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972 College St
Toronto, ON M6H 1A5
Little Portugal / Dundas West
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner: Daily: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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European, Steakhouse, Mediterranean
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Just east at College and Dovercourt
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Fit for Foodies
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. "
Dined on 4/15/2014
Best burger in TORONTO. Excellent
service, excellent food, a staple in my restaurant cycle."
Dined on 4/3/2014
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."
Dined on 3/29/2014
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!"
Dined on 3/27/2014
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."
Dined on 3/15/2014
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."
Dined on 3/7/2014
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."
Dined on 3/9/2014
Great eats and EVERYTHING is made
in-house...even the mustard!"
Dined on 3/9/2014
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."
Dined on 3/7/2014
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."
Dined on 3/5/2014
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."
Dined on 2/23/2014
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."
Dined on 2/15/2014
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."
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."
Dined on 2/13/2014
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."
Dined on 2/2/2014
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."
Dined on 1/23/2014
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."
Dined on 1/18/2014
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!"
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."
Dined on 1/3/2014
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"
Dined on 12/27/2013
Amazing food and service - the
steak was amazing. The drinks were awesome. Perfect dinner"
Dined on 12/13/2013
thank you for a very tasty meal
...we liked that there were special entrees for us to try...definitely see you again!!!!!!"
Dined on 12/21/2013
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."
Dined on 12/15/2013
I had the best burger in my life
at Bestellen just two nights ago. I ordered the burger medium rare and it was grilled to perfection with a good Raclette and great burger bun. This one is far better than the Bymark burger, guys. We started with polenta (delicious) and the charcuterie board. The speck was perfect, as was the salumi, but I thought they might have done better with foie gras instead of the chicken liver. One of the glasses of wine I purchased was this spicy and peppery Californian which I count in my top 15 of any glass I've had. The only negative is that they charged $5 for our tap water. We thought that was a bit of a cheeky move! haha. In sum, I shall return to Bestellen and hopefully before too long."
Dined on 12/13/2013
this was my third visit to
Bestellen. had it been my first I probably wouldn't have returned. it was just an odd night. predominantly tables of 6 to 8 men. very loud for my date. and the temperature in the room was frigid."
Dined on 12/12/2013
This place has superb lamb and
steak, aged in house."
Dined on 11/29/2013
I really enjoyed my time at
bestellen, it was the first time dining there with 5 of my other friends. we were all very impressed with the quality of food, their service, the server's knowledge of the wines available and suggestions as well as the ambience. Def. will return!"
Dined on 11/25/2013
I went to Bestellen on two
consecutive Wednesday nights with a few friends. The service is also excellent! There are $1 oyster specials on Wednesday (Malpeques from PEI). The burger is really outstanding... perfectly buttery and sweet brioche with a little bit of sea salt, caramelized onions, arugala, raclette, and a perfectly cooked burger of braised short rib and dry-aged beef. The brussels sprouts were also delicious and light (roasted with ricotta and lemon). The duck rillette that came with the charcuterie board was also great. I am normally not a fan of carrot cake, but the carrot cake here was absolutely perfect... it was warm and covered in caramel sauce and had a side of cream cheese ice cream. YUM!"
Dined on 11/20/2013
The ambience at Bestellen was very
nice. Loved the decor and the open space. The charcuterie board and the house made chips were a nice start. The mains took a long time to come (it was a Monday, and though there were a couple of large parties, it was relatively empty). The octopus starters ordered by two people in the party were overcooked (the tentacles were charred very badly) and cold. Scallops were nice and light. The server was nice, welcoming and informative. Though, he should let people know if there is a delay in the kitchen. Will likely give this place another chance but not any time soon."
Dined on 11/18/2013
Bestellen is really outstanding.
Certainly one of the best dinners I've had. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food you get -- we spent $100 ($50 a person) for two courses and 2 pints of beer and felt very satisfied. Bestellen has some really excellent beers on tap that pair well with their kind of cuisine (i.e. meat). I'm often not one to obsess over "service", but it's worth it to say that the service here was really top notch."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Really good. Will definitely be
making excuses for special occasions to go back! Went there for my boyfriend's birthday and we split the cote de boeuf. It was amazing, and more than enough food for two."
Dined on 11/12/2013
been here many times, but never
had their signature cote de boeuf until this weekend. always wanted to, but it's huge and too much for my wife and I since we always want to order other dishes as well. finally went with another couple friends and we all shared this with a few other dishes. fantastic. one of the best steaks i've ever had! love the burger. pastas are always delicious"
Dined on 11/8/2013
Not sure what to make of it when
we walk in but everything was very good. Service was very professional. Charcuterie was brilliant. oysters too. we both had a top sirloin cooked sous vide. really, really good. Desert was crazy good. this place is on my "go to" list now for sure."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Ordered the room. Very expensive
but the food was of exceptional quality."
Dined on 10/29/2013
Food was amazing - each dish they
brought was better then the one before. the cocktails were a little on the sweet side and the waitress was slightly grumpy, but other than that it was near perfect. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Earlier in the day, I received a
call confirming that we were still coming and to let me know that we only had the table for 2 hours and then someone else was booked to take it. I hate this practice. I know tables have to turn, but it should be seamless to me the customer. When we arrived the hostess made sure we knew that they were very busy. We were informed that 2 of 5 mains were already sold out for the evening because of large parties in the back including one of the dishes we had been looking forward to. How can menus be sold out by 7:30pm due to large groups that surely booked in advance. The food was excellent and the waiter was a delight. But the attitude seemed to be that we were lucky to be able to eat there."
Dined on 10/26/2013
I had an incredible time at the
restaurant. Service was phenomenal and food was equally outstanding. Very rustic and different dishes, cocktails were fabulous as well."
Dined on 10/19/2013
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