Taps: 20 / Bottles: 145
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 53 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cyrenaica:
4.5/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I visited the beer bistro with a friend on June 21, 2007 after reading the restaurant's website and again on July 12, 2007 (to try a Trappist Ale).
The selection and the quality of the selection was extremely good. Draught and Bottled selections from the world over, I didn't count the selections, but the accompanying 20+ page beer menu attests to their being a large selection.
The atmosphere was similar to that of a swanky restaurant with modern decor. Certainly not the type of place that is aiming to attract the beer drinker aiming to simply get drunk.
The service was exceptional. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the products we ordered, as well as questions dealing with 'what goes best with this dish, etc). He was also very friendly without being 'in our space'.
I felt that in some cases the prices were a little steep but the food was very good, and the beer selection was great. I will be making a return trip (probably several)."
07-15-2007 04:37:42 | More by cyrenaica
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4.18/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Took me a second to locate Beer Bistro as it is located in the main business district of downtown Toronto on the bottom floor of an office building.
It has that vibe as well. It's a large open room with tall ceilings, nice chandeliers, and a very upscale feel.
They have an attractive little glass case right when you walk in the door, featuring some of their big dick beers...And they have some good ones. The beer selection here is one of the best I've seen during my travels. Lots of taps featuring many Canadian beers, with some special imports from the states. They were very excited about some Brooklyn Brewing beer and some Rogue as well. I didn't even think about either of those.
The bottle list was fantastic...the bartender (who happened to be the bar manager) hooked me up with a couple samples on tap, and was very informative about the Toronto beer scene, much appreciated.
Another great Toronto stop. Beer selection is great...food looked good (tried some Frites, which were good), and it's a pretty neat space. Top 5 of Toronto.
01-04-2014 17:08:00 | More by MarcatGSB
3.68/5 rDev -16.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$$
Corporate/business vibe. Turn off.
Staff was 50/50. Male bartender knew his stuff and was cordial, female was cold and perturbed about god knows what.
Nice to have Cantillon (had the 06 Grand Cru). Bottle selection was very good overall.
Dinner was edible, but not great. Had the southern chicken based on what looked good at another table. Mistake.
I doubt I ever go back. Way too stiff for my tastes.
08-07-2013 17:56:31 | More by FEUO
Beer Bistro in Toronto, ON, Canada
96 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.