Bardi's Steakhouse

4.4
433 reviews
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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 Scotiabank 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.
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SR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Quality food and service and an ambiance conducive to having a private business conversation

ML
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New York steak was terrific and cooked to perfection, however the smallest size was a 10 oz. which is a little too large for me.

Waiter was friendly and timing of service excellent.

TP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I found it a bit over priced for the level of food prepared.

WT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We were very disappointed in the whole experience. Both the escargot and lamb were tasteless (and who puts fried onion strings on $45 rack of lamb??) Despite having an extensive wine list, there were only 4 obscure reds to choose from by the glass and everything was terribly overpriced. To top it off, though we asked for a seat that wasn’t in the cold air conditioning draft we were seated directly under a vent. There wasn’t really any spot in the place to be unaffected so we did not move and unfortunately our server made no offer to turn the blasting cold down a notch. This was our one and only visit to this eatery.

TT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a traditional steakhouse and the kitchen knows how to serve up the classics. Service and presentation were excellent. The decor isn’t exciting but that doesn’t negatively impact the experience when the food is this good.

EG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was absolutely amazing and the food was on point steakes were cooked to perfecion, my compliments to the Serving staff as well as the Chef

S
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place!

S
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was pretty good, but the server didn’t get it. Didn’t appreciate any of the dynamic of the dinner conversation - was catching up with my Uncle after 5 years. Dinner was rushed, asked if we wanted their famous bread, but didn’t tell us it wasn’t included with the meal and charged us two portions. I doubt I’ll go back, in this case the front of house let down the kitchen big time.

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was great but when we asked for dessert we were expecting something better than a regular grocery store cake Which was very disappointing I think they should work on their dessert rest is all good

JS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were there on Saturday night June 8th. It was loud because there was someone moving tables around upstairs for a group coming in. We were told he was dragging them because he was alone. How about someone go help him? For the price we paid, the meal was ok, we had a NY steak in green pepper sauce. Not best cut of meat for $60. I had a shrimp cocktail for $34 with huge shrimps but only 3. $11 bucks a shrimp is a bit high. I had chicken which was cooked well, but very small and $25. Side things like veggies cost extra and given the ambiance, quality of food it did not meet the prices. Service did meet the standards for a top restaurant, and service matters to me. But still the food must reach the same standards in my opinion and it did not.

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The ribeye is very very good, I can see why it's the "Bardi Special". The sides were a beautiful accompaniment; especially the brussels spouts -- delicious!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic steakhouse with proper ambience and great food. Relaxed and enjoyable with impeccable service. Great conversation with Chris and a tour of the restaurant. We will definitely be back and would love to bring friends here for a great evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, overall a wonderful dining experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been back to Bardi’s in over 10 years and I’m glad I went back. Great food, great steak. Place has not changed a bit.

TO
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Great steak at a reasonable price with outstanding service.

AM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent atmosphere steak was well seasoned cooked to Perfection very tender

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for a white table cloth experience if your not trying to empty your pockets

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wish I was on business, hard to swallow a $70 bottle of wine. Oh well cheers

SV
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Not the fault of Bardi’s but there was a table of very foul mouthed guests that could be heard from the back room. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare as ordered but vey, very salty for my taste.

t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Poor value for money. This place is supposed to have decent steaks but it's very comparable to Keg and o

SB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best visit yet! Ali was the best server we have ever had at Bardi’s. He was awesome.

SO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal here. The steaks were very well cooked and we enjoyed them

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Decor is tired but I would forgive that if service was great ( or even good) and good special. Food was ok, average not great and the waiter was disinterested, abrupt and not overly available. I was seated upstairs and my guest arrived two minutes later and was kept waiting downstairs for ten minutes. Not until he texted me to let me know he was waiting did we get it sorted.

DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was an overall positive experience. Dinner was during the week so it was confined to the ground level, which had a table that was having a loud conversation. The food was very good (especially the steak). I would come there again and hope for a quieter environment.

SU
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service but very ordinary steak for the price

RR
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and under served....our waiter appeared like he could not have cared less about us or our food....we had to ask him for everything and his demeanor was " don't bother me I'm busy"....which he wasn't . He dropped the payment machine in front of us and then walked away.....he was way past his due date....

The food was just …."ok" and certainly not justifying the price....my Chardonnay ( house white) was served lukewarm and was terrible. Our plates were not hot nor even warm.....

The noise level was such that we couldn't carry on a proper conversation without yelling at each other....

I used to frequent the place in the 90's and early 2000's...….its is a shadow of its former glory self ….needs a serious reboot

SB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were much better than on our last visit. Worked as a team and not as individuals. Keep it up

KC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. A bit expensive but for a special meal it's worth it. Great wine list. Décor needs to be updated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the most ridiculously overpriced restaurant I have been to in years (and I live in NYC). To charge $85 for a filet mignon that I would say was no better than average is tantamount to highway robbery.

BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food: steak very very dry and salty, so is the vegetables. Appetizers greatly overpriced. Shrimp cocktail dish comes with 3 pieces of shrimp with very simply sauces costs $34.
Service: Worse than average. No water refill. Asked for ketchup and was given a whole bottle to pour out myself. Feels like fast food service.
overall such a bad experience. Not worth the $$$$.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I’m sorry to say that Bardi’s has become old & tired. Just not in tune with today’s dining experiences.

AR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Took our family here to expose the children (11 and 14) to finer dining but was disappointed. Awarding winning ribs were mediocre. We made reservations and were still sat at a booth by the outside door and the booth was uncomfortable and tight. If we wanted a restaurant with poorly maintained booths we would have gone to Eastsides. Service was ok, although, after the food order was given and the waiter walked away and we had to ask him to come back so we could ask for drinks. For a steak house, we had asked for 2 med-well steaks and got one well done and the other was rare. Calamari was rubbery. The manager or owner stood at the bar the whole time and talked on the phone which would have been a little more tolerable if there was music to listen to instead of his conversation.

JG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to the restaurant. Everyone working there is very friendly. Prompt and quick service. The food was excellent - we of course had the steak! My only improvement comment would be that it’s time for a decor upgrade (peeling paint, cheesy artwork).

HH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting TO from Ottawa and staying at Royal York so very convenient location . One of the best steaks ever! Very efficient service. Will go back next time in TO.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Extensive wine list, but not a lot of choices by the glass. Portions were decent.

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a Leafs game

CF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night , great food. I would absolutely recomend Bardi's its a classic!

VR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was great. But, it is a STEAKHOUSE, why is ribeye not on the menu? Also wine list severely overpriced. Red Zinfandel starting at $150 is not reasonable, it’s a $10 bottle of wine... very few wine options for a low key night.

SH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Bardis. Steeped in tradition, service is top notch and steaks are some of the best. Come here for the ambiance, food and service and you won’t be disappointed.

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