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The Butcher Chef, Toronto, ON

The Butcher Chef

4.9
4.9
146 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
Located at 8 Harbour Street, across from the Scotiabank Arena, The Butcher Chef sets the ultimate standard for a boutique fine dining steak house. This butchery-inspired restaurant offers the finest cuts of beef and freshest seafood with an extensive wine list.
Both à la carte and tasting menu options are available brought to your table by a highly knowledgeable and meticulous service team.

Luxurious brass accents and deep rich black walnut wood, with comfortable banquettes, marble surfaces and crystal chandeliers set the tone for a unique experience. The Butcher Chef is guaranteed to satisfy your finest senses.

Reservations are recommended and appropriate dress code is suggested.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 223-2250

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Derek Von Raesfeld

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Cross street

    Bay Street & Harbour Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Steakhouse

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Best Service

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambiance

  • Old Toronto

    Best Value

  • Old Toronto

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Old Toronto

    Notable Wine List

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

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  1. a

    albertaguy

    Edmonton

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant, and I can say it was nothing short of magnificent. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings, and everything was brilliant. Food was creative and delicious, service was very strong, and our sommelier was informative without being intrusive or overbearing. It's not some place you would go every week (unless you have a lot more disposable income than I do), but it is definitely a place one should experience for a celebration or just that occasion when it's time to splurge.
  2. O

    Olga

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, outstanding service and overall experience. it was our first time, and we definitely want to come back. the price tag is very high, but it worth the experience.
  3. R

    Robbell

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular. And the service impeccable!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding not more than the food and deserts
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    El servicio y la comida son absolutamente buenos!
  6. D

    Dros

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Compliments to the chef on such spectacular food, and much gratitude to the accommodating and knowledgeable staff. Ambiance was fantastic and the private patio was cozy. We especially liked the Italian decor, Japanese steak knives and overall attention to detail on all aspects of the experience.
  7. DM

    DavidM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday at this fine restaurant. Other than that was about 2 1/2 times more than I had ever spent on dinner for two, it was the best dining experience we have ever had. So it was well worth it. Thanks for the experience!
  8. RO

    RayO

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent steak selection. Fine wine list which could expand.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and one of the best steakhouses in Toronto! The food and service were both top notch. A must go for any foodie
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. The food, the service. The attention to detail was impeccable
  11. JS

    JamieS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The reason I give it 2 stars for ambience is because a bunch of intoxicated men came into the resto while my wife and I were having a late dinner and they were very loud and used allot of vulgar language. Then when I told the waiter one of the individuals stared me down as if trying to intimidate me. As a former World Karate Champion it was a high level of disrespect and could of gone wrong had I not exercised restraint. Good and service were incredible!!! Ambience was ruined by late night revelry
  12. F

    Fear51

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant with a great selection of steaks. Was willing to pay very high prices for the best experience. Great ambiance and good service. A couple of notes that didn't rate a 5 across the board: 1) we ordered asparagus and it never came; 2) interestingly we never got any bread or even offered any bread and maybe that's just how it is at this restaurant, but every other steak place I've been to offered bread; 3) prices are high and you expect the best and we ordered two steaks, one of them was great, the others was just ok (the A5 Hokkaido) as it wasn't as marbled as we expected and a bit more chewy than expected compared to other A5 meats we've had at other restaurants. Maybe it's just the cut or grade, but we had hoped for better. All in all a very nice experience and great food, but could have been better.
  13. KD

    KayeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So special for my husband’s birthday dinner. We had a great time.
  14. MB

    MichaelB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, never had to ask or wait for anything. Food is perfect.
  15. R

    Reetand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service, worth every penny!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The service was beyond our expectation and the Kobe was one of the best ones that o have tried. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable about the different options that were available and made great recommendations. All the dishes were done to perfection making it difficult to choose our favorite
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night
  18. SS

    ShirinS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Wouldn’t go back, extremely slow with their service . Took so long for us to get our food and they seemed overwhelmed! The food was very basic for the price we paid and honestly I had different group of friends that were there too and they had the exact same experience. Spend your date and money somewhere else.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent
  20. JD

    JoshD

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Neat restaurant. Some of the foods were outstanding (like the pasta and drinks), others just okay (steak), while others surprisingly sub par (tartare). The prices didn’t reflect portion/quality. The tasting menu price was outrageous compared to other tasting menus in the city. Nice to try once for a special occasion but wouldn’t come back
  21. NG

    NadiaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    It was very expensive . Food was good . Service was knowledgeable but extremely slow .
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner with family. Staff was great. Would recommend
  23. N

    Northerndiner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service and attention of detail was fantastic. For over 100 the steak was “ok” nothing special. Salads…outstanding. Drinks seriously over priced. Seems like a place thats great to say you’ve been to and seen steaks starting a 100 dollars. As far as going again… probably not
  24. AM

    AylarM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, drinks and service! The best steak house in Toronto.
  25. GM

    GregM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food along with the experience . Looking forward to going back nextweek
  26. RT

    RussT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time in this Steakhouse. Wedding anniversary. Unbelieveable steak menu. Went with the recommended Pinokean Tenderloin from PEI. IMHO, no need to go Wagyu or otherwise. Good wine list, including some nice selections by the glass (I was driving). Highly recommended.
  27. KB

    KBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here because other places were full at the time we wanted. Next time, this will be our first choice if we want an awesome top-end steak! Service was excellent, our server was attentive and knowledgeable and the manager was very friendly and ensured we were taken care of also. Good drinks, we loved the patio, although the loud vehicle went by, but it didn’t spoil a thing. We don’t get into Toronto often, and there’s so many restaurants we live, but we’ll get back here when we want an awesome steak for sure. PS - we’ve already recommended it to friends who will be trying it. I recommend anyone to try it!
  28. JV

    JasonV

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best restaurants in Toronto! Highly recommended!
  29. J

    Jurd

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Bartender on duty was amazing, wait staff were great, unfortunate number of dudes in t-shirts for a place with an upscale vibe and dress code.
  30. MA

    MeganA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, we sat at the bar and the service was wonderful.
  31. MT

    MarkT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining and steakhouse is hard to find and Butcher's does it right. Sommelier was on point and service staff was super crisp and made it special. Super pricey but we knew that going in and we went for an experience, and we got it! Thanks for the great time!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is phenomenal. The food is definitely on the high end price.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food! A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
  34. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a diner at The Butcher Chef last saturday. Very satisfied of my choice a bit pricy but the expérience worth it. We had the best customer service we ve never had. They have notice that we were speaking french, so a come and introduce himself in french to accomodate us even if we speak fluidly english. They are attentive to every little details. Butcher chef is in the top of my list. Will return when back in Toronto. Definetly 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️stars on 5
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Went for a birthday celebration. Ordered appetizers and our mains. When serving the steaks, my plate shattered in front of me- broken chards everywhere including my boyfriend’s plate. The server who I believe was the host, quickly removed the shattered plate and said there would be no charge for the dinner. Broken fragments were in my lap, and in my shoes. We were served small bites as we waited for our new meal to be prepared. We ate our meal and ordered dessert. When we finished, the manager presented us with our bill and said the dessert we shared was complementary to compensate for the incident and the long wait for our mains. We paid our bill and left. We were taken aback and commented on how uncomfortable the experience was. We decided not to challenge it but we were not impressed with the lack of professionalism.
  36. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Best Caesar salad I ever had. Oysters prepared and served to perfection. Service was just wonderful. Was a harbour 60 and Michaels on simcoe fan, this one is a notch above and will be my new go to for first choice.
  37. RJ

    RoyJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived to the time we left, the service, food, ambience was first rate
  38. D

    Danny

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! One of my personal favourites. Tried about 85% of the menu and so far everything was delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite foods
  40. GP

    GregP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great host. Phenomenal sommelier. Made for a really good night. Will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Butcher Chef offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 223-2250.

The Butcher Chef is rated 4.9 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Butcher Chef

8 Harbour St, Toronto, ON M5J 3B1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bay Street & Harbour Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Derek Von Raesfeld

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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