The Carbon Bar
**NOW SERVING LUNCH**
The Carbon Bar presents the Lunch Box. Casual lunch from Monday to Friday 1130am to 3pm! We are featuring sandwiches, salads and small bites. Casual dining and grab go available.
Where fun-loving aficionado’s, gourmands and bon vivants meet to share un-pretentious snacks, plates and platters delivered with impeccable hospitality in a space inspired by the storied past of a rock’n’roll discotheque, an upstart TV station and a media giant’s studio.
Service was excellent from the moment I arrived. Attentive but not overbearing. Food and drinks were exceptional. Enjoyed the evening and will return.
Had my CEO come from out of town for a business meeting here. He was impressed with the venue and freaked out (in a good way) when he saw grilled alligator on the menu.
Service was very good.
Thanks so much!
I will be back!
Great shareable menu. Service was excellent
Amazing staff and service! Great recommendations! The BBQ pit plates are great tasting and the Korean fried cauliflower 😋 delicious!
Very pleased for our first visit. The only issue was selecting the $69.00 Forget the Menu. Seemed like our dishes wee not well timed with our guests. Also our food arrived on one platter to feed me & my son. Seems strange to have one desert that both our spoons dip into! This would not work if it was a dinner with our friends.
The Carbon Bar is great! The food is excellent and the ambiance is upscale and comfortable. Service was great. We love coming here and recommend it to friends all the time.
Generous portions with the platter for 3 which was nice as it allowed us to eat our own personal favorites from it. Not necessarily my favourite bbq ribs available in Toronto but very good and all meats were of excellent quality!
Wonderful dining experience - we did the “experience” option and while it seems expensive, it was WELL worth it for the variety of dishes and amount of food received. One of our party was gluten intolerant and they took care of us without a problem. Small substitutions here and there but they went out of their way to make sure it was on the same level as the other members of our party. Came out very full and very satisfied.
Delicious food as always. They have an oyster bar but are missing the appropriate size cutlery for the shaved horse radish. Just seems odd.
The ribs are $$
We ordered the fish platter for 2 and what a delicious delight, this was recommended by friends and a great hit with my husband who is not a shell fish fan but even he was surprised by the quality, a great evening meal
Food was delicious
Server knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations from the menu
Great vibe and interior
I'd recommend it for meat lovers especially from out of Toronto, as it's a fun ambience. The portions were small for what on the menu wasn't meat. As with many restaurants in Toronto the wine selection/ quality by glass is as ever dismal. But it seemed a fun place to take family, younger people, meat eaters, visitors.
Great meal! Our server was Caleb - he was AWESOME!
Food and service is fantastic in a great space! Had a great time.
We did the tasting menu and the experience start to finish was amazing!! Every single course tasted fantastic and we got to sample a wide range of the menu. Could not recommend more, especially when celebrating a special occasion!
Great celebratory dinner. Hanger Steak was sublime and Banana dessert was next level amazing. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.
Place had nice decor but was freezing and empty.
The menu is all over the place and Food : corn dog, hamburger, brisket was just ok. Ribs and perch were better.
If bbq is the specialty they really need to get better at it.
We’ve been there several times before. Including New Year’s Eve. This time I found the service lacked. It was fairly busy for a Sunday evening and with one server looking after several large tables I just found that we were usually looking for her to order another drink or bottle of wine. We had to request the Bourbon bar cart several times and when it came The person couldn’t find certain ones that were on it. She even admitted to not knowing very much about it. Not sure if this is standard Sunday service or just a bad night.
We spent a lot of money. I expect a certain level of service at places like this and we didn’t receive it this time.
Too bad. Not sure we’ll rush back.
Excellent service. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great food.
The area is a little dicey but the restaurant was great
It was ok
Nothing too exciting
Seemed like a fast food eatery... come in and get out
Phenomenal space! Excellent service! Caleb (our server) was superb! I’m coming back to get a t-shirt one day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Carbon Bar. We will definitely be back. I would have liked to have seen some more craft beers, but other than that, I have no complaint! Thank you.
Worth going to at least once to experience the food and environment.
BBQ food in a gourmet style. Great service, great food, a memorable experience.
Fantastic meal! Brisket and Ribs especially. Shared the platter for 2. And we were lucky enough to be there for happy hour. Definitely a great place!
Amazing night for 24 people. Treated like private dining with unbelievable service and the food was better than some of the great BBQ guests had in Kansas City, Nashville, North Carolina, etc. in the past few months. Great in every regard and will continue to go back to The Carbon Bar as a go to in the city.
The food and service was amazing. Great atmosphere as well. I recommend this place to everyone
We enjoyed our meal, but found it load and expensive.
A very nice and tidy place. Wonderful food and excellent service.
This place gets full marks. We ordered the Pit Master's Platter and everything on it was excellent. It did prove to be just a bit much for 2 people, but what we couldn't finish was neatly packaged and waiting when it was time to leave. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Bianca at reception was particularly helpful. Perhaps because it wasn't really busy on a Monday night we were able to choose our table. There was only one minor disappointment and that was the Louisiana Red Beans and Rice. A look at the description of the ingredients was enough to tell that it isn't authentic. I've had that dish in New Orleans where it is a traditional Monday night dinner and it is not prepared that way. However, the chocolate mousse dessert was a killer. I would return and I would and have recommended it to several people. Altogether, the experience was a home run.
The server was unpleasant and seemed annoyed. I wasn't aware of no seafood on Sundays and the whole reason I went was for seafood. The alligator bites was just fried batter, no meat, and no taste, so all I had was grits. I was too disappointed to even try anything else. I also didn't like the area. I won't be returning and will not recommend. I wouldn't mind trying another location though.
I think everything was fantastic. From the greeting upon arrival to the cleanliness of the restaurant gave you a good impression to start off with.
The staff was super attentive but also not coming over to ask questions so frequently.
Food was phenomenal although the beef brisket was slightly colder in terms of temperature than my previous visit.
All and all I enjoyed the experience.
The food is always great, the drinks are a must try and we went for a bday dinner which they helped us celebrate with a table side sparkler :)
The food was very good. The KFC appetizer is a must. We had the meat platter and the brisket. Both were excellent and there was lots to eat. The service was outstanding. My only complaint was I felt the cost of a 9 oz glass of wine was extremely expensive. Otherwise I would highly recommend.
Food was good but the excess of flies in the restaurant was bothersome.
Amazing bbq by Chef Kris and his team. Had the best service ever from Caleb. Very attentive! Love Carbon Bar!
Pitmaster’s platter was awesome.
1/2 price oysters was also a major plus.
Always a great experience! Great cocktails, food was spectacular.