Charcoal Steak House

4.6
2595 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
The Charcoal Steak House is an independent local steakhouse serving the Waterloo region community for over 65 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. Our Martinis Bar with summer patio offers the full Steak House menu or light meals in a more casual setting. We are currently offering socially distanced dining indoors and on our enclosed patio area.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2595 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SLGLKS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for Monday night Date Night and were seated in front of the fireplace which was lovely. Our server was friendly and fun... the food was amazing! Will definitely be back for more Seafood Risotto...thank you Charcoal Group!

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MattyMcC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, the Crab cakes are fantastic.. All of the staff are great as well, super friendly and attentive. Also have a great plant-based menu.

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DylanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a little pricey but that was expected. Best steak I've ever had hands down and well worth the price. Went with my girlfriend and we were supposed to go for our anniversary but we're unable to do so since I didn't have my covid QR code yet but the server still gave us a free dessert after we told her about what happened. Would highly recommend!

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LisaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and they didn’t kick us out even though we were quite loud.

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LNBD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone found the food, service and atmosphere excellent. Background noise was a little distracting but overall experience was excellent.

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KeithK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Best steak in Kitvhener-Waterloo in my opinion.

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TylerK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. I enjoy eating at this caliber of restaurant, and understand plastering is a craft and that portions may be smaller than a chain but on an $50 dollar plate more than one broccoli floret would be nice.

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BobbiB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place for quiet lunch with a friend. Would recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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GailH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Any restaurant in the Charcoal group is outstanding....always reliable, always enjoyable. I recommend them all the time.

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Beans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was tasty.
Drinks service was a tad slow.
Delightful waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a date night for my girlfriend and I. We were looking to experience something new and both like our steak dinner. A coworker mentioned The Charcoal Steakhouse as being a great place for steak dinner so we tried it. Food was great, service was perfect and the ambience was soothing….thanks for making our evening out perfect!

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DARMVG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location, fantastic food and exceptional wonderful staff. Perfect venue for an 80th birthday dinner.

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patmel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always! What an incredible place to eat and celebrate!!
Always perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for our 2 yr anniversary

JP
JPGel
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great steak house. Expensive for what you have on the plate. Service is great. Steak served like we asked. I asked for a rare and that's what I've got. I'll come back.

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RossE
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Very friendly staff. Quiet atmosphere complimented a very enjoyable lunch. Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond delicious!! We had a group of 5 and all of us got the oysters. We ordered 4 other appetizers to share and they were exceptional. This was all of our first time dining at the restaurant and we will be back!

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Paul
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service, expensive but you get what you pay for.

RM
RicM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have used Charcoal many times over the years to meet friends and business associates from the GTA over a long lunch. They have done an excellent job every time. Well done.

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vipZamirS
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here. Great food and great service

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Camila14
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really amazing extensive menu for people with food restrictions. Server was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great! Lots of options and everything was delicious. We will be back next time we’re in the area.

JR
JordanR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Service is good, but we sat at table for 10 min before waitress came by to take our drink order (we were forgotten). Also, wife had the $44 filet mignon steak. Came with 4 slices of carrots and fries. I felt too expensive for what you got. Plus no bread (complimentary) anymore. And, ordered the pig tail but they were out of apple sauce for the dip. So, overall, not very happy. The Charcoal used to be reasonably prices for good food. Now it's overpriced for so so food and low on quantity of food. small portions. I won't be coming back.

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DrewWest
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ny pepper steak was amazing. Me and my girlfriend loved it. Cooked to the proper doneness and served with a beautifully spiced twice baked potato.

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BevE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

It was nice, the service was excellent, the food was very good. I wasn't expecting there to be TVs with the hockey game on all over the place.....a little disappointed with the sports bar feel considering the prices.

KW
KerriW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great…food, atmosphere and server. Thank you.

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Kittikatt101
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This place never disappoints from your appetizers to the main course. The serving staff is always friendly and helpful with recommendations.

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BarryC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, steaks were good. Decent wine and beer selection.

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BrennerM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly. Quiet atmosphere with adequate spacing between tables.

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ChrisF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoy our dinner and a great place and atmosphere to have a retirement dinner celebration

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JoanneS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for a late afternoon meeting for shareables and drinks. The patio is still welcoming with the heaters and fire. The petite beef wellingtons are delicious.

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SheenaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the ambiance and how well-spaced apart the tables were. The food was well prepared and presented.

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joem
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was well informed and service was fantastic! Manager also came by to see how we our lunch was and thought that was a great touch!

Enjoyed the hospitality!

JW
JW88
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Food wasn’t great. Fish tacos were way too saucy and salty. The dressing on the seared tuna bowl tasted like store bought hoisin. Very disappointing.

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GabeV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was bang on.. perfectly cooked. Service was quick as well.

Inpressed

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ianP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat out at the Charcoal!

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Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely spot for a Saturday afternoon visit. You can rely on the Charcoal group for quality.

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Dwalt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

was certainly not the Charcoal restaurant of five year ago

FAQs

Charcoal Steak House does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Charcoal Steak House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 893-6570.

Charcoal Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2595 OpenTable diners.

Charcoal Steak House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://charcoalgroup.ca/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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