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Beer Bistro

#153 of 6,943 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown Toronto
Belgian
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18 King St East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4, Canada (Yonge St.)
King Subway Station on the Yonge Line; King St. Street-Car service 24-hour Queen St. Street Car Service.
+1 416-861-9872
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 170
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick service. Knowledgeable staff.

We arrived 11:30 a.m. on a busy, bright Friday afternoon. We couldn't get seated in the diningroom because we didn't have reservations. However, our seats in the bar area were very comfortable.The beer selection was great and we were helped with our selection by our server. The food came quickly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Mandilou134
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Port Dover, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What is not to love? A variety of mussel, beers, and homemade ice creams! My personal favorite mussels are El Diablo. I would alsorecommend the Belgian fries cooked the proper way: in beef and duck fat, served with homemade smoked tomato ketchup.

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Port Dover, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived 11:30 a.m. on a busy, bright Friday afternoon. We couldn't get seated in the diningroom because we didn't have reservations. However, our seats in the bar area were very comfortable.The beer selection was great and we were helped with our selection by our server. The food came quickly and it was delicious. We enjoyed the atmosphere. We would... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have been there with my boyfriend, we have ordered some food and nothing to drink. Service was great, very pleasant and quick, but the interior is a lil bit in retro style - needs to be improved or renovated, but may be it is its especial feature - ok, let it be! But, I absolutely didn't like the plate... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As someone who loves great beer and food, I stumbled upon this place and now I go back every week I'm in Toronto. Once you stroll into the restaurant thru the doors, you see the bar with a crowded table space. On the left is the open kitchen with tables. They have outdoor seating during the warmer weather as well.... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Selection of beer is amazing, food was just okay. I had the crab cakes to start (a little salty) and steak and frites for the main. The steak was cooked to perfection however the au jus was quite salty. My husband had the beef stew which was very tender. Service was good and the food came quickly enough just felt... More 

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Oshawa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Didn't expect such a good Indian meal at a beer bar but was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent and accommodating with an excellent selection of food and drink, would go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Booked a reservation before we went to the hockey game. This place is a local hangout for the businessmen to go to after work. I am not a big beer person but my husband is so it was the perfect spot...they have a bible full of different beers to choose from from all over the world with many on tap.... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Came upon this restaurant by chance, the trip advisor sign in the window enticed us to try it out. We arrived at 4:40 pm. We were told that we could have a table in the dining room, but only until 6:00, when that table was reserved. We felt that was manageable. When we were seated, we were told we could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we went to celebrate a family b day and we had a great time the wide selection of beers is quite Impressive. our server was so pleasant and welcoming. the food was very tasty and well priced. a lot of interesting flavours were infused in most of the dishes. I will definitely return to beer bistro

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a great dinner here in early March 2015. Simply put, food was great and the beer list is about as good as you'll see anywhere. Both of us had the fries, Kobe Beef Tacos, New England Mussels, and Tiramisu. All were great, though the fry portion was large. All in all, a fantastic experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 King St East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4, Canada
    (Yonge St.)
  • Public Transportation: King Subway Station on the Yonge Line; King St. Street-Car service 24-hour Queen St. Street Car Service.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-861-9872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 31
  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?