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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

3 or 4 course family style meal. 3 seating times 5-7pm ($59), 7-9pm ($79), 9pm onwards ($99) staying for the night featuring a featured beverage. It will be a night to remember electric circus style. credit card required for reservations. *cancellation fee may occur

The Carbon Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Comfort Food (37)
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Special Occasion (36)
Casual (34)
Good for Groups (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Fun (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Romantic (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Great Beer (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

As always, Carbon Bar never disappoints. The KFC is out of this world, the pit master platter is the best bang for the buck, and don’t skip the specialty drink menu. Save some money and don’t forgo the full experience!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very tasty food. Well prepared, authentic and good ingredients. Service was friendly and helpful. Casual and comfortable environment with nice furnishings. Very nice ambiance. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal! Super Service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Been here several times and it unfortunately gets better every time I'm there. One if my favourite places to eat.

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·Dined 6 days ago

So good! Had the Korean fried cauliflower based on the server recommendation, so good. And I hate cauliflower. Literally the food was out of this world. Try the margarita, it's unbelievable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We loved our night!

Got a large booth for 6-8, that was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Best service experience of all time. From when we entered to when we left. Great job!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the BBQ ribs with Mac and cheese ...Mac and cheese great but ribs just ok. Also tried the brisket which was delicious...should have ordered that instead. Ordered one of the specialty cocktails which was delicious

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant is lost between a BBQ smokehouse and a nicer restaurant in all aspects: Decor, atmosphere, service, food, and prices. The large dining room and car are nicely decorated, yet service staff wear a t-shirt uniform; there is loud, outdated music playing, and patrons range from casual groups (some loud and obnoxious) to parties celebrating special occasions; the menu is a split between unique appies and entrees, and flat-out southern style BBQ including large share platters - both sides of he menu similarly priced at around $30-40 per meal.

My experience was good on the food side but lacking in every other respect. Our seafood and fish entrees were delicious and reasonably sized, and cocktails were okay. The music was distracting, and the party next to us was very loud and rowdy, clearly talking about us and pointing, and sometimes yelling and waving handkerchiefs over their heads. After dessert, we were brought the bill without even asking as if we were done, and the bill was missing items we ordered from the bar. Overall, the experience was lacking and definitely did not warrant the bill at the end of the night.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I went to this restaurant for her birthday and we had a really good time. Food was great and ambiance was good. Special mention for Gareth, great host.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fresh seafood, Great bar. Korean fried cauliflower is revolutionary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Been to carbon a few times. The meat or seafood share platters are great. Brisket is the best

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I️ really like the ambiance here and the idea of more upscale bbq. The food has not been as good the past couple of times. Cocktails, service and the room itself are all great. We had the bbq platter this past time and it was just ok. The brisket was weak compared to most better bbq places in Toronto (it used to be better), the ribs were a bit dry and the chicken had a mushy layer between a great crisp batter and perfectly cooked, moist chicken - almost like the chicken was cooked first then battered and fried where the inside of the batter was still raw. The sauces were a bit lacking in flavour compared to some other places. Would love for the food to get upgraded back up to where it was the first few times we visited over the years.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent find. Service is attentive without being oppressive. Best brisket outside of Texas. We will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived 2 hours early to our reservation and were seated promptly. The waiter quickly recognized we were not in a hurry. The Carbon Bar specializes in smoked meat and Bourbon. My wife, a vegetarian, found plenty on the menu to choose from. We had the Peppers and the KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower) to start. Both were yummie. I enjoyed the delicious Beef Brisket and my wife enjoyed the Salmon. To finish I savoured one of their delicious Bourbons especially selected for me by the Bourbon master. The service was impeccable. Next time we are in Toronto, we will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time coming and food has changed..to preparation of the food to the taste of the food made the feeling of coming back horrible

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always good food but some delays between guest meals arriving 10 minutes before rest of party received food.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food place to accomodate needs of a keto diner. The brisket benny was very filling with teo perfectly poached eggs and lashings of hollaindaise, did not need the mile high biscuit, would have been way too much!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

So great! Transforming electric circus into a hip resto-bar was an awesome idea.

Service was awesome too :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great experience. We opted for the tasting menu which had ample food and selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had an excellent meal. Recommend the KFC Korean fried cauliflower and the pit masters platter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed the food. We ordered the chicken and waffles and the huevos al carbón. Presentation was great and everything tasted very nice. To our surprise we only paid $50 for two people and it included coffee, main course and a little chocolate desert.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place. Visited during a weeks holiday in Toronto with my wife & teenage kids.... food & service were v good, would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Service, good wine and creative cocktails and the food was great. This was our last night in Toronto and we were not disappointed

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always fantastic. Nothing else to say. Service and quality are top notch.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The meat platter was definitely worth it. The seafood was a bit underwhelming, but I suppose it's more for the exquisite tastes. We went for my parent's anniversary, and we were hoping for a bit more than just a candle on top of our desert, but nonetheless, good overall.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The meat was a bit too salty but overall enjoyable. Very classy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I booked a table here based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed! A great restaurant and the Pit Master Platter certainly lived up to its reputation especially the beef brisket which was melt-in-the-mouth soft!

Watch out for the cornbread with maple butter. ...delicious!

Would definitely go back when we are next in Toronto and will recommend to any of our visiting friends from London, UK!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant with great ambiance! Would suggest asking for southern chicken! Sold by the piece - delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I took my girlfriend here for our two year anniversary, it was also where I brought her on our first date. We decided to order the experience. Essentially, you get chefs choice of snacks, apps, mid course, main course, and dessert. You essentially get to try almost every item on the menu for a price that is impossible to refuse! Food was exceptional, as always, and the staff was friendly, accommodating, and amplified the experience tenfold. Seriously considering hosting a guys night here as I am very curious to view the whisky cart!

10/10 I recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

For the price I would have expected better than deep friend!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

An excellent spot for a birthday celebration - excellent food, lively atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I like that when a server or the restaurant makes a mistake, they don't only apologize but they compensate you for it. I think it's an excellent way to show remorse and amazing customer service skills. I would return here over and over!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Burger was very delicious and frog legs were interesting but you should definitely give them a try!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a great night with friends at Carbon bar. The cocktails were delicious and the food was amazing. To start we shared the K.F.C. and Crispy BBQ pork belly. Both were devoured and appreciated. For our entree, we shared family style the Pit Master Platter and the Truffled Ricotta Dumplings. The four of us left over satisfied and will come back on our next trip to TO. Very highly recommended!

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place, super tasty food, you notice the quality all over, even the paper towels in the restroom are of good quality! Definitely recomendable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great services. Very cool and unique dining environment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Second time at Carbon Bar - didn't disappoint! Had The Experience and it was exceptional. Unique dishes, great presentation and a variety of outstanding flavours. Highly recommend. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Best fried chicken in Canada! And everything else we had was fabulous as well. We will be back, often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved it! Menu is unique and all our selections were delicious! Good portions for sharing. Ambiance is casual and comfortable. Service staff are quick, courteous, accommodating, and enthusiastic. Great location with parking nearby. I recommend it highly [and already have]!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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