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The food at Carben is expressive, modern and ever evolving. We are inspired by local and international ingredients and cuisine. We are always challenging ourselves, our staff and our customers. We love collaborating our food with craft cocktails which are created with the same intensity as our food.
The space was designed by Shannon Smithers-Gay from one80 Design. The space is modern and rustic with a touch of industrial – from the quartz bar, to the personalized book shelves, and the large modern light fixtures. We want the space to feel inviting and a place that everyone wants to keep coming back.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Zucchini + Couscous + Black Garlic & Cauliflower Puree + Feta + Cherry Tomato + Jus
Chawanmushi + Chilled Asparagus Broth + Radish + Tomato Pearl + Turmeric Tuile
Sesame Aioli + Carrot & Jicama Slaw + Lime Emulsion + Puffed Amaranth
Fantastic food, great service by Merideth as always.
As usual the food was amazing. The one slight fault was the saltiness of the aioli (I think) in the squid dish. We had a wonderful evening. See you again soon.
This was not our first time, and it definitely won't be our last. Carben doesn't just make delicious food but they make art
Amazing, it was art on a plate
Highly recommend the tasting menu
Honestly a very underrated establishment. The chefs are geniuses, and front of house staff seasoned pros. Can't recommend it enough.
The food was amazing and the service was great. We can’t wait to go back.
Amazing food, fine dining for a very reasonable price!! Totally recommend!!
Excellent tasting menu with Asian influence.
We had a great meal with Friends despite covid thanks!
We loved Carben - the food was outstanding, unique and full of amazing flavours. They were able to accommodate my gluten intolerance with the set menu, making sure I didn’t miss out on any of the dishes. Highly recommend for a nice evening out!
The menu was excellent! The food was incredible. I will come back for sure.
Food was just outstanding, flavourful, well presented, refined.
Service was also excellent, courses coming just at the right pace.
I would not have changed anything
Great food and great staff! Highly recommend
Food was excellent. I have a shellfish allergy and it was taken care of in the booking so had no interruption to service while there. A bit pricey but the service was impeccable. Enjoyed the visit with family of young adults.
It was good, but even if it was 7 dishes we still felt hungry because they were really small, specifically the duck. The mushroom with sea weed and chicken croquette were the best.
Amazing. So impressed with tasting menu and wine pairings. Blown away by each course. Romantic setting and very trendy. Will be back again multiple times
Our experience was wonderful. I was most impressed by the service and atmosphere. The food was tasty, and its quality lives up to its value. We had the short rib, which had amazing taste. However, the portion was slightly large for the flavour, which resulted to an overwhelming taste at the end. We had the cocktails - drinks were awesome. We had a good time - will definitely return.
We reserved a table to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had chosen this restaurant because I found the menu interesting. I especially appreciated that the list was not too long and well balanced. The experience in the restaurant was remarkable both for the service and the food. We choose the tasting dishes and decided to try the wine pairing. Every dish was very much enjoyed for their presentation, their taste and the creativity of the chef. We'll be back!
Delicious and fun food in a relaxed environment. Love supporting this local family restaurant that's haute but not snobby.
The service was great and the food (as always) terrific.
They couldn’t accommodate my partner’s vegan restriction and we were told that she or I could then not order the tasting menu. This was the reason we went and were left feeling very disappointed. The dishes we did order were well presented but lacking in depth of flavour and overly salty.
Excellent ambiance, incredible food and wine: simply amazing.
Highly recommend the beef short ribs and the chocolate tart.
-super small portions - expensive
Amazing 8 course chefs dinner. The food was absolutely perfect, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive serving staff, and beautiful cocktails for an overall perfect night. We will be back for sure.
Food was incredible as was the service. Great little restaurant in a great location.
Always a treat to go to Carben, our server Meredith was perfect, the food is art on a plate, thanks again for a great evening!
Amazing value for the 8 course tasting menu and wine pairing! You will not be disappointed , trust me :)
Amazing, flavourful and creative food.
I genuinely have never felt so drawn into a restaurant experience. I can't recommend this place enough... it's beyond stunning, the food was unlike anything I've ever had, and the music fit the vibe perfectly. Best brunch I've ever had the pleasure of eating.
It's not our first time dining here and it won't be our last. Food is always amazing, and innovative and beautifully plated. But the service is also great and personal while staying professional. Oh and drinks are always great.
The service was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. I’ve always really wanted to love Carben but the food is always really underwhelming for the price.
We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner at Carben. We ordered the chef’s special and wine pairings. Every dish was a delight for the eyes and the mouth. We were there on their last night open before they had to close due to the pandemic. I look forward to visiting again when they re-open!
This was a great pick! The food, service, drinks and ambiance was spot on. My partner and I did the Chef tasting menu with the wine pairing and it did not disappoint. Very satisfied.
The tasting menu is extraordinary. We particularly enjoyed the duck tartar, wood ear mushrooms and the scallops. We had a bottle of a delicious Gruner Veltliner from Austria with it rather than the flight of wines and found it went very well, we added a glass of red to go with the last course but that was just being greedy.
We came here for the first time last week on a Tuesday when they had the 2 for 1 large plates (with the purchase of 2 alcoholic drinks). We ordered a 3 small plates to start, 2 large plates and a dessert to share. We were impressed buy the creativity of each dish and the plating is phenomenonal. Overall great food and we were very full with a bit of takeout left over! Our favourite from each was the albacore tuna small plate, scallops large plate and pineapple express dessert! Would come back again :)
Amazing server and beautifully crafted courses! Would definitely go again in a special ocassion.
We did the blind tasting for two - we thought we would be served the same, however, surprised when we were each given something different to try. Enjoyed with the wine pairing - very nice selections.
The food was average - nothing to write home about. The noise level was so high it was difficult to have a conversation. My bill came up to $140.00 (incl. tip) which, as far as I’m concerned, is money down the drain. I don’t mind paying that much when the food is good but when it’s average , it’s insulting. The three of us said we would’t go back to Carben.
We were excited to try Carben based on write-ups and reviewing the menu. One of our party chose this restaurant over others because of the octopus appetizer. While the menu lists "Small plates" and "Large plates" these are not meant for sharing so are a misnomer. Carben needs to re-name to Appetizers and Entrees. Food was good but portions were disappointingly small. That said, my duck was delicious and of good portion. The other three at the table did not feel the same. This is a place for a nice lunch rather than the celebratory dinner out we had hoped it would be.
Carben Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 792-4000.
Carben Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.
Carben Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.anycard.ca/store/carbenrestaurant.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.