Bier Markt - The Esplanade (Toronto)

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The Bier Markt first opened its doors in Toronto in 1999 and has grown to 8 unique restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John’s Newfoundland. At the Bier Markt we draw our inspiration from Northern Europe - its culture, its passion for food and of course it’s dedication to the beautiful art of brewing bier. The Bier Markt boasts a selection of over 150 biers from over 30 countries and local craft brews. The Bier Markt is not only infamous for the bier selection but for a “made from scratch” approach to cooking while perfectly pairing bier with some of Europe’s classic dishes and North American favourites. There’s never a dull moment at the The Bier Markt. Each restaurant has its own built in stage to feature great, local cover bands playing the best of the today’s and yesterday’s anthems. The Bier Markt’s exceptional AV packages also make it a great place to catch the game with friends. Prost!
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Had a veteran server and a trainee. Someone else delivered our food and our pre dinner drinks were already gone. Took over 10 min to get a check in for a second round with our food.
Friendly but not around enough.
Great food though!

DJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Sub par food, weak aperol spritz, lousy waitress! I know this is a pub but it is also Toronto and you are not meeting the standard. Thankfully another waiter stepped in and took are main order and also got our bill. We tipped the minimum acceptable of 15%.

S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I reserved a table for 2, we were out right beside another table for 2 that was already occupied, no privacy, could over hear everything we each were saying. I asked for a different table as there were many others unoccupied and I was told they only had a high top we could move to, there was a table for 4 right behind us that no one sat at while we were there. Music was very loud but still able to hear everything going on at the table beside us

DZ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good but we were not advised of the schnitzel Oktoberfest special. We did order the schnitzel for two which was good but a bit overcooked while the Wiener schnitzel was very salty. Still, we enjoyed our lunch & would likely return.

CS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. I have been dreaming about 'The Big Schnit' since we were here in May. This is officially my go-to now when we are in Toronto. Is it possible that it was even better the second time around? The service here is outstanding, the food is amazing, and the beer selection overwhelming. We will certainly be back our next trip to the city.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service great food

EB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They’ve changed their menu since my last visit and it’s smaller. Prices a little expensive now too. Sharing board used to be my fav but way less options and smaller portions and you don’t even get pickles anymore.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beer, and lots of it. We ate early in the evening so we were not around when the music started. Waitress MaryAnne was the best, very knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely go again on my return to Toronto.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service wasn’t good. We had to try and hunt down our service on multiple occasions. The food was okay but not very good for the price.

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve had good experiences at Bier Markt before but this visit was frustrating! My husband and I had a reservation but there was only 1 staff manning the front desk and she was clearly overworked getting tables ready and taking customers to a table. After waiting for quite a while to get our table, my husband’s chair was clearly broken. We were moved to another table but waited over 10 minutes for menus and even longer to place a drink order. I had to ask for cutlery. Our food was good but just getting the attention or service from the waiter was frustrating. I left feeling underwhelmed and frustrated. For the amount we spent, I would have expected much better service. The restaurant was clearly understaffed.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We were greeted at the door very promptly, our server was at our table very quickly and helped with beer selection. I noticed our server not writing anything down, this resulted in bringing both food orders out incorrectly. A steak cooked incorrectly and without the requested sides and a burger with incorrect mods.
The food runner then asked if we wanted to keep the stark while they make another one. They never brought another one. Seemed very disorganized.
Manager did table check and was very friendly

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above average on all accounts

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow service. Beer menu variety has declined.

KM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for lunch with my parents, seated us in a place we requested and served quickly. Food was delicious and I would come back again! Good value for money

LM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When we first arrived, we went to the patio, where we sat for15 minutes and were not even acknowledged. The staff were unfriendly and not helpful. We left for another restaurant for before dinner drinks and returned to the Bier Markt for our 7 p.m. dinner reservation.

TB
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lunch visit...good food. It was very quiet for a Friday lunch but it was a long weekend Friday so that explains that.

TM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

The restaurant was extremely noisy, unpleasant really. The service was good, the food was sorrily lacking in flavour, overpriced and it was not hot.

