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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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    September 20, 2020

    Excellent restaurant. Good food, good beer selection , excellent atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 12, 2020

    Terrific as always Signed, loyal customer

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 11, 2020

    Wonderful service and food. Best wings I've had in a long time

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 29, 2020

    Fantastic beer and steak

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 29, 2020

    Our favourite place! It was our wedding anniversary and we were treated to an amazing dessert :) service was fantastic as was the food. We will be back soon (hopefully!)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 21, 2020

    As always, the service and good were brilliant (we had the wild mushroom and duck flatbread and also the Belgian White mussels). All the necessary safety precautions were taken to ensure both staff and guest safety. Can't recommend Beer Bistro highly enough.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 19, 2020

    Best experience I have had in a long. The staff was incredible.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 17, 2020

    The steak and frites was delightful, and the butter glaze on the chicken and roast potatoes was to die for! Service was wonderful, quick and efficient. Drink prices are very reasonable for downtown Toronto. Definitely going back in the future!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 14, 2020

    Our excellent server suggested the mussels and he was on point they were fantastic.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 10, 2020

    The food and service were amazing. We enjoyed the beautiful patio atmosphere with good food and drinks. They have unique European beer that we loved. Strongly recommended.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 9, 2020

    this restaurant has maintained high food and service standards throughout the years

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 6, 2020

    Attentive service, excellent and wide choice of beers, and an interesting, varied menu.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 7, 2020

    Great selection of beer, good food and knowledgeable staff make this pub my downtown go-to.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 5, 2020

    This is my favourite restaurant. The service is always excellent and the food is consistently delicious every time I go for lunch, dinner or brunch. Even with COVID-19 restrictions everything was up to standard and we felt safe dining on the patio. Our server was soo nice, very helpful and attentive. Great experience as usual!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2020

    Outstanding service and great beer selection!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2020

    Outstanding service, excellent beer, delicious food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 19, 2020

    Very professional staff and very well prepared for this pandemic. We will definitely be back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2020

    Really excellent service. The bartender went above and beyond to offer alternative beer selection when they didn't have what we ordered. And even shared info on what we could buy in the LCBO without being asked.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 19, 2020

    Food was mediocre, overpriced and the waiter was rude on top of charging me for items not given.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 14, 2020

    Amazing! The burger was delicious, and our server was really knowledgeable about beer profiles. She suggested the prefect one based on What I told her I was looking for (and I’m a bit picky about beers). When a beer I was looking for was out, she brought a couple of samples of ones that were similar. We will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 10, 2020

    Great service! And the only restaurant with delirium red!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 9, 2020

    Lunch was perfect. Delicious and perfectly cooked. in spite of the deluge of rain, we were dry and comfortable under the umbrella. Staff was conscientious and helpful and very pleasant.

    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 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 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

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