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Bean Bar

1012 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1L4, Canada
(905) 524-2326
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Ranked #121 of 924 restaurants in Hamilton
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So I don't normally order grilled cheese from a restaurant...it's something I make at home for my kids all the time. But someone recommended I try the grilled cheese at the bean bar and OMG I'm so glad I did. There is a generous serving of grilled cheese (three sandwich halves) on the most lovely sour dough bread, loaded with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Bean Bar is by far one of my favourite restaurants in Hamilton. Located in the trendy Westdale area, the Bean Bar offers great value for your money. Food is always delicious and their cheesecake is some of the best. Great restaurant for dinner or late night coffee and dessert.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We thought we would try an app before dinner and that's all we talked about the rest of the night ... Delicious!! The frozen cocktails were very good too! Lots to choose from. great service but fairly expensive ... I'd go again :-)

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Hamilton, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had dinner here on multiple visits and I have to give it an average rating unfortunately as on some of the occasions, they food was pretty bleahhh. Some of the salads we had were good, their Moroccan stew delicious but it seems that their cook can't cook pasta at all. I understand it is a bistro and the pasta... More

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Hamilton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been here several times. The food is always good. They have seasonal specials that are nice to try. Th desserts are amazing if you have room. The service is pretty good but it does tend to be younger service people. The only complaint is the wine prices are a bit high. It can seat a small or large... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For years, my partner has visited Bean Bar and spent many university days sitting at a table studying or sketching with some sweet potato frites and a Bean Bar chai latte in hand... Years later, once we met, he introduced me to the cuisine, hospitality and character of Bean Bar and it is now a place we frequent every time... More

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Really a nice place in Westdale. Whereas it does not seem big from the outside, it is actually quite large so that there is enough place. The food is really good and fresh, and the menu is huge! Amazing sweet potatoes, awesome grilled sandwiches, and really, really nice service. A great selection of cakes too, a waiter will be happy... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE REVIEW. DO NOT eat at the Bean Bar unless you plan on not using the washroom facilities. One of the bartenders/ servers at the bean bar(named Delaney) HAS GENITAL HERPES. THERE IS NO STAFF BATHROOM, the management refuses to deal with this issue, AND IN TURN THE ENTIRE PUBLIC IS PUT AT RISK. PEOPLE NEED... More

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Hamilton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First of all ... do not go to the Bean Bar starving because they offer an extensive menu and it WILL take you some time to decide on what you will try! The sweet potato fries, truffle fries and baked brie appetizers are amazing. Although we have sampled a pasta dish and several of the sandwiches, we have to say... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have been a returning customer at Bean Bar for about 3 years. Whenever my friends and I or boyfriend and I want a quality meal and drink it seems to be our go to place. They have an excellent menu and delicious specials, and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Located right next to the historically old movie... More

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