About Bardi's Steakhouse
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 Air Canada 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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
just north of Front St.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
We are pleased to offer a private setting for about 24 guests adjacent to our wine cellar and overlooking historic York St. buildings such as the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and Union Station. Bardi’s boardroom, with a floor to ceiling marble fireplace, presents a perfect setting for up to 16.
Bardi's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
We held a business lunch / going away sp ...
We held a business lunch / going away special occasion at Bardi's today. It was nothing short of fantastic. The food was delicious and well-priced, the ambiance was wonderful as we had the second floor and a great table, not noisy, extremely comfortable seating and the staff was the best. Very friendly, experienced and professional. I recommend Bardi's for executive business meetings, as well as personal special occasions.
Went there for a dinner, and to try the ...
Went there for a dinner, and to try the steak since we like to try different steak houses.
This place certainly is old-school; the ambiance is nothing really special, though.
The steak however was quite tasty. But the salads especially the caesar were lackluster--tasted like store-bought fare, and not the kind you get at the finer steak houses where they prepare the dressing in front of you.
I might return--but I wouldn't go out of my way. For a bit more than this pricing you can go to Hy's where the ambiance, salad and service is much better. Or for even a bit more you can go to the king, Jacob & Co.
Delicious food and wonderful service!
My husband and I would definitely return to Bardi's again! We had an absolutely delicious meal from start to finish, and the service was excellent. Our server Sal was very attentive and had great tableside manner. :) Thank you Bardi's!
Not a good value
I asked the waiter for their "signature steak" and he told me it was the New York. I ordered it and it was disappointing to be honest. There was nothing extraordinary about the steak, how it was prepared, etc. Not a good value for the price. I have had a New York at The Keg many times and it is a better steak for better price.
The NY Strip steak is very good. It was cooked to perfection, and tasted very good. We weren't overly impressed with the demeanor of the waiters, they barely spoke. We had to ask for water halfway through the meal, to me when you are paying over $50 bucks a meal you shouldn't have to do that. The bread at the beginning could have been better, reminded me of heated up Aunt Millies or something. The place could use a renovation also...... but the steak WAS good.
Great steaks and server was attentive. Expensive!
Though the steaks were delicious and cooked to our preference, I could not afford to eat at Bardi's for other than special occasions once per year. AIso, I am celiac, and I don't believe the server knew what that meant. Educating servers on dietary restrictions should be part of a restaurant's responsibility to its patrons.
It is like an 80's steakhouse but we are in 2016
Food is salty. The quality of food dose not worth the price. We ordered medium rare sirloins but it turned out medium well. The fries are salty and soggy. The garlic bread is made of cheap toast. I would like to suggest owners and the chef should go explore other restaurants and see how do they make good steak.
Steak was AWESOME!
The service was excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection - nothing missing when it was brought to the table. Our party of 3 was delighted with everything and will definitely go back next time we are in Toronto. The steak melted in your mouth.
Throwback to the 1970s
I was prepared for an old-fashioned dining experience, and in that sense Bardi's doesn't disappoint. It looks like it hasn't been redecorated for several decades, nor has the menu changed in that time period. This would have been fine had the food and service been good - they weren't. The salmon was over-cooked and the accompanying vegetables very bland. My friend's ribs and fries looked like they were frozen. The server first forgot the fries, then later forgot our requested dessert. Might be understandable if the restaurant was busy, but it was about one third full.
Saturday night at Bardi's
The food and steaks here were very good. However, it is a real mistake for customers to come to this place on a Saturday night when hockey is in town. The waiters were hurrying around to serve hockey patrons first so we were left ignored. 50 mins between appetizer and dinner. When you are paying 200$ for dinners for two you should be treated like royalty. Nobody asked us if we would like coffee afterwards and dessert menu appeared 30 mins after dinner when we really had enough of the place. Avoid this restaurant on hockey - basketball nights. There are some excellent alternatives in the City for top class steaks where you will not have to put up with this nonsense.
We went to celebrate, and had a lovely t ...
We went to celebrate, and had a lovely time. Although I don't drink there was a lovely wine list. My favourite part was the simple, one-page menu, all in dollars. Excellent service.
It was All-Star weekend, so the crowd was mostly tourists, and it got loud by dessert.
Otherwise an A+
The place is great for a business dinner (small group) and also perfect for a romantic dining. The meal quality/presentation/service are perfect.
The manager and the staff are very professional.
Be ready to spend $$$$. We had a 'Travelzoo dinner for 2' voucher, so that was a pretty good affordable deal, otherwise we wouldn't go bcz it's expensive. But, we appreciate the given opportunity to visit that high rank restourant.
