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Charcoal Steak House, Kitchener, ON

Charcoal Steak House

4.6
4.6
2706 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse

The Charcoal Steak House is an independent local steakhouse serving the Waterloo region community for over 65 years. Enjoy AAA Steaks, richly marbled wagyu, slow roasted prime rib, fresh seafood, mouth-watering pig tails, legendary smoked ribs and more. At lunch we feature an extensive menu with burgers, sandwiches, bowls and healthy salad choices.

Weekends are made for Brunch! We switch to solely serving our playful brunch menu on Saturday from 11:00am - 2:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Join us Sundays for live music from the patio!

Our Martinis Bar with summer patio offers the full Steak House menu or light meals in a more casual setting. We are currently offering in person dining and are seating our enclosed patio area with cozy fireplace and iconic Charcoal Steer.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 893-6570

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offering select catering services for large scale events! From 20 - 1000 people, we have created memorable experiences that bring the iconic Steak House to your door!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private dining rooms available for your special occasion from 8 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Merrin Manser: (844) 897-8368

  • Neighborhood

    Kitchener

  • Cross street

    Fairway Road North

  • Parking details

    Shared parking with the Radisson hotel. Electric car ports on the lower level, Fairway Road side of building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Ontario

    Business Meals

  • Southern Ontario

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  1. TW

    TedW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    The restaurant offers a great menu and a fine environment, but can be noisy at times.

  2. JB

    JaneB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Excellent server! Fantastic appetizers!! Food not as expected. Wrong order initially and was corrected. Vegan burger seemed to be overly spicey and oversalted. (was the Tandoori Burger so some heat is to be expected but this was excessively spiced.) Nice that they had a gluten-free menu and vegan options. It may take many chefs a while to learn how to cook with non-meat products! Over-all, we did have an enjoyable evening.

  3. SL

    StevenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed a nice night out for my Wife's Birthday. The food was great and the server was fun and candid. Had a great time seated on the patio.

  4. LB

    LynnB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated outside as requested for our lunch. Hot, but quiet and leisurely wth good service, great food and a perfect martini. For me the price was right! My friend insisted on paying. Nice afternoon with a friend, food food and long awaited catching up on each other’s news. Thank you Martini’s!

  5. SB

    SoniaB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the patio! Nice ambiance and pretty quiet. Service was great and food was outstanding! Lettuce wraps were amazing! We went to celebrate my daughter’s 19th birthday…it was a really nice touch when she received a free a dessert!! Really enjoyed!

  6. KF

    KateF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our server was very attentive and the kitchen was very accommodating with unusual food allergies. Food was delicious!

  7. AM

    AllanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and time spent celebrating our anniversary. Amazing staff 👏. Thank you.

  8. MB

    MaryB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit was to celebrate my husband’s retirement with our family! It was a perfect evening. We didn’t feel rushed at all! The appetizers and the entire meal were delicious and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! 😃💕

  9. MM

    MiMi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience was wonderful- had such a lovely server, food was fantastic, price was on point for the quality. My only gripe is there seems to be an unclear dress code compared to what was advertised online as Smart Casual

  10. S

    Saira

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Back room was far from the food, but a good spot for private dining

  11. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Father's Day. Great food and atmosphere. Would recommend!

  12. SF

    SarahsF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for the fathers day brunch and the food was delicious and all the staff were super friendly.

  13. BK

    BKDK

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    I love going here for dinner it’s our go to for date night. We love a certain waitress she’s amazing! The food is always perfection. I’ve had the brunch twice here this year and I wouldn’t recommend it. Hot food was Luke warm if that and not a great selection for the price. Honestly the mill brunch includes drinks and has a huge spread for the same price. Dinner yes brunch no.

  14. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautifully decorated and great ambience however the rowdy table of guys drinking wearing ball caps, over peppered Waygu steak (in case you’re not familiar with it, you’re paying a high price for a delicious piece of beef that you can’t taste because it just tastes like pepper) and missing 20 year tawny port (which is priced at $20 - a fair price except that if you look closely that’s the price per ounce when a port should be a 3oz glass) left a lot to be desired for a “high end steakhouse”. The appetizers were excellent, one of our servers was fantastic and my steak was cooked spot on. I do not mind spending $350 on a dinner with my wife but I expect a more enjoyable experience. To be fair, when I passed along the feedback about my steak the manager did not charge us for one of our appetizers but it was still an expensive night that left me disappointed afterwards.

  15. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Interesting mix of great and not so great. First - the steaks were supposed to be medium. They arrived medium rare. Fortunately not so rare that they had to go back. Second - 2 glasses of wine ordered, had to remind the staff that they should be there. They arrived after the steaks. Third - not sure if reminding staff that there was supposed to be a skillet of mushrooms made them appear or we were too impatient. Fourth - music, just a little too loud. Fifth - indicated on the reservation form that it was special occasion, which didn’t appear to be relayed to Charcoals. We ended up on the thorough fair between restaurant sections and the kitchen. Not sure what happened there. The oysters were tasty, wine good, potatoes excellent. My partner, always excellent. Taking another restaurant outing disappointment in stride. There’s a reason we don’t frequent restaurants. All though thinking about it, if we invested the thousands of dollars to be considered regular and special customers the experience would be different. (Observation based on other customers and interactions with staff).

