Hy's Steak House - Toronto
Hy's Steak House - Toronto
  • Address:
    101-120 Adelaide Street W.
    Toronto, ON M5H 1T1
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: CAN$51 and over

Hy's Steak House - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4163646600
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Hy's Steak House - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (53)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (17)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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 2008
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    the service was attentive and made excellent suggestions. they made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant which we were not. we look forward to returning and having another great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our waiter was incredible ,it was a special occasion for my daughters graduation from university and he made it the perfect night
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hy's was awesome
    CookieMonster
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Little hard to find as it's tucked away. It was pretty slow for supper but guess it usually is on weekends. The service was top notch as with the food. Definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fernando and Lisa
    Guitar13
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Hys. From the valet parking at a very reasonable rate to the "made in front of you" ceasar salad. Service was very good with a very knowlegable server (Angel). I highly recommedn Hys as a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Hollywood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our night out, great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looks can be deceiving
    PaigeReader
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    They have the right idea and it looks like a classic American steakhouse: dark wood, globe lighting, wall stacked with wine bottles. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was disappointing. I was really looking forward to classic Oysters Rockefeller. The Pernod-flavored Hollandaise sauce was odd tasting and detracted from the oysters' flavor. The filet mignon was shot through with gristle. The creamed spinach was not bad. The cheesecake was just … well, sad. People who are enthusiastic about this place just don't know any better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place is nice but
    Yiya14
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Nice place but nothing out of the ordinary. Striploin was softer than filet mignon And 20$ cheaper. So not pleased with the quality of the food. But service was amazing
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far below expectation
    Clau66
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Hy's is famous of steak. We were so disappointed by its quality. We ordered filet mignon and "the only" NY ATRIP. It's just very average. Not worthwhile at the price they charge. It's a quiet place for business lunch, that's it. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful steak
    DaveandAllisonVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Extensive wine list, though a bit overpriced. Our server, Chad, was friendly and very helpful. We went on a Saturday night, so it was quiet and intimate. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The Caesar salad is made at the table, and is excellent. Crème brule is not bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at Hy's
    SirRobert
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    From the moment we entered everything was perfect, we had requested a quite corner and were not disappointed. The food the wine the dessert all fantastic. The pampering service very special and all you could ask for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Smiths
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were given gift cards by my son & fiance for Christmas but waited for a special occasion to go. We decided our anniversary would be a good time. We are not used to going to such fancy restaurants, and were a bit nervous about it, but were pleasantly surprised. We were treated so wonderfully and the food was extremely good. From the time we got to the door we were treated wonderfully. Everyone was so friendly. Our waiter was extremely pleasant. All in all a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 530 reviews are from the Hy's Steak House - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Great food and courteous staff.
    Koda1015
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had lunch at Hy’s with a dear friend and both of us are happy with the food, staff and ambiance. I will definitely come back. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hy's=graceful+delicious+reliable
    Onionhead
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I always enjoy lunching and dining at Hy's. The lunch menu is a good mix of tried and true Hy's and more modern and some very healthy plates. And reasonably priced. Worth the walk through the construction around it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consul
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    WE DID ENJOY THE AMBIENCE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE BY VERY GOOD FOOD.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.