Bar Isabel

4.8
587 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 587 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good ambience, superb service, nice wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

❤️👏🏽 lovely lunch on the patio ! Food was amazing!

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food. Everything we had was outstanding and the service was great!

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vipSophieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Felt like a return to happier times. My favourite restaurant in Toronto.

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CatalanBob
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Toronto hasn’t missed a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Tasty sharable plates. Everything is good.

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LaurentD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Les plats sont délicieux et la carte des vins très diversifiées. Nous avons adoré notre expérience et nous aimerions déjà y retourner pour le ceviche et la moelle!

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MCharlin
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with a feel just like Spain.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Our server took our olive oil away from us while we were still eating our bread. We asked for it back and didn’t receive it for 20 minutes. By then we thought they forgot about us so we finished the bread. They finally brought it and we had to ask for bread which took an additional 20 minutes. The server seemed frazzled and very busy. The portion sizes were not worth the price. Also, the 20% gratuity is mandatory.

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service all top notch. A must go if ever in TO.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner, looking forward for the return of the full menu! Bone marrow and the octopus were outstanding, missing the jamon croquettas :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, as always. Never disappoints 🤍
Thank you for the wonderful evening.

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vipARvwer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

You won’t find better Food and Service. Bar Isabel always delivers

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MontanaV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat inside and loved it! We were distanced from other tables so that was great. Food was tasty and the service was good. Would definitely go back!

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StefanieB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding! Very attentive to the needs of the table. Literally everything is delicious, can't go wrong. The octopus is always amazing and there was a bone marrow special.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing. Been there several times and can’t wait to get back again ... with friends ... with a date ... everything. Love it!!!!

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Mmmfood
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and the service. They answered all our questions about the menu and provides great suggestions. This was my second time back and would happily go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great food and wonderful service. Real treat.

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SophiaV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the tasting menu. Great recommendation on the wine. Attentive service. Only issue for me was the noise levels, at times it was difficult to carry out a conversation.

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vipRudeski
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in the world, hope to be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!

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EmiliaR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great food and a great experience overall

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NatashaT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much fun! Tapas and share plates, bring your loved ones with you! Thank you for the hospitality.

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PamJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. I go to Bar Isabel every time I am in Toronto.

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esposcm
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing would definitely go back :)! Can’t get over the tapas

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BarbW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and the service was really good. Would definitely go back.

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TishH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

food and service were excellent. Just was really loud :)

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AdrianaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto. Always delicious food and the people there are always great!

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EricT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. And the service was on point! I would definitely return. The iberico ham was delicious along with everything else. But what a special treat that ham was! Omg. Delicious. Croquettes, ceviche, potatas bravas, butter leaf salad, bone marrow, were all great.

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sharonG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Service and ambiance was great. Chris our waiter was attentive, and helpful.However food was mediocre , it flew out of the kitchen and space was tight , 3 of us were dining on a small bistro style , along with multiple tapas. I felt a couple of dishes were so very generous with the olive oil... not in a pleasant way. Presentation needs work.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great and ambience was great. Would definitely come back or recommend anyone to come there.

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AdamA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was great great, but it was not timed out well. The mains arrived while we where still eat our appetizers, so we felt a little rushed.

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LucianoR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A culinary experience like no other. Will definitely be back. They also make the perfect martini

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here more times than we can count and it never disappoints!!

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gabrielc
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first Valentine’s Day dinner with the love of my life. I dropped off a bottle of champagne earlier in the day as the restaurant allows for a corkage few to be applied to outside bottles-their selection is fantastic, but my girlfriend loves her Veuve. Our experience was phenomenal with the service staff being second to none. The food was exceptional and we both can’t wait to return to try more of the menu. Thank you for an amazing experience; we look forward to celebrating many more memories with you.

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leichtroom
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, excellent wine recommendations and attentive service. As long as you're OK with a noisy night out, I can highly recommend Bar Isabel.

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viptdotfoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Server would not honour the OpenTable cheque which states that it should be honoured at any OpenTable restaurant. Clarity would be nice.

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vipTODiner
Toronto
281 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

May be the best tapas place in Toronto.
Food is not cheap but is delicious. Have them order for you and enjoy a tasting menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time here and with my girl friend. No complaints other than maybe the fact that their Portuguese port wines were special editions and therefore very expensive for one ounce. I would have loved to have a sweet shot of port with that amazing dessert. This is a really picky point though so overall not worth giving them less than a five star for my first time there. I usually do not even write reviews, so for me that says a lot as someone who works in hospitality. A friend recommended the place and I have to say it is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had and I love the combined Iberian style menu. Portuguese and Spanish food from Europe often gets over looked in comparison to French or Italian from my experience, and this place is a must go if you want the pricier but unique side of that area of cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Great ambience, great stage, great food. We tried a few different dishes. Potatoes, mushrooms, olives, ceviche all of which were amazing. Wine, Isabel fashioned, barragana and ottos jacket... drinks were all great as well.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar Isabel using the Order Online button. Bar Isabel also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 532-2222.

Bar Isabel is rated 4.8 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.