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972 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dovercourt)
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank KaraAlicia
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank lyndahmacdonald
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Monica S
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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203 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Susan M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fun place to go and eat meat. Very good service explaining the menu items and attentive to needs. The menu is very meat-centric, but everything we tried was delicious.

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Bestellen to celebrate my wife's graduation and it exceeded my already high expectations. I had the casarecce pasta and she had the duck breast and both were phenomenal with great depth of flavour. Personally, I really enjoyed the ambience and decor of the restaurant. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable for the entire 2 hours we... More 

Thank Patrick O
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I am an unabashed meat lover. A lot of restaurants have a few meat dishes (unless you are eating at a steakhouse), but this restaurant overwhelmed me with so many tantalizing choices, and I was not disappointed. even the decor was all about the meat!

Thank bokalil
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came here for a birthday dinner. It was a bit dark but the food was amazing. I dont eat beef but I still had some, the meat was tender and flavourful. We ordered the 42oz 42oz cote de boeuf, bone marrow, and some sides. We couldnt finish the 42oz cote de boeuf, it was so filling.

Thank January28
Glyfada, Greece
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with a friend there. The steak was to write home about. Had the 40 day aged cote de boef which was succulent and "out of this world". For wine the waiter recommended us a bottle of Barbera d'Asti La Crena 2011 which proved a perfect match for our cote de boef. Well, all this combined with poor location... More 

Thank pchrist0
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The one reason I didn't rate this restaurant "Excellent" is due to the numerous add-ons and lack of disclosure that other reviewers have also noted - water, bread, confusing sizing of portions, marking standard menu items as "MP". We had the 40 day old cote de boeuf with two sides. But the menu actually says 2 or 3 sides. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 972 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 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?

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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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