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    Restaurantica12
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    I've been to Beerbistro twice and have loved the food both times. The steak frites are an amazing indulgence and I love that each dish has a suggested beer pairing. Our server was obviously very knowledgable when it came to beer and I spent so much time trying to find us the perfect beverage. My only complaint was that we were seated unusually close to another occupied table which was very distracting. I hope to try the beer ice cream next time I go.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Food was okay, service was inadequate

    We came to this restaurant after a recommendation from a friend about their roasted red pepper soup and a salad that she had tried there. When we arrived, we asked to see their lunch menu but we were told they were only serving brunch. They seemed to make the exception and said they were serving the soup which was not on their brunch menu. We ordered the soup which was not piping hot but tasted fine. My friend mentioned that they had served bread with the soup when she was there before and asked our server about this. She said "no, we don't have bread", and then later "it doesn't come with bread" [a pause] and then "but I can bring you some". She was a bit slow on the uptake, I would say... The buffalo chicken salad is decent, but way overpriced. I had mentioned to my friend that I didn't care for the buffalo sauce they used on the chicken but that I would make do with the remainder of the salad. She mentioned it to our server (in an effort to see if they might be willing to replace it) but our server was not obliging. In fact, I don't think she really wanted to be there, she wasn't all that pleasant. When we received our bill, I noticed that I was overcharged for my entree and brought it to the server's attention. Her response was, "I know that they recently changed their prices". Well, to be honest, I don't care - if the menu says a price, I expect to pay that, it's not my fault if they didn't change their menu. In fact, at grocery stores, you will receive the item for free (up to a $10 max) if they make an error with the price. I said "I think I should be charged the menu price", and she responded almost haughtily with "I WILL, I WILL, don't worry...". No apologies for the mistake, nothing. In other establishments, they are falling over themselves to correct these errors. Needless to say, I won't be returning - this experience was a bit strange to me. This place has promise but not with such inferior service.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Good, not great

    The Beer Bistro has long been a hot destination in Toronto. The place is in a great location, attractive to the younger clientele, and has a phenomenal selection of beer. I went here a few years ago for Winterlicious and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. My most recent visit, however, wasn't exactly stellar. I don't know if its because it was a Friday night this time and the place was quite busy, but the service was definitely lacking. Additionally, the pizza we ordered came out cold. The minestrone was over-salted. However, according to the other diner in my party, the shrimp was magnificent. We also enjoyed the selection of beer and the pairings recommended in the menu were actually complimentary and delicious. Overall, enough redeeming factors to lead me to believe the unpleasantness with the slow, rude service and food issues were an isolated incident and maybe this place is worth another visit in the future.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Cool spot, great beer selection!

    This place came highly recommended by friends and Restaurantica, and we were thirsty for beer, so we hit it. Great vibe a you enter this busy, noisy bistro. We were welcomed and sat right away -- have to say the entire service experience here was great. Good staff! Massive beer list, so we had a few of the beer samplers. Found quite a few we liked, a couple were 'meh'. My partner switched out to Porter, but I kept up with the samplers ;) Had the Belgian Frites as a starter -- awesome combo with the brews. Frites were very fresh and very tasty. We had the Brussells Mussels, which were very nive. Small problem with a bunch of them being closed, but the staff dealt with it cheerfully and quickly (and removed from the bill -- thanks!). Most of the desserts were beer themed, which I'm not wild about, but I had the flour-less chocolate cake, which was hearty, and very tasty. All in all a great experience -- I'd go back anytime, and recommend it!

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    May 18, 2017

    Our waitress had a poor attitude and was not very friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    May 14, 2017

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 7, 2017

    Food was disappointing, it was better last time I went there a couple of years ago. My entree had not one vegetable which I found surprising and disappointing.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 8, 2017

    I have been here multiple times and would highly recommend it! Especially their Belgian white mussels. YUM!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 6, 2017

    We had a fantastic time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 29, 2017

    Wonderful food. We have been there numerous times and the food is always amazing. Family that joined us from out of town thoroughly enjoyed everything.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2017

    The waiter was very condescending and my satisfaction was not his priority. First he couldn't find a beer I requested, then came back to the table after 5 min and ask me to point out the beer I asked on the menu. When I pointed it out, he said he didn't have it. The is asked for a beer on tap and he said he didn't have it even though it was not one of the strike outs. Finally he recommended a beer, said it was high IBU but not bitter because of the malts while asking me if I "understood" why the malts would lower the bitterness in a condescending fashion. The waiter definitely had a chip on his shoulder.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 1/5

    April 18, 2017

    Food, service and atmosphere all excellent! I will return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 18, 2017

    - quick service before the game.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 16, 2017

    Great, didn't care for BBQ sauce, other than that outstanding

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 13, 2017

    Slow service due it's popularity. I love the atmosphere and the menu. This is an upscale spot, but worth it.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    April 12, 2017

    I would like to see more Ontario craft brews on tap. There are so many good ones.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 10, 2017

    Great service. We know our 'stuff' about ale but, our waitress was amazing. Great experience lovely atmosphere!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 10, 2017

    We sat at the Chef's table and had a wonderful experience interacting with the Chef and his assistants. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was tremendous.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 8, 2017

    The brad with the fondue was stale and the onions on the perogies wer burnt to crisp.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 7, 2017

    Beerbistro has a nice, energetic atmosphere, and an excellent variety of beers in cans, bottles and on tap. The cheese fondue we shared as an appy was very good, and my friends enjoyed their entrées, however I found the duck breast to be quite tough, and it was swimming in way too much sauce. Our server was very gracious and removed the duck from our bill.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 6, 2017

    We still miss the previous decor and metal 'artworrk' on the kitchen side - the panelling doesn't fit with the space and looks odd Most of the Food was great as per our past experiences, Two of us had steak frites and were disappointed in the quality of the steak. Although the steak was well prepared and done exactly as requested, there was too much gristle and tendon, we would rather pay more and get better quality meat.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 6, 2017

    Friendly place...good beer selection...I finally had an IPA that was decent in Canada...Driftwood Fat Tug...food selection was limited but adequate...I would go back when I am back in town...

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 27, 2017

    The food and service were fantastic!! And the beer too :) the atmosphere was lively and fun. Great decor and the tall ceiling throughout the restaurant made it feel airy and comfortable. The Belgian fries were my husband's favourite - we would definitely come back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 26, 2017

    great beer great food, I will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 23, 2017

    Great waitress, great beer list and food is always good.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 24, 2017

    Boisterous after-work crowd. Love the option for a "flight" of beers. The duck confit flatbread was great.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 19, 2017

    The food and service were excellent as usual.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2017

    Great place, great food! Would also be ideal for after work drinks or beers with a small group.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 17, 2017

    The burger was perfectly cooked. The mussels high standard as usual. The fries where overdone. They took them off the bill. They are known for their fries so I was surprised. Been here a few times and it's the first time anything was below expectations. Will def come back!!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 13, 2017

    The service and beer and food were all great. Although a bit pricey, it was well worth it. I will be back for sure

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2017

    Excellent. Great staff

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2017

    Mussels are a little small. I remember them being tastier but overall good experience.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 6, 2017

    All great

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 5, 2017

    Impressed with the attention of our server to find us the right beer!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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