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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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    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

    January 2, 2020

    Good casual comfortable dining

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 29, 2019

    Everything was great, we had a wonderful experience. Our server was particularly sweet and helpful. Keep up the good work!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 13, 2019

    A little more rushed than usual, but food and service were still spot on.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 13, 2019

    Our waitress was wonderful, she was prompt, friendly and very helpful. She pointed out great dishes, make a great wine recommendation and was very quick with service. She also confirmed that there are some of us who have a gene mutation that makes cilantro taste like soap. This may sound silly but it gave me redemption. The food was very good, everyone loved their meals. The duck fat fries were delicious but I couldn't finish them. The music was a tad loud but it didn't impede our conversation. This was my first time here and I'll remember it as a great business lunch place. Next time I may even try the beer.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2019

    My staff kept gushing about how impressed they were with the food, the atmosphere, and the service. A perfect place for a work holiday lunch.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2019

    The food was nothing exciting, felt been rushed out since it’s the busy season. I don’t know what changed, last time visit was way better!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    December 11, 2019

    Our server was lovely and professional

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2019

    Duck fat fries and mussels amazing as always. And the beer selection !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2019

    I must give my highest praise to AMAZING Lois!!! She has served us on many occasions and this time with a group of 18... It was perfectly seamless! She was warm, efficient and thoughtful to the last detail!!! Thank you Lois!🌷💜

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 28, 2019

    Love this place when I’m in Toronto.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 24, 2019

    Overall very good. The table space was a bit tight for the 7 of us. The service was a little slow from when the drinks arrived to when the orders were taken and the appetizer arrived. The mains came reasonably after the appetizers. The quality of the food was very good. Would come again.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 23, 2019

    Love Beer Bistro. Best food and value in the Financial District! Every time, I bring someone to Beer Bistro, they always comment on how great this place it. Well done Beer Bistro!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 19, 2019

    Lois, our server, was excellent!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 9, 2019

    Great service-good meal-fantastic beer selection. Easy walk to the Leaf game

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 3, 2019

    The waiter was professional, and very knowledgeable about the food and beverages. When I say professional, I mean that items were whisked away and replaced without anyone noticing, and his service never felt intrusive, which is the mark of a highly skilled waiter.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 2, 2019

    Food was good. Just didn't wow us. Great atmosphere, great service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 1, 2019

    We are always so pleased with our experience at Beerbistro. We make a trip once a year (from two hours north of Toronto) simply for a dinner date here. The food is always incredible, the staff is always friendly and personable, and the atmosphere makes us feel very welcomed. The variety of beer is out of this world and we hope to keep our annual tradition alive for many years to come (it's been 8 years and counting!).

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 29, 2019

    Server was very accommodating and offered good menu advice

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 26, 2019

    Love Beer Bistro. Great selection of beers and really good food. Keep coming back. Never disappointed.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 25, 2019

    Food was average at best. Beer was good.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    October 21, 2019

    Appetizer arrived late with dinner course. Server not attentive - had to ask him for items - showed no initiative on his part all evening. I told them it was my husband’s birthday - no recognition on their part of his celebration This used to be one of my favorite places to eat. I will not return or recommend it to others. The quality of food has diminished. Overall I was very disappointed with the service and quality of food and general lack of interest of staff to a returning customer. Thumbs down.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    October 21, 2019

    I have been to Beer Bistro many times. I noticed that after the renovations, the sound is a lot better as it used to be quite loud. The service was excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 19, 2019

    Our server was exceptional and so was the chef and sou-chef, as we sat at the Chef's table. Very pleasant atmosphere and the food is delicious. My family loves the fries!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 10, 2019

    While the beer was the star of the show, the food is still an A-list supporting actor. Definitely a good restaurant for any major occassion, strongly recommended.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2019

    I've been to the Beer Bistro many times and always had a great experience. Service and food are always very good.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 26, 2019

    Great service and food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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