The Carbon Bar

4.5
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CAN$51 and over
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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.

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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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

The Carbon Bar
Responded a day ago

Hi 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

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N
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience food and service

CW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place all around - food, service and atmosphere outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing from the venue to the food

JU
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!

KY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing Valentine's Price Fixe

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good from start to finish

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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!

C
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..

AH
Toronto
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.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Good is delicious. Service was a little botchy.

j
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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.

EL
Toronto
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.

LN
Toronto
1 review
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.

RM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

N
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, especially the brisket, very tender!

JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 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.

n
Toronto
9 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!

MZ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was super friendly and helpful :)

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

SC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Will be back soon!

DD
Chicago
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.

S
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.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting, great service, amazing food, reasonable price!

BC
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.

U
Toronto
28 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-

L
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best brisket in the city

TO
Toronto
279 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time having crocodile so that was a kick. Food is quite good and can be a fun place. Background music was great. If you like bar b q, this is a place for you.

G
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service - the pit platter is a must!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall was great. I have been there a few times before. However, we were there on business and were put in the circular booth. It was too cramped for a business setting, though we made the best of it. I suppose it made our conversations easier with all attendees. Our server was amazing, food was really good. Overall, if we were seated elsewhere, I think it would have been more enjoyable.

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite place to eat. I recommend this restaurant to many people and have taken many different people to experience the cuisine offered. The brisket is the absolute best.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner and night out. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed our main course. The brisket was very tender, the ribs were fall of the bone, the fish was cooked perfectly and everyone loved the mac & cheese. We would certainly return next time we are in town.

DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great value!!

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous. Wine a little pricey. Would recommend.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good and waitress was great

VF
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bbq. Brisket, ribs and turkey along with respective sauces were excellent. Great find