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.

Please let us know how you heard of us in the note section of your reservation.

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KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

RA
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 30 November 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 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience

NF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 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 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was very good!

WB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 November 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 16 November 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
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 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
58 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 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 9 November 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 9 November 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 9 November 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 8 November 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 3 November 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 3 November 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
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. Did not like sitting beside someone so close that was obnoxious.

MD
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazon food and even better service. Had a fantastic evening. Thanks Michael!

LP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and our server was wonderful!

ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food as usual including Valet. Trying to find a parking in DT is hard and this place eliminates that!

DP
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was awesome!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and service !

TV
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steak house with excellent service, AMAZING whisk(e)y selection, great wine list, and food to die for. Sadly, I was only visiting Toronto, otherwise I would be a regular.

RD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but food was worth it. Excellent quality food, great service and staff. Will return.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Michael’s on Simcoe. We ate the oysters, seafood platter and steak! Everything was fantastic!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, service, and atmosphere!

ST
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Saturday date night. Service was attentive expertly cooked. Pure, simple secondi of heirloom tomatoes and risotto with a decadent amount of white truffles. The palate cleanser of branzino ceviche was an unexpected, fun surprise of the night. Lamb and rabbit followed, and while nothing can match the unctuousness of the Kobe beef, the lack of perfection found with the rabbit was swiftly, and even eagerly rectified by management. Frankly, having one hiccup to the evening left an even greater satisfaction in Michael's service and care. My one regret of the night is that we did not recall the specific names of our server and somellier, so I could compliment them personally.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Service lovely. Now take this review. I’m not writing anymore

JM
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's is our favourite restaurant in Toronto, my wife and I always choose Michael's for the best steak in the city. The service is terrific and the food is always superb.

C
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Fabulous
My son and I had a special occasion to enjoy so we went to Micheal’s for a fabulous dinner as always!
Bryce our server was so attentive, helpful and wise with our food and wine choses.
Simply the Best
Thank you 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

DL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Nice atmosphere. Great service. The oysters and ceviche were wonderfull. Highly recommended!

l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service every single time!!

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak is the best, travelled to many places serving steak and very good at it but this was just amazing

CC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was good but there were only 3 occupied tables so.... The food was good quality. But $$$$$$. Maybe we just aren’t those type of people but when I spend $300+ for two people I want to feel like it was an experience. I just don’t feel that way. And don’t go here if you like to drink. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

DL
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great to dine in Michael’s on Simcoe. Everything we paid is worth it. Highly recommend to couple/family celebrating special occasions.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a quiet night with my girlfriend and that’s exactly what I got. Top three favourite restaurants in Toronto. Service goes above and beyond.

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