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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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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

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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    September 7, 2019

    AMAZING Service! From the host to server - an awesome experience. Excellent beer recommendations, good depth in the tap list, with a laudable cellar. Great atmosphere, and an obvious care to our requests - we requested a patio, but were unable to use it due to rain. The host carefully chose a table in close proximity to the patio so that we could enjoy the outside through the window, and then checked in on us during the meal. Truly excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 5, 2019

    Always enjoy the food here. Enjoyed the burger, duck-fat fries, and a porter beer. All great.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 6, 2019

    I had the salmon but found the quality of the vegetables lacking

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 1, 2019

    Everything was awesome... Mussels, Caesar salad, Saturday night special, homemade ice cream and beer!! We will 100% be back!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2019

    Solid selection of beers that you wouldn't commonly find elsewhere. Didn't have any food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 27, 2019

    Nothing wrong with the atmosphere really, just nothing special about it. We sat beside the window and the air conditioning vent next to our table was absolutely filthy....full of bits of food and general crud. Our server was fine but we had to ask for our cheque, after sitting there, clearly finished, for at least 15 minutes. We were going to a live performance so time was important. The food was ok. We had the frites, Caesar salad and mussels in creamy lemon broth. Frites were delicious, salad was tasty but the lettuce was quite brown on the edges. The mussels were plentiful and tender, but very small. The broth was way too salty! The most upsetting part is that when paying with a card, there is no option to opt out of tipping (not that we weren’t planning on tipping). You are required to add a tip in the value of 15, 18 or 20 percent. You cannot choose your tip amount or pay tip in cash. Forced tip amount means that we won’t be going back.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 24, 2019

    Amazing place, and the servers made the experience even better. They're knowledgable, patient and fun. I'll definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 22, 2019

    Great place for after-work drinks with colleagues. Huge selection of beers, excellent food, good atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 18, 2019

    Good service, nice patio. Good beer selection and very yummy fries

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 16, 2019

    Overall great place to have lunch

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 11, 2019

    amazing!!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 10, 2019

    The food and atmosphere were good. Draught beer was a bit flat for beer place. Both waitresses were gloomy.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    August 10, 2019

    The atmosphere was great. The food was great. The service was great. Romantic but lighthearted.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2019

    Food was excellent as well as the service. Quick and delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 1, 2019

    Reliably good and I love the newer mussel recipes!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 25, 2019

    Missed reservation when my guest arrived and we sat at different tables for 35 minutes.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 22, 2019

    We sat outside. The mussels were the best we’ve had in a long time and the pork flat bread was distinctive. Our server was helpful, knowledgeable, professional and one of the best we’ve had outside of NYC

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 22, 2019

    Amazing food, service and price as always. Would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing dining experience!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 21, 2019

    Nice patio, the food was good but not great.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 22, 2019

    We went before the dinner rush. Nice and quite. We could pick where we sat either indoors or outside on the patio. Food was fantastic!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 4, 2019

    Had a good night, the staff knew their stuff, food was served quickly and was great quality. We’ll come back next time we’re in Toronto.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 28, 2019

    I brought my elderly mother to Beer Bistro for lunch. On a busy weekday. The staff was so friendly and courteous - she felt like a Queen. Honestly could not have been a better experience. Great food, reasonable prices and an atmosphere and level of service that’s really hard to beat. A special place.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 28, 2019

    great place

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 25, 2019

    Surprised me in a good way

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 25, 2019

    Beerbistro is consistently above and beyond expectations. The service is always incredible, efficient, and very friendly. The food is amazing, and the drink menu is excellent. I would highly recommend visiting.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2019

    Will definitely go back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2019

    It is a shame the posters on the wall were taking down

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 16, 2019

    Excellent food( we had the fondue) an a Caesar's salad each. The fondue was really awesome and the service was fast efficient and very friendly. 5 stars. I can recommend it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2019

    We love Beer Bistro - We love the chefs table and the interaction and the service is always impeccable. One small hiccup was a pesky diner who was a bit of a pain but the staff were classy and professional and got her out of there as soon as they could. Delightful as always - we will be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 12, 2019

    Ordered a chicken Cesar salad, very bland. chicken was $10 to add that tasted frozen. Service was terrible wasn’t even very busy and waited at least 15min before anyone waited on us. Unless you are a beer enthusiast good luck with the menu. Thanks will not be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 2/5

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