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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

disappointing food quality for the price. Steaks unimpressive for $40 each; asparagus over cooked; service adequate but seemly reluctant; good atmosphere for a business dinner with appropriate noise level to allow good conversation

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Truly disappointed, party of 3, friends night out. The host literally threw the menus at us on the table, he then stood at the bar and complained about a table, calling them socialites, 1 of 3 meals ordered came out cold. ( this was taken off the bill) . We all felt that we were an inconvenience and the overall experience there was less than enjoyable. I felt badly as they gave me the choice to pick and they too, will not refer this place. Very unfortunate.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was very disappointed by this restaurant. The service was very pleasant and my rib steak was very good. My wife had the salmon and it was mediocre. The meal was extremely expensive, the restaurant was filthy (I don't think the carpet has been cleaned, let alone changed in the 50+ years of operation). One would think that at these prices they could afford someone to clean under the baseboard heaters that are clearly visible to the diners. a one once, watered-down single malt scotch fro $27.50 is outrageous!! The prices on the website are not the prices on the menu.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed for upscale restaurant -we staying at Royal York. caesar salad..no bacon..no fresh parm..crab cakes almost burnt- served as soon as ordered..almost like leftovers. Steak served with plain cold baked potatoe and frozen butter cube, a piece of parsley and one cherry tomatoe!! .i sent back to reheat. Pathetic !! Only good thing was the $55 bottle of cheap white wine & my 3 friends company. Better off going to Loose Moose for excellent service, hot pub food!!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We enjoyed a very good meal. The Brussel sprouts are exceptional!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

As always, Bardi’s did not disappoint. Great food and truly professional staff. Excellent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday celebration. We had a great time and the food was outstanding! Excellent service and value for money!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was great, out waiter was polite, knowledgeable, funny and more. Food was great, not too much and not too little. Steak was done to perfection! Thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Friendly waiters and comfortable environment. Really good steak!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Ordered a medium rare and got an almost well done steak. Should have sent the steak back to the kitchen. At this price range, there are better choices. Would not go back.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Medium rare steak came out medium well. Apart from that, this one time, this is my favorite pre-Leaf game steak house. Hands down my favorite.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great evening and relatively good wine list.

Wine was too pricey for value and not enough nice reasonably priced choices however I will go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Would not go back to this restaurant. I go to many high end steakhouses in my business travels and this by far ranks near the bottom. My associate ordered chicken which was extremely crispy dry and when brought to the waiter's attention he just shrugged his shoulders and commented that we were in a steakhouse! While my blue cheese crusted filet was very good, don't order the chicken or seafood that they offer, the apparently take no responsibility! The waiter acted as though he just didn't want to be there and quite frankly should be working in a job that involves machines, not people.

For an aged 'classic' restaurant it lacked charm and personality. When you are paying their menu prices I expect much better. Be warned!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I brought my son for a pre-Leaf game meal. He always loved the filet-mignon and I always chose the bone in rib eye. Prices were higher than I remember and both my son and I agreed the steaks were not as tasty as our previous visits. I mark the score for value as poor because of the overall food experience was not up to par.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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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.

Tags: Business Meals
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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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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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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