Went to Biff's for dinner Friday night with SO and we had a great time there. After having been to Auberge du Pommier, we were looking forward to seeing whether Biff's would also live up to the O&B brand.
We had a reservation at 7:30 but ran a little late and the place we fairly busy. We were told that our table is being prepared and it would take a couple of minutes. We were then seated and our water/beverage/bread arrived promptly. We got a dozen oysters to start at $1 a piece and they were from New Brunswick if I remember correctly. They were smaller in size but were delicious nonetheless. I was tempted to order another dozen but I knew we had more food coming.
We order a 2 course prix fixe for $29 that included chicken liver parfait and duck confit. We ordered another main - the lamb shank. All three dishes were above average and falvourful. The duck confit was melt in your mouth good and the portions sizes were good. The lamb shank was fairly well cooked and the accompanied eggplants were delicious as well.
The one thing of note was the level of service was just as good as that offered at Auberge du Pommier. The entire staff all carried themselves professionally and were warm and friendly and non pretentious. One wow moment occurred when I came back from the washroom and one of the waitresses was walking across the room. She stopped mid-stride and stepped back just so she would not be in my way and she said "after you" with a big smile. She easily could have finished her walk in front of me as she was not really in my way at all, but little things like that really showed how professional and courteous the staff is. Another instance I saw one of the waitresses squatting down to take orders for two senior diners which once again showed how attentive they were.
The bill came to $95 w/ tax a tip for dozen oysters, one appetizer, two mains and a pint of beer. We had a great time and will definitely return.
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