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About The Carbon Bar

The Carbon Bar:
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.

99 Queen St East
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm

Bar: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - Late
Saturday: 5:00pm - Late
Sunday: 5:00pm - Late

Brunch: Saturday, Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Church St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(416) 947-7000

Website:
http://www.thecarbonbar.ca/

Executive Chef:
Hidde Zomer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

The Carbon Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Comfort Food (47)
Fun (39)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Casual (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Special Occasion (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (12)
Romantic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (5)
Spicy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 8 hours ago

Fabulous food fabulous atmosphere fabulous company

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·Dined 2 days ago

Came here for my 19th birthday the other night. We expected the portions to be small so we ordered some sides, we were so wrong!! We ended up having to take home so much. The food was insanely good, will come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 2 days ago

this was our second visit and everything was great. my only complaint is that we could not finish all our food. but brought a doggy bag home. the korean fried cauliflower was amazing as was the brisket

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Brisket is very tender but fatty. Pan fried cauliflower is very tasty but contains lots of salt. Prepare to drink lots of water for the next few hours to satisfy your thirst.
Service is okay.
All in all, I think it's a restaurant targeting a young crowd. Older patrons beware.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had such a nice evening at Carbon Bar, it really exceeded our expectations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great, fresh & tasty...love the fish platter with a few appetizers for a light delicious dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Nice spot all around.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was amazing! Lives up to the reviews. Perfect atmosphere, quick and attentive service, and food I will obviously have to come back for.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Atmosphere is open and eye catching. signature cocktails were overpriced for the quality. Food was decent, we shared the pit master platter. Duck tacos were amazing! Service was poor. Our waiter was not very informed about the menu, seemed distracted and didn't come back until the end of the meal to see if we needed anything. Another drink would have been nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great brunch spot , cocktails were hand crafted and delicious. Very hip vibe but food was average in taste and creativity . Pretty standard fare.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant. Good vibe. Been there few times for drinks only but this time around tried their food and it was delicious

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service. Excellent food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food and service were EXCELLENT!
We had a great friends gathering at The Carbon Bar! Manager was friendly and courteous, made our experience even BETTER!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Some of the best slow cooked BBQ meats we’ve eaten and we used to live in cowtown Kansas City!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food, good time and a beautiful space. We had a great time. Love that the music is not too loud so you don't land up shouting to be heard.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great server who recommended what to order and we enjoyed all the dishes. Laid back, cozy chic vibe. The food was delicious! Had duck tacos, crispy pork belly, the brisket burger and KFC (highly recommend)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had my 25th birthday @The Carbon Bar. Love the place, the service was on point. My friends and I, loved the food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Winterlicious was lacking but overall good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It's a good casual place for dinner. Nothing too special about it. Food was ok.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our experience at Carbon Bar was amazing! The Manager Matt was exceptional in accommodating us for my husband's birthday and even made sure our table was one of the best in the restaurant.

The food was exceptional, the customer service was stellar and the price was GREAT! I can't say enough about our experience there and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Been wanting to go here for a while. It is VERY nice inside. The bathrooms are amazing too! Good service, great food, great ambience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous service, food and cocktails! Complimentary bourbon skulls dessert was an appreciated gesture

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Really great meal. Originally my reservation was for 2, then 4 others expressed interest in joining. The Carbon Bar staff quickly changed the reservation and were very friendly about the request. The staff was attentive during the meal and again very friendly. The food was delicious and the wine pairing was perfect. Overall would and will readily recommend to others!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always great food. But the service was really rushed. I know how Licious works but just seemed like it was a race to get us out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

As always the brisket was outstanding. Now my most favorite spot to eatand my brothers too. I totally talk up and recommend this spot for an awesome meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our 1st Brunch in Toronto & we absolutelyloved everything about it. Food was hot & delicious, drinks were creative and a perfect compliment to our meal. Service was fast & friendly. We loved it so much we booked a return dinner to try your dinner menu!
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just a great evening all around - from the greeting at the door to Jay's impeccable service of a delicious meal - and ending with an entertaining nightcap at the bar.
Carbon NEVER disappoints!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I used to frequent this place often, but started to feel that the service and the food wasn't consistent so I just stopped coming. I thought I'd give it another try a year later since the menu options had changed... and I have to say I honestly wasn't really impressed. We ordered the oysters, cheddar hush puppies, bay scallop poke, duck tacos, crispy BBQ pork belly, KF frog legs, amongst some other items. They were good but nothing special (something I could find at pretty much any eatery nowadays). What I was really disappointed in was the rush in service. I guess because it was Winterlicious, they had really limited reservation windows (2 hour max) which is unheard of considering I was meeting a friend whom I haven't seen in so long and had every intention of making an evening of it. We were kicked off the table (not fully done eating, and definitely no where near finished drinking), and were asked to stand at this random "desk". It was basically a partition separating the bar and the dining room with a floating ledge on it. Needless to say, we stood at the "desk" for 5 minutes to finish our drinks and then left. Such a turn off.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great food and service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Value not worth the money for the menu, went for winterlicious and was completely disappointed. If winterlicious was intended to capture new customers, it definitely had the opposite effect on me. Made a reservation but was forced to the bar.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome time, better food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Carbon Bar was a great night out. Food was delicious, cocktails tasty and imaginative, lots of menu options, and the building used to be the old Electric Circus so that was an interesting bit of trivia. Best of all was the service. TO has a myriad of excellent food and cocktail spots but the staff at Carbon Bar really like what they do and that adds something extra special to the experience. The place was super busy (Winterlicios) and we were very well taken care of. Thanks and kudos to the staff and managers! Superb night out!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Hostesses, staff, food was amazing. A great experience for our date night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went before theatre with girlfriend, decided to share a bunch of starters. Oysters. Shrimp, scallop poke, duck tacos, beet salad. The staff was excellent, friendly, took passion in their job, described each food offering delectably, including what order to eat the oysters in. The scallop poke was a wonderful explosion of taste and textures in your mouth, the duck tacos were very flaovurful, shrimps were HUGE, oysters yummy. Definite re-visit in order.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good. Service was good.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing restaurant - our waiter knew his wines very well, great ambiance and our meats were just exquisite!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had the delicious BBQ platter and really appreciated the chef's suggestion to start with the brisket and end with the chicken, which was a winning suggestion. Also had the pork belly starter which was great, the slaw and the mac and cheese. Ended with the basque burnt cheesecake which was delicious, but it's close enough to the original to reduce my desire to head back to San Sebastian for the real deal (which would have been convenient!).

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was amazing. We ordered the platter which had brisket, fried chicken and ribs. All of it was outstanding!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The ambiance is great and they have a good cocktail list with very original drinks. The food was OK but maybe too much and it really was regular BBQ. Nothing special. In terms of service, we got passed around a bit with the service that was provided. The first person was great but she was leaving her shift. After that it was inconsistent and then strange to have somebody completely new to give us our bill and manage payment. She was inattentive and unprofessional.

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