Barbecue is usually a casual affair. Not here. The room reads more upscale bistro than backyard cookout (tufted, maroon leather booths; exposed brick; double-height ceilings). BBQ purists will want to stick to the St. Louis–cut pork ribs and brisket, but Carbon Bar’s lighter fare deserves a hat tip, too. Bourbon-marinated chicken is sweet and succulent and best enjoyed with one of the on-theme cocktail creations like the Pit-Fired Old-Fashioned made with house-smoked bourbon.
Subway: Queen, then streetcar 501 E to Church StPhone 416/947-7000 Prices Main courses $17–$25 brunch, $24–$38 dinner Cuisine Type Barbecue Web site The Carbon Bar
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