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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 50 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.

Dining areas

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 12:00 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 1,810 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,810 Reviews
  1. ShiwarJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! The ambiance is not the be missed and the staff all play their part.

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  2. Teresa

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s good food, but not outstanding, so the prices just aren’t justifiable in my opinion. Everything was fine, but nothing blew us away. I guess we’re paying for atmosphere?

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  3. JenG

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A MUST if you are in Toronto. What a perfect evening we had. Went to celebrate a graduation, everything was absolutely OUTSTANDING. I mention our server, Olivia, she was one of the best servers I've ever encountered. Pleasant, extremely knowledgeable and a lovely human! WOW. We travel ALOT and she really made our evening that much better. Cocktails and the many dishes we had were superb. Will definitely come back again soon. Thanks Bar Isabel for a perfect & wonderful evening.

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  4. AngieH

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good but our server was not nice and auto-grat charged us 20% even though we were just 2 people

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wine and service.

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  6. RhondaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was raining and we were outside but it didn’t stop us from enjoying our dinner.

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  7. canada

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a fantastic dining experience. Incredible food. Attentive staff. Great sommelier. Always consistently amazing.

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  8. ScottN

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    never disappoints. knows what it is. fantastic bar staff

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  9. AThy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food! We love coming here whenever mom is in town visiting.

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  10. SheIsVinni

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we experiences was 10/10. Our server Adrian described each dish perfectly - the food did not disappoint!

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FAQs

Bar Isabel is rated 4.8 stars by 1810 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 50 times today
Google Map for Bar Isabel

797 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C7

Dining areas

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 12:00 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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