I visited the beer bistro with a friend on June 21, 2007 after reading the restaurantís website.
The selection and the quality of the selection was extremely good. Draught and Bottled selections from the world over, I didnít count the selections, but the accompanying 20+ page professionally printed 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 íwhat goes best with this dish, etc). He was also very friendly without being íin our spaceí.
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)."
If Bay Street finance types donít make you feel ill then this place is worth checking out.
Ample draft selection along with fairly impressive bottle collection. Very high markup, but goes with the neighborhood.
Top 5 burgers Iíve had in my lifetime and Iím an overweight man who has spent years in SF and NYC. So, yeah. Very nice juicy medium rare that worked well with the homemade American cheese (btw not Kraft singles like when the Americans use the term).
Iím no connoisseur in terms of coffees but their espresso is not stellar, but I would say remarkable.
Friendly, attentive (but not overly so) service and if youíre conscious about prices you can have yourself a fantastic dining experience for a reasonable amount.
Will definitely be returning.
Stopped for a quick beer(s), selection is ok- few locals and some other non interesting international brews. They serve flights of 3 and you can sit at the bar without ordering food. Overall nice, perhaps the food is better.
Very nice restaurant, styled after a typical Belgian bistro. Tap selection was perfectly alright, but the bottle menu is probably the one to go for... Some great beers on that list. Food was also excellent. Worth a visit.
This place is a bit dated in decor, but does offer an excellent food menu. The beer list is fairly extensive, however, itís a mish mash of widely available bottles and cans with some LCBO private order offerings. a bit pricey too.
Large bar filled with businessmen. Good tap selection, good value beer flight available, professional service. Bottle list leans more towards imports and is quite overpriced. Food looked quite fancy and yummy but didnít get the chance to try. Decent place for a flight or so even though you may feel a bit out of place without a necktie.
Bright and spacious bistro in downtown Toronto. Itís upmarket yet retains a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a few beers. Decent tap selection with slightly high prices. The bottle list is impressive with vintages and a good Belgian range. Bar staff were professional and had good knowledge about the beers. I didnít eat but full menu available. Nice patio. Definitely worth a look.
A posh location in the heart of downtown, friendly informed staff and an extensive tap/bottle list. Reasonable 6$ for 3 tasting set of anything on tap. High ceilings, big bar area and smaller restaurant area. Not that big but the vaulting ceiling makes the space feel larger. A nice place and Iíd like to go back to try the food.