The Carbon Bar

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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
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.
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G
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Family get together. The restaurant was mainly empty because it is Sunday night but we were squeeze in with another table with less than 18 inches from us. With so few people, the restaurant could have seat us mor comfortably. The greeters were low energy and looked like they don’t want to be there and not happy to see us at the door. We have been to Carbon Bar a few times before with friends and business associates and service and ambience was better. Although the food is good, I will think twice about bring business associates here for the fear of bad service and grumpy greeters.

RC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, the staff was very friendly, the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! We will definitely be back

DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with friends. Love this place !!

PR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and food, an enjoyable evening.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good experience with good flavours - some dishes were a bit too salty, notably the brisket. The hostess was squeezing everyone into one area so it was a bit congested and tight but otherwise it was a nice dinner.

VH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ Ribs, brisket and Turkey breast hand down best i ever tasted

JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got what we expected....carnivore's delight , noisy /fun venue.
We had a server who was terrific...went out of his way to help us plan a shared meal.

GW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This would have been 5 stars across the board. The food was fabulous. The ambiance and restaurant's look were excellent. The only little hitch... they never told us there was a 2 hr dining limit when I booked, or when I arrived. So around the 1.5 hr mark I felt the server seemed to have an urgency to her questions about dessert and post meal drinks. Finally about 15 min later she said there was a need for the table at in 15 min. Nice.

RM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time there and as good as the first.

Seven people had 3 platters plus sides of corn bread, pit beans, duck confit Caesar Salad and BBQ Cauliflower. Ample portions no one left hungry.

Old Fashioned and Smoked Tobacco Manhattans were terrific, albeit why in downtown Toronto are cocktails all priced $15 and up everywhere you go...competition anyone?

RW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Took our friends there for their first visit and they loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and experience! Thanks

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Multi birthdays

MD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service provided by wait staff. The brisket was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food and service was incredible. Good value. Ribs, Crab and Brisket!

F
Toronto
117 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here before. Everything about the visit was fabulous from start to finish. Will repeat again.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shareable menu. Service was excellent

AE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ribs are $$

LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The area is a little dicey but the restaurant was great

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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