Mouthwatering Meat at Toronto's Top Steakhouses for Dedicated Carnivores



There are fully grown adults who suffer through vegetables on a daily basis, but save their delight for when their mouth meets a heavenly piece of beef. For those adults, the steakhouse was created. Toronto has many steakhouses that have an old-world charm with a gentleman's club vibe (with ladies certainly welcome these days). We have found the best restaurants with the ability to sear steak to perfection. Some of them are a little dated in terms of decor, but that's in part what makes them so appealing.

Note the elegant magnetism of Barberians, a steakhouse that is tucked onto a side street just steps from the commotion of Yonge and Dundas Square. It will transport you from our technological universe, into a masculine era where the sizzle of steak could call a man out of his office at a reasonable hour. Or try your hand at dry-aged beef at Jacob's & Co, which can be served with sauteed kale with blue cheese and walnuts. Food math: kale will absorb all other calories surrounding it.

Wash down your once-in-a-lifetime (or ten-times-in-a-lifetime) meal with a $12,000 bottle of wine. Wait, you can't afford that? Us neither. But that doesn't mean we don't deserve a little fancy in our lives. Slip into your finest suit or little black dress and slow down your chewing speed for an evening.




If you like staring at beautiful cuts of meat as if they were the culinary equivalent of the Mona Lisa, go and visit Michael's on Simcoe's many social media accounts. If you have too much money burning a hole in your pocket and you have an equal...  Read More


The Keg Mansion
Photo courtesy of The Keg Facebook page


The Keg mansion is certainly the best Toronto location of this chain of North American restaurants. The gothic heritage building was built in 1868, during a period of great wealth in Toronto. It has had some renovations since, but apparently...  Read More




The Fifth Grill is French inspired and offers some of Toronto's finest ambience. Catch a vertically opening vintage freight elevator to the loft space, which will offer relief from cold winter weather or celebration of fleeting summer sun. You...  Read More


The Shore Club
Photo courtesy of The Shore Club Facebook page


This gem of a restaurant lies within walking distance to the night life on King Street West. The Shore Club on Wellington is upscale and impressive, with a warmth that can help to heat up the iciest Toronto day. The decor pays tribute to art...  Read More




There are many things that Canadians insist are best when home-grown. However, steak is not one of them, and this American transplant has attentive service and succulent steak. Underneath the Hilton, and a stone throw from the Delta Chelsea, it...  Read More


Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
Photo courtesy of Jacobs & Co, Robert Gravelle


With cozy golden lighting, solid wood furniture and a grand piano providing background music, Jacobs & Co has not forgotten any detail. Situated in downtown Toronto, the service, food and atmosphere is consistently top-notch. Jacobs & Co...  Read More


Morton's, The Steakhouse


With 72 locations worldwide, Morton's may not be the most unique steakhouse experience. However, there is a reason it has been dubbed the Rolls Royce of Steakhouses. The decor in Mortons is sleek and masculine. Located in Toronto's chic...  Read More




The waterfront in Toronto is a prized location, and this restored 1917 Harbour Commission building offers a stunning backdrop for some of the best steak in the city. There are three levels of dining on offer, with baroque inspired decor. Harbour...  Read More


Tom Jones Steak House
Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Tom Jones Steakhouse


Tom Jones is the place to go to if you have reached an age where you already are starting to say "I remember the days when..." Those days will be back in a flash with stained glass windows, warm woods and waiters in tuxedos. One staircase...  Read More


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Barberian's
Photo courtesy of Victoria, Barberian's Restaurant


You can excuse Barberian's for having a slightly dated atmosphere. The restaurant opened in 1959 and some of the patrons have a long standing history, equating Barberian's with celebration for more than 50 years, which certainly bodes...  Read More


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Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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