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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 #96 of 6,560 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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Naples Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We first went to Barberian's in 1969 with a 3 year old and a newborn in a car bed (no seatbelts back then) It was one of our favorite steakhouses and we returned many times (without babies in tow). For 45 years we have recommended this restaurant, and we have toured the magnificent wine cellar. Last summer we were not... More

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's not a bad place as long as you bring a flashlight to find your table. But from what I could see, this restaurant is certainly steeped in tradition. Ordered roast prime rib. It was perfectly cooked and well marbled, but I found that the meat was lacking flavour. Maybe not aged well enough. I'd rate it average, nothing special,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have previously been to Barberian's but wanted to treat our teenage kids to a true part of Toronto. As always, the filets were great and cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and the staff very attentive. It is not cheap but prices are comparable to similar steakhouses but Barberian's has a feel all to its own. We had the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been here many times and every time I am impressed. The decor, service and food are all unique and delightful. DECOR Enter through the unassuming front door and you will be transported back in time. This isn't your modern day steakhouse where dark wood and minimalistic decor rule the day. Everywhere you look, there is history: old guns, pictures... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A steak house with character and a extensive wine list. The steaks a prepared exactly as requested and are seasoned just right. This is a must stop if in Toronto.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were lucky enough to have dinner in the wine cellar. It adds a special touch to the meal. The steaks were huge and well cooked. The ageing of the steak gives it much more flavour. Their steak rub is also great. The wine list is incredible with some good value picks in addition to all the classic. However, the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited Barberians with a business partner visiting from the US. Evening started with a great martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and continued with discreet but attentive service at the table. Definitely and "old school" steakhouse that knows what it is doing. Appetizers were great and the steaks were perfectly cooked. I would recommend Barberians for business meetings and special... More

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Senior Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice steak and average ribs but both dishes lacked any colour just served with a lot of fries but enjoyed the atmosphere and service was good as it should be at these prices.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If your looking for absolutely top quality and enjoyment in a traditional steakhouse in Toronto ... this is it. Venerable older establishment but on a Friday night with a range of clientele. Great atmosphere but above all go there for the food - one of the two best steak meals I've ever had (the other was the Old Homestead in... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This feels like a very old-school kind of restaurant, both the decor and the staff uniforms feel like they're from a slightly older age, but in a very good way. The meal itself was one of the best steaks I've ever had, both in taste and the quality of the cooking, but even this was outshone by the superb desert... More

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