Hy's Steak House - Toronto
Hy's Steak House - Toronto

Hy's Steak House - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (416) 364-6600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Cocktail lounge : Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM and Saturday from 5PM - 11PM .We are Closed for regular service on Sunday. If you have an inquiry regarding a special event on a Sunday please call Chris Meyer at 416 364 6600
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Saku Velummylum
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Hys is happy to accomodate take out requests. Please call the restaurant for more information
  • Entertainment: Hy's sumptuous cocktail lounge features live piano from 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Sink into one of the cozy leather sofas, signature martini in hand, and relax to the sounds of old favorites, and contemporary classics.
  • Special Events: Hys can accomodate any sort of special event, anyday of the week. Please contact Chris Meyer for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: York
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on Adelaide St. starting at 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday
A word from Hy's Steak House - Toronto
Hy's Toronto has everything you could expect from a classic steakhouse in an elegant, upscale atmosphere. At the entrance, the sleek and elegant lounge lures with the promise of perfectly chilled martinis. And each unique dining area is more beautiful than the last, from the front room, centred by the famous steak grill, through the open and light-filled atrium to the intimate mezzanine with cozy fireplace and mahogany wine cabinets. Our white coated servers will guide you with professionalism and good humor, and our award winning wine list will tempt you with well chosen labels from around the world. Sink into a plush banquette, enjoy our famous cheese toast and a caesar salad, prepared in the dining room, then savor one of the classic cuts of Canadian Prime beef...and you'll remember why Hy's has been a Canadian favorite for over fifty years.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Hy's Steak House - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (63)romantic (46)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (17)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wrong cut.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My order was the bone-in rib steak with garlic mashed potatoes, onion wrings, cream corn and Cesar salad. I was with a pal, so we shared the salad, rings and corn. The steak was delicious, but it was way too think for a bone-in rib steak. And they cut the bone. The best part of a rib eye is getting to the meat around the bone. It's rare and delicious, but when the steak is carved the way Hy's did, you miss out on that. I was disappointed. All the sides were great, but the onion rings were underwhelming. I read great reviews about their "HUGE" onion rings, but when they got to the table, they were just like any others. Overall it was a good steak dinner, but $350 + tip for two people good? Not really. I've had better cut rib steaks at Bardi's, Barberians and jacob's. For the money I paid, I'd stick with Jacob's. They take more care in all of their sides, carve steaks properly, and costs the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An decadent experience
    Jennifer
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I went to Hy's Steak House with my husband celebrating our wedding anniversary. The experience was wonderful, we really enjoyed it. The ambiance was luxurious, calm, the service very helpful and the food was perfectly made. They have an enviable wine selection that can be paired with food. Both steaks were juicy, tender and flavoured. Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On a "Hy" Note!
    Kacey
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hy's restaurant is the Cathedral for the steak worshipper. The ambiance is old school steak house meets modern elegance. The wine list is extensive. The steak is devine - perfectly cooked, juicy, melt in your mouth tender. The fries are crispy, flavour full stems of golden perfection. The service is attentive without being intrusive. My only disappointment was that there was nothing left to take home in a doggy bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time
    ursula
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our server was excellent and our food was delicious. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    High expectations not met. Was there on a quiet night, so not sure why the service was lacking. Wrong bottle of wine brought to the table. Creamed spinach had no flavour. Steak was over cooked. Mushrooms too garlicky. Felt rushed despite restaurant being empty. Wine poured while we still starting cocktails. Shrimp cocktail and French fries were good. Disappointed as meal at Hy's Ottawa 2 weeks ago was much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary dinner
    birthdaytea4mom
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Everything was exceptional-from the service to the food-declicious! We even got a free dessert with a candle!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    Hana
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful the service is outstanding the food is tasty but nothing special, the prices are extremely high with no good reason in comparison to the same caliber restaurants in Manhattan. Friday night the restaurant was half empty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    IBD40
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Decoration, food and service were excellent. Highly Recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great classic Steakhouse and more
    Kita
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful food. Great service and classy atmosphere. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hy's Never Let's Us Down
    MGM3841
