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About 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 list and are the recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine “Award of Excellence” since 1994.

56 York St.
Toronto, ON M5J 1S8
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
just north of Front St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 366-9211

Website:
http://www.bardis.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Bardi's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (3)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding as usual! I frequent this restaurant at least quarterly and consider it the best steakhouse in Toronto.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We visit Toronto occasionally and my husband had noticed Bardi's and had wanted to try it for years. Fortunately, we made a reservation for 7pm on a Wednesday night as it was full when we arrived. We had a short wait however, and we found the waiter friendly and very efficient. The steak we ordered was excellent, as was the Caesar salad and the side of asparagus was done perfectly. Our only criticism was the pricey wine list. We had read a review that mentioned the dated decor but in this age of chain restaurants it was a nice contrast to be in a place that values food and service over decor. That observation seemed to be shared by the other diners who seemed to be local business people.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We should have gotten a hint when we walked in on a Saturday night and the place was empty.
It looks like it was probably nice once but it's quite shabby looking now. The crab cakes were small, oily and mostly just flavored bread crumbs. the brussel sprouts were clearly old and reheated. My $60.00 steak was thin and fatty. Our waiter was friendly and did his best, but overall it was a huge disappointment. It's really frustrating when you spend a lot of money for a lousy meal. We were planning on going out afterwards but had to go home because I felt ill.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very average a big disappointment from other visits

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My steak was exceptional - there's a reason why they've been around forever. Also, the best fried calamari I've ever had. Sure, it's expensive, but what would you expect? Morton's, Barberian's, this is what you're paying for.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

service was great, food was delicious and great ambiance

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great Food would go again when we are back in Toronto! GREAT SERVICE!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

What a great place! You won't get a better steak in the city. Service was friendly and flawless.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The steaks were superb, accompaniments were good, the ambiance was friendly and welcoming. While the decor is a little tired it adds to the charm. Very much recommended.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Over the years my wife and I have made a point of getting to Toronto's classic steak houses. We finally got to Bardi's.

It is adequate and, as such, overpriced.

The Caesar salad of iceberg lettuce seems to have come from a ready-to-serve, mix-and-eat kit in a bag. It was fresh and tasty. But at $12, which is the top of the price range for that product, there is a lack of value. It gave me the impression they weren't really trying and that there was a bigger concern about consistency over quality.

It was the same with the rice I had as a side. It seemed like a boil-in-bag product. (I would have ordered mashed potatoes had they been an option.) My wife had no complaints about her baked potato, which she had with a generous dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chives.

The steak -- a 10oz, New York -- was fine. Juicy, tasty, good density and properly cooked. At $55 it comes in at the top of the price range for that cut. I've had better for less.

The portions were good. Not too small, not too big. The presentation was plain.

I felt the service was very good. Our waiter was good natured, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. He doubled as the bartender for us and the drinks were well made.

The atmosphere is a little "worn-out". I noticed a slight musty smell, which may mean it's time to change the carpets/upholstery. We dined relatively early, 7pm, and it was quiet. Bardi's is not a big restaurant so it might "feel" different when it's busy.

The location makes it a convenient choice.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were celebrating a friend's birthday The food was good. The service was great. The only comment I would have is that we didn't get to choose dessert. We were given dessert for my friend's birthday, but it would have been nice to have a choice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Expectation was greater than the overall experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food and Wine, the steaks were great, the staff created a tasty dish for a vegetarian in our group who said the meal was lovely. The service was good except for skipping one person asking if they would like wine and the other for a dessert. We were given a great quiet table upstairs which was perfect for our not so quiet group. We all had a great time.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The service was professional and personable. The food was tasty and served appropriately within timeframe. Will recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fun, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great wine selection. Fantastic veal chop. Escargot was great as well. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The steaks were very tasty and tender, but mine was slightly overcooked. Overall, the meal was tasty but a fair bit overpriced. Wine list was extensive and service was awesome. The ambience was nice for a quiet night out with my wife.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Great atmosphere which made for an overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Super service. Tasty food. What more can I say......................?