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We sat on the patio on a beautiful summer day and enjoyed ourselves. Our table tilted very badly and I asked to have it fixed. Coasters were brought but we were left on our own to fix it which we did. Our server was very pleasant. App of Brussels sprouts flakes was delicious. My large pot of mussels was not. The mussels were all right but the broth underneath was dreadful. Enormous chunk of bacon not chopped through. Very little liquid. I left a large portion and pointed out the mess so the chef could be told. My friend’s salad was very good. Overall, a pleasant enough meal except for the mussels. Not exactly raring to return.

TB
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My only real complaint was the service which was super slow. We got our first drink no problem but then we saw no one for 40 mins & I had to go ask someone to send our server over to take our food order. Food was pretty good but again no one came to ask if we wanted another drink until after our food was done. Then we ordered another drink & the bill which took quite awhile to come & it was only water & soda water! Then we waited for our server to come with the machine and again I had to go get her attention. Apparently one of their machines wasn't working & the restaurant was busy but I had a train to catch. Clearly not enough staff & machines....not impressed.

MM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner before a show @ Scotiabank Centre. The selection of beer was excellent, and the food was formidable. The Big Schnit sandwich was amazing, service was great as well. Would recommend for sure.

M
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service does not even deserve a star. Our waitress took our order and brought us our drinks, and that was the last time we saw her. Things were missing from our order, did not get offered if we wanted any refills on our drinks, we waited 15 min after finishing eating still with no service. Finally someone came to clear our table and we said we don’t know where our server is but we need our bill. Took another 15 minutes to get our bill, the bill was wrong so we had to wait to get the new bill. Our food was alright but because of how bad the service was I will not return to this restaurant.

G
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bier Markt was one of the best pub-grubs I’ve ever been to in Toronto. I can’t wait to dine with them again!

EK
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food and ambiance is great, the service not so much. We got our food and had to wait several minutes for cutlery, and could never seem to find our server when we needed her. We had to pull other servers over to help us get refills on drinks etc. I also didn't find the hostess to be that friendly, nor she listen. I had booked a table in advance. When I got there I asked the hostess can we eat outside? To which she said yes, but then took us to a booth indoors. When I questioned her about outside she said, oh sorry I guess I wasn't listening then just sat us at the booth. I was too hungry and in a rush at that point to care, but being I've been a server for many years service means a lot to me. If you don't care then then place is great. If you do - find somewhere else to eat.

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This bar is great for hanging out on the patio or watching a sports game. We normally go for the beer selection and atmosphere, with the food quality being an added bonus! They also have a surprising variety of healthy / veggie options. This time round we were there to see the Raptors take the championship! What an electric atmosphere. The team at BM did a great job coping with the crowds

WC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Just should have fixed your TV prior to the finals. That was annoying.

MC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watched the Raptors win in game 6! Watched 3/6 final games at the Bier Markt. Such a great time!!!!

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food, beer selection and patio. Unlikely to come back because even though place was half empty service was not good. Forgotten orders and when we had to leave took so long for bill that we had to go to bar to pay to avoid missing train.

VG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ordered a burger without bun. It came with no condiments and no one asked or enquired. The burger was also dry.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great! the food was good, the vibe was good. hope to revisit soon

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience! Service was fast and food came fast!

CM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

LOVE the Sweet Potato & Blue Cheese pizza. Great beer selection. Definitely coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good thank you will be back

C
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un acceuil sympatique Un excellent service et je le recommenderais .

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F
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for big crowd, tons selection of bier to choose from. Ordered the grilled chicken, with salad & fish and chips, the green salad and coleslaw were great!
Chicken & fish need more seasoning.

WC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to see a game! Our server was excellent and the food great!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not too busy or loud so a good place to grab drinks after work. Good food too even if it's not the biggest selection.

AY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, great location, friendly staff. The three of us enjoyed the food, except soup of the day, but it was taken off the bill
Definitely we’ll be back

JG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server and kitchen staff were amazing. We had three people in our party with severe dietary restrictions/allergies and we were allowed to make adjustments to our orders that suited our needs, and we weren’t guilted or shamed for asking.

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is fast and great!

KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place that was easy to get to. Our server was really great and made some good recommendations for food and rink. Service was fast and food good. Not a huge menu but we were all happy with our choices. It was a bit loud but on a Friday in Toronto, most places are. I’d go back!

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