Braised lamb with lentils on a bed of radicchio

Toronto has a lot of great places to go for post-work socializing and Biff’s Bistro is one of them. While the $1 oysters after 5 pm has been available for a while, Biff’s Bistro has added even more reason to visit for happy hour with it’s new “Ménage à Trois, Quatre, Cinq” promotion.

How does it work? Well it’s simple – at 3 pm, selected bar items go for special pricing at $3. At 4 pm, the same items cost $4; at 5 pm, they cost $5; and at 6 pm the prices return to normal. The items and their portion sizes don’t change. What items qualify for this promotion? For drinks your choices are a full 20z pint of Mill St. Organic or Mad Tom IPA on draught, and a 6oz Rosehall Run red or white wine on tap.

As for food, there is a bar snack on special each day, written on the board at the bar. The snack follows the theme for that weekday, which is either vegetarian, meat, pork, or fish. The vegetarian dish we tried was a gougère – a choux pastry filled with goat cheese mousse infused with herbed garlic and lemon.

Gougère - a choux pastry filled with goat cheese mousse infused with herb garlic and lemon | Photo: Nick Lee

Gougère – a choux pastry filled with goat cheese mousse infused with herb garlic and lemon | Photo: Nick Lee

The fish dish was called “Cha ca la vong”, which was inspired by Chef Amanda Ray‘s travels to Vietnam. It is a lettuce wrap whose filling was a marinated catfish, topped with a yogurt sauce, herbs and some sliced pickled vegetables.

"Cha ca la vong" marinated catfish, topped with a yogurt sauce, herbs and some sliced pickled vegetables

“Cha ca la vong” marinated catfish, topped with a yogurt sauce, herbs and some sliced pickled vegetables

Finally, we tried a savoury platter of braised lamb with lentils on a bed of radicchio.

Braised lamb with lentils on a bed of radicchio | Photo: Nick Lee

Braised lamb with lentils on a bed of radicchio | Photo: Nick Lee

All three dishes were delicious, and at the special pricing, more than worth the price. If you can make it at the 3 pm, you can get your drinks and snacks at their lowest price at $3, but the best hour in my opinion is 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, where you can enjoy $4 drinks and snacks to start, and then enjoy $1 oysters when 5 pm hits.

Combine the new special with this old Biff's Bistro special of $1 oysters everyday after 5pm and you're in for a great happy hour (while quantities last)

Combine the new special with this old Biff’s Bistro special of $1 oysters everyday after 5pm and you’re in for a great happy hour (while quantities last)

The Ménage à Trois, Quatre, Cinq promotion is going now, available from Monday to Friday, so definitely drop by while it lasts.
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Biff’s Bistro is located at 4 Front St E. (across from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)

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Photos by John Tan and Nick Lee (where indicated)

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John is an avid traveller, but equally loves being a tourist in his own city. With camera in hand, he enjoys discovering the sights, sounds, tastes, and everything else that Toronto has to offer. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@iam_johntan) to see what he's been up to lately.