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176 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Serving up simple & honest, flavor forward food & cocktails. Created by @chefrobrossi & @ryansarfeld. Open 6pm-late, 7 nights.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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European, Steakhouse, Mediterranean
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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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Phone number
(647) 341-6769
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rob Rossi
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street Parking. Free after 6:30
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Public transit
Just east at College and Dovercourt
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  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.

Allstar (Toronto)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
2.0  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.

luvagoodresto (Toronto)
4.0  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.

KAlter (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

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

The homemade bbq kethcup was also great!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  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).

davey (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2014

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

Zosia06 (Toronto)
3.0  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.

vipGail (Toronto)
4.0  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.

wagamuffin (Toronto)
4.0  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).

phoenixc (Toronto)
4.0  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!

Macc (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

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

Frank (Toronto)
4.0  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.