Bestellen
Bestellen

Bestellen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bestellen.ca/
  • Phone: 6473416769
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Steakhouse, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Rob Rossi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dovercourt
  • Public Transit: Just east at College and Dovercourt
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking. Free after 6:30
A word from Bestellen
Serving up simple & honest, flavor forward food & cocktails. Created by @chefrobrossi & @ryansarfeld. Open 6pm-late, 7 nights.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Bestellen reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (12)hot spot (11)special occasion (11)romantic (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Back for the Burger
    Allstar
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our third time to Bestellen and we went back for the burger which is delicious. Half price bottles of wine on Sundays but great cocktails as well. Great food and although the starters are a but pricey for the portion size. Pork belly for example was tasty but $18 for two pieces?! Go here for the meat which is ages in house - and try the burger. My biggest complaint? The chairs and seating. Uncomfortable to say the least! In the front are metal chairs that look nice but after a few minutes you'll want to get up. At the back, pick from wooden bench seating or old office looking chairs that are lower than they should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and atmosphere were great! My only complaint was that the fries were a little too salty. I also wish the pasta portion sizes were a little bit bigger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing is everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our previous experiences have been that of lackluster service balanced by excellent food. Despite a half empty room, the service was overwhelmed and unable to complete our orders. The courtesies extended by the front of the house are now gone: a distracted greeting upon arrival and no acknowledgement on leaving. The touch in the kitchen is getting heavier as the salting for their sides and fries can only be described as intense. It is possible that we simply arrived at a bad time. In a city where many of the dining segments can be very competitive, it is a shame to see a well liked establishment resting on their laurels so early in their career.
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  • Awesome experience
    luvagoodresto
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was really great; simple, authentic food experience. Menu was diverse with a matching cocktail list. I 100% recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melt in your mouth burger
    KAlter
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The burger was scrumptious. Cute little pickles on the side too. The homemade bbq kethcup was also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burger in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great cocktails and food. Best burger in the city - have had many times and it is perfect. Other food is great as well - my girlfriend got the pasta, which she thought was amazing - and the cote de boeuf looks phenomenal (though still have not tried).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Amazing.
    davey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Bestellen is all about meat. They have what I think is the best Burger in Toronto. The steak Tartar is incredible too along with everything else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Burger was amazing, and our waiter was fun. Really great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok Brunch
    Zosia06
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I have done Bestellen for dinner and I think thats the way to go. Brunch feels a little bit like an afterthought. I ordered the fried chicken and literally all that was on the plate was chicken and hot sauce. I wouldnt even care about that so much was it not that the chicken was dry. If you're going to put one thing on the plate it needs to be perfect, especially fried chicken. Cocktails were excellent. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gail
    Gail
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had been meaning to go to Bestellen for some time, and finally got there. I am so glad we did, and we will definitely go back. The charcuterie was great. The seasonal items, meat and duck dishes were delicious! Good cocktails and wines, although the wine was a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat lover's paradise
    wagamuffin
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great quality meat expertly cooked. Its as simple as that. Probably the nest pork chop I've ever had, stellar charcuterie board, and one of the best burgers in the city (if a little buttery).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Bestellen reviews archive.
  • Bestburger
    phoenixc
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Simply the best burger I've ever had, made perfectly medium-rare. We had the grilled octopus and the small charcuterie plate to start and split the burger and the pork loin which was super-tender and juicy. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch - amazing!
    Macc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very good service and delicious food! Very accommodating with children. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best at Bestellen
    Frank
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. The attention to detail is exceptional. The burger is to die for and the charcuterie board is a must. The only complaint I have is the table and chairs need to be replaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The beef is outstanding. Had the 42oz steak for three of us and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Service was excellent. Their meat is outstanding - they are well-known for that reason. The steaks were prepared and cooked wonderfully. Some tables don't have the most comfortable seating, but the ambiance was quite nice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just not that great
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was fine but nothing special. Overall there are too many other restaurants that are far better. I'd go elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    Nicolle26
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. The food was spectacular and the service even better. Would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blargh
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The service staff was very attentive, walking around with the heads up, paying attention to all of their guests. We had a 42oz Cote de Boeuf, it was very well prepared. The marrow that came with it was heavenly. The beer selection is most excellent.
