Steam Whistle Biergärten

4.7
154 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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Prost! Steam Whistle's Biergarten lends inspiration from some of Munich’s most reputable beer gardens and beer halls. Whether you're looking for the perfect pre-game spot, for Raptors, Leafs or Jays, Steam Whistle Biergarten has you covered! We offer pregame specials and weekly entertainment for you and your friends to come and party! We are a family friendly establishment, and look forward to hosting you and your children for some fun! Food Dudes provides a Canadian take on traditional German style foods. Using fresh, local ingredients while building memorable culinary experiences, Food Dudes has put together a menu that includes traditional German fare like pretzels, beef schnitzel and roast pork hock, with modern features like vegetarian and vegan dishes to suit all dietary needs.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 people are saying
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steph
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating , safe and friendly! Great experience all around

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JoseD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Food, amazing dessert (apple strudel), for me everything was a lovely dinner.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hi Jose, So glad you liked our seasonal apple strudel! It's definitely a winner in our books, too. Come back soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quality live music, great environment and different types of beers.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, especially Kevin Foster! Cheers, Robyn

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Andrew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute of it , can’t wait to come again

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're so thrilled you had a great time! We'll hopefully see you soon. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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KritiK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time. Food, ambiance, music, sunshine on a fall afternoon

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi Kriti, Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant! Can't go wrong with that combination, you're right! We'll hopefully see you soon. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great night at Steam Whistle! Fantastic music, service and of course... beer!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi there, So happy to hear you liked our music, we create our playlists to try and hit the mark each time! Come again soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love steamwhistle the staff are amazing and hospitable. Such a perfect environment even with the pandemic.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for the kind words! We take pride in our FOH crew and the service they provide - always great to hear when we hit the mark! Come again soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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RobF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. 100% would recommend to anyone.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Rob, Thanks for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service we provided. Come back again soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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JamesG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, covid friendly, great beer. Heated patio was lovely after work.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi James, Thanks for the kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us on our heated patio! Come back soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pork hock platter . Absolutely delicious !!!! Staff were amazing and the whole experience was great !!!!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on October 28, 2020

Hi Dave, Thanks for the great review! Our Pork Hock is our flagship item... It's a crowd pleaser! Come again soon, and maybe try our True Bavarian Challenge! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Only came for drinks with a friend. We had a good time. Beer was good, there was a special deal with beer steins I took advantage of. Happy to see that Steamwhistle has gone with an outdoor patio option this year.

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vipMike
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great patio set up.

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AndrzejZ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like this place. It has special ambience, especially outside.

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was slipping closer to closing. Took quite some time to get a glass of water or to see any servers.

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NickiA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great afternoon. There was live music, food was delicious and the staff was amazing !

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BALM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Will return again a and again! 🍻🍻🍻

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KimB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, friendly staff. We wii go again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, awesome food, awesome scenery! Will be back!

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agnest
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best patios in Toronto. Very friendly staff, great beer and very tasty food. We felt comfortable and safe. Tables were appropriately spaced, QR menus are a plus. Pretty well organized.
We will definitely be back.

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the outdoor patio on a sunny, fall day. The service was warm and efficient. Beer, wine, pork hock and a kid’s menu?? I say, YES. Smiles all around... even in a pandemic.

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Rowan
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot, and surprisingly great food for a brewery spot like this.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is very well spaced out - felt safe the whole time. Food is always great and the beer is of course very fresh and cold!

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

There were A LOT of bees out on the patio ... A LOT.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the location is great! Tucked away off Bremner to feel like you're not in the City, but then your look up and you have the perfect backdrop of the CNTower.
Service was great. Kind, attentive and enthusiastic.
It was a very cold evening when we went (which we were not expecting) and the staff were very kind and understanding and the manager personally came over to check-in. That was a very kind gesture and having that personal touch really made us feel that the staff care about their customers. It may have been cold outside but the service was warm and welcoming :-)
I can't wait to go back ... hopefully indoor though as we enter the fall.
Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Expensive!

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Sherry
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect quarantine patio experience. Picnic tables actually 2m away from one another, beautiful flowers and umbrellas on the patio. German fries with the Radler drink was amazing!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Sherry, Thanks for the kind words! It makes us so proud to know that you felt safe in our space. Our indoor space, once opened, will be just as spacious with our beautiful high ceilings - so come check that out! PROST! Robyn FOH Manager

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VanessaP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! It was my first time there and won’t be my last! Right at the bottom of the CN Tower! This was amazing and so delicious!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Vanessa, We do have such a unique spot for our guests, so close to the CN tower! Super happy you enjoyed your experience with us on your honeymoon, and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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JoanL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well portioned/presented and correct temperature

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Joan, Glad you enjoyed the food! Come back soon. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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CristinaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch and excellent service! The pork hock was delicious and the Unfiltered beer and Amber Ale were amazing. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable experience!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Cristina, Thank you so much for the kind words about our service and the experience! That Pork hock is our flagship item - so happy you tried it! Come back soon for some more pints of Unfiltered! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Andrew
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great , just a lot of bees flying around are table

