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Bar Isabel, Toronto, ON

Bar Isabel

4.7
4.7
1169 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Spanish
Bar Isabel is open and accepts reservations for indoor dining only for parties of up to 6 guests. Takeout & Delivery available is through their website.

Enjoy an intimate dining experience at Bar Isabel -- a cozy restaurant where creative Spanish-inspired small plate dishes are combined with craft beers, cocktails and an extensive 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'Hotel Alessandro Pietropaolo, Bar Isabel's menu includes a diverse mix of tapas, cheese, 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 Tuesday through Friday, and 12-11pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Regional Spanish (Basque), Catalan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 532-2222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Grant van Gameren

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Cross Street

    Ossington or Shaw

  • Parking Details

    Parking is extremely limited at the moment due to the CafeTO patios.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 1,169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. D

    Devin

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant! Attentive and helpful staff. Delicious food and great recommendations. Excellent wine list.
  2. VM

    VanessaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite restaurant of all time for a true Toronto Vibe… Hands down most charming service and last night was no exception when they made our 2nd anniversary dinner one to remember! Thank you Bar Isabel for being amazing!!
  3. WL

    WarrenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Food was excellent. The service was on point. Highly recommended.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, but way too noisy
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at and enjoyed Bar Isabel many times but yesterday the food was truly exceptional. Fantastic night.
  6. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal. I liked the food and the vibes as well.
  7. ML

    MathieuL

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and service. Nice decor. Allergy friendly.
  8. D

    Debbie

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service! Fun place to go to dinner.
  9. KC

    KevinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our server was a little rude but I understand it was a busy night
  10. D

    Diner59

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Cozy. Food good. Service excellent. So loud we had to scream at each other to be heard.
  11. EW

    ElleW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Nice spot for meeting friends. Beautiful interior and great service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    bone marrow was good, foie gras was way too greasy and the brioce was burnt and cut so small as opposed to when i normally come here. ambience was still great
  13. KO

    KathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    must tries: jamon croqueta, white asparagus, octopus, sea bream ceviche, roast veal bone marrow, basque cake with sherry cream.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous room and always feels like a special occasion. Like taking a little trip. Glad we have this special place in our neighbourhood.
  15. m

    margarets

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was exceptional. Our first time but it will not be the last. We sat at the bar and watched the bartender work for her money. It was fun watching her. Overall great experience.
  16. AA

    AlixAblaza

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my absolute favourite spot in the city always and forever!
  17. LH

    LorenzoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Bar Isabel. Heard a lot about and read great things but truly needed to experience ourselves. Did not disappoint. Each dish had it's own characteristic and layers of flavour to explore. Interaction with staff was refreshing and deserving of credit. Genuine attention and care. We'll definitely be back again soon. Thank you Bar Isabel!
  18. i

    ilovefoodaroundtheworld

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always
  19. AH

    AmandaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place - it never disappoints. Our server, Adrian, was fantastic. The food was amazing, as always. I live for the jamon croquetas. So good! It was a bit loud in our corner, but other than that everything else was perfect. I always tell friends this is my favourite spot in Toronto.
  20. n

    nickn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Their mushrooms were out of this world but it is quite expensive for the amount of food one is receiving.
  21. L

    Lauren

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a great time, as always. Forever our favourite spot. We will be back in a week for our anniversary lol
  22. C

    Chai

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special happening place, excellent staff, service, food n drinks
  23. CL

    ConnieL

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Entertaining company from Spain :)
  24. A

    Alessia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and ambiance. The service is outstanding. Our server was fantastic, very knowledgeable and helpful. They went above and beyond to provide a great experience for me and my family.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    food was pretty good - bone marrow, ceviche, and foie gras! but for a restaurant at this price point and with automatic gratuity, the service was pretty mediocre and kinda of inconsiderate at times as they really rush you to finish and leave?
  26. FC

    FrancisC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. I always recommend to friends.
  27. 4

    495geonvs

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very yummy food as usual, wish they had more selection from their menu.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too much hype about this place. It is good but not amazing.
  29. o

    opentablereviewusername

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Excellent service. Good wine menu. Darkly lite environment with a lively atmosphere.
  30. MP

    MaxPower

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of food, very flavorful and creative dishes. Attentive staff and reasonable prices.
  31. R

    Raulito

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Everything on the menu that we ordered was outstanding.
  32. AE

    AndreasE

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Went to Bar Isabel a friday evening - extremely loud restaurant with my sensitive ear not really enjoying the visit at all. Ended up in a cramped table in the open first area, ok table structure and chairs. Brilliant ceviche, but the other dishes was meh, so-so, nothing special. Shared 6-7 dishes with my partner in total. We had to ask the waitress for water again and again, since they wouldn't bring in a bottle of the tap water they served. I don't understand how this place could end up on a top15-list for best restaurants in Toronto, to be honest. Went to The Keg the day after - many levels better in every possible aspect and only a little more pricy.
  33. a

    ayybee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great drinks, lovely service, fun ambiance
  34. PB

    PamB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, the specials were great. Pricy for tapas but the food is really good. Highly recommend the foie gras and the patatas bravas, it was like being back in Spain.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Undeniably one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Toronto. Suitable high-end spot for vegetarians. Not a fan of the 20% auto-grat…. Antithetical to the purpose of gratuity. Otherwise, an outstanding experience.
  37. MW

    MegW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment! Consistency and quality is what this place has and I always leave happy and full. Thank you for yet another wonderful dining experience.
  38. OA

    OliviaA

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I’ve had in Toronto. The food, drinks, service - everything was impeccable!!
  39. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every taste was a wonder! Food was incredibly fresh and authentic.
  40. GO

    GabrielaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was outstanding as it always is at Bar Isabel, but the service was not great at all. We were not politely greeted by the hostess and were told to wait even though we had a reservation and were on time for our reso. Our server was not at all friendly, did not make any recommendations and we felt very rushed to finish our food so they could turn over the table. While waiting for our steak, we had a server come and ask us if we wanted our food packed up, while still waiting on the rest of our meal. When asked the server where our stake was she said "It'll be out soon" and simply left the table. Overall the food is great, but the vibe of the staff was not great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Isabel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 532-2222.

Bar Isabel is rated 4.7 stars by 1169 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 70 times today
Google Map for Bar Isabel

797 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ossington or Shaw

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Regional Spanish (Basque), Catalan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is extremely limited at the moment due to the CafeTO patios.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Grant van Gameren

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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