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beerbistro

4.0
1374 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

Beerbistro specializes in cooking with beer and providing a wide variety of beers to pair with each dish. On the menu, you’ll find a suggested pairing with every item, from appetizers and small plates to sandwiches, salads, main courses and pizzas. The motto at Beerbistro is "changing the way people think about beer," and it does that every day.

Start your meal with a creative appetizer or small plate like the Scotch egg, cheese & lager fondue or potato truffle perogies. Next, indulge in a sandwich or main course like the signature Bistro beer burger, lamb shortloin or snap pea tagliatelle. Beerbistro also has a variety of innovative pizza options like duck confit and hog wild pizzas. If you’re in the mood for seafood, choose from a range of mussles steamed in beer broth and served with fresh baked sourdough bread.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4pm; Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 4pm - 1am; Thursday - Saturday 4pm - 2am; Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(416) 861-9872
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Morin
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Cross street
Yonge St.
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Parking details
Municipal parking lots, private lots and underground garages are abundant in the downtown core. The closet above ground lots are located on the south side of King St. at Toronto St. and the south west corner of Church St. and King St. Victoria St. parking Mon-Fri after 6pm and anytime Sat and Sun. Toronto St. parking available anytime and metered Mon-Sat 8am-9pm. Adelaide St. parking available from 9:30am-3:30pm and 6:30pm through the overnight Mon-Fri. Metering occurs Mon-Fri until 9pm.
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Public transit
King Subway Station on the Yonge Line; King St. Street-Car service 24-hour Queen St. Street Car Service.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz every Saturday night starting at 8:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2015

We live in Mississauga and we dine there when ever we are in the city for a show or other event. It's always a treat and the fries are amazing!!

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BKSBMO (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

Best place in Toronto for lunch and dinner, great menu, great beer choices. Excelent for all occasions. The fries/frits are out of this world, among many menu listings. Would recommend the Beer Bistro to locals and visitors alike, for a great dining and beer experience.

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ShockingAmbrose (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2015

I always go to Beer Bistro when I am visiting Toronto. And I always sit at the counter. The bartenders are very helpful with info about the myriad of beer choices - they know there products. The food is delicious. Since my wife can't eat shellfish and we don't have it at home, I always have the mussels - a classic Belgium dish. As a change of pace on the second night I was there, I had their version of the Nicoise salad. Creative and tasty. The generous serving of smoked trout in the dish made me happy. FYI -it's not a salad bowl with tons of lettuce.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2015

We always make sure to eat here every time we come to TO. Best fries ! And always accommodating food allergies .

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

Most of the time great service, except this last visit when the waitress was on a rush and rush us every step of the dinner!

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mnelson (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

This was a great restaurant for 2 adults and 2 teens. Great food for all and some interesting local and international beer choices.

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HappyBelly 
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

Food was delish, had Belgian frites, El Diablo mussels and Pear cider... The staff was friendly and gave great recommendations on the beers to try. The only thing I wished was that we didn't have to wait an hour for our food... Otherwise, it was a fantastic dinner!

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GABA (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

The fotos was way too salty!!! I had the steak frites and my friend the salmon... My other friend had the pork chop and it was blend...

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Improvisionz (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

Not only do they have a tremendous beer list, their menu is fantastic as well. The wild hog pizza was fantastic, however, some may find it a little too sweet. The Kobe beef tacos were sublime! The big winner of the night was the pulled pork and Gouda poutine. It is only available on their late night menu, and is possibly the best poutine I have ever had. I will definitely be back to try more dishes.

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SMDK (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2015

This was my second time at the beerbistro. The location gets quite busy during lunch, I suggest making a reservation if your party is more than two.

I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. its always good but messy as well. Service was great, the waiters really welcome you in & take care of you.

Would definetly attend again.

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SimpleGirl (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 2, 2015

We did not drink beer, so the specialty of the venue was lost on us. The food was enjoyable, but not spectacular. I ordered the buffalo cobb salad. Some of the items listed on the menu for the salad did not appear in the salad.
The noise level was low which was good for conversation; not sure if this was because the restaurant wasn't full.

The service was very good

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

The fries are outstanding, and one serving is enough for 3 people! They have an extensive beer list, but they don't neglect the non-beer drinkers as they also offer signature cocktails. The restaurant was busy, but the vibe was great and it was not too noisy. This is a great place to grab a bite and drinks with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

Great food and great beer selection. Strong value for the dollar. Can't really ask for more.

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Summer2000 (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

I came to this restaurant for dinner with my sister and mother before heading out to a musical. I'm usually not the biggest fan of muscles, but I heard good things, so I ordered the spicy thai (I believe it was) muscles. They were very delicious and fit for a foodie! I am converted...plus, the sourdough bread was amazing! Oh....and of course, delicious beer! My only complaint is that the waiter was pretty short with us, and was already half walking away when we asked for something....it was clear he was not very passionate about his job...although he was quick in getting what we asked for....could have been worse. Overall, good experience, but would have preferred a friendlier server.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2015

Our server was excellent. She was new but worked really hard and was knowledgeable on the menu.

