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Beer Bistro

18 King St East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #81 of 6,639 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $31
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: Yonge St.
Transit: King Subway Station on the Yonge Line; King St. Street-Car service 24-hour Queen St. Street Car Service.
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Overall - this place was great! Food was great - short rib pizza was outstanding, great mussels, great drinks! Our server was very good, helpful, and attentive! The hostess is the only poor part of this establishment! If I wasn't meeting someone there I would have left. She acted like the biggest snot - we were looking for a table... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're going for the beer, have fun. The servers are knowledgeable and the beers are wonderful. However. There's always a however. The Bison Burger tasted pretty good, but was full of gristle. And was clumpy and stringy. Stringy? A burger? Really? Whether there was an issue with the grinder was not discussed, and the waiter comp'd one of the... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not what we were expecting based on our conversation with the concierge at the King Eddie. We wanted a really good burger and there were a few choices; he recommended the Beer Bistro. The burger was bison, which is fine, and it was apparently ground on site, also fine. Except it wasn't ground very well and there was a surprising... More

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Lydney, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A really good selection of beers on offer plus a decent menu. Not all of the beers could be described as session beers but with such a range there is something to suit everyone. We were all pleased with our food and the bill at the end of the evening was very reasonable.

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Chatham, Ontario
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place for beers and appetizers. The staff are very knowledgeable about their selection and we shared a few appetizers which was more than enough food once you get into sampling various beers. The place is very classy inside with a variety of seating options. Would definitely go here again my next stop in the big smoke.

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Cobourg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recently returned to our favourite go to place. We were attending a concert nearby. Since moving away from Toronto some 7 years ago we don't patronize as often but look forward to returning. Happy to learn that the new owners have continued with the original concept & many of the menu favourites. Explored some local craft beers on tap, added... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Came here for some drinks and food and was pleasantly surprised. The service was great and the beer menu was very extensive. The bar offered all kinds of beer, ale and lager leaving many choices. The food was also good, but the tacos might be a bit overpriced at $15 for 3 small tacos. Overall good experience, good food, good... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was one of our favourites from our visit to Toronto. The food was hearty and freshly prepared and the service was equally good. The servers had a decent knowledge of the beers and where always friendly and personable. Would recommend to anyone visiting Toronto.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband came across this place while walking around the city and we were so glad we did. We headed to the bar and were served by Michelle and Greg. They were both so knowledgable about the beers. They really knew their stuff. Both so incredibly friendly it felt like we're being served by friends. Thanks guys for a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Arrived here around 1 am with a good amount of people on a Wednesday night. Beer selection was huge and our server was ultra friendly and informative. Prices were very reasonable and I would most definitely return.

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