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Charcoal Steak House

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
The Charcoal Steak House is an independent local steakhouse serving the Waterloo region community for over 60 years. Enjoy AAA Steaks, richly marbled wagyu, slow roasted prime rib, fresh seafood, mouth-watering pig tails, legendary smoked ribs and more. At lunch we feature an extensive menu with burgers, sandwiches, bowls and healthy salad choices. Join us for our Inventive and creative REDEMPTION Brunch Saturday and Sundays from 10 - 2 and try our enlightened Vegan Version Menu . Round out your dining experience with a selection from our Sommelier -selected wine list.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2234 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They extended their patio to allow
For social distancing when dining and they did a fabulous job. It was a gorgeous night. Everyone hopes
For a river view but it was lovely all the same.

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RonB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing.!! Staff always treats us like we are the most important customers

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ElenaB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a jewel of restaurants in Kitchener.
Excellent place to have a gourmet food. Bravo chef!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everyone was distanced. Everything was very clean. All service staff wearing masks and very accommodating. Food was amazing, as always.

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karyn
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very accommodating, friendly service and good food but the music was a little too loud to enjoy easy conversation

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

My steak was wrong twice sent back twice a lot of homeless people out front of the Radisson and the entrance. Very expensive for what we A two hour limit restriction.

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MeaghanS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Everything was done so well with the current restrictions in place. The patio is beautiful and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back:)

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great staff. Great evening. Everyone was pleasant and the patio was lovely.

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LizG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent, friendly service. This restaurant consistently exceeds expectations.

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SuS1
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio was set up to accommodate approximately 10 tables due to COVID19. It was a very relaxed lunch and the service was great. The food is always good at the Charcoal.

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VBPB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a brunch place and although the brunch menu wasn't available we had a fantastic lunch. Everything prepared to perfection but especially the tuna.

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vipTammyM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful post COVID meal with the family

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oldoug
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Some spots too sunny but this year, PERFECT.

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WayneB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing. Great food and nice to get on the patio.

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Carrob66
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The steak is the best in the Kitchener Waterloo area!!

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vipDaveB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best place in Waterloo Region to become a regular at!

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JeffR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined on the patio which is beautiful and decorated with class. The service was great!! The food was very good!

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ZamirS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I can't rate this place highly enough.

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Randa
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly and fast service. Food was delicious and so were the drinks.

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PamS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful to spend our wedding anniversary at this restaurant, it was perfect 👌

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LisaP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a local favourite family for my family when choosing where to go for dinner! Great service and quality food.

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MarkP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pretty good. Food was overall good. Desert was a bit below par- Pears with bourbon sauce.

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Outfordinner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed out meal except the appetizers were luke warm. We mentioned this to our server and she was quick to apologize and ask if we wanted them remade which we declined. They were good we just wanted them to be aware. Great meal. We will definitely be back.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The steak is outstanding and service was accommodating but not overbearing.

The only comment would be its a little expensive but decent value for the quality you receive.

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JEagle
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Charcoal. Great service, great food and an amazing atmosphere.

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CarolynL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is extensive enough that everyone can find something to their liking, yet not too extensive as to be overwhelming. At this established restaurant I know that whatever i choose will be delicious. We were seated in a room which is separate from the bar so it was a little quieter. Our server was topnotch. Attentive without being overbearing.

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JodyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place!!!

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice and intimate, celebrated my wife's birthday.

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MaggiJ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great experience. The spacing of all courses was perfect. The server was attentive and pleasant. The food was outstanding.

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GreigH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been regular visitors here for years. It continues to improve.

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vipWaterlooMike
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

We dine here regularly & generally have a good experience. This evening, we arrived and were told the kitchen was closing early for cleaning & maintenance. Our meal reflected pre-planning for the cleaning. Both salads were limp - obviously prepared much earlier and refrigerated. My main - butter chicken w/basmati rice was WAY overcooked. The chicken bits were semi hard and the rice was kernel dry. I didn’t make a fuss as the service was excellent and I didn’t want to spoil our mood, but at $109 plus tip for dinner, customers deserve better.

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claires
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never disappoints. The best steak outside Alberta.

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JayTul
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak dinner I have ever had. Good portions and excellent value. Seasoning and flavor was incredible. Cook on the steak was perfect. Ambiance of the restaurant was amazing - AMAZING music and tables weren't squished together like the Keg. Our server was great. My wife is Celiac and if the server didnt have certainty if something was gluten free or not she asked the kitchen which was great. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food.

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LeishaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to go for Valentines. The meal choices were excellent and we were both very satisfied with our food. We loved how the menu came in a pink Valentine envelope... little added touches that made the night extra special

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Swampman
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally enjoyed the experience.Food was fantastic.Service was excellent.Always enjoy our experience here. Will definitely be back.

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vipGary
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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Dunroberts
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I would like to thank the Charcoal Steakhouse for another amazing Valentine's Day dinner. This is our second year partaking in there offering for Valentine's and forsee us continuing for years to come.
Geoff and Melissa

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

A birthday event. Had looked forward to a great steak. Found menu with very limited choice and very high price for the value. I struggled to find a good wine at a reasonable price point.

I doubt we will go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Food , service and drinks were excellent !
Courteous and fun staff

FAQs

Charcoal Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 893-6570.

Charcoal Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2234 OpenTable diners.

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