The Lord Nelson

4.6
168 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
The Lord Nelson Seafood & Steakhouse has been serving the Golden Horseshoe area since 1974. The Lord Nelson provides an atmosphere of elegance and comfort.

We pride ourselves in serving only the best quality meats and fresh seafoods with an extensive wine list to add to your palate. Some of the menus favourite items include shrimp cocktail, oyster rockefeller, or caesar salad prepared at the table as appetizers.

Fresh pickerel or rib eye steak as a main course and creme brulee for dessert. The Lord Nelson is proud to present the new bar lounge area where our customers can relax for a pre dinner cocktail or after dinner liqueurs. The Lady Hamilton Room is available for your private function.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 632-3463
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
King Rd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Would return and recommend to friends. Food and service were outstanding

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place rarely disappoints. One problem is the noise level when it is fully booked, which it almost always is on weekend evenings but food and service are both excellent. One other complaint is lack of lactose free dessert offerings. Surely a tub of lactose free sherbet would be easy to have on hand even if they don't want to keep fruit available (which we were told they don't because they just have to "throw it out!"

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Caesar salad!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good. A little pricey. Steaks were excellent. Appetizers were excellent.. service was excellent.

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HL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was excellent!! Our server was very attentive.

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I used a gift certificate to take a friend out for a birthday dinner. In most cases, a dessert is complimentary. this was not offered. Very expensive for the quality received. Bar looked nice. when we arrived, we were placed in a separate dining room so did not enjoy the ambiance of the main dining room.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lord Nelson was AMAZING!!! Best kept secret for this area. Our first time there and we LOVED it; already looking forward to going back. We loved the food, the service and the restaurant is gorgeous!!! Our server Patrick was spectacular. Next reservation, we will request him. Thank you SO much for a wonderful and memorable evening.

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TW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I have been waiting for long time to go back to The Lord Nelson. I ordered the lobster tail and it was too dry my daughter said the same thing. I should have said something but I was with family and decided not to. My server was very entertaining. The lobster seemed to have no flavour. It was for my birthday which was in June 2017 and your restaurant was closed due to the fact that you had water damage. I came back in August 2018 and was disappointed wasn't how I remembered it.

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T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience. Food was outstanding. Service was excellent.
A very nice experience. Will return.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's our favourite place to celebrate special occasions. The food is always excellent, the portions are extremely generous and the service is attentive. While the starters are delicious you may wish to give them a pass if you plan to have dessert. The soft furnishings make it easy to carry on conversation and just enjoy the whole "fine dining" experience

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is top shelf. The service was excellent. The staff was delightful. I used open table for the first time to book here and it was easy and exactly what I was looking for.

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ND
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, as always. We had a new waiter Harry
and he was fantastic!

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We brought friends who had not been there. Had cocktails in bar area then dinner in main dinning, turned out to be a great evening and we are sure our friends would also recommend to go there.

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall everything was excellent. The only issue when setting up the reservation online the celebration of Birthday was not recognized.

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Pleasant meal, coffee not to my taste. Quite expensive, though not extortionate.

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our meal. It was presented attractively on the plate. The food was hot and very delicious. The clam chowder was the best. The service was great. We will certainly return in the future.

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LF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Expensive but worth it. Attentive service and all courses prepared impeccably.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were having a family meal to celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary of our parents. The meal was wonderful and the service was exceptional. It was the perfect venue for a fancier meal. The ambiance added to the feeling of a special celebration. Thank you!

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been going for years. Never been disappointed.

