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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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We were a group of seven. The food was superb...

We were a group of seven. The food was superb, the steaks were done to perfection and the wine was topnotch. The price for 7 persons, with 4 bottles of wine (+ 2 glasses) and some people had appetizers, was about $135 per person, reasonable considering the quality. Contrary to the Mapquest link attached, this restaurant is on Elm Street at Yonge and Dundas. The owner brought us down to the wine cellar which was phenomenal! I would highly recommend this place for a great steak, great atmosphere and excellent wines.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Bar none, the best steak I have ever been served...

Bar none, the best steak I have ever been served. I like my steaks rare, and it was cooked to perfection. Tender enough that I probably could have cut it with a butter knife if I wanted. The rice was light and fluffy, perfect consistency. You will not find a better cut of steak in the city. Great location across from the Delta Chelsea, and just around the corner from a few theatres. Wine list is just stunning, but be careful. I find this restaurant is expensive, and it only goes up if you have wine. The price keeps this one on my "special occasion only" list.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Thank you to the owner for looking after me and...

Thank you to the owner for looking after me and my guests. We will certainly be back. My boss from Montreal enjoyed the food and excellent service.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Classic Canadiana Atmosphere. Great steaks. Great...

Classic Canadiana Atmosphere. Great steaks. Great drinks. Perfect for American tourists who want to do a Canadian steakhouse instead of Morton's or Ruth's Chris, which they can get at home.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
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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