Barnsteiner's

4.5
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733 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary European

Welcome to Barnsteiner's...at the corner of 1 Balmoral and Yonge st. Michelle and Herbert Barnsteiner have finally landed, and they so look forward to embracing all of you again !

With a newly renovated space, Michelle and Herbert have created a warm, chic and rustic spot for everyone to relax in and enjoy themselves, and, of course, a comfortable atmosphere to wine and dine...and yet, quite the bustling and thriving night..with our music swirling. Whether its a cocktail, a bowl of soup, lunch, dinner, office event, or a big celebration, we are here for you! See you soon...Michelle and Herbert and the entire staff @ Barnsteiner's
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.3
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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the scallops were amazing. Prices are great for the quality of the food and the atmosphere

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere for a dinner with friends. Interesting menu, well prepared, timely service, will return.

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always delicious. Great presentation, service, food and ambiance.

B
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Wiener Schnitzel and the Scallops. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

d
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood restaurant for us and another wonderful meal. Lobster ravioli was delicious and the service is attentive. Would recommend for special occasion and everyday dining. We enjoy the panelled room to the left of the front door as it is quieter than the main section of the restaurant.

JS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just celebrated both the New Year and my retirement. It was a wonderful meal, beautifully paced, delicious food..... thank you and we will be back.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food - enjoyed the evening

H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal every time I go there. I also bought 2 gift certificates for clients , who I want to try this restaurant

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Lobster ravioli and Nova Scotia scallops both excellent.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Delicious food and very good service.

Y
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Barnsteiner's is successful only as a neighborhood restaurant due to its proximity to local homes and condos. It is not a destination restaurant.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always consistently good. Sit on the bar side, better ambiance

ET
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadat our waiter was fantastic!

JI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would most definitely go there again. I had the Crab Cobb Salad and it was out of this world, (and I'm a Cobb Salad fanatic!) We also had the scallops which were delicious, along with pureed asparagus soup and the mushroom risotto.
Everything was awesome, especially the Cobb Salad.

BL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and a good size for lunch/brunch. Dessert (sticky toffee) was excellent. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was nicely decorated for Christmas. We did, however, find the wine prices higher than at other restaurants.

AC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Barnsteiners. Great menu with options for everyone. Server went out of his way to make the night enjoyable. Our kids loved their food and really loved dessert too.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Blackened Halibut and Thai soup to start. Amazing flavours

MP
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

3 out of 4 did not appreciate the size of their portions. Advice, when one orders a risotto, it really should be a fair size, after all it’s mostly rice!

CT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place to host a party. Fantastic food, wonderful ambiance and attentive staff. It’s almost always packed, so be prepared to sometimes wait a while for your food.

M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, friendly service

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleased. Was not made to rush to order even though one of my friends was late. Only reason I did not give a 5 star for food was that I am used to no salt so I found it a bit salty for my taste. Everyone from my group loved their food

T
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Food was exceptional and so flavourful. Had the blackened haddock and spouse had salmon 💋

FM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to night out for apps and drinks. Great food, great service. Will certainly be back!

BS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy the casual elegance of Barnsteiners!

MK
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife Deb and I attend there all the time and love it. I was in the restaurant earlier in the day when they had a very unfortunate incident when someone drove into the back of the restaurant. The staff handled the situation so professionally and the care and attention of Michelle and her team was truly outstanding. I highly recommend Barnsteiner’s.

J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was very good. The seating is a bit cramped and I would prefer not to sit so high. The noise level is high.

MB
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a really great experience. So happy we came! Service was lovely, food was nice and we will definitely be back!

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and reasonably priced. Good service. A perfect fit for the neighborhood.

MF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Four of us were there to celebrate a birthday.
Ambiance was fun and lively.
Our waiter was very good and accommodating.
Our meals were good overall but the Brussels sprouts were overcooked, a bit mushy and a little burnt. We ordered the rack of lamb and the steak frites. Rack of lamb was cooked medium rare as requested but could have been more seared on the outside. The sauce was a bit sweet for me but the birthday girl enjoyed it. Both steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious.
Would definitely return!

Mary

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We went for our anniversary . The waiter seemed more preoccupied at a large table than looking after us. Ordering dessert and coffees we had our coffee and the dessert didn’t show up until having to wave down our waiter . The food came out barely warm .
I have been there a few times before and was looking forward to a good meal .. what a disappointment...

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Toronto, food is excellent, whatever you choose, specials are amazing. Service is impecable, atmosphere great and value for your money
Back in 3 days!

SS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! The atmosphere is lovely. The service was a little slow but on the other hand we certainly didn’t feel rushed. Would definitely one for another get together.

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always count on the food being great, but felt rushed by the service.

d
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another lovely dinner at one of our best local restaurants. A varied menu and great service, in a pleasant atmosphere.

AD
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place

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DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive and friendly throughout.

TM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was great, service good.
Only negative was tables for two that were offered to us were small and in poor locations - either right by the entry door or jammed into a small hallway space in the back which was too tight to other tables.
On the 3rd try got relocated to a better table near the kitchen.

M
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always! Whenever we are back in Toronto, we make a point of going to Barnsteiners.

MC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good is great here. Everyone enjoyed their food - and the deserts ticked all my family’s boxes! Service was professional but a bit patchy and inconsistent. Given It was a busy Fri night but still...

R
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner. Food and menu selections wonderful.