The Carbon Bar

4.6
1273 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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.

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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What 1273 People Are Saying
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Toronto
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to the carbon bar several times.

We always order the pit master platter: the carbon bar is much nicer than many BBQ restaurants around Toronto, but it’s still a bbq joint, so if you go, you’ve got to have bbq.

The beef brisket was particularly delicious on this occasion.

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t
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Summerlicious outing. Seated at noisy, busy corner. Food was terrific. Service was slow to begin but picked up over the course of the evening. A great night out!

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Overall good experience. The server was just ok. Asked for a Dark & Stormy which had way too much citrus of some sort. Asked for their tea selection which included Earl Grey so ordered it. Got English Breakfast instead. When I mentioned it to the server he disappeared with the teabag and then returned to say they had no Earl Grey.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great bourbon selection

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I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

excellent food and very good value for the money. We love this restaurant

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

First time here and I’ll definitely be back. Food was delicious. Loved the atmosphere, service was great and so were the drinks!

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

We had the Lobster roll and the Pickerel filet-both outstanding and the service was excellent.

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c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Start with the KFC! The ribs were great, fall off the bone.

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GT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Summerlicious menu was not worth it, sea food options are super small portions and lacked any flavour and not anything unique. Regular bbq options were great and tasty.

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NT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe overall. Drinks, food, service, and vibe all A+

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LV
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place for a group! I had a party of 8 for my birthday. We were seated in a round booth and it was perfect. Service and food were great! The meatetarians and the vegetarians were all happy! The fried chicken, coleslaw, jalapeno corn bread and lobster roll were all a hit!

They even gave me a birthday sparkler! Love this place!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Had the meat platter and it was awesome. Martinis are also on point.

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BP
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and really great service! We have been before and will keep coming back.

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OR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Portions were a bit small for the summerlicious meal value for dinner at 43$, particularly for the seafood boil.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu is short but contains some real winners. The Caesar salad with duck bacon and added fried chicken was just superb. The crudo (which has replaced the ceviche on the menu) was fresh and packed with flavour. The duck pancakes were good (although I did have a chunk of duck that was inedible because it was so overcooked, but the remainder was tasty enough that I forgave the problem).
All of the waitstaff were lovely and helpful, and the venue has a cool warehousey feel to it. Great location if you’re seeing a show at Elgin Theatre as we were.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service. Overpriced. The only thing that was good from the bbq platter was the chicken. Very disappointed in the brisket- over salted and dried out.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We loved the platter. It was DELICIOUS brisket. Vibe was amazing!!! Will do again.

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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seafood and ribs were amazing. A bit cold, but totally worth it.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience and the bar manager is both engaging and knowledgeable on all areas from cocktails to wines. From fate night to hosting visitors you cant go wrong and the smoked meat and cornbread is always perfection !

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very overpriced for mediocre food.

The burger was salty and while the Pitt Master Platter looked good, it was very dry.

Completely disappointed by this place and will not be returning or recommending it to others.

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M
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fried chicken dinner (not on menu) was yummy! And definitely have the Korean cauliflower!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Brisket: 4/5
Ribs: 5/5
Oysters: 4/5

Overall experience: 5/5 ... I loved the ribs!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Being a repeat customer of this establishment, I was shocked by the service we received at our dinner and the poor quality of our meal. The bbq platter was almost inedible it was so over-cooked. The brisket was literally so dry I needed to drink water just to swallow. This may be explained by the fact that the platter sat under heat lamps for at least 15-20 minutes before the server brought it to our table. The waiter missed several drink orders and then was in no rush to get them to the table after being reminded. Then to add insult to injury, we had to ask 3 or 4 times for our cheque so we could end our dining experience. I’m not sure whether The Carbon Bar has reached the point where it feels it no longer needs to make an effort for its patrons, but I felt embarrassed for having brought my colleagues in for dinner and can confidently say I will absolutely never be back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

First time at Carbon Bar. Loved the croc bites with chillies and the Korean cauliflower. The ribs were phenomenal too.
The service was good but not always timely. I was left with an empty glass twice. Also a little too casual. Our server left for the night and never mentioned that to us so we were left looking for the new server for a while. A little frustrating.
My only real complaint is that the air conditioning was really high. And the women’s washroom was out of toilet paper.

The atmosphere overall is fun. It’s a great spot to go if you’re craving BBQ!

I would definitely recommend and return to Carbon Bar.

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BR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a family dinner and we had the Carbon Experience. It dish from starter to dessert was amazing and tasty, but at the same time it was and outrageous amount of food. We all ate until we couldn’t anymore and we still brought food back home with us. Definitely coming back.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at the Carbon Bar was a wonderful experience. nice ambiance but the outstanding staff were knowledgeable and really helpful in helping narrow down all of our choices.
The delicious food and drinks were amazing, we tried multiple dishes so we could get the full experience and not one thing was bad. i'm excited to return and try some more items on the menu !

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. It’s a perfect venue for a casual night out with friends.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice active ambience for an evening out with friends. Large open space not as intimate for a date. Food was excellent and service was prompt. Would go again!

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CR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carbon Bar is a great place for dinner with friends. The atmosphere is amazing and it has an upscale but relaxed vibe. The drinks were all amazing and I particularly enjoyed their Old Fashioned. The prix fixe menu is actually a great value, especially if everyone at the able orders. Our waiter made sure that we had a huge variety of dishes and the 6 people at dinner could not finish all the food we were brought. The staff was very attentive without intruding on conversation or interupting. I will definitely be returning again for some more of their delicious food.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a delicious meal with friends

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AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Really good barbecue. Sides were excellent. Service was almost too fast...involving multiple servers. But still excellent.

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EO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food & drinks.

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BM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Carbon Bar Experience. It was a ton of delicious food. Our server was great the bartender was great. Great service excellent food. Would definitely recommend doing the Carbon Bar Experience if you're hungry great value!

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Good New Orleans style food. Service was very quick and efficient ambience in this vast space is interesting. A good vibe for grabbing a drink after work or dinner

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the meat platter!! Exactly the meal i was looking for.

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ST
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wife had the black beans and rice. She seemed to enjoy it but didn’t finish it. Left a lot on the plate.
I had the brisket, which was delicious but the portion control was pretty poor.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and so were the drinks. Service was great too! Will be going back for sure!!

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ET
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I was in Carbon Bar in February 2019. Meal - particularly steak - was grandiose. It made me make a reservation for my birthday last week. Service was average. However steak was bad. It was not meat - but tendons that we’re cut in advance (regardless, ti cut it to smaller pieces was a challenge). The only good “entry” was beer. I am not sure that would come here any more and definitely will not advise anyone to come here.

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M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night, awesome food and service!!! Starter cocktail was lovely. Many great wines to choose from, always a plus. Oysters were fresh. We had lots of appetizers which never disappoint. Duck tacos outstanding. We shared two deserts which were beyond yummy. Great place to celebrate two birthday. Very attentive staff!!

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