Bier Markt - Ottawa

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional German (Bavarian)

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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. At the Bier Markt we draw our inspiration from Northern Europe - its culture, 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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4.2
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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

This is the second time in the last few weeks that I have had a bad experience with the food at Bier Markt. I will not be booking there again.

J
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The mussels in Provençal sauce were fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed the Belgian Lager. I will return.

LL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I had the charcuterie board and it was very disappointing. No presentation, just a slide of cheese slapped on a board. Totally not worth the money.

E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super bon service! Le repas était parfait ! Ambiance plus que parfaite

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GK
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service !

G
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great place for seating bigger groups. Good service, food menu was different than what was shown online but still a good selection of menu items. Beer selection was amazing!

JL
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I would recommend only because one of my colleagues said his burger was really good, but even though the restaurant was half-empty, it took longer than I would have expected to be asked for and served drinks; my friend never got her lemon for her water; decaf Americano not available, my farmhouse salad was ok (way too much lettuce and very little chicken); it took a very long time for dessert to come (by that time the restaurant was empty so I did not see why the delay), we were sitting in the first booth and every time the door opened or closed, it was freezing. I would have to try it a couple more times to make my mind up for sure, but overall it was not enough for me to go back soon.

P
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to be back at the restaurant. The service was very good the waitress herself Celeste, had a great sense of humour was very helpful with healthy meal choices for dinner and even though she was a bit stressed with some of the other clients and because of the way they were treating her she always had a smile on her face and it made our dinner all the better and more fun.
Looking forward to coming back! Keep the duck appetizer. It's a fantastic choice!

SS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food! We appreciated how the server made changes for our pizza request. We asked for goat cheese on our pizza instead to blue cheese. It was the best pizza ever!! The red high chairs with the back rest were a bit uncomfortable. They looked very new, yet were not best designed. We kept sliding downwards from them.. It was kind of funny. We thought about asking the server to change our table, but then put something underneath our self from sliding forward and it helped to helped a foot bar near our feet area to keep us from sliding down. Just wanted to bring that to your attention though.

TS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Great bar service but a little busy at this table. High noice level. Cassandra was great and took very good care of us in many regards. Happening place on a Friday night. Had a coupon for a free appetizer so cost of dinner was very reasonable.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Dissappointed because cauliflour dish was not available, no mushrooms with the steak, and some bier choices were not available.

FL
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had the Farmers Chicken Salad. Would not order it again... Chicken was tough and cold, egg was nowhere near soft boiled. The rest of our food was ok.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Kids home from University and looking for a cool pub to have a couple beer and good eats. They had “run out” of one of the beer ordered but ones we did get were nice and cold. Server was a bit slow taking orders and checking in if we needed more. Food was over priced and bland. Charcuterie board expensive for what you get...basically 3 pieces of each meat ordered, 2 pieces of each cheese and only 3 slices of toasted bread. Pizzas had no taste and they also were out of spinach so could not get one of the pizzas wanted. Beef dip sandwich seemed to be the only meal liked out of the 6 meals ordered.
Disappointed overall and will not go back, many other pubs in the area to choose from next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

G
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I ordered top sirloin steak but the meat was as it was in the menu. It was chewy and barely eatable.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Took "beet and quinoa salad"with radish shavings. Wow what I got was micro cubes of beets hidden in a mountain of spinach with a tastless dressing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff are well trained on all the beers that are sold. It's refreshing to find a place that can pair fine ales with the food menu. The schnitzel was outstanding. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anybody who has enjoyed the fine dining of Belgium.

CF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

3 of 4 of us came for gouda beef dip....sold out and it was 1pm Thursday...disappointing.
Our $41 bottle of wine is $10.95 at LCBO!
VERY noisey.
Even though I made a reservation they stuck Us in the very last table in the very back of the restaurant. Also disappointing.

SM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good every time we visit (the duck wings are so good that I crave them all the time) and our server Tryston was absolutely delightful. He was fun, very nice, and very attentive. He was always asking us if we wanted refills or if he could get us anything. We will definitely be going back and asking to sit in his section again. It's one thing to always have good food, but it's a completely different thing to have amazing service.

NB
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Although the questions ask's, "Would you recommend Bier Markt....." I did state "yes", buit there is a "but" attatched to the statement. I really enjoy German-themed venues especially with Oktoberfest fast appraoching, but if you are going to attempt german style food, know what you are getting yourself into. After arriving at the restaurant, we were quickly seated and there seemed to be an abundance of staff present, but it was clear that they clearly lacked working together, as the service seemed very disorganized. Our drink order was taken quickly but there was a large lag in the actual delivery of the beverage, and from a completely different person, as well once the order was taken, and the restaurant did not seem busy, we waited.... and waited.....finally the serves came over an apologized and said the "dish" would be "compted". When the dish finally arrived, and it was a regular item on the menu, it was clearly overcooked. Although the ambiance of the restaurant is fun, the prices on the menu do not equal the value.

Will I return? Maybe.

...but Bier Markt needs to step up their game.

NS
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Waitress not
To friendly, did not serve us water,
Small plate for the price,
Disappointed

DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance! The only thing I didn’t like was the chairs, they are slippery and you feel like you’re falling off.

SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

I wasn't too impressed actually. The beet salad was very bland. Everyone else with us liked their food, but the two of us who got that salad were less than impressed unfortunately. The tall, red chairs are not comfortable at all. We all felt like we were sliding out of them and some of us changed to use stools instead.

CN
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Yes for a beer on the patio or inside, but the food was disappointing. I remember eating there before and being impressed but the menu was much shorter and food just ok. Could use more beer on tap too...for a place called bier markt I was expecting more.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was not so good as the previous experience, fish and chips was heavier than usual

CC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of beers and food with great staff. Background noise of music doesn’t dominate your conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Waitress was hardly around so getting refills on drinks was difficult.

DR
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

They used to have sharing boards with lots of items, but now they only offer cheese and meat.

Disappointed. Otherwise the service is always pretty good if you're sitting towards the front of the restaurant. If you're at the back, you seem to get lost amongst the tables.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

we had fun...but feel the table rules are a tad strict

LS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends! Food was excellent and the knowledgable staff friendly. Highly recommend!

TB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The sharing platter did not have much on it, but the portions for the the main plates were large and filling.

RE
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

This restaurant was pretty good and the food was very delicious, but the service was very mediocre and barely any attention was paid by our waitress. I see this is a common review online and so I think the restaurant should put more effort into training staff.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed the options and decor. The service was good and the food selection had something for everyone. Great selection of craft beers.

NP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is terrific at the Bier Markt, Ottawa. I would recommend the burger. Great atmosphere for both large and small groups.

W
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The service was timely and food was good. The mussels is amazing

LC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My farmhouse salad had zero pecans in it, despite being listed in the menu description. Duck wings were very good. Calamari too.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great and so was the service. There was a piece of gum stuck to the edge of my seat (who would do that?), and it got onto my pant leg. The server cleverly brought me some ice to apply to it, and it came right off. We found the music a bit too loud for our liking, so perhaps we will not come back during happy hour. The volume decreased at about the time we were leaving, which was shortly after 7:00 PM.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Nothing special and the food is okay at best. Good selection of beers and that is about it.

p
Edmonton
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good enough to spend time with an old friend. We went during happy hour, so drinks and apps were reasonably priced.

M
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitstaff was kind and accommodating to my party of 8. The beers were amazing and the food was fantastic. I loved the beer pairings on the food menu and the overall feel of the place.

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