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Bean Bar

1012 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1L4, Canada
(905) 524-2326
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Ranked #136 of 919 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 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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14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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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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Hamilton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I lived in Hamilton for a long time, and I used to go to this restaurant only to see how terrible the service could get. Granted, it's a busy place, but the service is so awful that if you have a good sense of humor it can actually turn into a fun event. My friend and I once waited two... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The location is very good. The food is good, although I would not define it exceptional. Great salads. Attentive service. The menu offers really a lot of choices. The value for money is good.

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