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The Carbon Bar

4.6
962 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Barbecue
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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
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Phone number
(416) 947-7000
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hidde Zomer
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Cross street
Church St
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 962 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great vibe. My husband and 18 year old son loved the venue and the BBQ is great at a reasonable price. We did the platter for two and order sides.. baked beans were very good and so was the "KFC". I will return. It was my third visit.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was great food was amazing if you like good bbq would definitely recommend and if your looking for a new experience maybe something you haven’t tried before try it out !

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our first time at Carbon Bar for Father’s Day was a great experience & food! You have to try it! Restaurant located on Queen St. East of Yonge...had a nice stroll with the family after brunch! Great area ;)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Had a great meal and Izzy lead the wait team that took care of us! Service was fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always good food and attentive staff. I take groups visiting from out of town and they always love it.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Loved this place! Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was fab! Most importantly the food was to die for! I have made plans to go back already! I want to try everything on the menu!!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great restaurant amazing service
Food was great as well! No complaints definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food is not as amazing as expected simply because we have had better food before, but they are def good. Desserts are spot on! They are a must-try for us.


The atmosphere is really good and it's def a good place to hang out with friends and share a good time and good food!

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Outstanding food and staff. Sam and Matt are awesome managers.
Best Bourbon selection in any restaurant in Ontario.
Always treated as the most important people in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We are here with a group of friends before going to a concert at Massey Hall and ended up with the chefs table, so we were eating family style.

Having eaten here before I knew the food would be outstanding, but what really stood out this time around was the way they dealt with one of our group who is gluten and dairy intolerant.

With every course they made sure to come out and explain what he could eat and on two occasions brought him his own platter so there was no confusion.

Outstanding again and thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Overall, a fantastic experience. The service was fantastic, as was the food, and I cannot believe how quickly our food arrived, it was amazing. 10/10 would recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was amazing (as usual) but unfortunately the service was not as good as it has been in the past. Our waiter seemed to be anxious to get rid of us!! With a 7:30 reservation, drinks, a starter (that was brought out AFTER our main food was served), sides, 2 big meat platters, desserts and coffees, I think staying for 2.5 hours is very reasonable!! Why was our food cleared when we were not quite finished (we were asked, we said we weren't done and a couple of minutes later the food was cleared anyway), why was our waiter looming?? ...ugh, was hosting out of town guests and it made me anxious!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Let me just say that Shelly is absolutely brilliant - incredible service and great attention to detail!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Loved everything about the place - although the mixed drinks are expensive

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Myself and my boyfriend had a wonderful first experience at Carbon Bar and we will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great comfort food brunch. We were actually there for brunch because we had had an amazing dinner there the weekend before. I can’t believe we’d waited so long to check out Carbon Bar. Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

What fun, what deliciousness! I'm extremely pleased I searched Open Table for places in the Massey Hall area and found Carbon Bar.

The service - AMAZING. The food - DELICIOUS AF (best salmon I've ever had and that's not just The Joker and the Thief talking). Speaking of, the drinks - SENSATIONAL.

My friend and I opted for the Carbon Bar Experience, $69 each, well worth every cent. Glad I'd not eaten lunch though, ended up being a LOT of food!

I'm a stickler for good service and was really delighted with the abundance of helpful staff who all make you feel like it's their mission (not job or duty) to make your visit fun and satisfying. Even if the food was sub-par, this would make it a great time.

Luckily, the food is above average and the drinks heavenly, so it rounds out to definitely a come again venue for me.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I have been many times and always had a great experience. Unfortunatly this time the Pit Master BBQ was mostly cold when it arrived and not really very good. Normally it is ouststanding but this time it was a total miss. I won't bring clients here again.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This place is fantastic for weekend brunch and Shelly makes sure the service is perfect!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was ok but needed a more nuanced hand in the kitchen. The eggs benny had enough hollandaise sauce for all 6 of us and the biscuit was soggy from a careless draining of the poached eggs. The server started to clean plates while some were still eating. A no no for a restaurant like this. You can and have done better. Perhaps an off day.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This was our favorite find on our recent trip to Toronto. The food was DELICIOUS, the cocktails were OUTSTANDING and the service was AMAZING! We wish that something like this existing in our hometown as well!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Nice atmosphere, nice people
Very bad people at the door begging
Very little protein in the plates, specially the octopus its just two little pieces.
Somewhat overpriced

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Normal food, nothing espetacular. I was wondering to try different flavours, but didn’t happen.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

As always The Carbon Bar was amazing. The drinks, the food and the servers and managers makes you feel so welcome. It was my girlfriends birthday and both her and her friends had never been there before. They LOVED it. The managers and servers go above and beyond and made her feel amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

A friend saw Carbon Bar mentioned in a Longos magazine and thought we should try it. We were pleasantly surprised! We loved it from the service, the drinks and the food. If you like southern flare check this place out! Well worth it!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Hostess was less than helpful when we were waiting for our table at the bar. Waiter was fantastic. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have yet to bring anyone new to this restaurant and not have them rave about the food. The platter was amazing and the briskette was mouth watering and orgasmic.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time there and I enjoyed the casual yet trendy atmosphere. The food was well presented seasoned well and full of flavour. Yummy I will be back. Drink are a little pricey though...grapefruit juice $6 and rye &gingerale $10

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was delicious. The peppers, cauliflower, beans, steak, mixed meat platter and my favorite the beet salad.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Impress your friends, foodies and normies alike. Fried chicken to die for, and a seafood platter that will make you need another. I would be remiss not to mention the brisket...just wow. Do you get why they call it The Carbon Bar yet??

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Delicious! The service, food, presentation yum!!!! It's a cool place, a little loud but we really
Enjoyed our meal! Drinks are expensive but done right!
Started with the Korean cauliflower yum! Then the Cesar salad is fresh, the bacon is a nice surprise and the dressing one of the best I've had! The fried green tomato salad was a little too much fried food for me but the flavors were on point! The red eye steak comes sliced and perfectly cooked on a butternut squash slice of roasted deliciousness with farro and a sunchoke purée wow! The brisket burger - skip the fries and go with the coleslaw take a bite with all the flavors then ditch the bun- the burger is that good! Had the rocky road sundae but honestly I was done after the burger - so good and
Lauren our server was attentive - had great suggestions and made our meal really enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Waiter was fantastic. Food was amazing. So much fun! Drinks superb! Attention to detail fabulous!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was good but it wasn't anything special. We got the ribs and the burger. We got the pig belly app which was overpriced for what we got. Literally 4 tiny pieces of meat. Atmosphere was good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food and service! We went for brunch.... delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our waiter was amazing and the bartender PJ made our experience extra special. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was very good, especially brisket and macaroni & cheese.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I was so hungry that I dived into the meat platter we ordered ( most of ordered that and it was our first time dining at TCB ) And didn't take pictures but interesting way of having a Caesar salad. My friend also ordered the macoroni and hot buns. Only 1/8 of us ordered the red eye steak and he didn't like the sides that came with it. I hope to come back and get the seafood platter next time. Huge portions, price first the amount. Only downside is they cannot serve wine that has already been opened.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service was great! Helpful menu suggestions and great personality from the staff. And the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The burgers were amazing! The staff was great and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion.

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