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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.
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
The Carbon Bar Ratings and Reviews
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 The large dining room and car are nicely decorated, yet service staff wear a t-shirt uniform; there is loud, outdated music playing, and patrons range from casual groups (some loud and obnoxious) to parties celebrating special occasions; the menu is a split between unique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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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]!
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