Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto)

4.2
250 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
European

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Great Beer
The Bier Markt first opened its doors in Toronto in 1999 and has grown to 8 unique restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. At the Bier Markt we draw our inspiration from Northern Europe - its culture, its passion for food and of course it’s dedication to the beautiful art of brewing bier. The Bier Markt boasts a selection of over 150 biers from over 30 countries and local craft brews. The Bier Markt is not only infamous for the bier selection but for a “made from scratch” approach to cooking while perfectly pairing bier with some of Europe’s classic dishes and North American favourites.
There’s never a dull moment at the The Bier Markt.

Support Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto) during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 250 people are saying
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RaeW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our server was terrible. He obviously didn't want to be at work, and seemed hungover. He never really table touched. And I had to get the hostess to find him so I could pay. To which she couldn't really find him either. He also came off a little homophobic as I (a female) was with my girlfriend and he barely made eye contact with us or came near the table but only after he figured out we were together as I ordered for her. He was super chatty and fun with us at first. And as soon as I ordered for her, he stopped talking so much and became quiet. Either way, I hadn't been to this Bier Markt in 10 years and was really looking forward to the experience. Needless to say it was a let down, and my partner left feeling hurt by the server for judging us.

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Visitor
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe for indoor dining with the COVID-19 protocols followed. Good choice was amazing just made it hard to decide on just one dish. Will definitely have to return to enjoy the other options. The mixed drinks were very good and exceeded expectations.
The DJ had a fabulous play list and had all four of us singing along.

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Bigpoppachomp
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s still open! Take advantage of the wide beer selection while you can!

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MarilynR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

To loud to have a conversation over dinner. Made the experience less enjoyable. Service and food were great.

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KarynM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and dinner. Great place to have dinner before the game.

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DebbieM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The best food at the Biermarkt is no longer on the menu. The mussels and frites were always wonderful and the main reason for going there. So probably not going back.

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DARRYLF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was amazing, food was just average ...the seating location was not as expected, thought we would be out and centered. Will have to think twice to come back to Bier Market.

Overall experience was good.

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great locale, love the decor. Could not get reservation for 6 pm but was not overloaded at that time. Service was spotty, our waiter got a LOT wrong, he was trying and others picked up after him. Drinks never came together, food was wrong and one of our party waited at least 7-8 minutes for fries. No onion rings, no choices for vegetarians/vegans, Aperol Spritz small but tasty and well done, just a “meh” experience all around. With all the choices nearby, we’ll pick someone else next show.

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ColleenL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location if coming down for events, market, concert or hockey game. Parking close by. Food was moderately priced and good. Safe area. Nice social feel.

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NickH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, quick turnaround time and food and beer was outstanding.

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Niakimia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very dirty bathrooms and late service. They were under staffed for the most of the night.

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MademoiselleinTO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for medicore food, even my daughter was surprised how her mini slider doesn't even have pickles but only patty and ketchup. Service was slow and subpar, unfortunately wouldn't go again.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Baseball game

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was overpriced and terrible

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RonH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Our servers were lovely and the food was delicious.

JK
JKD125
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food wasn't great and the service was average. Ambience is dull too. Not very happy 😕

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TrishG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a larger group of friends. Amazing beer selection. Did miss the live music, but the DJ was great. Only complaint is where we were sitting the music was very loud we were yelling all night. Highly recommend the nachos to share as a big group it was giant! And calamari was delicious

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Kat17
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Miss the old fries!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The beef tip sandwich was disappointing and lacked flavour. The market burger was good. The service was satisfactory. Unfortunately there is a construction site across the street which takes away from the patio experience.

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ClarenceL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was pleasant, helpful, and professional. The primes was spotless and we enjoyed our evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was full so we ate inside. Tables were well socially distanced. DJ music selection was old school goodness & energizing but not too loud that conversation was difficult.

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vipPetrinaW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited beer menu due to COVID which is a shame as the main reason to go, for me at least, is the beer, but still had a pleasant dinner.

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Jleighg
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to watch the Raptors game and recieved the only table with no views of the screen, the hostesses and servers were insanely rude and dismissive . Would never go back. We keep walking and spent about 500 at another establishment. Sorry.

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JennL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great protocols in place to feel safe amid Covid-19. Servers wore masks and very good spacing. Great service and enjoyed the visit.

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vipSockbeek
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall just 'ok'. Pretzels are way too salty, pizza wasn't great, and service seemed slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went for a birthday, service was excellent

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DeeM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The venue was great and its a very nice place for a date night, bar hang outs or just a good time. The music was pretty weak. And the service was really slow. The waitress was nice its just the wait time to get drinks/meals or any type of service was at least 20 minute intervals. At one point I had to get up and go to the bar myself for a drink because our waitress was nowhere in sight. Overall, the Branding was great and so was the ambience. Just pack your patience.

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vipSockbeek
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good meal, vibrant patio, DJ was good, nice service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! Amazing service as well. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves 10/10 would recommend!

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DouglasQ
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been to other Bier Market locations and this didn’t live up to past experience. Food was so so.

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Jabeen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the hospitality and cleanliness in the space

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gbsuda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

You can't have a table at the patio if you made a reservation. Inside the pub was very dark. The welcome was not very warm.

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Rebekah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and somehow made better by our waitress. I wish I knew her name, but she was excellent

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Torontogal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit with birthday celebrations. I love the variety of options for drinks and food.

EB
vipElaineB
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a solid choice lots of options and great beer

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GailS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been several times over the past couple of years and the Bier Markt is one of our top choices to go alone or to take guests. One of our children lives just a few blocks away so convenient to have a lazy weekend lunch. The food is outstanding as well as the service. Thanks!

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MarioC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great selection from both the bar & food menus. The food was delicious and plentiful. Great value and a fun atmosphere to dine in.

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Yummycc
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were awesome with our larger group. A couple of food errors that they quickly fixed. Made our family gathering extra great.

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NatashaR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We did not have a great experience here. When we arrived, there was no one there to greet us at the door. After waiting, we got brought to a table and our server was nice and friendly. She took our orders promptly. A male brought out our drink samplers ans split a drink on my lap. He continued to talk about the beer without even making a comment or offering an apology for the mess or drink. I had to ask another server for more napkins. Our food was brought out but it was nothing too great. Our server tried to take it away while we were still eating as she never asked if we were finished with it. It was also on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and nothing was done for that. Overall- it was a poor experience for us.

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HarrisH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Terrible flavorless food. Expensive. Watch the bartender sloppily pour liquor and mix drinks . Surprised as the old restaurant there was so good.
As a reasonable person I would not recommend to anyone seeking this as a meeting location but rather a last resort

FAQs

Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto) does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 862-7575.

Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto) is rated 4.2 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thebiermarkt.com/en/giftcard.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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