Bardi's Steakhouse

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423 reviews
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Bardi’s Steak House is a single unit, traditional steakhouse, owner operated since 1966. We are located in Toronto’s theatre and financial districts, adjacent to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, and steps from Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Rogers Centre, and Scotiabank Centre. Over the years Bardi’s has developed an international reputation for quality food and exceptional service; Serving only "Certified Angus Beef" TM, naturally aged, cut and trimmed on premise. Fresh Atlantic salmon, chicken and ribs are also available. We offer an extensive wine list and are the recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine “Award of Excellence” since 1994.
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JS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were there on Saturday night June 8th. It was loud because there was someone moving tables around upstairs for a group coming in. We were told he was dragging them because he was alone. How about someone go help him? For the price we paid, the meal was ok, we had a NY steak in green pepper sauce. Not best cut of meat for $60. I had a shrimp cocktail for $34 with huge shrimps but only 3. $11 bucks a shrimp is a bit high. I had chicken which was cooked well, but very small and $25. Side things like veggies cost extra and given the ambiance, quality of food it did not meet the prices. Service did meet the standards for a top restaurant, and service matters to me. But still the food must reach the same standards in my opinion and it did not.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The ribeye is very very good, I can see why it's the "Bardi Special". The sides were a beautiful accompaniment; especially the brussels spouts -- delicious!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic steakhouse with proper ambience and great food. Relaxed and enjoyable with impeccable service. Great conversation with Chris and a tour of the restaurant. We will definitely be back and would love to bring friends here for a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, overall a wonderful dining experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been back to Bardi’s in over 10 years and I’m glad I went back. Great food, great steak. Place has not changed a bit.

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TO
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Great steak at a reasonable price with outstanding service.

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AM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent atmosphere steak was well seasoned cooked to Perfection very tender

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for a white table cloth experience if your not trying to empty your pockets

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wish I was on business, hard to swallow a $70 bottle of wine. Oh well cheers

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SV
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Not the fault of Bardi’s but there was a table of very foul mouthed guests that could be heard from the back room. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare as ordered but vey, very salty for my taste.

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t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Poor value for money. This place is supposed to have decent steaks but it's very comparable to Keg and o

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SB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best visit yet! Ali was the best server we have ever had at Bardi’s. He was awesome.

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SO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal here. The steaks were very well cooked and we enjoyed them

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Decor is tired but I would forgive that if service was great ( or even good) and good special. Food was ok, average not great and the waiter was disinterested, abrupt and not overly available. I was seated upstairs and my guest arrived two minutes later and was kept waiting downstairs for ten minutes. Not until he texted me to let me know he was waiting did we get it sorted.

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DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was an overall positive experience. Dinner was during the week so it was confined to the ground level, which had a table that was having a loud conversation. The food was very good (especially the steak). I would come there again and hope for a quieter environment.

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SU
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service but very ordinary steak for the price

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RR
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and under served....our waiter appeared like he could not have cared less about us or our food....we had to ask him for everything and his demeanor was " don't bother me I'm busy"....which he wasn't . He dropped the payment machine in front of us and then walked away.....he was way past his due date....

The food was just …."ok" and certainly not justifying the price....my Chardonnay ( house white) was served lukewarm and was terrible. Our plates were not hot nor even warm.....

The noise level was such that we couldn't carry on a proper conversation without yelling at each other....

I used to frequent the place in the 90's and early 2000's...….its is a shadow of its former glory self ….needs a serious reboot

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SB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were much better than on our last visit. Worked as a team and not as individuals. Keep it up

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KC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. A bit expensive but for a special meal it's worth it. Great wine list. Décor needs to be updated.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the most ridiculously overpriced restaurant I have been to in years (and I live in NYC). To charge $85 for a filet mignon that I would say was no better than average is tantamount to highway robbery.

