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The Butcher Chef, Toronto, ON

The Butcher Chef

4.9
4.9
376 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

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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 376 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 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

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Old Toronto

    Great for fine wines

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

376 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was the best anniversary place to go would highly recommend

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  2. SeanW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service here are impeccable as one would expect from a high end dining experience. What keeps me from a 5th star is the markup on the wine. The food is already at a premium and so the win proves seemed egregious based on retail pricing. That will clearly not matter to some clientele and may be an intentional part of the overall. I would argue that it isn’t necessary as the food is clearly the focus here and wine would be approachable as an accentuation of the fine meal. Thai may be my fault as I did not interact much with the sommelier for more value based options. Rest assured you will enjoy your culinary experience here regardless.

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  3. FedericaC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and very attentive service. Food was wonderful!

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  4. TonyC

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steakhouse.Best in Toronto

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  5. StephenF

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal and ambience! Steaks were perfectly prepared and all the little extras were a hit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular experience. Truly outstanding. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an evening of culinary adventure, unparalleled service, and top quality cuisine.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The full experience! Everything about the butcher chef screams dining done right! Food ambiance and service 10/10

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great salad and steak. Lots of food for 2. Service was phenomenal.

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  9. AbbieC

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was great! The bar chairs are a bit of a hassle, but other than that, everything was very good!

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  10. JohnP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were served promptly after saying we had only 90 minutes as we were going to see the Leafs. The 42 oz porterhouse was very flavourful, and our server tactfully corrected my direction to give my wife the tender parts to ensure we both tried all three muscle groups. The chef was nearby and explained the sourcing from a ranch near Sault Ste Marie. Our sides were tasty, especuially - we recommend the Brussel sprouts. The root veggies were a little soft, but also tasty.

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  11. CP519

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. The staff are extremely accommodating and obviously well trained. Steaks were expertly prepared and of very high quality. Sides were classics with a flavorful and unique spin. Not inexpensive but ranks among my personal favorites.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, food, drinks & hospitality! Toronto's best!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dining experience. We look forward to going back. Great service and great food.

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  14. DouglasF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic across the Board from food to wine to service

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  15. MaddieK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible ambience, attentive and expert service from all staff members. Michael and Moe were amazing!

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  16. CraigB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable service Highly recommend, can’t wait to be back in Toronto

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  17. PhoebeC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Compared to my last time at Butcher Chef it was completely different. I felt sick all night, and the service was mediocre.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to the Chef and staff for an incredible evening. The Tasting Menu was outstanding.

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  19. RayH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best ribeye ever! What a selection of beef and the wine list was unbelievable. I’ve never seen this amount of attentive service as the wait staff gave us, it was like a well oiled machine. We were here for our anniversary and were blown away! You definitely need to get to The Butcher Chef for an incredible dining experience! Ray H

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  20. MarkG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service, atmosphere!!!! Best steakhouse.

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  21. Jesss

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but the food was delicious. The Seared Foie Gras was a standout. The foie gras was perfectly seared, its richness complemented by the crispy French toast and the special sauce drizzled on the side. Each bite was a symphony of flavours, with the foie gras melting in your mouth and leaving its aromatic essence lingering on your palate. Moving on to the main course, the rabbit dish I had was incredibly tender, and the meat sauce added a perfect flavour enhancement. The meat itself was also well-marinated. We tried the sautéed mushrooms for the side. The mushrooms were deep-fried and flavorful. For dessert, the chocolate mousse was rich and creamy, a perfect wrap for our experience. Needless to say, their drinks were tasty too. Their service was also great. The staff was professional and attentive, ensuring that our dining experience was nothing short of excellent. Overall, it was an exceptional dining experience, but I may not return for another visit again considering the price. Food (quality, creativity, consistency) - 5/5 Drinks (quality, variety) - 5/5 Ambience (interior design, cleanliness) - 5/5 Service (courtesy, knowledge, timeliness) - 5/5 Value (quality vs. price) - 1/5 OVERALL - 4.2

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  22. IrisC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. If you’re looking for a quality meal with quality drinks and service this is the place.

