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The Carbon Bar, Toronto, ON

The Carbon Bar

4.6
4.6
1714 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
  • Great for creative cocktails
The Carbon Bar:
Where fun-loving aficionado’s, gourmands and bon vivants meet to share un-pretentious snacks, plates and platters delivered with impeccable hospitality in a space inspired by the storied past of a rock’n’roll discotheque, an upstart TV station and a media giant’s studio.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Barbecue, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 947-7000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kris Hansen
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private dining options, perfect for any occasion from corporate events to social gatherings. Our team at The Carbon Bar love hosting and we have one of the greatest venues for it.
  • Private party contact
    Alexandra Strona: (416) 947-7000
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    Church St
  • Parking Details
    A few in a couple block radius. Green P by St. Michaels hospital, Private lot on Church south of Richmond, Private lot on Queen and Jarvis.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Street Car stops: Queen Street East and Church <br />Subway: Queen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Summerlicious

    $65.00 per person

    Jul 5 - Jul 21, 2024
    3 Courses for $65 https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/summerlicious/summerlicious-restaurants-menus/#restaurant=thecarbonb2
    Summerlicious photo
  • The Experience Menu - 4 courses

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Groups of 9 or more are required to dine on our set "Experience" menu. Join us for a 4-course meal that will impress you and leave you satisfied. We start off our menu with Korean fried cauliflower and blistered shishito peppers. Following this comes our smoked bacon Caesar and salmon tartare. Next is our "Pitmaster Platter" which includes; brisket, burnt ends, St. Louis style pork ribs, pulled pork, cheddar jalapeno sausage, and fried chicken. Accompanied with collard greens, coleslaw, pickles and crispy french fries. Finally, we serve you a delicious dessert platter of brownie bites, banoffee pie, caramel popcorn, candied bananas and a drizzle of caramel.
    The Experience Menu - 4 courses photo
  • The Experience plus Seafood - 4 courses

    $99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Carbon Bar Experience ($99/person) offers a delectable and flavoursome tasting of our à la carte menu served to elevate and curate an unforgettable dining experience at The Carbon Bar. All items on the fixed menus will be served to you and your guests, family-style, where all plates are designed to be shared amongst the group. Please let us know if there are any allergies or dietary restrictions that we should be made aware of as the menus can be modified to accommodate accordingly. Please note that the participation of the entire group is required.
    The Experience plus Seafood - 4 courses photo

What 1,714 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Contemporary American

  • Old Toronto

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Old Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,714 Reviews
  1. YvetteG

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wanted to try something different while visiting Toronto. This place is like a southern BBQ establishment focusing on bourbon and anything related to that. They did have specials going on and unfortunately they didn’t allow us to order one, share that and order other items off the menu. Overall it was a good experience
    The Carbon BarResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Yvette, Thank you for the review! I am happy that you enjoyed your visit with us, and hopefully we will see you again the next time you visit Toronto. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  2. Monika

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Summerlicious menu. The options on the menu were what drew us, so you've drawn in a new repeat customer who has already mentioned it to others. (My comments are combined with feedback of other diners' at the table, and a bit of a previous visit.) The carpaccio was fantastic! empanadas nice. The BBQ is wonderful and delicious. With the 3 provided options the advantage was also GF DF (dairy gluten free) vs the Experience. The pork ribs were rated #1 overall; brisket and pulled pork varied by diner. The brisket is so good it really rivals the ribs IMO. Trout meal was mixed - the trout, though properly cooked, was the least enjoyed part of the dish. There is an odd flavouring in this, maybe one of the chosen seasonings? or the impression of a too-old allium in the marinade?? would be how I describe it. (this odd flavour was experienced on another visit by someone I know, too.) The base for the trout dish is beautiful: smoky grape tomatoes, mwah!, pureed butternut squash, delicious, blanched slivered almonds, so great, crispy bacon/burnt end bits? a nice crunch. The bok choi was a so-nice smoked touch in the first bit, though got to be a bit too-char/smoked nearing the end of the meal after a few mouthfuls. A touch more restraint would help. Sevice was attentive and great. It is a generous, filling meal for those who have a good appetite. Sorbet dessert: both strawberry and mango were enjoyed and are elevated with herbal/citrus touches. A note on accessible: if you don't mind the bit of waiting for setup, okay, there is a metal ramp that is used to make this place wheelchair accessible. A staff member needs to position it over the entry stairs to get in, then reposition it from the host desk landing to the dining room. The ramp is sturdy and would handle a power chair. Angle is decent. But the washroom is at the host landing, so plan accordingly. And there is no stall door large enough to fit even a little manual chair and no bars - a big minus for some.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had ceaser salade tasted like dressing came from a jar ! Not house made. Shrimp dish was just ok. Hard to ruin shrimp . Nothing outstanding
    The Carbon BarResponded 3 days ago
    I am sorry to read that you were unhappy with the caesar salad dressing and the garlic shrimp. I have passed the feedback along. I would like the opportunity to invite you back to try some more of our menu items and to give you a great experience with us. When you have a moment could you please email me at kayvan@thecarbonbar.ca so that we can discuss further. Thank you, Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  4. Sandra

