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About Bestellen

Serving up simple & honest, flavor forward food & cocktails. Created by @chefrobrossi & @ryansarfeld. Open 6pm-late, 7 nights.

972 College St
Toronto, ON M6H 1A5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner: Daily: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Dovercourt

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 341-6769

Website:
http://www.bestellen.ca/

Parking Details:
Street Parking. Free after 6:30

Public Transit:
Just east at College and Dovercourt

Executive Chef:
Rob Rossi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bestellen Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (330)
Neighborhood Gem (236)
Good for Groups (213)
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Hot Spot (156)
Special Occasion (129)
Notable Wine List (82)
Romantic (68)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Late-night Find (30)
Great for Brunch (28)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Lunch (4)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Very disorganized and apathetic service. Made a reservation and waited 40 mins after we were seated to be acknowledged by a server. Server forgot to enter our order and we sat for another hour without food or drinks. The server and manager would not come over and acknowledge this until we got their attention and asked where our food was. Only then did they finally punch in our order, though we still had to wait another 40 mins. I do not like being without a drink or feeling hungry at a restaurant. I prefer restaurants like Bar Isabel that have superior food and take pride in their service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on July 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2014

Food was really great; simple, authentic food experience. Menu was diverse with a matching cocktail list. I 100% recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2014

The burger was scrumptious. Cute little pickles on the side too.

The homemade bbq kethcup was also great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Burger was amazing, and our waiter was fun. Really great spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 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).

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Very good service and delicious food! Very accommodating with children. We will be back again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2014

The beef is outstanding. Had the 42oz steak for three of us and it was perfect.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Everything was great. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 3, 2014

Best burger in TORONTO. Excellent service, excellent food, a staple in my restaurant cycle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2014

some of the best cuts of meat in toronto!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 9, 2014

Great eats and EVERYTHING is made in-house...even the mustard!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Get the burger! It's one of the best in TO!!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 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!

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