Bier Markt - Esplanade
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Reviews by crashdavisinoh:
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$$
Went here for a friends bday dinner on a friday night...
Atmosphere when we first got there was dead...we were there initially at 8 on a friday and the place was mostly empty...however, over the course of the next hour or so...that changed...was not overly crowded but all tables were filled, as was all stools and people were standing around the bar...we were seated at a large table kinda in the restaurant portion right in front of their stage. A cover band (pretty good for a cover band) went on at around 10 I think. It was relaxed upscalish.
The service was pretty good too...the server was great with making suggestions for me...as I had not heard of most of these beers b/c they were predominantly Canadian. She asked what style I liked, etc. Very helpful...she was also helpful in making sense of their menu. She was attentive.
Selection...was impressive...lots of things on draft...don't know how many but it was at least 20 I would think...plus a lot of bottles...small and large. Predominantly Canadian micro brewers but some US as well (saw some Rogue and others)...also offered BMC. I had an Alexander Keith's IPA...(see review) among a couple others...I mention this IPA here b/c it was the worst IPA I have had...it is not an IPA!
I had a flatbread for dinner along w/ shared apps for the table...everything I tried was quite good...my flatbread was 12...but that is where the value really does end...this place is PRICEY! Food...beers...drinks...everything...very pricey. I don't recall seeing a full entree for under $24 and most beers were at least $8.
I would probably go back here but cost could be prohibitive. Overall...good place though.
07-19-2011 17:19:38 | More by crashdavisinoh
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Bier Markt - Esplanade in Toronto, ON, Canada
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