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The Butcher Chef, Toronto, ON

The Butcher Chef

4.8
4.8
383 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 223-2250
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Derek Von Raesfeld
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    Bay Street & Harbour Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Steakhouse

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambience

  • Old Toronto

    Great for fine wines

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

383 Reviews
  1. KarenB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We can always count on a lovely time, the quality of food is always excellent, staff friendly and professional.

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  2. NikkiKind

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in the city! This beautiful hidden gem in downtown Toronto serves some of the best foods and cocktails in the city. The minimal seating allows for an intimate personalized experience. I came for the first time with a friend yesterday and made a reservation at the bar for Saturday night. The staff are incredible, with impressive high quality service. A huge shoutout to Sky (the bartender) and Mo (lead server), these two made our experience the BEST. Sky is so kind and extremely knowledgable, we asked him to surprise us based on our tastes, and he made the best cocktails. He is so so talented! Mo, was so friendly, and asked us many times if there was anything we needed or to help us with making menu choices. We had several cocktails, Sky's espresso martini was fantastic and we also ordered asparagus and mushroom dishes, as well as a beautiful chocolate gateau that came with chocolate crumble and vanilla ice cream (ugh to die for)! We can't wait to come back and have dinner, and enjoy the steak and extensive wine list!

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  3. Emily

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite, and the best steakhouse in Toronto! I’ve dined here numerous times, and I’ve never had a bad dish. Also, the staff here are some of the best in the industry.

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  4. EChangRichardson

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience paired with outstanding food. Highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best quality restaurants and service I’ve ever had

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  6. ShawnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak and sides were excellent. I'm not giving them full marks however because of 2 things: 1) the wine list, while outstanding in terms of selection, was out-of-this-world expensive. Yes, it's a high-end steakhouse but comparable places have similar extensive wine options, but you can still get a decent bottle for between $100-$150...most wines here were significantly more...wow. And 2) the appetizer I had was quite "fishy" tasting considering it was shellfish which usually isn't especially fishy(perhaps it was old), and the dessert was exceptionally small and lacking in flavour.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience was phenomenal! The only issue is the small restaurant can only accommodate so many table and the noise level can become excessive when you have one group of obnoxious individuals. Food is amazing and service was top notch.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was the best anniversary place to go would highly recommend

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  9. SeanW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service here are impeccable as one would expect from a high end dining experience. What keeps me from a 5th star is the markup on the wine. The food is already at a premium and so the win proves seemed egregious based on retail pricing. That will clearly not matter to some clientele and may be an intentional part of the overall. I would argue that it isn’t necessary as the food is clearly the focus here and wine would be approachable as an accentuation of the fine meal. Thai may be my fault as I did not interact much with the sommelier for more value based options. Rest assured you will enjoy your culinary experience here regardless.

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  10. FedericaC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and very attentive service. Food was wonderful!

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FAQs

The Butcher Chef offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 223-2250.

The Butcher Chef is rated 4.8 stars by 383 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Butcher Chef

8 Harbour St, Toronto, ON M5J 3B1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bay Street & Harbour Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Derek Von Raesfeld
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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