Mouthwatering Meat at Toronto's Top Steakhouses for Dedicated Carnivores

Courtney Sunday

By , Local Expert, Toronto
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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.

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    Barberian's is guaranteed to impress, whether it is an esteemed colleague or an admired date.

    Local Expert Tip: "Consider going to Barberian's after a night at the theatre. They have a wonderful after-theatre menu, which includes cheese or beef fondue for two. Enjoy the free pickled vegetables, which some claim are even better than the incredible steak. Plus, you don't get a lot of free at most steakhouses."

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    Tom Jones Steak House

    Put on your freshly ironed shirt. You will be awarded with impressive cuts of meat and an award winning wine list.

    Local Expert Tip: "Visit the Conclave Room to view pictures of Toronto in the 1800s. Hint: there isn't a Starbucks in sight."

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    Morton's, The Steakhouse

    It is a meat lover's dream (and perhaps a vegetarian's nightmare), with an a la carte experience of perfectly executed steakhouse fare.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a busy steakhouse, so make sure to make reservations, which can be done on the website. If you are having a romantic evening, request a booth on the side."

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    Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

    • Cuisine: Steakhouse
    • Average Main Course Price: $51
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    The dry aged beef is a cut above the rest, and the main problem is how much stomach space you have to fill.

    Local Expert Tip: "The sommelier will be happy to help you to make an informed decision about what to choose to wash down the meal. It is worth considering calling in advance to help you to navigate the extensive wine list."

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    Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Cuts of meat are seared to perfection and the underground location supplies romantic lighting that makes the steak look like it could model.

    Local Expert Tip: "Look out for Ruth Chris deals during Toronto's Summerlicious and Winterlicious months. It is one of the rare times when you can spend under $50 for a three course dinner."

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    The Shore Club

    The Shore Club provides a five star experience. Scrumptious food, stylish service and no pretension. It is a suburb way to get your steak fix.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you are driving, you can use the valet service at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The valet bill of $15 will be added to your bill at The Shore Club for convenience."

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    Harbour Sixty Steakhouse

    Both the food and the clientele are upscale, with portions often big enough to feed several people.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is not a restaurant to go to in jeans. The dress code is business casual, and jackets are encouraged."

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    The Fifth Grill

    The fantastic experience provided by the scintillating atmosphere is further accentuated with flawlessly executed food.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you are visiting Toronto in the summer, dining alfresco at the Fifth Grill is a must. Although more informal than the rest of the restaurant, the terrace gives the mood of a gorgeous patio in France. It is open year round but truly shines during the warm months."

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    The Keg Mansion

    One of the more romantic choices, the gorgeous mansion is worth seeing even if you don't want to dine.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can add a blue cheese crust to any steak for $1. This information is not on the menu, but it may just be the best $1 you have ever spent."

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    Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    Attentive staff and excellent steaks that are a cut above the rest. The maple flavoured charcoal is a unique Canadian touch.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you are shy, keep a special occasion to yourself. The dessert you order will come with a sparkler, which some attention seekers may love, but others may wish was a little more discreet."



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