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Prime Seafood Palace, Toronto, ON
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Prime Seafood Palace

CAN$51 and over
Steak
Prime Seafood Palace is a contemporary restaurant inspired by Matty Matheson's East Coast roots and love for architecture. Conceptualized as a light-filled cathedral clad in white maple, in an otherwise inconspicuous white brick building. The restaurant's sourcing and menu demonstrate an intentional manner that pays tribute to the traditional steakhouse concept.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Coulson Armstrong

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

“Palace” is an apt description for celebrity chef Matty Matheson’s steak and seafood temple. With slatted maple panelling and brass accents, the interior gives off Scandi-style sleekness. The steakhouse-influenced menu is full of premium cuts with fancy flourishes, plus caviar service.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 551-8038
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Cross Street
    Queen Street West & Shaw Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Queen Street West & Shaw Street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Steak

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

577 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, over our expectations! Cant wait to go back

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  2. AvnerL

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service, great atmosphere and good food is all you really can ask for. It would be perfect if the prices were lower, and the kitchen was a little easy on the salt, and they would pack the rib bone for you to take home after you paid hundreds of dollars for your meal - but these are small points in the large scheme of things which was a lovely and enjoyable evening!

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  3. Marti

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never been and even arrived 5 mins late due to traffic. We were treated warmly and they took our coats immediately and seated us. Great food and service. I had white fish special and husband had prime rib. We split mushrooms, salad, dessert. Loved it.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great experience. Very knowledgable waiters. Great experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING! the food and service were amazing, will definitely go back!

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  6. CynthiaR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is always amazing food and service when are at Prime!

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  7. cutiesnfoodies

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were wonderful. Many different things to try and it was great for a group for sharing. Delicious!

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  8. StephG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were blown away by the service, drinks and food. Such a great experience!

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  9. CaleH

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Such an incredible experience. A must try.

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  10. Matt

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single person at the restaurant has a real passion for the place. They truly care about delivering an amazing experience and getting you to eat AMAZING food. Everything that I ate was phenomenal. Not just the food, which was perfect, but also the drinks. Their selection of mocktails is perfect for those who don't/can't drink. Everything I tried was amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had

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  11. Vanessa

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So there’s been a lot of hype over this place and I’ve been wanting to go for ages. I hate to say this but I honestly felt like it was overhyped. Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious, but it wasn’t anything super special or mind blowing. The service was very nice and I appreciated the knowledge they had over the foods and the preparation methods. Here is my opinion on a few standout dishes that are worth mentioning: Sicilian crudo - that sauce, wow. The fish was beautiful too but I've had more impressive sashimi and much more reasonable prices Beef Tartare - probably the best tartare I've had in a while. Very non traditional preparation and absolutely delicious. Celeriac - wow, wow, wow. every element of this dish was 10/10. Bass - beautifully cooked, rich bouillabaisse mushrooms - i wish there were more We also had a few other dishes that were good, but I'm not thinking about them nor going back for them: 40oz tomahawk - delicious and well cooked, but it was steak and a nice cut meat, cooked well, is difficult not to enjoy palace potatoes - dare I say this, but totally under-salted. I was very surprised. But the crunch on them was 10/10 turnip gratin - not my cup of tea at all. 2/6 of us flat out didn't like the dish. croquettes - seriously overpriced for what it was and i get that the truffle was a contributing factor, but the creaminess of the potato (which was amazing) stole the show. Daikon shiro miso - i found this unique and interesting and is worth a try. I wanted the daikon to be a tad crunchier. Bacon - yes obviously it tasted good, how does bacon taste bad? It was thick cut with sweet charsiu type glaze. But it was bacon and sweet, nothing to write home about. I’m glad we went because I wanted to try it, but sadly won’t be going back and would give my recommendation with a bit of a caveat.

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  12. NeRcOn

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here twice and enjoyed both my times here. For their Valentine's Day there was a prefix that came with a bottle of champagne (extra cost) and with the mains being an option of either prime rib or bass or both for an extra cost. We opted for the bubbles, but not the extra bass. The appetizers were a great assortment of seafood, shrimp, scallops, oyster with uni, tuna taretare. Perfect to start the night off with clean, citrus and tart flavors. Next were small bites, the first was a sort of scotched egg topped with clam and caviar that was my favourite bite of the night. Then house made toast accompanied by spicy crab salad, that was light on the spice but was creamy and paired well with the crunchy buttered toast. For the main, prime rib was soaking in its juices cooked medium and was tender and juicy. Of the sides that came with it, the standout were the croquettes that were crisp outside and had a rich rutabaga creamy inside. The desserts were great as well but by this time I was filling up with the earlier courses I couldn't eat much more. The molasses ice cream was surprisingly light and a great end to the meal. Overall PSP is a great restaurant and it does lean to the pricier end but can be well worth it if this is an extravagance you're willing to indulge in.

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  13. MattL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely blown away with the service and the food. Have never felt more taken care of by the entire staff of a restaurant, who also gave off the impression they were all happy to be there and to be of service. The food was amazing! Yes it is a splurge, but one that is well worth it for special occasions and we plan to come back to celebrate them!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great valentines dinner thank you so much, I would love to come back

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  15. EagleSun

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasting menu was spectacular, so much food!Service is top notch and very attentive. Interior design is quite special. Every dish was unique and well paired. Palace cut is a must try!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I had an amazing night out for the pre Valentine’s rush! Zac took care of us so well and was equally so knowledgeable about the menu. Customer’s service at its best!

