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7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Open now 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Steak,

Features

  • Full Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Sirloin,
  • Striploin,
  • T-bone,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

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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Ratings & Reviews - Barberian's Steak House

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  • Atmosphere: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.3/5
  • Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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This place doesnt come cheap, but if you are...

This place doesnt come cheap, but if you are willing to pay a little more than The Keg you will get the perfect Steak. How do they do it? i know that the waiter asked about marination and age of the meat but otherwise they must use the cream of the cattle. I had their ribeye and I must say it was perfect. The Waiter had relayed my requests exactly to the kitchen. The mushroom side and the potato were works of art. Very impressed!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good steak. Chateaubriand was a pure perfection...

Good steak. Chateaubriand was a pure perfection. However our Ribeye and New York were overcooked. Food presentation could be better. Great wine list, decent deserts. Setup is maybe outdated but very cozy and inviting. If you are the type of person and right age group :), you feel right at home. Overall, very nice experience but I have to say: this is not the best steak in town. It's good, not the best.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Overprice - Overrated - It was probably a nice...

Overprice - Overrated - It was probably a nice place back in the late 70's early 80's... but the menu seems to have stalled in this era... The food is good at best, but the menu so boring and the decor is depressing at best ! They are riding on their old school reputation, visit frm old celebrities and the look of their wine cellar... Steak & potatoes are their forte ! Aspargus and buttons mushrooms are fancy side dishes... You can find much better steak house in the city

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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A good steakhouse.

I'm writing this from slightly vauge memory as it was before Christmas that we went to this charming restaurant. I have to say it was nice to come into the warm cosy atmosphere having been out in the snow! All in all the food was of a high standard. I have to admit that i found the steak to be slightly dry on the exterior but otherwise all was well. One thing, nothing to do with the food, but we had the displeasure of being seated near some other very noisy clientele for the majority of the meal! Just bad luck i guess.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Best steak in town! Not burnt! Exactly rare and...

Best steak in town! Not burnt! Exactly rare and med rare as ordered. Very quiet and intimate ambiance. Lovely! We learned the hard way...book your reservations for a weekend dinner well in advance! Don't wait until the last minute.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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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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