The Carbon Bar

4.5
1096 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Barbecue, Soul food
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 947-7000
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Hidde Zomer
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Cross Street
Church St
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us and get a little "Funky". Our funk themed new years will feature 3 seatings with set menus, 5 to 6pm priced at $59, 7 to 8pm at $79, & 930pm where you can ring in the new year at $99 which includes some sparkling wine. Tax and Gratuity are extra. (2 hour seating times apply)

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1096 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great and place is fun. Only issue was being kicked out after 2 hours and not being told in advance.

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AN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food - wish we could have tried more options from the menu. The Pit-Fired Old Fashioned is out of this world!! I would go there just for those! Great ambience and décor. Love the whiskey cart - wow, would love to have that wheeled to my home :)

Definitely returning to this place.

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Never disappoints. Can't wait to go back. Great deal on nice bourbons on Mondays.

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QT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent but it was a bit pricey so go prepared

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D
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This place is about the vibrant bar and the OK barbecue. Not a destination for foodies but it's fine for what it is.

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AR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place! Everything is consistent. Mac and Cheese, KFC (Korean Fried Cauli) and Hush Puppies were amazing as splitters. Solid burger! I recommend adding the brisket!

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a
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Only thing is that we were a bit cramped into the booth. Could have used more room for 8 dudes.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cauliflower was fantastic, the drinks were balanced and we loved the science inspired decor!
Definitely was a hit as a surprise date night! (And they even had a tv playing the game)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good and server was good but they were 40 min late seating us for our reservation and did not seem to care.

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant server. We were 8 and wanted to taste different things and decided to go with the Chefs Menu. Food was good but not always enough for 8. A little more pulled pork to go around and a few more pieces of dessert would’ve made it a more satisfying evening. Overall, a fun place to be on a Saturday night.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Korean fried cauliflower is to die for

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 21st birthday and we had a great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal! We got the pit master platter and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious, and very generous portions. Great value, great flavour, great ambience, we'll definitely be back!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

convenient location, classy place and excellent service.

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VJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service - friendly and quick. The brisket was melt-in-your-mouth tender. We'd definitely go again!

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AT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had an amazing experience here. Everything we ordered was delicious and impressed us - paella, ribs, fried chicken, roast chicken, fries, brisket, cauliflower (wow!), and the bananafee dessert. Highly recommended. Great space, great service, and amazing food! We all took some home, as portions are big!

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The ribs we had were great but it's a limited menu. Fun place to go on Sunday night for a nosh with friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Master Pit Platter was great. We liked the ribs and brisket more than the chicken. Make sure you get the KFC snack. It’s the Korean Fried Cauliflower.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Pumpkin salad was insipid - I make better salads at home. Friends had octopus and said it was so-so. Ambiance and service is great.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

awesome atmosphere great service from Anna food hot and very tasty

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've been walking past this place for about a year and a half. Everytime I do it is packed. I finally made a reservation on opentable. I asked for a very specific table by the window and I actually got it (usually I have to remind the hostess after I am lead to the wrong part of the restaurant during the seating process. It usually becomes evident that they made no attempt to reserve the table I wanted and for it to actually happen here was fantastic!)

The service was great and the staff were friendly. Our waiter was always around when we needed him. I ordered the brisket and it was fantastic (the quality was great but the portion size was a little less than I expected for a southern/bbq restaurant). I am definitely planning on coming back because there at least two other entrees I saw on the menu that I need to try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

All in all good food and excellent, friendly service. Complimentary dessert as it was a special anniversary. Wine on the pricey side, limited local wine offerings.

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OT
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. A little bit pricey but worth it. Tasty food.

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent but a bit on the pricy side.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was great, very helpful and great to talk to. We started with the Crocodile bites, which were okay, I wish it was grilled or made without so much batter as I almost couldn't taste the meat itself. My partner and I shared the Beef Brisket, which was amazing!!! Beef was melting and tasted so good. Our friends ordered the burger, which was a big disappointment, it was dry and heavy, the fries that came with it were great though.

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JK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great barbeque-inspired food in a contemporary setting. A meat lover's dream. Try the crocodile bites.

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service and The Carbon Bar never disappoints. Try the pit masters platter. Amazing!!

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RM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Creative bbq and side dishes! Good service and fun ambiance. Portions could be a little larger.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carbon Bar was definitey a great choice for date night, the atmosphere was great, the serving staff and bartenders were exceptional and the food was very well done,
Would recommend to anyone who asks

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Been a few times now. Love the vibe and BBQ is up there with some of the best in TO. Great bourbon selection. For a treat, ask for the bourbon cart to make a table side visit.

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G
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just great. Amazing service. Highly recommended immense. Cool staff

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NZ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We came at the end of the night. The food was great but our server went home before billing us...the guy who took over didn’t come to us until like 25 minutes after we were ready to pay..

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best smoke brisket ever!

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting and the meal didn't disappoint. Brisket was soft and succulent. The buttermilk chicken was sublime and the ribs were delicious. Definitely worth a second visit.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Duck tacos are the bomb! Can’t go wrong with the platter and like how they’ll accommodate the tastes of different diners and tailor the platter to your preferences when in a group. Excellent fries and dip! Delicious cocktails too. We keep coming back!

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SP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

great bbq, staff on point, ordered perfectly for family style with knowledgeable staff.

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DG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We arrived on time for an 8:30 reservation (confirmed by Open Table) only to have to wait 20 minutes to be seated--with very little in the way of apology. We then ordered cocktails before we ordered food only to have the drinks arrive after our first course--this time with no apology for the long delay! The food was pretty good overall although not particularly memorable--ceviche was tasty; octopus paella was the best dish; the seafood boil was disappointingly bland. The space and the decor are beautiful, the best part of the experience, but the noise level is high (perhaps created by a lot of echoing with the extremely high ceiling). Not sure we would return.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We came in and were seated promptly. Our server came by within a few minutes and made drink recommendations. The house drinks were tasty and the wine list wasn’t huge but it had enough of the basics that we could find something we liked. We ordered the Korean fried cauliflower - incredible! For mains we ordered the beef brisket (also phenomenal) and the ribs(good), collard greens (tasty) and the fries (good but nothing special). The lighting is dim and great for a date night. The music is a little louder which adds a nice vibe without being too loud. Service was also good and we didn’t feel rushed. Overall, would recommend for meat lovers looking for a good vibe on a weekend night.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seafood platters and oysters were superb . Great service as well

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M
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

From start to finish it was an excellent dining experience. The Carbon Bar is the best BBQ in Canada!

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