Barberian's Steak House

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Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,


  • Steak,


  • Full Bar,


  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Sirloin,
  • Striploin,
  • T-bone,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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From the outside, Barberians Steakhouse and Tavern appears to be a rather low-key spot. Adorned with crests and an awning, the unassuming exterior doesn’t give away that one of Toronto’s most iconic restaurants is just behind the front door. The unrivalled steakhouse is as committed to showcasing the country’s history as it is to serving the city’s top steaks.

Opened in 1959 by Harry Barberian, the restaurant started out in a small space with an even smaller kitchen for the charcoal grill. The restaurant has since gone through several expansions and now includes two main dining rooms, two private dining rooms and a two-storey subterranean wine cellar that houses over 30,000 bottles. The astoundingly beautiful cellar space can be rented for private functions. The kitchen is now in the back, but they still use a charcoal grill to prepare the meats.

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Let me start by saying this... I am a Canadian so I am used to steak houses... This place is the worst I have ever been too... My wife and son had shared a Large filet mignon with Baked potato... The steak was asked to be medium to medium well... but cam medium rare. THE Potato was hard as a rock and was tasteless. I had the prime rib dinner with soggy French fries... but the meat was good. A customer sitting beside me had asked the waiter about the cuban cigars they have for customers and I wa

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Can't wait to go back to Toronto for some of the best food in Canada!! Amazing food and service!! Not to mention the wine...😊

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Porterhouse Delight

Our dinner started off with a green salad and escargots -- both were well prepared and tasted great! We continued with the porterhouse steak and green beans almondine. We enjoyed our meal very much.

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The food was awful the waiter was very slow and the atmosphere was very average. I thought that they should have had more staff on.

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One of the best

The wife and I have been here numerous times in the last 20 years. This is a "classic" old-school steak house. Always great. Arron (owner) is the best, very attentive, very friendly. Their servers are outstanding (Matt & Ted especially). The Sommelier, Christine, is charming, and very knowledgeable at every budget level. (Arron knows how to pick out a killer wine as well). Always a great meal, so good in fact we're usually there for about 4 hours with drinks, conversation, etc.. One feels as comfortable at Barberian's as being at home with friends and family, but catered to enough that you still know you're having a very special night out. Will be back many more times to come.

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Barberian’s Steakhouse offers five opulent settings for your holiday celebrations. The rooms seat anywhere between six to 40 people. Private dining rooms include the wine cellar, library room, Magnum Mezzanine and more.

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Barberian’s Steakhouse provides multiple options for planning for your next holiday get together. The restaurant offers five rooms for any size party, which includes the famous wine cellar. Barberian’s Steakhouse seats anywhere from six to 40 people.

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Best wine lists and cellars in Toronto

When Harry Barberian’s son Arron took over the restaurant, he decided to expand the wine offerings at the famous steak house. After three years of design and construction, the underground wine cellar was complete! The cellar houses more than 15,000 bottles and is temperature controlled. The cellar is open for private dining experiences for groups of 16 to 30.

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