New Etobicoke steakhouse named for Harry Barberian

The upscale restaurant will open on Bloor Street West in the next couple of weeks


Published:

A sneak peek of the new restaurant before it opens

A trio of restaurateurs will be opening a new steakhouse in Etobicoke, in tribute to two of Toronto’s classic meat-loving institutions.

Arron Barberian and Pasquale Orgera came up in the legendary Barberian’s Steak House (a local landmark since it first opened in 1959) on Elm Street just north of the Eaton Centre downtown. S​oon they, along with a third owner, Corey Ladouceur (formerly of St. George’s Golf and Country Club), will be ready to open an intimate new restaurant called Harry’s –– named after the founder of Barberian’s and Arron’s father.

The location of Harry’s Steak House is also significant. It’s slated to open at the original home of the Black Angus Steakhouse near Islington Avenue and Bloor Street West (3277 Bloor St.), which moved down the street following a two-alarm fire in 2016.

The new digs will be able to seat 65, with 10 seats at the bar. The owners envision it to be an upscale, intimate space, with an open kitchen so patrons will be able to watch their steaks being grilled. Next year, they are hoping to open a 22-seat patio.


The new joint has not yet been unveiled to the public

 

Although they’re using Barberian’s famous steak spice, they insist this isn’t a franchise. “Barberian’s can never be duplicated, can never be franchised,” Orgera says. “It was something special on its own.”

Instead, Orgera says it’s just a venture by a group of people who have learned the business from the very best. “We are a classic steakhouse. We want to stay true to what a steakhouse is,” he adds.

The new Harry’s should be up and running in a matter of weeks.

Harry's Steak House (3277 Bloor St., 416-551-5864)

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Inside Maison Selby, a new French bistro in one of Toronto’s historic homes

Inside Maison Selby, a new French bistro in one of Toronto’s historic homes

The latest outpost from Oliver and Bonacini now open at Bloor and Sherbourne
Posted 1 week ago
The Good Son brings its eclectic style to North York

The Good Son brings its eclectic style to North York

The Queen Street restaurant's second location now open in the Shops at Don Mills
Posted 4 weeks ago
Arthur’s Restaurant emulates New York's fine dining with a dash of nostalgia

Arthur’s Restaurant emulates New York's fine dining with a dash of nostalgia

The latest venture by Chase Hospitality Group now open at Yonge and St. Clair
Posted 1 month ago
The Annex Food Hall is Toronto's new casual hangout with fast eats

The Annex Food Hall is Toronto's new casual hangout with fast eats

Low-key space brings together a diverse group of vendors from across the city
Posted 1 month ago
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module