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The Butcher Chef, Toronto, ON

The Butcher Chef

4.8
4.8
119 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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Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    (416) 223-2250

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Derek Von Raesfeld

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KB

    KBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 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!

  2. JV

    JasonV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of the best restaurants in Toronto! Highly recommended!

  3. J

    Jurd

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 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.

  4. MA

    MeganA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. MT

    MarkT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 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!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 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.

  10. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 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.

  11. RJ

    RoyJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we arrived to the time we left, the service, food, ambience was first rate

  12. D

    Danny

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite foods

  14. GP

    GregP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. SC

    SC32

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff did an amazing job of making us feel like our special night was as important to them as it was to us. All the food was delicious, particularly the truffle raviolini.

  16. IW

    IWONG

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. The foods were amazing. Staffs were nice and friendly. Great variety of wines and drinks. Highly recommended.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Experience! Will absolutely visit again. The service was A++ server was attentive and very thoughtful. The Butcher Chef offers the best selection of steak in my opinion. We started with the Seafood Platter. The quality of seafood on this platter was extremely fresh, the oysters still have me thinking about it today! Then we went with a 16oz Striploin AA&CO Queensland with 4oz of Wagyu from Miyazaki, Japan as well as 4oz of Kobe with everything being cooked to med-rare perfection. They offer the 4oz option for those wanting to experience a bit of everything, which is a fantastic idea. The sides offered were amazing as well. Definitely worth visiting. I love everything about this restaurant.

  18. JG

    JamieG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal we’ve ever had, with impeccable service

  19. B

    Bevy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best beef I have ever had!

  20. S

    Sofia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The customer service and food is fantastic; staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall experience was amazing! I Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect experience! Fabulous food and service! Will go back soon!

  22. MT

    MarianeT

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my husband for his birthday. Food was AMAZING! Service was AMAZING! I highly recommend the beet salad! Steaks were cooked to perfection and so tender. Dessert was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

  23. l

    loviad

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience! My partner and I always have the best times dining at the Butcher chef’s restaurant

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have to try the Kobe Wagyu

  25. G

    Gbee

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are so many positives about this place- we were welcome by the staff, seated and taken such good care of! They brought extra appetizers for us on the house to try, the wine selection was FABULOUS, the meal itself was beyond AMAZING and the staff are INCREDIBLE! Every single person we met just exceeded our expectations - I’ve never been to a restaurant that has treated me this amazing - we cannot wait to be back!

  26. AD

    AshleyDW

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First date night since the most recent closure…kid free! Amazing service, incredible cuisine!!!

  27. KO

    KatO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing amazing service. Delicious food, we loved everything. Definitely will be back!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant exceeding my expectation! I highly recommend. The service and the food was exceptional.

  29. g

    gastonp

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food simply amazing top notch. This is a perfect spot for any occasion.

  30. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food experience even if you don’t do beef!

  31. TG

    TorontoGadget

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I want to rate this an overall ‘outstanding’ but it was my first time here … I’ll definitely be back again. Much to my pleasant surprise, the atmosphere here is relaxed and cosy, perfect for a get together as we could easily talk without competing with the noise of other tables. The hospitality felt from the moment we entered till we left was genuine and added to a wonderful evening. The selection of cuts promising for future wonderful meals. Our servers were gracious, attentive, and well informed about the farms from which the meats came from. Now to the food … simply classic and perfect. Started with cocktails and was presented with a simple and delicious amuse bouchée, unexpected, followed by a simply classic Caesar salads clearly made fresh with elegant touches. We shared a second cauliflower salad and it to was simply delightful, the use of truffle was a balanced accent. We shared 3 side, potatoe leeks, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts and they did not disappoint beyond the fact we chose to share. The meats … this deserves its own dedicated paragraph. The steaks were simply perfect! I did opt to ask for a chimichurri but found it happily punctuated my steak’s perfection. We had the Ontario and the PEI 24oz dry aged ribeyes richly marbled creating tender morsels. There was plenty left to take away for a steak salad or tow or three for each of us. The char and sear on our steaks were passionate kisses rather than the aggressive branding I’ve experienced with other ‘steakhouses’, not to say aggressive branding is bad but rather these passionate sears for our cuts was a harmonious marriage. Our meals were finished with chilled espresso martinis(?) with a white chocolate cake and a dark chocolate flourless cake a simply memorable ending to a wonderful meal shared with a great friend. A shout out to Paul Azzari, Sam Mousavi, and Robert DiStefano, for telling me about The Butcher Chef and sincere thanks to the gracious team of The Butcher Chef. Till next time 😀

  32. GB

    GrantB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic. Service was relaxed yet formal. Steaks are AMAZING. Worth it!

  33. G

    Guro

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    TURLY delicious and delicate cousin. Every single element was prepared to maximize harmony of each plate. We love mushrooms, and this is the only place we found mushroom cooked so perfectly, so were all the ingredients. Service was natural but attentive/professional(it is really hard to find Good professional servers nowadays!) . Interior of the restaurant was beautifully set, and we felt very settled to enjoy our dinner. Highly recommended.

  34. o

    out2dine

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was exemplary and food was tasty .

  35. XX

    XXImm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The experience we had at the The Butcher Chef turned our day from alright to amazing. The service was fantastic and so were all the dishes that we have been served. Thank you for making our anniversary special.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Ordered the tuna+a5 tartare. It was so fresh. The wagyu truffle ravioli was rich and decadent. For our steaks, we got the ribeye and Miyazaki striploin. It literally melts in your mouth. Worth every penny. Finished our meal off with ice cream/sorbet and a chocolate gateaux. Almost forgot to mention- cocktails were amazing. Highly recommend ‘breakfast in Paris’. Would definitely come back to try the tasting menu.

  37. MH

    MickyH

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was great , service was a bit disorganized as the servers seem to be all over the place , we ordered champagne to start , then it was a effort to get the wine menu back. Noise level was ok to begin with , but gradually increased as the night went on

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible meal. Highly recommend.

  39. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Staff were excellent Sides were somewhat disappointing Everything else was fantastic

  40. HA

    HodaA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was an amazing as always! And I highly recommend Blake’s cocktail 😍

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised 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 4.8 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • Area

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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