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Bardi's Steak House in Toronto close to the Air Canada Centre, in the heart of the financial district, has been the choice for fine dining for Torontonian's since 1966. Voted recipient of the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence in 1994, we have a large wine list that is sure to impress your eyes and a menu that is sure to delight your palate. Come in today for an exquisite fine dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

Disappointed is a good word to describe our experience. We had seen good reviews and the website looked not that bad. When we arrived at the Fairmont and saw teh Bardi sign across the street, small and faded we began to thnk maybe we should...have looked further into our choice. Our sixth sense was not off. The waiters were worn out as were their clothes, just not much life left in these gentlement and the faded black outfits spoke of a long career that should be thinking of retirement. They were pleasant enough, just tired as their conversation and leaning against the bar could attest to. The place needed paint touchups, there was an actual lamp on table so I had to watch cord so as not to knock it off. The place is in desperate need of some TLC. We don't mind traditional decor and love wood, it was just not taken care of. Ambiance does effect the overall experience. We were also stuck at a table in a corner with a cabinet by the front doors. This place needs a polish and some life breathed back into it. Onto the food, no presentation doesn't begin to describe how our meal was presented. All you get is a russet potato and your steak. Well the steak is cooked to perfection, your plate looks terrible with a big hunk of meat and a huge potato. A gentleman comes by with a dolp of sour cream and some chives. The waiters were talkig by the front doors about customer service issues and complaints. Not something we needed to hear. It was obvious there were problems, this just solidified it. There also oddly was stuff piled everywhere. Very overpriced for what you get. Not a place to bother to visit. It may be time to retire.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

Dinner was great as always. Steak, lobster, appetizers and service was very good. Unfortunately, we encountered guests at the table beside ours who continual dropped the F-Bomb. With our family including our 12 year old grand daughter, it was awful. These four were federal civil...servants with 11 years to go until retirement. They talked up Minister Freeland, interspersed with inappropriate language. I wonder if they would have been OK with us talking in front of their families in the same way. The wait staff did nothing to tone them down and we debated as to whether or not we should call them on it. It over shadowed what should have her a great dinner and get together. We wondered what f it was their cost or the Canadian taxpayer that financed their lie-life behaviour and meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 5, 2022

Food quality is very good. Steaks are cooked to perfection and to one's preference. Sides are plentiful. French onion soup is highly recommended as is the starter cheese & garlic toast. The artisanal bread they use certainly tasted authentic too. I had the green peppercorn...steak which was tender and delicious. Our last meal together with my teenage kids before a 3 weeks lockdown that has closed all inside dining. Well worth it.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

This was a lovely 25’th anniversary dinner for my husband and me. The steak was perfectly cooked, service impeccable for both attentiveness and promptness. I do wish they had a drink menu- apparently they do not. We had a late seating, (8:15 pm) so between...that and covid distancing for tables, the atmosphere was rather dull. However we had a quiet and romantic dinner, which was the goal. They brought us a complementary dessert for our anniversary which was a nice touch. We live in Ottawa, but will visit when we travel to Toronto again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

It is a gem in the middle of the city. It is a quiet, comfortable place. The steak was top notch, and the service was impeccable.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

As a resident of Toronto, I've walked past Bardi's countless times and I finally tried it recently. Bardi's is small, intimate and traditional - in service style, menu offerings and decor. If you're looking for a chic, current vibe this isn't the place for you....But if you're downtown - particularly if you're a traveller and staying in a nearby hotel - you'll find the steaks of a high quality, well-prepared with a price point that is average for this type of meal. Old school yes, but a solid choice for today!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Opening at 5:00pm on a Saturday we were shown to our seats upstairs. Classic, “old school” ambiance. Service was impeccable. Timing and pace for the start of the game was perfect. The Caesar salad was a bit boring but the steaks were pretty great. The...brussel sprouts side dish was excellent too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

Bardi's Steak House was right next door to our hotel so we decided to try it. Glad we did! This is an upscale restaurant, very nice for a special ocassion or business dinner. Our waiter was friendly, the shrimp cocktail was amazing and our steak...was cooked as ordered, tender and delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

One of the top steak houses in the downtown area before taking in a game . Never disappoints ! The selections and sides are wonderful as well as delicious , Will be back with the boys.

Date of visit: February 2019
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121adm, Owner at Bardi's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2019

thanks for the feedback

Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Went in here with some friends looking for good food and I can tell you that this place right here is where you find the best steak in Toronto. I had the ‘Bardi special’ and boy!!!! What I have been eating at mid class restaurants...like joey’s and moxies and co was really just meat. Go here and eat something you’ll never forget. The steaks are not 30$ but you get amazing value for your money with super professional service. Can’t stop spreading the good news about here😋😋. I have seen the light, you should too😄More

Date of visit: October 2019
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121adm, Owner at Bardi's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Thank you very much for the feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed the experience, and look forward to serving you in the future. Regards, Alex Manikas Proprietor.

Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

Excellent Steak House with nice Staff and good service. As my Flight arrived at 8 I wanted to get some food at 9:30pm. no problem

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

Dropped by around 5:30 this past Tuesday. I ordered a New York Strip for $54 along with rice and mushrooms. The steak was cooked medium as requested and was tender but it was VERY salty. The rice was bland and the waiter forgot to order...the mushrooms. The restaurant was empty which should have been my first clue. A steak without mushrooms is like a cake without icing. It's inexcusable! They suggested I wait while they rush through an order of mushrooms. Then eat a cold steak! I don't think so! As for the rice....try adding some flavor instead of boiling the crap out of it! Save your money folks and go anywhere else!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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121adm, Owner at Bardi's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Thank you for the valuable feedback.

Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

The decor was dated the food was over-salted prices were expensive for what you got. Better off and The Keg or Canyon Creek or elsewhere

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

For years my family has considered Bardi's the King of Steak.One is never disappointed even if I order something other than steak from the menu. Wonderful menu, great wine selections, exceptional customer service every visit. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

This was our second time here. It’s been a few years but still amazing. The service the meal and staff are all top notch. I don’t know why but this seems to be the only place I can order a NY Strip and it’s perfect...every time. Great quality of cut and cooked to perfection.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5