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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barque Smokehouse

Barque Smokehouse
299 Roncevalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3, Canada
+1 416-532-7700
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Ranked #173 of 6,548 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $12 - $49
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Toronto Restaurant. Roncy Village. BBQ Refined. All smoke, all the time.
Toronto, Canada
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109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Had higher expectations of the food from what i had read on TripAdvisor. Overall the food was ok but not out of this world.
Service on the other hand was excellent and atmosphere was also very good. I also think the prices are very fare.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
“Delicious meal, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Everything about Barque was terrific. It's very popular, and we made our reservations a month in advance to get the day and time we wanted. It was well worth it! The Barque Plate for two was a delicious way to start the meal. For the mains, my husband chose the half chicken while I had the dry rub baby back ribs. They were both wonderful (choose the ribs if you don't want a lot of heat). We couldn't believe it when we got the bill - it was so low, I thought they forgot to include something. Barque has a fun friendly vibe, and the staff is uniformly helpful. We'll definitely go back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for lots of meat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We ordered 2 Samplers and some starters. Great food with lots of choice. The smoked chicken fingers are super spicy and a perfect start. Been there before and will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Amazing Experience at Barque Once Again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Last weekend (Family Day) a friend and I went to Barque for dinner. We had no reservations but were quickly accommodated at the bar. My friend is severely allergic to many things, including eggs, dairy, gluten, citrus, tomatoes and a several other things. Since we were at the bar, we were served by the bartender. He was beyond helpful and attentive regarding my friend's allergies, wrote everything down and made sure that whatever we ordered was safe. He didn't show even a little bit of discontent with her many questions, even though it was crazy busy in the restaurant. So, needless to say, the service at Barque is impeccable.
We ordered chicken wings, sausages, side pasta and pecan pie for dessert. The sausages were juicy and a bit spicy, and perfectly cooked. The pasta had sage butter/cream sauce and it was done al dente - very good. My friend was happy with her chicken wings and side salad.
The food arrived quickly, although we waited a longer while for the dessert. However, being that it was super busy, this was ok. The atmosphere at Barque (in my two-time experience there) is lively, cheery and casual. There are families with small children but also couples and groups of friends. The place is fairly small so I'd advise making a reservation. Last time we visited we ordered the sampler for two which comes with short ribs, sausage, chicken, brisket and a choice of three sides. For $42, this is more than enough for two people, and it's all delicious!
I would highly recommend Barque! Bonus: it's in a Roncesvalles/High Park area of town, so very pretty to walk around before or after your meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, ON
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“Smokin' food, great vibe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you are looking for a really good smoked BBQ house in the city...this place is for you. We had the sampler for two, the portions were generous and every last bite was delicious. They only take a few reservations so if you want a guaranteed table you'll need to plan in advance. Otherwise you can test your luck by walking in, as long as you don't mind a bit of a wait. It's a cool little spot with a bustling vibe. The only other tip I have is bring your appetite...and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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