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Open since 2008, Jacobs & Co. feels like a local institution. It is the embodiment of a classic steakhouse, from its handsome looks—complete with a pia...
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PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$80
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we ordered 300 days aged steak & 45 days aged steak. The Caesar salad is amazing, vinegar, beef bacon and olive oil are of high quality. And 45 days ribeye is really good, with crispy surface and fantastic taste. The special meat 300-days-aged is also...perfectly cooked, but I don't like this.For me, It's totally over aged. It's 99% out of water and taste like rubber. It flavor is beef sausage or ham with farmy and most smelly cheese. If someone is curious about that just have some beef sausage with heavy smell cheese.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening with great food and great service. We sat at the bar so we could watch the Jays game and Ashley was our server. Like a breath of fresh air. Ashley was wonderful and truly enjoyed being there. It’s nice to...see someone at work enjoying what they do. The food was fantastic and came out timely as we asked.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good overall experience. Ambiance is nice service is excellent. There was some live music ( pianist ) on the bottom floor, we ate upstairs. We were served a huge complementry bread item with flavoured butter - very good - had oysters which were also enjoyable...The caesar salad was made table side ( came with an optional anchovy ) it was ok but to be honest ive had better - one portion is more than enough to share and they will devide it into two bowls for you. I had the 28oz bone in ribeye i belive from alberta. It was excellent. It was serves with three compleme tary sauces in the side including a chimmichuri which was great an asaian inspired sauce , and somesort of blue cheese spread. My hisband ordered the fish (bass) - it was not good. It was fishy and such a waste at $88 - i do not recommend it. This is a steakhouse and i suggest coming for steak. Where other steakhouses still have many other options they do not. One chicken and one fish option. The appetizer menu is also very limited. The meals were served with 3 fancy salts in little bowls. For sides we had the potato puree. - it was huge - jacibs iffers most of the sides in 1/2 portions which i think is great. The 1/2 portion of it is more than enough for 2 people. Unfortunately i found it pasty and unflavourful. I added some salt and butter. They also had mushroom risotto as a side ( i did not order this but if you dont eat meat you could have this for a main ) they also had 2 types of pasta available for sides ( these three items not available in 1/2 portions ) ine was vegetarian i believe so that coukd also be ate as a main. We oedered the braised beef pasta. It wasnt what i was exoecting but it was ok ( if there was a sauce it was minimal / white ) we didnt eat everything and they were hapoy to pack things up even the extra sauces and specialty salts. For dinks i started with a sangia ( holding in to that last bit of summer ). It wasnt good it basically just tastes like red wine - but garnished with a candied cherry which was nice. My husband had rum punch which was ok and garnished with a flower. It looked pretty. Around $20-25 each The wines by the glass are around $30+ for 9oz selection limited. We decided to skip dessert. But were emserved complementary petit fours - chocolate and seemed to be infused with some type of floral element. We also recieved two complementary wrapped muffins to go. Although not everything was great. We still enjoyed ourselves and the mealMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

I started visiting Jacobs for me and my wifes 2nd wedding anniversary in 2014. Returned each anniversary until we had our kid in 2018, also brought my mother for a visit which she enjoyed (shes hard to please) and my inlaws who never been somewhere...as nice.. all visits were amazing and well worth. The popovers were amazing and the table side caesar is always worth getting. You can order a half side since the sides can be a bit large which is nice.. Duck fat french fries are also a worth try. I have recommended this restaurants to many friends and glad they managed to weather Covid lockdowns!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

I recently went to this restaurant and I had mix feelings about the experience. The service is amazing and there is nothing to complain about it. The food is another story. I ordered a strip loin from Australia and I also tried a 60 day...aged ribeye. Both stakes were ok, but they were nothing special for the price we paid. I understand stakes need to be aggressively seasoned, but they were way too salty. We ordered several side dishes for the table and some of them were amazing while others were not good. The fries were way too salty and they had what I call a weird seasoning. It was not truffle, it was more like star anise that I don’t like. I also tried Shrimp as entree and although they are big that may justify the price, they were overcooked to my taste. Dauphinoise (scallop potatoes) is a different story. The dish is amazing. Potatoes were cooked perfectly and the combination of cheeses and cream was glorious. I tasted few other things and this is my recommendation: Baked Oyster, Dauphinoise and the 60-day aged rib-eye. It is a good place to see pretty people, but I would rather spend money in other restaurants were food is better.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

