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Restaurant type

  • Smokehouse,


  • Barbecue,
  • Grill,


  • Full Bar,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Caters,
  • Wi-Fi,
  • Delivery,
  • Take Out,
  • Brunch,
  • Online Reservation,
    • Barbecue,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M3
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

When Barque Smokehouse owner David Neinstein says he and his staff don't play favourites, he means it.

One busy Saturday night, "a very famous person came in and asked for a table," he recounts. The male celebrity, whom David prefers not to name, didn't have a reservation, and the stylish barbecue joint was packed.

David, who wasn't there at the time, got a call from the manager asking how to proceed. His response? “Another customer had a reservation, so we told the guy, 'I'm sorry, but there's no table for you.' ”

Did this produce some kind of A-list backlash? Quite the opposite: “The guy who had a reservation told everyone he got his table instead of this famous guy, and word spread. In the end, we got more notoriety about honouring the table than we would have for giving it to the VIP."

David pauses, then adds, smiling, "Not that I'm against VIPs, but he could have made a reservation."

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    This place is so delicious! The staff is always so friendly :) I highly recommend. Just make sure you make a reso or else you won't get a seat

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    Barque Smokehouse is one of Toronto’s best smokehouses, so it should come as no surprise that the sausage made the list. The Smoked Banger is always changing, due to the creative drive of the chef, but past offerings have included a smoked basil and sundried tomato variety. It is offered on the dinner menu.

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    Best patios for brunch in Toronto

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    Weekend brunch never tasted so good! Barque Smokehouse offers one of the most unique brunches in the city, with items like smoked duck pancakes and beef brisket eggs benny. The patio is street side that is so close to the sidewalk you can say “hi” to locals passing by, and you know what? They always say “hi” back!

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    Best restaurants in Toronto with reservations for brunch

    Some barbecue for brunch is always a good idea! Barque Smokehouse serves its infamous smoky barbecue with a brunch twist on the weekends. The popular smoked duck pancakes are always a good choice, but you’ll might want to try the brunch poutine, Barque Benedict with beef brisket, and the baby back ribs. Kids can join in too because Barque Smokehouse offers a kid’s menu, with pancakes, grilled cheese and scrambled eggs! The brunch is available all weekend from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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