This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Barnsteiner's

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
785 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary European
Hello to all!
First, we hope all your family and friends are healthy and well!
THE PATIO IS FINALLY OPENED! AND WE HAVE ADDED SEATS ON YONGE ST.
-HOURS OF OPERATION-
PHONE LINES OPENED 24 HOURS A DAY TO LEAVE YOUR ORDER
WE START PICKING UP MESSAGES DAILY AT 10:30AM
SUNDAYS - 4:30pm (pickup up your reservations)
WE ARE OPEN NOW:
MONDAY TO SATURDAYS
NOON STRAIGHT THROUGH TILL 8:30PM
SUNDAYS 530 TO 830PM
TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY AS WELL (DELIVERY 4:30PM TO 830PM)

HAPPY HOUR ! 3PM TO 5PM
$1-$2 OYSTERS AND BITES/DRINKS

-416-515-0551☎️

barnsteiners.com (website)
ON-LINE/PAYMENT orders AND VIEWING ALL OUR MENUS
VIEWING ALL OUR NEW PROTOCOL

We so look forward to seeing your smiles and appetite..with social distancing
Thank u for your continued support, compassion, and energy!
PLEASE GO OVER ALL COVID -19 PROTOCOL

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 785 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SO
vipSedefO
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had my son's birthday dinner at the patio with my husband and daughter. I love their schnitzel, never disappointed me every time i go, the same delicious taste. Other meat options we have tried were also great. The patio is next to the main road, so its quiet busy outside but it was nice overall. Staff were a little bit overly cautious and giving orders to customers about where to stand, move further etc. but its ok, we understood their stress.

f
frankh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been regularly visiting there folks' restaurants - previously the Corner House and now Barnsteiners - because they have always stood out for hospitality, excellent cuisine and food quality, and great ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first place I’ve visited since Toronto entered stage 2. It was a great patio experience with attentive staff and excellent measures. They were very accommodating with being a little late. The service and food were both excellent. The reservations were staggered which made me feel more comfortable as the patio was never at full capacity.

j
vipjanei
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and excellent level
Of cleanliness

AS
vipAndrewS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a great spot. Good menu. Items well-prepared with fresh ingredients. Helpful, hard-working servers. Attentive owner who checked in on an issue (ceiling fan) and comped a drink. Birthday candle in reasonably priced homemade desserts topped off a great night.

LU
LUCKY
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great

BS
BelindaS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a great environment. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Food was ok, service was sub-par. Wouldn’t go back.

MC
vipMelissaC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A little noisy but generally very pleasant.

k
kikokhan1947
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful, my favorite at Yonge & St Clair area. Great menus, well prepared.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent burger and marvellous fries

J
Jill
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It has a good menu with considerable variety for brunch/lunch. The server was pleasant and efficient. The decor is interesting and the lit candles are a nice touch.

HS
HarryS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I went there on Valentine’s Day at 7:30pm and the food and atmosphere was great. Very fast service, possibly a little too fast as we were out of there by 8:10. The desert was the highlight for sure. My only criticism is that I would have loved to see more vegetarian or vegan options on the menu but overall I was very impressed. The bill was $200 dollars including tip and without drinks so it wasn’t that cheap but for a special occasion it was a nice treat.

TJ
TJL123
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a good dinner! Service was good. Food was good. Ambience was good. You know those places that tell you all the parts of the dish when they drop the plate? They don’t do that here but the price is the same as those places. But timing was good and no mistakes and courteous staff. Octopus was 5 stars!

JS
JudyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentines dinner.... excellent. Waiter a bit snarly., but not distracting.... always enjoy my meal here.

CB
ColleenB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriends and I came to Barnsteiner's for Winterlicious and we really enjoyed it! Our meals were delicious and Andre (our server) was wonderful and very friendly. My beet salad was lovely and I loved my crusted pan fried haddock which was moist and delicious. Both dishes were beautifully presented. Our bottle of Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc was a perfect pairing as well! I will certainly be going back!

RR
RoysReviews
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great spot for Winterlicious lunch! The menu featured ample variety of choices and the execution was top notch both in food taste and presentation. The ambiance was airy and bright. Overall a memorable first visit to Barnsteiners. Looking forward to future visits to this midtown gem.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

CC
CathyC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went on a busy night and found the food and service to be very good. It was also nice to be able to hold a conversation without yelling across the table and forever asking each other to repeat ourselves.

AB
AnneB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We had been looking forward to our winterlicious experience but were unfortunately most disappointed. The brussel sprout caesar was heavier on romaine than endive (hardly any of the latter unfortunately) but tasty enough. The apple and bread pudding was a lacklustre pile of dices apples with clumps of sugar, the sorbet offered as mango OR raspberry was a mixture of both. As for the mains, my sea bass was quite delicious, my friend's "strip sirloin" was more akin to slices of roast beef. When inquiring about the latter, our server said the chef defended his description (to other patrons who has also been misguided) as the menu stated "whole" strip loin... should have been explained when we were ordering, but he seemed disinclined to provide anything but disinterested service. Overall a disappointing experience and we will not be returning.

