Barberian's Steak House | Restomaps Restaurant

Barberian’s Steak House is a downtown Toronto restaurant located at 7 Elm Street, close to Yonge-Dundas Square. It was founded in 1959 by Harry Barberian (1930-2001) and is now owned by his son, Arron Barberian. The restaurant includes two main dining rooms, two private dining rooms, and a two-storey underground wine cellar housing over 30,000 bottles in 30 foot tall racks, with antique chandeliers, and a dining table for exclusive parties.Harry Barberian was the youngest of four children born to Armenian refugee parents. After working as manager-chef at Le Baron steakhouse, Barberian bought a cottage at 7 Elm Street for $6,000 and founded his own restaurant.Patrons over the years have included Robert Morley, James Beard, Rudolf Nureyev, Veronica Tennant, Mick Jagger, Denzel Washington, Eminem and every Canadian prime minister since John Diefenbaker. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were engaged at the restaurant in 1964.The restaurant houses a collection of rare Canadiana including original paintings by the Group of Seven.Current proprietor Arron Barberian has become a minor YouTube celebrity due to two incidents: the first, in which, during the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 home opener he comically wielded a bat which had flown into the stands after Cleveland Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis accidentally let go of it during a swing and the second when security cameras filmed him chasing and fighting back against a would-be mugger who had attempted to rob him. He is also well known in Toronto for having been one of the catalysts behind the redevelopment of Dundas Square, which is close to the restaurant, and for his fundraising efforts for local hospitals and other charitable causes. Arron Barberian has managed the restaurant since 1993 when his family bought back a controlling share twenty years after his father, Harry, had sold a majority share of the establishment and gone into retirement. The younger Barberian expanded the restaurant by building the wine cellar at a cost of $1.5 million

Listing Amenities / Liste des commodités

  • Accepts cash / Accepte les espèces
  • Accepts credit cards / Accepte les cartes de crédit
  • High chairs available / Chaises hautes
  • Outdoor seating / Terrasse extérieure
  • Wireless Internet / Internet sans fil
7 Elm St Yonge & Dundas, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1 Canada

Opening Hours / Horaires ouvertures

Closed / Fermé
05:00pm - 12:00am
05:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
04:30pm - 12:00am
04:30pm - 12:00am
July 15, 2024 10:03 am

Contact Information / Informations de contact