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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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    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

    September 26, 2019

    Was not as good as the last time. A little bit too slow. They tried to accommodate extra people > Good But everything seemed complicate.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    September 26, 2019

    Always great food and drinks - enjoy the local brews.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 24, 2019

    Great service, great atmosphere!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 22, 2019

    Our server was stand-out – asked each one of us three questions about the type of beer we liked, chose a different one for each of us based on that, and nailed it each time. Exemplary service throughout, and a very tasty meal.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 19, 2019

    The perogies were great, but the chicken flatbread was extremely disappointing

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 3/5

    September 19, 2019

    Great that they have unique and tasty options on the menu and the environment is not too loud.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    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

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