Barberian's Steak House

Barberian's Steak House

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Hours
Sun
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$49.00 – $120.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian
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PRICE RANGE
$49.00 – $120.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles742 reviews
Excellent
414
Very good
165
Average
86
Poor
44
Terrible
33
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Laura B
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
I went here recently for a dinner with my boyfriend. The service was amazing from beginning to end, starting the moment we walked in the door. Our server was very on point, filled our waters often, changed our cutlery several times, and was overall very courteous. I ordered the filet mignon, wrapped in bacon which was tasty with a side of a loaded baked potato. I also ordered escargot as a starter, and a side of Brussels sprouts both were good. We also ordered dessert at the end, I had the chocolate mousse and my boyfriend has the banana split. Overall the food was delicious, and while we expected to pay high prices for this restaurant given its reputation the whole meal wasn’t special by any means for the price. However that being said the service was really good, and that alone made the experience special.
Written March 13, 2020
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Brian L
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I've been going to Barberian's since the mid 1970s. When I was called to the bar in 1976 we had a celebratory dinner here. Whenever my wife & I visit Toronto, we return here on our night of arrival (it's open late) for a delicious steak/prime rib meal. This Valentine's Day the place was packed, so our meals came somewhat slower than usual (not inordinately so); the waiter took it upon himself to buy us a round of drinks due to the delay, a nice touch.
Written February 17, 2020
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BuAkAW U
St. Catharines45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 business
What can I say, everything was wonderful. The toasty buns and pickled veggies to start were awesome, the french onion soup and escargot were delicious and the steak was so tender that u could cut it easily with a butter knife. The prices are high so it's definitely a special occasion thing for most of us, but what a special occasion it was!!
Written January 22, 2020
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Bill C
Niagara Falls63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I use Barberian's Steak spice whenever I barbecue. I was last there in 1989 and I remember that night as one of the epicurean delights of my younger life. I was so looking forward to going back. Should have left it a memory! Overall this was no longer a top end steak house like Gibby's or Magnans in Montreal. It was not even competition for the Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn, or Keg chains. Everyone in our party was so disappointed. The garlic bread was super. The pickled vegetables were great if you like pickles. Everything else was substandard. One of our party had the soup. He said it was OK. 2 had the Caesar salad. Although it was easily enough to share. With no croutons, no Parmesan, and no bacon bits it was just romaine with a lackluster dressing. I had the jumbo shrimp cocktail. Yes the 3 shrimp (for $34) were huge, but somewhat dense, and with a tiny amount of seafood sauce (which was very tasty to be fair) in a dishette so small I couldn't dip the shrimp in it. The wine list was extremely extensive, and extremely expensive. We had a pleasant Argentinian Malbec which was good, but at $80 a bottle, it should be! That was about the least expensive on the menu. For entrees, I had the 16 oz rib steak. My wife the 9 oz Fillet, and our guests the Halibut fish special. Nobody finished their food. My wife's steak was overcooked on one side and under on the other. It was dry. She left 3/4 of it (or about $40 worth). Our guests said their fish was very dry and overcooked - they left 1/4. My steak was essentially tasteless and in some areas so thin that it was almost steak frites. The baked potatoes were undercooked, and the sour cream, feta cheese and simulated bacon bits seemed incredibly bland. The cappucinos were good. There are so many fine restaurants in Toronto where over $100 per person would have bought a feast. Oh well, next time
Written February 13, 2020
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HighscoreSteve
60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
A large group of us came here for our yearly Christmas party. Our group of 8 got a private room that worked out wonderful for us. The food was excellent although a little pricey we all enjoyed skipped dessert because were more interested in boozing it up. I would go back on a date with someone special.
Written January 3, 2020
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Rstone
Toronto232 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Definitely not what we were expecting. Just when we were ready to give this place another try , it turns out nothing has changed. In fact , it got worse ! The steak is not AAA and the sides, well....you can get much better in the frozen food isles of a local grocery store.
Written January 16, 2020
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Geoffrey D
Aurora34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I don't think I have ever been as disappointed in a restaurant as I was (and so was my wife and our 2 friends) as when we went to Barberian's a couple of weeks ago. Dinner before going to see Hamilton at Mirvish. My wife and I both had the baked halibut. How do you screw that up? You overcook it so that it is tough and dry. Ah, you say "why do you have fish at a steak house?" Because the steak prices were ridiculous! As was the price for the wine and the fish!. Our friends did have steak and neither were happy with their meal. This has to be an "expense account" restaurant, or one of those places to see and be seen. Because I can't imagine anyone going for the food. Service was good though. At $411.00 for 4 people (including one grossly overpriced bottle of wine), this was an expensive and overrated ode to the past glory of the Toronto steak house world. So many better options, including the Thai restaurant across the road.
Written February 24, 2020
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GaryReg
Victoria511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
This was the recommended Steak house for our recent trip to TO. We went all out. The bill was $720 including a $120 tip. Not sure how it got that high, but...Our server was excellent. Our indulgence started with Oysters and Martinis, went to Ceaser salads, then Back Ribs & Onion Rings for my Sweetie, a New York strip for my son and a Filet Mignon for me (not Bacon wrapped as the menu indicates). All with "loaded" Baked potatoes. We shared the sauteed button mushrooms with a nice Italian "Ser Primo" super Tuscan $85 (sells for $24 retail = 3.54X) . We shared a Chocolate dessert and my son had a good Scotch & I had a Remi Martin v.s.o.p. Cognac with our coffees.