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  • But that burger though!
    sydt
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Best burger in TORONTO. Excellent service, excellent food, a staple in my restaurant cycle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place with friends
    suburban2some
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    met friends from the other side of the GTA - this was central. Easy to find parking nearby. Food and service were amazing, warm and friendly ambience. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing time at Bestellen
    Meatlover
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Bestellen to celebrate his birthday and we had such an amazing time! Since my boyfriend and I love eating steak, I chose Bestellen for its famous Cote de Bouef! We were used to eating smaller portions of steak so imagine his surprise when I ordered the 48oz cote de bouef! Boy was he excited when the food came! Nothing can describe the burst of meaty goodness when we took our first bite. I would definitely recommend this to everyone! For dessert, we ordered a lemon cake and it came with a candle! I requested for a better seat through my online reservation but never did I expect for the waiter to go a step further! It was a simple gesture but it definitely surprised myself and my bf. Top notch service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Strongbad789VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The moroccan-spiced octopus was one of the best dishes I've had in a while, but the rest of the meal (we had the tagliatelle, the short rib special, and shared a chocolate dessert) was equally delicious. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Mellabelle
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The brunch was amazing. If you are a burger fan it is highly recommended. Make sure you get the donuts. Poached Egg breakfast is so delicious, a nice twist on a eggs Benedict.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a full on brunch
    Elissa08
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Great eats and EVERYTHING is made in-house...even the mustard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    we sat near the open kitchen and it was really nice to watch chefs working on their crafts. foods were very good, and service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server ruined an otherwise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Server ruined an otherwise great night. They are very strict about their 2 hour seating rules, so since service was slow we were told we couldn't have dessert. How is that our fault? I have no idea... So other than that, the steak was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG so awesome! The food the
    Ducky
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    OMG so awesome! The food the staff, love it all. great guys , young, fun, engaging, loves food and its process and gives that to their patrons. what an awesome experience all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    JasonC
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I had been for dinner before and it was fantastic, decided to try for brunch and had the same experience. I nervously took a 3 year old but the staff were great and there was no issue when I requested a slight change to the dish that we ordered for her. Great spot, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40oz for 2
    JDrph
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We reserved to try the cote the boeuf and despite being disappointed about not being able to get one of the smaller portions of steak and a burger, we settled on sharing the 40oz steak (for two). The beef was cooked perfectly and we certainly had enough of the delicious steak.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This is definitely the best steak in town and this includes the high-end steak joints like Jacob's and Morton's. The steak for two is a must order and I've never been dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience at Bestellen!
    Citygirlchef
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I really enjoyed my experiece at Bestellen this week. The octopus, steak tatare, rib steak and hamburger as well as the oysters were all outstanding but it was the excellent service that really struck a cord with me. From the welcome at the door, to the bar staff to our wonderful server....all so invested in ensuring that we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasurable experience
    citichixVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We decided to try Bestellen for brunch last Sunday, we've been for dinner several times but not brunch. The menu had some old favourites as well as some new dishes (for us, anyway). We sat at the bar so that we could chat with Ryan since we hadn't seen him in a few months. Ryan made a couple of wonderful suggestions and boy was he right on! I had the Soft Scrambled Eggs, Parmigiano, Shaved La Quercia Ham & Toast, it was OUTSTANDING. Very rich, mind you, but so absolutely delicious I just couldn't stop myself from finishing the entire plate! My husband had the Breakfast Burger, Bacon, Egg, English Cheddar, Brioche Bun which he also loved. Bestellen has one of the best burgers in the city! Ryan is a wonderful host.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - but noisy
    Clayshapes
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We enjoyed the food and decor, and the service was very friendly, and efficient -- but acoustics are awful. You have to shout to have a conversation. Some people find a noisy venue energizing and exciting. I don't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good - never disappoints!
    misssayuriVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great atmosphere, lively hip and happening on a Saturday night. The Roman Fashioneds are awesome and truly a perfectly prepared burger with a decent portion of fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    TorontoVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Came here for a birthday second year in a row, was not disappointed. 2 orders of côte de bœuf was more than enough for 3 people, but still left room for dessert. Will come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are better places for steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The steak? Good. Outstanding? Not really. The value? Awful. We had a way better experience (and frankly a better steak) at Bar Isabel the week before- for the same cost- we had drinks (had none at best ellen)- and WAY more food. My boyfriend got a cheeseburger after.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised
    marckyr
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meat I have a tendency to be a bit of a beef snob and was left with nothing to complain about
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    thank you for a very tasty meal ...we liked that there were special entrees for us to try...definitely see you again!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my partner to Bestellen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    I took my partner to Bestellen as a surprise congratulation dinner. I was a bit worried when I read a few of the poor reviews; however I found them to be quite untrue. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. While we were there the music was an appropriate volume and we could easily have a conversation without raising our voices (but it was a Sunday) Particularly notable were the burger and the cheesecake. My partner usually gets their burger done well but was convinced to order it like a steak - it was delicious. Now I am not a dessert person but the chevre cheese cake with candied oranges and pistachios was absolutely unbelievable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We already have plans to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate