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The Butcher Chef, Toronto, ON

The Butcher Chef

4.7
4.7
186 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–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

    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 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Steakhouse

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Best Service

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambiance

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

  • Old Toronto

    Good for special occasions

  • Old Toronto

    Steakhouse

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  1. PC

    PhoebeC

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  2. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely in my top 5 places to get a great steak and enjoy an evening out. What sets it apart is the attention everyone at the Butcher Chef pays to service by making you feel important and ensuring your experience is second to none while allowing you to enjoy some peace and relative quiet while you enjoy the food and drink.
  3. SQ

    SanQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff service went above and beyond! Will definitely be coming back again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it! Excellent service food was outstanding a little pricing But we’ll worth it!
  5. MB

    MichaelB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Toronto. Service and quality of the meal is beyond compare.
  6. I

    Ieateverywhere

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Common cuts of beef grossly overpriced very well prepared. Very good service but the servers do not have accurate information about non North American beef. A beef centred restaurant should label non Japanese beef as Wagyu.
  7. PK

    PaulK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible evening and food! 10/10 Can’t wait to come back
  8. BD

    BrigitteD

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal before the concert , service food was outstanding …. Trevor is an excellent server . We are looking forward to come back for the tasting menu .
  9. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was very friendly and helpful. The dishes were beautifully presented and the selection of steaks from around the world was impressive. Portion sizes were quite hearty so sharing is a good idea. We definitely will come again.
  10. SZ

    SZTO

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t know where to begin! 5 stars is not enough for me to describe my experience at this restaurant. Everything was on point from the service, ambiance and of course the food!!! Every dish was cooked to perfection. Drinks & wine were also amazing! This is by far the best steak house in Toronto. Shout out to Dave for making the experience unforgettable! Will definitely be returning!
  11. DC

    DiarmuidC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best steak restaurants in Toronto.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Primarily s steak house but an absolutely exemplary steak house. Very nice Waygu and Kobe meat available and extensive wine list! Attentive wait staff and management keeping a close eye on everything! Wish I lived in Toronto…I would eat here frequently
  13. HR

    HannahR

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food and service were okay. I didn’t find the steak particularly tasty and the server was not very attentive. $800 for the 2 of us… For the price, it was an underwhelming experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, and service. Be prepared to spend some $$$
  15. B

    Bibi

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    They serve really expensive food and wine, but they don’t understand it. We got à hot plate but the expensive steak came 5 minutes later, so the plate was already cold 😞
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The front of house service was so exceptional that I had to lead with that, even though the food and wine was absolutely delicious. I will absolutely be returning!
  17. LC

    LC1968

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, exceptional attention to detail. A bit noisy depending on where you are seated, did not overshadow food and wine.
  18. d

    domenics

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, my 7th time and just as incredible as the previous 6
  19. HA

    HungryAP

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. My favourite go-to steakhouse!
  20. SD

    StefaniaD

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the service was exceptional.
  21. c

    clkm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    ambience was great, service was good, loved how small and intimate the restaurant was! wouldn’t recommend the sides for the steaks as they were quite boring, but steaks were well cooked especially the dry aged 16oz ribeye. their appetizers like the foie gras were also great!
  22. SS

    SergeS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Notch service from start to finish and executed to perfection like a symphony of first class ambience. Got the Kobe and Queensland Steaks med rare and omg so juicy and melt in your mouth 😋 with the Black Diamond Salt was my favorite of 3 primo salt options. Highly recommended on all fronts Class/Food/Service/Wine look forward to my next visit! P.S deserts were to die for with the cheesecake and sweet dish mix. Keep up the great work Team see you again we only live once enjoy life!
  23. R

    Roxtor

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the tasting menu at The Butcher Chef. Each dish was creative, well prepared and flavourful. The a la carte menu has many good choices as well. Their main dishes are steak but they have seafood and poultry options too. The non steak dishes in the tasting menu were outstanding (as well as the beef dishes) so there’s something enjoyable here for all. Cocktail menu is good and the wine list is also well thought out. Service is attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Reservations are definitely required because it’s not a large space and it’s always busy when I have been here.
  24. EL

    ErikL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good , but expectedly so at this price point. Parking is $20 on weekends all summer . Amazing grass fed ribeye.
  25. CA

    CarolynA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice little steakhouse! Service was great sitting at the bar. Small and intimate. Nice wine list - they had one of my faves Elk Cove. I will be back for more of that! Good selection of cuts. Highly recommend this spot!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place online Based on reviews. It’s not often I get impressed by a restaurant anymore, but this place changed all that. Amazing service by Bella and team, and the food was exceptional. This is a hidden gem and will be part of our regular outings now.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice great service.
  28. JD

    JohnD

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I live close to the Butcher’s Chef restaurant and, pre-Covid had found it to be good value overall. Sadly post-Covid I cannot say the same. Where previously the bill was around $500-700 for 4 people, I recently paid $500 for two, who shared the entree course. While the food remains good, there are many restaurants which are equally as good but now represent better value.
  29. S

    Smith

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 34th wedding anniversary and it was an amazing experience. It wasn’t my fist time there. John M
  30. RE

    RonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Not a cheap night by any means but if your looking to spend some money for incredible fare and atmosphere, this is the place to go. Service is top shelf.
  31. l

    lokotoka

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and service. Peter was very attentive, as were all other staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time at the Butcher Chef.l, excellent and warm service. Very fine food and the preparation and presentation was perfect. Definitely pricey, but worth the money for very special occasions.
  33. YT

    YixinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite atmosphere with prime steak quality. Would recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst service I’ve ever had in my life!!! I can’t give 0 star so I gave them one. This restaurant doesn’t worth any of your penny! We booked a table for 2 for my wife’s birthday at the dinning room but they brought us to the patio. They gave me a steak knife to eat my bread and they took my plate but I haven’t started my appetizer. Only the bread is good, other foods are either too sour or too salt. The receptionist ask my wife to remove her $800 French Maison Michel style cocktail hat said the dressing code policy of the restaurant is “business casual with no hats”! But they are ok with other customers wearing shorts pants, sport shirts and even flip flops!! Do they really understand dressing codes? They ruined my wife’s birthday dinner, we complain with the manager but he doesn’t care and just walk away!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my sister celebrated my birthday here and it was phenomenal. The service was amazing, the food was top notch, and it was an overall 5/5 star experience! They don’t hold back on the martinis😭 and the complementary birthday desserts was to die for!
  36. GG

    GG79

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food has always remained excellent at Butcher Chef however service levels have dropped dramatically since covid return it is hard to justify Michelin prices with mediocre service.
  37. ED

    EamonnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again beat meal of my life. Love this place :)
  38. a

    albertaguy

    Edmonton

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    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.
  39. O

    Olga

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    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.
  40. R

    Robbell

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular. And the service impeccable!

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 4.7 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–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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