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    If you want fantastic beef, an outstanding wine list and professional service in a quiet setting you should try Hy's. This time I started with an excellent martini, half a dozen fresh oysters and beef tartar for a lighter meal. My husband went for the NY cut with baked potato and a side vegetable. We finished the evening with a dessert prepared table side before strolling back to our hotel. Hy's is pricey but worth it for a special night out or the perfect setting for continuing to discuss business after a long day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A top 5 all-time dining experience
    Dmeier2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday and hys delivered. Of course the steaks were perfectly cooked, portions were generous, and the service excellent, but the table side Caesar salad was outstanding. Best salad we've had. Restaurant is gorgeous with dark wood and leather abounds. Great lounge before or after with live piano and old fashioned (good) cocktails. Great place for client dinner, special occassion or just the steaklover, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic steak house
    classic
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great decor and layout. Great steak perfectly cooked. Surprised on the number of diners. Construction outside intimidating
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have been here a few times. Everything is great but the service seems to be going down on every visit, it can definitely improve compared to other steak houses. The first few times were great. Also, the sides could be improved…they were not as tasty this time compared to the last few times. Excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Steak was done perfectly, very tender, and great taste. Shrimp cocktail and onion soup were top of the line. Service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had an amazing experience dining at Hy's. This was our first time dining there. We will definitely be back sometime. The steaks were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    Angelaxoxo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went here for my boyfriends birthday. I made reservations and specifically asked for a cozier table, when we arrived we were seated at the table closest to the door which also happened to be a high traffic area. I still don't know who my server was. No one ever approached us and said "my name is this and I'll be your server". To sum it up. It wasn't anything special. If it had been a normal dinner it would have been OK but I specified that it was a event I had planned to impress and it wasn't anything spectacular. Especially for the +200 bill for 2 people. The food was OK. Service was OK. Ambiance from my high traffic, cold table was OK. I wouldn't recommend this place to my friends for an occasion. Maybe a quick dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atmosphere was Inviting
    special
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have always enjoyed experiences at Hy's...the atmosphere is always inviting, good service, food often prepared at the table. Found this last visit to be less desireable due to high prices and the food had a predominant salty taste. The escargot needed more garlic and the Chateaubriand for two was way too salty. Wine list is extensive but very expensive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    magoo07
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is normally one of our favourite places to go whenever we are in Toronto. However, this time both myself and my wife were quite disappointed in the quality of the meal. Normally the food is excellent but this time it was absolutely tasteless. We will probably go back as this surely was an aborition but if it happens again, Hy's will be removed from one of our favourite places.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    TonyP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The steaks were very nice with the accompaniments. Service was good, even though he pleaded with my girlfriend to get her steak cooked medium instead of well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Charm
    dtkuo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    They've taken the decor and ambiance of old school steak house and injected it with a modernized flare that makes it bigger than life. Although it is dim, I really loved how cozy and comfortable it felt. We didn't dine in the back room but where we did, it was nice and quiet and gave my company and I the opportunity to talk. The food was amazingly well executed and even the dessert was excellent. The only "complaint" I would have about the steak is that there isn't a wider selection of cuts. However, you might not really need any other cuts because there is a good variety of steak cuts available. The service is attentive without being overbearing and the server was able to make excellent recommendations and knew the products quite well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to entertain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    For the past 10 years, it's still in my Top 3 list of places in the financial core that I can rely on when I have to entertain work associates that don't have a need to get bottle service and chase skirts for the night. Knowledgeable and talented bar staff, friendly but formal service, and overall excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Client Visit
    Moogle
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, elegant but a bit dated. Old world charm can be spruced up a bit. Server were great but we found that the water was being topped up way too often causing distraction from a business conversation. Server should request whether table wants to help themselves to water rather than keeping at topping up glasses. The food was great and portion more than generous. I recommend the steak salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu change
    Luvoffood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I have been going here for years now and we were a little disappointed to find out that the menu has changes. The food was great, however the changed the rack of lamb and it is good but it was great before. Other then that, the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    PlymouthMISam
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love this place. Both the food and the service were outstanding. It is not an inexpensive dinner, but it is well worth every penny you spend there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the money!!