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the review! We sure hate the bees this time of year... So hard to get rid of. Come back in a couple weeks and they will all be gone! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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CaitlinS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer was delicious as always and there was great food options!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Caitlin, Thanks for the review! So happy you enjoyed our food and, of course, our beer! See you again soon for a pint! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Ronz
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful service. Servers do not make guests their priority. The restaurant wasn't even busy, but the servers seemed to be running around for nothing. We had a reservation and ordered an appetizer and 2 drinks. We got served and were planning to order the main course. It then started to rain slowly as we were trying to call a server to assist us to open an umbrella. After trying to get the attention of a server we were informed that it would be a few minutes before anyone would attend to us. Since no one came we had to open the umbrella ourselves. Finally we got a server whom we could ask what we should to if we want to be seated inside as the started to rain more now. She informed us to take our drinks, utensils and side plates ourselves and go to a big hall area inside. Once we entered this area there was no one there except for a another couple and 2 picnic table. The rest of the area was completely empty. After waiting in this area for about 10 minutes we had a server come and tell us that we need to pay our check. The server did not even ask us if we need any assistance, if we need to order more food, drinks, etc. or if we wanted to sit in the other area where the kitchen is with several tables. We paid our check and left right way thinking that it was a huge mistake to come to such a restaurant. We will be sure to tell our friends and relatives about this experience. I understand that we are in a pandemic now, but if you can't service your guests and provide them with proper information or communication, you shouldn't have re-opened your establishment. The place seemed to be very unorganized as there was no direction given to the staff what to do with the guests in the event if it starts raining. The staff need thorough training and need to attend a customer service course which will teach them how to deal with guests.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Ronz, I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant time with us at the Biergärten on Aug 23rd. We definitely needed to fix our rain procedure and since your feedback we have done so. I would really love the chance to host you again to make this experience up to you, with dinner and drinks on us. Feel free to email me biergarten@steamwhistle.ca to chat more about a date and time. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Justinl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice vibe staff was friendly and efficient i would go back again

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 26, 2020

Hi Justin, Thanks for the kind words! We'll see you soon! Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Victor
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Have always been a big fan of this venue and have recommended it to numerous friends and family. But my last visit made me question all that. I was with a friend who was overheating, due to lack of shade at Steamwhistle and the hot weather. He was trying to move an umbrella to shade him (as it only covered a quarter of our party). The waitress told us not to do that and that the shade is fine, which it wasn’t. We waited 20 minutes for a bottle of water. My friend had to resort to cooling off in the washroom, and had to run every 20 minutes to cool off. At that point the waitress thought that was a good reason to cut us off. We tried to reason with her or have her explain her side of the story, but all we got is “you’re cut off because of your buddy”. They offered no help when he was struggling initially and took 20 minutes to get us a bottle of water. I’ll personally still come back to steamwhistle, but I’d hope that the service and the shade situation improves

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 31, 2020

Hi Victor, I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant time with us at the Biergärten on Aug 22nd. It has come to my attention, however, that your friend was sick in the washroom 6-8 times, and it was told to us by other guests of the restaurant. We try our best to make shade with what we have, but it was an extremely hot day. We are working on ways to improve our shade for next summer and hope to see you back once we do. Feel free to email me biergarten@steamwhistle.ca to chat more.

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JoelC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is one of my favourite places to eat and socialize with others in Toronto. Being able to enjoy great food right beside the CN Tower is very exciting.

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AleksS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff, amazing food, fantastic drinks! The is the most underrated patio in the city! If you haven’t been here - GO NOW!
It’s amazing, and has quickly become a regular hangout for me and my friends.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 21, 2020

Hi Aleks, So awesome to hear you've enjoyed our expanded patio on multiple occasions now - we love seeing regular faces down here! Shoot me an email next time you're around - I want to do something special for you and your friends. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Update: The restaurant reached out after my previous review and we gave them another chance. Service and food were much much better this time. Also appreciate the heaters they have out on their patio now. Thanks for making up for our previous experience :)


Food was ok but service was unfortunately lacking. Just too slow and often times we had to go out of our way to get someone’s attention.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi there, Could you provide me with some more examples of your experience? We were heavily understaffed on the day of your visit but I would love to hear how we could improve. Feel free to email me biergarten@steamwhistle.ca. Thanks, Robyn FOH Manager

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Customer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far, this is the only place I’ve seen follow physical distance rules correctly. Keep up the great work!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are striving to make all our diners feel safe and secure in these uncertain times - glad to see we hit the mark with you and your group. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for the taking the time to review! We'll see you again soon. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Emmm
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING! felt very comfortable with covid regulations. The waitress was really aware and made my sister feel special. (It was supposed to be her Bachelorette Party for her Wedding at Steam Whistle in October but was rescheduled). Awesome service and food. Thank you kindly!!!!!

Steam Whistle Biergärten
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Em, Thanks so much for the kind words! We were so sorry to hear about your sister's bachelorette, so we had to make it special! Hopefully we can see you all back for a real party once things reopen. Prost! Robyn FOH Manager

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Steam Whistle Biergärten is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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.