Written September 11, 2021
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Linda H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
We went to Barberian's every time we visited Toronto. It is the kind of old school and honest restaurants that we like, good foods and services, they know what they do the best and do it right everytime. Highly recommend this place to meat lovers!
Written June 26, 2020
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Harriet H
George Town44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
We were greeted at Barberian's with a confused host who told me that they don't take reservations despite me having an email stating we had a 7:30pm slot. Luckily they had a table but this is when disappointment set in. It is stuck in tradition, dark interiors, old furniture and when the menu arrived I took in a gasp. It was incredibly expensive. Our bill ended up at $400 which was one starter, 2 mains, one pudding and a couple of drinks each. We left Barberian's feeling robbed. Don't get me wrong the steak was delicious but at $85 - $100, the taste was hard to chew.
Written December 29, 2022
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Dream521502
North Bay11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Everyone I’m warning you DO NOT COME HERE AND EAT… they do not have a drink menu so you have to think about what type of drink u like and have them make it ..sangria was $24 smh ….some of the waiters were giving our group attitude all night and was extremely rude ..they charged our group $80 to cut cake that we brought $80 freaking dollars and we cut it ourselves.. The wait for the food took over 30 mins to arrive …the burger was good but not worth $42 . Their items are extremely over priced and for a glass of POP was $12 I would never come here again and will never recommend this establishment. Most of the waiters are racist we were treated differently from others and they would go at the back and was overheard talking about my group of friends . Save ur money and go else where this place was spooky and DIRTY dust every where
Written December 21, 2022
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J R M
Vaughan379 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
I have visited Barberian for 3 decades and this visit is certainly my last. My tastes in fine dining have obviously matured over 3 decades but the overall experience of the group meal recently experienced was poor. Established in 1959, and it appears the decor hasn't been updated since then. Still the same red walls, etc that now look dated and dingy. Similar to the staff. There is a washroom right in the main dining room. To see people going in and out of a washroom during a fine dining experience is unappetizing and pitiful. So ridiculously grossly expensive. 35% overpriced across the board. Cocktails at $26 that taste like they are made by amateurs. I swear that mine didn't include even basic bitters. The appetizers were weak. The main course plate included the steak and a small baked potato. Zero veggies. Plate looked bare. WTF? They were expecting veggies, etc to be added as a side for$16! Yes the steak was fine but not nearly worth $75 - $115! My medium had blood on the plate and was cooked the exact same way my friend's "Chicago style" (light sear) was done. Truly unbelievable! The baked potato was small and dry and far worse than a typical Swiss Chalet baked potato. My sundae dessert was ok, but sub par to Diary Queen. We discovered later that we were overcharged $125 on our bill. For $223 per person with no bottle of wine ordered, makes this a grossly overpriced experience for sub grade food, ambience that needs an overhaul and servers who need far more training in customer relations. Barberian is far past its prime as a upscale Toronto steak house. Now totally out of its league in the Toronto steakhouse market.
Written October 14, 2022
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Bish Sen
Scarsdale35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 solo
I landed up there on a Saturday evening without a booking. The staff were very helpful in finding me a table - the gentleman who appeared to be the manager hemmed and hawed and pored over a large notebook before allocating table 40 to me. The restaurant was nearly empty when I arrived. In terms of decor, the place has seen better days. I ordered a New York Strip and a glass of the house pour Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with fries. The fries had been cooked in oil that had been over heated a few times and reminded me of cheap chip shops in the U.K …..BUT the meat was outstanding !!! Tender, succulent perfectly cooked. The house pour cab sauv was young but quite decent. Good meat but the overall experience could have been better …..especially for the price I paid (CAD $72 for the steak).
Written September 11, 2021
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Donald B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Barbarian's continues to be one of the best restaurants in the city. We had the ribs, and they were fantastic: Barbarian's is known as a meat place so you may expect that their meat is always great. But the real test of a great restaurant is in how they do the smaller stuff. Again they excelled. My wife kept saying that the garlic bread is the best she's tasted, I found the Brussels sprouts were the best I've tasted, and we both agreed that the salad, with blue cheese dressing, fresh herbs and bacon, is something not to be missed. We miss the ambiance of the restaurant, and the hospitality of the owners, and I'm sure like everyone we miss being around a crowd of people. But at least we have access to great food that is available to be taken home and enjoyed.
Written November 26, 2020
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Nicole B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Disappointed in the overall experience. We frequent most steak houses in Toronto from Jacobs to Blue Bloods. From the moment my family walked in we were immediately judged for having children with us. After our $1400 bill I would say our service and food was sub par. I had to ask for my wine glass to be refilled, our Yorkshire buddings were extremely burnt. After our server received a table that was more suited to their clientele we were absolutely abandoned. I could go on but overall I’m just disappointed.
Written March 2, 2022
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