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Bar Isabel, Toronto, ON
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Bar Isabel

CAN$51 and over
Spanish

Bar Isabel accepts reservations for parties of up to 8 guests.
Enjoy an intimate dining experience at Bar Isabel - a cozy restaurant nestled between Toronto's little Italy and little Portugal, where creative Spanish-inspired small plate dishes are served alongside cocktails and an extensive Iberian focused wine list. The restaurant's elegant interior boasts an intriguing blend of soft lighting, curved walls and a beautiful mosaic tile floor.
Managed under the guidance of Maitre d' and Partner Alessandro Pietropaolo, Bar Isabel's menu includes a diverse mix of pintxos, conservas, seafood and meat dishes. Diners rave about the grilled octopus, the bone marrow and the ceviche. For dessert, the Basque cake and sherry cream is a must-try. Bar Isabel is open 5-11pm Sunday through Friday, and 3-11pm Saturday. Accolades include listings in the Michelin Guide, Canada's top 100, and 2013 awarded the best new restaurant in Canada by Enroute Magazine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Grant van Gameren

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

A decade into its run, Bar Isabel continues to be a sought-after table thanks to its intimate tavern ambiance and spot-on tapas. Easy-to-share snacks, an excellent drinks program emphasizing Spanish wine and sherry, and buzzy vibes encourage diners to linger and order round after round of Spanish hits.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Regional Spanish (Basque), Catalan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 532-2222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering.
  • Private party facilities
    We do not have an event space.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Cross Street
    Ossington or Shaw
  • Parking Details
    Parking is extremely limited at the moment due to the CafeTO patios.
  • Public Transit
    Ossington Bus, College Streetcar.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 1,749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,749 Reviews
  1. SarahB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience and restaurant! We chose to order the tasting menu to get a good sense of what they had to offer and we were not disappointed! The service was impeccable, the ambience was great! Our reservation was for a Tuesday night at 8:30 pm and the place was very busy! Noise levels were high but I’m pretty sensitive to that so wouldn’t say it was anything out of the ordinary. Food itself was delicious - every single dish we tried. We had the octopus, potatoes, bone marrow, mushrooms, and several other high quality dishes. Also tried a few cocktails. I would definitely recommend this place and would love to go back soon!

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  2. SueMehra

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner out, great food to great service. Did a tasting menu, everything was so good. To top the night the Basque cake was sooo yummy. 😋

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing, and the service was outstanding. I didn’t catch our servers name but he was so attentive (everyone was, really), full of energy, and super friendly - totally made our time at bar Isabel that much better.

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  4. Regino

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and staff. I also had a reservation originally set for 6pm at the bar, hoping I’d be able to get something closer to 7pm. They took note of my request and gave me a call a few hours before my reservation, kindly letting my know that they just had a spot open up and would be able to accommodate my request! It was truly amazing service and thankful for their attention to detail in the notes I put in my reservation. 10/10

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great time, everything was incredible and such a fun, friendly vibe.

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  6. IsabelD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic experience at Bar Isabel. Pan con Tomate with Jamon Iberico, Octopus, Patatas Bravas, everything was phenomenal. Would absolutely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was good as usual, however we prefer a server with a smile and personality .

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  8. DonnaA

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t enjoy the octopus as much as I have in the past.

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  9. AndreaA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty and delicious, a bit of time to get the order

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  10. GabrielW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great manager and service. A bit loud but that is the natural atmosphere of the bar.

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FAQs

Bar Isabel is rated 4.8 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Bar Isabel

797 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C7

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Ossington or Shaw
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Regional Spanish (Basque), Catalan
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is extremely limited at the moment due to the CafeTO patios.
  • Public Transit
    Ossington Bus, College Streetcar.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 532-2222
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering.
  • Private party facilities
    We do not have an event space.
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