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  23. ChrisM

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual my wife and I had an amazing time yesterday evening. It was the highlight of our weekend. The food,service and music was excellent and we are looking forward to visiting your restaurant in the very near future.

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  24. NickM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very expensive, but you get what you pay for . We chose to go with a tasting menu built by our very knowledgeable waiter. Everything was on point, including the very attentive and friendly staff. It felt as though the whole restaurant staff was looking after us. Food was unbelievable, steaks were cooked perfectly and superbly seasoned. Probably the best dinner experience I had, ever, based on service and more importantly, the food!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Just very expensive. Highly recommend the crab beef appetizer and the mushrooms with your steak of choice. The steak did not disappoint, crazy delish

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  26. Akshaya

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service. Everything we ordered was amazing. Especially loved the espresso martini

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  27. elenav

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The experience was good, no complaints here, service was really good but the price of the dishes is an eye opener, expensive, 4 people, 2 bottles of wine($300 a bottle) 2 cocktails and 4 glasses of Prosecco, and the meal…. over $2000, maybe that is the industry standard and I just have to adjust, I will say, the dinner was for a birthday and the dessert was free, which was a lovely touch, thank you Butcher Chef, I would go again but for a very special event 👍

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Definitely one of the best so far. Extremely pricey. Two bottles of water $50. Foie Gras exquisite taste! If you don’t care about prices, it’s the best restaurant by far.

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  29. EpicFriend

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. My official favourite steak house keen on coming again.

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  30. FandS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, friendly service. Absolutely exquisite food. Beautiful ambiance. Details matter and Butcher Chef leaves no stones unturned for anyone looking for a great dining experience. One of Toronto's best restaurants.

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  31. MicheleW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food!! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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  32. AnilC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High end and expensive, bu delicious food and drinks and exceptional service. They should try to ensure that their on line menu is congruent with the menu they give you at the restaurant!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Warm and cheerful greeting from the front of house staff , coat check etc. We were seated at the bar which is fine with us normally, the seats at the bar are super annoying have to spin sideways to get in and out .. this was maybe a style vs functionality decision that was made not the right one . Every server, manager and owner literally hit me in the back passing behind as it’s so very tight where they were passing by to enter their orders and updates into the iPads … please tell me why this can’t be at the front of house where no patrons are ? This was in front of my plate no more than a foot away .. not very proper if you ask me . The food , app decent crab roll with carpaccio.. not worth 50 plus dollars . Steak was cooked perfectly but very small portions for the money here .. drinks decent bartender was the most professional person there, always willing to ask if all was good and serve more drinks . Will we go back ? Not likely .. 2 old fashions 2 Glasses of wine , one app and one steak split . 588 dollars .. I never have a problem spending money on good dining but it’s all about the experience not just the food . Had the servers managers etc all moved somewhere other than in front of my plate with their mobile devices it would have definitely improved the meal . Be polite if you bump into someone apologize and change where you’re going. Tasty steak poor etiquette and environment.

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  34. KristopherV

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars isn’t enough for this amazing restaurant. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!!

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  35. Cutie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing experience. Food was one of the finest I have had so far. Servers very kind and thoughtful. We were there celebrating my husband's birthday and they went out of the8r way to make it a memorable experience for us.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in the city. It’s so good

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  37. cesarc

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service. The music was upbeat and "cool". my significant other loved it.!

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  38. JackieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is absolutely delicious and the service is outstanding. Smaller intimate space that is great for a date night. One of my favourite steak houses I've been to in Toronto. Would absolutely go again and highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal. Compliments to the chef and staff for a great experience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in Toronto. We like tasting menus and seek them out. The food was great, though we think there could have been a few more vegetable in the courses - but thats a matter of taste. The service was outstanding, it felt like the whole restaurant was working as a team, everyone very thoughtful. The tasting menu dishes had excellent pacing when coming out. Expensive but we felt value for money was right on based on the overall experience and food/drink quality

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Enjoyed sitting at the bar.

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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 376 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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