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was fantastic and amazing ambiance. Thanks for going the extra mile to help us celebrate our anniversary.

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  5. LeeM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food bigger portions on some items. Would recommend
    The Carbon BarResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Lee, Thank you for the 5-Star review! I am happy to hear that you would recommend us in the future, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our summerlucious dinner. 1st menu was changed from what we signed up for to new items which didn't sound as appetizing. 2nd my over priced bbq plate with 1 pce of brisket cut in half (bland), ice cream scoop of pulled pork (dry) , 2 "smoked ribs" I say that because they tasted like they were out of box. My wife's trout was good. It's too bad because service was great and it's a nice place to sit down at. Food needs some work, and for those portions it's way over priced. Needs an overhaul before I'd eat here again. You'd figure people come for summerlicious, give them good food and they'll tell people about it. Maybe if I'd paid the full 100.00 they'd make it better? SMH
    The Carbon BarResponded 3 days ago
    I am very sorry to read that your visit with us did not live up to your expectations. I would like to thank you for your feedback and assure you that is not what we stand for at The Carbon Bar. When you have a moment could you please email me at kayvan@thecarbonbar.ca. I would love the opportunity to discuss this further with you, and to invite you back to the restaurant and to make things right. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to fix this, I look forward to hearing from you. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  7. CindyM66

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually exceptional food and service - last night for the first time we were disappointed. We should have returned the steak - requested medium rare, was medium well (with a funny seasoning/flavor) Turkey overcooked. The server was "off" , awkward but with an arrogance - usually we love the staff. Seemed disappointed with a 20% tip at end of night
    The Carbon BarResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Cindy, I am very sorry to hear that this was your experience on your most recent visit. I would like the opportunity to discuss this with you further, and to gather some more information from you if possible. Could you please email me at kayvan@thecarbonbar.ca - This will also allow me to invite you back and to offer you the kind of experience you are more used to here at The Carbon Bar! Thank you, Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  8. RichardU

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Summerlicious dinner and the portions are generous. Excellent service and ambiance.
    The Carbon BarResponded on July 11, 2024
    Thank you for visiting during Summerlicious Richard! It's great to see that you enjoyed your experience. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  9. GeorgeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great bourbon selection, staff was attentive.
    The Carbon BarResponded on July 11, 2024
    Hi George, thank you for the great review! I am happy that you had a great experience here at The Carbon Bar. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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  10. Natalie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Summerlicious at Carbon Bar! Excellent spot for BBQ, with a more upscale ambiance.
    The Carbon BarResponded on July 10, 2024
    Thank you for the 5 Star review Natalie! I'm happy that you were able to visit us during Summerlicious and that you enjoyed your experience. Kayvan Esmaili General Manager

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FAQs

The Carbon Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Carbon Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 947-7000.

The Carbon Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1714 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Carbon Bar

99 Queen St East, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Church St
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Barbecue, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    A few in a couple block radius. Green P by St. Michaels hospital, Private lot on Church south of Richmond, Private lot on Queen and Jarvis.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Street Car stops: Queen Street East and Church Subway: Queen
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kris Hansen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 947-7000
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private dining options, perfect for any occasion from corporate events to social gatherings. Our team at The Carbon Bar love hosting and we have one of the greatest venues for it.
  • Private party contact
    Alexandra Strona: (416) 947-7000
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