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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,
  • Pub,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian (New),
  • International,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Fish,

Features

  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Full Dinner Menu,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
18 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Beer Bistro

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    supa1549
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    Beer Bistro used to be incredible; I can't help but wonder if there has been a recent change in ownership. The beer selection is now pathetic and the food is dreadful. Pre-packaged lettuce for (an overdressed) salad; you have to do better than that if you're charging $10 for a small portion! Very disappointing "culinary" experience. I won't be back, which is a shame as I was once a frequent patron.

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    Dylan A
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    Beth, Manager is very professional & intelligent

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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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    July 5, 2020

    I would have given more stars for atmosphere if there was more social distancing between tables. The staff seated some people without skipping another table. I understand the issue but I would have felt safer if there was at least 6ft distance from one chair of the table til the other chair of the next. Don't think cramming people like as usual, pre-covid, supports the rules of the city and safety of the customers. It was quite unfortunate since the food we got were good.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 5, 2020

    Love the food, beer and atmosphere. They also have a fantastic patio.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 6, 2020

    Very positive experience!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 6, 2020

    We love Beer Bistro and we are never disappointed with the food or the service there. We felt very safe due to the Covid-19 situation. Your set up on the patio is clean and distancing was not a problem. Thank you for your service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 4, 2020

    Made to feel most welcome, which is key. Tired of being yelled at to stand back or wait in line. Nice to have a moment of civility and courtesy on a patio with friends. It’s the experience that counts.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 11, 2020

    Stupendous job, always a treat coming here.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 11, 2020

    Everything was delicious and our server was great

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 9, 2020

    Best fries in North America. Excellent service. Great beers. My favourite brunch in Toronto.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 4, 2020

    Been coming here for a few years. As always, beer selection is great and we ordered our favourite pairing, duck fat frites and mussels. Our server was very knowledgable, friendly, and anticipated our requests. Thanks for a lovely late night dinner/drinks!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 26, 2020

    Our server was great - engaging and enthusiastic. The Belgian Frites are always a hit!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 21, 2020

    Friendly, helpful timely service. Great mussels, tasty fries. Trendy, attractive setting. Hreat spot to gonas a.couple or a group

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 19, 2020

    Came for winterlicious lunch with me friend and had a good host who informed us when our food will arrive. The wait for the appetizers, entree, and desserts were worth waiting for. Definitely going to come back to this place again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 17, 2020

    Disappointed in most of the food. Fondue and frites were best part of meal.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 15, 2020

    We had dinner on Valentine's day and had a great time. Our waitress was very nice and provided excellent service. The house salad was very good.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 12, 2020

    Enjoyable experience. The noise level is a bit high, making conversation a more focused effort than it otherwise would be. However, the selection of beer and the menu more than compensate. Service too is top notch.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 12, 2020

    Great spot Good selection of beer and decent food

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 10, 2020

    We had a great time, delicious food, wonderful waitress.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2020

    My friend and I booked this place for Winterlicious. The place was cozy and had a warm vibe. The noise volume was low, which was a plus! The service was excellent, the waitress came by to check in on us and to pour more water in our glass cups. The food was excellent, we enjoyed everything that we ate. This was our first visit and this won't be our last!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2020

    Delicious and amazing service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2020

    Delicious food. Very friendly and attentive waitress.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 7, 2020

    Although the food was tasty, it was cold and even after we asked it to be warmed up for us, it was still only barely tepid. Not sure what went wrong...but it was disappointing. Staff were great though and very responsive and the beer was good!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 31, 2020

    Great, lovely waiter as well

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 28, 2020

    Great as always

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 22, 2020

    Server was terrific Great music soundtrack Amazing beer selection

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 18, 2020

    I live near the Beer Bistro so I go there often and it never disappoints.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 17, 2020

    Great night as always! Thanks Beerbistro!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 11, 2020

    Arrived early for our reservation but were seated and served with a smile. Excellent food delivered with great service and some very useful recommendations. Would definitely return to try other things on the menu

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 7, 2020

    Our server was so great and attentive. What a wonderful experience!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 3, 2020

    I've been to the Beer Bistro several times and have never been disappointed. Service is always friendly and fast. The food is fresh and delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 2, 2020

    We like this restaurant very much. Service and food are always excellent

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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