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BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food: steak very very dry and salty, so is the vegetables. Appetizers greatly overpriced. Shrimp cocktail dish comes with 3 pieces of shrimp with very simply sauces costs $34.
Service: Worse than average. No water refill. Asked for ketchup and was given a whole bottle to pour out myself. Feels like fast food service.
overall such a bad experience. Not worth the $$$$.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I’m sorry to say that Bardi’s has become old & tired. Just not in tune with today’s dining experiences.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Took our family here to expose the children (11 and 14) to finer dining but was disappointed. Awarding winning ribs were mediocre. We made reservations and were still sat at a booth by the outside door and the booth was uncomfortable and tight. If we wanted a restaurant with poorly maintained booths we would have gone to Eastsides. Service was ok, although, after the food order was given and the waiter walked away and we had to ask him to come back so we could ask for drinks. For a steak house, we had asked for 2 med-well steaks and got one well done and the other was rare. Calamari was rubbery. The manager or owner stood at the bar the whole time and talked on the phone which would have been a little more tolerable if there was music to listen to instead of his conversation.

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JG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to the restaurant. Everyone working there is very friendly. Prompt and quick service. The food was excellent - we of course had the steak! My only improvement comment would be that it’s time for a decor upgrade (peeling paint, cheesy artwork).

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HH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting TO from Ottawa and staying at Royal York so very convenient location . One of the best steaks ever! Very efficient service. Will go back next time in TO.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Extensive wine list, but not a lot of choices by the glass. Portions were decent.

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a Leafs game

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CF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night , great food. I would absolutely recomend Bardi's its a classic!

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VR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was great. But, it is a STEAKHOUSE, why is ribeye not on the menu? Also wine list severely overpriced. Red Zinfandel starting at $150 is not reasonable, it’s a $10 bottle of wine... very few wine options for a low key night.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Bardis. Steeped in tradition, service is top notch and steaks are some of the best. Come here for the ambiance, food and service and you won’t be disappointed.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, service was Ok, ambiance needs to be refreshed and upgraded.

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SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time for my mother’s birthday at Bardi’s. The staff was professional and the food was perfect!

The noise level was a bit loud to the point where we could barely hear each other talk. There was only one other table in the room with us so I really couldn’t imagine how loud it would be if it was busy.

But with that being said, we still really enjoyed ourselves and will absolutely reffer our friends to Bardi’s!

Thank you! :)

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The annual pilgramage to Bardi's during the OGRA Conference has never disappointed. Thanks so much to Jamie and the rest of the staff. Cheers!

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G
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bardi's is a throwback, old school steakhouse with quality food, service and decor associated with fine dining in the '80's. The menu is limited to the classic steak, seafood and salads that are staples and will never grow old. Same for the impeccable service. Super attentive and not pushy in the least. The wine list is huge, filled with moderately priced to extraordinarily priced vintages that most people would find out of reach but fun to look at. All things considered, Bardi's is a restaurant that will make you feel welcome and you will leave well fed and anxious to return.

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SG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Bardis is a convenient restaurant if you are heading to a Raptor or Leaf game. The wine list is quite extensive and priced reasonably. Food is consistent and tasty. The only issue we had on our last visit was getting our dinner served on time as we had to head down to a Leaf game. The server knew we were getting close on time and promised that our main course was on it's way.. It arrived late and we had to eat quickly to make the game. Not a great way to enjoy a meal at a nice restaurant like this. Lesson learned... if we go back on a game day we will arrive extra early to ensure we are not rushed to finish our meal.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not bad but not comparable to the best steak houses in To. Needs a full makeover. Menu is limited as are medium priced wines.

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J
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steak
Great wine list
Excellent

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w
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello,
It was perfect the first time (many years ago) and this time also, PERFECTION is hard to improve upon.

Many thanks and my wife also on my side for PERFECTION.

Bill & Solange

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DD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Open Table we were able to get a reservation quickly at the time we needed. It was convenient, food was good, table service attentive, not overwhelming. Site was clean and enjoyable.

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