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The Charcoal Dining Room - Charcoal Steak House, Kitchener, ON

Charcoal Steak House

4.7
4.7
3719 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.

Sundays are made for Brunch from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Our Martinis Bar with summer patio offers the full Steak House menu or light meals in a more casual setting. Enjoy appetizers, a full meal, 20 beers on tap and beautiful outdoor seating area in summer.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–23:00 Fri 11:30–00:00 Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (519) 893-6570
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Dunbar
  • Catering
    We offering select catering services for large scale events! From 20 - 500 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
    Charcoal Group Events: (519) 893-6573 ext. 2743
  • Area
    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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Charcoal Easter Brunch Buffet!

    CA$69.99 per person

    31 Mar 2024 only
    The Charcoal Easter Buffet is here again! We transform into a spacious buffet in Grand Market style, we serve a wide variety of Buffet items to delight the whole family. Including: -Carvery Station -Omelet Station -Bakery & Breakfast Favourites - Raw Bar Seafood -Gelato Station -Kid Friendly Items - Salads and Crudite AND MORE Pricing listed is for guests age 13 and older before tax and gratuity. Those Aged 5-12 are $12.99 per person. Children 4 and under eat Free!
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What 3,719 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Steakhouse

  • Southern Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Southern Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Southern Ontario

    Steakhouse

  • Southern Ontario

    Most Booked

3,719 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steakhouse in town. A little noisy but still able to converse. There were diners wearing ripped jeans and baseball caps, which took away from the ambience. It’d be nice if there was a dress code to at least exclude baseball caps.

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  2. Luanne

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gina was amazing! Food was top notch! We will definitely be returning!

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  3. SarahD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Received a lovely booth as requested upon arrival. Server was prompt to greet us and bring us our drinks. Apps arrived in a timely fashion and we were checked on frequently. Mains were delicious, steaks were cooked to our liking and a good portion. The atmosphere was very welcoming and comfortable. Made for a lovely date night!

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  4. AmyCarm78

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, atmosphere and noise level. We were able to hold a conversation without yelling. Always a plus. Service was fantastic. Food a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with excellent customer service. We had Zara as our server She is exceptional at her job with the perfect amount of touch points and check-ins. Food was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, would definitely recommend you eat here!

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  7. LindsayK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t as good as I expected. To many options maybe that’s why. Also my son cup came out dirty with old food on it.

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  8. Flores

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy going to Charcoal. Great value for the ambience.

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  9. LarryS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our visit, food was very good, ample space between tables, waiter attentive when required, the leading steakhouse in Waterloo Region for decades.

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  10. JackieT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! It’s been a family favorite for over 40 years!!! Our server was lovely and did an amazing job looking after us!!

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  11. Ruthie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The charcoal steakhouse never disappoints. Our waitress was vey attentive and friendly. The food was excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the short ribs with broccolini and root vegetables. The ribs were excellent however the vegetables were too salty for me so I didn’t eat them. We were celebrating birthdays and too full for dessert our server offered for us to take the complimentary dessert home. Nice touch! Thank you for that!

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  13. jeffm

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every respect! One of the best steaks I've ever had.

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  14. JudyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for prime rib and it was delicious. We had a great meal and will return again.

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  15. SheenaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent waitress! My dads burger was a bit too messy, it came out with a wet bun. Other than that we had a great night. Thank you

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  16. ThomasM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I ever had in my life .service was great.very friendly polite staff.would recomend to all.

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  17. EmilyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the 4 of us had a very nice lunch. Three of us ordered the beef bowl and found it to be flavourful and substantial. The fourth ordered the plant-based full sized beet salad. It was so small we figured they made a mistake and brought a side salad size. She had added tofu so that helped but I would suggest making the salad itself more reflective of a full lunch/dinner portion. The dessert platter was delicious and perfect for the 4 of us. The service was excellent.

