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Barchef

$$ - $$$,
472 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B2, Canada
+1 416-868-4800
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
472 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful cocktails presentation, unique and creative drinking experience. Interesting drinks, tastefully sip, good services, and stylish ambience. Impressed! Locate on Queen St W, carefully look for a minimal black door with 'barchef' sign.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TiddyWallapa
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing cocktails, amazing staff. We tried two cocktails and two local whiskeys. Everything was so good, and the staff was so kind to help us choosing. I will definitely come back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndreaFure
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Frankie is the man. And barchef is the place. Very experimental, very brave and very packed. Always. Book a table in advance. See at the bar. Speak to staff. They are good. And try at least a couple of the drinks from the menu. Good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 773macieks
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

What a cool place. Highly recommend. Nice and skillful personnel, cool music and fantastic drinks. A must in Toronto

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terje C
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Truly one of those places you can’t go wrong if craft cocktails are your thing. They make several smoked versions of traditional cocktails that elevate the beverages to a higher plane of perfection. Mixologists are welcoming and quick to share their knowledge with those interested...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YoNort
Brent V, Owner at Barchef, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thanks Martin, great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers!

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We stubbled upon this bar by mistake, and we are so glad we did. The darkened entrance makes customers feel very special for going there! There are loads of spirits and cocktails to choose from, and a good range of prices depending on what you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Clo30IOW
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Found this bar on TripAdvisor actually. Very impressed I have to say. Really inventive Cocktails as they combine a full kitchen and bar. OK not cheap but then again great experiences often are a little expensive. Nice ambience and staff enjoyed our food and the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed July 20, 2018

You have to go through 2 sets of black doors, with barely a sign to indicate the name of the place, and the decor inside is upscale and dimly lit, like a speakeasy. Seating is at the bar or mostly at shared tables. Amazing craft...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ricardo194
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Stephen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
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>  > Old Toronto
  • Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-868-4800
  • E-mail
Description
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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