Michael's on Simcoe

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Steakhouse
Michael's On Simcoe is a family-run, modern Toronto steakhouse with an Italian twist located in the heart of the Financial/Entertainment district on 100 SImcoe St.

Michael's features the best of premier steaks including A5 Kobe, American Wagyu, in house dry aged USDA Prime and PEI naturally raised grass fed beef along with an assortment of home-made pastas and fresh fish.

As one of Toronto's best steakhouse, Michael's On Simcoe prides itself on its fine dining experience. To complement your meal, we offer an extensive Scotch and Bourbon list, and have a carefully curated wine list that includes regional expressions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Napa Valley.

We hold live, acoustic music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, Valet parking and complimentary shuttle for guests attending a sporting or theatre event.

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Sun - Fri 4:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience!

KK
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Toronto for the weekend with friends, threw a dart looking for a steakhouse and landed on Michael's. I'd say we hit a bullseye. Everything from the greeting, to the service, to the food was outstanding! It's pricey but if you are looking for an overall top notch experience, this is you're place. We will be making at annual stop on our trip next year.

BV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent - from the greeting to the bartender and our server Bryce. Very attentive. Food and wine were delicious.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. They were very attentive to everything we could need. The food was very good with a lot of choices and price ranges.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend to Michael's on Simcoe for her birthday. The staff was courteous and prompt and the food was exemplary. We got stuck in traffic on the way and were late, but when we told our server that we had to show afterwards he made sure to get us out on time.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was impressive. The portion of the side dishes is too big.

WB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing in every regard. - not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The valet option for the vehicle is a priceless.

S
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent, food was excellent, Wagyu beef was well worth the price paid.

Went early 5:15pm before a theatre show, Restaurant was mostly empty, until later, we were seated in a nice booth, but the server had a water station on one side, the sommelier set up his wine station for another table on the top of our booth, opposite the water station , we were stuck between all of this activity and conversation, etc, not very conducive to a quiet or intimate dining experience; something to consider to improve guest experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I couldn’t believe steaks were that expensive .... not sure I would ever pay over 100 just for an 8oz steak and some were over 1000 ... just for the steak !!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All courses were to-die-for.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Michael’s for my husband’s birthday! We went for the steak but were even more surprised and satisfied by our sides and the dessert, the broccolini caesar, the crab cake and the Paris Brest were perfect! Definitely worth another visit.

PJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and experience. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time!

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a tasteful setting. High end.

y
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience here and it was absolutely lovely 💝

NS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, excellent service with a very nice atmosphere.

SR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful. Absolutely first class. Given you can buy a steak from Australia (for a couple of hundred dollars) I was disappointed there wasn’t any Alberta beef. A very nice experience.

T
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Extremely expensive for what you get in food, service and overall. I recommend not to go.

S
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top notch steakhouse that is not for the weak of pocketbook. The service is excellent, the drinks are excellent and the wine list is phenomenal, providing you can afford it. We had the chateaubriand and it was flavorful and tender. Although ai know a great deal about wine, I do not hesitate to accept recommendations and the sommelier had a great one for a super Tuscan. As long as you can afford to drop several hundred on a meal, this is the place to go for carnivores.

KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Each Christmas, we get together with some friends and go out for a nice dinner to celebrate. We've been doing this for about 15 years, and have been to several restaurants, including Scarmouche, Jacobs and Co., Blue Blood (Casa Loma), among others. Based on the reviews I'd read, I'd expected Michaels on Simcoe to be a great choice. Not so much. We arrived and were seated quickly. The room is nice, but it was extremely loud. I could barely hear my partner sitting next to me (we're all in our mid-40s and our hearing is fine). I could deal with that. Then, throughout the meal, several tables of obvious business groups started yelling at each other across their tables, standing and clapping and being generally obnoxious. There were at least two other tables of all men who were clearly plastered and talking so loudly because the noise level was ridiculous. There were a few tables of couples and, maybe I'm wrong, but they didn't seem to thrilled to be spending $400+ for dinner to listen to these loud mouths. It's clear that Michael's really caters to business dinners and people who just want to compare corporate expense accounts. As for the meal, it was only okay. I love burrata and ordered the burrata appetizer. There was an off flavour that I realized was Parmesan cheese. They paired the burrata with pesto (normal) but added a very strong parmesan to their pesto that completely overpowered the burrata. Waste of a good cheese. As for the steak, everyone at the table asked for medium rare. Mine came more rare to blue. I didn't totally mind as the meat was good, but for a restaurant that touts itself as a steakhouse, wouldn't you know how to cook a filet medium rare? Will I be back? No. Not when I can get a better steak and atmosphere elsewhere.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and atmosphere, all staff were accommodating and friendly especially our server Brice. As expected the food was not cheap however it was all amazing so worth the money and the portions were a good size so we left feeling full! Would defo recommend if visiting Toronto

RA
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional place. My wife and I have been to a lot of top end steakhouses. This is among the top two or three.

