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.
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm
Bar: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - Late
Saturday: 5:00pm - Late
Sunday: 5:00pm - Late
Brunch: Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
We welcome you to explore our Private dining options perfect for any occasion from a corporate event or social gathering. Our team at The Carbon Bar love hosting and we have one of the greatest venues for it.View Private Dining Details
Great Blueberry pancakes and the chicken & waffles game was strong! Definitely going back to Carbon Bar
Got the platter, not enough food and no where near worth the price. Though a loaf of corn bread in there for $150.00?!?
Anomaly. Waiter was slow and we had to chase him for service.
Great experience with amazing food! Little priceier than we would’ve liked but don’t regret going at all!
Seated earlier than our reservation...points Sever amazing....points The food was spot on
Food was enjoyable. Service was awful. The service started out well. We were attended to immediately upon sitting down and our food arrived quickly. The food was great. However no one came back to see if we wanted more coffee after delivering the first cup. One member of our party ordered the prix fix special but the desert arrived 15 minutes after we paid the bill. We reminded the waiter/bartender before the bill arrived, while paying the bill and 15 minutes after paying the bill. When he finally brought the truffle there was no apology, he just hastily set it down and left. Well, at that point so did we. It’s unfortunate because the food was good and it was a restaurant that we could have gone again to if not for the poor service.
For everything in life, the best approach is to under-promise and over-deliver. I feel like the Carbon Bar sets itself up for the opposite. And I can’t quite put my finger on why, maybe it’s the price point, maybe it’s the menu, but my chicken (apparently cooked sous vide) arrived cold to the touch. I mean cold. It was a bit beyond me how something that they “wanted to ensure was cooked” could be refrigerator cold in the centre, next to the bone. They were very apologetic and brought two side dishes on the house and a fresh meal - so really can’t complain about the service - very solicitous - but maybe their kitchen is lacking.
The service was horrible. In the first 5 minutes, four different servers asked for a drink order. Then, for the remainder of the evening it took roughly 20 minutes or more to have someone visit the table. Empty plates were cleared after a half hour for both apps and mains. Between dessert menu and ordering dessert was another 20 mins, with nothing to drink at the table. Service is a joke here.
Enjoyed another evening at Carbon Bar prior to a TIFF screening. Was happy to find I’d landed there at happy hour. It was $6 for a glass of white, red, rosé, prosecco, or draught. They also brought a little bar snack for the happy hour that was a tasty pulled pork, black bean concoction. We had the rose and it was lovely.
Service was helpful, friendly, and not intrusive.
We had the KFC, duck tacos, and the corn bread fritters. All good. All recommended but the duck tacos stole the show.
This is one of or the best brunch location in Toronto. Often quiet in the first hour which I prefer, order up the buttermilk pancakes, they are the best in town. You will not be dissapointed. Great comfort food and make sure you ask for Ivan when you come in. The best host/manager in any restaurant I have been too. He will make you feel welcome and will take good care of you.
We had a tasty, reasonably priced meal! Great service... Definitely recommend!!!
The manager Ivan was great and the staff made us feel at home.
Visiting from Ottawa and they were very helpful.
Great food and excellent service.
Music could be lower to allow for conversation.
The salad selection was extremely poor, considering the remainder of the menu was very meat heavy. The meat was good. The sides were all good except the collard greens (100% bland, awful) but way too expensive! It was my birthday, so I was happy to have a night out without kids, and the vibe was great. I was just disappointed because I want a big delicious salad or veg heavy dish with all that meat. But, I was very happy they gave me one of those awesome chocolate skulls!! We'll be coming again.... but I'm going to wait a while and hope you add another salad to the menu in the meantime!
Hmm....conflicted......food was amazing, beautiful space....amazing high ceilings......half price oysters on Tuesdays....incredible.....duck tacos were delish......split a rack of ribs with my wife.....equally delish.....wines by the glass are well thought but quite pricy.....now the conflicted part.....service was not very good.....it wasn’t busy, waiter was forgetful, plates not cleared in timely fashion, no quality check was done...ordered 2nd glass of wine was forgotten.....had to order again.....seemed more interested in resetting his section.....the only time he was genuinely prompt was when he abruptly dropped off the bill.... not going to pile on, but service was not great and these are simple steps of service.....
We started our nite at the bar. The bartenders were fantastic. Great attention to detail, and very entertaining
Buon bar con barbecue. Assolutamente da raccomandare!
Great food. Great Service.
