The Butcher Chef

4.7
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Steakhouse
Located at 8 Harbour Street, across from the Scotiabank Arena, The Butcher Chef sets the ultimate standard for a boutique fine dining steak house. This butchery-inspired restaurant offers the finest cuts of beef and freshest seafood with an extensive wine list.
Both à la carte and tasting menu options are available brought to your table by a highly knowledgeable and meticulous service team.

Luxurious brass accents and deep rich black walnut wood, with comfortable banquettes, marble surfaces and crystal chandeliers set the tone for a unique experience. The Butcher Chef is guaranteed to satisfy your finest senses.

Reservations are recommended and appropriate dress code is suggested.

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What 23 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VoLa
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a great experience considering I have been to many steak venues. This was excellent!

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GeoffF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very unique and high quality food. Other than the wine pairing (unimpressive and very light on the pour), this was a real treat! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and staff is very attentive. The restaurant was packed but the service was not affected.
Steak was done to perfection. Will definitely go back.
Only wish you didn’t have to pay extra for sauces

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vipDavidC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I expected the food to be great and we were not disappointed. Octopus starter and 12 oz stripping literally the best ever. My wife had the crab thermidor which was excellent. I had not had Pheasant for years so we shared a main and highly recommend
Solid Nebbiolo wine and a couple of espresso martinis. All excellent. Great service and great management
Takes first place over Mortons and Hy’s which takes some doing. Combination of variety and quality of steaks and menus options other than beef. Also smaller quieter and nicer setting.

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RayQureshi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and provided us with lots of information about the food and the venue. Definitely and great experience.

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StephenG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

For a new restaurant,one would think that a glass of sparkling wine as a hello would be good.The portions are small and the seafood tower is really not a tower.I would go to Jacobs over this restaurant as value and quality is better!.Jacobs show there appreciation more to a customer

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MikeD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Treated very special from the moment I walked in, incredibly knowledgeable server and just a beautiful place. I went with the tasting menu and it was absolute perfection - best meal I have ever had in Toronto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing new steakhouse with lots of game meats. Every bite was delicious. The service and attention to detail was next level. Ambiance is about as high-end as you could get in Toronto. Will be back!!

MA
vipMoeA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Small place, pretty pricey but the food was outstanding. Probably the best steak I have had from a quality perspective.

Wine list is misleading (they don't have the wines they list or the vintage is different) and very expensive.

I'd come back for the food but bring my own bottle of wine.

SB
SarahB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, we will be back!

HP
HP14
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience. The Butcher Chef offers a warm and inviting ambience, impeccable and knowledgeable servers, and the best steaks I have ever eaten. It was definitely an unforgettable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food great ... long delay to get main course and quite a delay to get appetizer too... great food, too slow on service

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Michael and team have made an intimate and personal experience where you feel like your the only client in the restaurant. The PEI ribeye was perfectly cooked and delicious, best steaks in the city. Will definately be back really soon.

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vipKimmarieP
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is truly a new gem in Toronto. It’s great for all occasions. The service was great and of course the food presentation was amazing. Can’t wait to go back with all my friends.

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AnthonyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food flavors were underwhelming. One of my guests ordered the dover sole and was told that it would be deboned and ready to eat. They had bones in every bite and could not eat much of it. It also took 2 and a half hours to get our mains. The staff were polite but it did not make up for the lack of food quality.

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TravisW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday. The staff was courteous and attentive. The menu is fantastic with some creative surprises as far as preparation and presentation. My wife really enjoys cooking and found a lot of joy in the small details. All in all a great experience at one of Toronto’s newest fine dining spots, we’re looking forward to going back!

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vipShaneS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Outstanding food. They are new and I would say service was a little slow. That said, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was great. Service was great. My one and only complaint was for the size of the wine pours we had with our tasting menu.

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Actionjax
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a fine dining experience with seasoned staff and a brilliant chef then this is probably a good place to start.

Was here with some work friends for a night out and individuals ranged from adventurous to picky. We all went with the tasting menus and nothing in the 7 courses turned anyone off.

The food was expertly prepared and the tastes were on par with some of the best restaurants I have visited internationally. Service was almost perfect but that could be just working out the kinks. Very knowledgeable on the dishes and the wines being served and welcoming when we had questions.

Atmosphere was warm and inviting and being such a small place it was not claustrophobic and felt bigger than its size.

I would recommend if you are looking for excellent fine dining experience and great wine selections.

It was pricy but leaving satisfied with the experience made this place worth visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. French Onion soup is my fav.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience the staff was incredible the food was to die for .... the tasting menu was so good and you get to experience it all. The bar is an old time feel that takes you back in time and the experience is amazing ... the staff really tries to meet all your needs and while i was there Robel knew the whole menu and had great recommendations and Christos was the manager and made great drinks behind the bar... Addy, who was also a bartender knew what cocktails would be good after a full meal... overall the experience and staff made the evening so much better. Definitely worth a visit

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SV0000000
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! What a beautiful culinary experience! The food is amazing. So many flavours. Service is impeccable and the staff all very pleasant. Incredible decor and ambiance in an intimate yet vusually stunning, open concept setting.

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Finefood
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited this new boutique size restaurant on opening night. Was spectacular. Has à la carte menu as well as an amazing tasting menu. Steak, seafood and wild game was our choice this evening but will be back for the tasting menu. Exceptional service and food. Highly recommended especially if your heading downtown for a sports game or concert at the Scotia Bank Arena as it is very close. Bonus is there is parking right in the building which was convenient. Well done to the team.