Excellent food and service. My favourite restaurant in Toronto!
Good meal. I did expect more for the price and hype. The service was very good. Wine steward was committed to delivering quality wines. Was very open to changing our wine as we were not 'thrilled' with our choice. Thus was appreciated.
Very good service and nice ambiance. The food is not bad. It is actually very good but I think it is overhyped. So don't expect an out of this world culinary experience, but just go there and enjoy a very good bar/restaurant; I would..again.
Food is good, but if you've ever been to Europe you won't be amazed. Water was room temperature and not provided readily. Lighting too dark and red.
Love love love this restaurant, the food and the service always delivers.
First time at Bar Isabel and it lived up to the several recommendations I had for the place. A pretty loud place if you wanted to have a date night, but great ambience and the food was quite well done.
This is one of my favourite places to some in the city! Always consistently great in every way!
The pros - incredible staff, well rounded cocktails, lighting fast run times from the kitchen (under ten minutes for each dish). Well thought out interior design + seating plan. Intelligent menu layout.
The only con - some of the dishes were over salted, particularly the jowl. The quarter octopus was strong, well displayed and charred perfectly.
Would absolutely return.
Staff and food were excellent. Bar a little loud but worth it for the overall meal. The waiter and serving staff were attentive and the wine they aided in selecting was spot on. Since this was Tapas we had numerous dishes and each one better then the prior.
My mom and I came in for dinner, ordered a bottle of wine and a decent amount of food. I found the pace of our dinner was really fast for tapas (we had 5 or 6 dishes brought almost all at once). The food was decent but not especially memorable. The service was good but not particularly personable. I think this place would be better for snacking and drinks than dinner.
Very nice place food was delicious but a bit expensive
too much noise almost impossible to talk
Our meal was excellent and the service was attentive however we were being rushed at first. Unfortunately as well , the noise level is so high that you literally cannot hear the person beside you. We could not hear the servers explain the menu or each dish. This went on for the entire evening. It really is not pleasant and we wouldn’t go back given this dining experience.
Originally we were sat in between two tables that were both screaming and we were unable to focus. We asked to move and were immediately accommodated. Our preferences transferred from one server to the next. Nice touch!
A bit cold and too noisy, sound carried too much. It was difficult to have an intimate conversation
Great food, incredibly knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff.
Minimal wait time.
Tapas portion sizes but 5-7 orders are recommended.
I’ve been here several times it has always been consistent and delicious! Never disappoints. Great job!
There isn’t a bad thing I could say about this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere is impeccable.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!
The food and service were excellent. However, the noise level ruined an otherwise special evening and left my dinner guest and myself with ringing ears and headaches. Too bad.
Great ambience here - dark and stormy. Very loud, great food & drinks.
Tuna mojama had a piece of cheese that overpowered the fish, patatas bravas was pretty small for 14 bucks. Also several dishes were 1-2 dollars cheaper on the menu but when the bill came my cured meat dish was an extra dollar, the pork belly we ordered was 2 bucks more expensive and I'm pretty sure a punch drink we ordered was an extra dollar. Croquettes were ok but not worth 9 bucks for the size, dining room is way too hot and needs either a/c or a fan for airflow. Charging extra for those dishes was my biggest concern, it seemed petty and cheap coming from a restaurant that makes an much money as yours does.
Simply amazing food. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve had. This was my second time at Bar Isabel and look forward to the next time.
Just great - as always!
Best restaurant in the city. Our fourth visit and a continued delight. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for in an incredible meal, patient servers happy to walk you through the menu and ambiance.
Food is absolutely to die for! A little pricey but for the quality it's definitely worth it! Would go back again and again and again. Bartender was easy on the eyes and he was super friendly and knowledgeable 😊😊
Poor service all night long. Food wasn't that great. This was my favourite restaurant in Toronto until this last time. I might never go back.
Overpriced food and the portions are tiny. It's impossible to see anything inside, because it's so dark. Server was rushing us to order, and never said sorry when interrupting our conversations.
Food was delicious - best foie gras ever!!
Everything single item we ordered was outstanding. Thank you!!
We have been to Bar Isabel many times, and it has become a go-to spot for fun, casual meals and for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. The food is excellent (any order should include the foie toast, potatas bravas supremo and the basque cake, all of which I constantly think about) and they have great cocktails and wines/ciders/beers. The service is excellent - they make you feel welcome and special, and the servers convey passion for the food. Don’t expect fine dining. Rather, anticipate a packed, dark, loud and convivial space with sharing plates and great flavours. Always a great experience.
Outstanding as usual. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food. Favorite restaurant in Toronto.
Full of character with spectacular service, incredible food and fantastic cocktails. The staff made the experience for us. Attentive and knowledgeable but not overbearing. Loved every minute and every bite.
Great experience! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was fantastic! The cocktails and the wine superb. Highly recommend.
Wow! Every single dish we had was incredible! Unique flavours and rich tasting dishes. This was a fantastic spot for a date. Nice red ambient lighting. Take note that it is extremely loud inside due most likely to the acoustics of the restaurant. If you don’t like loud places this might not be for you but if that doesn’t bother you then absolutely give this a try. Service was perfect... food... perfect!
My favorite place to go to celebrate my anniversary.
Believe all the rave reviews, Bar Isabel is phenomenal! We snagged a reservation for a birthday dinner and the service, food and drink were all impeccable. Our server explained the menu thoroughly when we looked a bit confused and every single dish we ordered wowed. The cocktails were both interesting and tasty and they even gave us a small birthday surprise for dessert! All around wonderful first visit to this gem!
The Shrimp al ajillo was the best we ever had!
Great food and atmosphere! Service was a little slow.
Heard so many good things about this restaurant for past 4-5 years. Finally tried it and everything we heard was spot on. The ambience, while a bit loud for a quiet date, is very much like the great tapas places we visited in Barcelona. Decor was very nice and place had a nice, but causal feel.
Food was spectacular. Not sure if I’ll ever eat canned anchovies again. Wanted to try more of the dishes but with only 2 people, we could really try them. The portions l, as tapas, are probably designed for 4 people, so I recommend going with 4-6 people to try more stuff.
All servers knew everything and it was nice that everyone chipped in in all tables, even though you have a primary server. More restaurants should do that.
We’ll definitely be back to try more stuff and to try the desserts. They looked great but we were just too full.
Food was amazing . Server helped us pick a nice variety
Wonderful experience, amazing server and memorable food.