Bardi's Steakhouse
Bardi's Steakhouse

Bardi's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bardis.com/
  • Phone: 4163669211
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are pleased to offer a private setting for about 24 guests adjacent to our wine cellar and overlooking historic York St. buildings such as the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and Union Station. Bardi’s boardroom, with a floor to ceiling marble fireplace, presents a perfect setting for corporate and private functions for up to 16.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Manikas 4163669211

Getting there

  • Cross Street: just north of Front St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bardi's Steakhouse
Bardi’s Steak House is a single unit, traditional steakhouse, owner operated since 1966. We are located in Toronto’s theatre and financial districts, adjacent to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, and steps from Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Rogers Centre, and Air Canada Centre. Over the years Bardi’s has developed an international reputation for quality food and exceptional service; Serving only "Certified Angus Beef" TM, naturally aged, cut and trimmed on premise. Fresh Atlantic salmon, chicken and ribs are also available. We offer an extensive wine lista nd are the recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine “Award of Excellence” since 1994.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Bardi's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (17)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Always enjoyable!
    Cowboy777VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Largest shrimp in the city! Great steaks. Perfect location for ACC or Rogers Center!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always a great experience with friends or business guests alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening out
    MB924
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Thankfully there wasn't a hockey game as we never would have gotten in. Great spot with great service and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmands
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    nice place, excellent service , but food (filet mignon 8 ounces, 50 $) and wine list outrageously expensive. ginette guévin et patrice brunet, québec
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food otherwise awful
    BHSNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Decent food, but the restaurant is old, dirty and bad service. Went on a recommendation, and was totally disappointed. The prices are comparable to great steak house, but this place was really awful.
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  • Fantastic Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Bardi's and our service was fantastic. The restaurant was not very busy but we had a later reservation. We were close to closing time when we finished but we never felt rushed or like we were being an inconvenience. We would highly recommend this restaurant a bit of a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lobster Tails
    nana63
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My meal was very tasty, service was wonderful but disappointed to see they served US beef. How about supporting our Canadian farmers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Brenda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went for dinner with my husband recently. The garlic bread, ceaser salad and steak was the BEST. The red wine that our waiter recommended was also great. A++++
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out
    Tinshin1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and the service at Bardi's steakhouse was great. I had the steak Dianna which was cooked at the table side and tasted great. My husband had the T-bone which was excellent. The restaurant is a little dated but the staff was very friendly. The only complaint I had was the garden salad that I ordered....it was basically some mixed greens and salad dressing...not worth the price of $9.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection on a plate
    steaklover
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My friend and I love steak and make a point of going out to at least one steak dinner when we get together for a few days. We loved every dish from the garlic shrimp to the bone-in rib steak to the newest addition to the menu, creme brulee - all done to perfection. The manager and servers were wonderful, friendly and professional. We left feeling satisfied, spoiled and knowing we will return to Bardi's as one of our steakhouse favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, dated decor
    michaelandtatiana
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food and service. Unfortunately suffers from the same issue that the grand old hotel (Royal York) across the street faces- need interior reno.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Bardi's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Probably my favourite restaurant in downtown Toronto to go with friends or business associates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Steakhouse
    RandallOne
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Not too busy due to all the construction in the city. Excellent Food, very professional service, and a great wine list make this place a great place for Dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality
    Dale
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Steaks were outsatnding quality and taste. Very attentive and professional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still The Best Steak
    CanadianGordoVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Revisited Bardi's to have lunch with a friend - I'll be going back for dinner soon. Such great cuts of beef. Even the steak sandwich, which we both had, was outstanding. In my opinion, the best steak house in the city. Time to go for a full dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    Dale
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We chose this restaurant for my daughter's 16th birthday dinner - and it did not disappoint. We really enjoyed the food, service and the ambience. Thanks again for a great experience - I would definitely come back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak was divine, perfectly
    steaklover
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    steak was divine, perfectly paired with wine, excellent wine list, wait staff attentive and knowledgeable, will definitely go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Steak Restaurant
    Cowboy777VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is one of Toronto great steak restaurants. I have been going to the restaurant for over 15 years and never been disappointed. Alex and his crew take care of everything. A fine wine list and the wine cellar is on the second floor if you want to eat up there. Near the ACC and SkyDome so you were close by for all sports facilities in Toronto!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in Toronto for
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Best steak in Toronto for sure and excellent service. I bring clients and friends here all the time and we are never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst & most over priced restaurant
    Yasmine
