Barberian's Steak House

Top 1% of restaurants in Toronto
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“For a bit of nostalgia, and a succulent slab of grilled cow along with the essential side of starch, forgo the chain establishments for this storied destination.”

– Time Out

Zagat Zagat
"“Don’t let the name scare you”, this circa-1959 steakhouse in the Downtown Core is a “classic” for “mouth-watering” cuts, an “exhaustive” array of wines and “professional” service." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"Tradition runs deep at this classic steakhouse, opened by the Barberian family in 1959." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"A Toronto landmark where wheeling, dealing, and lots of eating have gone on since 1959, Barberian's is also romantic." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"The downtown institution has earned a reputation as Toronto's quintessential steakhouse...few places in town can compete with Barberian's top-quality, dry-aged, butchered-in-house steaks" Full review
Check your fancy cocktails at the door: Save for a mean dirty martini, this is an old-school kind of place when it comes to drinks.
Frommer's Frommer's
"Barberian’s is anything but trendy. This family-run restaurant has been preparing some of the city’s best beef since 1959, and every Canadian prime minister since John Diefenbaker has dined here." Full review
Art connoisseurs should be sure to check out the collection of Group of Seven paintings displayed throughout the sprawling cottage.