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  17. oliver

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience food and service was outstanding

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  18. Rothko

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing! Best service in the city. They mastered the art of turning an excellent experience into a memorable one!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    PSP is among one of the best meals we have had in the city. The steak was perfect and the atmosphere was great. Staff was very helpful and courteous

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  20. TheNizz

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Chris Seaton and Server Emma were exceptional!! Love this place

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  21. ThomasS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal dining experience. Emilio was amazing and made my girlfriend’s birthday so special. 10/10 would recommend.

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  22. JoeP

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Putting my experience of Prime Seafood Palace into words is going to be difficult. Here is my best shot. Prime Seafood Palace is the best restaurant and dining experience Ive ever had. It was elegant, professional but not snooty, detail oriented and just overall outstanding. The food was 10/10. The 40oz Tomahawk is the best steak you will ever have. I guarantee it. At the end of our night we were even offered a personal tour of the restaurant. To see the inner workings of such a well greased machine was amazing. Words cannot describe the experience though, you must dine in to see for yourself.. If I were to compare Prime Seafood Palace to somewhere like Chris Ruths, Id put it like this. Chris Ruths would be like a Honda Civic, whereas Prime Seafood Palace would be a Pagani Huayra. One of a kind, intricate and luxurious, detail oriented. Not a nut, bolt, screw or washer overlooked. Simply the best

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  23. johnc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good. Server was great at helping us determine what goes good with what and how not to go over order.

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  24. emdiar

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was one of the weirdest and maybe worst dining experiences I have ever had. The food - it was good. Was it $500 for 2 good? Debatable but whatever - it was a very tasty steak and sides and it was a birthday. The service on the other hand was wild. Our water was inattentive, random, non communicative, unenthusiastic, awkward and just odd. He got progressively weirder through the night and seemed to have very little knowledge of food, drink or service. He would immediately stop paying attention when we were responding to his questions, handwaved our requests away and wouldn't relay anything to the bartender regarding our drinks but assured us "she makes great drinks" - however refused to actually tell her anything about our preferences. (The cocktails on the menu are bad. We tasted 4 because they brought us the wrong ones initially and they are all unmemorable and muddled). The bartender, to be clear, was great and made us wonderful cold, wet martinis. The other staff seemed great. We felt stuck with this awful waiter and it truly tanked the night in terms of a fancy birthday dinner but I guess also provided us with free entertainment once we decided to pretend it was just Kafkaesque performance art - which a very high price of admission. We did regret not sticking to our original seating at the bar because it seemed way better over there! We didn't bother staying for dessert because over two hours later we seriously couldn't take him anymore. It's the first time in my life where I've seriously considered not tipping but of course we did.

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  25. Corinne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our dining experience with PSP. Service & food was absolutely top notch. We look forward to returning again in the near future to try everything else on their menu. We came for my birthday dinner and our waiter & staff definitely made it extra special. Thank you guys!

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  26. BlancheT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, food was fabulous. I strongly recommend.

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  27. Melissa

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were top-notch. Front door staff were super friendly. Can’t wait to come back!

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  28. KayeN

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant definitely hits every 5-star mark. Sea Bass and Prime Rib were perfect in every way. Staff and ambiance rounded out the entire experience. Thanks, Matty!

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  29. twoseventeen

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an all around fantastic experience. The customer service is especially amazing. We felt at home.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Just too expensive. You can’t get a steak for less than $115 and sides are $20 each on top of that. And they have the nerve to charge $11 for sauces. Never again.

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  31. Bday

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. Amazing service. Amazing food. Brought our two young kids with us and they loved it too! Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who loves a great food experience.

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  32. HeatherT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food but mediocre (thus disappointing) service. The crudo is DELICIOUS. I drank the olive oil it was in. We sat at the bar and had chilly service, by normal standards, and thus it was even more disappointing / remarkable given the price range and 'tier' of restaurant. The design of the space is beautiful, love the wood.

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  33. AndrewG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the overall experience is stellar, some of the pricing is a bit steep even for this big spender!

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  34. LucaD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely terrific front to back; great, attentive service, every bite was delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Canada! Service is exceptional, food is innovative yet familiar, interior is world class.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zack was amazing. Everyone at staff was fantastic.

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  37. Deexo

    Ottawa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic second visit to prime! decided to go the seafood route this time and boy did it deliver! excellent food and staff

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the kitchen was able to accommodate food allergies like the professionals they are. Can’t recommend this place enough, worth every penny!

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  39. Shivangi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and experience! The interiors are exquisite I loved it! We went to celebrate a birthday and the service staff were brilliant to accommodate to various dietary restrictions. Honestly one of the best restaurants I've been to in Toronto.

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  40. NephronToronto

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is very polished, and the food is fine. Sommelier was very helpful. Having said that, it is crazy expensive. I mean crazy expensive. I think once this restaurant is no longer hot, hot hot it will price itself out of existence.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Prime Seafood Palace is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Prime Seafood Palace

944 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Queen Street West & Shaw Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Queen Street West & Shaw Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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