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  • The Beanery

  • 3.5 stars
    (22 reviews, average rating: 3.1/5)
  • Cuisines: European, French
  • (519) 633-6461
  • 625 Talbot Street St. Thomas, ON N5P 1C6
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Tickled6
1 Review
2013/04/21
  • Won't be returning
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Have been here before a year ago. The place has real gone down. We were sat at a table which wobbled. I had to put 2 sugar packets under the table leg so it didn't wobble.. The food was very disappointing. The green beans were over cooked. My chicken had no taste and my mashed potatoes were cold. My husbands pasta was a little better but nothing to rave about. We waited for our bill and never came so had to leave the table to get it. Will not be returning.

  • Order: Crab and shrimp linguine and stuffed chicken with veggies and garlic mashed.
 
johnc
1 Review
2012/03/17
  • Utilized a Groupon $15 for $30. Ordered Bistro...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • Utilized a Groupon $15 for $30. Ordered Bistro Salmon. Salmon was good, not the best quality. The pastry was slightly burnt on the bottom. The rice was the blandest rice Ive ever had at a restaurant, if I wanted plain old rice Id make uncle bens. Vegtables were good. Service was slow - we were seated and then waited 7-10 minutes to have a server take a drink order, placed order and wairt for food was longer than one would expect. I've been before for lunch but never for dinner. The atmosphere would have been great had it not been for the 2 men and 1 women at the bar who were drinking it up like they were in a pub. They were over noisey with excessive profanities.....unacceptable considering this is likley the closest St Thomas has to fine dining.

  • Order: Bistro Salmon with rice and vegtables
 
foodcritic
73 Reviews 1 Helpful
2011/11/13
  • great tasting food
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • Food tasted great.. Some questionable service
    such as them forgetting a place setting, having to ask several times for water refils, hair in one of our partys food. Other than that the food was great tasting, The deserts are excellent.

  • Order: Dinner
 
Ryan
1 Review
2009/04/06
  • Great Place! The food was excellent. I haven't...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Great Place! The food was excellent. I haven't had food this good in a restaurant for a long time. This was a great dining experience, and I can't wait to go again. This is going to be our new favourite place! The service was excellent also. Jenny was really friendly and our drinks and food came out in reasonable time. The Beanery is a great place to enjoy a casual night out with friends.

  • Order: Martini's, Beer, White Wine, Spinach Dip, Prime Rib, Seafood Meddley, Stuffed Salmon, Pasta, Caramel Crunch Cake
 
Bomber
2 Reviews
2009/02/10
  • Cant say enough good about this place. The food...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Cant say enough good about this place. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is warm and freindly. AS you can see on this review board you cant please everyone, however I much prefer the independent type restaurant as opposed to the manufactured menus you end up with at the Boston Pizza's and Kelseys of the world. If your looking for an intimate dining experience without the Balloons and Cookies this is the place to go in St.Thomas.

 
stu
1 Review
2009/01/04
  • the salad contained insects larger than the...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • the salad contained insects larger than the chicken pieces , made complaint and was rewarded with a free desert - making complaint to elgin health unit - let see how that goes.

  • Order: chicken salad / florentine
 
DetroitVelvetSmooth
2 Reviews
2008/11/30
  • The Beanery positions itself as a fine dining...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • The Beanery positions itself as a fine dining restaurant, but is anything but. There is nothing fine about loaded baked potatoes and meat stuffed with processed cheese. The menu is unfocussed, and seems to try to please everyone, but ended up pleasing no one in our group. Uninspired wine list (where are the local VQA wines?), frozen desserts, and a server who seemed unfamiliar with food in general. As for atmosphere, if there is one place that needs Restauant Makeover, this is it. St. Thomas needs a fine dining restaurant worthy of enticing locals to stay in town and not drive to London for fine food. This place, sadly, isn't it.

 
chickapey
13 Reviews
2008/10/23
  • don't bother
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 7
  • TOTALLY pretentious for a small town place. My meal didn't turn up AT ALL and our "waitress" didn't even notice. No apology or comp either. When it STILL didn't arrive as the rest of my group was finishing, I told her to forget it BUT she still charged me for it with STILL no apologies. Never again. Someone needs to tell the entire staff they are in ST THOMAS and NOT Manhattan!

  • Order: pasta
 
reggie
2008/10/13
  • is anything not covered in gooey sauces??
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • The true sign of a inexperienced chef is covering good ingredients in thick overpowering sauces.

  • Order: salmon, chicken
 
R, N, & J
2008/03/31
  • Great place! Food was excellent. We love that...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Great place! Food was excellent. We love that they have different specials every day. Can't wait to go back!

  • Order: spinach dip, french onion soup, seafood crepes, mediterranean pizza, nappa valley salad (not on the menu but a lunch special)
 
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