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M
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Celebrating our anniversary at a top notch restaurant. The service was attentive but unobtrusive. Our meals were excellent (chicken marsala/Lake Huron perch) with very large portions. Really enjoyed our anniversary dessert, cherries jubilee, prepared at the table...very well put together. We enjoyed a private dining room off the main restaurant due to a 92 person party being held that evening...due to this, the noise level was a bit higher than normal but acceptable in the separate room.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food very well cooked and presented. Gary our waiter was very good let us take our time enjoy our wine and had a nice diner.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Lord Nelson has been in business for years!!!! But, I do think that the wait staff should be re-trained. I was appalled when the 'waiter' reached in front of me to serve a $33.00 glass of wine to my friend. There was NO reason for him not to have gone around the table. Incidentally, that $33.00 glass of wine (9 oz) can be purchased in the USA for $14.99 a bottle ((Humble Pie 2014 Cab Sauv)

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K
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We went in with high expectations and they were blown out of the water. Goat cheese starter was my favorite, ceaser salad - best we’ve ever had, beef tenderloin and chicken parmigiana. All amazing and great portions.
Service was great from start to finish! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I was stunned when I reviewed my bill later at home. The price for a lunch entrée special was much too expensive, compared to other restaurants of similar quality.

$42 each for baked perch entrée!!!

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k
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

excellent as USUAL!! there is a reason we always to go back. our waiter Jimmy we have had a few times and nothing but professional !

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MB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good. First visit, found on Open Table. Our server was good but does not have the skills to match a restaurant of that level. We had to look for him on a few occasions and while he must have been busy, it was a bit annoying to wait for him for wine and for the check and then payment at the end of the dinner. A good practice would also be for the server to mention the price of the special not on the menu. One guest ordered a rib eye steak and because of the noise, we could not here that it was Wagyu beef, which calls for a high price we understand. Bit of a surprise to see the item at $160 on the check while most main dish were in the 50-70$ ballpark. Paying was not a problem, the steak was absolutely fabulous, like I said, I think that an item priced at $100 over most of the item menu would deserve a friendly notice to patrons.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing night there! Amazing food and very friendly servers

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always great food. Our guest from Vancouver enjoyed the restaurant very much.

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LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great time, great atmosphere, and fantastic food

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to the restaurant on several different occasions and most recently we went to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday. My parents joined in for the special occasion and this was their first time there. They raved over the quality of the service, the friendly, professional staff and the outstanding meal. The Lord Nelson has an impeccable reputation and we will continue to dine there for as long as we live in the area.

LBody

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Caesar salad outstanding made right at your table!

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal with great service.We highly recommend your restaurant

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JP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always a great meal in a consistent ambiance and great service

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PA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Been here a few times - they never disappoint. We had a slight problem with our mussels but it was taken care of immediately. The Caesar salad is to die for!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

we found the place to be nice looking on the inside. found the wait staff attentive but a little overdone. we did not really see the need for more than 1 waitstaff? we were brought sauvignon when we ordered chardonnay (this was corrected quickly). there was a lack of vegetarian dishes available for entree choices. I guess the your regular clientele is on the upper scale as we found the meal pricing out of our general price range ($160.00 - our $100 gift card) when we have had better meals and choices at more reasonable price points. for an upscale menu we found no napkin placed on our lap and the wait staff to reach across the table without excusing the intrusion. our bill at the end of the night had our guests appetizer (no big deal this has happened in other establishments too, but 2 waiters and an incorrect billing?). all -in- all i would say our visit was only borderline satisfactory and i would definitely have a hard time recommending your establishment.

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JN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had originally booked this reservation in January, but The Lord Nelson cancelled the reservation due to water damage. We rescheduled the reservation in February, but sadly my Father was in ICU and passed away. We rescheduled in March and I conveyed this information to our server along with the information that we were celebrating 3 birthdays, but nothing was done to make our long awaited celebration special. We were quite disappointed in the lack of interest in our celebration that took so long, especially when the Lord Nelson cancelled our original reservation and yet we persevered in trying the restaurant.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

This was NOT 'Fine Dining'. For the price we were very disappointed! Poor service, waited too long for meal, not very accomodating for Vegan guest, steaks not cooked to our specifications.

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JU
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent beautiful big shrimps. Caesar salad at your table. Beautiful 16 oz New York Strips, great fish special, yummy desserts, excellent wine list and superlative e, friendly service from Patrick -- and all the staff.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was awesome, staff friendly and funny. Will definitely be back!

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