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“Great brisket and burnt ends”
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The Carbon Bar
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Ranked #71 of 9,241 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$49
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Canadian, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Where fun-loving aficionados, gourmands and bon vivants meet to share un-pretentious snacks, plates and platters delivered with impeccable hospitality in a space inspired by the storied past of a rock'n'roll discotheque, an upstart TV station and a media giant's studio.
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is great barbecue. Almost anyone can smoke ribs, and theirs were great, fall apart tender, wonderfully spiced. But brisket and burnt ends are much tougher to get right. How do you get brisket fall apart tender without making it tough and dry? Brisket is where the home barbecuer almost always fails. Mostly home barbecue brisket is not sufficiently tender, or no longer has any moisture left at all. And the brisket and the burnt ends at Carbon were perfect. I can do as good a job, but I love the idea of someone else saving me the 36 hours it takes me to get the brisket right. They have an adequate beer list. And on Tuesdays oysters are 50% off, providing an excellent excuse to start with a dozen oysters before getting into the serious meat part of the menu.

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Thank Professor572
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The brisket was amazing. Great atmosphere. The bar was busy and a lot of locals. Away from the busier sections but worth the trip.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Good choice of food on the menu - more for casual eats than something special which was nice.

The pulled pork wraps were very nice as were the sliders. Definitely had a nice different twist compared to other places we visited.

Service was also very good.



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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The drinks are very well crafted and the ambiance is fun, eclectic and vibrant. The chef tasting table is fun for groups of 10 or more. Location is close to the downtown core and walking distance to Eaton Centre. Great pace for tourist and locals alike.

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Thank Cityinheels
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Amazing food- loves everything we ate. Super tasty, great vibe and fun people. Cant wait to go back!

Thank mansole
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