    FoodieAsh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went here for my boyfriends birthday and the food was phenomenal. We ordered the cheese bread, Cesar salad, sautéed spinach, onion rings, bone in rib steak and a Hy's Only strip. All really good. They had just changed the menu but still accommodated us and let us order some things from the old menu. Very attentive servers. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good steak-house.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was prepared according to what we requested and was very good. however I thought that the NY Strip Loin was a little tough considering the price. Overall, the service was excellent and the wine list superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was great, prices were fair. Service was amazing. I will definitely go back. Ps the porter house was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 554 reviews are from the Hy's Steak House - Toronto reviews archive.
  • opentableVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I was very disappointed with the lamb chops. 2 of 3 were dry and too well done for the most part even tho I asked for medium-rare. I was expecting something better than Mortons or Ruth's Chris, but didn't get it.
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  • Pleasant & Professional
    GoodNiteOut
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Hy's has a very pleasant atmosphere and very good professional staff. Food is attractively presented and good to excellent quality. Steaks and shrimp were perfectly cooked. The wine list offers an excellent diversity and reasonable prices. The use of a tablet to present the wine list is a great idea.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    49erfan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My last visit was 8 years ago and Hy's is still a great restaurant with impeccable service and food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice
    robtan1027
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I chose Hy's for my anniversary dinner. The restaurant was an overall great choice. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was romantic. I would definitely return to and recommend Hy's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak.
    danielfisker
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had a gentleman's dinner with a good friend who's getting married soon. Wanted a place where a great steak was avail, and also a quiet setting. Hy's did a perfect job - food, drinks, service. Everything was well timed and arrived perfect to the table. Our 2nd martini was better than the first, wine presentation was good, and food was perfect. Definitely recommend Hy's for a quiet, proper dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I celebrate everything here
    416Honkey
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Hys classic atmosphere and old - timey, super accommodating service makes them my favourite restaurants (I have been to the Ottawa location as well as Toronto). Bit more expensive than the Keg but experience is EVERYTHING the keg is not. When I want to celebrate something over a nice dinner, my pick is Hy's because you just don't get genuine, professional service, amazing food and a stunning setting like this anywhere else I've ever been. It's like something from a movie. Take me with you when you go!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old World and Charming
    Vince
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I really enjoyed the ambiance - dark wood panelling and high ceilings. Service was excellent and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing server - very attentive
    skinnylatte40VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our server was fabulous - knowledgable, attentive, all around decent guy. Food was delicious. Ambiance a nice, quieter alternative to the pretentious downtown hipster scenes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but not great
    BigBadWolfpack
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I travel to different city every year with a group of friends to see a MLB game, drink and eat well. We find a great steak place each visit and thought we found a good one with Hy's. 3 out of 4 of our steaks were not up to par. I got the Bone-in "Rib Steak", Canada's (or Hy's) version of a Bone-in Ribeye. The steak was very thin (little less than a 1/2") and surprisingly under cooked. I should have asked about the approximate thickness of the steak before ordering, maybe that was my fault. The service was great, except for the "water glass fillers" constantly refilling our water glasses every time we took one sip (really annoying). One suggestion, order the caesar salad if you get salad, it was awesome, about the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • an old school classic
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    had the beef tacos for lunch with pickeld beet and cabbage - hot sauce - amazing !!! super tender beef and great flavours.... caesar salad needed a tad more dressing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    slippers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a wonderful time, the atmosphere was private, the service was excellent. Often but subtle and not annoying or intrusive. The food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant
    Ilovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ambience is very nice. But food is not outstanding for the price. I liked the way they prepare the salads in front of the table. Presentation was nice and service was very good. But they did not have the steak that my friend ordered, and should have gave a complimentary or discounted price for the inconvenience, as they did not advise us until after taking our order. I enjoyed Morton's steak better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best steak houses!!
    VCB89VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I enjoyed every minute from the second I walked in, to the second I left. They treat you with such respect. Very friendly staff. Best margarita I have ever tasted. The food was incredible! Extremely pricey, but also completely worth it. Great for special occasions, or to bring clients!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate