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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was really great; simple, authentic food experience. Menu was diverse with a matching cocktail list. I 100% recommend this restaurant.
The burger was scrumptious. Cute little pickles on the side too.
The homemade bbq kethcup was also great!
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).
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.
Burger was amazing, and our waiter was fun. Really great spot!
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.