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The Carbon Bar
99 Queen St. E.,
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1S1
43.653175 -79.374788
This cavernous Queen East space disproves the rule that the best barbecue must come from out-of-the-way smokehouses. The brisket is some of the best in the city—it sets a lofty standard for the rest of the pitmaster platter, which turns out to be a bit more Jekyll and Hyde: the St. Louis cut ribs are slightly overdone, and the fried chicken could use a few more seconds in the fryer. But it’s a safe bet that no idealized barbecue place could successfully execute—or would even try to pull off—a Korean fried cauliflower dish, an herb-crusted slab of blackened sea bass on a minty frisée slaw, or a bracing shrimp ceviche. The disparate culinary traditions mostly hold together, save for a rye and ginger made with cold brew that registers a culinary clang—something from the wine list is a better way to go.
The Carbon Bar


Neighbourhood: Moss Park

Wheelchair accessible: No

Vegetarian options: No

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: Yes

Kitchen open late: No

Outdoor dining: No

Private/bookable room: Yes

Take out: No

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: Yes

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Good for: Kids, Groups

Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Eats

Payment methods: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: Sunday