welcome to batifole

We are closed from Sunday September 26th to Monday October 4th.

Re-Opening Tuesday October 5th.

Please join us for dinner at Batifole Tuesday ~ Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. 

Please call: 416.462.9965

or email: batifolegourmand@gmail.com

to book 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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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   $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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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

Gratin Dauphinois   $9

Potato gratin

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Pommes Frites & Mayonnaise a l’Estragon   $10

French fries with tarragon mayonnaise 

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Salade Verte    $9

Mixed green salad with French vinaigrette

Les desserts $14

Coeur Coulant

Chocolate lava cake with caramel

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Soufflé au Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier soufflé

(please be advised the soufflé takes a minimum of 25 minutes to prepare)

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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

*

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

 

ce soir chez batifole

Batifole Feature Cocktail   

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

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Caviar d’Aubergines   $12

Eggplant mousse ~ served with crostini

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Pan Seared Scallops   $20

Pan seared scallops, mushroom duscelle, soy sauce

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Rouleau de Printemps   $18

Crab meat filled zucchini spring roll, mint gelée

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Top Sirloin Steak   $42

10oz top sirloin steak with shallot~chive buttery mashed potatoes, bordelaise sauce 

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Grilled Pork Pluma  $40

Grilled  pork pluma, melted morbier cheese, potatoes confit, braised sucrine and sage sauce

 

 

WINE LIST

LES VINS PÉTILLANTS

“” Sparkling Rosé

Celebration Calvet Brut   $55

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Champagne Rosé

Ruinart (375ml)   $160

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Champagne Rosé

Ruinart (375ml)   $160

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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

Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2020

Delas  $55

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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

Rhone Valley

  Cotes du Rhone 2018

Lavau   $55 

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Vinsobres La Grange 2016

Courtois  by Domaine Jaume   $55

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  IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Syrah   $65

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 Saint-Joseph “Les Lauves” 2019

Jean-Luc Colombo  $114

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 Renaissance Cosmoculture 2014

Philippe Viret   $120

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Vacqueyras Passion 2017

Domaine Les Ondines   $132

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Domaine Chante-Perdrix   $135

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 IGP Vaucluse 2012

Domaine Gourt de Mautens   $150

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Chateau La Nerthe  $180 

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Xavier Vignon   $199

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Crozes-Hermitage 2013

M. Chapoutier Les Varonniers   $240

South West & Other Terroirs

Costiere de Nimes Le Pigeonnier 2018

Cave de Pazac   $55

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Corbieres 2016

Domaine La Rougeante   $57

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Costiere de Nimes 2018

Chateau des Nages  $63

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AOC Haut Medoc Sequoia 2018

Mauvesin Barton   $70

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AOC Languedoc Petit Pas2020

Domaine du Pas de L’ Escalette  $86

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Pic Saint Loup “Tour de Pierres”  2019

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup  $88

LES VINS BLANCS

Ventoux “Edition 1912M” 2020

Pasquie   $55

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Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2019

Mont-Redon   $54

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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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Costieres de Nimes 2018

Chateau des Nages Joseph Torres   $84

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IGP Coteaux des Baronnies 2018

Domaine du Rieu Frais ~ Viognier   $90

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Costieres des Nimes 2016

Lou Coucardié   $105

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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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Dolia Paradis Ambré 2015

Domaine Viret Cosmoculture   $190

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Hermitage Blanche 2015

J.L. Chave   $225

DESSERT WINES

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 for PATIO DINING

CLOSED

Sunday & Monday

Contact

Phone

(416) 462-9965

Mail

batifolegourmand@gmail.com

Address

744 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y3