Great food and service
In Toronto for a business event and have eaten here twice in 3 days. Salvatore, our waiter was so accommodating and friendly, given we had an expense limit. All the staff was funny and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the steak, which was perfect. The salmon dish was also very good. The scallops were amazing! You won't be disappointed. Telling all my co-workers about it.
Niced but rushed.
Reservation was for 8pm and we seated on time. Greeted quickly and offered a cocktail which appeared in seconds it seemed. That would be the pace for the rest of the evening. The previous course replaced instantly with the next in rapid succession. Made the evening seemed rushed and the table busy as people came and went hurriedly. No time for conversation with our company. Maybe Saturday night isn't a good time. I think everyone wanted to go home.
Their Bardi's special is one of the best bone-in Rib eye in GTA. For app the cheese bread is amazing and so are the escargots. I have been going to tis steakhouse for the last 15 years and the steak has been cooked right EVERY single time. I would like to see a few more wines under $50 to make it easy on the wallet for everyone. The staff are always polite which makes the dining experience that much better
Good steak dated decor
We received a gift card, or else we would have passed. The food was decent, it is an ok steakhouse, service is very attentive, but the decor is depressing and it feels like a step back in time. Prices are on the higher end (but moderate for a steak house) but other than the steak itself none of the sides were very distinctive or memorable.
Good place for a steak dinner before the game
Ordered the Bardi's Special steak and it was tender, flavourful and cooked as requested.
Brussels sprouts ordered as a side were excellent
Very good, albeit expensive wine list. Nothing under $45 and majority are well over $100. Lots of high-end choices for those on expense account dinners
Fried Calamari was very tender and accompanying sauce had just the right bite. Big enough for two people to share as an appetizer. Good value for $12.
Service was pretty quick
Although our table was set with bread plates, we were never offered bread/rolls
No draft beer - just bottles
We were seated upstairs and the room felt cramped and decor nothing special
The waiter pretty much shook our 10 year old bottle of wine as he looked at it and moved it around before offering to decant it. If you are going to have a high-end "Wine spectator" wine list, could you at least train your staff on how to handle wine?
For the price we paid, there are FAR better restaurants serving innovative cuisine with a more professional staff in nicer ambience
Classic and quaint with top quality cuts.
Being a regular business traveller to the downtown Toronto area, often staying at the Royal York or Intercontinental I had passed Bardi's more times that I could count, but always opted for another spot for various reasons. This past trip I told myself I would quit wondering and make a reservation. Bardi's is the classic steakhouse. It's small and offer a warm authentic charm. The bar area is limited and doesn't offer much atmosphere so don't show up too early, however the food was very good and the quality of meat in my opinion rivals other tops steakhouses in the area such as Hy's, Jacobs, Habour etc. If you want a very nice meal without interuptions and a lot of noise, but not a stuffy atmosphere then Bardi's is a solid choice. And the location is incredibly convenient. 3 minute walk from Union, ACC etc
Bardi's Steakhouse ... a big hit!
We enjoyed out wedding anniversary at Bardi's having never been there before. Service was on the slow side, if you were in a rush for a hockey game. However, the food was excellent. Unfortunately, some of the patrons in our small room were very outspoken and loud, This was the only disappointing feature of our visit. Assuming this is rarely the case, we would heartily recommend this eatery to our friends.
Wonderful bone in rib-eye and my wife loved her NY Strip. Cheese garlic bread was yummy and we really enjoyed Chris our servers knowledge, humor and feel at home attitude.
I don't know why we have not been back here sooner as it was as good as most other Toronto steakhouses. Visitors to Toronto this is a must
OMG. We had another fantastic meal at Ba ...
OMG. We had another fantastic meal at Bardi's. Both the food and the service were perfect to say the least. All the dishes turned out great and to our liking. I had the ribs and my wife had the ribeye. We highly recommend hands down.
Took a few clients here a Friday at lunch. Considering it is in the heart of downtown I incorrectly assumed that there would be some sort of atmosphere / buzz. Ended up that the place was basically empty. It made for great service but its hard to sit in an empty restaurant, in a busy part of the city and not think negative things.
Bardi's have set the standard for steaks for me!
I am from out of province and I try to get to Bardi's when in town because of the awesome steaks... had my sons with me to go to a couple of Jays games... they loved the games but they still talk about the best steaks they ever had... this is no surprise to me of course... thx Bardi's for helping create one of those father/son(s) moments.
there is a reason Bardi's has been around a while
It is everything you expect from a steakhouse that has been in business almost 50 years - great steaks and an old world charm. No all all the side dishes were a hit but the main attraction was a home run. Try the calamari appetizer, the sauce has a bit of a kick to it.
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