Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto)
I’ve had good experiences at Bier Markt before but this visit was frustrating! My husband and I had a reservation but there was only 1 staff manning the front desk and she was clearly overworked getting tables ready and taking customers to a table. After waiting for quite a while to get our table, my husband’s chair was clearly broken. We were moved to another table but waited over 10 minutes for menus and even longer to place a drink order. I had to ask for cutlery. Our food was good but just getting the attention or service from the waiter was frustrating. I left feeling underwhelmed and frustrated. For the amount we spent, I would have expected much better service. The restaurant was clearly understaffed.
We were greeted at the door very promptly, our server was at our table very quickly and helped with beer selection. I noticed our server not writing anything down, this resulted in bringing both food orders out incorrectly. A steak cooked incorrectly and without the requested sides and a burger with incorrect mods.
The food runner then asked if we wanted to keep the stark while they make another one. They never brought another one. Seemed very disorganized.
Manager did table check and was very friendly
Above average on all accounts
Slow service. Beer menu variety has declined.
Came here for lunch with my parents, seated us in a place we requested and served quickly. Food was delicious and I would come back again! Good value for money
When we first arrived, we went to the patio, where we sat for15 minutes and were not even acknowledged. The staff were unfriendly and not helpful. We left for another restaurant for before dinner drinks and returned to the Bier Markt for our 7 p.m. dinner reservation.
Lunch visit...good food. It was very quiet for a Friday lunch but it was a long weekend Friday so that explains that.
The restaurant was extremely noisy, unpleasant really. The service was good, the food was sorrily lacking in flavour, overpriced and it was not hot.
We sat on the patio on a beautiful summer day and enjoyed ourselves. Our table tilted very badly and I asked to have it fixed. Coasters were brought but we were left on our own to fix it which we did. Our server was very pleasant. App of Brussels sprouts flakes was delicious. My large pot of mussels was not. The mussels were all right but the broth underneath was dreadful. Enormous chunk of bacon not chopped through. Very little liquid. I left a large portion and pointed out the mess so the chef could be told. My friend’s salad was very good. Overall, a pleasant enough meal except for the mussels. Not exactly raring to return.
My only real complaint was the service which was super slow. We got our first drink no problem but then we saw no one for 40 mins & I had to go ask someone to send our server over to take our food order. Food was pretty good but again no one came to ask if we wanted another drink until after our food was done. Then we ordered another drink & the bill which took quite awhile to come & it was only water & soda water! Then we waited for our server to come with the machine and again I had to go get her attention. Apparently one of their machines wasn't working & the restaurant was busy but I had a train to catch. Clearly not enough staff & machines....not impressed.
Had dinner before a show @ Scotiabank Centre. The selection of beer was excellent, and the food was formidable. The Big Schnit sandwich was amazing, service was great as well. Would recommend for sure.
Service does not even deserve a star. Our waitress took our order and brought us our drinks, and that was the last time we saw her. Things were missing from our order, did not get offered if we wanted any refills on our drinks, we waited 15 min after finishing eating still with no service. Finally someone came to clear our table and we said we don’t know where our server is but we need our bill. Took another 15 minutes to get our bill, the bill was wrong so we had to wait to get the new bill. Our food was alright but because of how bad the service was I will not return to this restaurant.
Bier Markt was one of the best pub-grubs I’ve ever been to in Toronto. I can’t wait to dine with them again!
Food and ambiance is great, the service not so much. We got our food and had to wait several minutes for cutlery, and could never seem to find our server when we needed her. We had to pull other servers over to help us get refills on drinks etc. I also didn't find the hostess to be that friendly, nor she listen. I had booked a table in advance. When I got there I asked the hostess can we eat outside? To which she said yes, but then took us to a booth indoors. When I questioned her about outside she said, oh sorry I guess I wasn't listening then just sat us at the booth. I was too hungry and in a rush at that point to care, but being I've been a server for many years service means a lot to me. If you don't care then then place is great. If you do - find somewhere else to eat.
This bar is great for hanging out on the patio or watching a sports game. We normally go for the beer selection and atmosphere, with the food quality being an added bonus! They also have a surprising variety of healthy / veggie options. This time round we were there to see the Raptors take the championship! What an electric atmosphere. The team at BM did a great job coping with the crowds
Everything was great. Just should have fixed your TV prior to the finals. That was annoying.
Watched the Raptors win in game 6! Watched 3/6 final games at the Bier Markt. Such a great time!!!!
Good food, beer selection and patio. Unlikely to come back because even though place was half empty service was not good. Forgotten orders and when we had to leave took so long for bill that we had to go to bar to pay to avoid missing train.
Ordered a burger without bun. It came with no condiments and no one asked or enquired. The burger was also dry.
Our waitress was great! the food was good, the vibe was good. hope to revisit soon
Great experience! Service was fast and food came fast!
LOVE the Sweet Potato & Blue Cheese pizza. Great beer selection. Definitely coming back!
Very good thank you will be back
Un acceuil sympatique Un excellent service et je le recommenderais .
Perfect place for big crowd, tons selection of bier to choose from. Ordered the grilled chicken, with salad & fish and chips, the green salad and coleslaw were great!
Chicken & fish need more seasoning.
Great place to see a game! Our server was excellent and the food great!
Not too busy or loud so a good place to grab drinks after work. Good food too even if it's not the biggest selection.
Very nice atmosphere, great location, friendly staff. The three of us enjoyed the food, except soup of the day, but it was taken off the bill
Definitely we’ll be back
The server and kitchen staff were amazing. We had three people in our party with severe dietary restrictions/allergies and we were allowed to make adjustments to our orders that suited our needs, and we weren’t guilted or shamed for asking.
Service is fast and great!
Had a Caesar salad with salmon, fish was over grilled and small for $8 extra. Service was ok, waiter was not very friendly
Great place that was easy to get to. Our server was really great and made some good recommendations for food and rink. Service was fast and food good. Not a huge menu but we were all happy with our choices. It was a bit loud but on a Friday in Toronto, most places are. I’d go back!
Great big place with lots of.....beer! Food is great, wings are tender and cooked perfectly. The calimari was perfect paired with a buffalo sauce that works. Great service.
Pre-game dinner and beers. We both did the tasting flights.
Very busy and active bar with better than average food you would expect from a sports bars. Lots of beer choices. Service was good. Reserved ahead which was a good idea.
The menu is quite good - we had a shared board, salad and mussels which we shared between the 2 of us. The service was very good. The ambience is not great - especially the noise level.
Went for the leafs playoff game and our tv was freezing - said nothing could be done and that they had the tech guy in earlier...🧐
Burger was a mess - bottom bun wet from lettuce and cheese wasn’t melted (asked for this specifically). Half the burger was left to be cleared - was not asked what was wrong with it or offered anything else.
Great place for beer and food, but major issues with noise. I specifically requested quiet seating with the Open Table reservation. On arrival, we were seated next to a party of at least a 100 people. We were accommodated elsewhere, but were seated at a table with a 7:00 p.m. reservation - we arrived at 5:00 p.m. While things worked out for the most part, it was still a hassle to keep an eye on the time.
Very slow and inattentive service. Ordered pizzas and when it came to the table it was cold- not cool but cold- must have been out of the oven for 15 min
I was so disappointed that you have changed your menu. The charcuterie menu was fun and that is why I took my friends. However the food was good - as usual and the service fine.