The Carbon Bar

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Contemporary American
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.
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent from the moment I arrived. Attentive but not overbearing. Food and drinks were exceptional. Enjoyed the evening and will return.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great shareable menu. Service was excellent

AE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and service! Great recommendations! The BBQ pit plates are great tasting and the Korean fried cauliflower 😋 delicious!

L
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

T
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food as always. They have an oyster bar but are missing the appropriate size cutlery for the shaved horse radish. Just seems odd.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ribs are $$

LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious
Server knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations from the menu
Great vibe and interior

E
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Our server was Caleb - he was AWESOME!

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is fantastic in a great space! Had a great time.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

LL
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

LB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great food.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The area is a little dicey but the restaurant was great

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok
Nothing too exciting
Seemed like a fast food eatery... come in and get out

DP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal space! Excellent service! Caleb (our server) was superb! I’m coming back to get a t-shirt one day!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

V
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Worth going to at least once to experience the food and environment.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BBQ food in a gourmet style. Great service, great food, a memorable experience.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

I
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. Great atmosphere as well. I recommend this place to everyone

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal, but found it load and expensive.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice and tidy place. Wonderful food and excellent service.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

M
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Regards

I
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 :)

MR
Puerto Vallarta
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

E
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good but the excess of flies in the restaurant was bothersome.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing bbq by Chef Kris and his team. Had the best service ever from Caleb. Very attentive! Love Carbon Bar!

SR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pitmaster’s platter was awesome.
1/2 price oysters was also a major plus.
Strongly recommend

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Great cocktails, food was spectacular.

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