Bier Markt - Ottawa

4.3
129 reviews
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The Bier Markt first opened its doors in Toronto in 1999 and has grown to 8 unique restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John’s. At the Bier Markt we draw our inspiration from Northern Europe - its culture, 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. Each restaurant has its own built in stage to feature great, local cover bands playing the best of the today’s and yesterday’s anthems. The Bier Markt’s exceptional AV packages also make it a great place to catch the game with friends. Prost!
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SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I wasn't too impressed actually. The beet salad was very bland. Everyone else with us liked their food, but the two of us who got that salad were less than impressed unfortunately. The tall, red chairs are not comfortable at all. We all felt like we were sliding out of them and some of us changed to use stools instead.

CN
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Yes for a beer on the patio or inside, but the food was disappointing. I remember eating there before and being impressed but the menu was much shorter and food just ok. Could use more beer on tap too...for a place called bier markt I was expecting more.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not so good as the previous experience, fish and chips was heavier than usual

CC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of beers and food with great staff. Background noise of music doesn’t dominate your conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress was hardly around so getting refills on drinks was difficult.

DR
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

They used to have sharing boards with lots of items, but now they only offer cheese and meat.

Disappointed. Otherwise the service is always pretty good if you're sitting towards the front of the restaurant. If you're at the back, you seem to get lost amongst the tables.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we had fun...but feel the table rules are a tad strict

LS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with friends! Food was excellent and the knowledgable staff friendly. Highly recommend!

TB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The sharing platter did not have much on it, but the portions for the the main plates were large and filling.

RE
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant was pretty good and the food was very delicious, but the service was very mediocre and barely any attention was paid by our waitress. I see this is a common review online and so I think the restaurant should put more effort into training staff.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the options and decor. The service was good and the food selection had something for everyone. Great selection of craft beers.

NP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is terrific at the Bier Markt, Ottawa. I would recommend the burger. Great atmosphere for both large and small groups.

W
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was timely and food was good. The mussels is amazing

LC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My farmhouse salad had zero pecans in it, despite being listed in the menu description. Duck wings were very good. Calamari too.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great and so was the service. There was a piece of gum stuck to the edge of my seat (who would do that?), and it got onto my pant leg. The server cleverly brought me some ice to apply to it, and it came right off. We found the music a bit too loud for our liking, so perhaps we will not come back during happy hour. The volume decreased at about the time we were leaving, which was shortly after 7:00 PM.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Nothing special and the food is okay at best. Good selection of beers and that is about it.

p
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good enough to spend time with an old friend. We went during happy hour, so drinks and apps were reasonably priced.

M
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was kind and accommodating to my party of 8. The beers were amazing and the food was fantastic. I loved the beer pairings on the food menu and the overall feel of the place.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My daughter is vegan. You do not offer a lot of vegan options. For that reason we would not return.

JG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the $5 Mojito special it was so good, beer selection is amazing of course and the service was outstanding.

SP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently friendly and fast attentive service. Our waitress knew the beer menu quite well, but was not as familiar with the wine selection.

SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Average night out. Food was good, but it took a long time to get served and then get our food (over an hour). Dessert menu has three items - one of which was no longer available (server flip flopped between it being sold out and also that the menu was changing so certain items were not available).

The food we did eat was good and our server overall was very kind and sweet. The restaurant was quite full when we arrived so it was a good atmosphere.

O
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Duck wings were delicious, pork schnitzel was disappointing: dry and tough. The braised red cabbage that came with it wasn’t great either.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went on. Thursday between 5 and 7:00 p.m. the music level was too loud, we could not hear ourselves talk. Whack is too bad, since we really like this restaurant. We will probably not go back at this time due to the loud music. Will probably try lunch next time.

SD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, good ambience. Not easy for someone who needs to eat gluten free here. For example, one of the only things on the menu that is adaptable to be GF are burgers. Not sure why they don't have gluten-free buns available for the burgers - seems like a standard offering at other similar places. Lettuce isn't really a good substitute for a bun!

YH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is great and the food also. I would just correct the floor mop smell, which too many establishments suffer from.


Thank you,

VF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and good portions. Food was fresh and delicious.

IM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 9 had a wonderful time and the flights of beer and wine allowed us all to try a selection of beverages :-)

B
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I go there for the baked brussels sprouts! love the healthy menu choices, European flair, and drink specials. Sad that I didn't get a booth though, the open room is very loud.

T
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really love this restaurant for its beer selection. I am also a big fan of the the Snitzel, so I love going to this restaurant. I would recommend it.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing! Serious is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. Perfect for any size group or occasion!

SM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Almost too many beer selections (so many to choose from). Server made great suggestions. Looking forward to Bier Markt's own brew (which is supposedly coming next month).

N
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The thing i was disappointed about was, there was supposed to be a band??? Parking was an inconvenience.
It was mellow ambiance... for a Saturday nighT? Just loved the beer i had and the meal was excellent.
I will return but hope there will be more FUN!

CC
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Although the taste was good, the schnitzel needed more pounding/thinning. Also, after our food was delivered we didn’t hear from the server for ages. We wanted salt, pepper and vinegar for our frites, but by the time we could flag someone down, the fries were cold and the rest of the meal gone

SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Bier Markt. We were 13 guests for a work lunch and everyone was happy. Service from Jenn was great and accommodating. Food was delish and we really enjoyed our time there. We had to be out by a certain time and they made sure we were. Thank you.

CJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

They were out of some food and beer items we ordered, and the server was friendly but there seemed to be some communication challenges, perhaps due to the fairly loud noise level. The schnitzel was over cooked and dry. Good beer selection.

K
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service awesome! Thanks again!

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had reservations for 7 people but was seated in bar area with 2 little round tables pushed together on bar stools with no backs - hard on the back sitting for more than 2 hours. Asked for a different table - not able to move us. Server was polite but service was very slow, waited long time for drinks and food, one person did not get his meal when everyone else did. Food was mediocre - onion rings were soggy and cold, French fries were dry and overdone. One pre-dinner drink, shared appetizers, entree - Dinner took almost 2 1/2 hours - far too long. Disappointing.

LM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and service was great 😁 we went for dinner the night before the army race and ended to going back for lunch the next day! 🍻

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the power outages affecting many areas of Ottawa, Bier Markt were offering a full menu. Yes, it was busy, but with guidance from the server we were able to select menu choices that came promptly and that were excellent. Good food, good beer and great company!

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