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  18. ChristineH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Business dinner, small party of three. Our server was pleasant and the appetizers were delicious and arrived very quickly. We all enjoyed the sesame tuna and wonton nachos. The disappointment was with the mains. All three of us ordered the filet mignon while the filet was very flavourful it, along with the mashed potatoes and vegetables were lukewarm at best - I suspect the mains were all done and sat for awhile as the mash was a bit hard in consistency. I'll be back as this is the first non-outstanding meal I've had at The Charcoal. Was disappointed that this was the first visit for my out of country colleagues. The restaurant and bar didn't seem busy so not sure what the issue in the kitchen was. We were there on a Wednesday, early evening.

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  19. RuthR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience as usual. Three of us had the pad thai which was amazing! My husband had the chicken mushroom fetucini which was excellent! Never a disappointment when we eat at any if the Charcoal Group restaurants. We'll be back very soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Server did not have a happy countenance.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribs were very dry. Extra bbq sauce didn’t help Seafood risotto was outstanding

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  22. Guest

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good! Lots of interesting options. Ambience was nice and staff were super friendly! Would definitely return

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  23. JayNijhuis

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always seem to end up at the Charcoal Steak House when it comes time to celebrate a special occasion. It was my wife's birthday and I requested (and received) a table fireside. The service was outstanding, we requested a slow pace for dinner so we could sip on drinks and take our time...The server made that happen for us. The food, as always, was top notch. We all had steaks, after all, if you are going to the best steak house in the city, you have to order steak. Once again, very happy with all aspects of our experience and we will most definitely be back.

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  24. DavidR

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening. Glad to celebrate at your restaurant. Fantastic experience

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  25. RobS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My girlfriend and I went to celebrate valentines day, the server was excellent, she even asked us if we're there for a special occasion, I have been alot of times and my girlfriend made this her 1st visit and as usual they did not disappoint.

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  26. SueB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband and I both had the prime rib as we always do - can’t go wrong!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the Valentine’s Day set menu. The food was amazing as usual, however there were significantly less vegetarian options than last year. With only one option for a vegetarian entree, we found the fixed price to be somewhat expensive for that meal, although understand the price reflects that it was Valentine’s Day. We are never disappointed with our experience at the Charcoal Steak House

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  28. gailj

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our time for Valentin's Day was excellent. The food was delicious & they staff was excellent. As an added bonus they had a photographer to take your picture at no charge.

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  29. Benny

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding.Food was delicious and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Love this steak house.

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  30. JimT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always awesome meals!!! Great place for celebrating or just enjoying an evening out.

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  31. BRUCEW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Hated our table. Middle of room under bright lights. We usually are seated in the back area near the fireplace and the lighting more subdued. Felt like we were in a fish bowl.

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  32. tarjaR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly server Offered complimentary dessert and candle for our son’s birthday Unfortunately the large group beside us was loud

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  33. JoshC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there and it was absolutely fantastic. Our sever Robin was warm, welcoming with a great sense of humour. The food was amazing and we will definitely be coming back!

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  34. LisaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu with options for all guests including a good vegetarian/vegan list.

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  35. KimberleyP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time brunching at Charcoal. Will definitely be back! Food was absolutely delicious

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  36. BrendaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Everyone was happy with their meal and we were stuffed. The food was very good, the waitress was very friendly, and the room that we were in was right near a fireplace, the room was quiet, and the ambiance was fantastic. I also thought the room we were in seemed very private, and the tables were spaced. A very good distance apart. I was very happy with our experience we will go again.

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  37. RO911

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding dining experience, for lunch and dinner. Service was truly outstanding in Martini's!!!

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  38. CindyV

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being miss seated was not too bad though was not as nice a seat. It was in the bar area and before was in the dinning lounge area. Bit of a let down.

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  39. Azurite

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella our server was wonderful. Our meal was excellent. We had a lovely time.

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  40. barbc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! What else can you ask for? I will certainly recommend to everyone

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Charcoal Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 3719 OpenTable diners.

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

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Charcoal Steak House

2980 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2A 1A9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fairway Road North
  • Area
    Kitchener
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–23:00 Fri 11:30–00:00 Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Dunbar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (519) 893-6570
  • Catering
    We offering select catering services for large scale events! From 20 - 500 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
    Charcoal Group Events: (519) 893-6573 ext. 2743
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