Bivy on Dundas West makes the leap from casual café to full-fledged Parisian bistro

Bivy on Dundas West makes the leap from casual café to full-fledged Parisian bistro

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The most recent trend in Toronto restaurateurship: the multi-stage launch. Bivy at Dundas and Brock is the latest west-end eatery to upgrade from casual lunch spot to evening destination (nearby restaurants The Federal and The Whippoorwill employed similar toe-in-the-water approaches). Owner Pascal Vernhes’s dinner menu stays true to his Parisian roots with bistro standards like duck confit, steamed mussels and charcuterie boards loaded with cured meats and country paté. Or, for $35-dollar a person, the Bivy Potbelly Dinner delivers a family-style feast.

Bivy Café, 1600 Dundas St. W., 416-534-8800, bivy.ca