Les Cypres 2020

Le Clos des Lumieres, Syrah  $60

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2019

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Syrah  $64

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Vin de France, L’Eclipse 2020

Domaine La Loyane  $64

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Grignan Les Adhemars 2020

Andre Aubert, Le Devoy  $66

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AOC Lirac 2019

Domaine La Loyane  $66

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Costieres de Nimes 2016

Chateau des Nages  $75

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 AOC Faugeres, Champs-Pentus 2020

Domaine Frederic Brouca   $75

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 Saint-Joseph “Les Lauves” 2019

Jean-Luc Colombo  $114

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Corbieres 2017

Chateau D’Aussieres   $130

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 Vacqueyras, Passion 2017

Domaine Les Ondines   $132

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 IGP Vaucluse 2012

Domaine Gourt de Mautens   $150

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Chateau Mont-Redon   $162

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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Chateau La Nerthe   $168

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Cote-Rotie, Cuvee Les Elotins 2016

  Domaine Billon Christophe $190

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Cornas, Syrah Terres Brulees 2017

Jean-Luc Colombo  $230

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Cornas, Les Eygats 2018

  Domaine Courbis $274

 

 

 Les VINS blancs

Cotes du Rhone Villages 2019

M. Chapoutier Belleruche   $60

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2019

Domaine du Rieu Frais, Chardonnay  $75

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IGP Collines Rhodanienne 2020

Marsanne, Domaine du Chene  $75

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2020

Domaine du Rieu Frais, Viognier   $78

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Costieres de Nimes 2018

Chateau des Nages Joseph Torres   $84

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AOC Sancerre 2020

Domaine Paul Prieur  $90

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Cote du Rhones, Petit Ours 2020

Matthieu Barret  $110

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Saint Joseph 2020

Domaine du Chene  $114

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes   $175

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019

Romain Duvernay   $178

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils   $180

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Dolia Paradis Ambré 2015

Domaine Viret Cosmoculture   $190

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Hermitage Blanche 2015

J.L. Chave   $216

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Condrieu Laurus

Gabriel Meffre   $242

Les vins de dessert

Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau Tuilé 2004

Domaine Grande Nicolet (500ml)   $117

 

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

CLOSED

Sunday & Monday

Contact

Phone

(416) 462-9965

Mail

batifolegourmand@gmail.com

Address

744 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y3