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at one of the circular banquettes which was a pleasant surprise as there was only two of us with a view of the fireplace highly recommend to get if possible. The service was super friendly and knowledgeable with great recommendations and help from our server over the type of steak to order especially over the type of knife to use depending on the texture of the meat. It was a wonderful evening.

KL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the absolute best dining experience I believe I have ever had. Everything was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Peter was a gem. The best server we could have gotten. I would go back every single day if possible!

h
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience

NF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience deserves more than 5 stars. The service and food was impeccable. My only issue was that it was quite loud and hard to hear our server. Other than that it was by far the best fine dining experience I've had in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was very good!

WB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service, Food and Ambience. Not too quiet and not too loud. They made us all feel like VIP's and we are no VIP's.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and atmosphere typical steakhouse prices for downtown toronto. Peter was a great host to us. Very knowledgeable. Would return in the future

MT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Michael's a few times and we keep going back because it's so good! The service is amazing (Peter is amazing - thank you Peter!!), the food is so delicious and it's a beautiful space.

I highly recommend to anyone who likes good quality food and service and does not mind paying for it.

SG
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Fairly pricey, but you get what you pay for!

MP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Over priced for serving size, taste and quality but l wanted to try this place.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, beautifully prepared. Service impeccable. While overall price is high, quality, presentation and service were impeccable.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was a disappointing evening at Michael’s. This is a top end priced venue and it functioned like a pretty mid-range diner. The appetizers , carpaccio and a ceviche, were both pretty basic and forgettable. The carpaccio was sparse on the beef and buried in arugula and Parmesan slices. Really an arugula salad with a slice of beef. The ceviche was bland and very uninteresting. Even the lime was very restrained. No zest at all.
My black cod was pleasant, but nothing compared to a Nobu black cod. It was a lost opportunity for a really good fish. The veggies were the best part. My partner asked for a medium tenderloin, which showed up pretty well rare.
The best part was the cocktails which were imaginative. Wine was also ok, but way overpriced if you go by the glass.
Service was fairly peremptory, not particularly attentive. The table next to us had all kinds of mix ups with their order, which was their problem except that we were so compressed that it became ours too.
The dining room is very noisy and needs baffles to absorb the sound. At times we could not converse without raising our voices.
Many things need attention here.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salad was a bit light in terms of size, but taste was spot on. Drinks were generous re strength. Sides were all great, comparable to Jacobs. Steaks were good (not great), but seasoning was brilliant. Deserts were great (the pine nut tart lived up to what I’d been told.

Waiter was great, attentive and willing to take time to explain things (and the wait staff as a whole acted as a team and it showed).

Ambiance was a bit less staid than similar places, but certainly not distracting. Live singer was not so loud as to require one to raise ones voice.

GM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Michaels is a wonderful Steak House in Toronto. Very high end steak. Service second to none. Be prepared to open your walket though.

JO
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Brought our 5 month old and they were incredibly accommdating. Even cut her steak while she was holding the baby

MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

The ambience and service was good but we paid 250 dollars and the food was t worth our. We ordered a steak, lamb and Brussels sprouts. Steak was fine but somehow lacked taste. Lamb was bland and Brussel sprouts was rhe worst. Overall - not going back.

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was to be considered long awaited meal, so looking forward to enjoying a great meal. The server was so knowledgeable that he would not leave our table, filling us with continued up charging of available additions to our ordered meal. The Caesar salad was comparable to a supermarket buffet ( which was comp'ed) The steak I ordered from Nebraska was less than what was expected for the value. The wine which we picked was definitely a great vintage , it was enjoyed to the last glass, noticing that server was wanting to savour some for himself, by short pouring the glass , so some would be left in the bottle. Seasoning of steak or mushrooms did not do any justice to either.Parking was exceptional since we parked within 100 ft of door.
Not going back.

SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe and ambience. Wait staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Steak variety and quality were exceptional and cooked perfectly.

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