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Steak was over cook asked for Medium Well it was well done. Food was grossly overpriced for the substandard quality. Waiter was inattentive almost snobbish.

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·Dined on July 16, 2017

My daughter and I wanted to get out for a nice steak dinner after attending some work events during the day. We searched around for a steak house, and many had full reservations until late in the evening. Bardi's had immediate seating, so we went.

Upon arrival, the place looked a bit dark and dated. However, as I adjusted to the lighting and environment, I realized that this old, eclectic place was full of history. The fast and friendly waiters proceeded to give us a full history of the joint, as well as some insight into their sourcing practices and training.

Of course, the food was fabulous and our experience overall was amazing. If you're looking for a super modern, fancy steak house, this is not your place. If you appreciate a long running restaurant with a great history, service, and food, check it out.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Pricey but worth it. Hubby loves his steak Pittsburgh blue and Bardi's is one of the few restaurants that do it well.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not overly impressed. Service was perfunctionary. The restaurant looks old and tired on both levels. The food was overpriced for the very mediocre quality. Five of us had steak, and they were all tough. Tasted more like a steak at a diner than what I expect for $40. The lettuce was wilted or rusted in 3 out of 4 salads at our table. I would have had a better meal and paid less at the keg. For a restaurant claiming to be at the level of Jacobs, Harbour or the Barbarian, it isn't. The wine list was excellent but that does not make s restaurant. I won't be back.

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 (Qatar)·Dined on June 20, 2017

good feel, good steak, good service, good wine, says it all

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Low key place with excellent steak. Cooked perfectly with great sides.

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 (東京)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Was a little disappointed, having not been to Bardis in a while and had previously always had a good experience. However, I went with my three sons for a special "boys' night out", and all of us received steaks that were overlooked versus what was requested. The side dishes were all very good - steamed vegetables, Brussels sprouts and asparagus. It would have been good if they had told us that the steamed veggies included asparagus though! The service was attentive, and the desserts at the end did help finish the night on a high, but overall less than expected from a premium steakhouse.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great place to share a meal with friends. Food was delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I had the scallops. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The creme brulée was perfection. They have an amazing wine cellar. Wonderful established restaurant, top in it's class.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The staff is attentive, personally remembers you. Extremely clean environment. Welcoming. Food is absolutely delicious and done to your ask.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The prices were ridiculous. I will not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I am in Toronto regularly and thought I would give this highly rated restaurant a try. The service was terrible (it appears on purpose). The food is VERY expensive (no doubt they were going for that). The over all experience was unimpressive. There are fantastic options in Toronto and avoid this place.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Our server Jamie was great, very knowledgable about wines. Supper was great too.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 25, 2017

As always an excellent choice. Food was perfect as well as the service. Only problem was the Leafs lost to the Habs.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Fantastic service and great wine list. One of the best steak houses in the city.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

A little pricey but you pay for the ambiance and service. The steak was good but for that price I expect to be wowed. Presentation of food was nothing special. This place seems great for a special/romantic occasion or for wine lovers (nice big wine room on the second floor). Service is fantastic including the people at the front taking your coat and showing you to your seat, very classy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Bardi's is a throwback to an old time steak house . Simple , but well done menu . Can be rushed pre Leafs or Raptors . Steaks are cooked to perfection . Friendly and not pretentious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Great service, food and wine. Jaime is the best!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Lovely, quiet restaurant with very friendly staff. Although it is a steakhouse - and the steaks we saw going by looked lovely - we both had the salmon that was perfectly cooked, along with perfectly cooked vegetables. The service was exceptional. It is nice to find a downtown restaurant that you can actually have a conversation in.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The steak was okay but not nearly good enough for the price.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We were celebrating our 24th anniversary, the service was fantastic the food was outstanding. So glad we selected Bardi's. I am sure you will enjoy the experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Good business restaurant... excellent wine list and selection

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