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Bestellen

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972 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dovercourt)
647-341-6769
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went for dinner to Bestellen and had a great time. Spanish marinated Octopus was amazing, spiced perfectly , Gin, basil, and lime cocktail awesome and the best steak I have had in a long time. Friendly knowledgeable and attentive staff. My water glass was never empty. The atmosphere was urban trendy and the washrooms were very... More 

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Thank Susan D
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this popular spot with friends. The atmosphere is super cool and trendy. Absolutely dead when we arrived at 730pm for our 8pm res. We were not allowed to make a 730pm res (two seatings rule), so we intended to have a cocktail at the bar. Of course, they seated us right away because it was empty. Whats with... More 

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Thank LuLu9122
Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted a spot to eat, have a few drinks and catch up! Food was good but not over the top. $8 for a cup of pudding desert and $4.50 coffee put the bill way up. Staff were pleasant but we asked twice to have the music turned down. If you like loud music eat there. The fellow clearing the... More 

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1 Thank Don M
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We selected this restaurant for a birthday dinner, and we have no regrets! The waiter was attentive and detailed in his recommendations. The appetizers (crispy pig ears and beef tartare) were very flavourable and main courses (duck breast and lamb chop) were very well done. Would highly recommend for special occasions (or if you're feeling like treating yourself).. the prices... More 

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Thank eiviee
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

On our fourth and final night in Toronto, a good friend insisted we join her at Bestellen. She wouldn't accept us not ordering the burger. I wasn't too enthusiastic about another burger in Toronto (having enjoyed a fairly decent one at the BNB restaurant in the Sheraton hotel.) She persisted, so two of us decided to split the steak tartare... More 

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Thank Xtian13
Toronto
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went into this experience with eyes wide open, well aware of the $5/oz market rate for their specialty rib eye. The meal was everything I expected and the service was jubilant and worth of my extra tip. Like many Toronto restaurants (and I don't go to many), I found that Bestellen made a bigger thing out of their particular... More 

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Thank TFC9
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I would have loved to give this restaurant a great review. We were celebrating a friends birthday, enjoyed our meal and most our time at Bestellen. Our waiter was happy to fulfil our request for a second $95 bottle of wine, never once mentioning they wanted us to hurry for the next guests to have our table. Before we were... More 

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3 Thank KaraAlicia
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were at Bestellen with a group for a birthday celebration. We were seated an hour late for our 8:30 reservation and were not out until midnight after slow service in a very noisy environment making conversation difficult.

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2 Thank lyndahmacdonald
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I was excited for my dinner reservation at Bestellen, but started to feel a little shocked at how fast the bill added up compared to the amount of product I was being served. I understand that quality costs money, and that restaurants also upmark wine prices to turn in a profit. But when you're charged $14 for a glass of... More 

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2 Thank Monica S
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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208 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were introduced to Bestellen by our son who lives in the area. It is their go to steak restaurant & we can see why. First off the beef tartare was amazing. You can't get this very many places & these folks know how to make it. A bit surprised it didn't come with bread - order it & add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 972 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Dovercourt)
  • Public Transportation: Just east at College and Dovercourt
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 647-341-6769

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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