The wife and I love this place, the food is fantastic and the selection is outstanding. Staff is always friendly and the atmosphere is perfect every time

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

The service was excellent. The staff truly care and are attentive without being overbearing...the atmosphere was great...modern steakhouse...comfortable contemporary decor. The piano bar was not open but looked like it would be a great experience. The Caesar salad was very good, among the best we've...had. The Sea Bass was incredibly bland, although well cooked, considering the amount of grease the skin should have been crisp...it was not. The 60 day Ribeye was tender but not cooked as requested, and relatively bland. We have had better. They do offer a variety of salts and side dips if you use them the flavours are better. They sent us home with the tastiest chocolate muffins we have ever tasted... For the price we expected better food. Never-the-less I would go back, I would love to try the seafood towers both warm and cold...they looked incredible...but would not order the fish and steak again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022

One of my favorite places.Excellent food and wine list!We had rib eye and t-bone steak.Fast service and clean toilets!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

The steak was perfect. I had the Filet. WOW WOW WOW. Was a bit upset with the service when I first got to the place. I was early by about 15 min. Seemed like I put them out. The food made up for it. Fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

Fantastic steakhouse, best in Canada. Not only was the steak great, but the Caesar salad was very special. Had a Canadian bone-in ribeye, huge and cooked perfectly. Nice that they provide interesting salts and sauces complimentary.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

Ordered T-Bone medium rare, caramelized spinach and mushroom. Everything tastes so good! Number 1 steak in Toronto!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

I am in Toronto for ten days with business and pleasure , it's less 4 years since my last visit , also my second home from Vancouver , got invited for business dinner at the Jacobs , it is in old Toronto area , restaurant...out side very interesting like a box ? inside very cozy an upscale , their signature dish is Steak , we had a lovely both for six , not busy at at all , menu have a lot to choose , little pricy , again , you pay what you get ! my T bone (MR ) prime choice , very tender juicy and favourfu , ($150 ) , surely not worth the hype , but excellent prime cut , look's like every body do enjoyed the meal , professional service , our wine glass never empty , if you a steak connoisseurs like me , fussy and picky , just a little let down , but over all , great steak house . I still think Gibson's steak in Chicago and Wolfgang in Singapore is the best of the best ! so drop by try it out .More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

We had dinner at Jacob's on Saturday night. The friend that we were visiting called at the last minute and a table was available, so we gladly grabbed it. To be honest, none of us were dressed up and we were all a bit concerned...about that (we were in nice jeans, but had runners on as we'd been out and about for the day), but we were made to feel right at home. Our server's name started with a V, but I am embarrassed to say that I did not catch his full name. That said, V's service, and that of the whole team that we experienced, was excellent! Attentive, knowledgeable and informative, but not intrusive. We also all laughed a lot. It was a lovely dinner. We shared the following: - For an appetizer, we shared the caesar salad. - The warm popevers that are served with a lovely butter - We had the 40-day aged bone-in ribeye, accompanied by potato puree, sauteed mushrooms and baby bok choy. One of us felt that the meat seemed a bit oversalted. The other two do not agree with that view! - We also had a lovely red wine, but I can't recall the name of it! - Chocolate brownie bites came at the end of the night (after we said we were too full for dessert....but the bites were a nice touch). They even sent us away with some house-made muffins, which we had for breakfast the next morning. Overall, we really enjoyed our night at Jacob's & Co.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent service and charm whilst not being pretentious, food was incredible and blew all expectations out of the water. Highly recommend for special occasions.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2020

Jacob's is my favorite steakhouse in the world. I've tried many others in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia but Jacob's remains my favorite of all times. The steak are AMAZING, Sides are wonderful, Tableside Caesar salad is fantastic. Service is impeccable. The only "problem"...i can find with this establishment is the price. I know, I know - you get what you pay for. However since I cannot afford to go there as often as I like, it remains a destination for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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NathGiraldo
10 November 2020|
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Response from Hoody M | Reviewed this property |
These days one should make reservations, no matter what restaurant you go to. Some places are closed due to COVID, others may have a limited seats on their patios.
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No, it is inside, but it is perfect.
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lol yeah your joking Right? Jacobs & Co. is a fine dining steak house. They have wine on their menu thatscosts as much as a Wendy’s franchise 😂
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
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