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Barberian's Steak House

7 Elm St | Blue Jay Way, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 597-0335
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Ranked #90 of 6,662 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If anything other than the prices have changed in the last 35 years I would be surprised. The prices are outrageous for a la carte food that my husband rightly described as "nothing special".

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Hamilton, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Ate on a Sat night early and they accommodated me without a reservation. Have been there a few times int he past and had a good meal. I did feel the service, on this occasion, was moving me through as fast as they could - they literally lifted my appetizer off the table and with the other hand put down... More

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Toronto
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Face it: you want the full steak house experience, you may as well do it right and proper. Barbarians isn't going to be cheap, but trust me, it is going to be epic, it is going to be wonderful, it is going to be memorable. Highlights: Seafood. Fresh, abundant, and flavorful. Huge shrimps, melting smoked salmon, proper lobster tail. Start... More

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Toronto
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187 reviews 187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Sometimes I wonder why Barberians still attracts. The prices aren't cheap, and the resto is a bit anachronistic. But I keep going back. In fact, a surprising number of my close circle (my kids, my friends, my in-laws) will cite Barberians as their fave restaurant on the planet. I may not quite be there, but if I take into account... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It has been a few years since I was in Toronto but I will never ever forget the meals at Barbarians Steak House. It is on the back of the Delta Chelsea where we stayed and the hotel said if you want a Steak go to Barbarians. OMG the steak that we had was phenomenal and we all finished everything... More

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Lewiston, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant, even if we only get here once a year or so. The chateaubriand is the best. And if you've never had it you must try the chocolate mousse. Barbarians was recommended to us during a vacation trip about 20 years ago and most of the waitstaff is still there. That tells us that management treats... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came here for my husband's birthday dinner (his first time, my second). He was completely blown away. We started with the warm bread and moved on to the delicious french onion soup and Coquille Saint Jaques for our appetizers. We orderedthe filet and rib eye. Each were amazing! So tender and seasoned really well. I also thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yesterday was my 2nd time at Barberian's. My first experience was quite pleasant actually. Yesterday, was a big letdown. The service was on point. My filet was no good - I don't know how to describe it other than just 'bad'. The broccoli on the side was undercooked and raw. Not worth the money I spent. I prefer harbor 60... More

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Providenciales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My sister and I had the great privilege of eating at this restaurant on my last visit home. We where treated like royalty by both the staff and the owner. The atmosphere was exactly what you want for an old style steak house. The staff and owner where over the top with exceptional service and attention to detail. Food was... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just outside the Chelsey Eaton Hotel (more on that later) sits The Barberian (yes that spelling!). Appropriately dimly (sort of) lighted, with much old world charm, my colleague and i entered the gothic presence of Dracula's lair...hehheh. U know the type, red and dim and seemingly smoky ....!! Reminded me of The Brother's restaurant in Winnipeg (not sure if that... More

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