  16. GG

    GrumpyGrandpa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The lack of a baked potato option will keep me from coming back. My filet mignon was cooked properly, but it lacked any real flavour. Very sparse on vegetables served, and no bread was disappointing.

  17. T

    Tops

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Ordered the pig tails they were all fat. I have eaten many times but these were not good and wasted 75%.

  18. DB

    DavidB

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all aspects. Highly recommend!

  19. N

    Nanc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    Our seat location was so disappointing. Felt like we were on the fairway everyone coming and going pasted our table. Also staffed walked buy with a tablet counting every so often keeping track off the tables. Thought since I made reservations for an Anniversary we would had a more intimate spot not facing the bar, TV and all the traffic of diners coming and going. Food not the regular Charcoal standard. Filet steak not the usual tender cut. Very dry even at med rare. Side Caesar salad in small bowls not the regular cheese and bacon bits severed just like any other place so disappointing. No buns. The best part of my meal was the rasp fizz and the brownies served for our Anniversary. For the price we paid I would have to say the “Keg” trumps the Charcoal,

  20. BB

    BevB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of 8 friends and everyone was favourably impressed. We lingered over drinks and did not feel pressured to hurry. Service and food were the best I’ve experienced lately. A relaxing experience.

  21. N

    Noname

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    No bread for upper scale restaurant. Burgers for fancy, sit down restaurant is very odd.

  22. SB

    ShannonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service and food is the best quality that I've had in a long long time. The best place for any occasion

  23. D

    Dunya60

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be back! Enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday here

  24. E

    Emilym

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charcoal Group never disappoints. It has a menu for everyone - including a FULL plant based menu. Everything we had was delicious. Highlight was the truffle friends and fish tacos!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Graduation

  26. l

    lorib

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for brunch. Had avocado toast and was delicious

  27. DK

    DKSAN

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Good atmosphere, bad service. Good appetizers, soso on main include steak.

  28. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant! Delicious food and great service.

  29. SW

    SandyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful dinner at the Charcoal for our anniversary. The food was superb - every bit of it, the service from Zara was top notch and the ambiance romantic but fun. Would recommend it to anyone and can't wait to go back!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good and service was fantastic

  31. CQ

    ChantalQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Any one of their steaks is to die for!!!!! Always melt in your mouth and the flavours are always undeniable delicious!!! Worth every penny.

  32. AN

    AndreaN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always nice having a business lunch at Martini's! The food is great, and there are good options for everyone's dietary considerations. Service is consistently attentive and professional.

  33. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, friendly service and the food was amazing. It's not cheap but the food was fantastic, a great place for that special celebration. Great selection of gluten friendly options too, I have celiac disease and had plenty of choice.

  34. PR

    PaulR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were top notch! Well staffed and ranks high when you want a really high end night out with your loved one.

  35. BH

    BillH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I ordered the peppercorn 10oz steak medium well.. I came well done and definitely wasn't 10oz.. it maybe 8oz.. and hardly any peppercorn sauce.. further to that it came with 3 pieces of sliced carrots and 2 halfs of Asparagus.. and maybe 4 table spoons of mashed potatoes.. I'm sorry for 44$. u definitely need to improve that dish

  36. RL

    RosemarieL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed everything. Service was great. Food excellent. We look forward to coming back again.

  37. AL

    AdamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great patio. Fantastic food. Prompt service. Highly recommend

  38. KW

    KWTasteReview

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    My boyfriend and I went on a date there, it was cute and aesthetically pleasing as it was more of an expensive dining experience. Though I got the rigatoni and it was ok for the price that it was, and he got the steak and frites and we’ve never had anything more bland, unseasoned and overcooked in our life where the fries were seasoned more than the meat. Crazy, not the worse but can go to better places for less where the food and dining experience is much better.

  39. C

    Chris26079

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server was the best. A couple of dishes were a little spicy. She offered to correct it but we just chose to take the food home. Everything else was perfect. As always. Thanks Charcoal.

  40. GF

    GoodFoodScout

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience! Food and service was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Charcoal Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 893-6570.

Charcoal Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2706 OpenTable diners.

Charcoal Steak House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Charcoal Steak House

2980 King Street East Kitchener, ON N2A 1A9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairway Road North

  • Neighborhood

    Kitchener

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Shared parking with the Radisson hotel. Electric car ports on the lower level, Fairway Road side of building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (519) 893-6570

  • Catering

    We offering select catering services for large scale events! From 20 - 1000 people, we have created memorable experiences that bring the iconic Steak House to your door!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private dining rooms available for your special occasion from 8 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Merrin Manser: (844) 897-8368

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