SB
SusanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was indeed energetic but it was lunch hour and very busy. Each course came quickly. The food was delicious and well presented. The pork loin with vegetables was plentiful with 4 pieces of meat and a very good gravy. My friend had the halibut. It was perfectly cooked...moist and tender. The broccoli and cheese soup was spiced just right and served very hot. We will certainly be coming back to try more dishes.

WS
WilliamS
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not our first time. As always Chef Barnsteiner produces incredible dishes - the highlight was the venison ragu

JK
JeanK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love Barnsteiner's! They know how to do Winterlicious right. I always feel welcome and their menu is delicious, which is why I keep coming back. :)

T
Toronto92
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had reservations and the hostess was very rude when we asked to be moved to a table from the communal table. Food was good, but we both left quite hungry.

RR
ReeRee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BARNSTEINER’S RATES a 5 PLUS!! 🦋
Our second visit at Barnsteiner’s and we were greeted warmly by Michelle and her amazing team. We loved the selection of their WINTERLICIOUS menu. Everything was so delicious and presented in a very artful way.
We like to go early around 5:30 pm and it is wonderful to linger through your incredible dining experience.
Superb service ...thanks Donavan and the staff for making this another memorable evening
We look forward to returning.
With gratitude,
🦋Rosemarie and Stephen Taylor

K
Klee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I came here for winterlicious with my girlfriend. We both have pleasant experience at the restaurant. The 3-course lunch went beyond our expectations and we enjoyed every bit of each course.

DC
DennisC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was over salted and staff less than professional.

L
Lovefood
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. The charred octopus was tender and well seasoned. My sea bass was perfectly cooked and tasty. My only complaint is the tables were too closely spaced. I felt crammed in.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good dinner experience for winterlicious 2020. Both my partner and I had excellent meals. Our waiter was outstanding. We will be back again!

LD
LuisD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing seafood and desserts. Service was excellent. We love this place.

PO
PatriciaO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Often meet friends here for lunch. The food is usually good but for Winterlicous it was exceptional. I started with mushroom soup which was delicious and because it was without dairy products it wasn’t too filling. My main course was fish cooked to perfection and for desert a cloud of lemon piled on pastry was the perfect ending. The only negative was the women at the next table who were very loud.
The service at Barnsteiners is always very good and the waiters are always friendly and professional.

SS
ScottS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Enjoyed the quality of the food. Main course was a little small in size. Restaurant was busy and service was pleasant but not great. Too much flagging down of server instead of him being proactive.

F
Foodie26
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

I had a nice lunch with my guest at Barnsteiners. The only issue we had was our server was very slow- even with it not being busy at the time of us being there. We had to wait almost 25 min for our order to be taken and we waited around 30 min to pay for the bill. After the server still did not come we had to call him over to ask for the machine to pay- even after the server passed our table many times and saw we were ready to leave. For a simple lunch that should have been about an hour we were there for a total of 3 hrs bc of the slow service. I would not recommend to a friend as my guest and I were very disappointed in the quality of the service and our tip for the server reflected this.

S
Sandra
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Barnsteiners is always an excellent experience and I am so glad it is only a few steps away Food is consistently excellent and Michelle is a kind and gracious host tries to accommodate all needs. The ambience is eclectic and attractive, as well as spacious. The chef has a nice variety on the menu-something for every taste and everything done excellently. There is also a good value happy hour.

MT
MarianeT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I went for Winterlicious. Every dish we had tasted great and the service was excellent. Also really enjoy the ambience. Have been there 3 times so far. Planning to keep on going!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

I really like the food. Unfortunately my husband and I had a table for the second time in a corridor close to the washroom . This is a narrow corridor for small tables. It is not comfortable and the service is poor on this area.

L
Legolist
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Their lemon pudding was a very refreshing end to the meal.

EC
EileffC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasantly surprised, food was really great and service was quite good despite it being very busy. Table by the door wasn't ideal since people waiting for a table are milling around you, but otherwise a very pleasant dining experience and would definitely come back.

HJ
HeatherJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal, with great service. Would definitely go back, lots of wonderful food choices on the menu.

H
vipHers
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

If we hadn’t been to this restaurant before we wouldn’t want to return based on this past experience! The food was not up to par, the initial greeting was very rushed. The winterkicious advertising was a little misleading , as the regular , a la Carre menu was not offered ! Our waiter was great & that saved the night!!

FAQs

Barnsteiner's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 515-0551.

Barnsteiner's is rated 4.5 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.