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Jun 29, 2009 08:42 PM

Beer Bistro..Worth a Visit?

Have heard alot of good things about this establishment. Looking for a semi-casual place for a Friday Night gathering. Good food...drinks, beer. Is this the place???

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  1. I think so, it serves its purpose. Good food, great selection of beers.

    The major complaint folks have w/ the place is the noise level. It is a post work Bay St hangout on weekdays. If that bothers you, I suggest you save a visit for the weekend, it's much quieter then.

    I personally like the busy atmosphere.

    1. Went maybe a month ago and had the horse tartare. Thought it quite good. Found the pizza not so successful. Desserts - the Dragon Skor Stout (or something like that) is tasty, but too melty that day. Didn't enjoy it. Enjoyed the strawberry one though.

      It's a semi-casual place for a Friday night (make reservations) gathering. I'd say okay food, beer, drinks...

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      1. Yes, this is the place. You will have fun with beer. Mussels come with a selection of sauces and all of them are good.

        Make sure you make reservations, though.

        1. I concur with the above. Great beer selection and above average food. But Fridays are by far their busiest night as people from the nearby financial district head over after work, so you will definitely want to make reservations, and be prepared for some "shout talking". Not good for an intimate conversation but great for a lively casual time.

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          1. re: Gary

            I really enjoy the Beer Bistro. I like getting the three tiny glasses of draft beer for I think six dollars? It's a wonderful way to try new kinds of beer without committing to a whole pint. My husband and I went a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was good. The frites were fantastic!

          2. I like Beerbistro for exactly this sort of thing...the food isn't exciting, but it is tasty, and goes well with the very good assortment of beer. I'll add that I was just there on Friday night, expecting the place to be packed and noisy, but since we got there late (10ish), the after-work suit crowd seemed to have cleared out. We were actually able to have a nice, relaxed conversation out on the patio, and inside the restaurant was quiet as well. So sometimes I guess you can get lucky...