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The Carbon Bar

4.5
4.5
1421 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Barbecue, Soul food

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 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

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 656-4698

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / 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, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. A

    Asha525

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely amazing time. We went for a friend's birthday and we were all so happy with our choice. The food portions were great and the staff were amazing. Those ribs were so juicy and delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat!
  2. YC

    YCSMK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely order the pitmaster platter. Yummmmmmmm
  3. M

    Marco

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice and the food was decent, however the service was not that great. We ordered a beer and there were only 3 other tables there and it took almost 15 mins just to get our first beer. After that the server had no personality and we felt like we were an imposition to them every time. Probably wouldn’t go back.
  4. P

    Powder42cm

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Good for an upscale casual dinner before a show. Great Booze menu and solid drinks. Is on the higher side for price downtown.....
  5. HP

    HollyP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool atmosphere and great service! A new food bbq style of food that isn’t too greasy! Would highly recommend for great cocktails too.
  6. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and the value for the money were amazing. The service was prompt, not rushed, and friendly. It's kind of a funky, urban place...highly recommended...
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!! Also had a wonderful server (Kaleb)
  8. f

    finney9

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Amazing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we had great service.
  10. NR

    NickR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    this is great place to eat and staff are very good at making you feel comfortable. Food is always good
  11. LA

    LisaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food is overpriced and I was sick after my meal with stomach pain.

    The Carbon BarResponded on February 25, 2020Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking a moment to share your feelings of your dinner with us on Saturday.Sorry to hear of this experience. If you have a moment please email us at info@thecarbonbar.ca. Kind Regards, The Carbon Bar Team

  12. N

    Number1foodie

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food and service
  13. CW

    CindyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all around - food, service and atmosphere outstanding!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is amazing from the venue to the food
  15. J

    Jules

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food was so flavourful and came piping hot and the service was awesome! Our waitress went above and beyond to make our meal special. We're definitely coming again!
  16. KY

    KydiY

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing Valentine's Price Fixe
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Went with my boyfriend for valentines dinner. Spent around 250 for two people with drink. The service was decent, but the food tasted like leftovers. I understand it’s the busiest night of the year, but it is unacceptable to spend 100+ / person and served stale vegetables. Only thing that’s acceptable on the menu was the bbq platter. Get your games on carbon house.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good from start to finish
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food is always great. However the smoked turkey on the pit master platter is not the greatest.
  20. S

    Sally

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly one of the best food places I’ve been to in the GTA.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Location was easy to find. The food was delicious, venue had a cool vibe to it and our host was nice. Wish I had a nicer table or paid more to get a bigger table for valentines day but I guess it’s based on people attending. I would highly recommend anyone to try out this restaurant!
  22. C

    Customer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Valentines day menu was so bad... charged $70 plus tax plus tip is way over.. for it ... I think. . but was bad bad 3 set menu.. downgraded winterlicious set menu .. that you could easily get for $20 bucks anywhere else..
  23. AH

    AH78

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the first time on Valentine’s Day. Fixed menu, delicious food. Had the bbq platter, would definitely recommend. Great food, great service and a beautiful restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good is delicious. Service was a little botchy.
  25. j

    james

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for Winterlicious. The service was excellent. The portions of food inconsistant. My husband ordered muscles and he only got 7, they are inexpensive so I thought there should have been more. I had a toastada and the size was good. For our main we both had ribs, for the price I think we should have had another rib and another piece of brisket but it was good. Would recommend it but portion size could use some work.
  26. EL

    ElvaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our food very much, but there were a few shortcomings. We ordered mussels and did not receive a bowl to discard our empty shells. When we asked for a mussel fork, they didn't have any and didn't seem to know what one was. We also had the BBQ (Winterlicious menu). It was a bit too salty. Cranberry Buckle was flavourful, but dry.
  27. TN

    TracyN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ordered the Pit Master Platter, ribs were delicious, chicken was crunchy and moist, turkey was tasteless, and surprisingly the brisket was not that good either, super chewy and dry. Korean cauliflower and corn bread was so good, must try! Overall not bad, would still come back to and try other items on the menu.
  28. RM

    RichardM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It wasn’t too crowded. The drinks and food are a little pricey but overall I would definitely come back.
  29. N

    Nohashtag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, especially the brisket, very tender!
  30. JO

    JanineO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    This restaurant was an overall okay experience. We go in and are instantly amazed by how big it is and the ambience and look of it! It’s a beautiful restaurant. I went with 1 other girlfriend and the table we sat at was very close to the other tables you could literally hear both conversations on both sides of the table. We went for the winterlicious menu. When we sat down they didn’t even give us the winterlicious menus we had to ask for them so you wouldn’t have known if you didn’t research them first. We place our order and wait about 45mins before the waiter comes back and asks us what our order was again (and none of it was right). At this point we were starving. It came out kind of quick after she fixed our order. The beef is absolutely amazing. When we waited for the dessert another waitress came by and asked us how we were doing and we said good we’re just waiting for our dessert and shes like oh what did you order, the other girl didn’t write it down. Again - super frustrated at this point. Not happy at all how the service was handled especially after saying our order 3 times. The meal itself was great - the dessert - not so much. All in all, really good food. Terrible experience with the service but she did offer a free glass of wine for the wait, but not really anything else.
  31. n

    novy

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Server started strong but later was distant and did not check back for any further drinks. We had to ask for the bill then wait, had to ask for the credit card machine and wait. He also assumed it would be on one bill. Food was delicious!
  32. MZ

    MelissaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff was super friendly and helpful :)
  33. SB

    StBc

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  34. SC

    SandyC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Will be back soon!
  35. DD

    DavidD

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Overall a fair experience, and would likely return - however, upon arrival for a 5:45pm reservations, was informed by the host that "there is another reservation @ 7pm and we have to be finished and out by this time". We were informed of this again when we were first served. This did make the overall experience feel like we were rushed and as a result avoided dessert/after dinner drinks. The food was good and decently portioned, and most notably, it arrived very quickly once ordered. Service staff were attentive. The decor and ambience were nice. Once again though, the experience was certainly dampened by the feeling that we were being rushed through our dinner. Had this time limit been shared at the time of reservation (as opposed to on arrival), I would have likely dined elsewhere, as eating under the clock sours the experience.
  36. S

    Sweetz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    My first time here. I didn't think the food was very good. The skewer was odd tasting. The broth in the seafood boil was also odd tasting. Even the dessert was not good. I got the banoffee, it was too thick and doughy with 3 pieces of banana...and I never had chantilly cream taste salty in my life before. The drinks were good. And the atmosphere was good.
  37. JC

    JonathanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, great service, amazing food, reasonable price!
  38. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Although, honestly the food came a bit too quickly. Seemed like we were in and out within an hour 20 minutes.
  39. U

    Urbansuburban

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really good experience at the Carbon Bar. Cerviche Tostada was fantastic, as was the cornbread (though the spread could use a bit more flavour, was overpowered by cornbread). Great vibe, but the tables are too close for winter seating (I pretty much stuck my behind in 2 guys' faces to get into seat) and the service was just "ok". I would go back again though - it's a solid A-
  40. L

    Lola

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We loved the music! Great food but a little pricey. Fantastic cocktails.

FAQs

The Carbon Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 4.5 stars by 1421 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Church St

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Barbecue, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, 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

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 656-4698

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