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$$ - $$$,
472 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B2, Canada
+1 416-868-4800
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
472 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was by far my favorite place to have a drink...and they are pricey...but well worth it. We were on vacation and splurged. You know how you have a chef who makes food in a restaurant?? Well these chef's make a cocktail! It was...More

Thank mrsbethhackett
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Whenever I'm in a new city, I try and search out a good cocktail bars. A friend had tipped me off to BarChef and it did not disappoint. The extensive menu was very well-thought out and had a breadth of styles such that I think...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Super friendly staff and an excellent array of cocktails. The lighting is very dark and is a very "hipster" setting but all in all a great experience

Thank MIB06
Reviewed April 23, 2018

I had the pleasure of going to Barchef for my birthday, we had heard people raving about the modernist cocktails so we decided to go. The room is dark and intimate, beautifully appointed. The staff was attentive and passionate about the drinks they serve with...More

Thank Nicole155008
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We visited this place on a recommendation of a friend. We wanted to experience the modernist cocktails, and each ordered one. My girlfriend absolutely enjoyed her drink, with the different flavors meshing perfectly. My drink was also good, with one catch. When the drink was...More

Thank Darnell C
Reviewed February 28, 2018

I adore Barchef. Yes i is ridiculous and pretentious but every now and then that's the kind of night you fee like.My go to is the strawberry lavender martini which is delicious. The food offerings are small but good, there is currently a fried chicken...More

Thank Jazzy0066
Reviewed February 10, 2018

This relatively obscure bar on Queen Street West is absolutely an experience to be had by all ! Long dark curtains block the view from the street, and inside the bar is relatively dark with a curious smokey odour in the air .(This is largely...More

Thank NDF848
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I don't think there is a place in Toronto that can compete with Barchef on a mixology level. They have the best hand crafted cocktails in the city, bar none. The smoked Manhattan is literally life changing, I won't order a Manhattan anywhere else because...More

Thank AR72LQ
Reviewed January 14, 2018

The cocktails at barchef are unlike anywhere else. The molecular gastronomy aspect of the bar is very well done and the cocktails are tasty, strong, and fun to consume. I love watching what everyone else orders as well. Cheese plate is tasty.

Thank inywg
Reviewed January 7, 2018

If you are looking for a fantastic mixology bar that uses some techniques from molecular gastronomy, this is the bar for you. Many of the drinks have an aromatic component to them, such as a leather mist in Mad Men or smoldering wood chips filling...More

Thank Philip L
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and
vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-868-4800
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Now open 7 days a week! Toronto's premiere cocktail bar. Voted as one of the "Top Seven New Innovative Bars in the World" by Food and Wine Magazine. Specializing in the "Modernist" approach to progressive and contemporary cocktails. Bitters, syrups and infusions all made in house.
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