C'est What?

BEER AVG
3.56/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

67 Front St E
Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1B5
Canada

(416) 867-9499 | map
cestwhat.com

Notes:
C'est What? brand beers are brewed by County Durham Brewery.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
7
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
101
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 66
Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Man, we never have extra time in Toronto. It's always a weekend commando mission or something. Gotta fix that. Either way, we did at least have a chance to check out C'est What by the market...and by the way, the market is sick. Sort of like the Broadway Market in Buffalo, only on steroids and actually in a decent neighborhood. But I digress.

Atmosphere isn't something that's a strong suit here, as enjoyable as our time was. It reminds me of one of those cheesy carpeted, nondescript hotel bars with bad music piped in. No offense, but something a little more contemporary may be in order. At least fix the tunes.

Beer quality is very solid. Decent variety of house brews as well as some of the better Canadian offerings on tap - good range of style. Their house brews are solid and I didn't run out of choices from a moderately-sized list.

Food wasn't bad either. I had a lamburger, which went a little heavy on the spice. OK for me; others may get a little freaked out. I think it was chili powder with a heavy hand this time; the Beautiful Bride had some yam fries if memory served me right with a fair amount of cumin. Interesting combo.

As mentioned, selection wasn't huge but what was on the docket was quite good and showed solid range. No complaints here.

Tab was reasonable. Overall a very pleasant experience that we would have no problems repeating.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chrisjws
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eberesford
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Good menu, huge rotating range of craft beers, many cask conditioned. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. All round one of my favourite places to have a few in the city.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of kevinlater
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Electros
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of sherillc
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of beerdrinkr
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jjboesen
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped by for a birthday lunch and left very happy. C'est What is located across the street from Toronto's "Flatiron Building" (Not sure of the actual name) in a cozy, comfortable and attractive subterranean room decorated in light wood and stonework. There is a lengthy bar on one side and the usual smattering of tables and such. Very atmospheric. Along with this is a very impressive beer list that offers their own house beers and several local crafts. (They do have something on cask, as well.) Excellent service and some hearty grub made for a fine lunch amid the hustle and bustle of the city's downtown core.
During my visit, I enjoyed these: Hogtown Kolsch, Al's Cask, Joan's Dark Secret and a tasty IPA from one of Ontario's newer brewers Rhyme and reason.
A worthy stop when in Toronto.

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Photo of dgilks
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Soloveitchik
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of terrec
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of DaPan
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of AugustusRex
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of crashdavisinoh
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -28.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Beer-Fetish
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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C'est What? in Toronto, ON, Canada
3.56 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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