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The Carbon Bar

4.5
938 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation

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: Saturday, Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 938 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Normal food, nothing espetacular. I was wondering to try different flavours, but didn’t happen.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always The Carbon Bar was amazing. The drinks, the food and the servers and managers makes you feel so welcome. It was my girlfriends birthday and both her and her friends had never been there before. They LOVED it. The managers and servers go above and beyond and made her feel amazing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Hostess was less than helpful when we were waiting for our table at the bar. Waiter was fantastic. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have yet to bring anyone new to this restaurant and not have them rave about the food. The platter was amazing and the briskette was mouth watering and orgasmic.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time there and I enjoyed the casual yet trendy atmosphere. The food was well presented seasoned well and full of flavour. Yummy I will be back. Drink are a little pricey though...grapefruit juice $6 and rye &gingerale $10

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was delicious. The peppers, cauliflower, beans, steak, mixed meat platter and my favorite the beet salad.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Impress your friends, foodies and normies alike. Fried chicken to die for, and a seafood platter that will make you need another. I would be remiss not to mention the brisket...just wow. Do you get why they call it The Carbon Bar yet??

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Delicious! The service, food, presentation yum!!!! It's a cool place, a little loud but we really
Enjoyed our meal! Drinks are expensive but done right!
Started with the Korean cauliflower yum! Then the Cesar salad is fresh, the bacon is a nice surprise and the dressing one of the best I've had! The fried green tomato salad was a little too much fried food for me but the flavors were on point! The red eye steak comes sliced and perfectly cooked on a butternut squash slice of roasted deliciousness with farro and a sunchoke purée wow! The brisket burger - skip the fries and go with the coleslaw take a bite with all the flavors then ditch the bun- the burger is that good! Had the rocky road sundae but honestly I was done after the burger - so good and
Lauren our server was attentive - had great suggestions and made our meal really enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Waiter was fantastic. Food was amazing. So much fun! Drinks superb! Attention to detail fabulous!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was good but it wasn't anything special. We got the ribs and the burger. We got the pig belly app which was overpriced for what we got. Literally 4 tiny pieces of meat. Atmosphere was good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food and service! We went for brunch.... delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our waiter was amazing and the bartender PJ made our experience extra special. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was very good, especially brisket and macaroni & cheese.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I was so hungry that I dived into the meat platter we ordered ( most of ordered that and it was our first time dining at TCB ) And didn't take pictures but interesting way of having a Caesar salad. My friend also ordered the macoroni and hot buns. Only 1/8 of us ordered the red eye steak and he didn't like the sides that came with it. I hope to come back and get the seafood platter next time. Huge portions, price first the amount. Only downside is they cannot serve wine that has already been opened.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service was great! Helpful menu suggestions and great personality from the staff. And the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The burgers were amazing! The staff was great and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always a great place to go for meat and drinks. Wish their beer selection was better.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Had an amazing birthday dinner! Food was delicious and service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Delicious food - as always! Love their beef brisket (my favourite)

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Meat lovers, you gotta try the brisket ... it's addictive!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent ambience and great service. Really enjoyed the food here. For those that love their BBQ, the brisket was very tender and not too salty.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Went to Carbon Bar on a Saturday night - it was really great - neat building with interesting architecture and eclectic Toronto decor (peep the 'Electric Circus' tribute). Food was great, drinks were great.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

From the time we walked in until we left, staff was absolutely outstanding. The service was some of the best ever received and with such a positive attitude. The meal plating and presentation were clearly a priority for those prepping in the kitchen. Meals arrived visually appealing to keep guests happy. In a fast paced industry, it was great to see plating was not overlooked by chefs who are either too busy or more concerned with the taste of their dishes. Great job to all of you with thanks. Travelling the 70 miles was completely worth the time and effort

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Amazing staff, attentive, kind and knowledgeable. Gorgeous space. Fantastic food. KFC and Boozy Bites are favourites. As always a terrific experience. Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing food, definitely a must for BBQ and brisket lovers, as well as for those that love a great handcrafted cocktail!
Have been here before and will continue to come back and recommend it to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Thanks for a good place for a date. We had the pork belly, ribs and Caesar salad and I’m still thinking about it!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the best spots in the city. Food is incredible and the service is excellent. Very friendly and entertaining staff. If you like barbecue this is definitely a place you should check out.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was a great date night spot for a couple with a young toddler who don't go on dates as often as we'd like. We were thouroughly impressed with the service here. We were greeted warmly, seated quickly, and our waiter came by promptly to give us the run down of their delicious menu. Right off the hop, we indicated that we wanted to go with "The Carbon Bar Experience", and we were delighted that we were introduced to their house sommelier, but to be more precise, he was a Bourbon Steward.

The Experience is a chef's menu which we normally opt for if there is such a thing on any reputable restaurant's menu. We found the snacks, apps, and mid-course to be delightful in their delicious flavour profiles as well as with tasteful presentations. The main course was a bit of a departure as it was a very large sharing plate fully of their house specialty BBQ meats. There was absolutely nothing negative about the food or presentation, but we found the amount to be a bit of a mismatch from the beginning of the Experience. The cheesecake dessert was wonderfully light and a nice finish to a very satisfying dining experience.

I cannot say enough about the Bourbon Steward that spent a lot of time chatting with us and helping me (as my wife is not at all a bourbon fan) learn quite a bit about bourbon and introducing me to more kinds of bourbon than I ever knew existed!

If there was a negative to be had, it came down to the per-glass wine selection. It would be that much better if there was more than a few choices and pairings for their menu.

We would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely fantastic first experience at the Carbon Bar. From the front hostesses, manager, our amazing server and the bartender, the service was outstanding. The food hit all of the spots with our party. Will definitely recommend to others and will definitely come back!!! It was a surprise birthday party and a long time since us gfs have gotten together and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Carbon Bar!!!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very noisy, food was OK, a little too pricey for what it is. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

great food, excellence service and beautiful restaurant's design

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service from coat check to server recommendations to clearing of the dishes. Food was excellent as long as you like meat and BBQ. The room is large and impressive but can be a bit loud if the place is full. The Carbon Bar offers excellent value overall. We would definitely recommend it to any lover of BBQ.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always the best!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great Service and the food was really worth it. Would definitely visit again!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Third visit. Continue to love the atmosphere. The brisket and chicken were amazing. No complaints with portion size, easily shareable. We did have to send back a drink that wasn’t made to order and the waiter left us in the middle of service without transitioning to someone else. We finally flagged someone else down and were taken care of.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

4.5/5

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Carbon Bar is my absolute favorite place to eat. The food is fantastic. I tell everyone about it and to try it out.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We spent Easter brunch there and even though we were more than 20 minutes late for our reservation, they couldn’t have been more accommodating! When we apologized, they replied with, it’s Sunday, no apology needed! The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. They were out of bacon so the server suggested I try the pulled pork with my pancakes. At first, I wasn’t sure, but it was heaven! If you are considering going, do it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall it was a good experience. The waiter was very attentive and came when needed and left us alone when needed. The food was delicious and the wine was very nice. The music got a little loud for a restaurant, managers just need to remember it is not a club but a restaurant where ppl have some drinks, food and want to talk without screaming.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Although a little pricey. The dinning experience and food was exceptional. Would definately go back and recommend.

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