Pancakes were dry. I could taste the baking soda. The lemon yogurt on the pancakes tasted like sour cream or yogurt gone bad.
If the service and atmosphere was poor, but the food was great, I would come back. In this instance it is the the other way around.
Too many interruptions by the waiter
This is a great place for foodies
As it was my wife's birthday. It would have been nice if the restaurant offered her a rose or a cocktail.
We were able to get our table an hour earlier than it had been reserv d for. Our table of four opted for the tasting menu. Great way value for the number of dishes offered and the amount of food. The duck confit taco was very tasty, the smoked trout wonderfully prepared with just enough sear, the ribs were the best I have had in years-note that they are smoky so if that is not your taste, I suggest the chicken! The bannoffen pie was superb, even to the non-dessert eaters! Looking forward to a return visit.
BBQ was really good as well as the Mac and Cheese. Drinks were good too. Overall a little pricey.
The food was excellent. The price was very comparable when comparing with other establishments of food
This visit was utterly underwhelming. The cocktails were not quite right. The beef skewer appetizer was really tough and chewy. The KFC were oversauced. And we struggled to get our server’s attention throughout our time there, even though the place was nearly empty. Overall, this fell far short of my experience a few years ago. No need to return.
This is a super spot for delicious BBQ! Loved the vibe when we walked in; super-high ceilings, fun but tastefully and well put together, people of different ages and attire, the Bar was also full of people.
Server was super friendly and attentive with a warm, and casual approach. Ordered a Carbon Margarita and draft beer. Margarita was delish, well crafted, and unique. We split the KFC and was excellent; crispy and well battered with a slightly spicy and sweet sauce that was just enough to coat, but not sloppy and soggy. Shisito peppers were also enjoyable. We split the BBQ plater for two and was a lot of food but we managed to make it through. Liked all the meats and the extra cornbread with chipotle butter was excellent. Did not have room for dessert.
It's a fun and casual spot, but nicer than most BBQ spots of it's kind (probably more expensive, but I didn't feel anything was priced unreasonably).
I would return.
Got the plaster which includes a little bit of everything. Brisket was a little cold but the rest of the food was delicious though
Made reservations at Carbon Bar for a get together with friends. Service was prompt, food arrived in a reasonable about of time. Had the BBQ paté for a starter followed by the Brisket Burger. Everything was tasty, my only complaint is that the fries were overly salty.
A favourite haunt. Love everything about the place. Food, atmosphere, service always incredible. Love to bring out-of-towners here. Menu is fantastic. Happy hour a great time to go.
Great food (especially the pit meat platter) and great value...a must if in downtown Toronto
Service was good. Barbecue was good but was a bit pricy for the quality
Went for a Sunday brunch, had the benny brisket and the TCB Ceasar and my friend had the huevo plate. Great food, brisket is amazing! Soft, tender and just the right amount of flavour. Caesar was good too. My friend enjoyed her food and Mimosa as well. Would def recommend.
Our server barely checked on us throughout our dinner and it took over 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive at the beginning and the restaurant wasn't even full.
The hostess didn’t tell us our reservation had an expiration time. Our waiter didn’t tell us. Then the manager came and abruptly told us our time at the table had ended because they needed to seat more guests. The waiter hadn’t even asked us if we wanted a dessert. Certainly hadn’t brought the bill, and we still had wine on the table. Rudest treatment I’ve ever received at a Toronto restaurant. This place was my favourite in town and now I won’t be back.
The menu is fairly small but overall taste is ok. We order a dozen oysters to try first but they didn't bother asking us what we want just gave us half-half. When placing order I did question our hostess what oysters they have today. She mentioned 3 types but we only got 2. My friend wanted to try something new in terms of drinks, we normally like to order house special drinks instead of the regular cocktails. Our hostess wasn't very knowledgeable. I've been to many restaurants where the host may make a few suggestions but she just said we don't have this one drink anymore and took off.
Everything was great but it's a good thing we looked at our bill bc we were charged for 2 extra ppl at our table.
Overall very good experience, will come back!
the restaurant was really nice and clean and the service was very good. we liked Luka. however the menu is mostly meat with no vegetables. we ordered a platter for 3 and it was all meat with a few pickles and two orders of fries. it's ok if you are a carnivor! and it was expensive for meat and deep fried food. i would not go back there again, nor would i recommend it to anyone. we were disappointed with the menu.
Always is a lovely experience
Great food, great vibe, and great decor! Absolutely love it here. Been a couple of times now and by far my favourite spot.