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Dome (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

Great food, fantastic variety of beers, and wonderful recommendations built into the menu.

We would definitely go again!

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Berlei (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2015

I had a hankering for Beer Bistro's mussels - New England style (1 of their 5 options for mussels). Had this dish when I was last there about 3 months ago, and it clearly stuck in my mind it was so good the last time, and once again it did not disappoint. It's a bit paradoxical to label such a small meal as rich and hearty, but that the sense I was left with on both occasions.

Maybe that had something to do with the accompanying order of Belgian Frites (cooked in duck fat and beef fat). Wholly decadent but kind of obligatory with every visit, tho with such a generous helping it's a dish that should be shared.

The Bistro was packed at 9:30pm on a Monday, with an animated and somewhat loud crowd, that thinned out a fair bit around 10. A great atmosphere, helpful wait staff, delicious food, and I almost forgot the 150 beers, ales and ciders to choose from, soon to grow to 225 according to our waitress.

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Casey1 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2015

The freshly made pizza was outstanding. The salmon was very good but somewhat undercooked to our medium-well request. The kitchen quickly cooked it a bit more and all was well. Also our bill was adjusted.

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vipBusinessluncher (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on May 25, 2015

Food and serve was good. Good lunch spot with coworkers but would not recommend client lunches.

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Daws (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

Food and portion size were ok, not as good as I had expected. Burger was tiny. Fondue was good, but kind of spoilt by the dry hunks of white bread that came with it. Could have been so much better. Beer was great, as was the service

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

We had an amazing experience at BeerBistro and would recommend it to anyone! The food was delicious and unique (duck fat fries, duck and goat cheese benedict served on potato pancakes.....wow!). Not to mention a beer list that can't be rivalled, with unique drinks for those that might want to try something a bit eclectic (perhaps a beermosa?!). We started off our visit by being late due to traffic, the staff were wonderful and helpful. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about all of the menu items and all of the beers.....our table sampled many of them and left it to the waitress to provide dealer's choice, no one was left unsatisfied. All of the food was cooked perfectly and seasoned with awesome flavor. We would go back again for brunch or dinner!

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Stephen (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed out night in Toronto following a fantastic dinner at BeerBistro. The service, quality of food, portion sizes, and menu options were all commendable; we opted to try the Belgian Mussels, Sweet Potato Pizza, and Caesar Salad alongside a selection of local and international beers. Our server knew which beers to recommend as pairings alongside our meals, and her service was both polite and professional. The atmosphere was lively, though not so loud that you felt uncomfortable. Overall, I would return to BeerBistro the next time I am in the city and would recommend this establishment to a friend.

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ArchitectFace (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 28, 2015

We went to Beer Bistro for a lunch with a potential new client. It was packed but the we could still hear each other clearly, and the energy suited the group we were with.

The beer selection here is great, as you'd expect, and the food is really good as well. I had the Belgian Muscles which were fresh and tasty, especially with a big chunk of bread.

I'd definitely reccomend booking for lunch.

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Winnipegers (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

The beer selection is great! We were surprised at how good the food was as well. The Kobe beef tacos are a must!!! As are the truffle perogies and the Blanche De chamblay mussels!
The interior is a bit outdated and the chairs aren't that comfy but the atmosphere ... Packed with constant flow of people made up for it.

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MandE (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

Stumbled across beerbistro on Yelp. Read some reviews. Checked out their website. Used OpenTable to make a reservation. Beer list is outstanding. Server was knowledgable and pleasant. Food was wonderful. Will be back.

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Hana (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

I tend to order beers that I have tried before but since they have tons in selections, why not try something new and different so I asked the server to 'surprise me'. He served me something I would never order but I love them all! You may wanna try this way, let them surprise you and have some fun! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2015

It would be helpful if staff wrote down ordered items rather than coming back to the table to ask once again what was ordered. It saves time for staff and eliminates errors.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

A very good spot for a beer snob. Much to choose from with a solid menu to compliment the beers on tap. Definitely worth a visit.

Try the Belgian Frites. You haven't had fries until you have had these beauties that are fried in duck fat! Simply awesome.

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YummyBiz (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on March 20, 2015

What a great place to hang out with friends in an age appropriate environment with a very vibrant atmosphere. The food is great, tasty and plentiful. The beer list is to die for and tasty.
I made a reservation and we were seated quickly and efficiently. Our coats were taken, and hung and, at the end of the night we were assisted in putting them back on. A lovely gesture.
The people that come here are hip, good looking and fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2015

We booked here as it was really the only choice at Yonge & King, in spite of the fact that I'm not a beer drinker.

If you ARE a beer drinker, this would be awesome - they have an unbelievable beer menu and very knowledgeable servers. The surprise was that the food is very good as well - all on a beer theme, but very tasty with a good selection and variety for different tastes.

They have a "bar" and "dining area" and my only criticism was that it was loud everywhere, but if you're looking for that kind of vibe, this would be a good choice.

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