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I have never been anywhere so overpriced and without good reason. The food was horrible..the steak was burnt and not well seasoned. The vegetables tasted like wall. The scallops we're ok but only because they were fried and that does not take much skill. The servers were unhelpful and had nothing good to offer when told of our dissatisfaction with the meal other than a "shrug". Lastly, the place was dead, no one else in the restaurant. At the end of the meal, we got up to get our own coats while the server chatted in the back. Bad food, bad service, emptier wallet.
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  • Just another old style steak house
    bigeater
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Went here for lunch. Service was fast and food was good. We had lunch size NY steak. It was cooked correctly and quite tasty. Just your basic steak house; nothing exciting. Soup of the day was gumbo and had a nice bite to it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignored at the door
    Kate
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a reservation and arrived well in time. Place was nearly empty. Stood at the door for several minutes while staff chatted with each other. We mentioned we had made reservations with OpenTable and had to point out our reservation to them. Finally seated right by the entrance even though the restaurant was empty. Asked to be moved - no problem - t hey moved us to the entrance to the bathroom - much better! Steak was very good but no vegetable side. Wine list was crappy and overpriced. Service was non existent. Got an email from OpenTable the next day advising we were a "no show". All in all, a terrible experience. My husband and I dine out once a week and try different places. We won't bother with Bardi's again.
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  • Good Classic Old School Steak
    porckchop99
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Service was excellent food was simple and cooked crrectly very good service from very experienced wait staff
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a bit expensive
    yutiroe
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    everything is good there, specially the bardi's special steak is amazing, the only thing is the price is too high, me and my girl spent 181 dollars on 2 steak, 1 salad, 1 soup, 2 dishes of shrim and that costs us 181.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service but good food.
    Datenight
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was wonderful but the service left questing the quality of the restaurant and inside of the restaurant look like it was straight out of the 70's. I think it is time for a little modern look inside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A traditional but updated
    Charles
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    A traditional but updated steak house. It has been there forever and does what it knows best. Classic downstairs and quite pleasant upstairs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was delicious, everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Steak was delicious, everything else we ordered was mediocre. Definetly a great steak but thats it. Service was excellent and they brough us a cake becasue it was our anniversary which was a nice gesture.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Birthday lunch for Howard!
    Cowboy777VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Thanks for the Champagne Alex! A touch of class! Best steaks in Toronto!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This was our second time at Barde's. I didn't think the first experience could be topped but the second was every bit as good or better. The steaks and lobster were the best and our waiters there have been so interesting to talk to. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the wine room as well. This is my absolute favourite restaurant by far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bardi's is one of the few
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Bardi's is one of the few remaining landmarks of Toronto.I having been dining there for the past 40 years, going back to when there was foil and velveteen wallpaper on the walls.For my early retirement party I chose Bardi's over all the other options in the financial district.It was, to my mind, the perfect venue to put a stamp on my career.The service was impecible as always, however as we were a table of 8, we were disappointed that the wine was not available for a third bottle. As well, the "frites" with a perfect steak were cold and tasted as if they were previously frozen rather than freshly cut. Overly, I am thankful there is still a Bardi's when the other great steak houses of Toronto have gone the way of the Dodo bird. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Very empty.
    Prairiedog
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Hardly anyone there when we arrived. Should have realized something was up when it was too easy to get a reservation. Strange eating in a large room when it is just the 4 of you.
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  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We loved it and will return, if only for the service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Exceptionally Reliable
    JMToronto
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I've been enjoying lunches at Bardi's for over 15 years and I was never disappointed. Great service, effecient and attentive. Great steaks and salads.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was probably good in it's time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food and service were both good. Atmosphere, decor really need updating. It's time for Bardi's to renovate. Very very old interior showing signs of its age.
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  • Fabulous
    BusinessDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I hosted a business meeting and my customers were truly impressed. The service was wonderful, and the food even better. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to go for a private
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Great place to go for a private business lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant needs updating.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    This restaurant needs updating. I was looking for a restaurant near the ACC and it is within walking distance so it is good for that but not good enough for a great meal with friends. Menu is limited and the service is mediocre.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak, and great wines
    patrickcroVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    I go to Bardi's whenever I am in Toronto. The steaks are great and reasonably priced. And the wine list I stellar. As a lone traveler I really appreciate the large selection of half bottles. We added the excellent chocolate dessert and some port to this meal, and these did not disappoint either. A great dinner again, and I will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Great place as usual for a business lunch and meeting
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The shrimps were overcooked...not
    jima
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    The shrimps were overcooked...not sure how fresh they were.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet